Rand Paul didn't break any records: history's longest filibusters
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., didn't break any records with his 13-hour filibuster that ended early Thursday morning, but he did become the first politician to read from a Twitter feed during a filibuster.
Paul started the filibuster, an extended debate aimed at delaying a decision, to block President Barack Obama's nomination for a new CIA head, demanding Obama to promise drones would not be used to kill terrorism suspects who are U.S. citizens.
Speaking for 13 hours seems like a big commitment, but it's a small one compared to previous filibusters. Here are the 6 longest filibusters in U.S. history.
- President Monson rededicates Ogden Utah Temple
- Leo Tolstoy's view of Mormons as teaching...
- Sorensen: Rare for both BYU and Utah to be...
- Little Emmanuel's journey home a tale of...
- 'The Locator' Troy Dunn keeps working to...
- BYU moves up one spot in AP poll, heads into...
- The ghosts under our feet: 88...
- Can you pass the U.S. citizenship test?
- Striking or spanking a child is not a... 21
- Yellen says US families need to boost... 10
- Security breached: Intruder gets into... 9
- Thousands march in NYC, around globe... 9
- How much America wants to be taxed 9
- Iranian youth behind 'Happy' video... 8
- It's not just young people —... 7
- Islamic State group calls for attacking... 5