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Sen. Rand Paul Filibuster

March 7, 2013

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) began a filibuster on the nomination of John Brennan to be CIA director. This filibuster began at 11:47 AM on Wednesday, March 6 and has been holding the floor ever since. During the live filibuster it can be viewed here on C-SPAN2. The timeline and the earlier speeches by Paul and others can be seen here in C-SPAN Video Library. Experience this rare live Senate filibuster on C-SPAN2 and watch individual speeches in the C-SPAN Video Library.

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  • Completely agree that this and other issues relating the the use of Drones in US policy, both domestic and foreign must be rigorously examined for ethical and constitutional merit. WE are the terrorists of this world if we persist in these sorts of actions. Is the Taliban using drones against us? The Palestinians? NO . We send drones against people in Pakistan, a country we are NOT AT WAR WITH, and kill women,children, civilians of all sorts. With impunity. And then sit back and wonder why so many hate our nation. Sheesh. A second grader could figure that out.. why can’t our government?

  • Thank you Rand, for standing up for our rights.

  • Several years ago I listened on C-Span to Sessions and Freeh testified before Janet Reno of the need to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate a top secret law enforcement surveillance of about 5 individuals running automatic weapons into the U.S. through LAX. They said the Chinese were tipped off and the individuals under surveillance left the country just days before they were to be picked up by the FBI. Reno denied the request. How can I find the archive of this testimony? It was a live broadcast?

  • I am proud that someone could stand up and actually show courage in the face of such opposition. If we could get even one party of politics to do so, we would be doing better. If we got both to do so, we would again be #1.

  • I’m so glad the TEA party has found a real cause…God love and bless you, Rand…keep up the work. Eugene Robinson even respects what you’re doing..on Mornin’ Joe.

  • This is why we watch and listen to CSPAN.You get to watch history as it’s being made,with no interruptions.Then go back and look at history that has been made,with many of your oustanding series,like the current one about the First Ladies.This is like taking a graduate class in civics and politcal science.Thank you.

  • can I purchase rand pauls filibuster? it is well worth owing.

  • I would like to purchase or at least view the Sen. Rand Paul’s Filibuster of Mach 6, 2013. Can you tell me when it will be available?
    Thank you,
    Mrs. Kathryn Powers

  • Rand was magnificent. Another fine conservative with a spine. It’s great to be in Kentucky.

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