Rand Paul stages 13-hour filibuster

03/7/2013 | CBS News · Washington Post, The · FoxNews.com · National Public Radio

Sen. Rand Paul mounted an old-fashioned filibuster Wednesday, holding the Senate floor for almost 13 hours in a bid to block the confirmation of President Barack Obama's pick to lead the CIA and to highlight the president's policy on the use of drones. Other senators provided gifts of tea and apples, and stepped in to allow Paul brief breaks, before the Kentucky Republican finally ended his marathon speech early this morning. "I'm hopeful that we have drawn attention to this issue, that this issue will not fade away, and that the president will come up with a response," he said.

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