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UPDATE: Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul Ends Filibuster

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UPDATE: Senator Rand Paul ends a nearly thirteen hour filibuster blocking Senate confirmation of president's CIA nominee.

From www.nbcnews.com

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Pledging to speak "until I can no longer speak," Kentucky Republican Rand Paul on Wednesday launched a filibuster of the nomination of John Brennan to be the next CIA director, getting assists from a over half dozen other lawmakers over the course of hours standing on the Senate floor. 

The traditional or "talking" filibuster -- dependent on one senator's control of the floor rather than a tally of votes -- continued into its eleventh hour after Democratic Whip Dick Durbin of Illinois objected to Paul's request that the Senate take up a non-binding sense of the Senate resolution stating that the U.S. government cannot target "noncombatants" with drones on American soil.

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