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February 26, 2010


Bunning Launches One-Man Filibuster

Sen. Jim Bunning (R-KY) began a filibuster late last night "against a bill with several popular provisions aimed at people hit hardest by the recession. So far, he is succeeding," Roll Call reports.

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) organized a group of Democrats "to man the floor for a potential all-night session. But after three hours of often heated debate -- during which Bunning could be heard yelling obscenities at other lawmakers -- Durbin dropped his efforts for the evening shortly before midnight."

The New York Times notes Bunning was determined to thwart the Democrats, saying "I'll be here as long as you are here."














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