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The last time filibusters threatened a constitutional meltdown

January 6, 2011 By Lyle Denniston

In May 2005, Republican Senate leaders announced that, if the filibusters continued, they would attempt a drastic procedure – one that soon would be called the “nuclear option.”

10 things you should know about filibusters

January 4, 2011 By Dr. Steve Frank

Who holds the record for the longest filibuster of all time? What landmark bills were halted by a speechifying Senator?

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