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Senate filibusters: The battle continues

According to Senate .gov " On June 12, 1935, the fiery Louisiana senator began what would become his longest and most dramatic filibuster. His goal was to force the Senate's Democratic leadership to retain a provision, opposed by President Franklin Roosevelt, requiring Senate confirmation for the National Recovery Administration's senior employees. His motive was to prevent his political enemies in Louisiana from obtaining lucrative NRA jobs. Huey Long spoke for 15 hours and 30 minutes, the second-longest Senate filibuster to that time." --------Sen. Huey P. Long addresses students at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, in this on Nov. 12, 1934, file photo. A new biography by Richard D. White Jr., "Kingfish: The Reign of Huey P. Long," reveals that Long faced probable federal indictments on tax charges before he was assassinated. (AP Photo)

Senate filibusters: From Huey P. Long to Ted Cruz, the battle continues

Yahoo News

In a victory for Democrats, the Senate has voted to weaken filibusters and make it harder for Republicans to block confirmation of the president's nominees for judges and other top posts.

The mostly party-line vote was 52-48. It came Thursday after a series of procedural moves and angry accusations from both parties' leaders. (AP)
Here's a look back at the politics surrounding filibusters and some famous filibustering Senators.