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Sen. Strom Thurmond, D-SC, gives a wave as he leaves the Senate chamber, August 29, 1957 at end of his 24 hour, 19 minute one-man filibuster against the compromise civil rights bills.

The record that beat Rand Paul's 13-hour filibuster, and why it matters today

03/07/13 02:55PM

While much of the beltway media is buzzing about Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul's 13-hour filibuster, he came nowhere near the record holder. “I would try to go another 12 hours and try to break Strom Thurmond’s record, but there are some limits to filibustering and I am going to have to go take care of one of those here,” Paul said in the final minutes of his filibuster of CIA chief nominee John Brennan. read more

File Photo: The President's Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett attends the Nevada Women Vote 2012 Summit on August 25, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event focused on rallying support for President Obama's re-election.  (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images...

Obama is 'pretty tenacious and he's not about to give up now'

03/06/13 10:08PM

On Thursday President Obama is set to mark a milestone for women's rights as he signs the renewal of the Violence Against Women Act into law. Republicans blocked the legislation for nearly a year, with only a minority of House Republicans eventually relenting and joining with Democrats to pass it into law. Most opponents took issue with the bill's expanded protections for groups including Native Americans and the LGBT community. read more

President Barack Obama  (Photo by Susan Walsh/AP Photo)

Fox News chief calls Obama 'lazy' - Did he go too far?

03/06/13 09:11PM

According to an upcoming Vanity Fair article, Fox News chief Roger Ailes had this to say about President Obama. “Obama’s the one who never worked a day in his life. He never earned a penny that wasn’t public money. How many fund-raisers does he attend every week? How often does he play basketball and golf? I wish I had that kind of time. He’s lazy, but the media won’t report that.” Read more about what Ailes had to say about other top Democrats. read more

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