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a legislator who gives long speeches in an effort to delay or obstruct legislation that he (or she) opposes

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(law) a tactic for delaying or obstructing legislation by making long speeches

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Filibustering, hansard, caucus and boondoggle were all terms included in the quiz.
This relieved a filibustering senator of the job of having to talk through the night and it relieved his colleagues of their frustration.
2) However, the Republican minority was filibustering their confirmation.
He said the Government will not ask for more interim funding as such a move could prolong the filibustering.
Are the new Senate rules on filibustering a step in the right direction, as analyst Darrell West argues, or a "raw exercise of political power," as Republican Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee claims?
Finally, if reformers really wanted to increase the pain involved in filibustering, so as to make it less common, they could eliminate the "two-track" system, which allows a filibuster to continue while other necessary action on other measures is taken.
I've discovered that there are some limits to filibustering and I'm going to have to take care of one of those in a few minutes here," he joked.
Immediately after blocking Chuck Hagel's nomination, top Republicans took to the Senate floor Thursday to claim that, no, they were not filibustering.
further debate and filibustering may consist in the intentions of the
At that time, Senate Democrats were filibustering judicial nominees submitted by President George W.
This guide to filibustering in the US Senate provides a comprehensive examination of the history and process of this rare and powerful parliamentary procedure.
Bernie Sanders, Independent from Vermont (and a Jew), is filibustering the deal.
Wawro, who coauthored a 2006 book on the topic, says the threat of filibustering has become routine and that building a "supermajority" of 60 votes or more for cloture, which automatically ends debate on a bill and puts it to vote, is the name of the game.
There's nothing in [the agreement] that prevents us from filibustering somebody that's extreme, whether it's on the district court, on a circuit court or the Supreme Court," he said.