Filibuster

Jimmy Stewart as Jefferson Smith in scene from movie "Mr. Smith Goes To Washington." (AP Photo)

Senate filibusters rarely follow Hollywood script

WASHINGTON (AP) — Filibusters let minority parties tie the Senate in knots and send majority parties through the roof with frustration. But they seldom involve exhausted senators speaking endlessly on the chamber’s floor. Instead, filibusters, […]

07/15/2013

Dems, GOP may be near end of filibuster dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators may be nearing an end to their partisan dispute over curbing unlimited delays called filibusters. And it probably won’t require senators to debate like the actor Jimmy Stewart did in the movie “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.”

01/23/2013

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