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Senator Ted Cruz Filibuster Ends; Continuing Senate Coverage on CSPAN

LIVE. Senator Ted Cruz took the floor at 2:40 PM ET and plans to speak “until I am no longer able to stand.” As of 8:40 AM ET Wednesday morning, he will have been speaking for 18hrs. Senator Paul joined Senator Cruz again around 8:20 AM.

UPDATE: Senator Cruz's 21 hr speech has ended. The vote on cloture will be interesting this afternoon: http://www.c-span.org/Live-Video/C-SPAN2/

Congressional Switchboard Number: (202) 224-3121

UPDATE: Technically, this is not a ‘real’ filibuster because Senator Cruz can only control the Senate floor until Wednesday morning. Will he last that long?

More: http://iroots.org/2013/09/24/live-senator-ted-cruz-now-filib...


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Anyone catch neo-conservative Lamar Alexander

Anyone catch neo-conservative Lamar Alexander's stance on defunding?

kind people rock

Wow. Amazing. My damn work

Wow. Amazing. My damn work getting in the way of me being able to watch :( I am keeping my fingers crossed hoping that this works out in a good way..

Homeland security statement: patriotism is now considered terrorism.
I love www.isidewith.com shared it with everyone I know. If anything they realize its not just a red and blue idiot running for reelection.

To hear Harkin talk about how the US govt cares about cancer

victims was just about more than I could stomach. If the government cared about cancer prevention and cure, then FOR ONE, Dr. Burzynski wouldn't have dealt with what he did (a successful physician who is "lucky" he isn't spending his life in prison) - one doctor's story that illustrates numerous despicable practices related to the government and its agencies. [Google "cancer" right here at the DP for some other stories of the governmnet *inhibiting* cancer research or treatments.] Burzynski Movie: Cancer Is Serious BUSINESS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBUGVkmmwbk

The Affordable Health Care Act (Obamacare) furthermore forces citizens to purchase insurance that does not cover the services of so-called "alternative treatments" re cancer or otherwise (considered *alternative* here in the U.S. but not necessarily elsewhere), meaning that those who do not trust the FDA or AMA medicine for especially chronic disorders must pay for the status-quo medical care of others as well as pay for costs for their own family's care out-of-pocket.

Thanks to DP member stillwater for compiling a nice list where cancer is concerned - for those who refuse to go the trad'l route OR who tried unsuccessfully but refuse to give up hope. http://www.dailypaul.com/226732/alternative-cancer-therapies...

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

Keep in mind that some of

Keep in mind that some of those comments are coming from people that are paid to comment. Also, people are more likely to comment if they disagree with something. Also, people are more likely not to comment alternate views if a certain tone has already been established in the comments.

But besides that I would agree that is a difficult task informing the un or mis informed people. It's like trying to teach linear algebra to someone who has not even taken an algebra class. You have to start at basic concepts and work your way up. The comments section of an article is an unideal place for that type of learning experience to take place.

Don't Read Comments on MSM Websites

You're head may explode.

But then again, maybe you should read it and realize that this country is G-O-N-E. I used to always hope and believe it could be saved. I have now moved over into the who gives a shit land because there's no saving it. Thanks Rinos, liberals in the progressive sense, commies/socialists (although they don't have a clue this is what they are) and the overfed pigs of government who make a living sponging their existence of the backs of hard working people. FTUSA!

Obama...is the one....

Who threatened Government Shutdown. The LibTards are trying to sway the public from the actual issue of OBUMMERCARE.

Can anyone explain what this

Can anyone explain what this vote is about?

Shutting Down the Government

Harry Reid just said it's about "shutting down the government".

"Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms."
Ron Paul

I say shut er down! All of

I say shut er down! All of it!

Imagine all the people

Imagine all the people who support individual freedom coming together innovating ways to advance personal freedom. IMAGINE LIBERTARIANS NOT BE CONDESCENDING TOWARDS OTHERS WHO ARE TYRING TO FURTHER LIBERTY.

kind people rock

i agree with cruz 100 percent on this

i agree with cruz 100 percent on this

"He's this eccentric Ghandi-Like figure that you cant touch with the normal bribes that people respond to."
the man Doug Wead on DR. RON PAUL


That's 60 votes? Passed without O care?

"Endless money forms the sinews of war." - Cicero, www.freedomshift.blogspot.com

I think it moves the bill

I think it moves the bill forward with cloture meaning no debate.... and the Democrats have enough votes (51)with no Republicans....(Reid)will remove the defunding before they send it back to the house.

This is a way Rinos can say they voted for defund but, in reality they are voting to allow the removal of defunding.

Ha Ha... where is the opposition to BombCare now?

Wow... the very elevated body floods the Senate Chambers for historical debate... you can hear a pin drop... nobody in the room. So much for a screaming grassroots against Obama care.

You can be sure if the phones were ringing off the hook, every chair in the Senate would be full, and every Senator trying to undue BombCare to secure their reelection!

Schumer sure as hell isnt going to try his fair serving of green

eggs and ham!

Michael Nystrom's picture

Cloture motion begins


The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan Watts

Is this the final cloture

Is this the final cloture vote or will it be on Friday or Saturday?

Sad... McCain plays the war card again, plus

... says we passed it once so it can't be that bad.

Leave it alone. We spent so much time passing it, that it deserves to be imposed upon America! Our importance here in the Senate affords any bill it's permanence!

No, it doesn't matter that we didn't read it!?

The idiocy continues now with Communist Schummer... whose only argument is again, crying 'chicken little'! Amazing... you can actually like serfdom by just... trying it first!

Idiot bills can only be defended by idiot non-arguments!

McCain doesn't sound very sure of himself.

I think the old guard knows that 20 hours of respectful truth is a hard act to follow, using their same old hollow words of their past.

Michael Nystrom's picture

McCain is speaking now

He's got 15 minutes.

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan Watts
SteveMT's picture

How to make time slow to a crawl, even stop at times!

Listen to McCain.

It was not about filibustering. It was a leadership plan...

... to enhance Cruz as the frontrunner, and take out Paul!

Having nothing pressing, they simply gave the 'not-presidentially-qualified' Cruz the floor until he went far longer than Rand... to appear to replace Rand as the frontrunner... then cut him off to go back to eating grapes, drinking wine, and ignoring the 'faint sounds of the rabble serfs far below the lofty clouds upon which they recline'.

Never forget... actors are actors because they convince you they are not!

I agree with DocNo2 below...

"He did not really plan a filibuster which could not be broken without a super majority! It was a talking charade with actors, and the media will proclaim it longer than Rand's... and Cruz the new 'frontrunner'!"


The Republican establishment is feeding the media dirt on Cruz. They hate Cruz. You have no proof. Your are a troll. And you trolls are attempting to keep us paralyzed

When Harry Reid Was Born The Doctor Slapped His Mother

Harry! Vaffanculo!


Reid just called the "so

Reid just called the "so called Tea Party" the new anarchists.

F U Harry Reid.

I think it was a compliment.

I think it was a compliment.

SteveMT's picture

Reid: This has been a waste of time.

What trash!

"Class" vs. "Ass"

Couldn't watch the latter for long...already turned off CSPAN

scawarren's picture

It's over... Reid refused to

It's over... Reid refused to give him anymore time :(

It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. – Mark Twain

Why is Cruz forced to leave the floor?