How Ted Cruz’s ‘filibuster’ stacks up, in one graph

September 25, 2013

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) just finished his marathon "talking filibuster" (not technically a filibuster, because it's not really delaying a vote) of Obamacare, which started at 2:40 p.m. yesterday afternoon. If it were real, it would still only be the fourth-longest filibuster in history, according to an Associated Press tally that Josh Voorhees at Slate found. Here are its competitors:

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Ezra Klein · September 25, 2013