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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of filibuster.

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Examples

  • The only reason Alito would be filibustered is because that would be the oppositions only way to keep him from comming to an up or down vote.

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  • Our Senate has more than 100 bills that the House has passed sitting in committees or "filibustered".

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  • I'll never forget walking through the press corps in the East Room after Obama's first press and hearing one of the more famous reporters bitching to other reporters that Obama "filibustered" his answers.

    Senate Republicans are filibustering Sebelius

  • Known as budget reconciliation, the shortcut would permit lawmakers to roll Obama's health-care proposals into a bill that cannot be filibustered, meaning Democrats could push it through the Senate with 51 votes, instead of the usual 60 ...

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  • The shortcut, known as "budget reconciliation," would allow Obama's health and energy proposals to be rolled into a bill that cannot be filibustered, meaning Democrats could push it through the Senate with 51 votes, instead of the usual 60.

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  • Did anyone Notice that the Party of NO once again "filibustered" another Bill involving Health Care.

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  • We were trying to create what is now the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission—they filibustered it.

    The Good Fight

  • We had good legislation to create a federal consumer protection agency—they filibustered it.

    The Good Fight

  • But Allen immediately noticed a flaw: A resolution that does not contain a constitutional question can be debated—that is, filibustered—and he asked Rockefeller to divide our resolution into two parts so that he could debate part one.

    The Good Fight

  • Nor would Congress have acted to do this; southern senators successfully filibustered any civil rights legislation for years.

    The Conservative Assault on the Constitution

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