Longest Senate filibusters in history

POSTED: 12:38 PM PDT Mar 11, 2013    UPDATED: 09:07 AM PDT Sep 25, 2013 

Sen. Ted Cruz carried on his advocacy for the defunding of "Obamacare" for almost 22 hours before finally ending on Wednesday. Though Cruz's effort was technically not a filibuster, take a look at the longest Senate filibusters in history.

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The Oregon Democrat's talkathon in 1953 railed against a bill to give states control over oil leases. (Pictured here with former President Lyndon B. Johnson on the right)


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