Remembrance of Filibusters Past Since the Senate is maneuvering over the filibuster, we take a moment to remember past Senate efforts to talk proposals to death. Sen. Al D'Amato once spoke for more than 15 hours, breaking into song at one point. Sen. Huey Long managed 15-and-a-half hours -- filling part of the time with recipes for fried oysters. Wayne Morse once spoke for 22 hours, while Strom Thurmond managed 24 -- protesting civil rights by reading every state's election law.
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Remembrance of Filibusters Past

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Since the Senate is maneuvering over the filibuster, we take a moment to remember past Senate efforts to talk proposals to death. Sen. Al D'Amato once spoke for more than 15 hours, breaking into song at one point. Sen. Huey Long managed 15-and-a-half hours — filling part of the time with recipes for fried oysters. Wayne Morse once spoke for 22 hours, while Strom Thurmond managed 24 — protesting civil rights by reading every state's election law.