Famous filibusters: Wendy Davis, Strom Thurmond and more
Texas Republican Ted Cruz took control of the Senate floor for more than 21 hours, starting Tuesday. It wasn't technically a filibuster, but it was one of the longest continuous speeches in the history of the Senate. Here are some of the most long-winded and famous filibusters of U.S. history -- including the record-holder.
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Filibuster -- Jimmy Stewart
Jimmy Stewart, as Sen. Jefferson Smith, conducted a filibuster that left him staggering in the 1939 film "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington."