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Senate filibusters: From Huey P. Long to Ted Cruz, the battle continues

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Senate filibusters: The battle continues

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In a victory for Democrats, the Senate has voted to weaken filibusters and make it harder for Republicans to block confirmation of the president's nominees for judges and other top posts.

The mostly party-line vote was 52-48. It came Thursday after a series of procedural moves and angry accusations from both parties' leaders. (AP)
Here's a look back at the politics surrounding filibusters and some famous filibustering Senators.

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