US Politics

James Stewart in Mr Smith goes to Washington, 1939

James Stewart in Mr Smith goes to Washington, 1939

Yesterday, my 16 year old son was astonished to read that U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who recently entered the race to the White House, talked out for more than 21 hours in 2013 on budget compromise against Obamacare.

Such obstruction is called filibustering, also known as “talking out a bill” or “talking a bill to death.” View more…