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Senator Rand Paul Launches Patriot Act Filibuster

A U.S. lawmaker has halted Senate proceedings by exercising his right to speak uninterrupted on the chamber floor as long as he is physically capable of doing so. Republican Rand Paul began a “talking filibuster” Wednesday to protest any congressional attempt to renew the Patriot Act, a law enacted after the attacks of September 11, 2001, that grants the U.S. government broad powers to probe and prevent terrorist plots. “I will not let the Patriot Act, the most unpatriotic of acts, go...

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