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filibuster -- as in: filibuster in the Senate
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Gone with the Wind
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  • Sometimes when Rhett was alone with them and Scarlett in the next room, she heard laughter and caught fragments of conversation that meant nothing to her, scraps of words, puzzling names—Cuba and Nassau in the blockade days, the gold rush and claim jumping, gun running and filibustering, Nicaragua and William Walker and how he died against a wall at Truxillo.

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  • They threatened a filibuster to defeat the legislation.
  • After the 2008 elections, the Democrats had a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate.

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