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At 12 hours, 52 minutes, it was well short of breaking into the longest ever, but an old-fashioned filibuster consumed the U.S. Senate on Wednesday (and a little bit of Thursday).

FOX News Radio's Rich Johnson reports from Washington:

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He thought about trying to break Strom Thurmond's record of 24 hours of non-stop talking.

(Sen. Paul) "But I've discovered that there are some limits to filibustering, and I'm going to have to go take care of one of those in a few minutes here."

So Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul ended his filibuster at just under 13 hours.

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Paul held up Senate consideration of the nomination of John Brennan to head the CIA to protest the Obama Administration's position that it has the right to kill the enemies of America who happen to be Americans, and to do it within the U.S.  The White House says it's never conducted such operations, nor does it intend to.

In Washingon, Rich Johnson, FOX News Radio.