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It’s Official: Politicians Are Full Of Hot Air

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Dec. 10 2010, Published 10:36 a.m. ET

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If you didn’t think politicians were full of hot air, here’s the proof: Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont has been speaking for five hours – and counting – on the floor of the U.S. Senate in Washington D.C. in what’s a marathon filibuster against the tax bill.

In the unlikely event you can spare an hour or two, there’s a live stream of the senator's speech here.

Saying he was prepared to speak “as long as possible” against a tax deal between the White House and congressional Republicans, the Senator took to the floor to make the case at 10:30 this morning.

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“You can call what I am doing today whatever you want, you it call it a filibuster, you can call it a very long speech,” Sanders said at the start of his speech. 

“I'm not here to set any great records or to make a spectacle.”

Well, he’s making a spectacle in cyberspace: the Senator is now even trending on Twitter!

We even trawled through the archives and discovered Sanders has a long way to go if he is to indeed become a record breaker.

Senator Strom Thurmond holds the filibuster record at 24 hours, 18 minutes, dating back to 1957, for a civil rights bill — longer than anyone has ever talked about anything in Congress.

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