Approaching 12 hour mark, Paul-led filibuster continues

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Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul pledged to filibuster the nomination of John Brennan to be the next CIA director “until I can no longer speak.” 

With the twelve-hour mark in sight, after assists from more than a half dozen colleagues along the way, he showed little sign of stopping. 

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Obama taps John Brennan to be next CIA director, White House officials say

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WASHINGTON — Counterterrorism adviser John Brennan will be nominated as director of the Central Intelligence Agency by President Barack Obama, White House officials told NBC News on Monday.