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Every Book and Article Mentioned During Rand Paul’s Filibuster

U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) leaves after a caucus meeting at the Capitol February 14, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The GOP senators are working to hold up the confirmation vote on former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) to be the next secretary of defense until they get more information from the Obama Administration about last fall's attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya. Rand Paul doing some elevator reading.

Senator Rand Paul uttered a total of 76,470 words during his thirteen-hour-long filibuster on the Senate floor yesterday, and while he didn't read from the phone book, he did fill some of his time along the way by reciting passages from books and articles relating to the legality of the targeted killing of Americans on U.S. soil. (Journalists got a kick out of receiving a name-check on the Senate floor.)

We went through the transcript and pulled out all the pieces Paul mentioned during his filibuster, in case you were looking for some light reading:

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