Sen. Sanders to celebrate book of 'Filibernie' floor speech

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will celebrate the publication of his new book on Tuesday in Washington, a work based on the historic, eight-hour floor speech he delivered last December known to many by its nickname, the "Filibernie."

Titled, "The Speech: A Historic Filibuster on Corporate Greed and the Decline of our Middle Class," Sanders' book is a transcript of his passionate speech in opposition to President Obama's last-minute tax deal with congressional Republicans, a deal which temporarily extended Bush-era tax cuts.

Sanders' speech attracted nationwide attention, so much so that the Senate TV server was temporarily shut down due to overwhelming demand on its bandwidth. The book was first published this March.

Sanders and his guests will fete the book Tuesday at the popular Washington cafe Busboys and Poets starting at 6:30 p.m.