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Filibuster Participant Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) Intends to Propose Bill Next Week to Allow Drone Strikes on U.S. Soil for “Imminent Threats”

March 7, 2013

“He added that forthcoming legislation would “make clear” that at no point does the currently-in-effect Authorization for Use of Military Force of 2001 permit the killing of an American on U.S. soil without proof of an imminent threat.”

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President Obama Has Dinner With Republican Senators, Doesn’t Discuss Filibuster

March 7, 2013

“Two of the twelve senators at the dinner — Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., and Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., — aided Paul in the filibuster by asking “questions” that allowed him to take a rest from speaking.”

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The Best of Senator Rand Paul’s Filibuster of CIA Director Nominee Brennan

March 7, 2013

“This will be a blip in his nomination process. But I hope people will see it as an argument for how important our rights are.”

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Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) Introduces Bipartisan Mental Health Background Check Gun Control Bill

March 7, 2013

“It does not address a second loophole in the background check requirements – the gun show loophole – which critics say provides an avenue for people who know they cannot pass a background check to buy firearms.”

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Republican Kentucky Senator Rand Paul-Led Filibuster of CIA Director Nominee John Brennan Ends Short of 13 Hours

March 7, 2013

Senator Rand Paul ended the filibuster of the CIA Director nomination at 12:39 a.m. EST on March 7th, 2013 by yielding the floor to a strong round of applause.

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Filibuster Against CIA Director Nominee John Brennan Enters 10th Hour; 10 Senators Join Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)

March 6, 2013

“Republican Sens. Mike Lee of Utah, Ted Cruz and John Cornyn of Texas, Jerry Moran of Kansas, Saxby Chambliss of Georgia, Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, Marco Rubio of Florida and John Barrasso of Wyoming — as well as Democrat Ron Wyden of Oregon — participated. “

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U.S. General James Mattis Confident in Middle East Presence Despite Sequestration Budget Cuts

March 6, 2013

“Gen. Mattis testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee about the effects of spending cuts on his command. NavyAdm. William H. McRaven, commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, also testified Tuesday.”

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Senate Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) Supports Building Off House Republican Stopgap Spending Bill

March 6, 2013

“The Maryland Democrat has scaled back her plans to substitute a governmentwide omnibus package and is focused instead on writing a hybrid bill that will include full-year budgets for at least several major Cabinet departments beyond Defense and Veterans Affairs.”

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Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) Enters 8th Hour of Filibuster Against CIA Director Nominee John Brennan

March 6, 2013

“Senator Rand Paul, Republican of Kentucky, began an old-school, speak-until-you-can-speak-no-more filibuster on Wednesday just before noon, and was still going strong hours later.”

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U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee Approves John Brennan’s CIA Director Nomination

March 5, 2013

“Although Brennan’s nomination still has to go before the whole Senate, Brennan looks set to join defence secretary Chuck Hagel, secretary of state John Kerry and Treasury secretary Jack Lew in Obama’s new cabinet.”

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U.S. Central Commander Gen. James Mattis: Iran Nuclear Weapon Would Drive At Least One More Sunni-Arab State to Develop Nukes

March 5, 2013

“MATTIS: At least one other [Sunni-Arab] nation has told me they would do that, at a leadership level, they have assured me they would not stay without a nuclear weapon if Iran armed.”

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Congressional Budget Office: 2013 Tax Revenue Projected at Record $2.7 Trillion

March 4, 2013

“Tax revenue will total 16.9 percent of gross domestic product this year, the CBO predicts, compared with 18.5 percent of GDP in 2007. It looks as if it will take another year, until 2014, for tax revenue to get back to 18 percent of GDP, which has been the average level since 1973.”

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Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) Introduces Bill to Cut Congressional Pay During Sequester

March 4, 2013

“McCaskill has successfully prevented several individual yearly pay raises since arriving in the Senate, the most recent in March of 2012. Members of Congress have not received a pay raise since 2009.”

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White House Economic Adviser: President Obama Called Senators on Saturday to Work Out Sequester Compromise

March 4, 2013

“Sperling, the director of Obama’s National Economic Council, told host David Gregory on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that Obama remains hopeful he can find a bipartisan compromise to avert the most damaging impacts of the sequester.”

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Democrats Struggling in Fight For Additional Tax Revenue After Sequester Passes

March 4, 2013

“Republicans now scoff at the idea that the fiscal cliff established any type of precedent when it comes to tapping revenue to cut the deficit. Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, the top Republican on the Finance Committee, dismissed the idea of a precedent as “bull.””

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