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Tue Jul 16, 2013, 09:38 AM

What's up with Carl Devin (D?-MI). NO on military assault change. NO on fillibuster change. WTF?

Rand Paul, Ted Cruz join Kirsten Gillibrand push on military sexual assault (No Levin, McCaskill)

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But the New York Democrat’s climb remains steep: She’s facing down the full force of the Pentagon’s lobbying machine, a Republican-controlled House cool to her idea and a rival bill backed by fellow Democratic Sens. Carl Levin and Claire McCaskill that aims to stamp out military sexual assault without disrupting the chain of command.

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Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/07/kirsten-gillibrand-military-sexual-assault-94241.html#ixzz2ZDdNPbBA


And then there's:


WASHINGTON — Sen. Carl Levin Tuesday said he will oppose Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s plan to end filibusters of President Obama’s nominees, saying he cannot support an effort by the majority to change the Senate’s rules by “fiat.”

Angered by Republican filibusters, Reid is threatening to use an end-run around the chamber’s arcane debate rules to use a simple majority to change those same rules: something that has been dubbed the “nuclear option.”

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Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/johnstanton/key-democratic-senator-will-oppose-efforts-to-end-filibuster

Does anyone have any thoughts or insights as to what's going on here? Is this just a coincidence, or a trend? Appreciate thoughts here.



edited to correct state!

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Reply What's up with Carl Devin (D?-MI). NO on military assault change. NO on fillibuster change. WTF? (Original post)
chimpymustgo Jul 2013 OP
GeorgeGist Jul 2013 #1
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Bonhomme Richard Jul 2013 #3

Response to chimpymustgo (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2013, 09:41 AM

1. Carl Levin. (D-MI)

Overdosed on vitamin B37?

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Response to GeorgeGist (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 16, 2013, 09:50 AM

2. Thanks, GeorgeGist - I made the correction. Slick reference on B37.

New code for dazed and confused?

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Response to chimpymustgo (Original post)

Tue Jul 16, 2013, 09:54 AM

3. I simply think it's Carl's turn to play......

the foil in the marketed plan to actually do something when you really don't want the status quo to change.
Once again we will hear the "Well, we tried" mantra and at the end of the day we get screwed.
Harry, please prove me wrong.

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