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Senate advances debt ceiling bill (Cornyn, McConnell give cloture to Reid)
Politico ^ | 2/12/14 | BURGESS EVERETT and MANU RAJU

Posted on 02/12/2014 12:33:38 PM PST by jimbo123

In a suspenseful vote, the Senate agreed to advance legislation that would lift the debt ceiling into 2015.

The procedural hurdle was full of drama as Republicans were reluctant to provide the five votes needed to move forward with the bill. Ultimately, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) — both of whom are up for reelection this year and face primary challengers — voted to advance the debt hike measure.

The procedural vote will almost certainly be fodder in their reelection races.

The chamber ultimately passed the bill 55-43 in a vote that only required a simple majority.

After the House passed the same bill largely on the backs of Democrats on Tuesday, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) demanded the 60-vote threshold on the debt hike, which meant that five Republican senators needed to side with Democrats to push through the measure.

But that proved difficult on Wednesday as senators rushed to try and approve the bill before getting out of town before a snowstorm was expected to hit.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cloture; cornyncloture; johncornyn; mcconnellcloture; mitchmcconnell

1 posted on 02/12/2014 12:33:38 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

mcconnell, cornyn and who else gave cloture?


2 posted on 02/12/2014 12:35:50 PM PST by dadfly
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To: jimbo123

Waving the white flag.


3 posted on 02/12/2014 12:36:06 PM PST by Daveinyork
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To: jimbo123

Isn’t this rather like riding the bomb to oblivion in Dr. Strangelove?


4 posted on 02/12/2014 12:37:52 PM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: dadfly
Roll Call ‏@rollcall 1m Via @cimarcos, Repubs who voted yes on cloture: Barrasso Collins Corker Cornyn Flake Johanns Hatch Kirk McCain McConnell Murkowski Thune
5 posted on 02/12/2014 12:38:18 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

We all need to remember how Cruz is putting it all on the line the first time and support him. This is really a profile in courage, considering all the forces which can marshalled against him and the pressure he is surely under.


6 posted on 02/12/2014 12:39:41 PM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: jimbo123

Those twelve traitors aren’t fit to shine the shoes of Ted Cruz.


7 posted on 02/12/2014 12:42:31 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jimbo123

This article can’t be true. Cornyn is running a radio ad that says “Cornyn stands up against Obama every day.”


8 posted on 02/12/2014 12:42:58 PM PST by paint_your_wagon
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9 posted on 02/12/2014 12:45:17 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: jimbo123

i see. the ususal suspects. they did it so fast, i didn’t even get a chance to fax and call. shoot.


10 posted on 02/12/2014 12:47:31 PM PST by dadfly
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To: jimbo123

Sen. Ted Cruz is brilliant. He forced that quisling, Cornyn, to commit primary suicide by voting to sellout conservatives and giving Reid another
victory. Texas TEA Partiers will be lined up to fire Cornyn in the March primary.


11 posted on 02/12/2014 12:47:43 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: paint_your_wagon
Cornyn is running a radio ad that says “Cornyn stands up against Obama every day.”

John Cornyn is "The Terra Cotta Senator".

Which of these two is more successful in standing up to Obama? Help me out...I can't decide.

12 posted on 02/12/2014 12:48:08 PM PST by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: Aria
Isn’t this rather like riding the bomb to oblivion in Dr. Strangelove?

Yeah, but they have an "R" after their names, so it's OK. After all, it's the best option available. Not necessarily our most desired option. < / incrementalist RINO font off >

13 posted on 02/12/2014 12:51:24 PM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: DJ MacWoW

The 5 year long, lopsided power struggle continues on the now shredded Congressional Field of Battle in the District of Corruption, along the muddy banks of De Nile River.

The simple goal of the much-praised Left Team, also called “Democrats,” as stated by their team captain B. Hussein Soetoro-Obama is to “Fundamentally change the United States of America.”

The multiple, and very complex goals of the Right Team, as yet unstated but consistently acted out by Special Wrongway RINO Defense Squad Co- Captains John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Kevin McCarthy and Pete Roskam is to DO NOTHING that will irritate the Left Team.

The Right Team is also known by the name “Republicans,” a nostalgic name from a long-past time when there was “Liberty and Justice for all.”

The Left Team has a single Offense Squad with All Democrat Stars from many Schools of Higher Government Learning, to name just a few:
* Department of Gestapo Justice, (DOGJ);
* National Spy On U., (NSOU);
* Interrogate Ream Sue U., (IRSU)
* Reid Barrycade Senate Universal, (RBSU).

The Left Team always runs down the Congressional Field of Battle together, and has been admiringly nicknamed “ District of Corruption, United.”

The Right Team has never allowed the many Constitutional Offense Squads onto the Congressional Field of Battle, due to well-timed and strongly worded objections from many RINO luminaries such as Loser Emeritus, “Wacko Birds” McCain.

After a recent weekend, group-hug, bonding session, many caucus meetings, and private deal-making, Lead Co-Captain John Boehner picked up the ball yesterday and ran down the Congressional Field of Battle to score a goal for the Left Team.

Thanks to the RINO Defensive actions of “Wrongway” Boehner and his ‘gang of 27,’ an additional 1 to 4, (nobody is really sure), TRILLION dollars will be added to the National Poverty Debt Game Clock.

Co-Captain “Wrongway” Boehner was assisted by 27 Members of the Special Wrongway RINO Defense Squad.

Needless to say, “Wrongway” Boehner and his ‘gang of 27’ made no contact with any of the Left Team Members.

Time will tell if donations to the Special Wrongway RINO Defense Squad, (SWRDS), will increase or decrease before the Championship Game in November, 2014.


14 posted on 02/12/2014 12:51:53 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Night Hides Not

At least a statue won’t reach across the aisle to save a rat.


15 posted on 02/12/2014 12:54:12 PM PST by paint_your_wagon
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To: paint_your_wagon

cornyn stands up to obama after he kneels down and services him.


16 posted on 02/12/2014 12:59:04 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: mrsmel

He has my vote for President.


17 posted on 02/12/2014 12:59:25 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: Aria
Isn’t this rather like riding the bomb to oblivion in Dr. Strangelove?

There is a difference. Colonel T. J. Kong didn't intentionally ride the bomb to oblivion.

18 posted on 02/12/2014 1:23:07 PM PST by Scoutmaster (I'd rather be at Philmont)
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To: jimbo123

If these clowns would do their job, everything would not be a crisis. I would love to be able to set a budget ceiling, and then try to pretend I was going to have the money. Most of us look at the money available and plan around it. These people are supposed to be guarding our money, but instead, they are spending our great, great, grand children’s money.


19 posted on 02/12/2014 1:27:27 PM PST by snowtigger
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To: jimbo123
I have to admit Murkowski is a Senator from my state.The &itch was elected by the Dems in Alaska when she ran as an independent against Joe miller and an unelectable Dem. My message to her: Senator murkowski, I pledge to spend a lot of time and some money to see you defeated. If you get the nomination, I will, for the first time in my life, vote for the Democrat. I would vote Ind, but that would be one more chance for you to win, I would feel terrible if you were re-elected by one vote.

You, along with your old man , have sold out Alaska at every chance you could find. It is time for it to stop. If someone will name the place and time, i will bring the tar, someone else will surely bring the feathers.

20 posted on 02/12/2014 1:43:07 PM PST by snowtigger
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To: snowtigger

I’m still blown away that she was able to win a state election as a write-in candidate. That has to be incredibly rare in the modern era.


21 posted on 02/12/2014 1:46:58 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: nascarnation

She violated every rule about write-in elections. The Dems ran a full blown campaign of destruction about Joe Miller, and spent hundreds of thousands promoting ‘THE KOW’. When the election results were contested, a sympathetic liberal judge and supreme? court decided the rules were not serious enough to warrant overturning “the will of the people”. Add to that she courted the “village vote” of native people, by promising to thwart any move by Whitey to oppose their will. Melanin strikes again.


22 posted on 02/12/2014 6:45:36 PM PST by snowtigger
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