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Udall squares off with Kerry over Syria

Udall squares off with Kerry over Syria

In a day where Secretary of State John Kerry and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel faced questions from his former colleagues in the Senate, the exchange between Kerry and U.S. Senator Tom Udall was one of the most noteworthy. Udall, who voted against going to war in Iraq, also seems to be leaning towards voting against military action in Syria. A video of the at-times contentious exchange in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is available below. General … Read entire article »

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Udall’s office says Hagel filibuster may show more need for reform

Udall’s office says Hagel filibuster may show more need for reform

Nearly all Republican Senators voted to delay the confirmation of Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense on Thursday. The Republican Senators denied that it was actually a filibuster. The Washington Post has an explanation on what is exactly going on. Sarah Binder, an expert on legislative politics at George Washington University, explains what looks to be a distinction without a difference. “Technically, there’s no hard or fast definition of what constitutes a filibuster,” said Binder. “There’s just … Read entire article »

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