Senate GOP denied on spending filibuster attempt — Andrew Taylor

The 60-34 vote met the minimum threshold to end the GOP filibuster. A final vote was set for Sunday afternoon to send the measure to President Barack Obama.

Democrats held the vote open for an hour to accommodate Independent Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, an Orthodox Jew who walked more than three miles to the Capitol to vote on the Sabbath after attending services at his synagogue in the city’s Georgetown neighborhood. Lieberman wore a black wool overcoat and brilliant orange scarf – as well as a wide grin – as he provided the crucial 60th vote.

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