Breaking: Cloture on Levin-Reed amendment fails.

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"Breaking: Cloture on Levin-Reed amendment fails."

By a 52-47 vote, the Senate has failed to garner the necessary 60 votes needed to end debate and proceed with the Levin-Reed amendment to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq.


UPDATE: Bob Geiger and Greg Sargent have more.

UPDATE II: Roll call vote is here. Republican Sens. Olympia Snowe (ME), Susan Collins (ME), Chuck Hagel (NE), and Gordon Smith (OR) voted to kill the filibuster.

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