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IRRESOLUTE Senate Won’t Vote on Libya Alex Brandon / AP Photo

Senate Won’t Vote on Libya

Does this mean Congress is finally getting serious about reaching a deal on spending reduction and the national debt ceiling? Maybe not, but the Senate is abandoning a planned vote on a resolution authorizing American action in Libya for up to a year. The resolution had been planned for a 5 p.m. vote, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid abruptly yanked it Tuesday afternoon after dozens of Republican senators vowed to vote against it, insisting that the body turn its full attention to debt-wrangling.

July 5, 2011 4:36 PM