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START Moves Ahead

By a 67-28 vote, the Senate just decided that the New START arms agreement with Russia will be brought to the floor later today or tomorrow for an up-or-down vote on ratification.

The vote effectively ended debate on the pact.

And as we reported earlier, enough Republicans have now said they will vote "aye" to ratify that treaty.

According to the Associated Press:

"Almost a dozen Republicans joined all the Democrats in calling for an end to the debate. Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton were at the Capitol lobbying lawmakers."