Paul, Gillibrand Represent the Senate on Time's '100 Most Influential'

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Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., aren't very much alike, but in Time magazine's view, they're among the 100 most influential people.  

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell does not appear on the list, though he wrote the profile for his junior counterpart from Kentucky. McConnell praised Paul  for his willingness to speak to a wide variety of audiences and for avoiding attacks on other members of the party.  

Senate Blocks Gillibrand's Military Sexual-Assault Bill (Updated) (Video)

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Updated 5:04 p.m. | The Senate narrowly blocked Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's bill to remove prosecutorial decisions for military sexual assaults and other felonies from the chain of command.  

The measure failed to advance on a 55-45 vote, five short of the 60 votes needed to limit debate. Seventeen of the chamber's 20 women voted aye, while men opposed the measure 42-38.