What we’re reading: Tuesday, July 16, 2013

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FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2010 file photo, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., debates in Troy, N.Y.  Gillibrand was derided as a vulnerable flip-flopper when she...
FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2010 file photo, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., debates in Troy, N.Y. Gillibrand was derided as a vulnerable flip-flopper when she...
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New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand holds a news conference Tuesday on her push for reforms to remove the chain of command from cases involving sexual assaults in the military. The discussion comes one day after Republican Senators Ted Cruz and Rand Paul threw their support behind Gillibrand’s legislation

In The New York Times opinion page: the Times Editorial Board believes the filibuster reforms considered by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid are “modest”. Frank Bruni knocks the “pointless gridlock” in the upper chamber.

What we're reading: Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Updated