David Welna http://michiganradio.org en Brothers Levin Near The End Of A 32-Year Congressional Partnership http://michiganradio.org/post/brothers-levin-near-end-32-year-congressional-partnership During President Obama's speech Tuesday night, Sen. Carl Levin will be doing what he's done at every State of the Union for decades: sitting with his older brother and fellow Michigan Democrat Rep. Sandy Levin.<p>No two siblings in the nation's history have served longer than the 32 years the brothers Levin have been together in Congress. Both have held powerful committee chairmanships.<p>But this will be their last State of the Union together. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 21:32:58 +0000 David Welna 16216 at http://michiganradio.org Brothers Levin Near The End Of A 32-Year Congressional Partnership In Congress, A Bipartisan Push For Afghan Drawdown http://michiganradio.org/post/national-congress-bipartisan-push-afghan-drawdown Growing numbers of lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are balking both at the length of the war in Afghanistan and its cost.<p>Late last month, a few weeks after U.S. forces killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, the Republican-run House voted on a bipartisan amendment aimed at hastening an end to the war in Afghanistan. To the surprise of many, it fell just six votes shy of passing.<p>Rep. Wed, 22 Jun 2011 17:22:11 +0000 David Welna 2989 at http://michiganradio.org