Chuck Hagel's nomination for Defense Secretary is looking pretty grim as Senator Harry Reid desperately tries to cobble together 60 votes for his confirmation as a possible Republican filibuster looms.
Senate Republicans are following through on their threat to filibuster former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.), President Barack Obama's nominee for defense secretary, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Thursday morning.
"It is tragic that they have decided to filibuster this qualified nominee," said Reid. "It is really unfortunate."
The significance of Reid's announcement wasn't immediately clear, as he gave...