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BREAKING: Senate Republicans Block Hagel Confirmation....For Now

The Sloandog Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 7:56 AM
Because hopefully? How many times do you have to be hit over the head with a 2/4 before you learn a lesson?

Senate Republicans have at least temporarily blocked the confirmation of former Sen. Chuck Hagel as the next Secretary of Defense.  Democrats' cloture motion to proceed to an up-or-down vote failed 58-40, with one Senator voting "present."  Achieving cloture requires 60 votes.  Let's be candid: Hagel (a Republican) is unqualified for this job, which is arguably the most important position in a presidential cabinet.  He all but admitted as much during his disastrous Senate hearings last month: