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

Uber Dave Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 8:36 AM
dweimaraner Wrote: 1 hour ago (6:55 AM) "repub senators should be ashamed of themselves. We are at war, vets and active service members are committing suicide at unprecedented rates all under massive budget cuts..." For crying out flippin' loud... ...Idiots like this one VOTED for massive cuts in the military and now their whining about it?

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: