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Wed Feb 13, 2013, 02:31 PM

Blunt says Senate repubs have the votes to keep the Senate from debating Hagel

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/blunt-gop-has-votes-to-delay-hagel-nomination

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Reply Blunt says Senate repubs have the votes to keep the Senate from debating Hagel (Original post)
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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 02:33 PM

1. Mr. Blunt is therefore

going to be getting an email from this constituent, suggesting he vote for Mr. Hagel.

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Wed Feb 13, 2013, 03:04 PM

2. Saw that this morning. I think it's one of three things: They have dirt, or think they're

going to find dirt (obviously they are still obsessively searching) to justify a filibuster. 2--they want to delay through the end of February (to weaken Obama's/Hagel's/Dems' resolve and find more dirt) or 3--they want to do some last minute horse-trading and deals before Harry calls the vote. Blunt had previously said he would not filibuster, so I don't know if this was a planned move to surprise Dems, or something new has come up, or if just the threat of a filibuster is intended to give these crying babies something they want in return. Edit to add, I see Rand Paul is holding up Brennan's nomination because of drones or something.

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