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Wed Feb 13, 2013, 04:47 PM

Harry Reid Files For Cloture On Hagel Nomination

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IGOR BOBIC 4:18 PM EST, WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 13, 2013

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) filed for cloture on the nomination of Chuck Hagel as the secretary of defense on Wednesday, saying it was the first time in history that such a nomination faced a filibuster.

"What a shame," Reid said on the Senate floor. "But, that's the way it is."

The Senate will vote to end debate on Friday, ultimately requiring 60 votes to proceed to final confirmation.

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Senate leader sets stage for vote on Hagel

BY BY RICHARD LARDNER

TOPICS: FROM THE WIRES, NEWS, POLITICS NEWS

WASHINGTON (AP) ó The Senateís top Democrat has set the stage for a full Senate vote by the end of the week on President Barack Obamaís nomination of Chuck Hagel to be defense secretary.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid filed a motion on Wednesday to limit debate and force a vote on Hagelís nomination. Democrats hold a 55-45 edge in the Senate and have the numbers to confirm Hagel on a majority vote. But they would need the support of five Republicans before an up-or-down vote on the presidentís pick to head the Defense Department would be allowed if the GOP decided to filibuster. Republicans have indicated they might delay a vote.

A divided Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday voted to approve Hagel by a 14-11 vote along partisan lines.

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http://www.salon.com/2013/02/13/senate_leader_sets_stage_for_vote_on_hagel/

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Reply Harry Reid Files For Cloture On Hagel Nomination (Original post)
DonViejo Feb 2013 OP
Lint Head Feb 2013 #1
rateyes Feb 2013 #2
SoCalMusicLover Feb 2013 #3
heaven05 Feb 2013 #4
Phlem Feb 2013 #5
rsmith6621 Feb 2013 #6
The Wizard Feb 2013 #7
hedda_foil Feb 2013 #8
The Wizard Feb 2013 #11
aint_no_life_nowhere Feb 2013 #14
Politicub Feb 2013 #9
another_liberal Feb 2013 #10
Ian Iam Feb 2013 #12
another_liberal Feb 2013 #15
nikto Feb 2013 #13
jpak Feb 2013 #16

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 04:49 PM

1. Harry. It's that way because you let it be that way!

Spine does not exist.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 04:49 PM

2. Harry, YOU are the one who made it so by not enacting sensible filibuster reform. Therefore, Harry,

shut the fuck up with your damned whining about it.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 04:54 PM

3. Never Could Have Seen This Coming

Looking forward to hearing Harry complain about this for the next two years. Who would have thunk it.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 04:56 PM

4. all

responses, true that.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 05:34 PM

5. Apparently Reid's OZ routine is wearing thin.

Must have been the new comers cheering his filibuster bluster. This is nothing new for Reid, I wanted him gone yesterday.

-p

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 05:41 PM

6. 391 Filings



...Since he became Senate majority leader.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 06:18 PM

7. After all this time

Harry hasn't figured out Republicans are Nihilistic sociopaths who can't be trusted. Mitch McConnell hasn't told the truth since he admitted homosexual behavior to get out of the army.

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Response to The Wizard (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 06:42 PM

8. McYertle admitted to "homosexual behavior to get of the army"????

That's a new one for me. My oh my, Andy. Do you have a link?

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Response to hedda_foil (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 10:07 PM

11. The unofficial story is

he got caught giving another guy a hand job in the shower. Mitch said he was helping the guy wash.

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Response to The Wizard (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 06:29 AM

14. That's an absolutely astonishing story that I didn't know about

until your post, with my own follow up with Google. Whether he's gay or not is not what I find striking. It's that apparently he desperately wanted out of the Army in a time of war (Vietnam) after serving only four months and that he used his family's political connections to put pressure on the Army to get discharged. There's apparently a file on the discharge hearing labeled Transcript Of Court Martial that has a very sketchy summary of the proceedings and McConnell never responded to requests to fill in the blanks on what actually occurred.

What I find astonishing is that he's now presiding over the threatened filibuster of a Vietnam war veteran when he himself ducked the war and that the press doesn't seem to see any story there.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 06:44 PM

9. It's his own fucking fault

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 07:17 PM

10. Hagel should be confirmed.

Hagel should be confirmed, he is the President's choice and the right kind of person for that job.

It's Brennan I would filibuster, until they carried me out on a stretcher.

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Response to another_liberal (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 10:19 PM

12. If Hagel is not the next SecDef,

 

then you may as well install Lord Bibi as God Emperor of America.

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Response to Ian Iam (Reply #12)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 08:38 AM

15. The Republicans . . .

The Republicans (and more than a few Democrats) would be quite happy to confirm Netanyahu any time they got a chance, venal panderers that they undoubtedly are.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 03:04 AM

13. This is the very Stupid and SPINELESS, Harry Reid's FAULT!

Chickens--t allies are barely better than enemies.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:17 AM

16. Well DUH Harry

yup

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