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Not Yet: GOP filibuster holding; Reid moves up Hagel cloture vote to 4:15
Foreign Policy ^ | 2-14-2013 | Kevin Baron

Posted on 02/14/2013 12:53:24 PM PST by smoothsailing

Not Yet: GOP filibuster holding; Reid moves up Hagel cloture vote to 4:15

By Kevin Baron Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 3:25 PM

Chuck Hagel will not be defense secretary this week.

The Republican filibuster proving unbreakable, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (R-NV) moved up a now symbolic cloture vote to be held at 4:15 on Thursday. Three Republicans said they would ultimately vote to allow a final vote on Hagel’s nomination, but not until after next week’s recess.

“That’s too bad,” said Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, who called the delay “a mistake.”...

(Excerpt) Read more at e-ring.foreignpolicy.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 113th; hagel; secdefhagel

1 posted on 02/14/2013 12:53:29 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
Three Republicans said they would ultimately vote to allow a final vote on Hagel’s nomination, but not until after next week’s recess.

Wonder what pork they're holding out for? Only Harry Reid knows...

2 posted on 02/14/2013 1:06:20 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: smoothsailing

What 3 “GOP-e ers” I see Johanns and Collins(=2) who else?


3 posted on 02/14/2013 1:08:14 PM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: smoothsailing

Send Collins packing.


4 posted on 02/14/2013 1:10:32 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: US Navy Vet

McCain?


5 posted on 02/14/2013 1:12:07 PM PST by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: US Navy Vet

McCain?


6 posted on 02/14/2013 1:12:21 PM PST by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: US Navy Vet

Is Snowe still in there?


7 posted on 02/14/2013 1:13:28 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Thad Cochran is the third, IIRC.


8 posted on 02/14/2013 1:13:38 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: ScaniaBoy

Na, I think McPain is on the right side of this one(for once). I think he REALLY doesn’t like Hagal.


9 posted on 02/14/2013 1:14:45 PM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: smoothsailing

“Thad Cochran” o ok!


10 posted on 02/14/2013 1:16:54 PM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet
Na, I think McPain is on the right side of this one(for once). I think he REALLY doesn’t like Hagal.

Let's hope so.

11 posted on 02/14/2013 1:21:05 PM PST by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: smoothsailing
The Republican filibuster proving unbreakable, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (R-NV) moved up a now symbolic cloture vote to be held at 4:15 on Thursday.
12 posted on 02/14/2013 1:26:33 PM PST by fso301
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To: smoothsailing

Sadly, it’s never a question of if the pubbies will cave....only when they will cave


13 posted on 02/14/2013 1:34:05 PM PST by wny
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To: fso301

That’s funny, didn’t notice that when I did the copy and paste!


14 posted on 02/14/2013 1:35:23 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: COBOL2Java
Wonder what pork they're holding out for? Only Harry Reid knows...

Exactly.

I don't know who these Pubbies think they're fooling or impressing but it sure ain't me.

Why didn't they put up this much fight over something important, like I don't know, raising taxes recently (letting the Bush tax rates expire)?

Ultimately, and honestly, what does this particular fight mean, or what were they trying to accomplish? Make Repubs look even more obstructionist?

For every day since this has started I've remained unimpressed at this colossal waste of time. After all, since when, in recent history, has a presidential cabinet appointment been defeated in the Senate? And for what valid reason did it ever occur beyond mere political posturing?

This is just a perfect example of how ineffective and irrelevant all of Congress has become. They waste time on endless political posturing a and let projects and never get anything substantial done. At least nothing that actually HELPS the country.

15 posted on 02/14/2013 1:38:05 PM PST by FourtySeven (47)
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To: smoothsailing

Cochran, Collins voted yes...


16 posted on 02/14/2013 1:41:19 PM PST by rainee (Her)
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To: rainee

Dem Murkowski voted Yes...missed Johanns but think No


17 posted on 02/14/2013 1:46:54 PM PST by rainee (Her)
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To: All

Cloture vote fails, Hagel twisting slowly........Harry Reid extremely disappointed.


18 posted on 02/14/2013 2:04:52 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: US Navy Vet

Pascagoula ship construction (of course) a “special deal....!”


19 posted on 02/14/2013 2:14:34 PM PST by ExSES (the "bottom-line")
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To: US Navy Vet

Pascagoula ship construction (of course) a “special deal....!”


20 posted on 02/14/2013 2:15:06 PM PST by ExSES (the "bottom-line")
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To: US Navy Vet

I think the report is referring to 3 MORE, not just the ones that voted AYE today.


21 posted on 02/14/2013 2:17:43 PM PST by Cboldt
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