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Mitch McConnell extends Rand Paul filibuster: It'll take 60 votes to proceed with Brennan nomination

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If Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., falls asleep or loses his voice, the filibuster of John Brennan for CIA director will continue tomorrow anyway as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., set a 60-vote threshold for the nomination. “[A]t whatever point we get to a cloture vote to extend debate on the nomination of Brennan, it is my view that cloture should not be invoked,” McConnell said while...

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