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Senate blocks Chuck Hagel nomination -- for now

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Senate Republicans have voted to block the nomination of Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense, although he could still be confirmed in a vote after the Senate comes back from its Presidents’ Day break. The final vote was 58 to 40, with Senator Orrin Hatch voting present, but Democrats needed the support of 60 Senators to proceed to a final vote. The most interesting vote was Sen. Rand Paul. Ever...

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