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February 14, 2013 11:09 pm

Senate Republicans Temporarily Block Chuck Hagel’s Nomination

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Former U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel. Photo: Wikipedia.

Wall Street Journal – Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked, at least temporarily, Chuck Hagel’s nomination to be defense secretary, leaving him damaged and offering the latest example of how fierce the partisan divide has become in Congress.

The procedural vote, a highly unusual step for a cabinet selection, means that Mr. Hagel’s nomination has stalled but not failed. Still, the delay gives opponents more time to seek material to undermine the nomination of Mr. Hagel, a Vietnam combat veteran and former GOP senator from Nebraska, and adds to the rancor in Congress.

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