Chuck Hagel Nomination Faces More Republican Obstacles

Mike O'Brien

Chuck Hagel's confirmation as the new Secretary of Defense was put on hold on Thursday as Republicans said they have enough votes to block the move - for now. Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said the Senate would vote on Friday but was told by GOP leaders that Mr. Hagel would not get the 60 votes needed to move forward. They said they wanted more details about Mr. Hagel’s finances and more information about the U.S. consulate attack in Benghazi, Libya, in which four Americ...
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