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Senate Confirms John O. Brennan as C.I.A. Director

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Via a New York Times news alert:

The Senate on Thursday afternoon approved John O. Brennan’s nomination to lead the Central Intelligence Agency by a vote of 63 to 34. The vote followed a filibuster by Senator Rand Paul, who spent nearly 13 hours on the Senate floor in pursuit of more information about the administration’s domestic drone policy.

After receiving a brief letter from Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. assuring him that the president does not have the “authority to use a drone to kill an American not engaged in combat on American soil,” Mr. Paul declared his effort a success, and ultimately voted to end debate (though against the nomination), bringing the total votes in favor of cloture to 81 over 16 against.

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Video- The Daily Show: Stewart Spanks Lindsey Graham Over Benghazi Bull Crap

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Video- John McCain Loses It On "Meet the Press" 2/13/12

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I'm guessing Grampy needs to check his Depends. There are not enough superlatives to describe what a nasty, vindictive man he is. And he could have been President. Via TP.

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Video- Roy Blunt: Republicans have votes to delay Chuck Hagel nomination

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We try to keep this a fairly SFW blog or I'd tell you exactly what I think of those sniveling, cowardly, imbecilic, bitter old men. Via.

Sen. Roy Blunt signaled Wednesday that there may be enough votes in the Senate to delay debate on the nomination of Chuck Hagel to lead the Pentagon.

Blunt (R-Mo.) said he believed there were 40 votes in the Senate that indicated “it’s too quick to end the debate on this nomination.”

The GOP, which controls 45 votes in the Senate, would need 41 votes to block former Sen. Hagel from hitting the 60-vote threshold that some Republicans have threatened.

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