Yes, Chuck Hagel is being filibustered. Yes, that's unprecedented.

Feb 16, 2013 Full story: www.washingtonpost.com

Whatever Senate Republicans are calling it, what's happening to Secretary of Defense nominee Chuck Hagel right now is a filibuster.

Thursday night, a vote was called to invoke cloture on Chuck Hagelís nomination to become secretary of defense, and thus move to a final confirmation vote. The cloture vote failed. Only 58 senators voted yes, short of the 60-vote cloture threshold, with Sens. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Mike Johanns (R-Neb.), and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) joining a unified Democratic caucus in voting yes. The rest of Hagelís former Republican Senate colleagues voted against him. Given that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) voted no for procedural reasons (it allows him to bring another cloture vote in the future), that puts Hagel only one vote short of breaking a filibuster.

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#1 Feb 16, 2013
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#2 Feb 16, 2013
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