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Former Nebraska Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel, President Barack Obama Former Nebraska Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel, President Barack Obama's choice for defense secretary. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)  

McConnell considers filibuster to block Hagel nomination

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      Vince Coglianese

      Vince Coglianese is the executive editor of The Daily Caller.

      His reporting has received wide coverage, including in the pages of The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The Drudge Report, among others. Vince has appeared as a guest on the Fox News Channel, CNN and CNBC, as well as other cable news networks. Additionally, Vince has been a guest on "The Sean Hannity Radio Show," Sirius XM''s "The Press Pool with Julie Mason," "The Schnitt Show" and Glenn Beck's TheBlaze TV.

      Prior to joining TheDC, Vince was the Web Editor for CarolinaCoastOnline.com, and a radio talk show host for The Talk Station (WTKF/WJNC) in Morehead City, N.C.

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Mitch McConnell has not yet decided whether he will use the power of the filibuster to block President’s Obama nomination of Chuck Hagel for secretary of defense.

In an interview published Saturday by Kentucky news outlet CN|2, the Senate minority leader said his decision on the matter will be forthcoming.

“[Former] Sen. Hagel did not do a very good job before the armed services committee this week,” McConnell said. “I think the opposition to him is intensifying.”

“Whether that means he will end up having to achieve 60 votes or 51 is not clear yet,” McConnell went on, signaling that a filibuster is possible.

“I haven’t announced yet [whether I will oppose him]. I will soon,” said McConnell.

H/T: The Hill

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