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According to Yahoo's "The Ticket" Reid is planning to ignore the plans of some Republicans to put holds on some of Obama's nominees.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will not honor any "holds" used by Senate Republicans to stall votes on President Barack Obama's nominations to lead the Department of Defense and the CIA, the Nevada Democrat said Tuesday.

"A hold means nothing," Reid said during his weekly press briefing.

South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham had vowed to use a hold—an informal procedure in which senators inform Senate leaders they oppose a bill or nomination reaching the floor in order to stall a vote—on defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel and CIA director nominee John Brennan. ... stopped short of vowing a filibuster.

Reid, who said he planned to schedule a vote on Hagel's nomination later this week, said he would ignore Graham's request.

Of course, Graham is saying he wants to hear more about Benghazi.

I know that there are many who are frustrated by Reid and his failure to reform the filibuster.  I have understood this, because the Senate Republicans have been extraordinarily annoying.  But I have also been a little less harsh in my own view of Reid, because I have thought it was possible that Reid did not have the votes, or that he may have come up with some other ways to get around the problems.

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