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March 6, 2013

National:

Senate panel expected to vote on CIA nominee


MCT

WASHINGTON —

The Senate Intelligence Committee is expected to vote Tuesday on President Barack Obama's pick to lead the CIA after weeks of wrangling with the White House over access to top-secret information about the use of lethal drone strikes against terror suspects and the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.The committee's chairwoman, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, said the panel would move ahead Tuesday with John Brennan's nomination to lead the spy agency even as Republicans said they were frustrated with the Obama administration's reluctant disclosure of all the records.