The Democrats will retaliate for the Republican blocking. Maybe abolishing the filibuster, maybe by stonewalling something else. The blocking is just another part of the dysfunction inside the US government. Watch for soldiers getting transfers from Arizona and South Carolina - no base closings, just transfers.
Report: Palestinian, 18, killed in clashes with IDF in West Bank (Haaretz)
from the article: U.S. Senate Republicans delay vote on Hagel's nomination