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Clapp-er off, Clap-per on

NBC's Ken Strickland reports that after receiving a report he requested "nearly one year ago," Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has released his hold on Lt. Gen. James Clapper's nomination for the Director of National Intelligence. The nomination cleared the Intelligence Committee last month and awaits action by the full Senate.

"This report confirms Senator McCain's longstanding concerns about the poor oversight and cost overruns in intelligence technology programs," said the senator's spokeswoman Brooke Buchanan. "Senator McCain will continue to fight to ensure American taxpayer dollars are used efficiently and effectively to strengthen our national security."