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Roadblock thrown in way of Clinton's confirmation

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senator John Cornyn's putting a wrinkle in Hillary Rodham Clinton's seamless path toward confirmation as secretary of state.

Her confirmation will be held up for at least a day because of the Texas Republican's objection to a unanimous consent vote.

A Cornyn spokesman says the senator isn't satisfied with Clinton's responses to concerns over foreign donations to her husband Bill Clinton's foundation.

That means there will have to be a roll-call vote instead of a voice vote. An aide to Senate Majority Harry Reid, says there will be a roll call vote tomorrow, and he predicted "overwhelming bipartisan support at that time."

The Senate does plan to confirm several of President-elect Barack Obama's Cabinet by unanimous vote later today.

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