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Washington - Chuck Hagel Confirmed As Defense Secretary

Published on: February 26, 2013 05:01 PM
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Former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) testifies during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on his nomination to be Defense Secretary, on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin LamarqueFormer U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) testifies during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on his nomination to be Defense Secretary, on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Washington - The Senate has voted to confirm Chuck Hagel to be the nation’s next defense secretary.

The vote Tuesday was 58-41, with four Republicans joining Democrats in backing President Barack Obama’s nominee.

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The vote ended a contentious fight over the president’s choice for his second-term national security team.

Republicans opposed the former two-term Republican senator from Nebraska, casting him as out of the mainstream and overly critical of Israel. But Democrats stood together for Hagel, a twice-wounded Vietnam combat veteran.

Hagel will succeed Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, who is stepping down after four years as CIA director and Pentagon chief.

The vote came just hours after Republicans dropped their delay and allowed the nomination to move forward. The Senate vote to end the filibuster was 71-27.


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 Feb 26, 2013 at 05:24 PM Anonymous Says:

By our liberal Jewish politico chuck shumer. It's our fault as we in Brooklyn elected this liberal.

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 Feb 26, 2013 at 06:08 PM victorg Says:

No matter, Lev Adam beyad Hashem. We knew all along where obama stood. Just another anti-semite who miraculously becomes pro Israel once in office.

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 Feb 26, 2013 at 07:10 PM ChachoMoe Says:

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victorg Says:

No matter, Lev Adam beyad Hashem. We knew all along where obama stood. Just another anti-semite who miraculously becomes pro Israel once in office.

Leave AntiSemitism out of the picture; the manner this clown responded to his interview, should scare any American citizen, based on that, he wouldn't have passed for any decent Job!

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 Feb 26, 2013 at 08:43 PM DRE53 Says:

Mazel Tov, Chuck!
May hashem help and guide you in the right direction to keep us all safe.
Sincerely,
DRE53

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 Feb 27, 2013 at 07:15 AM Reb Yid Says:

Now the fun begins. Like John Kerry said, Americans have a right to be stupid. Should make for interesting Cabinet meetings.

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 Feb 27, 2013 at 11:11 AM moish Says:

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Anonymous Says:

By our liberal Jewish politico chuck shumer. It's our fault as we in Brooklyn elected this liberal.

not all of Brooklyn are libreal

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 Feb 28, 2013 at 01:08 PM 1084 Says:

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moish Says:

not all of Brooklyn are libreal

gut gezugt

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