Chuck Hagel Confirmed as Secretary of Defense
Hagel has been confirmed as U.S. Secretary of Defense, ending a long seesaw battle over his nomination. The Senate moments ago voted 58 to 41 in favor of confirming Hagel.
Hagel Cloture Vote Passes
Hagel’s nomination will now come to a full vote in the Senate, where it is expected to pass with a simple majority of all 55 Democrats (including affiliated Independents) and at least two Republicans.
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Senate to Hagel: Come back next week
Cloture measure fails with only 58 votes in favor.
Hagel passes committee on party-line vote
Sets stage for showdown over a proposed filibuster by Senate GOP.
Hagel committee vote Tuesday
The troubled path to the head of the Defense Department will reach a critical hurdle.
Smooth sailing for Brennan in Senate CIA hearing
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Brennan hearing off to soft start
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Obama finds Dems, liberals wavering on Brennan
Some long-deferred criticism over the use of drones.
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