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Filibuster Broken: Senate Overwhelmingly Advances Hagel to Final Vote -- UPDATE: Hagel Confirmed

indy2012 Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 2:58 PM
agreed...i still don't understand why our leaders need to promise to protect another country...they have some of the best trained fighters in the world, they do not need our help....

The Senate GOP's temporary opposition to President Obama's nominee for Defense Secretary is over.  Eighteen Republicans joined lock-step Democrats in clearing the way for an up-or-down vote on Chuck Hagel, whose confirmation later today is now all but assured.  Hagel's hostility toward our closest ally in the Middle East, offensive comments about "the Jews," embarrassing confirmation hearings,