Skip to comments.Senate approves Hagel as new secretary of defense
Posted on 02/26/2013 3:08:11 PM PST by NoLibZone
By Patricia Zengerle
WASHINGTON | Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:47pm EST
(Reuters) - The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Chuck Hagel as President Barack Obama's new secretary of defense, ending an unusually acrimonious confirmation fight.
The Senate voted 58-41 to confirm the former Republican senator as the civilian leader of the Pentagon in a largely party line vote. Just four Republicans joined the Democrats and independents in support of Hagel's nomination.
The Senate had voted earlier on Tuesday to end debate and move forward, almost two weeks after Republicans launched a filibuster to block Hagel's nomination. It was the first time such a procedural tactic had been used to delay consideration of a nominee for secretary of defense.
The battle over Hagel's confirmation, a hard-fought victory for the Obama administration, is one of many bitter partisan struggles between Democrats and Republicans at a time when Congress is widely criticized for its inability to agree on even the most basic measures to run the country.
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While it true that only a small number of the population is Jewish but they have enormous influence in our Media.
See: Harvey Weinstein has Michelle Obama award best picture Oscar 2013
My dad was Haganah.
He warned me never to trust American Jews.
“With the Arabs we know their position, what we don’t know is the American Jew”
ALL ABOARD! OBAMA PALS BACK VIOLENT GAZA FLOTILLA
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What is the surprise
Flash-back to this Gaza flotilla piece that has William Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn and Jodie Evans using a John Kerry letter in support of a humanitarian delegation from Massachusetts in order to cross into Gaza from Egypt.
Just unbelievable that someone like this can get any Republican vote. I am sick.
I can't believe what is happening to this country. If the self-destruction of the United States of America isn't "history", I don't know what is.
Who were the four?
Any bets on enlisted retention rates in a couple of years?
Why are you surprised? It’s all just theater in DC.
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Might as well confirm Jane Fonda for Assistant SecDef while they’re at it.
I’m guessing Bernie Maddoff will be a shoe in for Treasury Sec.
“What difference does it make?” /s
Words fail me....
God help our troops. :(
We need to take back the Senate, elect Republicans, Democrats, anything that believes in America, American values, and constitutional government.
See you Senator on the list voting for this confirmation?
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I knew Hagel would be approved..an Anti American Anti Israel far left kook, how fitting that he will represent the Obama Administration..and of course Dems adore him, he thinks like they think
You can say the same thing about the National Republican Party.
I am retired military. Today I am fearful that my well earned benefits are going to be taken away...They are already making noise about 401ks.
Most American Jews’ religion is their primary motive in life. Too bad their religion is the Democrat Party.
Careful, dude. Your picture is of a Hassid. The ultra-Orthodox are usually not Libs, in my experience. While they are a minority of Jews in American, and most Jews in America are Libs before they are Jews, the Orthodox are quite often very conservative politically.
Your Father was right my Friend. I had the pleasure of visiting Israel twice due to my work. I came away with the understanding that the "American Jew" and most of the Jews in Israel have little in common. And in fact most of the Jews in Israel who agree with those in the US are Liberal Imports.
I have a sad feeling in my Heart for the Friends I made in Israel when I left there.
Rand Paul voted to confirm. I would love to hear his reason. A comparison with his father is obvious, but I would like to hear his own words.