Chuck Hagel Confirmed


The Senate confirmed Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense today. The former Republican Senator was confirmed by a mostly party line vote of 58-41. Senator Lautenburg did not vote. Four Republicans, Cochran, Johanns, Paul, and Shelby, voted for Hagel. All voting Democrats went for Hagel. The four Republicans mostly said voted for Hagel saying that the President should be given leeway on his Cabinet choices.

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Tyler is the chief media reporter for TKNN, with the news organization since its founding in November of 2010. He has previously served as chief political reporter and chief political anchor for TKNN.

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