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Senate moves to final vote on
confirming Hagel for Defense

The Hill (Wash.DC), by Jeremy Herb & Ramsey Cox

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Posted By:BuckeyeRon, 2/26/2013 1:44:34 PM

The Senate voted Tuesday to end debate and move to a final vote on former Sen. Chuck Hagel’s confirmation as Defense secretary. The 71-27 vote paves the way for a final up-or-down vote on Hagel later Tuesday, and comes after the first-ever filibuster of a Defense Department nominee earlier this month. Eighteen Republicans voted with Democrats to break the filibuster and end debate, and at least a few of them are expected to support Hagel in a final vote. Sixty votes were needed to end debate. All but four Republicans blocked Hagel’s nomination two weeks ago.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: yuban, 2/26/2013 1:51:15 PM     (No. 9197394)

The GOP selling out once again. I suppose you Moderates out there will say they have to pick their fights. Well, this fight was worth picking and they could have won, if they wanted to. Today´s GOP is all talk and no action. Well, no action in favor of America.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: TXknitter, 2/26/2013 2:04:09 PM     (No. 9197417)

Republicans who vote in the affirmative (and I don´t care what what squirrelly excuse they offer) is equally complicit in the responsibility for Hagel´s tenure as Defense Secretary.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: horacer, 2/26/2013 2:11:04 PM     (No. 9197443)

With 55 Democrats you could never beat Hagel. The old timers who´ve been in DC forever will always give a cabinet secretary a straight up vote. Alexander, Hatch, McCain, ...

The newer Senators, Rubio, Scott, Paul, Johnson, Toomey, Cruz, Lee, Fischer all voted no.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: frenesi1, 2/26/2013 2:21:01 PM     (No. 9197465)

Republicans are absolutely worthless.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: congaree53, 2/26/2013 2:25:59 PM     (No. 9197474)

Fine with me. I do not mind Obama sticking it to neocons like Bill Kristol. Quoting brother Pat Buchanan ".. if Republicans wish to remain a viable party, they cannot delegate these decisions to the “We-are-all-Georgians-now!” crowd that plunged us into Iraq and is bawling for intervention in Syria and war on Iran. The GOP desperately needs a credible, countervailing voice to the uber-hawks whose bellicosity all but killed the party in the Bush era."

"Obama is president because of them. And his most popular act, according to voter surveys from 2012? Ending the war in Iraq."



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Reply 6 - Posted by: dman, 2/26/2013 2:32:33 PM     (No. 9197482)

No surprise from the GOP "cave"-men.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Penney, 2/26/2013 2:43:56 PM     (No. 9197493)

...Beltway dem pols are even, ´worthless-er!´

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Safari Man, 2/26/2013 2:52:41 PM     (No. 9197505)

I think at this point the gop is nicely positioned to say, SITYS. Almost any mistake Hagel makes, no matter how small, will be a good talking point for the gop. As a result, I see a lot of upside to letting him through, and it could well make Hagel walk a very tight rope.


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Reply 9 - Posted by: Foggybottom, 2/26/2013 3:00:36 PM     (No. 9197513)

Here´s the list of Republicans who voted for cloture:
Alexander (R-TN), Yea
Ayotte (R-NH), Yea
Blunt (R-MO), Yea
Burr (R-NC), Yea
Chambliss (R-GA), Yea
Coburn (R-OK), Yea
Cochran (R-MS), Yea
Collins (R-ME), Yea
Corker (R-TN), Yea
Flake (R-AZ), Yea
Graham (R-SC), Yea
Hatch (R-UT), Yea
Johanns (R-NE), Yea
McCain (R-AZ), Yea
Murkowski (R-AK), Yea
Sessions (R-AL), Yea
Shelby (R-AL), Yea
Thune (R-SD), Yea


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Reply 10 - Posted by: PI65, 2/26/2013 3:02:51 PM     (No. 9197516)

We need to focus on issues we can win. The stupid party strikes again.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: BuckeyeRon, 2/26/2013 4:41:10 PM     (No. 9197654)

Live CSPAN streaming link: http://www.c-span.org/Live-Video/C-SPAN2/

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Reply 12 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 2/26/2013 4:51:07 PM     (No. 9197661)

I hate to tell you I told you so, but I TOLD YOU SO. Now, how much time did ya´ll waste listening to Limbaugh and his brain (mark levin) on this? Will you ever have that time back? Hagel is the wrong war just like Iraq was the wrong war. Smarten up. Stop listening to Teh Talk Show drones.

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