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Senate confirms Hagel as next Sec. of Defense

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WASHINGTON – After much heated debate the senate has confirmed former GOP Sen. Chuck Hagel as the next Secretary of Defense.

On a 58 to 41 vote, four republicans joined 54 democrats in approving Hagel, ending a near two-month battle that included an unprecedented filibuster against the nominee.

Neither of  our Oklahoma senators, Tom Coburn or Jim Inhofe, voted in his favor.