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Fri Feb 1, 2013, 01:39 PM

White House Expects Senate Confirmation Of Hagel

WASHINGTON -- The White House says it expects the Senate to confirm Chuck Hagel to be the next defense secretary despite his struggles at a contentious confirmation hearing.
White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters Friday that President Barack Obama thinks Hagel will be an excellent Pentagon chief.

He dismissed criticism of Hagel's less-than-stellar performance over nearly eight hours of testimony under withering attacks from fellow Republicans.

Democrats hold the majority in the Senate and no Democrats has expressed opposition to Hagel.

Read more here: http://www.modbee.com/2013/01/31/2557639/republicans-hammer-defense-nominee.html#storylink=cpy

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 02:39 PM

1. I bet he gets at least 70 votes. Much ado about nothing

Why does the press pay any attention to McCain or Graham? When was the last time either of them had anything useful to say?

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Fri Feb 1, 2013, 04:22 PM

2. I think he will get confirmed. I will guess 60-65 votes.

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