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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:39 PM
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McHugh confirmed as Army secretary
http://www.9wsyr.com/news/local/story/McHugh-confirmed-...

A Republican congressman from upstate New York is the new secretary of the Army.

The Senate confirmed John McHugh's nomination by voice vote late Wednesday.

McHugh, the top minority member of the House Armed Services Committee, will join another Republican at the Pentagon, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who is a holdover from the Bush administration.

Obama named McHugh for the Army's top civilian spot in June, but approval was blocked by Kansas Sens. Sam Brownback and Pat Roberts, angry over the prospect of Guantanamo detainees being sent to their home state. They changed their position Wednesday afternoon after discussions with the administration led them to the conclusions that the detainees would be sent elsewhere.

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Sen. Schumer statement
Given Congressman's McHughs stellar qualifications and his dedication to our soldiers and our nation, it is good news that his nomination has gone through. It makes all New Yorkers proud that he is serving his nation in this position.
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:54 PM
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1. Ah! That explains tonight's push poll here in the NY23rd!
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mindwalker_i Donating Member (836 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:43 PM
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2. OMG, this is Hugh!!!!11!!!11!!!1!!!! (n/t)
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