Senate ends Hagel filibuster
February 26th, 2013
02:35 PM ET

Senate ends Hagel filibuster

The embattled nomination of Chuck Hagel as U.S. defense secretary cleared a Senate test vote Tuesday, breaking Republican attempts to delay consideration further and setting up what is expected to be a final vote in favor of his confirmation later in the day.

Hagel's nomination has been subject to harsh criticism from some Republicans over past statements on sensitive political and national security matters. A shaky performance at his Senate confirmation hearing and subsequent political wrangling over his selection and on unrelated matters have not helped his case.

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  1. saywhat

    CNN don't take all us Americans for fools (like the rest of the world?).
    Hagel's past statements which are irking Tel Aviv and their minions in our Congress were criticism of Bush on Iraq, criticism of our blind and poodle like following of diktats from Israel .

    February 26, 2013 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    Hey,CNN don't take all us Americans for fools (like the rest of the world?).
    Hagel's past statements which are irking Tel Aviv and their minions in our Congress were criticism of Bush on Iraq, criticism of our blind and poodle like following of diktats from Israel .

    February 26, 2013 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |