After Closest Vote Ever, Chuck Hagel Sworn In
He'll next address Pentagon workers
By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 27, 2013 8:15 AM CST
Marine Corp. Lt. Gen. Tom Waldheuser, center, greets Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., right, and his wife Lilibet.   (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

(Newser) – Chuck Hagel's 58-41 confirmation vote wasn't just close; it was the closest ever for a defense secretary, notes Reuters, with just four Republicans voting in favor of the Republican, who was sworn in this morning. The closed-door ceremony will be followed by an address to Pentagon workers at 10:30am. After that: Focus on the sequester?

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bewilderbeast
Mar 1, 2013 3:08 AM CST
As empires plummet, the infighting escalates. Oof! et tu, Boner?
9SEABEE
Feb 28, 2013 10:53 AM CST
Hey, I thought Jerry Sandusky was in prison.
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Feb 27, 2013 11:38 AM CST
Go Chuck