Comments for: Angus King joins Senate panel in approval of Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense

Posted Feb. 12, 2013, at 5:27 p.m.
Last modified Feb. 12, 2013, at 7:02 p.m.

WASHINGTON — A Senate panel approved Chuck Hagel as President Barack Obama’s new secretary of defense on Tuesday, setting the stage for a vote on his confirmation by the full Senate, possibly this week. The Senate Armed Services Committee voted 14-11 along party lines to approve the former Nebraska Republican …

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