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    Senate Confirmations Often Become Political Battlesi
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    January 29, 2013 9:25 PM
    President Barack Obama is eagerly awaiting Senate confirmation for several Cabinet nominees, including Chuck Hagel as defense secretary, Jack Lew as secretary of the treasury and John Kerry, who was approved Tuesday by a panel as the next secretary of state, with the full Senate to vote soon. VOA's Jim Malone reports that the Senate confirmation process, however, often has become politicized.

    Senate Confirmations Often Become Political Battles

    Published January 29, 2013

    President Barack Obama is eagerly awaiting Senate confirmation for several Cabinet nominees, including Chuck Hagel as defense secretary, Jack Lew as secretary of the treasury and John Kerry, who was approved Tuesday by a panel as the next secretary of state, with the full Senate to vote soon. VOA's Jim Malone reports that the Senate confirmation process, however, often has become politicized.


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