#union #iww #occupy #ows #p2 #p21 #tlot #tcot #TeaParty Armed Services Dem Praises Hagel Vote http://thedemocraticdaily.com/2013/02/26/armed-services-dem-praises-hagel-vote/ A Democratic member of the Senate Armed Services Committee is singing the praises of Tuesday’s vote to confirm Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense. After a lengthy filibuster mounted against Hagel by his fellow Republicans, the Senate voted to confirm the former Nebraska senator to head up the Pentagon on a 58-41 vote. The filibuster of the Hagel nomination was the first filibuster of a defense secretary in U.S. history. Just a handful of Republicans joined all Democrats to vote in favor of Hagel. “Chuck Hagel is a man who valiantly defended our country in Vietnam and will bring proven leadership skills and a strong record o..."