Former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) may have picked up Democratic supporters in his quest to be confirmed as the next defense secretary, but he has lost a leading Republican. Sen. Jim Inhofe (Okla.), now the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee that will first review Hagel’s nomination to replace Leon Panetta, says he will vote no. “We are simply too philosophically opposed on the issues for me to support his nomination,” Inhofe says. “One of my biggest concerns is ...
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