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Senate Confirms Hillary

Phew! The wait is over for Hillary Clinton. The Senate confirmed her nomination as Obama’s secretary of state this afternoon. Though today’s outcome was never really in doubt, some senators, particularly Texas Republican John Cornyn, had voiced concern about contributions to her husband’s presidential foundation. But John McCain today used his first Senate floor speech since losing the presidential campaign to urge his colleagues to confirm Hillary quickly, saying, “I think the message that the American people are sending us now is they want us to work together and get to work. I think we ought to let Senator Clinton, who is obviously qualified and obviously will serve, get to work immediately.”