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Dana Milbank: Hagel’s confirmation hearing was one fit for McCarthy – The Washington Post

Chuck Hagel’s confirmation as secretary of defense ended as it began — with a smear. “Senator Hagel has accused Israel of quote ‘playing games’ and committing, quote, ‘sickening slaughter,’ ” Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) said before Tuesday’s confirmation vote, which had been delayed 12 days by a Republican filibuster. Minutes later, …