Senate http://kuow.org en Along Party Lines, Senate Confirms Chuck Hagel As The Next Secretary Of Defense http://kuow.org/post/senate-allows-nomination-chuck-hagel-move-forward <strong>Update at 5:10 p.m. ET. Hagel Confirmed: </strong><p>After an <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/02/14/172032321/senate-votes-to-continue-debate-on-hagel-nomination">unprecedented filibuster</a> by Republicans, the nomination of Chuck Hagel for secretary of defense prevailed, Tuesday afternoon.<p>With a vote of 58 to 41, the Senate acted mostly along party lines to confirm Hagel.<p>Hagel was a two-term Republican senator from Nebraska. Tue, 26 Feb 2013 17:40:00 +0000 editor 8822 at http://kuow.org Along Party Lines, Senate Confirms Chuck Hagel As The Next Secretary Of Defense "The Last Great Senate" With Ira Shapiro http://kuow.org/post/last-great-senate-ira-shapiro-0 <p>The US Senate just isn't what it used to be. Political insider Ira Shapiro longs for the 1960s and 1970s, where lawmakers passed landmark civil rights legislation, debated the Vietnam War and held Nixon accountable for Watergate. Shapiro's book, "The Last Great Senate," chronicles those golden years and provides a vision for the future. He spoke at Town Hall on September 24, 2012.<br>&nbsp; Fri, 19 Oct 2012 03:00:00 +0000 Rachel Solomon 2132 at http://kuow.org "The Last Great Senate" With Ira Shapiro Which Party Is Going To Be In Charge Of The Washington State Senate Next Year? http://kuow.org/post/which-party-going-be-charge-washington-state-senate-next-year <p>Although the governor’s race is receiving the most press coverage this year, it’s not the only battle for control of state government.&nbsp; Republicans think they have a chance to win control of the state Senate for the first time in a decade. Democrats also hope to increase their majority.&nbsp;</p><p>Chris Grygiel, the Washington state news editor for the Associated Press, joins us with an inside look at how the parties are stacking up.</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 19:39:11 +0000 David Hyde 1863 at http://kuow.org Which Party Is Going To Be In Charge Of The Washington State Senate Next Year?