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Senate confirms Agriculture, Education nominees

The Senate confirmed two new members of President Bush's second-term Cabinet on Thursday.

Former Nebraska governor Mike Johanns (R) was confirmed as Secretary of Agriculture. Margaret Spellings, a former White House aide, was confirmed as Secretary of Education.

Republicans were upset that Democrats wouldn't agree to a vote on Condoleezza Rice as secretary of state. The vote is set for next Wednesday.

Get the Story:
G.O.P. Irate Over Delay on Rice Vote (The New York Times 1/21)
Johanns faces challenges (The Lincoln Journal Star 1/21)
US Senate Starts Confirming 2nd - Term Bush Cabinet (Reuters 1/20)

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