The nation in brief

Posted: February 7, 2013 at 4:15 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “At some point, Washington has to deal with its spending problem. I’ve watched them kick this can down the road for 22 years that I’ve been here. I’ve had enough of it. It’s time to act.” House Speaker John Boehner Article, 1A GOP concerns delay Hagel vote WASHINGTON — A Senate panel postponed Wednesday a vote on Chuck Hagel’s nomination to be defense secretary amid Republican demands for more information from President Barack Obama’s nominee about his paid speeches and business dealings.

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