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Senate confirms Jeh Johnson as Homeland Security chief, Anne Patterson in State Department

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The Senate on Monday night easily confirmed two key White House nominations, with Jeh Johnson approved as head of Homeland Security and Anne Patterson cleared to lead the State Department's Middle East division. The pair were confirmed by identical 78-16 vote counts. Johnson, who will replace Janet Napolitano, served as the Defense Department's general counsel from 2009 to 2012. He has said his...

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