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Domestic News | February 27, 2013

Signs and wonders - Feb. 27, 2013

Domestic News

Hagel confirmed to Secretary of Defense, Kerry speaks on American values, budget cuts hit the military, Surgeon General Koop passes away, markets gain some ground

Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, and GOP leaders (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Chuck Hagel is confirmed as the new Secretary of Defense. In Berlin, Secretary of State John Kerry speaks about American values. Budget cuts are already impacting the military. Controversial Surgeon General Everett Koop has passed away. In economics, the markets make up some ground lost to yesterday's triple-digit plunge on Wall Street.