From NBC's Libby Leist
The Senate has voted 94-2 to confirm Sen. Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State.
The no votes were Sens. Jim DeMint (R-SC) and David Vitter (R-LA).
*** UPDATE *** From NBC's Domenico Montanaro
94-2 makes 96 votes. So who are the four that didn't vote?
-- Ted Kennedy (who spent the night in the hospital after suffering a seizure at the joint inaugural committee luncheon yesterday)
-- The vacant Minnesota seat (that race is still undecided. Al Franken currently leads by 225 votes, but Norm Coleman has taken the matter to the Minnesota courts.)
-- The vacant Colorado seat (held previously by Ken Salazar, who was confirmed as Obama's Interior Secretary. His replacement, Denver schools chief Michael Bennett has not been sworn in yet.)
-- Hillary Clinton (Per NBC's Mike Viqueira, she did not vote for -- or against -- herself)
*** UPDATE II *** NBC's Andrea Mitchell reports, Hillary Clinton was sworn in today at her Senate office moments after the confirmation vote, with her husband and staff looking on.
*** UPDATE III *** Here's Sen. John Cornyn's justification for holding up Clinton's confirmation but then later voting for her: "I wish President Obama and his administration well. His success will mean America's success. But if we're going to restore trust between the American people and their government we need to be careful that the reality matches the rhetoric. My concern is not whether our colleague, Senator Clinton, is qualified to be secretary of state or not. She is. And I intend to vote for her confirmation but I also believe it's very important to flesh out some of the concerns that have been raised legitimately."