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Chuck Hagel Confirmation Hearing

The Hailstorm Around Hagel Points Up the System's Dysfunctionality

William Bradley | Posted 04.23.2013 | World
William Bradley

The hailstorm of controversy around Republican Senator Chuck Hagel became a different sort of hysterical this week with the revelation that one of the most sensational charges against the apostate Iraq War backer began as a thoroughly misunderstood joke.

Press Yawns While Partisan Republicans Shred Cabinet Confirmation Process

Eric Boehlert | Posted 04.15.2013 | Media
Eric Boehlert

Sometimes it seems the Beltway press will do anything to avoid blaming Republicans for their wildly obstructionist ways. It's a pattern of timidity that has marked Obama's time in Washington, D.C.

WATCH: Chris Hayes Rips Hagel Confirmation Hearing

Posted 02.03.2013 | Media

MSNBC's Chris Hayes laid into Senate Republicans for what he called "seething theatrical contempt" for Defense Secretary nominee Chuck Hagel, a former...

Ted Cruz Emerges As GOP Attack Dog

Salon | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics

Tea Party Texas Sen. Ted Cruz made his big-time national debut today hectoring Defense nominee Chuck Hagel, the former GOP senator, and the righty blo...

The Ordeal of Chuck Hagel

Stephen Schlesinger | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics
Stephen Schlesinger

Hagel's opponents are trying to accomplish through these hearings and through their rants against Mr. Hagel what they could not accomplish through the presidential election -- to devalue Mr. Obama and his posture on foreign policy.

PHOTO: Chuck Hagel Is Grumpy Cat?

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics

Today is Chuck Hagel's Senate confirmation hearing to be the next secretary of defense, and things got heated at times. Who could blame him for lookin...