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Chuck Hagel Confirmation

Cruz -- as in Ooze

Rick Horowitz | Posted 02.06.2017 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Or, "When Sleazy Comes Easy."...

How Obama Beat the Israel Lobby

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics
MJ Rosenberg

I am not one for admitting I am wrong, but sometimes the evidence is so overwhelming that I have to say it. I was wrong. Specifically I have been repeatedly wrong when I said that the Israel lobby could not be defeated unless and until the President of the United States confronted it directly.

America Needs a New Political Party

Jeffrey E. Schwarz | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics
Jeffrey E. Schwarz

The two-party system has a long history in America, but is no longer serving the interests of our country.

Chuck Hagel Confirmation May Incur God's Wrath, Group Claims

Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

A conservative Christian lobbying group has claimed that the confirmation of Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense may incur God's judgment. Hagel w...

Secretary Hagel and the Senate's Massive Waste of Time

William Bradley | Posted 04.29.2013 | Home
William Bradley

Consider what the Senate, which once dubbed itself "the world's greatest deliberative body," and a news media, which has greater access to information than at any time in history, didn't deal with just in the last few days of the anti-Hagel filibuster.

How Opposition Should Behave: After Chuck Hagel and John Bolton

Steve Clemons | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics
Steve Clemons

After a battle it's important to show respect to those who were on the other side. They have different priorities. They see the world differently -- and it's important to understand that and salute their own magnanimity after this sort of skirmish.

WATCH: Maddow Flips Out

Posted 02.27.2013 | Media

Rachel Maddow made her dissatisfaction with Senate Republicans quite clear on her Tuesday night MSNBC show. In light of Chuck Hagel's confirmation...

Luke Johnson

FINALLY! Hagel Confirmed | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate confirmed former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) as President Barack Obama's next secretary of defense by a 58 to 41 vote Tues...

Luke Johnson

Another Republican Senator Voting For Hagel | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON--Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) plans to vote to confirm President Barack Obama's choice for defense secretary, former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Ne...

'First Of All, Bush WAS The Worst President Since Herbert Hoover'

Posted 02.21.2013 | Comedy

Jon Stewart has clearly had enough of Senator John McCain's grandstanding on Benghazi, so he took some time on Wednesday's show to hit the former pres...

'Friends of Hamas' and Why the GOP Can't Win the Internet

Eric Boehlert | Posted 04.22.2013 | Media
Eric Boehlert

Tellingly, the fact that the scary sounding group doesn't exist didn't stop a right-wing site from pushing the tall tale; a tale that quickly ricocheted across the conservative media landscape and was touted as a deeply troubling development.

How One Of The Stupidest Chuck Hagel Rumors Got Started

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 02.20.2013 | Media

A New York Daily News reporter revealed on Wednesday that he might have been the inadvertent source of one of the strangest rumors about Chuck Hagel,...

Kerry and Hagel, Vietnam and Iraq

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 04.21.2013 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Kerry and Hagel (like Colin Powell) missed their historical moment. Had they opposed Bush's war they might have made a difference. Now perhaps they can use their cabinet posts to implement a policy or two of atonement.

McCain: Hagel Confirmation Is Imminent

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Sunday that Chuck Hagel will likely be confirmed as U.S. secretary of defense when Congress returns from recess next w...

Laura Bassett

Lindsey Graham Still Skeptical About Chuck Hagel's Israel Views | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics

Secretary of Defense nominee Chuck Hagel is facing more scrutiny from Republicans this week in light of a 2007 speech he made to Rutgers University in...

The Red Rebs

Will Durst | Posted 04.17.2013 | Comedy
Will Durst

The GOP remains so obstinate and unwilling to give the White House even the tiniest of victories they filibustered a Cabinet appointment... from their own party.

GOP Senator's Hypocrisy Over Obama Nominee Exposed

Salon | Posted 02.15.2013 | Politics

When Senate Republicans blocked Chuck Hagel’s confirmation to be secretary of Defense this afternoon by voting against a cloture motion to end debat...

McCain Admits GOP's Hagel Opposition Rooted In Bush Attacks

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Thursday that Republican opposition to defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel can be traced back to the former Republic...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Senate Vote Fails To End Filibuster On Hagel | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans successfully foiled attempts to confirm Chuck Hagel for the post of defense secretary on Thursday, by denying him the...

Sam Stein

GOP Taking Extraordinary Action Against Hagel | Sam Stein | Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans are following through on their threat to filibuster former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.), President Barack Obama's nomine...

Moderate GOP Senator Announces Position On Obama Pick

Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics

By RICHARD LARDNER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- Sen. Susan Collins says she will oppose the confirmation of Chuck Hagel to become President ...

GOP Senator Predicts Republicans Will Delay Hagel Confirmation

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) said on Wednesday that he believes there are enough votes to delay the Senate confirmation of President Barack Obama's secretar...

Luke Johnson

Hagel Passes Confirmation Test | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of Defense nominee Chuck Hagel passed the Senate Armed Services Committee Tuesday afternoon, marking a significant step forwar...

Hagel Vote Coming

Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

By DONNA CASSATA, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Chuck Hagel – Republican, twice-wounded Vietnam combat veteran and former Nebraska senator ...

WATCH: Unaired 'SNL' Sketch Spoofs GOP's Israel Stance

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 02.11.2013 | Comedy

In this sketch performed at Saturday's dress rehearsal but which was ultimately cut from the show, "Saturday Night Live" spoofed the contentious confi...