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Chuck Hagel Defense Secretary

Chuck Hagel Doesn't Care What You Think Anymore

The Huffington Post | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 12.22.2014 | Politics

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is, in Washington terms, a man with an expiration date. By next year, he should be replaced by Obama nominee Ashton C...

Amanda Terkel

Pentagon Official Slams 'Stupid' Government Shutdown: 'This Is No Way To Treat Patriots' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A top Pentagon official on Monday decried the impending government shutdown, saying it was "stupid" and disrespected both members of the...

Molly O'Toole

Military Sexual Assault Prevention, From 'Ask Her When She's Sober' To 'Submit' | Molly O'Toole | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics

"Ask Her When She's Sober," the tagline of a Pentagon poster campaign designed to educate members of the military about sexual assault. A video ga...

Amanda Terkel

Chuck Hagel Cancels Controversial Drone Medal | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has canceled the creation of a controversial new medal that would have honored drone pilots and cyber warr...

Hagel: America Must Not 'Dictate' To The World

Reuters | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics

(Fixes slug) By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Decorated Vietnam veteran Chuck Hagel was sworn in as U.S. ...

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...

Jason Linkins

Looking Forward In Angst: Chuck Hagel Confirmation Idiocy Is No 'House Of Cards' | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

As I am perpetually two years behind whatever is cool and zeitgeisty on the teevee, I've not been watching this new Netflix joint, "House Of Cards." W...

Report: GOP Senator To Support Hagel For Defense Secretary

Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics

Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) will support his former colleague Chuck Hagel's nomination for U.S. defense secretary, the Lincoln Journal Star reported Sa...

Joshua Hersh

Chuck Hagel Israel Questioning Shows Sway Of Conventional Thinking In Congress | Joshua Hersh | Posted 02.01.2013 | Politics

On the day he was nominated for the position of secretary of defense, former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) sat for an interview with the Lincoln Journal-S...

Sen. Udall: I'm 'Strongly Inclined' To Support Hagel Nomination

Posted 01.31.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Senator Mark Udall told HuffPost Live Thursday that he is inching closer to supporting Senator Chuck Hagel's nomination for Secretary of Defense. U...


The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics

During Republican Chuck Hagel's defense secretary confirmation hearing on Thursday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) chose to use a large portion of his five m...

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...

Rubio To Reject Hagel Over 'Big, Big Problems'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) won't vote to confirm former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) as the next secretary of defense, he announced on Thursday. Speaki...

First Republican Comes Forward To Support Chuck Hagel Nomination

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics

Mississippi GOP Sen. Thad Cochran on Tuesday became the first Republican to publicly back Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) as President Barack Obama's defens...

Amanda Terkel

Anti-Hagel Groups Spend More Than $100,000 On Opposition Ads | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Groups trying to stop Chuck Hagel from becoming the next Defense Secretary have spent $123,000 on television ads against the Republican ...

Chuck Hagel Supports Gay Rights? Too Little, Too Late

Brian Stone | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brian Stone

As a gay man who had to live under the oppressive "don't ask, don't tell" (DADT) policy, I'm shocked that Hagel didn't support DADT repeal sooner. I'm also shocked that he didn't even make a public statement of support for DADT repeal. Instead, he wrote a letter to Sen. Barbara Boxer.

Dem Bolsters Chuck Hagel's Nuke Policy Credentials

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics

Former Democratic Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher is particularly well-suited to talk about defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel, the former Republican ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Senator Makes Prediction On Chuck Hagel's Confirmation | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) predicted the Senate will approve the nomination of former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) as secretary of d...

Memorable Hagel Statements Provide Fodder For Critics

Posted 03.10.2013 | Politics

By CONNIE CASS, The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- Chuck Hagel was blunt-spoken in the Senate, even when bucking fellow Republicans. Now opponents ...

Laura Bassett

Progressives Respond To Chuck Hagel's Abortion Record | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama's decision to nominate former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) for Secretary of Defense has generated controversy for several reasons,...

Four Reasons Chuck Hagel Would Be a Good Secretary of Defense

William Hartung | Posted 03.09.2013 | Politics
William Hartung

Hagel has taken flak from neo-conservatives and other advocates of military overspending for rightly suggesting that the current Pentagon budget is "bloated" and can afford to be cut significantly beyond current plans.

Hagel Speaks Out On 'Astounding' Distortions

Lincoln Journal Star | Posted 03.09.2013 | Politics

Chuck Hagel said Monday an accurate assessment of his record will demonstrate "unequivocal, total support for Israel" and endorsement of tough interna...

Obama Nominates Hagel For Secretary Of Defense

Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics

President Obama has nominated former Sen. Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense. Hagel, a moderate Republican, is a decorated Vietnam War veteran wh...

Officials: Chuck Hagel Was a 'Gift From God' for the Israeli USO

Steve Clemons | Posted 03.08.2013 | Politics
Steve Clemons

The bottom line: Chuck Hagel kept the facility open and expanded it when he was restructuring and shifting priorities inside the USO to keep it alive. If Hagel had had a deep anti-Israel bias, others would have seen it and reported it.

Sam Stein

Sen. Graham On Hagel At Defense: "This Is An In-Your-Face-Nomination" | Sam Stein | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican lawmakers on Sunday rushed to throw cold water on news that President Obama will reportedly nominate former Sen. Chuck Hagel ...