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Chuck Hagel Receives Praise From Senate

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senators who nearly buried Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel found reasons to praise him on Wednesday. Seven weeks after his bruising Senat...

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...

Luke Johnson

FINALLY! Hagel Confirmed

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Joshua Hersh

Chuck Hagel Deflects The Questions

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics

In the morning session of his confirmation hearing for secretary of defense, Chuck Hagel struck a largely conciliatory tone, deflecting the most confr...

Obama Nominee Facing Tough Questions

Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics

By DONNA CASSATA, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Republican Chuck Hagel, President Barack Obama's nominee for defense secretary, is facing GOP...

Don't Let the Neocons Punish Chuck Hagel for Pointing Up Their Failures

Robert K. Lifton | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics
Robert K. Lifton

What this attack on Hagel is really about is an effort to get even with him, a former Republican Senator, for disavowing the war on Iraq and the Republican Party's movement to the far right on a number of issues.

Michael McAuliff

Schumer Backs Hagel For Defense Secretary

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chuck Schumer is giving his backing to President Barack Obama's choice to be defense secretary, former Sen. Chuck Hagel -- a nomine...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Colin Powell: Chuck Hagel 'Superbly Qualified' To Be Secretary Of Defense

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former secretary of state Colin Powell strongly defended former Sen. Chuck Hagel's (R-Neb.) nomination as secretary of defense on Sunday...

Hagel Attempts To Counter Critics, Clarifies Stance On Iran

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's pick for defense secretary, Chuck Hagel, is meeting with senior Pentagon staff to try to set the record straigh...

Iran Says It's Hopeful On Hagel Nomination

AP | Posted 01.08.2013 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's Foreign Ministry says it is hopeful the appointment of former Nebraska Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel to lead the Pentagon would i...

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 ...

Obama Sets Tone For Netanyahu Relations With Hagel Nomination

Reuters | Posted 03.09.2013 | World

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM, Jan 8 (Reuters) - A senior Israeli diplomat has given a positive view of Chuck Hagel's nomination as U.S. ...

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...