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Hagel Defense

Was Chuck Hagel 'Just Plain Bad' in His Confirmation Hearing?

Robert Naiman | Posted 04.05.2013 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Apparently a number of Washington pundits held a meeting and achieved consensus among themselves that Chuck Hagel's performance in his confirmation hearing to be secretary of defense was bad. Personally, I don't think that we should defer to the Washington pundits on this.

Kerry and Hagel Will Improve US Relations With China

Donald Gross | Posted 03.10.2013 | Politics
Donald Gross

Kerry and Hagel's appointments come at a time when China's political transition offers Washington a window of opportunity to improve relations with Beijing. Both nominees support greater U.S. cooperation with China and favor a diplomatic resolution of conflicts.

Sam Stein

Obama's Defense Nomination Forces Confrontation Over Bush-Era Policy | Sam Stein | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's nomination Monday of former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) as secretary of defense reignites an uncomfortable, and p...

Obama, GOP Prepare For Battle

Posted 03.09.2013 | Politics

By TOM RAUM, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS President Barack Obama is heading toward bruising fights on Capitol Hill on multiple fronts even before second-te...