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Obama To Announce Defense Secretary Pick Friday

AP | Posted 12.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to announce his pick Friday to lead the Pentagon amid the threat from Islamic State militants in Syri...

Pool Of Pentagon Contenders Dwindles

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 01.31.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wanted: Thick-skinned candidate to oversee a sprawling bureaucracy bitten by budget cuts and join a national security team besiege...

Why Chuck Hagel's Gay Problem Is Getting Worse

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 03.04.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) has a problem if his goal is to quell criticism for his anti-gay past. He scored a zero on the Human Rights Campaign's Senate scorecard between 2001 and 2006 and opposed allowing gays to serve openly in the military. Am I missing something here?

Report: Major Obama Cabinet Picks Could Come Next Week

AP | BEN FELLER and JULIE PACE | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama could name his next defense secretary in December, far sooner than expected and perhaps in a high-powered package...

Sam Stein

Gates Contradicts Obama: Afghan "Exit Strategy" A "Strategic Mistake" | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Sunday it would be a "strategic mistake" for the U.S. to put a timeline or exit strategy on its presence in Afg...

Obama Picks Defense Lobbyist For Pentagon #2

AP | RITA BEAMISH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President-elect Barack Obama, trying to enforce strict rules on special-interest influence in his administration, butted up against what some said was...

A Progressive Case for Gates

Max Bergmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Max Bergmann

In keeping Gates, Obama is actually indicating that he is very serious about instituting significant reform of the Pentagon.

Robert Gates: Obama's Defense Secretary

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***Check back for updates. For the latest on President-elect Barack Obama's cabinet picks, check out HuffPost's Obama Cabinet Big News Page*** ***U...

Sam Stein

Obama Cabinet Predictions: Who Could Get Picked? | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATED on November 5 at 8:00 p.m. Even before Barack Obama's historic victory, Washington was abuzz over what a Democratic White House might resembl...