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Press Yawns While Partisan Republicans Shred Cabinet Confirmation Process

Eric Boehlert | Posted 04.15.2013 | Media
Eric Boehlert

Sometimes it seems the Beltway press will do anything to avoid blaming Republicans for their wildly obstructionist ways. It's a pattern of timidity that has marked Obama's time in Washington, D.C.

Hassling Hagel

Richard Klass | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics
Richard Klass

Last week's hearings in the Senate Armed Services Committee were supposed to be about the nomination of former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel to be secretary of defense. They were not.

The Great Obama Shuffle

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Barack Obama arrived in Washington in 2009 buoyed by the slogan "change we can believe in." The bitter Hagel hearings will be a fierce reminder that, when it comes to foreign policy, old is new, and the words "change" and "Washington" don't belong in the same sentence.

Hagel Means a Realist America

Tom Switzer | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics
Tom Switzer

The fight over his confirmation as defense secretary has obscured the philosophical meaning of his nomination: President Obama's attempt to define a new U.S. world role that reflects America's changed circumstances and more limited resources.

Lincoln's Inaugural Counsel: Appointment Resolve for Obama's Road Forward

Victor Williams | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics
Victor Williams

Lincoln boldly appointed all the officials and judges needed to preserve a functioning national government. Abraham Lincoln thus signed hundreds of recess commissions.

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...

Hagel: Cheney's Critique Of Obama As "Ridiculous"

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last night on MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Show, Maddow asked former Sen. Chuck Hagel about former Vice President Cheney's recent claims that President Obama...

Hoping Hillary Says Yes

Alec Baldwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alec Baldwin

Sitting less than ten feet from Hillary Clinton at an RFK Memorial event in New York this week, I was overwhelmed by the presence and power the woman carries with her wherever she goes.

Obama Taps Veteran Dems For Pentagon, State Handover

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Obama's brain trust continues to grow. The president-elect has hired former Senate Armed Services Committee chairman Sam Nunn to help shepherd his Pe...

Can We Please Have A Pro-Choice, Pro-Environment Secretary of State?

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

The new Secretary of State will deal with whatever replaces the Kyoto agreement. Hagel has a 9% 2008 rating from the League of Conservation Voters. Lugar scores 18%. Are they really the best people for the job?

Sam Stein

Obama Spends $350K On Ads In Omaha, Versus McCain's Zero | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It is an unlikely scenario, but one the Obama campaign has been prepping for. If the Democratic Senator wins every state won by John Kerry in the 2004...

Chuck Hagel: Obama's Vice President?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

JULY 27: Hagel Tamps Down VP Rumors On CBS' "Face the Nation," Hagel says he's not interested -- and that Obama probably wouldn't pick him. Hagel s...

Sam Stein

Republican Jewish Coalition Official Spends Day Lying To Reporters About Obama | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Suzanne Kurtz, communications director for the Republican Jewish Coalition, spent her afternoon knowingly misleading -- if not downright lying -- to r...

Hagel To Join Obama On Iraq Trip

WSJ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The buzz this week that Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel of Nebraska is planning to join Sen. Barack Obama on an up-coming visit to Iraq is correct, two so...