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Senator Chuck Hagel

GOP Senators Continue Anti-Hagel Charge

The Huffington Post | Lisa Miller | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

Fifteen Republican senators sent a letter to the White House Thursday, urging President Barack Obama to withdraw the nomination of former Sen. Chuck H...

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...

Hagel Must Address 'Jewish Lobby' Comment

Lanny Davis | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics
Lanny Davis

Hagel needs to show that he understands, first, why he is factually wrong to describe a "Jewish lobby"; second, he needs to show greater sensitivity to the American Jewish community because he understands that expression evokes anti-Semitism through the ages.

Blast From the Past: Why Chuck Hagel Is Such an Inspired Choice

Arianna Huffington | Posted 03.09.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

When I think of issues like Iraq, of how we went into it -- no planning, no preparation, no sense of consequences, of where were going, how we were going to get out, went in without enough men, no exit strategy, those kinds of things -- I'll speak out. I'll go against my party." That was Chuck Hagel in 2006 -- just one instance among many of courageously and passionately speaking out against the White House's disastrous foreign policies. With President Obama expected to nominate Hagel for Secretary of Defense, here is a post I wrote in August 2006 that reminds us why Hagel is such an inspired choice.

Barney Frank Dials Back Chuck Hagel Criticism

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) is softening his opposition to Chuck Hagel's likely nomination as Defense Secretary, saying he is wil...

Amanda Terkel

Gay GOP Group Goes After Chuck Hagel | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As President Barack Obama is set to nominate former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) as defense secretary, the Log Cabin Republicans have relea...

Why Chuck Hagel's Gay Problem Is Getting Worse

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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?

The Preemptive War on Hagel

Elizabeth Drew | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics
Elizabeth Drew

Far more is at stake in Barack Obama's decision on whether to nominate Chuck Hagel to be Secretary of Defense than whether Chuck Hagel is nominated.

More Than Just About Hagel

Trita Parsi | Posted 02.26.2013 | World
Trita Parsi

While America's relationship with Israel is important, Chuck Hagel is being considered for Secretary of Defense of the United States, not Israel. Whether he would be good for Israel or not cannot be a central concern -- and certainly not the cause to preemptively slander and dismiss this decorated soldier.

Khalilzad: Hagel a Courageous Patriot Who Deserves Secretary of Defense Consideration

Steve Clemons | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Former George W. Bush administration US Ambassador to Iraq, Afghanistan and the United Nations Zalmay Khalilzad shared with me some thoughts on the possible nomination of Senator Chuck Hagel to serve as President Obama's Secretary of Defense.

Chuck Hagel Apologizes For 'Insensitive' Gay Comments

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 12.21.2012 | Politics

Former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) released a statement Friday apologizing for comments he made over a decade ago about a gay ambassadorial nominee. ...

Why Obama Should Stand Up For Chuck Hagel | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics

The effort to slander Chuck Hagel and to torpedo his potential nomination to be secretary of defense has reached such intensity that there is now much...

Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense of America, Not Israel

Richard Greener | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics
Richard Greener

Aren't we still the United States of America and isn't the Barack Obama administration in its second term forming a cabinet for the government of the United States -- and only the United States?

Why The Right Is Smearing Chuck Hagel, and Why It Must End

Jon Soltz | Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics
Jon Soltz

If William Kristol wants to have a real debate on the real issues, let's have it. Let's have a debate on the neocon military policy of preemptive war, interventionism and nation-building versus a more reasoned approach, with use of the military as a last resort.

A Security Test for the GOP

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

America's military is solidly behind the new security treaty that cuts Russia's nuclear weapons. Is the Republican Party? The test comes Thursday when senators have to choose: Back the military or play politics?

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...

Grassroots Power: Thank You Video From Senators Webb and Hagel for Supporting New GI Bill

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

With the support of thousands of readers from The Huffington Post, IAVA helped make history. When the GI Bill was signed into law in June, many of you contributed to this remarkable victory.

Military Mom: The Loneliness Of Speaking The Truth On Iraq

Deanie Mills | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Deanie Mills

Most assumed, as a marine mom, I'd welcome loads of faux-patriotic e-mail forwards decorated with flags and words like OUR HEROES!!! interspersed with diatribes against anyone who dared question Bush's war-machine.

Hagel: Bush Administration "The Most Incompetent, Arrogant I Have Ever Seen Or Read About"

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Yesterday in an address to the Council on Foreign Relations, Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) stepped up his rhetoric against the Bush administration, calling ...