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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...

Joshua Hersh

Aipac 2013 Conference Arrives At Tough Time For Budgets, Bipartisanship

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 03.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A major gathering of pro-Israel activists and lobbyists that kicks off here this weekend arrives at a time of heightened budget austerit...

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...

Jason Linkins

'Friends Of Hamas' Origin Story Exposes The Fact That Some People Are Dumb Enough To Fall For Anything

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

Last week, we made note of the way the hearings on Chuck Hagel as the next secretary of Defense -- both within and outside the Senate chambers -- had ...

Laura Bassett

Lindsey Graham Still Skeptical About Chuck Hagel's Israel Views

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics

Secretary of Defense nominee Chuck Hagel is facing more scrutiny from Republicans this week in light of a 2007 speech he made to Rutgers University in...

Jason Linkins

Anti-Hagel Rumormongers Have Media Sippin' On Some Weak Tea

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics

At the moment, the sturm und drang over the nomination of former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel has current Republican senators executing a filibuster...

Joshua Hersh

Chuck Hagel Israel Questioning Shows Sway Of Conventional Thinking In Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 02.01.2013 | Politics

On the day he was nominated for the position of secretary of defense, former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) sat for an interview with the Lincoln Journal-S...

Amanda Terkel

Anti-Hagel Groups Spend More Than $100,000 On Opposition Ads

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Groups trying to stop Chuck Hagel from becoming the next Defense Secretary have spent $123,000 on television ads against the Republican ...

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...

Strong Hagel Charge Gets Big Blowback

The Daily Beast | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics

From the beginning, Chuck Hagel’s nomination as secretary of defense has been about more than just the policies he’d pursue at the Pentagon....

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 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.

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...

Hagel Reportedly To Be Nominated For Secretary Of Defense

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.04.2013 | Politics

Former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) will in all likelihood be nominated as secretary of Defense by President Barack Obama, according to reports from Fore...