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Chuck Hagel Nomination

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...

How Obama Beat the Israel Lobby

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics
MJ Rosenberg

I am not one for admitting I am wrong, but sometimes the evidence is so overwhelming that I have to say it. I was wrong. Specifically I have been repeatedly wrong when I said that the Israel lobby could not be defeated unless and until the President of the United States confronted it directly.

Republicans Take the Higher Ground With a Vote on Hagel

Richard Grenell | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics
Richard Grenell

I'm sure the media won't report on the conciliatory move by Senate Republicans to give President Obama an up or down vote on his Secretary of Defense nominee Chuck Hagel.

WATCH: Maddow Flips Out

Posted 02.27.2013 | Media

Rachel Maddow made her dissatisfaction with Senate Republicans quite clear on her Tuesday night MSNBC show. In light of Chuck Hagel's confirmation...

Luke Johnson

Hagel Nomination Moves Forward

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted Tuesday to close debate on Chuck Hagel, President Barack Obama's embattled nominee for secretary of defense, by a vote ...

Panetta Awaits Hagel Vote From California Home

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has apparently had all the Pentagon farewells he can take. The defense chief is working from his Ca...

Fight Over Obama Pick Personal For Republicans

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 02.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The fierce Republican opposition to President Barack Obama's nomination of Chuck Hagel to be defense secretary is personal and business....

Jason Linkins

John Cornyn Politely Asks Barack Obama To Join The Anti-Hagel Brigade

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

Here's where the Senate left the matter of former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel's nomination to be secretary of defense: Last week, Senate Republicans ...

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...

Luke Johnson

Another Republican Senator Voting For Hagel

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON--Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) plans to vote to confirm President Barack Obama's choice for defense secretary, former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Ne...

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 ...

How One Of The Stupidest Chuck Hagel Rumors Got Started

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 02.20.2013 | Media

A New York Daily News reporter revealed on Wednesday that he might have been the inadvertent source of one of the strangest rumors about Chuck Hagel,...

Jason Linkins

Looking Forward In Angst: Chuck Hagel Confirmation Idiocy Is No 'House Of Cards'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

As I am perpetually two years behind whatever is cool and zeitgeisty on the teevee, I've not been watching this new Netflix joint, "House Of Cards." W...

GOP Foes Signal Readiness To Move Forward On Obama Pick

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Republican opponents are sending signals that Chuck Hagel's bid to become defense secretary will probably come to an up-or-dow...

McCain: Hagel Confirmation Is Imminent

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Sunday that Chuck Hagel will likely be confirmed as U.S. secretary of defense when Congress returns from recess next w...

White House Expresses 'Grave Concern' Over GOP Delay

AP | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The new White House chief of staff says there's "a grave concern" about delays in assembling President Barac...

GOP Using Odd Tactic To Block Obama Move

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 02.15.2013 | Politics

-- When is a filibuster not a filibuster? When senators delaying a vote say it isn't, according to Senate Republicans who are blocking President Obam...

GOP Senator's Hypocrisy Over Obama Nominee Exposed

Salon | Posted 02.15.2013 | Politics

When Senate Republicans blocked Chuck Hagel’s confirmation to be secretary of Defense this afternoon by voting against a cloture motion to end debat...

Luke Johnson

Arab Civil Rights Group That Stirred Controversy Hosting Hagel Also Featured Prominent Republicans

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON-- Opponents of former Sen. Chuck Hagel's nomination as defense secretary have zeroed in on a 2008 speech he gave to the American-Arab Anti-...

McCain Admits GOP's Hagel Opposition Rooted In Bush Attacks

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Thursday that Republican opposition to defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel can be traced back to the former Republic...

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 Filibuster Draws Cries Of Hypocrisy

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the nomination of Chuck Hagel for secretary of defense is caught up in a Republican filibuster, the self-serving use of the tactic is...

Sam Stein

GOP Taking Extraordinary Action Against Hagel

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans are following through on their threat to filibuster former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.), President Barack Obama's nomine...

Obama Nominee Faces Republican Threats

Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics

By RICHARD LARDNER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans have questioned Chuck Hagel's truthfulness and they've challenged his pat...

Reid Files For Cloture On Big Obama Nomination

Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Feb 13 (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democrats filed a motion to end debate on the nomination of Chuck Hagel as President Barack Obama's new...