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Chuck Hagel Isn’t Going to Be Defense Secretary Anymore
But he wasn’t fired, technically.
United States Sends Warships Closer to Iraq As ISIS Stalls Outside of Bagdad
And Iran’s president says that he is open to getting involved in the conflict.
Not Everyone Is Happy With the Release of American POW Bowe Bergdahl
Some members of the
worry that the Obama administration negotiated with terrorists.
Hagel Is ‘Open’ to Reviewing Transgender Ban
They’re currently banned from serving.
Chuck Hagel Orders Militarywide Review of Hair Rules
Now the Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marines are all reviewing their hair policies.
Furloughed Pentagon Workers to Return to Work
Most of them, anyway.
Obama’s National-Security Argument for Striking Syria Is Terrible
Chuck Hagel tries to scare America.
United States Military Preparing for Possible Strike on Syria
In response to the Syrian government’s alleged use of chemical weapons against the opposition.
Syria May Have Crossed Obama’s ‘Red Line’ With Use of Chemical Weapons
New evidence says they did, “on a small scale.”
Don’t Insult Jack Lew by Calling Chuck Hagel’s Signature ‘Illegible’
It takes hard work to have a signature that bad.
Taliban Greets Chuck Hagel With Bomb
Nine people were killed outside the Afghan defense ministry.
Inside Chuck Hagel’s Photo Session
How they got him to almost kind of smile.
Chuck Hagel Is Your New Defense Secretary
Four Republicans voted for him, including Rand Paul.
You Were Wrong: Chuck Hagel Edition
Making sure pundits get credit for their bad predictions.
How the Made-up ‘Friends of Hamas’ Became a Right-Wing Boogeyman
No, the group did not give Chuck Hagel money.
End in Sight for Chuck Hagel Fiasco
This really didn’t work out as planned.
Republican Senators Block Hagel Vote With Unprecedented Filibuster
Though they’ll probably change their minds in ten days.
Not a Single Republican Voted to Move Chuck Hagel Nomination Out of Committee
Especially John McCain.
Lindsey Graham Threatens Holds on Hagel and Brennan Nominations
He wants more information on Benghazi.
Whose Terrible Idea Was It to Nominate Hagel, Anyway?
Lessons from a fiasco.
Frank Rich on the National Circus: Hagel Was Bad; His Inquisitors Were Worse
McCain has some chutzpah to criticize the nominee over Iraq.
The Many Sad Faces of Chuck Hagel
He was so sad.
McCain Gets Angry With ‘Old Friend’ Hagel
McCain: “Are you gonna answer the question, Senator Hagel?”
Colin Powell Endorses Chuck Hagel, Does Not Endorse GOP’s Racist Dog Whistles
The Republican had some harsh words for his party on
Meet the Press
Do We Have to Care That Chuck Hagel Is Pro-Life?
Personal issues aside.
Obama Criticized for Packing Cabinet With White Guys
In his defense, he did try to pick a woman.
GOP Admits Inability to Multitask
This is not impressive.
Chuck Hagel Was Very, Very Sad Today
Obama’s praise did nothing to lighten his spirits.
Heilemann: ‘Israel Question’ Drives Hagel Debate
Heilemann speaks on the Hagel outcry.
Nominating Hagel Most Un-Obama Thing Ever
Not in a good way.
Obama Picks Brennan for CIA, Hagel for Defense
Chuck Hagel will also be selected today as secretary of Defense.
Obama Will Nominate Hagel to Defense Monday
Let the real fighting begin!
The Real Fight Over Chuck Hagel as Defense Secretary Likely Starts Next Week
Unofficially, it’s well underway.
Chuck Hagel Is Still Getting the Susan Rice Treatment
More criticism for a man not officially running for anything.
Republicans Accuse Hagel of Being Republican
They have a point.
Chuck Hagel Had a Big Problem With ‘Aggressively Gay’ Nominee in 1998
What is “aggressively gay”?
Susan Rice Will Not Be Secretary of State
She withdrew her name from consideration this afternoon.
Obama’s Potential Running Mates: A Who’s Who
Obama is as starkly unusual a presidential contender as the country has ever seen, which means he can choose either to amplify or offset any of the characteristics that define his own candidacy.
Heilemann on Obama’s V.P. Conundrum
Where exactly does one find a running mate untainted by Old Politics who also happens to be ready from day one to be commander-in-chief?