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Chuck Hagel

  1. comings and goings
    Chuck Hagel Isn’t Going to Be Defense Secretary Anymore But he wasn’t fired, technically.
  2. United States Sends Warships Closer to Iraq As ISIS Stalls Outside of BagdadAnd Iran’s president says that he is open to getting involved in the conflict. 
  3. international intrigue
    Not Everyone Is Happy With the Release of American POW Bowe BergdahlSome members of the GOP worry that the Obama administration negotiated with terrorists.
  4. equal rites
    Hagel Is ‘Open’ to Reviewing Transgender BanThey’re currently banned from serving.
  5. government shutdown
    Furloughed Pentagon Workers to Return to WorkMost of them, anyway.
  6. the national interest
    Obama’s National-Security Argument for Striking Syria Is TerribleChuck Hagel tries to scare America.
  7. international affairs
    United States Military Preparing for Possible Strike on Syria In response to the Syrian government’s alleged use of chemical weapons against the opposition.
  8. international affairs
    Syria May Have Crossed Obama’s ‘Red Line’ With Use of Chemical WeaponsNew evidence says they did, “on a small scale.”
  9. early and awkward
    Don’t Insult Jack Lew by Calling Chuck Hagel’s Signature ‘Illegible’It takes hard work to have a signature that bad.
  10. scary things
    Taliban Greets Chuck Hagel With BombNine people were killed outside the Afghan defense ministry.
  11. imagined conversations
    Inside Chuck Hagel’s Photo SessionHow they got him to almost kind of smile.
  12. paulitics
    Chuck Hagel Is Your New Defense SecretaryFour Republicans voted for him, including Rand Paul.
  13. you were wrong
    You Were Wrong: Chuck Hagel EditionMaking sure pundits get credit for their bad predictions.
  14. blog-stained wretches
    How the Made-up ‘Friends of Hamas’ Became a Right-Wing BoogeymanNo, the group did not give Chuck Hagel money.
  15. the national interest
    End in Sight for Chuck Hagel FiascoThis really didn’t work out as planned.
  16. oh congress!
    Republican Senators Block Hagel Vote With Unprecedented FilibusterThough they’ll probably change their minds in ten days. 
  17. Not a Single Republican Voted to Move Chuck Hagel Nomination Out of CommitteeEspecially John McCain.
  18. politics
    Lindsey Graham Threatens Holds on Hagel and Brennan NominationsHe wants more information on Benghazi.
  19. the national interest
    Whose Terrible Idea Was It to Nominate Hagel, Anyway?Lessons from a fiasco.
  20. Frank Rich on the National Circus: Hagel Was Bad; His Inquisitors Were WorseMcCain has some chutzpah to criticize the nominee over Iraq.
  21. photo op
    The Many Sad Faces of Chuck HagelHe was so sad.
  22. McCain Gets Angry With ‘Old Friend’ HagelMcCain: “Are you gonna answer the question, Senator Hagel?”
  23. party poopers
    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.
  24. comings and goings
    Obama Criticized for Packing Cabinet With White GuysIn his defense, he did try to pick a woman.
  25. allegedly at one time the world’s greatest deliberative body
    GOP Admits Inability to MultitaskThis is not impressive.
  26. sad chuck hagel
    Chuck Hagel Was Very, Very Sad TodayObama’s praise did nothing to lighten his spirits.
  27. comings and goings
    Heilemann: ‘Israel Question’ Drives Hagel DebateHeilemann speaks on the Hagel outcry.
  28. the national interest
    Nominating Hagel Most Un-Obama Thing EverNot in a good way.
  29. comings and goings
    Obama Picks Brennan for CIA, Hagel for DefenseChuck Hagel will also be selected today as secretary of Defense.
  30. comings and goings
    Obama Will Nominate Hagel to Defense MondayLet the real fighting begin!
  31. comings and goings
    The Real Fight Over Chuck Hagel as Defense Secretary Likely Starts Next WeekUnofficially, it’s well underway.
  32. early and awkward
    Chuck Hagel Is Still Getting the Susan Rice TreatmentMore criticism for a man not officially running for anything.
  33. the national interest
    Republicans Accuse Hagel of Being RepublicanThey have a point.
  34. early and awkward
    Chuck Hagel Had a Big Problem With ‘Aggressively Gay’ Nominee in 1998What is “aggressively gay”?
  35. comings and goings
    Susan Rice Will Not Be Secretary of StateShe withdrew her name from consideration this afternoon.
  36. early and often
    Obama’s Potential Running Mates: A Who’s WhoObama 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.
  37. early and often
    Heilemann on Obama’s V.P. ConundrumWhere 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?