Chuck Hagel

Video: Obama Speaks at 9/11 Pentagon Memorial (Full Speech)

Video: Obama Speaks at 9/11 Pentagon Memorial (Full Speech)
Thirteen years after the 9/11 attacks killed nearly 3,000 people and spun America into a renewed decade of war, President Obama reflects on the time that has passed and the future generation growing up in the shadow of the day that changed America forever.
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Defense Sec: Russia's Ukraine Incursions 'Shatter the Myth' of Post-Cold War Security

Defense Sec: Russia's Ukraine Incursions 'Shatter the Myth' of Post-Cold War Security
Russia has everybody worried. Their invasion of Ukraine has threatened the post-Cold War security the west had enjoyed since the fall of the Soviet empire. The military's incursions "shatter the myth" of stability, said US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.
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Defense Secretary Hagel Plans Benefits for Same-Sex Military Spouses, But None for Couples

Defense Secretary Hagel Plans Benefits for Same-Sex Military Spouses, But None for Couples
The Defense Department is planning to extend comprehensive benefits to same-sex spouses in the military, though this may interfere with plans for same-sex couples that were already in the pipeline. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel claims the latter aren't needed if the former are in place.
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Bipartisan Agreement on Boston Bombings As Top Dogs Reference Terrorist Attack

Bipartisan Agreement on Boston Bombings As Top Dogs Reference Terrorist Attack
Testifying on Capitol Hill, Hagel was the first Obama administration official to refer to terror or terrorism after the bombings Monday killed three and wounded more than 140 people Monday afternoon.
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Hagel Supports Same-Sex Benefits in Afghanistan

Hagel Supports Same-Sex Benefits in Afghanistan
While visiting U.S. troops at Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said he supports benefits for same-sex couples, and will fight to get them enacted into law.
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Hagel and Hamas: Not So Much Friends

Hagel and Hamas: Not So Much Friends
It's rare for light to be cast on the origins of a rumor. But a recent revelation about a charge made against Chuck Hagel before his confirmation as Secretary of Defense does that — and might provide us all some illumination too.
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Is Reid to Blame for Hagel's Filibuster Block?

Cliff Schecter joined us to discuss how the Hagel debacle shows once again the urgent need for filibuster reform and Cliff's frustration with Harry Reid.
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Sending a Message on the Future

Sending a Message on the Future
The appointment process in political governance is terribly important for a number of reasons, and the more important the appointment, the more necessary it is to work the appointment process in advance of announcing the appointment.
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McCain Says GOP Filibustered Hagel Because He Said Mean Things About Dubya

McCain Says GOP Filibustered Hagel Because He Said Mean Things About Dubya
You really couldn't make up stuff like this if you tried. But, amazingly, there actually exists a political party in 2013 America that is filled with people like Sen. John McCain (R-Az.) - angry, petulant, irresponsible, ridiculous, utterly not serious.
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For Hagel, What a Difference a Committee Makes

For Hagel, What a Difference a Committee Makes
During his confirmation hearings before the U. S. Senate Committee on Armed Services yesterday, former Senator Chuck Hagel demonstrated his lack of knowledge among the very similar committees in his old employer.
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