Tag Archives: Chuck Hagel

Defense Secretary Hagel Expands Same-Sex Benefits

Nine states have refused to grant full benefits to same-sex couples serving in the National Guard, prompting Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to take action himself to ensure that couples receive the benefits they deserve. In a speech at the … Continue reading
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The More Things Change…

Artist – John Cole In other news, following a month of conspiracy theories and tomfoolery, former Senator Chuck Hagel has been confirmed as the next Secretary of Defense. And Friends of Hamas, Iran, communists at Harvard Law, and probably Satan … Continue reading
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Idiot Quote of the Day

Prepare yourself for a torrent of jackassery. via ThinkProgress INHOFE: But I think the mere fact that they would say — Iran would say that the Holocaust didn’t exist. Keep in mind, I know the response to this. They say, … Continue reading
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Lacking Self-Awareness, John McCain Accuses Someone of Being Unqualified

Two weeks ago Senator John McCain said he would not join the filibuster of Chuck Hagel’s confirmation as Secretary of Defense, but on the following day he broke his pledge and joined the Republican party’s filibuster anyway. Fast forward to … Continue reading
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Colbert: “Has Chuck Hagel Ever Given a Speech to Cobra?”

Here’s Colbert on “Friends of Hamas.” What else is he hiding that hasn’t happened? Dead. Continue reading
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McCain: It’s Personal

Why did Senator John McCain claim he wouldn’t filibuster Chuck Hagel, then go ahead and do so anyway? Because Chuck Hagel hurt his feelings over five years ago. McCAIN: But to be honest with you, Neil, it goes back to … Continue reading
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Meanwhile, at the Kids Table

According to the most recent reports, Republicans may be on the verge of dropping their filibuster of Chuck Hagel’s confirmation as Secretary of Defense. And while John McCain says he is finally satisfied by the information the White House has … Continue reading
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A Word About the Chuck Hagel Nomination

I know it’s more or less a foregone conclusion that he’ll be confirmed, but I’m not thrilled with the nomination of Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense for several reasons, but near the top of the list is this growing … Continue reading

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Scratch the “Uphold” Line

Artist – David Fitszimmons Esquire Magazine has resurrected a very extensive profile of Chuck Hagel’s opposition to the Iraq war written by Charles Pierce in 2007. It’s worth the read if you’d like a refresher. Also — state authorities and … Continue reading

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“Divisive and Distracting”

As you’re probably aware, President Obama nominated Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense today. And predictably, the Republicans have reacted by contradicting every nice thing they’ve said about Hagel in the past. Bill Kristol once proposed that Hagel be nominated … Continue reading

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List of Demands

Artist – Steve Sack In other news, President Obama will reportedly announce the nomination of Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense tomorrow.

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