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Obama Picks Hagel to Succeed Panetta

President Barack Obama has settled on Chuck Hagel, a Republican and former U.S. senator from Nebraska, to succeed Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, with an announcement expected Monday, Democratic officials tell POLITICO.

The choice of Hagel, who opposed his party on  the Iraq war as a senator, is likely to ignite a raucous confirmation battle, since several Democratic interest groups and prominent Republicans have voiced strong opposition since Hagel’s vetting for the job was reported five weeks ago.

Source: Politico. Read full article. (link)

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  • John Galt||

    Let the haggling Hagel'ing begin!

  • Eno Frapuni||

    Another pick from Comrade Dictator Obama showing us how he wants to unite the nation and have us all work together to solve the nation's problems.
    In the meantime, the Senate will waste days grinding on this.

  • Kyfho Myoba||

    Waste? The more time they spend on this, the less time they spend stealing and murdering.

  • GroundTruth||

    If this goes through, it will be first time I can think of that BO has actually made a good call. Of course, if it goes through, how long will it be before Hagel quits in disgust when we launch into yet another "humanitarian action"?

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