Friday, February 1, 2013

Senator Chuck Hagel Confirmation Hearing For U.S. Secretary Of Defense -- News Roundup

Hagel Faces Barrage Of Criticism During Tense Confirmation Hearing -- FOX News

WASHINGTON – Defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel endured a barrage of criticism Thursday during his all-day confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill, challenged repeatedly by Republican lawmakers about his past positions on Israel, Iran, Iraq and other issues he'd be sure to confront at the helm of the Pentagon.

The former Nebraska Republican senator was compelled under questioning to walk back a series of past statements, including one in which he complained about the "Jewish lobby." He had several sparring partners throughout the day, but was questioned perhaps most aggressively by fellow Vietnam War veteran Sen. John McCain and freshman Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, both Republicans.

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More News On The Confirmation Hearing For Senator Chuck Hagel

Recap: Chuck Hagel Confirmation Hearing -- Wall Street Journal
The Scene at the Hagel Hearing -- The Atlantic
Chuck Hagel clashes with Republican senators at confirmation – live updates -- The Guardian
Hagel defends record, sets priorities at Senate hearing -- USA Today
Hagel takes on critics, embraces Obama policies at rocky hearing -- CNN
Hagel Faces Bruising Hearing Over Iran, Israel Ties, Nukes -- Defense News
Under fire from Republicans, Hagel ends marathon confirmation hearing -- NBC
Hagel defends record at confirmation hearing -- Washington Post
Hagel grilled at confirmation hearing, defends record -- CBS News
Hagel faces bruising confirmation hearing -- Air Force Times
Hagel tries to combat hostile GOP questions on past statements -- UPI
Chuck Hagel's Senate hearing: testy exchanges on key foreign policy issues -- The Guardian
GOP senators pummel Chuck Hagel -- Politico
Chuck Hagel grilled in Senate confirmation hearing -- BBC
Senate panel grills defense nominee Hagel -- Deutsche Welle
Hagel’s Views Come Under Harsh Scrutiny by Republicans -- New York Times
Senators assail Obama's Pentagon nominee, question judgment -- Reuters
Republicans Hammer Defense Nominee Chuck Hagel -- AP
Chuck Hagel, GOP Senators Butt Heads at Defense Secretary Confirmation Hearing -- ABC News
Chuck Hagel, Senate Republicans clash at confirmation hearing -- McClatchy News
McCain pounds Chuck Hagel in Senate confirmation hearing -- Christian Science Monitor
Chuck Hagel, Lindsey Graham Disagree Over Iran -- ABC News
Inhofe Asks Hagel Why Iran Endorses His Nomination -- Time
Sen. Mark Udall Will Support Hagel Nomination -- TPM
McKeon wants new Defense nominee -- Politico
Sen. James Inhofe, Ranking Member of SASC, Will Vote Against Hagel For SecDef -- Aol Defense

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