Battle Lines

Washington readies for potential Hagel nomination fight

A battle is shaping up over former Nebraskan Senator Chuck Hagel’s potential nomination as defense secretary. President Barack Obama may name Hagel as the nominee as early as Monday.

Barney Frank Opposes Hagel for SecDef

Barney Frank / AP

Rep. Barney Frank will oppose the potential nomination of former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel for secretary of defense if he is nominated, the retiring Massachusetts Democrat announced Monday, reports the Washington Blade.

Dodd-Frank’s Day in Court

Three States Join Lawsuit Against Dodd-Frank
Chris Dodd, Barney Frank / AP

Three states have joined a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

‘Keep Congress Kennedy-Free’

For Sean Bielat, congressional race a battle against old money, old media
Sean Bielat / AP

A Republican underdog looking to pull off an upset in a Massachusetts House race is hoping that a guerilla social media campaign can trump massive out-of-state donations, mainstream media bias, and dynastic power.