The Senate voted along party lines on a stormy Tuesday evening to confirm the embattled former Republican Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel as the nation’s next secretary of defense, capping a turbulent months-long battle over the nominee’s controversial past.
A sharply divided Senate is scheduled to cast a final vote on the contested nomination of secretary of defense nominee Chuck Hagel Tuesday, ending a months-long battle that has centered on the nominee’s controversial past statements.
The Embassy of India chided secretary of defense nominee Chuck Hagel late Monday for suggesting in a previously unreleased 2011 speech that India has “for many years” sponsored terrorist activities against Pakistan in Afghanistan.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) sent a letter to secretary of defense nominee Chuck Hagel Wednesday asking whether he made disparaging comments about Israel during a speech at Rutgers law school on April 9, 2010.
The release of a videotaped speech delivered by embattled secretary of defense nominee Chuck Hagel at Cameron University in 2011 is contingent upon the former Nebraska senator’s written consent, according to university officials.
President Barack Obama’s defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel is worth as much $11 million, but the business practices that made him rich were once denounced by some of the Democrats now backing him.
Defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel had the second-highest office turnover rate in the past ten years while serving as Nebraskan senator, according to the Washington Times.
Secretary of defense nominee Chuck Hagel walked back and apologized for his most controversial foreign policy views during a meeting Friday with Jewish organizational leaders, according to sources with knowledge of the gathering.
A pro-Tehran advocacy group presented controversial secretary of defense nominee Chuck Hagel with a $355 designer “Movada” clock in 2002, according to the former Republican Nebraska senator’s financial disclosures.
Defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel’s Atlantic Council predicted that Iran will one day be a natural partner for the United States in the future and it also laid out a roadmap to achieve that partnership.