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Photo courtesy Flickr/Chuck Hagel ... Thad Cochran of Mississippi, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, told The Associated Press on Monday that he will resign April 1 because of health ... However, he struggled before winning a 2014 Republican primary over tea party-backed state Sen.
Denis McDonough arrives for the announcement of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's resignation at the White House on Nov. ... In Sunday's interview, McDonough also blamed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for what he called a “dramatically watered down” joint statement on election security ...

On Feb. 26, 1993, a truck bomb built by Islamic extremists exploded in the parking garage of the North Tower of New York's World Trade Center, killing six people and injuring more than 1,000 others. (The bomb failed to topple the North Tower into the South Tower, as the terrorists had hoped; both ...
On Feb. 26, 1993, a truck bomb built by Islamic extremists exploded in the parking garage of the North Tower of New York's World Trade Center, killing six people and injuring more than 1,000 others. (The bomb failed to topple the North Tower into the South Tower, as the terrorists had hoped; both ...
Five years ago: A deeply divided Senate voted, 58-41, to confirm Republican Chuck Hagel to be U.S. defense secretary. A hot air balloon burst into flames during a sunrise flight over the ancient Egyptian city of Luxor and then plummeted 1,000 feet to earth, killing 19 tourists (one tourist and the balloon's ...
The American Legion Hartman Post 84 will present special awards to Vietnam War hero and former U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel and Columbus Police Officer Dale Ciboron at the 99th Birthday of The American Legion March 10 at the post home in Columbus at 2263 Third Ave. The ceremony will include a ...

Sen. Thad Cochran played a key role in ensuring that Tougaloo College was included in a debt clearance measure for four historically black colleges and ... in post-Katrina debt owed to the federal government cleared under a provision in a congressional budget deal signed by President Donald Trump.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel arrived in Afghanistan for his first visit as Pentagon chief. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was lauded at his state funeral as a modern-day reincarnation of Latin American liberator Simon Bolivar and a disciple of Cuba's Fidel Castro. One year ago: Hawaii became the ...
The U.S. Senate voted to limit filibusters by adopting the cloture rule. In 1930, the 27th president of the United States, William Howard Taft, ... Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel arrived in Afghanistan for his first visit as Pentagon chief. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez (OO'-goh CHAH'-vez) was lauded at ...
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly and Chuck Hagel, a Vietnam War veteran, former U.S. Senator, and former U.S. Secretary of Defense, discussed the importance of giving our Vietnam War veterans the welcome ... To learn more about the event you can visit www.donnelly.senate.gov.
I suddenly found myself thinking about those cheeseburgers late last week when the newsmedia reported that Senate Minority Leader Charles .... Thus, Chuck Schumer — in a classic case of the blind leading the blind — led the chorus to support Chuck Hagel as Obama's Defense Secretary despite ...
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks to troops at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, on December 8, 2013. .... In fact, in testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee in April 2008, US commander (and Iraq surge general) David Petraeus even admitted, however reluctantly, that “we haven't ...
Coats, former chairman of the Joint Economic Committee and member of the Senate Finance Committee, said the U.S. fiscal situation “is unsustainable as I think we all know and represents a dire threat to our economy and national security.” “I would urge all of us to recognize the need to address this ...
Sen. Thad Cochran played a key role in ensuring that Tougaloo College was included in a debt clearance measure for four historically black colleges and ... in post-Katrina debt owed to the federal government cleared under a provision in a congressional budget deal signed by President Donald Trump.
"Republicans don't want to filibuster Chuck Hagel's nomination to be the next secretary of defense," says Rachel Weiner at The Washington Post. "They just want to require a 60-vote threshold to end debate on his confirmation." Got it? On Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) filed for cloture, or a motion ...
Former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel thinks a U.S. strike against North Korea would likely trigger a war that leaves millions dead. ... During the recent Senate hearing, both retired Navy Adm. Dennis Blair, who now serves as Chairman of the Board for the Sasakawa Peace Foundation and Michael J.
WASHINGTON — From 1997 to 2009, Chuck Hagel represented the state of Nebraska as a Republican member of the U.S. Senate. After a few years off, he returned to public service as the 24th secretary of defense, serving under President Barack Obama from 2013-2015, a tumultuous period that saw the ...

Korea signed off on Cha that same month, but a formal nomination by the Senate never came. ... Former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel likewise told Defense News Wednesday that any sort of attack on North Korea, made on the assumption that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un would not retaliate, ...
2013: Chuck Hagel. 2013: Chuck Hagel. Five years ago: Chuck Hagel emerged from his grueling confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee with solid Democratic support for his nomination to be President Barack Obama's next defense secretary. AP ...
2013: Chuck Hagel emerges from his grueling confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee with solid Democratic support for his nomination to be President Barack Obama's next defense secretary. 2017:President Donald Trump nominates Neil Gorsuch, a fast-rising conservative ...
Five years ago: Chuck Hagel emerged from his grueling confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee with solid Democratic support for his nomination to be President Barack Obama's next defense secretary. A gas explosion caused three floors of the headquarters of Mexico's national ...
2013: Chuck Hagel. 2013: Chuck Hagel. Five years ago: Chuck Hagel emerged from his grueling confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee with solid Democratic support for his nomination to be President Barack Obama's next defense secretary. AP ...
Why does Sen. Lindsey Graham have a seat at the table on immigration? Are Jorge Ramos and Vicente Fox unavailable? Graham's claim to fame is: 1) having twice negotiated a voluntary surrender for the GOP on immigration; and 2) winning 0.00 percent of the vote when he ran for president two years ...
It would be as if during Bush's presidency, anti-war Republican Chuck Hagel had anointed himself spokesman for the GOP on the Iraq War. Republicans would have gone nuts. The fact that Senate Republicans have not done this in the case of Graham and immigration makes me think the fix is in. If we had ...
In this Oct. 30, 2017 photo, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, testifies during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on "The Authorizations for the Use of Military Force: Administration Perspective" on ... The only secretary of defense to have fought in Vietnam was Chuck Hagel, wounded in 1968.
No time to waste — this is going to be challenging and time-consuming and the clock is ticking in a short legislative session, and Sen. ... Chuck Hagel's critique of the Trump presidency published in the Journal Star was picked up by CNN, Newsweek, the Huffington Post and several other national news ...
COLUMBUS — Todd Watson read portions of the Constitution while making his pitch to local voters to support his run for the U.S. Senate. ... Chuck Hagel, who went on to serve as secretary of defense under President Barack Obama, and Fischer, who Watson said tried an unconstitutional move by asking ...
Jim Smith nor the property tax relief bill sponsored by Sen. ... and the future of immigrant DACA youths in jeopardy, a telephone conversation with Chuck Hagel provided a reminder that the issue came close to being resolved a dozen years ago. ... Hagel tried again in 2007, but the Senate failed to act.
Chuck Hagel believes we have entered "a defining year, a year of volatility and uncertainty and great danger" for the United States and the world. ... Hagel, who served two terms in the Senate, said his fellow Republicans may face a moment of truth later this year with the investigation of Russian influence ...
With Republicans in control of the White House, the House and Senate, the party is firmly responsible for the unfolding drama. ... pay for civilian employees at the Defense Department as well as Pentagon contractors whom Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel determined were “providing support to members of ...
In 1999, for the second time in history, an impeached American president went on trial before the Senate. ... Sen. Chuck Hagel as his next defense secretary, calling him "the leader our troops deserve"; Obama also chose White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan to lead the Central Intelligence ...
Edward Kennedy, D-Massachusetts; Justice Stephen Breyer; former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel; U.S. District Justice Jack Weinstein; former Justice Sandra Day O'Connor; former Secretary of State John F. Kerry; Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and former U.S. Senate Majority Leader George ...
Defense hawks are brushing aside concerns that the freshly passed tax cuts could squeeze defense spending and thwart the Trump administration's efforts to bulk up the military. Congress's official scorekeeper has estimated the tax cuts passed by Congress this week could add about $1.5 trillion to the ...
Special Counsel Robert Mueller departs the Capitol after a June 21, 2017 closed-door meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee about ... by officials including former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, former State Department counselor Eliot Cohen and former George W. Bush administration ...
In January 2017, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, whom Cruz once called a liar, introduced him at a Republican luncheon as “the new Ted Cruz. .... When he later questioned the patriotism of Senator Chuck Hagel, a decorated war hero, Senator John McCain compared Cruz to disgraced senator Joe McCarthy.
Friday, Scott and 19 other lawmakers, including both Georgia senators, signed a letter to the Senate and House appropriations committees urging them to ... In 2014, then-Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel proposed retiring the fleet of tank-killer planes for an estimated savings of $3.5 billion during five years.
Former Defense Secretary and United States Sen. Chuck Hagel says while he was taught to stand for the national anthem, he believes the current controversy has been overblown. Hagel, during a visit to Iowa, says he understands the statement by the Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds that she was taught to stand ...
One man with a career inside these national security decisions is Chuck Hagel. He is a Midwestern republican with two terms representing Nebraska in the U.S. Senate before serving as Defense Secretary in the Obama administration. Secretary Hagel was in Iowa Tuesday for a lecture at the John Culver ...
Senate Republicans are again working to revive a last gasp ObamaCare repeal, which no Democrats currently support. Hagel, who also served in the US Senate for 12 years, called on his colleagues to instead, put aside partisan divides and work together on legislation that both sides can agree on.
Chuck Hagel: Lessons in Ken Burns' Vietnam War documentary apply today ... Hagel served in Vietnam alongside his brother before going on to represent Nebraska for two terms in the U.S. Senate. ... Bob Kerrey, former Nebraska governor and U.S. senator, also served in Vietnam, where he lost a leg.
by Edward Hunt In recent testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, four former U.S. diplomats provided remarkably candid commentary on recent ... With Sen. Chuck Hagel's possible nomination still up in the air, several developments over the last couple of days should be noted, including this unqualified ...
In Republican Senator Jeff Flake's speech on the Senate floor Wednesday, he compared Trump's attack on the press being "the enemy of the people" to ... Chuck Hagel, former Defense Secretary and conservative GOP senator from Nebraska, said in an interview with the Lincoln Journal Star Saturday, ...
Hundreds of thousands of defense civilians were initially sent home but then called back to work by then-Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. The House appeared on track to pass a stopgap continuing resolution bill Thursday night, but Senate Democrats said they had enough votes to block the legislation in ...
In 1999, for the second time in history, an impeached American president went on trial before the Senate. ... Sen. Chuck Hagel as his next defense secretary, calling him "the leader our troops deserve"; Obama also chose White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan to lead the Central Intelligence ...
In 1999, for the second time in history, an impeached American president went on trial before the Senate. ... Sen. Chuck Hagel as his next defense secretary, calling him "the leader our troops deserve"; Obama also chose White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan to lead the Central Intelligence ...
In 1966, for example, one of the architects of cold war containment strategy, George Kennan, recommended a phased withdrawal to the Senate Foreign .... In Our Year of War: Two Brothers, Vietnam, and a Nation Divided, retired general Daniel Bolger offers an affecting account of Chuck Hagel (who later ...
FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2017, file photo, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, testifies during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on "The ... Secretaries Leon Panetta, Chuck Hagel and Ash Carter followed suit, trailed by a military aide carrying the coins that they often handed out to hundreds after each ...
Every important decision I made during my time in the Senate and as secretary of defense was influenced by my experiences in Vietnam. That January day 50 years ago showed me that there is uncommon courage all around us every day. Many times we don't recognize it — because those who perform ...
Rob Rosado, Food Marketing Institute's (FMI) government relations director, is moving to the Senate Agriculture Committee to work on nutrition, specialty .... debt,” Obama administration Defense secretaries Leon Panetta, Ash Carter and Chuck Hagel wrote in a letter to congressional leaders last month.
Friday, Scott and 19 other lawmakers, including both Georgia senators, signed a letter to the Senate and House appropriations committees urging them to ... In 2014, then-Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel proposed retiring the fleet of tank-killer planes for an estimated savings of $3.5 billion during five years.


 

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