The Plum Line: chuck hagel


Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 02/20/2013

After the "Friends of Hamas" debacle, will conservatives finally learn the obvious lesson?

Republicans haven't yet learned not to trust conservative news outlets that have been repeatedly wrong.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:08 PM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Breitbart.com, chuck hagel, political media

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 02/14/2013

Revive the threat of filibuster reform, Harry Reid

If Republicans successfully sink the nomination of Chuck Hagel by filibuster, Dems will have no choice but to revisit rules reform.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:14 PM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  chuck hagel

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 02/11/2013

Dems need to get tougher with GOP over Chuck Hagel

Harry Reid should not let any GOP Senators hold up Chuck Hagel's nomination any more with any holds. This battle will set a pattern for the next Congress.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:31 PM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  chuck hagel

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 02/01/2013

A GOP filibuster of Chuck Hagel would be unprecedented

If Republicans really block Hagel's nomination, it will be a sign that we're in for another four years of scorched earth opposition.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  11:40 AM ET, 02/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  chuck hagel, defense

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 01/31/2013

For Hagel, count to 60

Of course the Republicans will filibuster Chuck Hagel.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:23 PM ET, 01/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 01/15/2013

How Hagel underscores the narrowness of discussion over Israel

If he is confirmed, Chuck Hagel may well be able to broaden the boundaries of what constitutes acceptable rhetoric about the Mideast.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  03:18 PM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  chuck hagel, chuck schumer, defense

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 01/08/2013

Why Hagel is a smart pick for the Pentagon

Obama's choice is just the guy to cut defense spending.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  11:17 AM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  chuck hagel, defense

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 01/07/2013

Brennan nomination should ignite debate about drones, torture

Senators should use his confirmation hearings to press for a full accounting of Bush era torture and Obama era drone strikes.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:17 PM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  chuck hagel, CIA, John Brennan, national security

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 01/07/2013

Hagel pick challenges bipartisan national security consensus

Hagel represents a nod towards bipartisanship -- even as it also challenges the bipartisan national security consensus.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  11:16 AM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  chuck hagel, defense

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 12/26/2012

The brave new world of Cabinet nominations

The rules have changed, and even Senate reform won't change them back.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:55 PM ET, 12/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barack obama, chuck hagel, Senate, Susan Rice

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 12/21/2012

James Hormel: I question the sincerity of Chuck Hagel's 'so-called apology'

An anti-gay quote from 1998 threatens to derail Chuck Hagel's nomination.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:01 PM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  chuck hagel, department of defense, gay rights