Right Turn: Chuck Hagel


Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 07/23/2013

Who is in charge of this administration?

The Pentagon chief sounds like someone else is responsible for the devastation of our armed services.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:52 AM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chuck Hagel, defense spending

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 06/12/2013

Chuck Hagel, in the dark -- still

Secretary of defense isn't actually doing anything.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:30 PM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chuck Hagel, Defense Budget

Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 06/05/2013

Serial unkept promises on national security

The president has abandoned our troops, our allies and oppressed people around the world.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:58 PM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chuck Hagel, Foreign policy, National Security, Sequester, Syria

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 03/15/2013

Cruz, McCain and Romney: Missed manners

Mitt Romney, Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. John McCain showed the benefit of good manners and the peril of rudeness.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:47 PM ET, 03/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chuck Hagel, conservative movement, CPAC, Rand Paul, Rep. Paul Ryan, Republican Party, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 05:51 PM ET, 02/26/2013

Hagel confirmed 58-41

Chuck Hagel is confirmed by Hagel Democrats.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:51 PM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chuck Hagel, GOP, Iran, Israel

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 02/21/2013

EXCLUSIVE: Cornyn asks president to withdraw Hagel [Updated]

Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn calls on the president to pull Chuck Hagel from consideration.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:07 AM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chuck Hagel, Filibuster, Sen. John Cornyn

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 02/19/2013

Hagel: Israel heading toward 'apartheid'

Now Chuck Hagel is accused of calling Israel practically an apartheid state.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:36 PM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chuck Hagel, Defense nominee, Israel

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 02/15/2013

Was Chuck Hagel nominated out of spite? [UPDATED]

If Democrats think Chuck Hagel is inept, they should stop facilitating the president's spiteful nomination and vote against him.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:04 PM ET, 02/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chuck Hagel, Filibuster, Susan Rice

Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 02/14/2013

Hagel cloture fails: Now what about Iran? [Updated with video]

Two new speeches show how excessively deferential to Iran Chuck Hagel is.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:33 PM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chuck Hagel, cloture, Filibuster, Iran

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 02/12/2013

Hagel's complicated ties

Chcuk Hagel's finances and affiliations complicate his nomination.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:23 PM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Atlantic Council, Chuck Hagel, Defense Secretary, Iran, Israel

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 01/30/2013

What Chuck Hagel said in that J Street video [Updated]

Chuck Hagel's impromptu remarks: No wonder J Street did not want to give up the video.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:03 PM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chuck Hagel, Iran, Israel, J Street

Posted at 05:53 PM ET, 01/28/2013

Chuck Hagel's colleague: So many Jews, so much disloyalty

Chas Freeman, who is Chuck Hagel's vice chairman on the Atlantic Council board, gave a chilling speech on Israel and Jews.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:53 PM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  American Jews, Chuck Hagel, Israel

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 01/25/2013

Flashback: Obama couldn't be seen in Israel in 2008 with Hagel

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:10 AM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chuck Hagel, Israel

Posted at 06:18 PM ET, 01/24/2013

Hagel never met a despot he didn't coddle

Chuck Hagel has a pattern of overlooking threats and being taken in by despots.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  06:18 PM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chuck Hagel, North Korea threat, Sen. John Kerry

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 01/23/2013

Hagel's temperament comes center stage

His treatment of employees will be grounds for questioning.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:51 PM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chuck Hagel

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 01/22/2013

Hagel isn't fooling anyone

Chuck Hagel thinks senators are so gullible he can pull off his serial confirmation conversions.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:22 PM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chuck Hagel, Israel

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 01/17/2013

White House struggles with Chuck Hagel

The defense secretary nominee's attempt to resolve public problems with private meetings won't fly.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chuck Hagel, Pentagon

Posted at 05:14 PM ET, 01/16/2013

Rand Paul: Obama 'arrogant and presumptuous' about Israel

A conference call shows how critical support for Israel has become among conservatives.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:14 PM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chuck Hagel, Israel, Sen. Rand Paul

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 01/15/2013

Where is Sen. Warner on defending defense?

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Virg.) is in a bind on sequestration and the Chuck Hagel nomination.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:34 PM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chuck Hagel, Rep. Frank Wolf, Sen. Mark Warner

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 01/15/2013

Schumer rustled up to stop the bleeding

White House handlers for Chuck Hagel force a Democratic heavyweight to jump the gun on Hagel.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:46 PM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chuck Hagel, Chuck Schumer, Israel

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 01/15/2013

Hagel tries to deflect onslaught of criticism [Updated]

Chuck Hagel's letter to Sen. Barbara Boxer only adds to his problems.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:00 AM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chuck Hagel

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 01/08/2013

Hooray! An end to liberal litmus tests

Liberals give up on their list of inviolate positions.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:22 PM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abortion, Chuck Hagel, Israel

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 01/07/2013

Obama unites GOP, splits Dems

On domestic and foreign policy Obama creates divisions on his own side.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:47 PM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chuck Hagel, Congres, President Obama

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 01/06/2013

Sunday wrap

Fireworks on the Sunday shows.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:06 PM ET, 01/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chuck Hagel, Sunday wrap

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 01/04/2013

Conservatives relish prospect of Hagel confirmation fight

If Chuck Hagel is nominated get ready for an all out war in the Senate.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:38 PM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chuck Hagel, Israel, Pentagon

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 01/03/2013

Qualified defense secretary candidates abound

President Obama has much better defense secretary candidates than Chuck Hagel.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:48 PM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ash Carter, Chuck Hagel, Defense Secretary, Leon Panetta, Michele Fournoy

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 12/21/2012

EXCLUSIVE: Top Republican Senator will oppose Hagel nomination

The GOP Senate whip opposes the top candidate for secretary of defense.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:29 AM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chuck Hagel, John Cornyn, Right Turn, Secretary fo Defense

Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 12/20/2012

Is Chuck Hagel toast?

Now the left is going after Hagel.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:04 PM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chuck Hagel, Israel, Pentagon

Posted at 06:14 PM ET, 12/18/2012

Democrats speak out against Hagel as Flournoy's star rises

President Obama may look to a solid pick for Defense secretary that avoids a political minefield and pleases woemn's groups.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  06:14 PM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chuck Hagel, Defense Secretary, Michele Flournoy