Here’s what the Loop is reading Friday:
Former Sen. Chuck Hagel, President Obama's choice for defense secretary, testifies. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
Hagel redux — Rehashing Thursday’s hearing for former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) to be secretary of defense. The highlight reel’s here, and the reviews have his performance as “just plain bad.”
Living history — It’s Hillary Clinton’s last day as secretary of state. Our colleague Anne Gearan examines her legacy and finds “no major diplomatic achievements” equalling those of her great predecessors. Ouch.
He hearted NYC — A nice obituary (and photo gallery) for former New York mayor Ed Koch.
Emily Heil is the co-author of the Reliable Source and previously helped pen the In the Loop column with Al Kamen.