Rubio will vote against Hagel

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) has decided to vote against the confirmation of former Senator Chuck Hagel to be the next decretary of defense.

By Vincent Bzdek January 31, 2013

McCaskill: Defense audit will take years

Sen. Claire McCaskill says it's going to take until at least 2017 for the Defense Department to fully audit its accounting books.

By Rajiv Chandrasekaran January 31, 2013

Hagel: ‘I saw the horror of war’

Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Fla.) asked Chuck Hagel if he was wounded in Vietnam. Hagel said he did not want to dwell on his personal history (he was wounded, by shrapnel) but would instead explain how Vietnam shaped his own world view.

Hagel, McCain clash over Iraq surge

Hagel refuses to answer Sen. John McCain's question about whether he still believes the surge of U.S. troops in Iraq was a mistake

By Rajiv Chandrasekaran January 31, 2013

Hagel spars with Inhofe

Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), who opened by arguing that Chuck Hagel's views are far outside the mainstream, questioned the former Nebraska senator aggressively on Iran, Israel, and nuclear weapons.