Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel’s nomination is still pending. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

Vote delayed — Senators want to know more about former Sen. Chuck Hagel’s finances — like who has paid him for speeches — before they vote on his nomination to be defense secretary.

Rough terrain ahead — More on Sally Jewell, the White House’s pick to head the Interior Department, including some of her impressive hiking feats.

To-may-to, to-mah-to? — Seems there’s less “lobbying” going on, but plenty of “advocacy” and PR.

Trouble in paradise -- Inside the posh Dominican Republic resort that figures in the scandal surrounding Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.).