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Biden Bites

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Hamid Karzai Meets Chuck Hagel

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Hagel Nomination Stalled

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German Spies’ Sex for Secrets Replaced by Free Love

The location of a former training camp where Stasi operatives were taught to retrieve secrets through sex now houses a free-love commune; filibuster reform was blocked and now, for the first time in history, a secretary of defense nomination has been filibustered; meanwhile, Al-Jazeera has been accused of developing a political agenda since the Arab Spring. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Senate Passes VAWA, O’Reilly Visits Letterman, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including an excerpt from President Obama’s State of the Union speech and Chuck Hagel clears a big hurdle in the Senate.

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Lawmakers Seek to Legalize Pot, Trump Sues Maher, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the government’s pending legal action against S&P and Joe Scarborough becomes the latest conservative to smack down the NRA.

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Hagel Haggling

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The Measure of Chuck Hagel

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Hagel Clashes With McCain, Geraldo Contemplates Senate Run, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including details on the newest version of Tennessee’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill and Denver’s mayor channels Ray Lewis after losing an NFL playoff bet.

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AP/Nati Harnik

The Hagel Hearings

As Chuck Hagel begins his Senate confirmation hearings Thursday, you can be sure that no senator will ask him about his presence during the machine-gunning of an orphanage in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta or the lessons he might have drawn from that incident.

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Hagel’s Problem

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Chuck Hagel

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Chuck Hagel and Republicans

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Hagel vs. Neocons

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Chuck Hagel’s Battle

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Hagel Pick

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Hagel’s Headache

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Chuck Hagel

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Mr. Fish's Cartoon

A Long, Hard, Forgiving Look at Chuck Hagel

Chuck Hagel has apologized for the anti-gay comments he made in 1998 but liberals continue to disapprove of him for secretary of defense; with so much emphasis on the infamous fiscal cliff, someone should pay attention to the looming “climate cliff”; meanwhile, India’s Supreme Court will rule on a case that may mean the end of affordable generic drugs all over the world. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Hate Hate Hagel

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Fiscal Cliff Blame Game, a Hillary Clinton Health Update, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including a marriage milestone in Maryland and Politics Today’s pick for the 2012 video of the year.

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DoD/D. Myles Cullen

Veterans Denounce Neoconservative ‘Swiftboating’ of Chuck Hagel

If Chuck Hagel is nominated by President Obama to serve as secretary of defense, there will be at least three compelling arguments in his favor.

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The NRA Responds to Sandy Hook Shooting, Richard Engel Is Freed, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including a serious female contender to become the next defense secretary and Nate Silver’s analysis of gun ownership in America.

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Senator Demands Federal Pot Plan, Norquist Makes Insane Prediction, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including a GOP contender for a top Cabinet post in the Obama administration and why Michigan Republicans should have taken a closer look at the right-to-work legislation they passed.

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Clinton Denies Designs on Biden’s Throne

What’s a secretary of state to do in the face of international terrorism and domestic unrest? Why, she should set the record straight on the “Today” show, which is just what Hillary Clinton did Thursday to tackle cloak-and-dagger rumors that she might replace Vice President Joe Biden in 2012 ... (more)

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Hillary and Gates

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DoD / U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison

Gates Looks for an Out in 2011

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has held his position through the transition from the Bush to the Obama administration, but it’s looking like he won’t hang on for yet another presidential term.

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Gates

Gen. McChrystal’s Last Champion

It might have been better for Gen. Stanley McChrystal if Defense Secretary Robert Gates had piped up a little earlier but, nonetheless, Gates comes to McChrystal’s, uh, defense in this interview with The Associated Press.

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CNN.com

Obama Introduces National Security Team

As expected, President-elect Barack Obama named Sen. Hillary Clinton as his choice for secretary of state and gave Robert Gates the opportunity to continue his work as secretary of defense—just two in a series of high-powered nominations Obama announced Monday.

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Odierno
http://www.mnci.centcom.mil/leaders/index.htm

Odierno Takes Petraeus’ Place in Iraq

On Tuesday, Gen. David Petraeus handed over the duties of commander of multinational forces in Iraq to his second-in-command, Gen. Raymond Odierno, who worked with Petraeus on implementing the U.S. troop surge over recent months. To mark the occasion, Petraeus, other American officials and Iraqi brass joined Odierno for a ceremony in a Baghdad-area palace formerly owned by Saddam Hussein.

Posted on Sep 16, 2008 READ MORE


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AP Photo/Gerald Herbert

Rumsfeld Cashing In With Iraq Memoir?

What’s a former secretary of defense to do now that he’s out of a job?  Well, the answer for Donald Rumsfeld is apparently to write a (controlled) memoir arguing in defense of his military maneuvers in Iraq—for a sweet chunk of change. 

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The Nation: Generals Revolt

Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor of The Nation, asks, “Is there a retired general left in the States who hasn’t called on Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld to fall on his sword?”

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General Planning

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Gen. Zinni
From ThinkProgress

Gen. Zinni Calls on Rumsfeld to Resign

The former commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East called on the secretary of defense and other Bush officials to resign for making a “series of disastrous mistakes” in Iraq. (video)

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See Actual Notes From Rumsfeld-9/11 Meeting

CBS reported in Sept. 2002 that the secretary of defense was pushing to invade Iraq barely five hours after 9/11. A blogger uses the Freedom of Information Act to publish the handwritten notes by a Defense Dept. staffer that gave rise to that story.

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