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First Hagel Vote Scheduled for Tomorrow

The first vote on whether or not former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel should be confirmed as Secretary of Defense has been scheduled for tomorrow. Hagel has come under fire for his previous statements about Israel, Iran and the pro-Israel lobby’s role in U.S. foreign policy. Michigan Senator and Chairman of the Armed Services Committee Carl Levin announced that his committee will vote on Hagel’s confirmation tomorrow afternoon. The committee, controlled by Democrats, […]

Panetta: Waterboarding Helped Lead US to Bin Laden

Newsflash: Apparently waterboarding works. This morning on Meet the Press, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta told David Gregory that information obtained as a direct result from waterboarded detainees was used to track down al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden and kill him. “The real story was that in order to put the puzzle of intelligence together that led us to Bin Laden, there were a lot of pieces out there that […]

Chuck Hagel Refuses to Answer Questions At Confirmation Hearing

It’s already been a very long day for Senator Chuck Hagel, President Obama’s pick to be the next Secretary of Defense. Amidst questioning in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Hagel directly refused to answer a simple question from former colleague Senator John McCain. Senator McCain: “Even as late as August 29, 2011, in an interview…2011, in an interview with the Financial Times you stated, ‘I disagreed with President […]