Chuck Hagel nomination creates rare partisan fight over Pentagon post

WASHINGTON – President Obama will nominate Chuck Hagel as his next defense secretary, a senior administration official said Sunday, choosing a former Senate colleague and a decorated Vietnam veteran and signaling he's ready for a contentious

Chuck Hagel, R-Nebraska, despite the fact that Republicans are promising a fight. (National Journal); “The odds favor Hagel's confirmation.” (Salon); Among those who've voiced opposition to Hagel's nomination: John McCain. Of course, John McCain wasn't

Former senator Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) be nominated later today as Defense Secretary, setting the stage for what appears set to be a contentious nomination fight. And when it comes to that fight, Hagel will have a tough time finding many character

President Barack Obama announced at a press conference that he has chosen former Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel to be the next Secretary of Defense, setting up a fight with Senate Republicans for his confirmation.

Chuck Hagel, R-Nebraska, despite the fact that Republicans are promising a fight. (National Journal); “The odds favor Hagel's confirmation.” (Salon); Among those who've voiced opposition to Hagel's nomination: John McCain. Of course, John McCain wasn't