John McCain and Chuck Hagel were once BFFs. What happened?

All Things Considered. 4 min 36 sec. Playlist; Download. Audie Cornish and Melissa Block read emails from listeners about "slut shaming" and Elliott Abrams on former Sen. Chuck Hagel's nomination for Secretary of Defense. Share. Facebook; Twitter

The nomination of former senator Chuck Hagel to lead the Pentagon has set in motion a highly unusual campaign-style brawl over a Cabinet post long considered above politics. Supporters and opponents are raising money and building political

The nomination of former senator Chuck Hagel to lead the Pentagon has set in motion a highly unusual campaign-style brawl over a Cabinet post long considered above politics. Supporters and opponents are raising money and building political

As Republicans plan their opposition strategy on Chuck Hagel's anticipated nomination as the next secretary of defense, Democrats are digging up and circulating examples of top GOP senators saying nice things about their

in the next decade, nor for the suitability of the man who appears likely to be the next secretary of defense, former Senator Chuck Hagel — his admirable iconoclasm toward some national security dogmas notwithstanding.