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Senate Confirms Chuck Hagel for Defense Secretary

Senate Confirms Chuck Hagel for Defense Secretary

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — After a tough two-month battle characterized by tough interrogation and a partisan divide, the Senate voted 58-41 to confirm Chuck Hagel — President Obama’s nominee — as secretary of defense Tue…

Hagel Nomination Heads to Senate After Partisan Committee Vote

Hagel Nomination Heads to Senate After Partisan Committee Vote

US Senate(WASHINGTON) — Chuck Hagel’s nomination to be the next secretary of defense has been sent to the full Senate, following a 14-to-11 committee vote that split along partisan lines. Tuesday’s vote by the Senate Armed Services Committ…

Sen. Mitch McConnell: “The Tax Issue Is Finished”

Sen. Mitch McConnell: “The Tax Issue Is Finished”

Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) — Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Sunday he will not accept any new revenue in future deals with congressional Democrats and President Obama.“The tax issue is finished.  Over. Comp…

Leon Panetta and Israeli Counterpart Ehud Barak Talk Afghanistan, Iran, Syria — and Friendship

Leon Panetta and Israeli Counterpart Ehud Barak Talk Afghanistan, Iran, Syria — and Friendship

MARK WILSON/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — At a joint Pentagon press conference on Thursday, U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Israeli Minister of Defense Ehud Barak addressed questions about Afghanistan, the Iron Dome missile defense system …

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