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Can Chuck Hagel Recover From His Brutal Confirmation Process?


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Chuck Hagel, news, obama, politics, government, congress, usa )

Cal
- 680 days ago - theweek.com
Even if he is finally confirmed, the decorated war veteran may be too weakened to have much influence



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Aletta Kraan (146)
Friday February 15, 2013, 6:48 pm
Noted , thanks !
 

John B. (122)
Friday February 15, 2013, 7:18 pm
Thanks Cal for the link to the article by Ryu Spaeth. He may survive but I bet Senator Harry Reid is kicking himself in the butt for not pushing for stronger filibuster rule. The fact that this is the first time that a Cabinet appointment has been filibustered doesn't say much for the GOP. Read and noted.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 4:10 am
Not really a filibuster when they are not in session. So without the time off, the delay probably would have been a day or two. Weird choice President Obama made, had to know it would be very contentious.
 

Michael Kirkby (86)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 2:09 pm
Noted
 

Lois Jordan (58)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 3:33 pm
Noted, thanks Cal. The Daily Show had a nice piece on this...stating that McShame's doing this in retribution against Hagel. All makes perfect sense. I just hate that Congress looks more like a high school campus than a group of educated lawmakers.
 

Ros G. (84)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 7:03 pm
Thanks Cal - I hope he can - when Parties and Lobbyists go after one man so strongly - he must be the right man for the job - no yes man or puppet here
 

Susanne R. (249)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 10:46 pm
I hope the Republicans never recover from what they did to this man!
 
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