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L.A. Times 2013/02/14 20:00:00
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Efforts to confirm Chuck Hagel as the nation’s new secretary of Defense hit another roadblock Thursday, with Senate leaders saying a vote to move forward with his nomination could be delayed in the face of a “full-scale filibuster” on the part of Republicans.

The White House had been pushing to get Hagel confirmed before a scheduled meeting next week of NATO defense ministers in Brussels, where plans for Afghanistan will be among the topics of discussion. White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters traveling with the president in Georgia that it was “unconscionable” that Republicans were holding up Hagel’s confirmation ahead of the meeting.

“We need our new Defense secretary to be there,” Earnest said. "It does not send a favorable signal for Republicans in the United States Senate to delay a vote on the president's nominee,” he added. “It's difficult to explain to our allies exactly why that's happening.”

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  • Alacrity 2013/02/22 20:35:01 (edited)
    No
    Alacrity
    THEY ARE INCOMPETENT & DISHONEST, JUST LIKE PAKISTAN

    INCOMPETENT   DISHONEST just like Pakistan
  • donisue 2013/02/20 17:29:45
    Yes
    donisue
    Hagel has issues we need to get to the bottom of them.
  • philldclarke 2013/02/20 05:43:46
  • Bailey C 2013/02/20 01:49:15
    No
    Bailey C
    +3
    Rediculous... As usual
  • Mickey V 2013/02/20 00:28:19
    No
    Mickey V
    +2
    Chuck Hagel is a Republican Vietnam veteran who had the wisdom to vote against the war in Iraq. He is definitely the right man at the right time for this job, and the Republicans don't want him in because the truth is now coming out in a big undeniable way. Watch the Rachael Maddow show tonight at 9:00 p.m. EST on MSNBC (you must watch this special report)-- also available on Xfinity on Demand. You will find out the truth about Iraq and the thousands dead (10's of thousands injured permanently in so many ways) on Bush/Cheney's watch. As sad as Benghazi it, you will forget the word quickly. There is simply no comparison. How many of those chicken hawks have served our country?
  • Thomas 2013/02/19 22:11:27
  • DJPanicDC 2013/02/19 21:32:36
    No
    DJPanicDC
    This simultaneously proves Obama as a weak panderer and the GOP as un willing to accept anything he does even if it is nominate one of their own
  • Mickey V DJPanicDC 2013/02/21 12:41:06
    Mickey V
    Absolutely; I don't know about Obama being weak, but he definitely aims for bipartisanship. When will he learn they are just self-serving idiots, who will turn down something they have proposed themselves if Obama agrees. Suddenly they say, if you like it, then "never mind".
  • DJPanicDC Mickey V 2013/02/22 01:36:27
    DJPanicDC
    +1
    I did not see it as weak in the beginning, but after 4 years he is starting to look like a pathetic suitor. They will never like him no matter what he does and all he does is hurt his base trying to please them. They are more interested in ruining his legacy than progress so he needs to stop delaying everything in hopes they will

    The politicians have at least a elf-serving agenda though what amazes me is all the right wing zombies who just agree
  • Mickey V DJPanicDC 2013/02/23 13:02:19
    Mickey V
    +1
    I mostly agree with you. But about Obama's weakness, I see it as very self-disciplined determination -- he is a very patient man. I hope the second term is where he steps it up. Only time will tell.
  • Prophet 2013/02/19 21:31:33
    Yes
    Prophet
    Hagel is a woos.
  • PapaBC 2013/02/19 15:55:35
    Yes
    PapaBC
    +1
    Hagel is not the right person for the job.
  • chucky 2013/02/19 15:49:54
    Yes
    chucky
    Hagel is a moron.
  • lkreu 2013/02/19 14:57:04 (edited)
    No
    lkreu
    John McCain even said he is mad b/c of "when he was a republican" he still is by the way, he said we were wrong by going into Iraqi we were. And he was mean to George oh boo hoo Everything he said was the truth.
  • Chris La 2013/02/19 13:30:32
    Yes
    Chris La
    +1
    He's one of Obama's more ridiculous choices of nominee for anything, and I can't believe he is still under consideration.
  • harry 2013/02/19 12:33:14
    No
    harry
    +2
    Republicans only represent the 1% rich. They do not reflect the will of the majority. They are self-centered greed inflicted people.
  • philldc... harry 2013/02/20 05:46:33
  • Israel 2013/02/19 10:50:58
  • strawberry 2013/02/19 04:48:32
    Yes
    strawberry
    John McCain needs to move forward as do other Republicans. McCain could be right, but his constant actions, often one of a sore loser, are not making any gains in Congress for U.S. benefit.
  • MO.gal 2013/02/19 04:11:54
    No
    MO.gal
    +3
    The Republicans only concern is to obstruct the president at every turn. They are like a bunch of children. They don't care enough about this country to do the job they were hired to do. They should all just go home, they are useless.
  • dePSyChO 2013/02/19 02:07:46
    No
    dePSyChO
    +2
    Republicans are almost never reasonable.
  • True~Male 2013/02/19 00:55:57
    Yes
    True~Male
    +3
    YES THEY ARE DOING THEIR JOB
  • PatrioticSue 2013/02/19 00:02:24
    Yes
    PatrioticSue
    +3
    Even Dems are wondering if this guy is right for this job. No one dare speak up to offend King Obama.
  • HappyGuy Patriot... 2013/02/19 03:51:19
    HappyGuy
    +1
    I know what you are saying -- The guy is not right for the job --
  • tom Savage 2013/02/18 22:50:47
    No
    tom Savage
    +1
    Get on with it and have the vote. This is about political vendetta which is childish and tiring.
  • HappyGuy tom Savage 2013/02/19 03:52:24
    HappyGuy
    +1
    It's about doing what is right for America --not just laying down and playing dead for the lying liberals agenda .
  • lkreu HappyGuy 2013/02/19 14:59:59
    lkreu
    We look like idiots to the rest of the world b/c we can not get anything done, except to name a post office or two - the man is a decorated war Veteran - he IS a good choice for the job. The republicans don't even like people in their own party.
  • tom Savage HappyGuy 2013/02/19 15:56:47
    tom Savage
    Well you were doing fine until you lowered yourself to the use of pejorative.

    A great American war hero, Senator John McCain and his good friend Senator Lindsay Graham, warned Then Republican Senator Chuck Hagel not to cross the line and support Barak Obama in the 2008 campaign. Hagel bucked his pals warnings and this is payback for his joining Obama on the campaign trail.

    McCain has a long memory and holds a grudge. Nevertheless, Hagel will be confirmed. Probably by a slim margin, perhaps 62-38, but confirmed nonetheless.
  • HappyGuy tom Savage 2013/02/20 03:54:49
    HappyGuy
    I don't think so .... he should not be confirmed at all for any position
  • tom Savage HappyGuy 2013/02/22 15:48:12
    tom Savage
    We will see what happens.
  • HappyGuy tom Savage 2013/03/05 04:25:22
    HappyGuy
    Obama should compromise to come up with the cuts
  • tom Savage HappyGuy 2013/03/05 15:53:12
    tom Savage
    +1
    We agree. The following is an article that reveals inside details of the negotiations for a grand bargain and just how close we were. What it shows is the willingness of both sides to compromise plus the delicate relationships between the players. This from a real journalist without a torch.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/0...
  • MOMMA THOMAS 2013/02/18 19:06:02
    No
    MOMMA THOMAS
    +2
    NOTHING IS REASONABLE WITH THE GOP THESE DAYS...
  • Patriot... MOMMA T... 2013/02/19 00:04:30
    PatrioticSue
    +5
    The GOP? Your precious Obamacare isn't keeping ANY of it's promises.
    HC premiums are skyrocketing.
    To top it off, Obama's big promise of insuring uninsurables is over. They aren't doing it!
    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/...
  • HappyGuy MOMMA T... 2013/02/19 03:53:00
    HappyGuy
    +1
    They use common sense not that mucky muck crap that Obama feeds them !!
  • LeroyRogers 2013/02/18 18:35:44
    Yes
    LeroyRogers
    +5
    this guy isn't qualified to be sec. of defense, but then again obama isn't qualified to be president.
  • HappyGuy LeroyRo... 2013/02/19 03:53:48
  • mzemma 2013/02/18 17:43:49
    Yes
    mzemma
    +1
    i don't really care... but Republicans... in the house and senate.. will just do anything.. to be defiant... just to go against the Democratic grain, even if they like the guy. IT's like a grade school play ground during recess.. a big pissing contest amongst these egotistical males in DC.. they're jerks!
  • star mzemma 2013/02/19 02:26:13
    star
    They all made mistakes. You can't please every one. There are little difference between the two. I vote for the man I like the best regardless of his party.
  • HappyGuy mzemma 2013/02/19 03:54:39 (edited)
    HappyGuy
    They have to in order to keep stability going in the United States -- Plus they owe to the voters
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