Now that a few more Republicans have said they will vote for cloture on Chuck Hagel’s nomination the filibuster against him should end. Next week the Senate will likely again vote on Hagel and he should soon become the next Secretary of Defense. In the short term the Republican’s unprecedented move of blocking the first [...]
|By: Jon Walker Friday February 22, 2013 9:09 am|
|By: Jon Walker Friday February 15, 2013 10:01 am|
From its anti-democratic design, to its bizarre rules, to the absurd way it is run, the United States Senate is simply a terrible institution. Yet whenever I think my opinion of the chamber can’t get any lower the Senators manage to find a new way to disappoint me. The recent failure of the cloture vote [...]
|By: Jon Walker Thursday February 14, 2013 7:44 am|
For the first time ever a Secretary of Defense nominee will be filibustered. Some Senate Republicans are forcing Democrats to go through with the lengthy process of cloture to get a vote on Chuck Hagel. This has apparently given Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D) a sad. From NPR: For President Obama’s choice to become [...]
|By: Cliff Schecter Thursday May 29, 2008 3:41 pm|
Will the Hagel endorsement talk begin again? Or Hagel for Secretary of Defense? (Not to put the cart ahead of the horse).
In any case, another interesting development from the Hagels, as the onetime stalwart McCain booster (McCain For President Campaign Chairman in 2000) moves ever closer to Obama supporter.
|By: Cliff Schecter Wednesday May 21, 2008 10:33 am|
Some quick links for some morning/afternoon reading, depending upon your neck of the woods:Bill Richardson will campaign for Obama in Puerto RicoObama up on McCain by 8 points in new pollObama’s speech last night: Does it seem like Chuck Hagel, McCain’s campaign co-chair from 2000, is slyly endorsing Obama?Obama preparing to take over DNC
|By: Cliff Schecter Tuesday May 20, 2008 6:37 am|
This is a quote from an Iraqi vet about both John Mccain and John Cornyn’s (R-TX) opposition to the updated and bipartisan GI Bill sponsored by Jim Webb (D-VA) and Chuck Hagel (R-NE). John McCain’s “alternative” would only provide “a fraction” of the benefits. His argument is essentially that it would hurt military retention, because it is too generous.Yes, you wouldn’t want to be too genererous to veterans now would you.