Monthly Archives: February 2013

Hagel Confirmed Despite Petulant Senators

by James M. Wall Former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel assumed command of the Pentagon this week. Hagel was sworn in after an extended and contentious encounter with neocon, petulant Republican senators, each in his or her own way, determined to … Continue reading

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Right Wing Media Pushes “Friends of Hamas” Rumor

UPDATE Tuesday, February 26: The Hill reported Tuesday afternoon: The Senate on Tuesday voted to confirm former Sen. Chuck Hagel as Pentagon chief in a 58-41 vote, ending the most contentious confirmation fight for a Defense secretary in U.S. history. Only … Continue reading

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Republicans Block Hagel for Ten More Days

by James M. Wall The agreement Democratic Senate leader Harry Reid (NV) thought he had reached with Republican leader Mitch McConnell (KY), died a slow, angry and ugly death Thursday. When this new Senate held its first session in January, … Continue reading

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GOP Descends Into Its Winter of Discontent

“Why, I in this weak piping time of peace Have no delight to pass away the time, Unless to spy my shadow in the sun And descant on mine own deformity.” William Shakespeare: Richard III by James M. Wall A … Continue reading

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