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Jim inhofe

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The Oklahoma Republican is in the spotlight after pressing Chuck Hagel during the Pentagon chief nominee's confirmation hearing.
Jim inhofe

Senate Armed Services Committee ranking member Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) delivers opening remarks during former U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel's (R-NE) confirmation hearing to become the next secretary of defense with Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI) (L) and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Capitol Hill January 31, 2013 in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama nominated Hagel, a controversial choice as Hagel opposed former President George W. Bush and his own party on the Iraq War and upset liberals with his criticism of a gay ambassador, for which he later apologized.

Chip Somodevilla