International Republican Institute http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23442/all en UPDATE 4-Obama picks Hagel for defense, Brennan for CIA http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/update-4-obama-picks-hagel-defense-brennan-cia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Faces Senate battle on two fronts</p> <p>* Hagel faces questions on Israel, gays</p> <p>* Brennan's previous CIA tenure under scrutiny</p> <p>* Moves fill out reshuffled national security team</p> <p>By Steve Holland and Roberta Rampton</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/update-4-obama-picks-hagel-defense-brennan-cia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Barack Obama Business Candidate Position Central Intelligence Agency Chuck Hagel Chuck Hagel David Petraeus Diplomatic Relations Director of Central Intelligence Employment Relation Entertainment Environment Health International Republican Institute Leon Panetta Military personnel Person Attributes Person Career Person Location Person Party Politics Presidency of Barack Obama Presidents of the United Nations Security Council Quotation United States Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:08:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731325 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Israel muted over Obama's Pentagon pick http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-israel-muted-over-obamas-pentagon-pick <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Hagel's record on Iran worries some supporters of Israel</p> <p>* Obama seen setting tone for relations with Netanyahu<br /> government</p> <p>By Dan Williams</p> <p>JERUSALEM, Jan 8 (Reuters) - The Israeli government kept<br /> clear on Tuesday of a brewing battle in Washington over U.S.<br /> President Barack Obama's choice for defense secretary, Chuck<br /> Hagel, whose record on Iran and Israel is under scrutiny.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-israel-muted-over-obamas-pentagon-pick" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Barack Obama Benjamin Netanyahu Business Candidate Position Chuck Hagel Chuck Hagel Danny Ayalon Diplomatic Relations Entertainment Environment Government Health International Republican Institute Israeli Jews Person Career Person Party Politics Politics of Israel Quotation United States War Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:53:08 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731496 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters World News Highlights at 0415 GMT, Jan 08 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/reuters-world-news-highlights-at-0415-gmt-jan-08 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>Jan 8 (Reuters) - TOP STORIES</p> <p>-----------</p> <p>GUANGZHOU, China - Hundreds of supporters of one of China's<br /> most liberal newspapers demonstrated outside its headquarters on<br /> Monday, backing a strike by journalists against interference by<br /> the provincial propaganda chief.</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/reuters-world-news-highlights-at-0415-gmt-jan-08" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arms Purchase Sale Asia Bashar al-Assad Business Candidate Position CDATA Chuck Hagel Employment Relation Hospitality Human Interest International Republican Institute Law Natural Disaster Nouri al-Maliki Person Career Person Location Person Party Politics Shinz┼Ź Abe Syria Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:54:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731502 at http://www.globalpost.com After reservations, Democrat Schumer backs Hagel for Defense http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/after-reservations-democrat-schumer-backs-hagel-defense <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, whose support is seen as key to help secure the confirmation of the White House's nominee for defense secretary Chuck Hagel, said on Tuesday he is prepared to vote for Hagel.</p> <p>Schumer said his concerns over Israel and Iran and other issues were addressed after he met with Hagel for about 90 minutes, a meeting where he said Hagel was "forthcoming and sincere."</p> Business Chuck Hagel Chuck Hagel Chuck Schumer Entertainment Environment Health International Republican Institute Politics Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 15:30:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734778 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Hagel gets boost from US Senate Democrats for Pentagon job http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-3-hagel-gets-boost-us-senate-democrats-pentagon-job <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Schumer, Senate No. 3 Democrat, seen as key vote</p> <p>* Boxer, California, had also held back support</p> <p>* Support expected from all Senate Democrats, some Republicans</p> <p>By Patricia Zengerle</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel's chances of becoming the next U.S. defense secretary received a critical boost on Tuesday when two leading Senate Democrats said they had decided to vote to confirm him.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-3-hagel-gets-boost-us-senate-democrats-pentagon-job" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chuck Hagel Chuck Hagel International Republican Institute Politics of the United States Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 17:00:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734825 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Senate sets Jan 31 hearing for Hagel as Pentagon chief http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/update-1-senate-sets-jan-31-hearing-hagel-pentagon-chief <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Chuck Hagel, President Barack Obama's nominee to become the next U.S. defense secretary, will face his Senate confirmation hearing on Jan. 31, a Senate panel said on Wednesday.</p> <p>The Senate Armed Services Committee announcement came a day after Hagel's nomination won critical support from two leading pro-Israel Senate Democrats, who said he had eased their concerns over his positions on Israel, Iran and other issues.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/update-1-senate-sets-jan-31-hearing-hagel-pentagon-chief" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chuck Hagel Chuck Hagel International Republican Institute Military personnel Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 19:23:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735128 at http://www.globalpost.com (Blank Headline Received) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/blank-headline-received-2 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US DEFENSE SECRETARY NOMINEE CHUCK HAGEL TO FACE SENATE PANEL CONFIRMATION HEARING ON JAN 31 -SENATE PANEL</p> Chuck Hagel International Republican Institute Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 19:23:34 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735136 at http://www.globalpost.com Comprehensive U.S. immigration plan coming this week -McCain http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/comprehensive-us-immigration-plan-coming-week-mccain <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* McCain says plan similar to 2007's</p> <p>* Republicans see political angle in immigration reform</p> <p>* Obama to start immigration reform push this week</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Leading Democratic and Republican senators said on Sunday there were encouraging signs in the push to overhaul U.S. immigration laws - a top priority for President Obama's second term - and they would introduce their plan this week.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/comprehensive-us-immigration-plan-coming-week-mccain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business International Republican Institute Labor Law Military personnel United States Thomson Reuters Sun, 27 Jan 2013 18:16:01 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740194 at http://www.globalpost.com REFILE-White House on offensive to get Hagel as defense secretary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/big-push-hagel-no-leading-behind-white-house <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Refiles with new headline, no changes to text)</p> <p>* Concerted effort to overcome well-financed opposition</p> <p>* Confirmation hearing set for Thursday</p> <p>* Tougher fight in committee than in full Senate</p> <p>By Patricia Zengerle</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/big-push-hagel-no-leading-behind-white-house" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Chuck Hagel Chuck Hagel Entertainment Environment Health International Republican Institute Politics Politics of the United States Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 06:15:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741370 at http://www.globalpost.com Hagel assures on Iran, Israel in Senate confirmation hearing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/blank-headline-received <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Chuck Hagel said he backed the U.S. policy of preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon as he testified on Thursday before a skeptical Senate panel considering his nomination to be President Barack Obama's next secretary of defense.</p> <p>Hagel, a former Republican senator and decorated Vietnam veteran, broadly defended his record on national security issues after a public campaign against his nomination by critics seeking to portray him as soft on Iran and anti-Israel.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/blank-headline-received" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chuck Hagel Chuck Hagel International Republican Institute Thomson Reuters Thu, 31 Jan 2013 15:30:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741775 at http://www.globalpost.com US military ready to use 'full force' if necessary: Hagel http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/us-military-ready-use-full-force-if-necessary-hagel <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>President Barack Obama's pick to lead the Pentagon, Chuck Hagel, told senators Thursday he would not hesitate to use "the full force of the United States military" to defend America's security.</p> <p>Seeking to counter accusations from some lawmakers that he is ready to appease US adversaries, Hagel said at his confirmation hearing that he wanted to keep America's armed forces the strongest in the world and was prepared to back military action when necessary.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/us-military-ready-use-full-force-if-necessary-hagel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Chuck Hagel Chuck Hagel Entertainment Environment Health International Republican Institute Military personnel Politics Social Issues AFP Thu, 31 Jan 2013 15:30:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5741783 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 5-Republicans assail Pentagon nominee Hagel at confirmation hearing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/update-1-us-senate-panel-grills-obamas-choice-defense-chief <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Iran, Iraq, defense budget cuts top concerns of panel</p> <p>* McCain presses Hagel on past opposition to troop surges</p> <p>* "Tough day for Chuck Hagel"</p> <p>* Support from Democrats (Adds analysts' comments, details)</p> <p>By Phil Stewart and Patricia Zengerle</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/update-1-us-senate-panel-grills-obamas-choice-defense-chief" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Chuck Hagel Chuck Hagel Entertainment Environment Health International Republican Institute Military personnel Politics Politics of the United States United States Thomson Reuters Thu, 31 Jan 2013 15:45:11 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741815 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama's Pentagon pick faces critics at Senate hearing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/obamas-pentagon-pick-faces-critics-at-senate-hearing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Vietnam War veteran picked to lead the Pentagon, Chuck Hagel, sought to reassure lawmakers Thursday that he was ready to back military action if necessary against Iran or other adversaries.</p> <p>Facing tough questions from some senators at his confirmation hearing, Hagel said in his opening remarks that he wanted to keep America's armed forces the strongest in the world and that he supported using military force to safeguard the country's interests.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/obamas-pentagon-pick-faces-critics-at-senate-hearing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Chuck Hagel Chuck Hagel Entertainment Environment Health International Republican Institute Politics Politics of the United States Social Issues AFP Thu, 31 Jan 2013 16:15:32 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5741832 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama's Pentagon pick grilled by Republican critics http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/obamas-pentagon-pick-grilled-republican-critics <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Vietnam war veteran picked to lead the Pentagon, Chuck Hagel, faced a rough reception at his confirmation hearing Thursday as Republican critics reopened the bitter debate over the Iraq war and painted him as naive on national security.</p> <p>In a dramatic exchange, a fellow veteran of Vietnam, Senator John McCain, blasted Hagel for his opposition to the troop surge in Iraq in 2007 and demanded he declare if he was "right or wrong" for his stance.</p> <p>But Hagel, a Republican, calmly refused and tried to explain his thinking at the time, even as McCain repeatedly interrupted him. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/obamas-pentagon-pick-grilled-republican-critics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Chuck Hagel Entertainment Environment Health International Republican Institute Military personnel Politics Social Issues United States AFP Thu, 31 Jan 2013 18:00:33 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742005 at http://www.globalpost.com Republican maverick Hagel forged bond with Obama over Iraq http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/republican-maverick-hagel-forged-bond-obama-over-iraq <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Hagel often clashed with Republicans on foreign policy</p> <p>* As a senator, he at times opposed sanctions on Iran, Libya</p> <p>By Susan Cornwell</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 31 (Reuters) - From his lonely position as an early Republican critic of the Iraq war, former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel sometimes lectured his more timid Senate colleagues. "If you wanted a safe job, go sell shoes," he told them.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/republican-maverick-hagel-forged-bond-obama-over-iraq" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chuck Hagel Human Interest International Republican Institute Military personnel Technology United States Thomson Reuters Thu, 31 Jan 2013 18:31:05 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5742082 at http://www.globalpost.com