Chuck Hagel en Hagel hearings reinforce congressional support for whatever Israel does The Senate Armed Services Committee — surely one of the most important committees in what we euphemistically refer to as the Upper House of our Congress — gave a nice, day-long display at the end of last week as to why Congress's approval rating, in a new survey, remained in single digits.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War Africa Al-Jazeera BBC News Chuck Hagel Egypt Hosni Mubarak Libya Mali Muslim Brotherhood President Obama Senate Armed Services Committee West Bank World Leaders Conflict Zones Elections Syria Iran Iraq China Israel and Palestine India Commentary Political Risk Japan Pakistan United States Thu, 07 Feb 2013 11:24:00 +0000 Mac Deford 5747948 at Senate confirms Chuck Hagel as defense secretary Republicans could have still stalled by insisting on a maximum 30 hours of debate before the final ballot, but even Hagel's critics seem to have accepted that the confirmation will proceed.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chuck Hagel Need to Know Military Politics United States Tue, 26 Feb 2013 14:13:00 +0000 News Desk 5766986 at