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  • An Anxious Nation Holds Its Breath - Day 15 [Hagel for President?]

    03/26/2007 11:50:28 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 39 replies · 1,173+ views
    WSJ.com Opinion Journal e-mail | 26 Mar 2007 | James Taranto
    Is America worthy of being presided over by Chuck Hagel? That's the question Chuck Hagel is pondering, and he has promised to get back to us with an answer no later than March 17, 2008--just 357 days from today. Earlier, of course, Chuck Hagel promised us an answer by March 17, 2007--but it turned out he wasn't ready to commit one way or another. That's OK, though. We're not going to rush Chuck Hagel. Chuck Hagel needs his space. Yesterday was the first Sunday of springtime. We spent the morning fast asleep. Maybe you were in church, or hanging out...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 03-15-07 (DUmmies Speculate About What Happened To Chuck Hagel)

    03/15/2007 7:12:40 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 31 replies · 971+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | March 15, 2007 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    Take a look at the pic above of Senator Chuck Hagel at his press conference last Monday. Gone is his normal know-it-all shmuck demeanor to be replaced by a sad looking bleary-eyed soul who announced in a hesitant voice that he hasn't made his mind up yet whether he will run for President. To get the full effect of the astonishing change in Hagel, one needs to watch the VIDEO of his non-announcement. His whole body language speaks of utter defeat. So what happened? Some in the press have speculated that Hagel is such an incredible egomaniac that he...
  • Steel Yourselves

    03/11/2007 8:12:55 AM PDT · by verbosevet · 9 replies · 497+ views
    War of Wits ^ | 1/15/07 | Jayme Evans
    All of this Democratic hand-wringing and knee-jerking is poisonous to this country, and I want no part of it. Only by rejecting these tendencies, did the United States become the military, industrial, economic, and technological superpower that it remains today. Only by rejecting these tendencies every time we confront them, will we continue to remain a free nation. History, not Congressman Chuck Hagel (R-NB) will be the judge whether the addition of 20,000 plus troops was the the most dangerous foreign policy blunder since Vietnam. Nor will history look favorably upon the naysayers in either party, once the consequences of...
  • De-authorizing Iraq (Robert Novak on the US Senate)

    02/26/2007 7:06:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies · 992+ views
    The Patriot Post ^ | February 26, 2007 | Robert Novak
    WASHINGTON -- Democratic senators this week will face trouble trying to cleanse themselves of the stain left by voting for President Bush's Iraq war resolution. Republican senators who have turned against U.S. military intervention in Iraq are not interested in bailing out Democrats by approving their proposal to repeal the 2002 authorization passed overwhelmingly by Congress. As Congress returns this week from the year's first recess, authorization repeal is supposed to be attached to the bill containing homeland security recommendations by the 9/11 commission. But Sen. Norm Coleman, who has become prominent among Republican critics of Bush's war policy, told...
  • The Rockefellers and Iran: Jay Rockefeller’s Reversal and the Iranian-American Lobby

    01/24/2007 2:21:05 PM PST · by Fedora · 16 replies · 2,457+ views
    Original FReeper research | 01/24/2007 | Fedora
    The Rockefellers and Iran: Jay Rockefeller’s Reversal and the Iranian-American LobbyBy Fedora In 1979, Rockefeller representatives launched an unsuccessful operation to lobby the Carter administration in support of the Shah of Iran, who was seeking safe haven in the wake of a coup by Islamic revolutionaries. Codenamed Project Alpha, the operation was spearheaded by Chase Manhattan Bank Chairman David Rockefeller and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, with support from oil lobby lawyer John McCloy. Although Project Alpha won the support of National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, it met opposition from Secretary of State Cyrus Vance and failed to win...
  • Hagel for President

    02/04/2007 8:53:01 AM PST · by flixxx · 50 replies · 1,254+ views
    wsj opinionjournal ^ | 2 4 07 | wsj editors
    Hagel for President No, that's not an endorsement. Sunday, February 4, 2007 12:01 a.m. EST No, we don't mean this as an endorsement. The Journal doesn't endorse candidates, and on the big issues of the day we don't much agree with Chuck Hagel in any case. But with the Nebraska Republican loudly agitating for a rapid withdrawal from Iraq, we think it's time the Senator tested his ideas somewhere other than the Sunday talk shows.
  • Cheney says he will not speak ill of another Republican — except for anti-war Sen. Chuck Hagel

    01/29/2007 1:58:43 PM PST · by presidio9 · 29 replies · 1,361+ views
    Apparently the International Herald Tribune is very strict about their excerpting requirements for stories they pick up from the Associated Press. Click on the link if you want to read this story, I'm not taking any chances.
  • BREAKING: Senate panel approves nonbinding measure opposing Bush's Iraq plan

    01/24/2007 10:37:55 AM PST · by Smogger · 231 replies · 8,184+ views
    MSNBC.COM ^ | 1/24/2007 | MSNBC
    Senate panel approves nonbinding measure opposing Bush's Iraq plan
  • Hagel's Moment?

    11/30/2006 5:21:12 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 49 replies · 799+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 30 November 2006 | David Ignatius
    A month ago the idea that Sen. Chuck Hagel would make a serious run for the Republican presidential nomination would have been a non-starter. As an outspoken critic of President Bush on Iraq and other issues, Hagel's way was blocked. His best hope was nomination by a quixotic third party in an online convention. It's a measure of the step change brought about by the Nov. 7 elections that Hagel is now seriously exploring a GOP presidential bid. The Republican blowout, he says, reflected a "breakdown of confidence and trust in governance" and opened the way for what he believes...
  • Can Republicans Embrace Hagel?

    11/29/2006 2:20:31 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 183 replies · 2,111+ views
    Washington Post Writers Group ^ | November 29, 2006 | David Ignatius
    WASHINGTON -- A month ago, the idea that Sen. Chuck Hagel would make a serious run for the Republican presidential nomination would have been a nonstarter. As an outspoken critic of President Bush on Iraq and other issues, Hagel's way was blocked. His best hope was nomination by a quixotic third party in an online convention. It's a measure of the step change brought about by the Nov. 7 elections that Hagel is now seriously exploring a GOP presidential bid. The Republican blowout, he says, reflected a "breakdown of confidence and trust in governance'' and opened the way for what...
  • "Michael Moore claims: Republicans hug me now" - yea, right!

    08/01/2006 11:00:55 AM PDT · by jon747 · 31 replies · 1,110+ views
    Michael Moore says he is even more popular these days and Repbulicans come up to hug him. Even if you could fit your arms around him, would you want to hug this guy?
  • The African Connection:Rep. Jefferson and Joe Wilson

    07/25/2006 8:44:51 AM PDT · by the Real fifi · 72 replies · 2,731+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 7/25/06 | Clarice Feldman
    The documents seized in the FBI raid on the offices of Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA) remain unread by Justice Department investigators, pending a federal Appeals Court ruling scheduled for August 27. [snip] But we already know a bit about the charges and some of the alleged partners of Congressman Jefferson. Two people have pleaded guilty to bribing him.
  • The African Connection: Rep. Jefferson and Joe Wilson

    07/25/2006 2:50:50 PM PDT · by Monitor · 63 replies · 1,790+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | July 25th, 2006 | Clarice Feldman
    The documents seized in the FBI raid on the offices of Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA) remain unread by Justice Department investigators, pending a federal Appeals Court ruling scheduled for August 27. Jefferson is anxious to overturn the ruling of federal Judge Hogan of the Washington, DC federal District Court, who allowed the raid. One can only surmise that the seized documents contain material even more embarrassing than the discovery of $90,000 in cash in Jefferson’s freezer. But we already know a bit about the charges and some of the alleged partners of Congressman Jefferson. Two people have pleaded guilty to...
  • Omaha demonstrators urge Congress to seal border

    07/13/2006 9:15:55 AM PDT · by stan_sipple · 11 replies · 416+ views
    Omaha world herald ^ | 7-9-2006 | Rick Ruggles
    Protesters against illegal immigration stated their case Saturday on west Omaha streets. Organizer Tim Narducci estimated that 175 people gathered in the vicinity of 114th and Davenport Streets for a two-hour demonstration. Narducci said there were no incidents or problems in this, the third such protest. The group's primary message encourages Congress to seal the Mexico-United States border with a fence or wall and more manpower. Congress currently is struggling to determine what to do about the millions of people who are in this country illegally. The Senate has passed a bill requiring stiffer border security and an opportunity for...
  • Weekend Talk Show *Preview* for 6/24 and 6/25/06 (not the live thread)

    06/23/2006 7:42:56 PM PDT · by Phsstpok · 34 replies · 944+ views
    Network and Cable News Networks | 6/23/06 | Network and Cable News
    Weekend Talk Show *Preview* for 6/24 and 6/25/06 (not the live thread)The main message is the Sunday Shows.  Message 1 will be the Saturday Shows and message 2 will be the show guest links post.  Then I'll post the ping list.Sunday Shows for 6-25-06 ABC This Week (George Stephanopoulos) Meme: What is wrong with these Democrats?  We hand them the election on a silver platter and they just screw it up!Bush has had two good weeks - it's time to bring out the big guns and knock that fool down a peg Topics: Iraq Withdrawal?: In a pair of exclusive...
  • A Flood of Bad Immigration Numbers

    05/31/2006 4:59:45 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies · 1,189+ views
    Cato Institute ^ | May 30, 2006 | Daniel T. Griswold
    The debate in Washington over reforming America's immigration laws has produced not only heated rhetoric but a few fantastic claims. Few are wilder than a prediction from a well-known think-tank that the reform bill just passed by the Senate will result in 103 million legal immigrants to the United States during the next 20 years. In a "Web Memo" from the Heritage Foundation, author Robert Rector claims that the Hagel-Martinez immigration bill (S. 2611) would unleash a flood of chain migration that would overwhelm America's capacity to absorb so many people. He calculates that the bill would not only allow...
  • Weekend Show *Preview* for 5/27 - 5/28 (not the live thread)

    05/26/2006 2:28:49 PM PDT · by Phsstpok · 37 replies · 1,012+ views
    Network and Cable News Networks | 5/26/06 | Network and Cable News
    Weekend Talk Show *Preview* for 5/27 - 5/28/06 (not the live thread)The main message is the Sunday Shows.  Message 1 will be the Saturday Shows and message 2 will be the show guest links post.  Then I'll post the ping list.ABC This Week (George Stephanopoulos) Meme: The power of the MSM is unassailable!watch as they destroy the evil right wingers and crown the good progressives while blaming everything on the United States (It's what they do best) Topics: Reports of a massacre in Haditha, IraqThe immigration debate Guests Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif. Duncan Hunter doesn't realize it yet, but he's...
  • Weekend Talk Show *Preview* for 5/13-5/14/06 (not the live thread)

    05/13/2006 3:29:13 PM PDT · by Phsstpok · 33 replies · 877+ views
    Network and Cable News | 5/13/06 | Network and Cable News Shows
    Weekend Talk Show *Preview* for 5/13 - 5/14 (not the live thread)The main message is the Sunday Shows.  Message 1 will be the Saturday Shows and message 2 will be the show guest links post.  Then I'll post the ping list.ABC This Week (George Stephanopoulos) Meme: It's Mother's Day - they want the day off to be with Mom.Put Biden and Hagel on... it's autopilot time... we can phone this one in!We say that the NSA programs are all bad, therefore they're bad.  Don't listen to anyone else.See?  We're not being mean to (Laura) Bush, which means we're fair and...
  • Democrats Target Pentagon Planning

    11/24/2003 3:19:36 PM PST · by Maria S · 8 replies · 581+ views
    Insight Magazine ^ | Nov. 24, 2003 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    The sordid tale now making the rounds in the "mainstream" press of a rogue Pentagon intelligence operation has all the elements of an urban legend: heavy breathing, a secret basement office "down by the ramp" and government officials who form a hidden alliance based on long-ago ties to an obscure but influential university guru. Only the work of a few good men with the courage to face up to this "cabal" - and a few crusader-journalists to help them - can make the demons scatter and scare the dark ones into the light. Or so the story goes on those...
  • Weekend Talk Show *Preview* for 4/1 and 4/2/06 (not the live thread)

    03/31/2006 4:17:45 PM PST · by Phsstpok · 29 replies · 916+ views
    Network and Cable News Networks | 3/31/06 | Network and Cable News
    Journal Editorial Report (Paul Gigot) - FNC show page Meme: The Republicans are doomed if they do and doomed if they don't on immigration Topics: The Republican brawl over immigration: An interview with pollster Matthew Dowd on the politics of reform (Opinion Journal web site)Journal editors handicap the showdown between President Bush and GOP restrictionists. (Opinion Journal web site)Immigration reform and the Hispanic vote: Are hard-line Republicans jeopardizing the GOP's future as a majority party for short-term gains this November? (FNC web site) Guests Matthew Dowd I used to work for George Bush, now I work the Ahnuld on his...
  • Weekend Show *Preview* for 3/18 - 3/19 (not the live thread)

    03/17/2006 7:12:26 PM PST · by Phsstpok · 44 replies · 1,082+ views
    Network and Cable News Networks | 3/17/06 | Network and Cable News
    Journal Editorial Report (Paul Gigot) - FNC show page Meme: Fissures in the GOP - immigration Topics: "Are Republicans headed for a political meltdown over immigration?" (as per Opinion Journal web site)"Immigration reform controversy: We'll examine policies under consideration" (as per FNC show page)"Plus, what a hard line on immigration means for this year's midterm elections" (as per FNC show page) Guests Colorado Governor Bill Owens I have a plan, just like the plan that's failing the President Ramesh Ponnuru, National Review illegal immigration isn't really a problem, really Stephen Moore, Walls Street JournalJason Riley, Walls Street JournalPaul Gigot, Walls...
  • Chuck Hagel says: "Give Illegals a Chance"

    10/23/2005 3:17:13 PM PDT · by jebanks · 89 replies · 3,049+ views
    Omaha World Herald ^ | Oct. 23, 2005 | Henry Cordes
    Sen. Chuck Hagel of Nebraska once again will wade into the political minefield of immigration reform, planning to introduce legislation that would allow immigrants here illegally to work their way to legal status. The plan Hagel is expected to introduce Tuesday also will include stronger controls at the border to stem the flow of undocumented workers into the United States. Sen. Chuck Hagel The Republican said Saturday there are about 10 million illegal immigrants here now who are an integral part of the nation's economy. Any immigration proposal must recognize and provide a way for them to earn legal status....
  • John McCain to Chuck Hagel: Iraq Not Vietnam

    08/28/2005 1:35:42 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 37 replies · 1,515+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 8/28/05 | NewsMax
    Sen. John McCain rebuked his Senate colleague and good friend Chuck Hagel on Sunday, saying that the Nebraska Republican was wrong to claim last week that Iraq was becoming another Vietnam. "Chuck Hagel is one of my dearest and best friends and will always be that," McCain told CBS's "Face the Nation." "We just have an honest disagreement here." McCain said that in contrast to Iraq, South Vietnam "never had a legitimate government in Saigon that the people believed in and trusted." The Vietnam war also featured "superpower engagement in a huge way," McCain added. "We have a problem [in...
  • Chuck Hagel Wrong on Many Accounts (Vanity)

    08/23/2005 2:29:37 AM PDT · by johnmecainrino · 9 replies · 410+ views
    We all respect Hagel for his bravery in Vietnam but when it comes to policy Hagel leaves a lot to be desired. Vietnam was a nationalism fight, the jihadists in Iraq want to use Iraq as a launching pad for terrorist attacks on our homeland. We have seen in the past that when we retreated from Lebanon, Somalia, USS Cole that made us look weak in Bin Laden's eyes and emboldened them. Bin Laden has specifically referred to us cutting and running from Somalia as making the US look weak in his eyes and a green light to attack us....
  • Chuck Hagel loses it

    08/22/2005 6:09:59 PM PDT · by qrayjack · 65 replies · 5,511+ views
    Has Chuck Hagel lost his mind? The Republican Senator from Nebraska’s comments on ABC’s “This Week” were obviously politically motivated, but to what end? His remarks are the kind of rabid garbage one hears from Howard Dean or MoveOn.org. If Hagel figures on running for president he can forget it now, because he didn’t shoot himself in the foot; he shot himself between the eyes. If he felt the need to criticize the president’s Iraq policy there are rational ways to go about it, but the stuff Hagel spouted has no basis in fact. Credibility is essential for a presidential...
  • Chuck Hagel is Partly Right, But...

    08/22/2005 5:25:34 PM PDT · by genefromjersey · 53 replies · 840+ views
    08/22/05 | vanity
    Chuck Hagel is Partly Right , but… Senator Chuck Hagel has been drawing favorable reviews from the “Mainstream Media” for a change - because the Nebraska Republican says Iraq has become another Vietnam ; and that we should just get out of there – the sooner the better. I respect the Senator’s opinion. He is a combat veteran, and knows more about war than most of us would ever care to hear. Moreover , he is voicing an increasingly popular sentiment . Most of us would like very much for this whole thing to be over : a sentiment that...
  • Schwarzenegger urges governments to act on climate change (writes editorial for UK paper)

    07/02/2005 2:33:57 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 159 replies · 1,745+ views
    San Luis Obispo Tribune ^ | Jul. 02, 2005 | Associated Press
    LONDON - In a British newspaper editorial, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger urged governments - including that of President George W. Bush - to face up the reality of global warming. "The debate is over," he wrote in Britain's Independent on Sunday newspaper. "We know the science. We see the threat posed by changes in our climate. And we know the time for action is now." Climate change is one of the major issues to be discussed at this week's summit of the G8 wealthy nations at Gleneagles in Scotland. But reports suggest that Bush is blocking a deal on action to...
  • Chuck Hagel MovesOn (RINO Hagel's Words Used In MoveOn Ad To Attack Bush, WoT!)

    06/30/2005 7:49:33 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 44 replies · 942+ views
    National Review ^ | 6/30/2005 | Eric Pfeiffer
    The Left-wing antiwar group MoveOn, a key Democratic support, has found a new spokesman in Republican Senator Chuck Hagel (R., France). Last week, the Nebraska senator made headlines when he criticized the administration’s Iraq policy saying, “The White House is completely disconnected from reality... It's like they're just making it up as they go along.” Hagel also warned that Iraq was on the verge of becoming another Vietnam. While Hagel’s comments faded from media attention, MoveOn went into action. The same day as this week’s speech by President Bush on Iraq the MoveOn PAC began a new advertising campaign calling...
  • Senators challenge Bush on Iraq (Aljazeera Hails McCain & Hagel)

    06/29/2005 2:01:39 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 18 replies · 651+ views
    Aljazeera ^ | June 20, 2005
    Two prominent US Republican senators have delivered stinging rebukes to President George Bush over his handling of Iraq.Bush needs to tell Americans that the nation faces "a long, hard slog" in Iraq, Senator John McCain, an Arizona Republican, said on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday. On the same day, Senator Chuck Hagel, a Nebraska Republican, said the White House is "disconnected from reality" in its optimism over the war.McCain, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said: "Too often we've been told and the American people have been told that we're at a turning point."What the American people...
  • Hagel, a "Maverick Republican," Threatens McCain

    06/26/2005 9:11:16 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 53 replies · 1,367+ views
    NEWSMAX.COM ^ | JUNE 26, 2005 | Editor, Insider Report
    If Sen. John McCain seeks the Republican nomination for president in 2008, as expected, he could face stiff competition from another conservative Vietnam vet considered a maverick within the party - Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel. Observers say Hagel could be attractive to many of the centrist Republicans who voted for McCain in the 2000 primaries. Like McCain, Hagel has parted ways with the Bush administration on a number of issues. He's been critical of American troop levels in Iraq and U.S. preparation for the reconstruction of the country. He's spoken out about U.S. policy regarding prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, saying...
  • Hit by friendly fire (RINO Chuck Hagel *TREASON*! Bashes Bush, says we're *LOSING* in Iraq!)

    06/18/2005 10:07:10 PM PDT · by Sir Valentino · 72 replies · 3,623+ views
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | June 27, 2005 | Kevin Whitelaw
    Hit by friendly fire With his polls down, Bush takes flak on Iraq from a host of critics--including some in his own party By Kevin Whitelaw Nebraska Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel is angry. He's upset about the more than 1,700 U.S. soldiers killed and nearly 13,000 wounded in Iraq. He's also aggravated by the continued string of sunny assessments from the Bush administration, such as Vice President Dick Cheney's recent remark that the insurgency is in its "last throes." "Things aren't getting better; they're getting worse. The White House is completely disconnected from reality," Hagel tells U.S. News. "It's...
  • Close Gitmo? - The misguided chants continue (Biden, Hagel, Martinez panicking)

    06/14/2005 12:55:28 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 25 replies · 838+ views
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE.COM ^ | JUNE 14, 2005 | RICH LOWRY
    The retreat is on. Even Republican Sens. Chuck Hagel (Nebraska) and Mel Martinez (Florida) are scurrying along with the panicked pack calling on the U.S. to close its detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. Democratic Sen. Joseph Biden (Delaware) has been a leader of what should be loosely called the “Release Suspected Terrorists Now!” caucus. Biden says everyone should be let go from Gitmo — except, in a crucial caveat, “Those we have reason to keep, keep.” Ah, there’s the rub. We captured more than 10,000 people in Afghanistan. Roughly 750 ended up at Gitmo — exactly because we had reason...
  • How Did the GOP Aid and Abet the Borking of Bolton?

    04/27/2005 7:09:54 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 3 replies · 408+ views
    INTELLECTUAL CONSERVATIVE.COM ^ | APRIL 25, 2005 | AARON GOLDSTEIN
    The John Bolton nomination would have already gone through if not for the actions of Republican Senators Lincoln Chafee and Chuck Hagel. The Democratic Party has conducted itself in a shameful manner with regard to its scrutiny of John Bolton. This, of course, hardly comes as a surprise given the Democrats propensity for obstructing President Bush’s judicial nominees, or conduct with respect to House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. These days the Democrats are more of a high school clique than a loyal opposition. However, in the case of John Bolton, Democrats would not have been able to take their shenanigans...
  • How to Make the Dems Pay if Bolton Goes Down - Voinovich and the Golden Rule

    04/20/2005 8:32:45 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 127 replies · 2,684+ views
    WSJ BEST OF THE WEB ITODAY ^ | APRIL 20, 2005 | JAMES TARANTO
    Democrats trying to sink the nomination of John Bolton as United Nations ambassador scored a big victory yesterday, when Sen. George Voinovich, an Ohio Republican who sits on the Foreign Relations Committee, declared himself unready to back the nominee. The Dems' efforts to beat Bolton on ideological grounds--that he's too pro-American and has "disdain" for the U.N.--having failed, they turned to that old standby, the politics of personal destruction. Voinovich's concern for the Golden Rule is certainly touching, but does it apply to air traffic controllers? What prompts the question is an incident that occurred in 1995, when he was...
  • SEN. HAGEL: Our borders are the most critical, urgent issue facing our country.

    01/22/2005 9:36:11 AM PST · by JustAnotherSavage · 147 replies · 1,731+ views
    CNN/The Lou Dobbs show ^ | Jan. 21, 2005 | Transcript
    HAGEL: Well, because our borders, north and south, thousands of miles, are the most critical, urgent issue facing our country. Why? It is security. It's economics. And to continue to defer dealing with immigration reform continues to put America in a very dangerous situation. Reports last week, for example, focused on various international terrorist groups starting to talk with groups south of the United States about getting some terrorists into this country. ----snip It undermines our economic growth in this country by essentially supporting a black market in the economy. It deals directly with security and economics and our geopolitical...
  • The Political Veteran (Republican Senator From Nebraska, Chuck Hagel, Considering '08 Run)

    11/15/2004 5:50:11 AM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 65 replies · 2,898+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 11/15/04 | Robert G. Kaiser
    OMAHA -- Okay, now that the election is over, are you ready to talk about 2008? Chuck Hagel is. The Republican senator from Nebraska has been thinking seriously about 2008 since he won reelection in 2002, and mulling a run for the White House even longer. He has a long history of doing, and getting, what he wants. He's ready -- well, ready to talk.
  • Dozens rally to support proposed immigration law

    09/26/2004 5:33:12 AM PDT · by Robert Lomax · 21 replies · 793+ views
    Lincoln Journal Star ^ | MATTHEW HANSEN
    Oscar Rios Pohirieth dreads the conversation he's had again and again with some of Lincoln's Hispanic high school students. Lucero Satamaria, a UNL senior psychology major from Columbia, South America, shows her support for the DREAM Act at Broyhill Fountain Wednesday evening. They step into his office and ask how they can go to college. If his first question -- "Do you have a green card?" -- is met with a no, the Lincoln Public Schools bilingual liaison must tell them that high school graduation may be the end of the line.Not, mentioned are the ESL classes supported by the...
  • The Socrates of the Senate (Rich Lowry on Chuck Hagel)

    09/24/2004 12:50:26 PM PDT · by sinkspur · 44 replies · 1,487+ views
    Natrional Review ^ | 9/25/2004 | Rich Lowry
    Foreign-policy crises, like the current one with Iraq, serve to magnify the inherent strengths of certain leaders in Washington, and so it has been with Sen. Chuck Hagel. The Nebraska Republican has raised senatorial vacuity (his strength) to such exquisite heights, one doubts that the world's greatest deliberative body will ever be the same. Rarely has someone won so many accolades by saying so little, despite so much cable TV airtime. Hagel invariably sets the camera with a determined gaze, then asks questions about a military intervention in Iraq without expressing an opinion himself. The Washington Post's David Broder recently...
  • Senators Denounce U.S. on Iraq Rebuilding

    09/15/2004 5:02:37 PM PDT · by TexKat · 29 replies · 4,644+ views
    AP ^ | 9/15/04 | KEN GUGGENHEIM
    WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans and Democrats on Wednesday denounced the Bush administration's slow progress in rebuilding Iraq, saying the risks of failure are great if it doesn't act with greater urgency. "It's beyond pitiful, it's beyond embarrassing, it's now in the zone of dangerous," said Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., referring to figures showing only about 6 percent of the reconstruction money approved by Congress last year has been spent. Foreign Relations Committee members vented their frustrations at a hearing where the State Department explained its request to divert $3.46 billion in reconstruction funds to security and economic development. The money...
  • U.S. must repair Iraq rift with Europe

    03/21/2004 10:39:41 AM PST · by tomball · 81 replies · 282+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 21, 2004 | HOPE YEN
    WASHINGTON -- The United States is losing credibility in Europe because of the situation in Iraq and must quickly repair the damage or face eroding support for the fight against terrorism, lawmakers said Sunday."If you were president of the United States and I were your secretary of state, I'd say, 'Get on the plane now, go to Europe. This is a time to unite, unite Europe,'" Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del., told the host of ABC's "This Week.""And if you continue to lose Europe, you're jeopardizing my country," said Biden, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.Strains in...
  • Medicare bill shows how far GOP has drifted from principle

    12/04/2003 4:36:43 AM PST · by RJCogburn · 13 replies · 154+ views
    The Union Leader, Manchester, NH ^ | December 4, 2003 | U.S. SEN CHUCK HAGEL
    I VOTED against the Medicare reform bill because it will not strengthen Medicare and does not responsibly address the need for prescription drug coverage. It will add trillions of dollars onto Medicare’s current $13.5 trillion in unfunded liabilities for future generations. I voted against this for reasons different from those of many of my Democratic colleagues. Yes, it does contain some good things, like realistic Medicare reimbursement formulas for rural hospitals and physicians, preventive health care measures and means testing. For $400 billion over 10 years and an additional $7 trillion of unfunded liabilities, it should! This started as a...
  • Republican Senator Warns Party

    12/01/2003 7:27:32 AM PST · by Reagan Renaissance · 10 replies · 160+ views
    Omaha World Herald ^ | 11/26/2003 | Chuck Hagel
    The writer, a Republican, is Nebraska's senior U.S. senator.I voted against the Medicare reform bill because it will not strengthen Medicare and does not responsibly address the need for prescription drug coverage. It will add trillions of dollars onto Medicare's current $13.5 trillion in unfunded liabilities for future generations. I voted against this for reasons different from those of many of my Democratic colleagues. Yes, it does contain some good things, like realistic Medicare reimbursement formulas for rural hospitals and physicians, preventive health care measures and means testing. For $400 billion over 10 years and an additional $7 trillion of...