White House to some members of Congress: Expect Hagel nomination
Chuck Hagel represented Nebraska in the U.S. Senate from 1997 until January 3, 2009, when he retired.
January 4th, 2013
05:31 PM ET

White House to some members of Congress: Expect Hagel nomination

A Republican and former U.S. Senator from Nebraska is expected to be nominated for secretary of defense, sources tell CNN.

The White House has told some senior members of Congress to expect President Obama to nominate Chuck Hagel as defense secretary, according to a knowledgeable source. Another source with knowledge of the nomination called it "locked down."

The timing is uncertain, but other sources have told CNN it could come early next week.

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  1. saywhat

    Good morning@chrissy
    We all know GOP agenda. They failed in getting Pr.Obama toppled but obstruction is what they refuse to give up.

    January 5, 2013 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Philip

    "GOP" agenda? What about the American agenda, @saywhat?

    January 5, 2013 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Philip

    I say America's agenda has remained the same under President Obama as it was under fmr. President Bush.

    January 5, 2013 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. saywhat

    yes @Philip & good morning.
    Regrettably so especially on foreign policy.
    As for American agenda, we have seen that takes a back seat.

    January 5, 2013 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Mary

    @ little mister, And what have I been misinformed about?

    January 5, 2013 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. the prophet

    America is heading towards communism who is too blind to see it!!

    January 5, 2013 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Portland tony

      Oh wise prophet, I don't see any "dictatorship of the proletariat" upon which the foundations of communism is based! At least not here in America. And further, I see no communal lands and equality of the masses. Perhaps you should re-read the "Manifesto" again!

      January 5, 2013 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
  7. the prophet

    America towns will become gost towns when the epidemic economic darkness comes be ready

    January 5, 2013 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. the prophet

    Lol @Portland tony, communism is not just a regime it is also a desese,

    January 5, 2013 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. chrissy

    Lol @ the Prophet: did you mean disease?

    January 5, 2013 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. chrissy

    And Prophet i imagine Russia feels the same way about Democracy as you feel about Communism.

    January 5, 2013 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Philip

    Good morning cruel world.
    "It's all in how you view things. It's called the power of positive thinking."
    Oh yeah? That's not what the world's first known cinic said.
    (waiting for the east coast and Chicago to come to...err "wake up") :)

    January 6, 2013 at 9:00 am | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Philip

    ...I mean, you can only kick your dog X amount of times. he he

    January 6, 2013 at 9:04 am | Report abuse | Reply
  13. Communism defined

    Eating out of the same bag.

    January 6, 2013 at 9:08 am | Report abuse | Reply
  14. Hanging Chad

    Who? Bush?

    January 6, 2013 at 11:15 am | Report abuse | Reply
  15. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    I've never been fond of apple pie.

    January 6, 2013 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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