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. Broadmoor

    Nah, petty thieves steal things like soap and shampoo from gyms, use hotel computers illegally, and get their memberships revoked. That's petty.

    January 6, 2013 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    Oh Philip, you are ALWAYS right, its the rest of the world that is always wrong. My grandma woulda just given you a good ole smack upside the head and called you a horses patoot! But ill just answer your question instead. Yahoo Chat!

    January 6, 2013 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Philip

    There is no-such manner, Mrs. Banasy. So can it already.
    I reported EXACTLY what happened in cyberspace back then EXACTLY how it actually occured. No matter what I do or don't do, nothing can change the fact that after AOL mailed disks to every houshold, news blogs got clobbered by desperate and lonely housewives who previously were just too stupid to figure-out how to get online.

    January 6, 2013 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    Is there a point to this little walk down memory lane?
    You sound as if you're disappointed that women are not hitting on you...are you feeling nostalgic for the good old days?

    January 6, 2013 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    And another thing she always said and ive found it to be very true: You have to forgive to be able to heal and if you dont you will always remain broken. And if you are broken you are no good to anyone, least of all yourself.

    January 6, 2013 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Philip

    No. It sounds as if I recounted the history of desperate and lonely houswives of America first venturing into cyberspace, and somebody took it personal.

    January 6, 2013 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    Ok no reasoning with a woman hater if your a female @ banasy.

    January 6, 2013 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    Another episode of "Escape of the Village Idiot."

    January 6, 2013 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Philip

    A dispraportionate number of these liberal-minded women first dipping their toes in the waters of cyberspace were married to either men calling themselves "Rebublican", military men, and/or cheezehead sportsfan husbands.

    January 6, 2013 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Philip

    No. The true history of how lonely old married hags first appeared in cyberspace has been told. And YOU don't like it one little bit. But it's true.
    You forget. I've never owned a TV. Your man's TV time has been my newsblog time from since before 'blog' was a word.

    January 6, 2013 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    Lmao @ banasy, do YOU remember a certain tool in the room who was hittin on *women* when we first started blogging here? Cuz i sure do. Mulled wine and all that jazz!

    January 6, 2013 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Philip

    That was a very innocent gathering between us and ThomasD. How dare you degrade it.

    January 6, 2013 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    Your actions since then have long since degraded it Philip!!!!

    January 6, 2013 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Montgomery Gentry

    You have sullied my precious online memory. And so I will leave you gentlewomen to you newsblogging.
    I must declare, ya'll carry that torch well. And with that, good evening.

    January 6, 2013 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  15. banasy©

    You forget that my husband was also a part of that site, Philip, and then, as now, my name was banasy, not Mrs. Whatever-it-was-you-just-called-me; and that you had to specifically stalk me on the web to know that.
    Who's the lonely old hag, Philip, really?
    And it was cabana boy; no specific nationality.
    Really, what IS the point of your little rant, anyhow?

    January 6, 2013 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
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