NYT: White House Found Hagel Guilty of Not Portraying Islamic State as The JV Team

24 Nov 2014, 9:19 am

On Monday, the New York Times conducted a scathing post-mortem of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s resignation, pointing out that Hagel’s feeble attempt to employ tough language against the Islamic State in August clashed with the Obama administration’s ‘JV tea

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has resigned, a U.S. defense official said on Monday, adding that President Barack Obama had accepted his resignation.

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NYT: White House Found Hagel Guilty of Not Portraying Islamic State as The JV Team

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A Democratic lawmaker in New Mexico who angrily referred to Republican Gov. Susana Martinez as "the Mexican on the Fourth Floor" was elected as minority whip by the party over the weekend.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has resigned, a U.S. defense official said on Monday, adding that President Barack Obama had accepted his resignation.


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Heading into Thanksgiving weekend, D.C. is all a twitter with news that Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has been fired, er, asked to step down, er, initiated talks about leaving. It has long been a staple of Washington news reporting (read, gossip) that Hagel simply wasn’t up to th


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Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel Stepping Down

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24 Nov 2014, 8:17 am

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is being canned or, as the New York Times puts it, "Stepping Down as Defense Chief Under Pressure". With Republicans in Congress showing they're going The post Chuck Hagel Gets Canned appeared first on RedState.
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