Politics

Five lessons learned from the Hagel fight

The five lessons we’ve learned from the Hagel fight… 1) Political betrayal is a worse sin than being a member of the opposing party… 2) Getting 60 votes remains the standard in the Senate… 3) Confirmation hearings DO matter… 4) For Republicans, when in doubt just say “Benghazi”… 5) Hagel has been wounded… Obama travels to GA to press for ...

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Obama State of the Union met with a thud in Congress

By Domenico Montanaro, Deputy Political Editor, NBC News That went nowhere fast. President Obama laid out nearly two dozen proposals, promises, and calls for Congress to act Tuesday night in his fourth State of the Union address. But his speech was met by a brick wall of Republican opposition. “An opportunity to bring the country together instead became another retread ...

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