Don't all senators make off-the-cuff speeches?
Former Senator Chuck Hagel, President Obama's nominee for secretary of Defense, appears before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday.
The nominee for secretary of Defense gives his views on China, Iran, nuclear weapons, and more.
As CEO of the USO, Hagel moved the US service member support organization from bankruptcy well into the black and had to close many USO missions, but despite some critics' claims, he saved and expanded the USO mission in Haifa, Israel.
Is the White House side-stepping the Senate confirmation process in favor of letting a messy, sometimes ugly popularity contest drive its potential nominations?
Allies are pushing back at the character critique leveled at the former senator from Nebraska.
Even more views on Chuck Hagel's potential -- and challenged -- nomination to serve as President Obama's Secretary of Defense
More views on Chuck Hagel's potential -- and challenged -- nomination to serve as President Obama's Secretary of Defense
If Hagel is nominated, President Obama would have three of his Senate Foreign Relations Committee colleagues close at hand.
As his comments about an "aggressively gay" ambassador nominee come under scrutiny, it's important to look at his recent record -- and keep communication open.
The idea that the former Nebraska senator is implacably anti-Israel isn't just irresponsible, it's plainly contradicted by history.
At this point, we don't really know if Morsi is on a path to installing himself as a "new pharaoh" or whether he is genuinely trying to build a more inclusive Egypt.
It is most likely that neither Obama nor Romney will beat the other decisively. A close race has been brewing for a long time -- and Gillespie knows it's tight.
Republican presidents have added far more to federal debt levels than Democrats, as a percent of GDP. But Obama's joined Reagan, the Bushes and Ford in the debt-raising camp.
Same-sex marriage is a hot-button political issue and one on which the division between the two tickets is vast. So why hasn't it come up in either debate so far?
Odds and ends before Barack Obama and Mitt Romney's first meeting
His edge has dropped by 15 percent since the 2008 election as more Arab-Americans identify themselves as independents.