Post Tagged with: "Chuck Hagel"

Bowe Bergdahl. (Photo courtesy of WikiMedia.)

Parents Of Returned POW Receiving Death Threats

Someone or several someones are sending death threats to Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s parents according to the FBI.

by Gloria Christie· · News
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel perhaps just took the first public step in a long line toward the examination of the ban on transgender people in the military. (Image Credit: Th Raw Story)

Secretary Of Defense Open To ‘Reviewing’ Ban On Transgender Soldiers

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel perhaps just took the first public step in a long line toward the examination of the ban on transgender people in the military.

by Shannon Barber· · News
26,000 Military Rapes/Assaults Per Year, 70 Per Day, 2-3 Per Hour – How Does This Happen? (VIDEO)

26,000 Military Rapes/Assaults Per Year, 70 Per Day, 2-3 Per Hour – How Does This Happen? (VIDEO)

This sexual assault is happening in our military, where our soldiers are putting their lives on the line to protect our country.

by Leslie Salzillo· · News
Women in the military @  Daily of the Day

Military Rapes And Sexual Assaults Reach Over 70 Per Day – Female Lawmakers Take Action (VIDEOS)

Recent military rape statistics have shocked concerned citizens who are demanding real change in the way sexual assault is handled in the service.

by Leslie Salzillo· · News
Military rape has increased by over 5000 per year… image @WarIsACrime

‘An Outrage’ – The President Addresses The Pentagon’s Latest Figures On Rape In The Military (VIDEO)

The prevailing question is not only why the number of sexual assaults in the military is so high but why there hasn’t been more urgency to eradicate the culture of violence, entitlement and impunity.

by Lorraine Devon Wilke· · News
Women soldiers suffer sexual assault in higher percentages than female civilians; @LAProgressive

How Chuck Hagel Intends To Address Rampant Sexual Assault In The Military

The military, despite its apparent insistence that it takes sexual assault extremely seriously, is not likely to change its ways of its own accord anytime soon.

by Rika Christensen· · News
Chuck Hagel; @NYTimes

As Pentagon Feels Sequester Cuts, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Volunteers Pay Cut In Solidarity

Knowing the impact pay cuts will have on the people who work with and support him, Hagel is showing his mensch moves by putting his money where his honor is.

by Lorraine Devon Wilke· · News
A documentary on rape culture and its subsequent cover-up in the military; image  @SeniorsForADemocraticSociety

Rape Culture In The Military: Why Is It Being Tolerated? (VIDEO)

‘I was raped during military service and during my first assignment—that was 1988, I was 18-years-old, it was two weeks before my nineteenth birthday.’

by Lorraine Devon Wilke· · News
BREAKING: Senate Confirms Secretary Of Defense Chuck Hagel

BREAKING: Senate Confirms Secretary Of Defense Chuck Hagel

Secretary of Defense nominee Chuck Hagel was just confirmed by the United States Senate. The vote was 58 to 41.

by The Liberal· · News
Call The Wahmbulance – Ted Cruz Is Being Picked On

Call The Wahmbulance – Ted Cruz Is Being Picked On

In his crusade against Chuck Hagel’s nomination as Secretary of Defense, Cruz has been especially ugly.

by T. Steelman· · News
Fox News: Obstructionism Is Bad When Dems Do It, Good When It’s The GOP

Fox News: Obstructionism Is Bad When Dems Do It, Good When It’s The GOP

Fox News once again shows its hypocrisy in praising Senate Republicans for refusing to vote on Chuck Hagel’s confirmation.

by Rika Christensen· · News
In an interesting contradiction, Graham claims there's precedent for censoring the mail, but ignores precedents for stronger firearms legislation.

Lindsey Graham Does Bizarre 180 On Hagel In ‘Deference’ To President’s Choice (VIDEOS)

Senator Graham really only has one goal and one focus: playing games and playing politics, regardless of who gets hurt.

by Tiffany Willis· · News
BREAKING: Republicans Filibuster Chuck Hagel Confirmation (VIDEO)

BREAKING: Republicans Filibuster Chuck Hagel Confirmation (VIDEO)

Harry Reid was forced to change his vote to no to allow him to re-introduce the measure.

by The Liberal· · News
Comics Bill Hader (as Lindsey Graham) and Jason Sudeikis (as Chuck Hagel) skew madly on SNL; @ The Daily Beast

SNL Sketch On Hagel Hearings Draws Ire Of Anti-Defamation League: Funny Or Anti-Semitic? (VIDEO)

It should come as no surprise that SNL saw the recent Chuck Hagel confirmation hearings as fertile fodder for their brand of humor; the ADL? Not so much.

by Lorraine Devon Wilke· · News
Addicting Info’s Weekly News Roundup — Week Of February 3rd-9th

Addicting Info’s Weekly News Roundup — Week Of February 3rd-9th

This week’s ‘Addicting Info’ news in review, divvied up into your favorite categories, including Those Danged Republicans, Guns, Gays, and The Jabbering Classes.

by Elisabeth Parker· · News
Panetta On Meet The Press: ‘Knives Out For Hagel,’ But Unenthusiastic About Selection (VIDEO)

Panetta On Meet The Press: ‘Knives Out For Hagel,’ But Unenthusiastic About Selection (VIDEO)

The consensus on this morning’s show seemed to be that Senator Hagel was unprepared for the confirmation.

by Shannon Barber· · News
Screenshot from Senate Hearing on Chuck Hagel confirmation.

Vindictive McCain Spews Venom During Hearing On Former Friend Chuck Hagel

‘Chuck Hagel will make a very good Secretary of Defense. John McCain, loser of two Presidential campaigns…has never been very good at anything. Except maybe at holding a grudge.’

by Deborah Montesano· · News
Colin Powell: Hagel Will Be Confirmed As Secretary of Defense

Colin Powell: Hagel Will Be Confirmed As Secretary of Defense

The former four star general and Secretary of State is confident in Hagel’s chances.

by Tiffany Willis· · News
Circular Firing Squad: GOP Attacks Latest Obama Nominee – A Republican

Circular Firing Squad: GOP Attacks Latest Obama Nominee – A Republican

Chuck Hagel is a Republican’s dream come true – a multimillionaire war hero entrepreneur and former red state Senator. Yet, the GOP is still upset.

by Deborah Montesano· · News