Chuck Hagel http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Blunt Will Vote Against Hagel's Confirmation http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/blunt-will-vote-against-hagels-confirmation <p><em>Updated 2/1/13 9:44 with news that Senator Blunt will be voting "No" on former Senator Hagel. Updated 2/1/13 3:03 with additions throughout.</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri Senator Roy Blunt says it was a bad day for former Senator Chuck </span>Hagel<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, as he appeared before the committee that will consider his nomination to be defense secretary. Bad enough that he will be voting against Hagel's&nbsp;nomination.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 22:11:04 +0000 Chris McDaniel 8875 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Blunt Will Vote Against Hagel's Confirmation President Obama Makes Cabinet Announcements http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/president-obama-makes-cabinet-announcements <p>President Obama made announcements today on two new members of his cabinet:</p><ul><li>Former Nebraska senator <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/01/06/168740451/gop-senators-warn-of-tough-road-for-hagel-nomination">Chuck Hagel </a>as Secretary of Defense, and</li><li><p>Counterterrorism adviser John O. Brennan <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/01/07/168773716/counterterrorism-adviser-brennan-to-be-tapped-for-cia">to direct the Central Intelligence Agency</a></p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 16:53:37 +0000 Kelsey Proud 8089 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org President Obama Makes Cabinet Announcements