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January 12, 2013


Hagel's Fate Rests on Schumer

"Chuck Hagel's uncertain path to the position of defense secretary is turning in large measure on the stance of one senator, New York's Chuck Schumer, whose opinion is likely to influence a group of fellow Democrats who, like him, have remained uncommitted," the Wall Street Journal reports.

"It would be hard for Mr. Schumer, who is generally loyal to his party, to oppose Mr. Hagel. But the senator has won strong support among constituents and donors for being an advocate for Israel, and he has so far declined to endorse Mr. Hagel's nomination, saying only that he needs to study his former colleague's record and question him about it."














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