Chuck Hagel

  • Hagel misses, Israel-Syria panel hits

    When Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) took to the podium at the Israel Policy Forum’s annual dinner last week, I was curious to hear what the moderate Republican, who is retiring from the U.S. Senate and had been mentioned during the presidential campaign as a possible secretary of state or defense in the Obama administration, would… More ▸

  • No clear-cut favorite for Dem VP among Jewish activists

    As Barack Obama gets ready to roll out his running mate, Jewish political insiders and activists say they would welcome any of the three most talked about possibilities. Some say Sen. Joseph Biden’s (D-Del.) extensive experience on foreign policy issues makes him a big favorite among pro-Israel activists, but others prefer Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.)… More ▸

  • RJC: Facts do matter

    As promised… here is the Republican Jewish Coalition’s statement acknowledging its inaccurate press release from yesterday: RJC Statement on Yesterday’s Press Release Washington, D.C. (July 15, 2008) – Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) Executive Director Matt Brooks issued the followed statement today: “In a press release issued yesterday by the Republican Jewish Coalition, we called on… More ▸

  • RJC: Facts, shmacts

    Yesterday I put up a post about the Republican Jewish Coalition’s apparent goof in issuing a statement slamming Barack Obama for planning to bring Chuck Hagel with him when he visits Israel. I say goof because the Obama campaign says Hagel – the Nebraska Republican who has been a harsh critic of the Bush administration’s… More ▸