Sen. Chuck Hagel will be at the Nebraska Union Auditorium on Wednesday at 11 a.m. He will be signing copies of the book that UNL news-editorial professor Charlyne Berens wrote about Hagel.Technorati tags: Chuck Hagel, Book Signing, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Sunday, October 29, 2006
National Republican Senatorial Committee $30,000
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|Senator Rick Santorum||$10,000|
|Senator Jim Talent||$10,000|
|Senator Conrad Burns||$10,000|
|Senator Lincoln Chafee||$10,000|
|Senator George Allen||$10,000|
|Senator Jon Kyl||$10,000|
|Representative Mark Kennedy (MN Senate Candidate)||$10,000|
|Mr. John Raese (WV Senate Candidate)||$5,000|
|Mr. Pete Ricketts (NE Senate Candidate)||$10,000|
|Mr. Mike McGavick (WA Senate Candidate)||$10,000|
|Senator Olympia Snowe||$5,000|
|Senator John Ensign||$5,000|
|The Honorable Bob Corker (TN Senate Candidate)||$5,000|
|The Honorable Michael Steele (MD Senate Candidate)||$10,000|
|The Honorable Tom Kean, Jr. (NJ Senate Candidate)||$10,000|
Friday, October 27, 2006
—Bob Kerrey, President of The New School and former U.S. Senator
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
October 26, 2006, 7:00–8:30 p.m.
3902 Davenport Street
Event with the author of the book, Chuck Hagel: Moving Forward, and other panelists. It is free and open to the public.
Technorati tags: Senator Chuck Hagel, Charlyne Berens
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
The latest issue of Esquire Magazine listed who it saw as the nine pillars of Congress, and Chuck Hagel is at the top of their list (literally). This quote is via Don Walton in the Journal Star.
Esquire Magazine, listing Chuck Hagel as one of its nine pillars of Congress: “The kind of Republican every Republican should aspire to be. Scratch that. The kind of senator every senator should aspire to be. Independent, thoughtful and big enough to see the virtue in the arguments of his opponents. A classic, limited-government, low-tax conservative.”Technorati tags: Chuck Hagel, Congress, Esquire Magazine
Monday, October 23, 2006
The full article about the poll is quite interesting and enlightening. Check it out.
Technorati tags: Chuck Hagel, 2008 Election, Foreign Policy
Seven in Ten Americans Favor Congressional Candidates Who Will Pursue a Major Change in Foreign Policy
U.S. Public Wants Less Emphasis on Military Force, More on Working Through U.N.
A Majority Supports Direct Talks with North Korea and IranGoing into the November midterm elections, seven in ten Americans say they prefer Congressional candidates who will pursue a new approach to U.S. foreign policy. A new nationwide survey finds a large and growing majority of Americans is dissatisfied with the position of the United States in the world. Most Americans believe that U.S. policies are increasing the threat of terrorist attack and decreasing goodwill toward the United States.
The Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA)/Knowledge Networks poll also finds that large majorities of Americans feel that the United States puts too much emphasis on military force and unilateral action. Most say they want their member of Congress to work to shift the emphasis of U.S. foreign policy in favor of diplomacy, multilateral cooperation, and homeland security.
They also stress the need for programs to reduce the United States’ dependence on oil. When given the opportunity to reshape the foreign policy budget, respondents redistribute spending from military programs to other methods of pursuing security.
Sunday, October 22, 2006
There is a more complete listing from an older post here.
Saturday, October 21, 2006
Friday, October 20, 2006
Senator Chuck Hagel, is a leading senator and political maverick. He is considered to be one of the top contenders for the Republican Party’s nomination for the President of the United States for the 2008 election.For more details, click here. The last day to register is 10/24/2006.
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
What are your thoughts on this blog post by R.J. Eskow?
The American people are rejecting the Bush Administration by ever-increasing percentages. That may be good news -- for the GOP. As leading Democrats stumble toward a mythical "center" in search of votes, one smart Senator is showing how a conservative Republican can win in '08. Meet the next President of the United States: Chuck Hagel.Call it Bush Fatigue, and it's driven by two factors. The first is a widespread perception that Iraq was a mistake. Only 44% of Americans think we did the right thing by invading, yet leading Democrats still refuse to argue against the rationale for war. The second is the growing understanding that the Administration is rife with incompetence and cronyism. Democrats are waiting for this issue to turn voters their way, but incompetence and cronyism are behaviors, not policy positions. A candidate from either party can claim he'll do better.
Which brings us to Chuck Hagel. A staunch conservative, he's a media-savvy former broadcaster, a decorated Vietnam veteran with an entrepreneurial background. Despite his right-wing background and his past loyalty to the Bush crowd, he's been bashing their management of the war for some time now. He never hesitates to point out to reporters that this makes him a "maverick." And, as a former businessman, he can present himself as the honest and competent "CEO President" we were promised with Bush.
Following Bill Clinton's lead, none of the top Democratic candidates seem to be brave and honest enough to say what the American people already know: the war was a mistake sold on lies. Faced with two candidates who say that the only problem with Iraq is poor management, who are the voters going to trust: the armchair quarterback or the decorated veteran? And who inspires more confidence on the competence question: the ex-CEO "straight-shooter" with a logically consistent position, or the career politician from the "I-voted-for-it-before-I ..." crowd?
Chuck Hagel's conservative enough to make it through the reactionary hazing of the GOP primaries, yet able to stake out a position as an anti-Bush. The Democrats seem to be deluding themselves again into thinking that events will do for them what they can't do for themselves. While they wait expectantly, one Republican senator is walking down the road to the White House.
If Hagel's the Ghost of Presidents Future, Democrats may echo Ebenezer Scrooge's question: "Are these the shadows of the things that Will be, or are they shadows of things that May be, only?" The answer's in their hands.
Technorati tags: Chuck Hagel, 2008 Election, The Next President of the United States
Monday, October 16, 2006
Students for Hagel is now forming. If you are a student and would like to help out in the writing of this blog, or would just like to stay informed of what we are doing, email or post a comment. We are particularly interested in getting people from around the country involved that are already involved in college (or high school) Republican groups.Go and check it out.
Technorati tags: Chuck Hagel, Students for Hagel, Draft Hagel Movement
Saturday, October 14, 2006
Thirty-eight years ago, Chuck Hagel, 21, and his brother, Tom, fought in house-to-house combat in the Cholon district of Saigon during the Tet Offensive.
Last week, on his 60th birthday, Hagel returned to the scene of the battle in early 1968. And almost everything has changed.
Once a rough and poor neighborhood infested by Viet Cong, the area now is an upscale sector of the city, with high-rise apartments and shops.
The Army sergeant from Nebraska who was twice wounded later in 1968 — along with his brother both times — now is a U.S. senator serving his second term.
...Check out the full article here.
Hagel was in Vietnam last week as part of an Asian tour that also took him to Japan, South Korea and the Philippines. His itinerary happened to place him in Ho Chi Minh City on his birthday.
Thirty-eight years ago, he said, “I would have thought that would be the last place I would find myself on my 60th birthday.”
“It reminds us how important it is to understand history and reflect on the historic dynamics and consequences of a foreign policy decision, especially one to take a nation to war,” Hagel said.
“We need to always be mindful of unintended consequences, the uncontrollables.
“Was it worth it? Was there a better way, an alternative? It’s easy to get into war, not very easy to get out of it. We’re living through that again in Iraq.”
Today, Hagel said, “the strongest argument we hear is we can’t leave Iraq. It would make a mockery of the loss of lives. The same arguments were made about Vietnam. Those reflections poured over me as I walked the streets of Saigon.”
Technorati tags: Chuck Hagel, Don Walton, Vietnam
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
“In writing the first full-dress biography of Senator Chuck Hagel, Charlyne Berens has illuminated the experiences of a major contemporary public figure. Her honest and readable account of Hagel's personal life and career in politics is certain to be the definitive work on the subject.”
—Ross K. Baker, Professor of Political Science, Rutgers University
Sunday, October 08, 2006
Here were the final results:
(R)John McCain 20%
(R)Chuck Hagel 19%
(R)Rudolph Giuliani 13%
(R)George Allen 8%
(R)Mitt Romney 5%
(R)Condi Rice 5%
(R)Sam Brownback 4%
(R)Mike Huckabee 4%
(R)Newt Gingrich 3%
(R)Bill Frist 3%
(R)George Pataki 1%
None of The Above 16%
Saturday, October 07, 2006
“Charlyne Berens’s terrific biography brings Chuck Hagel’s straight-shooting, courageous character to life. The Senator is one of a kind on Capitol Hill, and Berens’s book leaves the reader waiting to witness the next chapter in Hagel’s remarkable political career.”
—John D. Podesta, President of the Center for American Progress and Chief of Staff to former President Bill Clinton
Friday, October 06, 2006
Thursday, October 05, 2006
The University of Nebraska Press is holding an event about the new Chuck Hagel biography, Chuck Hagel: Moving Forward. The event is in Omaha, NE on Thursday, October 26th from 7-8:30 PM. It is free and open to the public.
Technorati tags: Senator Chuck Hagel, Charlyne Berens
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Hagel Announces Lincoln Couple as Adoption Angels
September 20th, 2006 - WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) announced today that Lance and Amy McCord of Lincoln, Nebraska are recipients of the 2006 Angels in Adoption award. Every year, the Angels in Adoption program allows members of Congress to recognize and honor those who have been involved in adoption. Hagel recommended the McCords to be the Nebraska recipients for 2006.
“Adoption is an amazing gift of love. The McCord family has opened their home and hearts to children in need of a loving family and has shown others across the country the importance of adoption. The Angels in Adoption award allows Congress to recognize those who are ‘real-life angels.’ The McCords are ‘real-life angels’,” Hagel said.
The McCords have adopted their three children, Wesley, Anna and Jackson. The McCords have also provided “cradle care” for 16 newborns ranging in age from a week to a month old while adoption proceedings were pending. Lance worked at The People’s City Mission in Lincoln for 14 years and is now serving as a Nebraska Corrections Officer at the Lincoln Correction Center. Amy is the Activities Director at the Clark Jeary Retirement Center in Lincoln and previously served as the “Adoption Specialist” for the Lincoln Crisis Pregnancy Center.
“We are humbled and honored to be recognized among many others who have given of themselves in foster care and adoption. Every child deserves a loving family and if we can help that happen we are blessed. We are very thankful for the privilege of having children through adoption,” the McCords said.
The eighth annual congressional Angels in Adoption awards ceremony is being held today in Washington, D.C.
Monday, October 02, 2006
September 28th, 2006 - WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) will travel to Japan, South Korea, Vietnam and Mongolia October 2-11. Hagel will meet with Nebraska troops stationed in South Korea, as well as meet with government, business and other leaders in each country. The purpose of Hagel’s trip will be to discuss regional security, Asia’s economic outlook, and U.S. bilateral relations.It is this sort of focus on foreign policy, relationship building, and outlook that the U.S. needs more of today.
“Our relationships and alliances in Asia are historic, and continue to be critically important to U.S. strategic interests. The U.S. will be affected for years to come by the security, stability and economic development in this region. I look forward to discussing these and other common interests with Asian government and outside leaders, as well as meeting with Nebraska troops serving in the region,” Hagel said.
Sunday, October 01, 2006
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