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Archived Since:February 15, 2009

Blog Post Archive

The Atlantic's 2nd Annual Economy Summit

President Bill Clinton's winning catchphrase "It's the economy, stupid!" still resonates in consequential political debates today -- with both sides of the political aisle and the many factions of economic policy interest groups slugging it out over what a...

Chuck Hagel's Door

History and consequence will occur behind this door for the next many years. -- Steve Clemons...

Hagel Sworn In

Chuck Hagel, left, is sworn into office as the 24th defense secretary by Michael L. Rhodes, the Defense Department's director of administration and management, as Hagel's wife, Lilibet, holds a Bible at the Pentagon, Feb. 27, 2013. DOD photo...

Nation's Former Top Dog Republican Shares Views on Chuck Hagel

It's so odd to hear Senators Inhofe, Cornyn, Cruz and a small passle of other GOP Senators state that Chuck Hagel doesn't enjoy Republican support. That's simply not true. Senators Shelby, Johanns, Cochran, and probably others will vote for Hagel...

Talking Immigration Reform with McCain, Bennet & Klobuchar

Thursday afternoon (tomorrow!), as a part of The Atlantic's larger "Manufacturing's Next Chapter" event, I will sit down with Senators John McCain (R-AZ), Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) for a series of candid discussions on immigration reform and...

112 Pages of Answers from Chuck Hagel

ReutersTomorrow morning at 9:30 am, the US Senate Armed Services Committee will hold a hearing on former Senator Chuck Hagel's nomination by the President to be the next Secretary of Defense.A sizable roster of policy questions were submitted to Hagel...

Politico's Matt Wuerker on Hagel Debate

Brilliant. The Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist at Politico nails it on Hagel debate.h/t to Daniel Lippman. -- Steve Clemons...

Hillary Clinton Prevails at Benghazi Hearings

Here are some thoughts I shared with PRI's The World yesterday on Hillary Clinton's testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about the Benghazi disaster and death of US Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and other Americans.-- Steve Clemons...

100 Minutes on Chuck Hagel

Sunday morning this week on C-Span Washington Journal, I spent some quality time with former Project for a New American Century Executive Director and now AEI scholar Gary Schmitt discussing Chuck Hagel's nomination to be President Obama's Secretary of...

Blast from the Past: Elliott Abrams on John Lennon

There is a brewing storm over Council on Foreign Relations Senior Fellow Elliott Abrams' intemperate remarks about Senator Chuck Hagel -- arguing that the Secretary of Defense nominee must prove he is not an anti-Semite. We'll comment on that at...

The Really New New Republic

I have nearly always, mostly, with only a few exceptions really loved The New Republic over the years. Even when I wanted to rip to nano-sized shreds some articles and throw my computer out the window if reading a...

Officials: Chuck Hagel Was a 'Gift From God' for the Israeli USO

Jason Reed/Reuters Admiral Ze'ev Almog, or Aluf Almog in Hebrew, speaks in a deep baritone, no-BS, command-authority voice that must have intimidated enemies and political rivals inside and outside Israel's command structure over the past decades. He exudes confidence,...

Reading Tea Leaves of Political Appointments Not Yet Made

ReutersSomething rare just happened. Rather than me having to dog various of the media handlers or key policy hands at the National Security Council or White House on whether Chuck Hagel is on or off the SecDef list, I...

Media Alert: Talking All Things Chuck Hagel at 5:10 pm EST on MSNBC Hardball

For those glued to news on Boxing Day, I'll be joining TIME International Editor Jim Frederick to discuss the "borking" of various White House potential nominees on MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews. For those interested, here are two Washington Roundup...

Hype? Republican Jewish Committee Makes My Point

The article today by Tom Friedman at the New York Times, "Give Chuck a Chance," has put a solid, revitalized wind in Chuck Hagel's potential SecDef nomination sails. The Republican Jewish Coalition has suggested that this comment of mine is...

NSC Advisers Defend Chuck Hagel

The letter below ran as a Letter to the Editor at the Washington Post yesterday, on 25 December. While this letter criticizes the Washington Post for this article and defends Hagel's character, the more interesting line I think is.....

Good Wishes for the Holidays from the Pups

Merry Christmas to All from the pups -- Oakley, Annie, and Buddy. (Oakley is now 10 and doing great!!) And Merry Christmas from me as well. -- Steve Clemons...

DC Roundup, Part 2: Rothkopf, Walt, Glickman, Boaz, Pillar, Fingar, Laurenti on Chuck Hagel

ReutersAs part of the roundup of perspectives on Senator Chuck Hagel's potential nomination as Secretary of Defense, I have received the responses noted below. Here at The Atlantic is an earlier installment of views that included David Frum, Bing West, Ari...

The Night Before Christmas 107 Years Ago

My colleague at The Atlantic Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg has posted a wonderful 107-year old film created by Edison Studios of "The Night Before Christmas." Here is her framing of what you can watch above. Merry Christmas! -- Steve...

Merry Christmas White House Style

Garance Franke-Ruta, Senior Editor and Chief of the Politics Channel at The Atlantic, and I were privileged to have this picture taken with President and Michelle Obama. It was a great evening -- and the President said some great...

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