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Cabinet / Hagel Nomination / A Discussion #1036604

CNN Evening News for Monday, Jan 07, 2013
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The controversy over President Obama's nomination of former Senator Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense introduced; details given of concerns about Hagel's positions on Israel and gays. [OBAMA - praises Hagel.] The criticism of Hagel by Senator John McCain quoted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live in-studio discussion held with Republican strategist Margaret Hoover and Daily Beast's Peter Beinart about Hagel. [HOOVER - says Hagel has a long position of not being a supporter of Israel and differs from Republicans on foreign policy.] [BEINART - analyzes Hagel's past views on Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan; suggests being out of the mainstream can be good in a secretary; expects Hagel's passing will be easier than expected.]

Cooper, Anderson

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