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Barney Frank dials back opposition to Chuck Hagel nomination

“I was hoping the president wouldn’t nominate him,” Frank told the Globe today. “As much as I regret what Hagel said, and resent what he said, the question now is going to be Afghanistan and scaling back the military.”

The Boston Globe
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January 8, 2013
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Tammy Baldwin: Was Chuck Hagel's gay apology ‘sincere’?

Wisconsin Democrat Tammy Baldwin, the first openly gay member of the U.S. Senate, wouldn’t commit on Monday to backing Chuck Hagel’s nomination to head the Pentagon, saying she wants to know if his apology for anti-gay remarks he made in 1998 is “sincere.”

Politico
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January 8, 2013
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