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Easton: Hagel Nomination Is a Missed Opportunity

Nina Easton, on Fox News Sunday, pointed out one more odd thing about the president’s staunch commitment to Chuck Hagel: By pushing for the less-than-distinguished former senator to be secretary of defense, he’s missing the opportunity to nominate the first woman for the job, Michele Flournoy. Given the president’s vocal commitment to diversity, it just highlights the baffling nature of his devotion to Hagel. 



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