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Hagel to Join Obama on Iraq Trip

From the Wall Street Journal:

While it is standard practice for such trips — known as CODELS, or congressional delegations—to be bipartisan, in this highly charged election year it is likely to raise eyebrows that the retiring Nebraskan senator — a prominent Iraq War critic—is the Republican expected to join the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee on what is sure to be a closely watched visit to the region.

Well, that would explain why they’re dumping the news on a Friday afternoon.

(Via Ambinder)

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