President Barack Obama's nominee to be the next Defense Secretary former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-ND), speaks alongside Obama's nominee to be the next CIA Director John Brennan and President Obama, during a nomination ceremony in the East Room at the White House in Washington, DC on January 7, 2012. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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Unlike incoming Secretary of State John Kerry's jovial confirmation hearings last week, former Sen. Chuck Hagel faces tough questions from both parties over his record on Iran, women and gays serving in the military, Pentagon spending and Israel.
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