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President Obama Plans to Nominate Ashton Carter as Next Defense Secretary
President Obama intends to nominate Ashton Carter to replace Chuck Hagel as Defense Secretary, according to a source familiar with the decision. An announcement is likely by the end of the week. Sen. John McCain, who will become chairman of the Armed Services Committee, said he does not anticipate
Staying Out Of It
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES JEH JOHNSON OUT OF THE RUNNING FOR TOP PENTAGON JOB: Another one down. Just last week, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson was a top contender to be nominated as the next Defense Secretary. But senior officials tell ABC’s JONATHAN KARL...
David Rothkopf: Hagel Was a 'Sacrificial Lamb'
ABC News' Martha Raddatz, the Wall Street Journal's Bret Stephens and Foreign Policy's David Rothkopf analyze why Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel resigned and his potential replacements.
'This Week' Transcript: Fallout from Ferguson
Below is the rush transcript of "This Week" on November 30, 2014. It may contain errors. ANNOUNCER: Starting right now on ABC THIS WEEK -- Ferguson fury. Demonstrations spreading across the country. Dozens more arrested this weekend. And breaking overnight -- Officer Wilson resigns -- why he
3 People Who Could Replace Outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's resignation this morning sparked speculation about President Obama's next potential nominee, who will have to lead the Defense Department in its fight against terrorist group ISIS . Obama's nominee will likely come from this list: Ashton Carter, Former Deputy Defense
Obama Cabinet: 7 People Who Could Have Been on It
President Barack Obama's Cabinet of advisers is shaping up to be mostly white men. With Labor Secretary Hilda Solis and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar set to depart, no Latinos remain, and there are only a few women. Certainly the men and women currently holding Cabinet positions or nominated to
Obama Poised to Name New Defense, Treasury Chiefs
With the "fiscal cliff" crisis behind him, President Obama is poised to name two new key players to his cabinet, with at least one announcement expected early next week. The announcement of who will replace outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta could come as soon as Monday, sources told ABC News.
PM Note: Rice Withdraws, Sandy Aid Headed to Space, Boehner and Obama Meeting
“Ifs and buts are like candy and nuts. If that were the case, every day would be Christmas.” – John Boehner. History Suggests Ignore Lawmakers Who Threaten to Work Through Christmas – http://abcn.ws/Xi1fX6 Susan Rice Withdraws From Secretary of State Consideration – Tells Obama –...
Cracks In The Conservative Armor (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) and AMY WALTER (@amyewalter) NOTABLES: THE CABINET SHUFFLE: As President Obama prepares for his second term, preparations have begun for the traditional shuffling of the Cabinet, ABC’s Jake Tapper reports. Top priority for the president: Choosing successors for