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Topic - James Hormel
Three fundraisers who helped to raise millions for President Obama's reelection were appointed to coveted diplomatic posts by the president Friday.
Conservatives think he is too soft on terrorism, and liberals think he is too hard. However, relatives of the victims of one of the most infamous terrorist attacks on an American target are praising John O. Brennan and urging the Senate to confirm him as the next director of the CIA.
On Monday, President Obama nominated former Nebraska GOP senator Chuck Hagel to replace Leon Panetta as the next secretary of defense.
Mr. Hormel had said that Mr. Hagel had issued a "clear apology."
This week, Mr. Hormel told liberal radio talk-show host Stephanie Miller that Mr. Hagel would make a good defense secretary, especially because he served as an enlisted man in Vietnam.