Hagel opponents meet resistance
Peter Beinart at The Daily Beast says Chuck Hagel's nomination has been railroaded by slanderous charges of anti-semitism.

How can they justify voting for Hagel?
Jennifer Rubin at Right Turn says Chuck Hagel's "noxious" personal views should disqualify him for Defense secretary.

Jack Lew's revolving door
Tim Carney at The Washington Examiner traces President Obama's nominee for Treasury secretary from K Street to Wall Street to the Treasury.

Obama's opportunities
Howard Fineman at the Huffington Post looks at the challenges and opportunities the president faces in his second term.


Freshman lawmaker threatens impeachment over gun rights
Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) said Monday he would "seek to thwart" executive action by President Obama in regard to gun laws, reports Jonathan Easley.

Rep. King livid over Sandy amendments
“Every dollar is needed. There have never been offsets before to emergency aid,” King told The Hill's Erik Wasson.