FROM THE BLOGS:
Hagel's experience as a grunt
At War's Don Gomez wonders if Chuck Hagel's experience as a sergeant in Vietnam gives him enough experience to lead the Pentagon.
NRA loses congressional supporter
Huffington Post's Chelsea Klene reports former Rep. Debbie Halvorson (D-Ill.) is backing away from the NRA and is supporting President Obama's gun-control proposals.
GOP gets Tech-savvy
Red State's Ned Ryun says conservatives are giving themselves a more technologically competitive edge to muster votes in 2014.
A big thank you to Israel
According to the New York Post's editorial board, the White House owes Israel a big thank you for their air strike in Syria this morning.
OTHER NEWS SOURCES:
Chuck Hagel comes under fire at hearing
Former colleagues of Sen. Hagel demand answers to tough questios on the former Senator's past votes and remarks, The Hill's Jeremy Herb reports.
House GOP want answers
House Republicans are drafting a bill that will force President Obama to estimate when federal budget will be balanced, The Hill's Pete Kasperowicz reports.