His confirmation hearing performance was universally described as 'lackluster' at best – and far worse by many accounts. But Defense Secretary-nominee Chuck Hagel got some support Sunday, including another Republican backer in the Senate.
In a magazine interview, President Obama says Democrats are more willing to compromise than Republicans. But Rep. Paul Ryan, a leader among young Republicans, says Obama wants 'to fight us every step of the way politically.”
After John McCain picked Sarah Palin out of relative obscurity to be his vice presidential running mate, she became a political force of nature. Since then, however, her star has lost its luster within the GOP, and she’s parted ways with Fox News.