June 11th, 2014
10:55 AM ET
3 months ago

Hagel defends Bergdahl deal in House testimony

(CNN) – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel returned to Congress on Wednesday to defend the deal that resulted in the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, saying the agreement to release five Afghan detainees was "fully consistent with U.S. law, our nation's interests and our military's core values."

"The President's decision to move forward with the transfer of these detainees was a tough call. I supported it, I stand by it," the former lawmaker told the House Armed Services Committee.

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Filed under: Bowe Bergdahl • Chuck Hagel
January 29th, 2013
08:45 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama to pitch immigration reform

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama heads to Las Vegas on Tuesday to make his pitch for an overhaul of the immigration system after failing to press the issue during his first four years in office.

With his re-election last November aided by strong support from Latino voters, Obama has made a comprehensive immigration bill a top legislative priority of his second term.

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Filed under: Immigration • President Obama