Articles by Lauren Fox
Hagel will face uphill climb once he starts his job at Defense, expert says.
Lawmakers hurt themselves by letting sequestration happen, strategists say.
NumbersUSA to release ads against Lindsey Graham, other 'gang of eight' members.
Republicans must pick between painful cuts or accept additional revenues.
The former senator's Republican foes may vote to confirm when the Senate reconvenes.
Lawmakers take steps to get military sexual assault victims benefits.
Democrats applaud the president's speech; Republicans express reservations.
Committee tensions high as GOP and Dems battle over Hagel.
Automatic defense cuts could mean furlough days, lack of military preparedness.
Observers pitch Flournoy, Carter as alternatives if Hagel nomination fizzles.