What we’re reading: Monday, March 11, 2013

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By Rick Bosh
Hagel spoke to the traveling press aboard his military aircraft between Andrews Air Force Base and Manas Air Force Base, Kyrgyzstan, en route to Afghanistan.
Hagel spoke to the traveling press aboard his military aircraft between Andrews Air Force Base and Manas Air Force Base, Kyrgyzstan, en route to Afghanistan.
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Monday, March 11, 2013

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is completing the final leg of his first official trip as a member of President Obama’s cabinet, visiting military personnel at Germany’s Ramstein Air Base after hearing plenty of criticism from Afghan President Hamid Karzai over the weekend.

In the opinion pages: The Wall Street Journal editorial board wonders if Republican lawmakers are dealing with a “New Obama.”

Politico’s Manu Raju takes a look at the slim prospects for moderate and retiring Republican senators making a budget deal with the White House without their leadership’s consent.

What we're reading: Monday, March 11, 2013

Updated