The Company Memo: Thursday, January 31, 2013

Updated
By msnbc staff
Chuck Hagel looks on as US President Barack Obama (not seen) nominates him to be the next Secretary of Defense in the East Room of the White House in...
Chuck Hagel looks on as US President Barack Obama (not seen) nominates him to be the next Secretary of Defense in the East Room of the White House in...
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The attention shifts to the Senate Armed Services Committee Thursday, where former Senator Chuck Hagel is expected to undergo a long and potentially combative confirmation hearing to succeed Leon Panetta as Defense Secretary. Tune in to msnbc at 9:30 am ET for the start of the hearing. Chris Jansing picks up the coverage with Time Magazine’s Rana Foroohar and The Washington Post’s E.J. Dionne at 10 am.

The Company Memo: Thursday, January 31, 2013

Updated