First Word: Tough fight for Hagel nomination?

Updated
Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel
Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel
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On Monday, President Obama nominated  former Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel as his pick to be the next Secretary of Defense. His former GOP colleagues indicated he may face a bumpy ride through the confirmation process. Plus, new details are trickling in on the fiscal cliff showdown and the fractured relationship between the president and House Speaker John Boehner.

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First Word: Tough fight for Hagel nomination?

Updated