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Chuck Hagel out as Defense Secretary

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FOXNEWS.COM

President Obama announced Monday that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has resigned, in a development that seemed abrupt yet came amid growing pressure from the White House over his handling of several international issues, Fox News has confirmed.

During a press conference at the White House, Obama said Hagel concluded it’s an “appropriate time” for him to complete his service.  

Dems reject Pelosi pick for top House post

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FOXNEWS.COM

A day after re-electing Rep. Nancy Pelosi to lead them in the next Congress, House Democrats rebuffed her effort Wednesday to elect a close ally to an important committee post.

House Republicans expected to tap top committee leaders on Monday

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FOXNEWS.COM

A House Republican panel is huddling in the basement of the Capitol on Monday to decide who will wield the gavels on several committees in the next Congress.

Fox News is told the most prominent committee chairs to be decided on Monday are for the Ways and Means and Oversight committees.

For Ways and Means, Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., is retiring. Current House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., is the odds-on favorite to grab the Ways and Means gavel, though is facing a challenge from Joint Economic Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas.