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        12/24/2012, Tevet 11, 5773

      Video: Odds Stacked Against Hagel

      Growing opposition among senators to nominating former Nebraska Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense is convincing President Barack Obama to look for alternatives, media in the United States reported Monday. Retiring Sen. Joe Lieberman told CNN the issue is not much that if he is anti-Israel as is Hagel's previous opposition to tough sanctions against Iran, in direct opposition to President Obama’s latest policy.