Politics Video: Chuck Hagel just needs a little more context February 1, 2013 | 7:12 am Leave a comment During his confirmation hearings as President Obama’s Secretary of Defense, former Sen. Chuck Hagel spent most of his time arguing that controversial comments from his past were taken out of context. A highlight video is posted above. Sign Up for the Politics Digest newsletter! Please enter your email address below to begin receiving the Politics Digest newsletter. You must enter a valid email address in the field above! Thank you for signing up for the Politics Digest newsletter! You should receive your first newsletter very soon. We're sorry, there was an error processing your newsletter signup. Please click here to visit our Newsletter Signup Center to register for this newsletter.