5:35 a.m. E.T.
New York Times: “Hagel’s Confirmation Proceedings Will Be Short on Old Senate Allies”
Washington Post: “White House Considers Officers in Schools”
Wall Street Journal: “Hagel, Obama Forged Bond Over Iraq”
Associated Press: “Obama, Karzai Meeting to Discuss Ending Afghan War”
Los Angeles Times: “Obama Gun Plan May Feature Background Checks on All Buyers”
Politico: “Tea Party Looks to D.C. Insiders for Help”