The Brian Lehrer Show Published by The Brian Lehrer Show President Obama's New Nominations Listen 22 min Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/261294/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend President Obama makes a statement alongside Vice President Biden. (Brendan Hoffman / Getty) i Michael Hirsh, chief correspondent for National Journal, talks about the president's nominations of former Senator Chuck Hagel to be his new secretary of defense and John Brennan to head the CIA.