The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee is defending former Sen. Chuck Hagel’s (R-Neb.) right to decline to respond to demands for financial disclosures, saying they go “far beyond the financial disclosure required of previous secretaries of defense.” Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) had hoped to vote last week on Hagel’s nomination to lead the Pentagon, but Levin pushed off the vote to provide time to respond a request for information submitted by Republicans. Sen. Jim Inhofe ...

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