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In the Washington Notebook, World-Herald bureau chief Joseph Morton reports on how Washington operates behind-the-scenes — bringing you stories about Nebraskans and Iowans influencing the national agenda.
Monthly Archives: June 2012
Nebraska state Sen. Deb Fischer was back in Washington this week for another lap of the beltway fundraising circuit in support of her bid for the U.S. Senate. Politico snagged a schedule of her events, which you can see feature a … Continue reading
Two Iowa lawmakers were among those on the steps of the Supreme Court Thursday following the court’s decision to uphold the new health care law and their reactions could not have been more different. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, told opponents … Continue reading
Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., strongly criticized this week’s Washington Post story about Capitol Hill lawmakers moving money around in their personal portfolios during the financial crisis. Nelson said Wednesday that the story is “totally unfair” and “borders on yellow journalism.” Questions about … Continue reading
Washington and the press corps that covers it have been waiting eagerly for the Supreme Court to issue its decision on the new health care law.
The go-to spot online for keeping tabs on the court is SCOTUSblog, which features the work of Lyle Denniston, dean of the Supreme Court press corps — and a native of Nebraska City.
Denniston recently took a few minutes to chat with the Notebook about his long career, which stretches back to 1948, when he covered the Otoe County Courthouse for the Nebraska City News Press.
“I did everything for the paper,” he recalled. “I made photo engravings, as well as being a reporter. I took photos, and I actually helped with the press run … so I learned the news trade from the bottom up.” Continue reading
Welcome to The World-Herald’s new Washington Notebook, from the Midlands’ only locally owned and operated Washington bureau. I’m the bureau chief, Joseph Morton, and I’ll be reporting on how this town operates behind-the-scenes — bringing you stories about Nebraskans and … Continue reading