Monthly Archives: August 2012

Gone Conventionin’

In case you hadn’t noticed, I’m off in Tampa covering the Republican National Convention this week alongside World-Herald Staff Writer Robynn Tysver. We’ll be covering the Democrats in Charlotte next week, but return with all the news from Washington after … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Breakfast with the Iowans

Both parties’ national conventions are just around the corner. The Republicans will gather next week in Tampa, Fla., the Democrats the following week in Charlotte, N.C. The World-Herald will be at both gatherings, so stay tuned to Omaha.com and the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Bob Kerrey: The New York years

In case you missed it, just had a long feature in Sunday’s paper about Bob Kerrey’s time in New York running the New School. Spent several days up in New York earlier this month reporting on the story. It was … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Just put it on the Speaker’s tab

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, may claim the title of fiscal conservative, but apparently he’s unafraid to pick up a check. Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb., told The World-Herald that he dined Friday night with Boehner and Rep. Tom Latham, R-Iowa, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Could presidential election turn on Omaha vote?

With President Barack Obama speaking in Council Bluffs a little later this morning, we take a look at the role Omaha could play in determining the outcome of the presidential election. Also, go here for live updates of Obama’s speech … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

August recess sets in

With August recess in full swing, the tumbleweeds are blowing through the halls of Congress. This is the time of year when Washington empties out. Lawmakers head home to walk in parades, shake hands and catch up with constituents over … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Congress heads for recess with much undone

Lawmakers headed for the Capitol Hill exits Thursday night and won’t be back until the second week of September. They start their five-week August recess despite the fact that a long list of issues, from basic spending bills to cybersecurity … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Smith to Ag groups: Can’t we all get along?

Sorry for the delay between blog posts — was out of town reporting for a future story. On the drive back to Washington today, I caught Rep. Adrian Smith’s conference call with reporters. The Nebraska Republican talked taxes, farm bill and concerns about … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off