Monthly Archives: September 2012

Fond farewell for Osborne

Tom Osborne is best known for his accomplishments in the world of sports, but he also had a political career. He represented Nebraska’s 3rd Congressional District from 2001 to 2007 and made an unsuccessful bid for governor. The press releases … Continue reading

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Honoring POW/MIA service members

Former Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., was set to deliver the keynote speech at Friday morning’s Pentagon commemoration ceremony for POW/MIA Recognition Day. Hagel was wounded serving in Vietnam. He later served as deputy secretary of the Veterans Administration and worked on … Continue reading

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Hanging Tom Harkin

Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, was feted Wednesday night at a Capitol Hill reception that included the unveiling of his official portrait. His portrait will be hung among those of other past chairmen of the Senate Agriculture Committee on the walls … Continue reading

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Latham backs effort to force farm bill vote

Rep. Tom Latham, R-Iowa, has put his name on what is known as a discharge petition for a new five-year farm bill. It’s a procedural move used to force a vote on legislation when House leaders won’t bring it up … Continue reading

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Yelling at politicians

Given Congress’ current approval ratings, lawmakers might be adjusting their idea of what constitutes a successful trip home. Asked this week how his August recess went, Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb., noted that very few people yelled at him. “I only had … Continue reading

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And we’re back

So Tampa and Charlotte were fun, with big speeches by the nominees and their wives. Heard from Marco Rubio and Clint Eastwood, Bill Clinton and Joe Biden. And many more. Always good to visit with the delegates from Nebraska and Iowa … Continue reading

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