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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: October 2012
Bob Kerrey’s campaign on Wednesday was bragging about the endorsements of two fellow Democrats, Sens. Mark Warner of Virginia and Joe Manchin of West Virginia. Both are known as moderates in the Senate. We thought back to Manchin’s campaign ad when … Continue reading
It was ten years ago today that Sen. Paul Wellstone, D-Minn., was killed in a plane crash. There’s a memorial service today at the crash site. Wellstone’s friend and fellow liberal champion Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, penned this remembrance.
Nebraska Senate candidate Bob Kerrey, a Democrat, recently released a video response to Stephen Colbert’s apology on last week’s Meet the Press. Colbert plays a faux conservative talking head on his Comedy Central show. He suggested on Meet The Press that … Continue reading
Another outside group is jumping into the Nebraska Senate race. The Susan B. Anthony list, which works to elect candidates who oppose abortion rights, is launching a $40,000 radio ad campaign in the state targeting Democrat Bob Kerrey’s record on … Continue reading
Nebraska Senate candidate Bob Kerrey appeared on Stephen Colbert’s faux conservative talk show back in 2005, but Colbert isn’t sure Kerrey got the joke. Colbert plays a bombastic and not-very-bright talking head on the Comedy Central program. The bit can … Continue reading
Mitt Romney’s talk about cutting federal subsidies for Big Bird at last week’s presidential debate has turned Sesame Street into a hot enough campaign topic to land on the World-Herald’s front page today. BuzzFeed notes that Sesame Street Creator Joan … Continue reading
Jordan Paine of Oxford Nebraska was among a dozen FFA and 4-H members honored Tuesday by the White House as Champions of Change. Jordan is the President of the Southern Valley FFA Chapter and the Oxford Jr. Feeders 4-H Club … Continue reading
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will be in Iowa and Nebraska this week for various events, including a drought workshop. Vilsack told the World-Herald he plans to be back in the Hawkeye State several times ahead of the Nov. 6 … Continue reading
If things don’t work out for Bob Kerrey on Nov. 6, he has a job waiting for him back at the New School in New York. Kerrey has a contract that would allow him to return there and teach, according … Continue reading
Former Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., along with several co-authors, recently discussed the benefits and dangers of military action against a Iran in a Washington Post opinion piece. “War with Iran is not inevitable, but U.S. national security would be seriously … Continue reading