Monthly Archives: November 2012

Terry on Hardball

Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb., talked fiscal cliff Thursday night with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, who brought up Terry’s comments to the World-Herald on the lack of GOP leverage in the ongoing negotiations. Terry says the president has an incentive to simply … Continue reading

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Nelson vs. Norquist

Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., says he has been “friendly over the fence” with his Capitol Hill neighbor, Grover Norquist, and that the conservative activist even helped fix some bricks on his walkway a few years ago. But don’t expect to … Continue reading

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More Hagel rumors

Foreign Policy’s The Cable has anonymous-source-chattering that former Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., is being considered for a top national security post in the Obama administration. The World-Herald has previously explored the pros and cons for Obama adding Hagel to his cabinet. … Continue reading

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Fun with charts

Many Capitol Hill lawmakers like to illustrate their floor speeches with charts and photos. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, in particular, has had some distinctive ones over the years. Check out this new Tumblr devoted to a collection of the various … Continue reading

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Fischer picks top staff

Sen.-elect Deb Fischer, R-Neb., announced her new chief of staff on Tuesday – Mike Hybl, who has been the executive director of the Nebraska Public Service Commission since 2007. Fischer defeated Democrat Bob Kerrey in the Nov. 6 election and … Continue reading

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Johanns for Flood?

Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb., hasn’t officially taken sides in the race for Nebraska governor, but he keeps saying awfully nice things about state Sen. Mike Flood of Norfolk, speaker of the State Legislature. Flood recently announced that he will run … Continue reading

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Johanns laughs off party switch proposal

Don’t expect to see Sen. Mike Johanns abandoning his Republican colleagues and caucusing with the Democrats next year. Nebraska Democrats recently suggested that he do just that. Incoming Nebraska Democratic Party Chairman Vince Powers sent an open letter to Johanns … Continue reading

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What about pipe smokers?

As Congress returns today to start it’s lame duck session, the pundits are examining what last week’s election results mean for a wide array of policy areas, from the budget deficit to defense. The World-Herald looked Sunday at a possible … Continue reading

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Secretary Hagel?

That didn’t take long. Politico has a story out speculating about an extensive shuffling of Obama cabinet posts in a second term — and they drop the name of former Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., as a possible Secretary of Defense. … Continue reading

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Todd Packer finally picks a side in Nebraska Senate race

Talk about a big “get” for the Bob Kerrey campaign. David Koechner plays Dunder Mifflin traveling salesman Todd Packer on NBC’s The Office. Kerrey’s campaign threw a video endorsement from Koechner up on YouTube on Friday. The spot aims at … Continue reading

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