Monthly Archives: January 2013

Hagel snags a Republican

Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi has become the first Senate Republican to say he’ll back Chuck Hagel’s nomination as defense secretary. In an earlier interview with the World-Herald, Cochran seemed to be leaning that way. “Chuck’s one of my best … Continue reading

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Group pushes anti-Hagel case

Christians United For Israel has more than 400 people in town this week — hailing from nearly every state in the union — to lobby against Chuck Hagel’s nomination as defense secretary. The group’s founder and chairman, controversial pastor John … Continue reading

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Nelson sells Berkshire stock

After more than 30 years of owning Berkshire Hathaway stock, former Sen. Ben Nelson sold it all last year, in part out of tax considerations. Nelson was asked Wednesday during a conference call with reporters about potential conflicts of interest … Continue reading

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Ben Nelson scores new jobs

Ben Nelson has managed to find post-Senate employment. The former Nebraska senator, a Democrat, is taking over as CEO of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and joining the public affairs firm Agenda as a “senior advisor.” The association said … Continue reading

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Inauguration Weekend

The big day is here, again. Lots of Iowans and Nebraskans out for the festivities surrounding Barack Obama’s swearing-in. Among them – a group of 14 Doane College students. Its Journalism professor David Swartzlander’s fourth time bringing students out for … Continue reading

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Real time with Bob Kerrey

Former Nebraska Sen. Bob Kerrey predicted Friday night that Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., would ultimately support former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel for defense secretary. “I think it’s unlikely John votes against Hagel,” Kerrey said on the HBO show Real Time … Continue reading

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Hagel battle heats up

A group of former U.S. Ambassadors and national security officials sent a letter to the Senate on Thursday in support of Chuck Hagel’s nomination as Defense Secretary. The former GOP senator from Nebraska will have his confirmation hearing before the … Continue reading

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Hagel hearing set

Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel has a date with the Senate Armed Services Committee – Jan. 31. The panel announced Wednesday that it will kick off its consideration of Hagel’s nomination to be defense secretary at 9:30 a.m. that day. … Continue reading

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Santorum jumps into Hagel fight

Looks like Rick Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator and GOP presidential candidate, is throwing himself into the battle over Chuck Hagel’s nomination as defense secretary. Santorum says he will fight the nomination because of Hagel’s record on Israel and Iran. … Continue reading

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Israel to veto Hagel nomination?

The satirical newspaper The Onion is having some fun with the attacks on former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel, who is President Barack Obama’s pick to head the Defense Department. Critics have suggested Hagel’s past comments and votes show he is … Continue reading

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