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Hagel honors 24

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and top Army leaders held their own ceremony Wednesday at the Pentagon honoring the 24 soldiers who were just awarded the Medal of Honor, including 1st Lt. Donald Schwab of Hooper, Neb. The medals were awarded … Continue reading

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Ashford has support of national Dems

Brad Ashford might have been a little late to the party, but national Democrats are welcoming him to the contest for Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District, Rep. Steve Israel told the World-Herald on Wednesday. The New York congressman and head of … Continue reading

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Return of the Nebraska Breakfast

Another year of Nebraska fellowship, hot coffee and recycled jokes kicked off Wednesday morning with the first Nebraska Breakfast of 2014. Both of Nebraska’s U.S. senators and all three of its House members can be found most Wednesdays when Congress … Continue reading

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Democrats say they’re not frustrated – yet

The World-Herald’s Robynn Tysver reports today that Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb., has more than $800,000 in campaign funds squirreled away for his re-election fight. National Democrats thought they had recruited a top-tier challenger in Pete Festersen last fall, but the Omaha … Continue reading

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Johanns chides Bob Gates over book

Don’t hold your breath for any tell-all memoirs by Sen. Mike Johanns after he leaves office next year. The Nebraska Republican criticized the practice of writing about private conversations with the president on Thursday and took some specific shots at … Continue reading

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A new year on Capitol Hill

Lawmakers returned from their holiday recess this week with a full agenda ahead – farm bill, immigration and unemployment benefits are just a few of the pressing issues before them. In case you missed them, here was our look back … Continue reading

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A different kind of blackshirt

In the middle of a joint press conference Monday, the New Zealand Minister of Defense Jonathan Coleman presented Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel with a jersey for the All Blacks rugby team on Monday. The Pentagon posted a photo of … Continue reading

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Husker Hagel

As a Republican senator from Nebraska, Chuck Hagel would make predictions about the next Husker game at the end of his weekly conference calls with reporters. Unsurprisingly, he would predict a Nebraska victory, even when the team was a serious … Continue reading

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Fortenberry recalls own furlough

There’s at least one member of Congress who has some familiarity with the experience of furloughed federal workers – Jeff Fortenberry was once in their position. As a 23-year-old graduate student at Georgetown University in the mid-80′s, Fortenberry landed a … Continue reading

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Nebraska delegation avoids taking position on Pelini

Members of Nebraska’s congressional delegation were determined to steer clear of the controversy over Nebraska Coach Bo Pelini’s two-year-old, profane tirade about the team’s fans. The senators and House members offered neither support nor condemnation for the coach. Sen. Mike … Continue reading

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