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End the Obscene Amounts of Money in Campaigns

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

By limiting incumbents to raising money in their own districts and limiting challengers to specific matching amounts maybe we would finally get to where people in a particular district actually make their own decisions on who will represent them.

Democratic Senator Expected To Announce Retirement

AP | GRANT SCHULTE | Posted 02.26.2012 | Politics

LINCOLN, Neb. — Democrats on Tuesday lamented Sen. Ben Nelson's decision to retire rather than seek a third term in Nebraska, fearing the move s...

Insurers Lobbying on the Fine Print May Erase Consumer Protections

Wendell Potter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wendell Potter

The lobbying to change the medical-loss ratio provision in the new health care law is just one example of how special interests are working to gut the reform law while preserving the portions they like.

CONFIRMED: The Least Reliable Democrat

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) is the least likely Democrat to stand with his party on legislative initiatives, a recent analysis of "party unity" votes don...

Ben Nelson On Blowback From His Opposition To Kagan: 'Are They From Nebraska? Then I Don't Care'

Roll Call | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Ben Nelson is catching a lot of grief from within his party for being the first Democratic Senator in decades to oppose his president's pick for ...

Matt Osborne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Matt Osborne

The Republican strategy of delay escalated their misfortune; their "tea party" movement is a great, big Teabagger Fail, and the media's credibility is shot right along with them.

Ryan Grim

Obama To Nelson: We're Going Around You | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It might not be the most glamorous hill, but it's the one that Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) has vowed to die on. President Obama, however, isn't going to ...

Evan Bayh's "Name That Obstructionist!"

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Filipowicz

Senator Bayh announced today the formation of a "Moderate Dems Working Group", or to put it in layman's terms, a group of 15 or so Bush Dog... I'm sorry... Blue Dog conservative Democratic Senators.

Latest Stimulus Cuts: Head Start, Food Stamps, Public Transit

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I've just obtained an internal Senate committee memo detailing the latest cuts being eyed by the gang of Senators being led by Dem Ben Nelson and GOPe...

Nebraska Senator Obama's Latest Endorsement

AP | ANNA JO BRATTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Presidential hopeful Barack Obama won the endorsement Saturday of U.S. Sen. Ben Nelson, a popular moderate in largely Republican Nebraska who said he ...