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Sam Stein

Nelson On Health Care Repeal: 'Throwing It All Out Just Doesn't Make Sense' | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE) insisted on Monday that he's opposed to fully repealing the president's health care law even as he has begun e...

Ben Nelson Now Says Health Care Reform Was 'Mistake'

Fremont Tribune | Chris Zavadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Ben Nelson said Tuesday it was a mistake for the Obama Administration to take on massive health care reforms in 2009, and suggested efforts would...

Nelson Amendment Expected To Fall Short Even With GOP Support

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

An amendment restricting abortions does not appear to have enough support to be attached to the Senate healthcare bill. Senate Republican Whip Jon ...

Ben Nelson Ad To Defend Health Care Vote

Lincoln Journal Star | Don Walton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As a fresh poll measured the political cost of Sen. Ben Nelson's health reform vote, he prepared Tuesday to take his case directly to Nebraskans durin...

Sam Stein

Nelson: I'm Comfortable Being Lone Democrat To Derail Reform | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ben Nelson, a key conservative Senate Democrats, said on Wednesday that he was pleased with the changes party leadership had made to health care legis...

Arthur Delaney

Ben Nelson Says He Doesn't Enjoy The Spotlight | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.), the last health care holdout in the Senate Democratic caucus, said Sunday that he does not enjoy being the center of attenti...

Sam Stein

August Ad Wars Begin: Progressive Group Targets Ben Nelson (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As Congress approaches the August recess with health care legislation still in flux, progressive groups are making an early push to target wavering Se...

Jeff Muskus

Nelson Plans To Tell Obama To Slow Down On Health Care Reform | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Ben Nelson hopes to offer President Obama some friendly health care advice when he and Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) meet at the White House today...

Sam Stein

Key Centrists Rally Around Conrad's Co-op Plan For Health Care (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two centrist Senators who will play vital roles in the health care debate, said on Sunday that they were intrigued by the idea of structuring co-opera...

Ryan Grim

Nelson Clarifies Position On Public Health Care Option | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) called the Huffington Post on Wednesday, following our latest story about his stance on a public health care option, to clari...

DC's Got It Wrong with Nelson (and Other Red States)

Jane Fleming Kleeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Fleming Kleeb

If DC groups stop villainizing Nelson and focus on the real obstacles of reform, they will not only move healthcare forward, they will build up the Democrats for long-term change in Nebraska.

Ryan Grim

Ben Nelson All Alone In Quest To Block Health Care Reform | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Ben Nelson announced at the beginning of this month that he opposed the creation of a public health care plan that people would have the option t...