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Florida Nonpartisan Senate Guide, Connie Mack vs. Bill Nelson

Campus Election Engagement Project | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics
Campus Election Engagement Project

Are you looking for a nonpartisan guide to the Mack/Nelson US Senate race, one that contrasts candidate stands in a fair way? The Campus Election Enga...

Rockies CRUSH Dodgers

AP | Posted 08.02.2012 | Denver

DENVER — Aaron Harang pitched six strong innings, Bobby Abreu homered for the first time this year and the Los Angeles Dodgers ended a season-wo...

Eating Aotearoa: New Zealand on a Plate

Robert Oliver | Posted 06.25.2012 | Home
Robert Oliver

If you'd asked me, and most New Zealanders, as little as five years ago what New Zealand food was, you'd be hard pressed to get a consistent answer. Which is why what is happening now in New Zealand restaurants is so terrifically exciting.

The Return of the Blues Wanderer: A Conversation With Dion, Plus Anthony Green's Beautiful Things Album Streamer

Mike Ragogna | Posted 03.11.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna


Dem Senator's Retirement Creates Unexpected Opening

AP | JOSH FUNK | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

OMAHA, Neb. — Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson said Wednesday he doesn't think his decision not to run for a third term next year will automatically g...

Chatting with American Idol Winner Scotty McCreery, Baaba Maal, The Box Story, and Ozzie & Harriet Estate Manager, Sam Nelson

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.13.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Scotty McCreery's new album Clear As Day just hit #1 in Billboard, and it features some very personal songs that seem to fit him perfectly. He tells me how he picked this batch.

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...


Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Margolis

PARIS - Britain's mighty Royal Navy ruled the waves until World War II, fully 25% of the globe. There are few greater epochs in history than the st...

Friday Talking Points [131] -- Democratic Campaign Advice

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This week, Congress -- moving with its usual less-than-blinding speed -- passed a Wall Street reform bill, a mere two years after the crisis hit. Wal...

Nebraska Voters Favor Public Option, Want Ben Nelson To Back It

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

EDITOR'S NOTE: The story below includes references to polling conducted by the firm Research 2000. The reliability and accuracy of Research 2000's po...

Sam Stein

Harry Reid Plans Second Wall Street Reform Vote For Tuesday | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is proceeding quickly with a second vote on Wall Street reform legislation, bringing a bill to the floor of...

Sam Stein

Nelson Flips On Regulatory Reform After Buffett Provision Removed | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats were surprised on Monday evening when Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) did an abrupt about-face and became the only Democrat to help filibuster legi...

Friday Talking Points [129] -- Incrementalism Wins Big

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We're going to begin today with the news that a popular New Jersey beach is considering allowing women to sunbathe topless. And then move right on to...

The F Word: Learning From Health Care Reform

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

So this is what I learned from the last weekend of the health care reform debate. First, lay a coffin at a White House fence and you're subject to arrest.

The Health Care Bill and Women's Health: Wins, Losses, and Challenges

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

Some of the provisions in the newly signed health care bill are of particular importance to women. Below is an initial summary of the wins, losses, and remaining challenges for women's health and rights.

What is the Stupak Hole? What is an LWG?

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

I don't agree with Stupak's position on abortion, but I have real respect for the fact that he stood up, and more importantly, the way he stood up.

Bart Stupak and His Merry Band of Eleven Anti-Choicers Want to Run Your Life

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

Like a petulant child, Congressman Bart Stupak (D-MI) is all over radio and television stomping his feet on health care reform. I think Bart Stupak needs a time out.

Nelson Restrictions Most Likely Outcome of Reconciliation Process

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

As health reform seems to be approaching final passage, anti-choice advocates are ratcheting up pressure to completely eliminate coverage of abortion care.

Nelson: Obama Will 'Have To Scale Back Agenda'

The Hill | Michael O'Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama will have to scale back his domestic agenda after finishing work on healthcare, one Democratic senator said Monday. Sen. Bill ...

Senate Health Care Reform Takes Major Compromises

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Thirty million people without health insurance stand to gain coverage under a deal announced on Saturday by Senate Democrats. To get the 60 votes nee...

Ryan Grim

Senate Dems Close In On Reform: Details Of Health Care Bill Revealed | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Read the bill (PDF). Senate Democrats have posted the legislation on their web site. --------- Senate Democrats made a big step toward comprehensive...

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...

Roy Sekoff Talks To Ed Show's Ed Schultz About The Latest Example Of Why We Need a Public Option

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Huff TV

Health insurance giant Aetna is planning to force up to 650,000 clients to drop their coverage in 2010 as the company seeks to meet profit expectation...

Ben Nelson: Medicaid Deal Should Be Extended To All States

AP | TIMBERLY ROSS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

OMAHA, Neb. — Sen. Ben Nelson said Thursday he has asked Democratic leadership to extend to all states the extra Medicaid funding promised to Ne...

Sen. Nelson: Abortion Compromise 'Not Sufficient'

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A year in the making, sweeping health care legislation backed by President Barack Obama hung in the balance Thursday as conservativ...