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Ben Nelson to Retire

December 27, 2011

Democratic Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska has announced that he will not seek re-election in 2012.  This announcement is the political equivalent of trying to maintain the upper hand in a relationship. After playing hard to get for months during the negotiations over Obamacare, Nelson eventually voted for the legislation (and guaranteed its passage) after [...]

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Elena Kagan, the 112th Supreme Court Justice

August 6, 2010

The Senate voted last evening to confirm Elena Kagan 63-37 as John Paul Stevens’ replacement on the Supreme Court.  She will be sworn in tomorrow and will preside with the others on October 1. In the end, five Republicans voted for her and one Democrat voted against her (Ben Nelson, who’s on clean up duty [...]

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Senate Blocks Nomination of SEIU Thug Craig Becker

February 9, 2010

What a difference having a Republican in Ted Kennedy’s seat makes.  Earlier today the Senate blocked Barack Obama’s nomination of Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board.  Despite mainstream media headlines to the contrary, Republicans were not alone on this one.  The good news of defeating an SEIU thug cannot be overstated, but I’m [...]

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Nelson Down 30 in Nebraska

December 29, 2009

Rasmussen Reports has released a poll showing that Democrat Senator Ben Nelson would lose re-election to Republican Governor Dave Heineman by a staggering 30 points if the 2012 election were held today.  Obviously the 2012 election isn’t being held today, but that shouldn’t provide Nelson much comfort. A poll showing a Republican with a healthy [...]

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Sweetheart Deals are the Way to Go

December 22, 2009

File this one under “duh!” In one of the biggest non-shocks of 2009, more Senators are looking for their own sweetheart deals in the Health Care Bill monstrosity after Ben Nelson’s Nebraska payoff last Saturday.  In fact, if I were a Senator from any state other than Nebraska, Vermont, or Louisiana I would immediately demand [...]

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Ben Nelson’s About-Face

December 19, 2009

I guess we all have our price.  I guess sometimes the weight of the Liberal world is too much for those not grounded in principle to withstand for too long.  I guess we should have expected Ben Nelson to capitulate to Harry Reid and Obama’s powerful minions and agree to vote cloture on Harry Reid’s [...]

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