Senator Ben Nelson

Obama Calls For Public Option, Which He Once Hedged Against

President Barack Obama pushed today to renew focus on a so-called “ public option ” in the insurance marketplace -- a popular item among progressives, but one Obama publicly hedged against during negotiations leading to the passage of his signature health care law . In a speech in Miami, Obama said Read more

DNC Staffer Killed ‘Wanted to Make a Difference,’ Family Says

The father of a 27-year-old man who worked for the Democratic National Committee (DNC) said his son wanted to "make the world better," that he worked tirelessly in the community and stayed focused on politics. But on Sunday morning in Washington, D.C ., Seth Conrad Rich, the DNC's voter expansion Read more

The Road To November

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES WHITE HOUSE HUDDLE: Yesterday, President Obama hosted Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairman Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado and the Committee’s Executive Director Guy Cecil for a meeting at the White House Read more

Report Grades Lawmakers on Voting Records Based on 'Inequality'

Who in Congress supports the "1 percent" or "99 percent"? The liberal think tank Institute for Policy Studies looked at 40 pieces of legislation in the past two years that it believes supported either "greater inequality" or "reduced inequality" and graded the lawmakers who voted on them based on Read more

Democrats and Republicans Walk Fine Line in Senate Races

Bipartisanship is an outdated concept. It's like booking a vacation through a travel agency or putting a letter in the mail. Or at least that's what the narrative in Washington would have you believe. Several prominent senators known for their willingness to reach across the aisle -- Olympia Snowe Read more

Deb Fischer Wins Republican Nomination In Nebraska Senate Race

State senator Deb Fischer won Nebraska’s Republican Senate primary, the Associated Press projected late Tuesday night. With about 100 percent of precincts reporting, Fischer defeated Nebraska attorney general Jon Bruning 41 percent to 36 percent. State treasurer Don Stenberg- the tea party ... Read more

What To Watch In Today's Voting Contests

Voters will go to the polls in Nebraska, Oregon and Idaho today. Oregon and Nebraska both host their presidential primary contests, though those races have ceased to get any significant levels of attention now that the GOP race is all but decided. Idaho holds its... Read more