Senator Ben Nelson won’t seek reelection in 2012

Breaking news from the heartland: The man behind the Cornhusker Kickback is calling it quits. Sen. Ben Nelson, D-NE, won’t be running for re-election next year, according to Politico. Ben Nelson betrayed the pro-life cause to get a more generous Medicaid reimbursement — worth $45 million over 10 years — in exchange for his vote for Obamacare. (In the end, that provision was remov... More
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Reader: Another conservative Latino VP prospect, Oldest Catholic college drops “Catholic,” Who might miss OH ballot?

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. Luis Fortuño Hey, I’m pretty depressed about Mitt and Newt leading the pack. So let’s talk about the #2 slot. A lot of conservatives say it would be great to have a conservative Latino as the GOP VP candidate. So Marco Rubio, right? Well, Bill McGurn of the Wall Street Journal notes there’s actually a... More

CV INTERVIEW: Don Stenberg defended life before the Supreme Court – now he wants to fight in the Senate

I spoke recently with Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg. He previously served three terms as Attorney General. Stenberg narrowly lost to Ben Nelson in the 2000 Senate race. Senator Nelson, D-NE, made national headlines by casting a vote in favor of Obamacare. But to rematch Nelson, Stenberg must first beat Attorney General Jon Bruning for the Republican nomination. To learn more about Don Sten... More

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