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'Black Hawk Down' Anniversary: Al Qaeda's Hidden Hand
As U.S. veterans of the October 1993 "Black Hawk Down" battle in Somalia honor their fallen this week, others also remember it as the 20th anniversary of America's first blow from al Qaeda -- even though the U.S. didn't know it at the time. The street battles that ensued on Oct. 3 and 4, 1993,
Penn State Leads List of Highest-Paying Public Universities for Presidents
While former president of Penn State University, Graham Spanier, left the university during the worst scandal it has seen during his 16 year tenure, he was well compensated as the highest-paid public university president last year. Spanier received total compensation of $2.9 million in the 2011-12
Meet the Senate's Carpetbaggers
Can a man who’s lived in New York for a decade run for Senate in Nebraska? Sure — but should he? Bob Kerrey’s announcement that he’ll once again try to be a senator after being the president of the New School in New York City...
Democrats Sigh Relief as Kerrey Runs Again
Former Nebraska senator Bob Kerrey said today that he’ll run once again for the Senate, giving Democrats hope that they’ll be able to hold onto the seat being left open by Ben Nelson. Kerrey, a 68-year-old former governor and presidential candidate, had said in early...
Ex-Senator From Nebraska to Run Again, Report Says
Democrat Bob Kerrey, a former senator from Nebraska, has made a reversal and decided to run for office again, The Washington Post reports. His decision is good news for Democrats, who feared losing the seat being vacated by Ben Nelson. Kerrey, who was a senator...
With Bob Kerrey Declining to Run, Democrats Face Tough Senate Map
Already facing big disadvantages in Senate campaigns this year, Democrats got another dose of bad news today as former Sen. Bob Kerrey announced he won’t run in Nebraska. Kerrey offered Democrats a glimmer of hope in their toughest state. When Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., announced...
Gingrich Chokes Up in Iowa Talking About Mother
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is known as a policy wonk and a tough politico. But a softer, rarely-seen side of the former House speaker was on display in Iowa today when he choked during an event with an Iowa mothers’ group up talking about...
Soft Sales: Dems Move On, But Health Care Lurks
Health care is still a hot-button issue -- as the crowd in New Orleans over the weekend for the Southern Republican Leadership Conference made clear. It may be a financial boon to all sides -- inspiring both party bases to open up wallets. But for now, President Obama is focusing elsewhere, by ...
Does Sen. Ben Nelson Stand in the Way of Health Care Victory for Democrats?
Conservative Democrat Stands Tough on Abortion Issue, Threatens to Filibuster with Republicans