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Murkowski regrets voting with Republicans on birth control is hurting for female leaders."I think she's in a position for that kind of role if she wants it," Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., another fleeing centrist, said of Murkowski.Others say she first needs to show more decisiveness and...
Twisting arms in Senate? It's not a big deal

...dawn of horses. So the protestations of fury from opponents of the measure are awfully hard to take. Nebraska Democrat Ben Nelson obtained special treatment on Medicaid for his state before he agreed, at long last, to provide the 60th Senate vote...
A presidential gift list for naughty and nice

...unlimited refills. Senate Republicans: Membership in the Whine-of-the-Month Club. Joe Lieberman: Hanukkah guilt. Ben Nelson: Anything he wants. Michelle: Some manure for her garden (how about the health care bill?). Malia and Sasha...
Outside Editorial: Obama's job plan draws broad opposition

...married couples - expire. He notes that $250,000 does not make anybody rich in his high-cost state.Nebraska's Ben Nelson says his constituents want spending cuts, not tax hikes. Tom Carper of Delaware favors a long-term deficit-reduction...
Begich among Democrats who oppose global-warming rules

...Pennsylvania, Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Carl Levin of Michigan and Max Baucus of Montana. Last month, Democrats Ben Nelson of Nebraska, Mary Landrieu of Louisiana and Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas signed onto a resolution by Sen. Lisa Murkowski...
Murkowski applauds state's fight against EPA climate regulation

...regulations under the Clean Air Act. The disapproval resolution is co-sponsored by 40 Congressional lawmakers, including three Democratic senators: Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas, Ben Nelson of Nebraska, and Mary Landrieu of Louisiana.
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Outside editorial: Cap and rage

...The Senate is proving to be a much tougher sell. Last week, four Democratic senators - Blanche Lincoln, Ark., Ben Nelson, Neb., Kent Conrad, N.D., and Byron L. Dorgan, N.D. - called on the leadership to strip cap-and-trade...
Former Sen. Kerrey, mulling comeback

...Republicans seem to agree, is Nebraska Democrats' only hope of holding onto the Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Ben Nelson, the man who replaced Kerrey when he retired.How the Nebraska Senate race unfolds is pivotal for both parties: Republicans...
Shared power could work out to our benefit

...such go-between senators as Republicans Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Democrat Ben Nelson of Nebraska and independent Joe Lieberman of Connecticut know how to defuse tensions. The place we need them most is...
Politics killed the jobs bill

...partisan lines, with the Republicans and two Democrats who face tough re-election contests in conservative states - Ben Nelson of Nebraska and Jon Tester of Montana - voting against it.Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., switched...


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