Ben Nelson

Now that Mitt Romney has conceded Florida and President Obama has won his second term by an electoral vote landslide, it's time to start thinking about ways forward not only for the next Democratic candidate in 2016, but also those seeking to Read more...
I confess to a short happy dance when I heard Senator Ben Nelson was retiring. Like everyone else, I'm sick and tired of his obstruction, his Blue Doggy-ness, and the way he plays his hand at the end like a smug cheater. But Lawrence O'Donnell Read more...
The Progressive Change Campaign Committee's Adam Green, National Journal's Michael Hirsh and our own managing editor at Crooks and Liars, Tina Dupuy in this Wednesday's The Young Turks power panel. Their topics... are progressives better off with Read more...
Whether it's the bronze bull encountered by those occupying Wall Street, the fixation with a Chris Christie presidency not to be, or the ex post facto transformation of Ronald Reagan into Kratos by middle-aged Republican Congresspersons who Read more...
So much for caring more about keeping teachers, firefighters and police officers working. The Republicans in the Senate with some help from the usual suspects when it comes to blocking anything that might help everyday Americans -- Ben Nelson (Neb.), Mark Pryor (Ark.) and Joe Lieberman (Conn.) -- blocked the passage of a portion of President Obama's jobs bill this Thursday night. Read more...

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MSNBC's Rachel Maddow wasn't surprised Tuesday to find out that "sort-of Democratic" Sen. Ben Nelson had been seen cheering then-Godfather's Pizza CEO Herman Cain during his 1991 parody of John Lennon's "Imagine." Talking Points Memo spotted Read more...
From TPM -- Nebraska AG Jon Bruning Compares Welfare Recipients To Scavenging Raccoons: Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning, a frontrunner to win the GOP nomination against Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE), compared poor people to scavenging racoons in a speech this week. Read more...
Mooooo! "Republicans said we can't vote for this or they'll say mean things about us!" Of course, it's just an excuse to do what they want to d Read more...
This is really horrifying news. If oil industry expert Matthew Simmons that appeared on the Dylan Ratigan show and Sen. Ben Nelson's worst case scenar Read more...
The first test cloture vote is taking place right now in the Senate. In true form, Ben Nelson has voted with his Republican friends and Wall Street Read more...