Sen Ben Nelson (D, NE): ‘I know about holograms.’
This is one of those ‘funny when it happens to other countries’ stories. Some background: Senator Tom Harkin (D) of Iowa, having happily participated in saddling the American people with trillions of dollars of generational debt at the behest of his liberal party leadership, has decided to make things right for folks by introducing a bill to cap ATM fees. Gee. Thanks, Tommie. Anyway, the | Read More »
Nelson prolife amendment tabled: Nelson (D, NE) caving to follow.
They tabled the amendment that Senator Nelson offered for the health care rationing bill – the one that would have aligned it with the Stupak amendment for the House version – on a largely party-line vote (54/45, with Byrd not voting). Senator Nelson, despite vowing to filibuster*, is even now revising and extending his remarks: A few reporters waiting outside the door asked him how | Read More »
Democrats blocking Dawn Johnson appointment?
Via Glenn Reynolds (who thinks that Johnson should be confirmed), TPM notes that the nomination is being stalled by Democrats Arlen Specter (D-PA) and Ben Nelson (D-NE). Apparently, the latter is in a snit-fit over “subsidies to student lending institutions” and the former is being… Arlen Specter. Reid, of course, is doing his usual game of blaming his inadequacies on the GOP, but really, what | Read More »
Good job getting Sen. Corker mad there, Sen. Nelson.
In response to this story about how supposedly Senator Nelson of Nebraska had called in Senator Corker of Tennessee to try to get a “bipartisan solution” (read: “Republican cover”) for the Democrats’ debt bill, Sen. Corker’s office contacted Instapundit with the following: UPDATE: A Corker spokesperson emails: “As I’ve told Fox, we were invited late yesterday to a meeting in Sen. Ben Nelson’s office and | Read More »