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Obama asks insurance commissioners for ideas on ACA implementation

Obama asks insurance commissioners for ideas on ACA implementation

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- President Obama Wednesday told insurance commissioners he wants to hear any ideas that would improve implementation of Obamacare, the White House said.

Rep. Issa tops Roll Call's list of richest 50 congressional members

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., is at the top of the 50 Richest Members of Congress list, with holdings worth about $135 million, Roll Call reported.
Congress plays musical chairs but leadership stays the same

Congress plays musical chairs but leadership stays the same

The political divide of the U.S. Congress remained the same after Election Day 2012, with Republicans controlling the House of Representatives and Democrats holding onto the Senate.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Kerrey picks up Hagel backing in Nebraska

Kerrey picks up Hagel backing in Nebraska

OMAHA, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate in Nebraska Bob Kerrey Thursday received the endorsement of former Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel, his campaign said.
Obama in Catholic bishops' cross hairs

Obama in Catholic bishops' cross hairs

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- No president in U.S. history has been targeted en masse in lawsuits filed by Catholic bishops and institutions till now: President Obama is facing a tsunami of suits opposing the contraception mandate in his healthcare reform law.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Correspondent
Citizens United -- My how the money rolls in

Citizens United -- My how the money rolls in

WASHINGTON, July 15 (UPI) -- Secret corporate money continues to swamp the American political process in the wake of the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United vs. FCC, evoking the words of an old folk song: "My father makes counterfeit money, My granny makes bathtub gin, My sister sells kisses to sailors, And oh how the money rolls in."
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Correspondent
Senate upholds EPA standards for coal

Senate upholds EPA standards for coal

WASHINGTON, June 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Wednesday voted against a Republican measure that would eliminate regulations cutting mercury and other pollutants from coal-fired power plants.

Fischer wins Nebraska Senate GOP primary

LINCOLN, Neb., May 16 (UPI) -- State Sen. Deb Fischer was headed for a victory over state Attorney General Jon Bruning Tuesday in the Nebraska U.S. Senate primary, returns indicated.

Fischer, Bruning in tight Nebraska primary

LINCOLN, Neb., May 15 (UPI) -- State Sen. Deb Fischer and state Attorney General Jon Bruning were locked in a tight race for the GOP Senate nomination in Nebraska's Tuesday primary election.
Bob Kerrey running for Ben Nelson's Senate seat

Bob Kerrey running for Ben Nelson's Senate seat

LINCOLN, Neb., Feb. 29 (UPI) -- Former Sen. Bob Kerry, D-Neb., said Wednesday he is mounting a bid to take the seat of retiring Sen. Ben Nelson, also a Democrat.

Former Sen. Kerrey says he'll run again

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Former Sen. Bob Kerrey, D-Neb., who moved to New York after retiring from Congress in 2001, wants to come home and run for Senate again, a senior Democrat says.
Bob Kerrey won't run for U.S. Senate

Bob Kerrey won't run for U.S. Senate

LINCOLN, Neb., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Former Nebraska Gov. and U.S. Sen. Bob Kerrey said Tuesday he has no plans to seek a return to the Senate by running for the Democratic nomination in Nebraska.

Senate kills measure blocking debt hike

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate voted Thursday to kill a measure that would have blocked President Obama from raising the national debt ceiling.
Nebraska's Nelson retiring from Senate

Nebraska's Nelson retiring from Senate

WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., said Tuesday "it is time to move on" and he will not seek a third term in 2012.
GOP blocks jobs bill in Senate

GOP blocks jobs bill in Senate

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Republicans, joined by one Democrat and one Independent, Thursday blocked a proposal President Barack Obama said would "put Americans back to work."
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Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE) speaks after the Senate and House reached an agreement on the $789 billion economic stimulus package on Capitol Hill in Washington on February 11, 2009. The bill includes increased unemployment benefits, money for states that face budget deficits and preserves President Obama's requested tax cut. Both Houses are expected to vote on the new package in the coming days. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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Earl Benjamin "Ben" Nelson (born May 17, 1941) is the Senior U.S. Senator from Nebraska, where he was born and has lived for most of his life. A Democrat, he was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2000.

A native of McCook, in southwestern Nebraska, Nelson earned a B.A. in 1963 from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, followed by a M.A. in 1965, and a J.D. in 1970. Nelson's early career as assistant general counsel for Central National Insurance Group of Omaha was followed by service as Nebraska's State Insurance Director before he returned to Central National Insurance as an executive vice president; he eventually became the company's President.

Nelson entered politics in 1990, when he was elected the 37th Governor of Nebraska. He was easily re-elected in 1994 with 74% of the vote. Nelson ran for an open seat in the U.S. Senate in 1996, losing to Republican Chuck Hagel, and left the Governor's office in January 1999 due to term limits, after serving two full terms. Nelson was elected to the U.S. Senate in the 2000 election after incumbent Bob Kerrey retired.

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