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  • Israel accuses Obama of anti-Israeli 'shameful move' at UN

    12/23/2016 7:12:35 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 23, 2016 10:04 AM EST | Josef Federman
    An Israeli official is accusing President Barack Obama of a “shameful move against Israel at the U.N.” after learning the White House did not intend to veto a Security Council resolution condemning settlement construction in the West Bank and east Jerusalem. The official said the “U.S. Administration secretly cooked up with the Palestinians an extreme anti-Israeli resolution behind Israel's back.” …
  • Can Someone Please Make the Candidates Talk About Social Security?

    10/07/2016 9:13:21 AM PDT · by Eric Pode of Croydon · 63 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 7 Oct 2016 | Bob Kerrey
    Few if any candidates for federal office will tell you that as a consequence of current federal law, young Americans are being screwed in two life-changing ways. First, under current law, every Social Security beneficiary under the age of 48 will have their promised benefits cut by a third. And second, every young person who works is contributing between $10,000 and $20,000 to the health care and retirement of those lucky Americans who are already drawing benefits under federal law. In some ways the second screwing is worse than the first. Young workers do not have the defined benefit retirement...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 8 March 2015

    03/08/2015 5:20:29 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 90 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 8 March 2015 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows March 8th, 2015 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga. ; former Gov. Mike Huckabee, R-Ark.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.; Lewis.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; Sens. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Tim Scott, R-S.C.; Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C.; Benjamin Crump, lawyer for the family of Michael Brown, the unarmed black 18-year-old shot to death by a white police officer in Ferguson.THIS WEEK (ABC): Mayor James Knowles of Ferguson, Missouri;...
  • Former NE Senator Bob Kerrey joins US Rare Earths (can he solve the "thorium problem?)

    07/04/2013 12:51:55 PM PDT · by Kolath · 16 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 7/1/13 | Jonah Goldbert
    NEW YORK, July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- U.S. Rare Earths, Inc., "UREE", UREE +8.00% , a rare earths exploration company with mining claims in Idaho, Montana, and Colorado, announced today the appointment of J. Robert Kerrey, former U.S. Senator and Governor of Nebraska, to the Company's Board of Directors. "We are delighted to add an independent Director with Bob's wide range of experience, and his familiarity with critical issues of national importance. It should now become clear that we are in the process at UREE of building an extremely accomplished team on the Board of Directors. Our intention...
  • Bob Kerrey quits as president of New School in NYC

    02/02/2013 10:24:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 2, 2013 10:43 AM EST
    Former U.S. Sen. Bob Kerrey has stepped down as president emeritus of the New School, a university in New York City. … Kerrey recently agreed to become executive chairman of the San Francisco-based Minerva Institute for Research and Scholarship. …
  • Larry the Cable Guy Endorses Deb Fischer (US Senate, Nebraska)

    11/01/2012 5:23:54 PM PDT · by Kolath · 2 replies
    larrythecableguytv ^ | 11/01/2012 | Larry the Cable Guy
    Get-R-Done!!!!! GO FISCHER!!!!
  • Chuck Hagel to endorse Bob Kerrey(SURPRISE, SURPRISE, SURPRISE!)

    11/01/2012 6:35:19 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 18 replies
    The Omaha World Herald(Buffet's RAG) ^ | November 1, 2012 | By Robynn Tysver
    Is it a game changer? It depends on who is talking, but clearly the decision by former Nebraska Republican U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel to endorse Bob Kerrey is a coup for the Democrat. Hagel is expected to cross party lines today and back Kerrey in his U.S. Senate race against Republican State Sen. Deb Fischer. Hagel and Kerrey served together in the Senate. Perhaps more important, both are Vietnam War veterans who developed a strong friendship. Hagel is expected to make the announcement in Omaha, according to a spokesman for the Kerrey campaign.
  • Vanity: Democrat Bob Kerrey's Polling cred is falling apart (Nebraska Senate Race)

    10/31/2012 7:02:02 PM PDT · by Kolath · 3 replies
    Nebraska Watch Dog ^ | 10/31/2012 | Kolath
    In the past few days, questions have been swirling on Bob Kerrey's (Dem NE Senate Candidate) claims that he's only 3 pts behind his opponent, State Senator Deb Fischer (Rep). His pollster, Pharos has been cited for numerous "red flags". ================================================= (snip) Pharos claims to have conducted five polls this month alone, all of them showing the race increasingly tight. While Republican Deb Fischer’s U.S. Senate campaign has disputed this, Pharos’ results were close to that of the Omaha World-Herald’s recent poll calling it a 3-point race. The Daily Kos saw red flags, such as Pharos reporting results to the...
  • BREAKING: NE Senate Race (New Poll) Fischer (R) 56%, Kerrey (D) 44%

    10/30/2012 5:09:21 PM PDT · by Kolath · 14 replies
    Crash Davis Show (KFAB) | 10/30/2012 | Kolath
    BREAKING: KFAB (10/30/2012....5:28pm) Fischer: 56% Kerrey 44%, 1168 Likely Voter Sample, 2.9 MOE (Gravis Marketing and North Star Campaigns)
  • Vanity: Poll update and breakdown info on Fischer (R) vs Kerrey (D) (NE Senate Race)

    10/28/2012 5:28:36 PM PDT · by Kolath · 7 replies
    Deb Fischer For Senate | 12/28/2012 | Deb Fischer Campaign
    From: Aaron Trost, Deb Fischer for U.S. Senate, Campaign Manager To: Interested Parties Date: Sunday, October 28, 2012 --- Today, the Omaha World-Herald (OWH) released a survey that shows a drastically different result than what our internal polling shows. The OWH commissioned a poll of 800 registered voters from Tuesday, October 23 through Thursday, October 25. The result of the OWH survey showed Senator Fischer leading Bob Kerrey by a margin of 3 points – 48% to 45%. The margin among likely voters was similar – 49% to 46%. Read Below for interesting info:
  • If Character Counts, Bob Kerrey is Toast (NE Senate Update: Kerrey loves cattle futures)

    10/28/2012 7:49:58 AM PDT · by Kolath · 10 replies
    NEGOP ^ | 10/27/2012 | NEGOP
    LINCOLN, NE - Bob Kerrey sure has a lot to say about grazing land these days, but history (and the New York Times) tells us Mr. Kerrey is far more interested in cattle. During his previous term in the US Senate, Bob Kerrey continued to buy and sell cattle futures contracts for six months after taking a seat on the Senate Agriculture Committee. Some called this a clear conflict of interest. Some called his behavior ethically questionable. Others called it a case of Kerrey "playing fast and loose" with the rules. Today, we call it insider trading. And if character...
  • New Poll: Fischer Leads By 16; Kerrey Attack Ads Backfiring (NE Senate Update)

    10/27/2012 8:18:52 PM PDT · by Kolath · 12 replies
    Deb Fischer For Senate ^ | 10/27/2012 | Aaron Trost
    LINCOLN, Nebraska, October 27, 2012 - The Deb Fischer for U.S. Senate campaign released an internal poll today showing Deb Fischer with a commanding 55%-39% lead over Bob Kerrey. Public Opinion Strategies surveyed 600 likely voters from October 23 to October 25. The margin of error for the survey is ±4.00%. Report link is listed below:
  • NE Senate: Fischer 55 Kerrey 39

    10/27/2012 3:23:08 PM PDT · by NoobRep · 9 replies
    Deb Fischer continues to hold a commanding lead in the race for U.S. Senate. Our Tuesday through Thursday track showed Fischer ahead of Bob Kerrey by a 16-point margin (55% Fischer–39% Kerrey). She also has a solid edge among committed voters. 46% of likely voters say they are definitely voting for Fischer compared to 32% definitely voting for Kerrey.
  • VANITY: Nebraska Farm Bureau Defends Deb Fischer & Smacks Down Bob Kerrey (NE US Senate)

    10/23/2012 6:23:26 PM PDT · by Kolath · 1 replies
    Nebraska Farm Bureau ^ | 10/23/2012 | Tina Henderson
    Ranchers and farmers in Nebraska aren't responding too kindly to Democrat Bob Kerrey's lastest smear tactics against Republican Deb Fischer. With the campaign in the final stretch, Fischer still enjoys a double-digit lead while Kerrey throws mud with the hope that something sticks. The Nebraska Farm Bureau reports on Kerrey's latest smear and that of local ranchers and farmers coming to Fischer's defense.
  • Nebraska: Bob Kerrey Tries to Build Momentum Against the Odds (uses bogus Edwards pollster)

    10/20/2012 6:56:07 PM PDT · by Kolath · 6 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 10/19/2012 | Kolath
    An internal poll released by the campaign of former Sen. Bob Kerrey (D) showed him within 5 points of Republican nominee Deb Fischer for the open Nebraska Senate seat. (snip) The Fischer campaign cast doubt on the poll, which interviewed 600 likely voters over the phone between Oct. 14-16 and included calls to land lines and cellphones. The campaign cited a Politico story that ran at the beginning of the month about Kerrey pollster Harrison Hickman, who is said to have admitted under oath that he issued polls in the waning days of John Edwards’ 2008 presidential primary bid to...
  • Say NO to Bob Kerrey's Disgusting Attack Ads (Kerrey Pimps Edward's pollster).

    10/18/2012 8:19:27 PM PDT · by Kolath · 3 replies
    Deb Fischer For Senate ^ | 10/19/2012 | Deb Fischer Campaign
    Make no mistake: Bob Kerrey is desperate because he can't win by talking about the issues or running on his record. In a disappointing turn of events, Kerrey has made the decision to run an unbelievably negative and dishonest television ad that distorts the facts of a lawsuit in an effort to smear Senator Fischer's character.
  • Democrat Bob Kerrey (NE Senate candidate) gets the bums rush in NYC (2008)

    09/30/2012 4:10:22 PM PDT · by Kolath · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/20/2012 | Published on Jun 25, 2012 by hopoesolo
    The left eats its own. Shouts of "RESIGN" and "WAR CRIMINAL" from NYC college students.
  • Omaha World Herald, NE Senate: Fischer (R) 56%, Kerrey (D) 43% Likely Voters

    09/23/2012 4:08:57 PM PDT · by Kolath · 5 replies ^ | 9/23/2012 | Robynn Tysver
    The political fortunes of Democrats Bob Kerrey and President Barack Obama appear to be tied together in Nebraska — and that's bad news for Kerrey and his comeback bid for U.S. Senate, according to The World-Herald Poll. Kerrey and Obama each trailed his respective Republican opponent by about 10 percentage points in a statewide poll of 800 registered voters. The margin was even worse for Kerrey when the poll was narrowed to likely voters, with the former governor and two-term senator trailing Republican State Sen. Deb Fischer by 16 percentage points — 56 percent to 40 percent.
  • (Vanity) Even the Daily KOS concedes, Nebraska Senate race is a pickup for the GOP.

    09/14/2012 6:34:52 PM PDT · by Kolath · 3 replies
    Twitter ^ | 9/14/2012 | Kolath
    They are also calling WI a safe pickup for Wisconsin. There hasn't been a serious outside poll from the usual suspects (RAS, PPP, WSJ, Gallup, etc.) in quite some time. That's a big red flag as they don't think it's a contested race....why waste the time/money? Big money is slowly filtering out. Another red flag. No new "manufactured dirt", just the same old memes from the Kerrey camp....and it's not sticking. Kerrey is settling into a "bunker" mentality. No real buzz or energy. His heart just isn't into it. GOP base is far more jazzed up, organized and hitting the...
  • (Vanity) The desperation of Bob Kerrey's Tweets (NE senate race)

    09/11/2012 7:44:54 PM PDT · by Kolath · 3 replies
    Twitter ^ | 9/11/2012 | kolath
    Kerrey's tweets are getting stranger and stranger. After the kitchen sink, he's got nothing else. Bob Kerrey ‏@kerreybob "Deb Fischer says that even if you serve in the military, there is no path to citizenship. I couldn't disagree more strongly." #nesen Response: The Roman Empire employed Germanic Tribes to do their dirty did that end up? Bob Kerrey ‏@kerreybob "Nobody talked me into running except for my own patriotism." #nesen Response: Harry Reid thinks he's patriotic ;) Bob Kerrey ‏@kerreybob "I'm proposing to ban all outside money and set a limit on what can be spent in campaigns. The...
  • (Vanity) NE Senate Candidate Bob Kerrey's "Hunker in der Bunker" strategy (smell of desperation)

    09/09/2012 6:40:57 PM PDT · by Kolath · 6 replies
    A tweeting bird told me ^ | 9/9/2012 | Kolath
    Poor Bob. Only hanging out in Omaha and Lincoln, surrendering central/western Nebraska to Deb Fischer. Poor, poor Bob. Not doing the parades and the public events like he used to...focusing on negative ads. Poor, poor, poor Bob. The only ones supporting him are outside suuperpacs and Harry Reid. Bobby now has "misgivings" on Obamacare and wants a do over. Bobby now wants to sound conservative. Too late Bobby. Poor Bob, he can't help it. He thinks it's still 1992. Feel the burn Bob.
  • Bob Kerrey being chased and jeered by New School students (D-Senate Candidate, Nebraska)(Vanity)

    08/26/2012 8:45:21 AM PDT · by Kolath · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | 6/25/2012 | hopoesolo
    Bob Kerrey is chased by New School students. Seems that the natives of New York were a little restless and gave Kerrey the bums rush. The 1:20 mark was the the money shot..."He's running, he's running!!!" Just a brief glimpse on what Nebraska voters will do to Bob Kerrey this November!!!
  • Fischer-Kerrey Debate At Nebraska State Fair (Kerrey looked/sound like a grumpy old man).

    08/25/2012 7:24:39 PM PDT · by Kolath · 7 replies
    WOWT ^ | 8/25/2012 | AP
    U.S. Senate hopefuls Bob Kerrey and Deb Fischer tangled over immigration, Medicare spending and the Keystone XL pipeline in their first face-to-face campaign debate at the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island Saturday afternoon.
  • New Deb Fischer ad up, Bob Kerrey wilts, Polling update! (Fischer up 21 )(NE-2 Terry up 6)(VIDEO)

    08/17/2012 10:50:16 AM PDT · by Kolath · 15 replies
    leavenworth street ^ | 8/16/2012 | Street Sweeper
    New poll numbers presented at the Nebraska Chamber/Omaha Chamber/Lincoln Chamber Legislative Summit at the Air & Space museum today. “We Ask America” (the outfit who called Nebraska’s GOP primary race a week out) show.... New Fischer ad (positive)
  • Bob Kerrey Takes Back “Welfare Rancher” Smear (Nebraska Senate Race...D-Kerrey vs R-Fischer)

    08/15/2012 5:22:53 PM PDT · by Kolath · 9 replies
    Deb Fischer For Senate ^ | 8/15/2012 | Deb Fischer Campaign
    “Bob Kerrey knows that Nebraskans are overwhelmingly rejecting his blatantly false and offensive attacks on Deb Fischer and her family. Now that Bob Kerrey’s smear campaign has backfired, he can’t backtrack fast enough.” KERREY TODAY: We asked Democrat Bob Kerrey if he believes Fischer is a Welfare Rancher. ‘I think that’s a little bit of stretch…” LINCOLN, Nebraska, August 15, 2012 - Today, Bob Kerrey said that attacking Deb Fischer as a “welfare rancher” was a “bit of a stretch.”
  • AP Calls Race for Deb Fischer

    05/15/2012 8:25:51 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 139 replies
    KETV News, Omaha ^ | 15 May 2012 | Wire story
    OMAHA, Neb. - The Associated Press has projected Deb Fischer as the winner of the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate. Most of the evening, Jon Bruning maintained a lead over Fischer; however, during the 9 p.m. hour, the lead switched in favor of Fischer. Just under 6,000 votes separated the top two candidates when the Associated Press called the race.
  • Bob Kerrey bid causes left to lash out (They let the expletives fly)

    03/04/2012 5:28:50 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/02/12 | DAVID CATANESE
    Bob Kerrey bid causes left to lash outBy DAVID CATANESE | 3/2/12 6:16 PM EST Bob Kerrey took a lonely position against banning gay marriage in the 1990s. He opposed a ban on flag desecration, voted against welfare reform and ran up high Americans for Democratic Action scores while serving as the senator from one of the most conservative states in the nation. But when he announced his plans to run for his old Senate seat earlier this week, it was greeted with boos, hisses and expletives from the left. Welcome back to Washington, senator. While the Democratic establishment in...
  • With Kerrey coming and Snowe going, Senate Dems confident (It's ALL about power)

    03/03/2012 12:42:50 PM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/03/12 | Alexander Bolton
    With Kerrey coming and Snowe going, Senate Dems confidentBy Alexander Bolton - 03/03/12 01:15 PM ET Senate Democrats are buoyantly optimistic about keeping control of the upper chamber after developments this past week increased their chances of winning races in Maine and Nebraska. They sought to capitalize on the new wave of optimism by blasting out a fundraising email Friday touting the “seismic” shift of the Senate electoral map. “This week’s entry of Democrat Bob Kerrey into the Nebraska race and surprise retirement of Republican Senator Olympia Snowe in Maine have completely changed the face of the 2012 map in...
  • Bob Kerrey changes his mind, will run for Senate, source says

    02/27/2012 5:59:29 PM PST · by prairiebreeze · 22 replies · 3+ views
    Wash Post ^ | February 27, 2012 | unattributed
    <p>Former senator Bob Kerrey (D-Neb.) has changed his mind and plans to run for the open Senate seat in Nebraska, according to a senior Democratic aide.</p> <p>The aide said Kerrey has called Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to inform him of his plans.</p>
  • Ex-Sen. Bob Kerrey not running again for Neb. seat

    02/07/2012 7:10:30 AM PST · by sunmars · 27 replies
    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Former Sen. Bob Kerrey said Tuesday he will not run for the Nebraska Senate seat he gave up more than a decade ago, shutting down hopes for a bid both parties called Democrats' best chance to hold the seat but that Kerrey himself described as a longshot. The 1992 presidential candidate and former Nebraska governor had considered seeking the Democratic nomination to succeed Sen. Ben Nelson, who replaced Kerrey in the Senate in 2001. Nelson's decision not to run for a third term this year came as a boon to Republicans, who must net four seats...
  • Bob Kerrey to explore Senate bid(Looky who crawled out from his NYC ROCK)

    01/09/2012 9:55:06 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 34 replies
    The Omaha World Herald(Warren Buffet's "Newspaper") ^ | January 6, 2012 | By Robynn Tysver
    Is it the return of Bob Kerrey? The former Nebraska governor says he is coming “home” to Nebraska next week to talk with friends and others about another possible run for the U.S. Senate. Kerrey says he will make his decision quickly, after determining whether he has the “skills” and “experience” needed to help Nebraska and the nation address some of its problems, including the nation's debt woes. “I don't presume for a moment I would automatically win. But, I have to persuade myself, if I did win, I could do something others couldn't,” Kerrey said Friday. He previously served...
  • Protest at the New School Turns Unruly (Antiwar kids chase former Sen. Bob Kerrey thru NYC streets)

    01/02/2009 6:24:57 AM PST · by flowerplough · 76 replies · 4,806+ views
    New York Times/City Room ^ | 18 DEC | Colin Moynihan, Trymaine Lee
    Protests at The New School, where a student uprising over the leadership of the university’s president, Bob Kerrey, led to clashes with the police and at least one arrest on Thursday morning, took another wild turn later on Thursday evening. A little after 11:30 p.m., Mr. Kerrey emerged from a university building on Fifth Avenue south of 14th Street to a sea of a few hundred protesters chanting for his resignation. As Mr. Kerrey walked down Fifth Avenue toward 12th Street, about 30 protesters began following him, some of them shouting insults. As the crowd’s pace quickened, so did Mr....
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 10 February 2008

    02/10/2008 5:14:02 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 530 replies · 15,203+ views
    Various big media television networks ^ | 10 February 2008 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sunday, February 10th, 2008 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): President George W. Bush. MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Former Gov. Mike Huckabee, R-Ark.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Former Gov. Mike Huckabee, R-Ark.; Joe Trippi, former John Edwards campaign adviser; Karl Rove, former deputy chief of staff to President Bush.THIS WEEK (ABC): Gov. Tim Kaine, D-Va.; former Sen. Bob Kerrey, D-Neb.LATE EDITION (CNN) : House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio; former Secretary of State Colin Powell.
  • Ties between White House, Sept 11 chief

    02/03/2008 8:21:48 PM PST · by Mr. Brightside · 32 replies · 183+ views
    AP ^ | 2/3/08
    Ties between White House, Sept 11 chief By HOPE YEN, Associated Press Writer Sun Feb 3, 6:25 PM ET WASHINGTON - The Sept. 11 commission's executive director had closer ties with the White House than publicly disclosed and tried to influence the final report in ways that the staff often perceived as limiting the Bush administration's responsibility, a new book says. Philip Zelikow, a friend of then-national security adviser Condoleezza Rice, spoke with her several times during the 20-month investigation that closely examined her role in assessing the al-Qaida threat. He also exchanged frequent calls with the White House, including...
  • Kerrey Apologizes to Obama Over Remark (Clinton surrogate keeps mentioning "Muslim")

    12/20/2007 5:25:30 AM PST · by teddyballgame · 34 replies · 109+ views
    My Way News ^ | 12/20/07 | NEDRA PICKLER
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Former Nebraska Sen. Bob Kerrey has apologized to Barack Obama for any unintentional insult he committed by raising the Democratic presidential candidate's Muslim heritage while endorsing rival candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton. Kerrey sent a letter to Obama on Wednesday, lauding the Illinois senator's qualifications to be president and saying that he never meant to harm his candidacy. Kerrey told The Associated Press in a telephone interview that he sent the letter on his own and had not spoken to Clinton or her campaign about the comments he made Sunday in Iowa. "What I found myself...
  • Why Did Bob Kerrey Mention Obama's Middle Name -- 'Hussein'?

    12/16/2007 6:30:48 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 80 replies · 162+ views ^ | 12/16/07
    Some Obama supporters have asked why former Sen. Bob Kerrey, D-Neb., who endorsed Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., today, mentioned her opponent Sen. Barack Hussein Obama's middle name in remarks published in The Washington Post. "I like the fact that his name is Barack Hussein Obama, and that his father was a Muslim and that his paternal grandmother is a Muslim," Kerrey is quoted as saying. "There's a billion people on the planet that are Muslims, and I think that experience is a big deal." Obama supporters see this in the same light that they see Clinton strategist Mark Penn's remarks...
  • (Bob) Kerrey says he will not run for U.S. Senate

    10/24/2007 8:03:43 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 35 replies · 32+ views
    Action 3 News ^ | October 24, 2007
    Bob Kerrey says he will not seek the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate next year. The former governor and U.S. senator from Nebraska and 1992 presidential candidate says he made the decision not to run for the seat being vacated by Republican Chuck Hagel after discussions with his family. Kerrey says he has unfinished business at New School University in New York, where he is president. But Kerrey says he came much closer to saying yes to a Senate run that he thought he would. So far, no Democrats have declared their candidacy for the seat. Declared Republican candidates are...
  • Kerrey not running (Nebraska looks good)

    10/24/2007 12:35:00 PM PDT · by bilhosty · 22 replies · 59+ views
    Politico ^ | 10/24/2007 | Josh Kraushaar
    Senate Republicans dodged a bullet Wednesday, as popular former Democratic Sen. Bob Kerrey has decided not to run for the seat of retiring Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) In a statement, Kerrey said he’ll remain as president of The New School in New York. “I have decided I will not leave The New School to become a candidate for the United States Senate in Nebraska,” Kerrey said. “The reason is simple enough: For my family and me, now is not the time for me to re-enter politics as a candidate.”
  • Bob Kerrey won't run for Senate (Hagel's seat)

    10/24/2007 6:23:49 PM PDT · by HHKrepublican_2 · 19 replies · 62+ views
    OMAHA, Neb. - Democrat Bob Kerrey said Wednesday that he won't enter the race to replace retiring Sen. Chuck Hagel. The former senator and governor cited family and unfinished plans at The New School, the university where he is president, in his decision not to run for the Republican Hagel's seat. But, "I got much closer to saying yes than I thought I would," said Kerrey, 64.
  • Kerrey No Hsu-In

    09/29/2007 8:06:44 AM PDT · by jdm · 6 replies · 136+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | September 28, 2007 | Ed Morrissey
    The Norman Hsu scandal has affected more than just the Democratic presidential primaries. The Politico reports that Nebraska Republicans have already started talking about Bob Kerrey's connections to the con man turned Democratic fundraiser, just in case Kerrey decides to run for Chuck Hagel's open seat in 2008: If former Nebraska Sen. Bob Kerrey decides to run for the Senate, it’s clear that he will have to address his connections with Hsu, whom he recruited to serve on the board of the New School under his presidency. The Hsu affair already is being used by Republicans as leverage to try...
  • NEB-SEN: It Worked - Kerrey Likely Scared Out By Johanns

    09/21/2007 4:29:23 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 26 replies · 152+ views
    Red State ^ | September 21, 2007
    Take one senate seat off the table. "The officials haven’t lost all hope – Mr. Kerrey is headed back to Nebraska for a quick weekend trip, perhaps the Midwestern air will influence his thinking – but they are all but certain he will not enter the race to fill the seat of retiring Senator Chuck Hagel." According to Kos, Kerrey was supposed to announce today, so Johanns probably announced just in time to scare Bob Kerrey out of it. Turns out, Kerrey may be more interested in running for Mayor of New York City than running for Nebraska's...
  • Johanns will enter Senate race

    09/19/2007 8:30:09 AM PDT · by MassachusettsGOP · 20 replies · 475+ views
    Lincoln Journal Star ^ | Sep 19, 2007 | Don Walton
    Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns has decided to resign from President Bush’s cabinet to return to Nebraska and enter the 2008 Senate race. Johanns, the former two-term Republican governor, began placing phone calls to a number of friends and supporters in the state Tuesday night to inform them of his decision. A formal announcement is expected in Nebraska next week after Johanns has submitted his resignation to the White House, according to a source close to Johanns. Johanns and his wife, Stephanie, went house-hunting over the weekend when he was in Lincoln to attend a Saturday event at which...
  • Kerrey Edges Toward a Senate Comeback

    09/11/2007 12:23:43 PM PDT · by syriacus · 36 replies · 977+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | September 11, 2007 | By JOSH GERSTEIN
    The president of the New School, J. Robert Kerrey, is a step closer to a possible bid to return to the Senate following Senator Hagel's announcement yesterday that he won't seek re-election next year. If Mr. Kerrey runs and wins, the Nebraska seat would switch from the Republican to the Democratic column. That would be a boon to the Democrats, who currently have a narrow 51–49 majority in the chamber. However, Mr. Kerrey is far from a party-line Democrat, particularly on the central issue of the moment, the Iraq war. In addition, if Nebraskans replace Mr. Hagel with Mr. Kerrey,...
  • Fugitive Scandal May Pose a Hurdle for the New School (Bob Kerrey loves his Hsu)

    09/08/2007 8:16:45 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 21 replies · 985+ views
    New York Times ^ | 9/9/07 | AREN W. ARENSON and LESLIE WAYNE
    It is the kind of embarrassment that any school would want to avoid: an esteemed board member who has given generously of his time and money gets caught in a headline-grabbing scandal. And in the case of the New School in Greenwich Village, it turned out to have some national resonance: Norman Hsu, a major Democratic donor active in Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign and a New School trustee, was found to be a fugitive who had skipped out after a felony theft conviction in California 15 years ago. Compounding matters, he failed to show up for a court...
  • Kerry, Kerrey: same views, but different candidates

    10/26/2006 4:36:53 AM PDT · by CT-Freeper · 11 replies · 300+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American (CT) ^ | Thursday, October 26, 2006 | PAUL HUGHES
    HARTFORD -- Campaigning in Connecticut, Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry and former Nebraska Sen. Bob Kerrey said Wednesday that the war in Iraq is going badly and is hurting the war on terror. The assessment of the two Democrats -- both decorated Vietnam veterans -- mirrored the view of Ned Lamont, the anti-war Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate. But Kerrey came to Hartford to campaign for U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman, a steadfast supporter for the war effort, who lost the Democratic nomination to Lamont. His comments on the direction of the Iraq conflict and its hampering the larger war on terrorism...
  • Clinton Operatives Behind Anti-Bush Ad Campaign

    07/10/2002 8:13:10 AM PDT · by Paul Atreides · 73 replies · 1,769+ views ^ | July 10, 2002 | Carl Limbacher
    Former Clinton political hitman James Carville, who recently touted New York Sen. Hillary Clinton for a 2008 presidential run, is reportedly behind an advertising campaign attacking President Bush for his 1990 sale of Harken Energy stock as well as his ties to the oil industry in general. American Family Voices, a group described by the New York Times as "secretive," has paid to run a 30-second commercial on cable news programs in Washington, D.C., and in New York through Thursday. The ad blasts President Bush as "sly like a fox" for talking down his dealings with Harken Energy, which Democrats...
  • A justification for the war?

    03/28/2006 9:15:32 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 40 replies · 1,446+ views
    Omaha World-Herald ^ | March 28, 2006 | JAKE THOMPSON
    Newly declassified documents about a 1995 meeting show collaboration between Iraq and al-Qaida and give some justification for the war against Iraq, says Bob Kerrey, the former Nebraska U.S. senator and 9/11 Commission member. "I think it does" bolster the case for war, Kerrey said Monday. The former Democratic senator said the documents do not show a direct link between former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States. But he said they suggest that "Saddam Hussein saw himself as an enemy of the United States of America" after the 1991 Persian Gulf...
  • 9-11 Commission : Like the Energizer Bunny? (The show goes on, Part Deux)

    08/18/2005 4:25:01 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 49 replies · 751+ views
    The 9-11 Commission: gone but not, the commissioners hope, forgotten. Not content to rest on their laurels, after the Commission "disbanded as a government entity" last year, the 10 commissioners believed so strongly in the need for continued public discussion about terrorism that it formed the 9/11 Discourse Project. So the commissioners keep on ticking, like the Energizer Bunny, although without an official charter. This week, the group started a series of eight public hearings this week called "The Unfinished Agenda" which are designed to assess government progress in implementing Commission recommendations. Why? In the words of Vice Chairman Lee...
  • Both Parties Try to Untangle Kerrey's Intent in Mayor's Race

    04/17/2005 10:09:38 PM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies · 513+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 18, 2005 | MIKE McINTIRE and JIM RUTENBERG
    Thrown off balance by former United States Senator Bob Kerrey's musings about whether to run for mayor, New York politicians struggled yesterday to gauge his seriousness, while aides to Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg expressed bewilderment with Mr. Kerrey's motives. Publicly at least, the Democratic candidates for mayor reacted with caution to Mr. Kerrey's comment on Saturday that he was disillusioned with Mr. Bloomberg and was considering getting into the race himself. Mr. Kerrey, a Democrat who is president of New School University, said he would make a final decision in the next few days. Aides to several candidates said privately...
  • Bob Kerrey Weighing Run for Mayor of New York

    04/17/2005 6:39:59 PM PDT · by neverdem · 84 replies · 3,723+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 17, 2005 | ADAM NAGOURNEY and JIM RUTENBERG
    Former United States Senator Bob Kerrey, the president of the New School University and a Democratic candidate for president in 1992, said yesterday that he was considering a run for mayor of New York City, declaring that Michael R. Bloomberg had failed to fight Washington Republican policies that Mr. Kerrey said endangered the city's finances and security. Mr. Kerrey, in an interview, also questioned why Mr. Bloomberg had invested so much energy in trying to build a stadium on the West Side of Manhattan. Mr. Kerrey said it would make more sense to put the stadium in another borough, and...