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Government
4:18 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

Former Sen. Chuck Hagel confirmed as Secretary of Defense

Former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel will be the next Secretary of Defense.

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Government
1:00 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Johanns announcement shifts focus to opportunities for 2014 candidates

U.S. Senator Mike Johanns’ announcement that he won’t seek a second term could shake up several state and federal races in 2014.

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Government
3:37 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Iowa lawmakers discuss tougher penalties on texting while driving

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Senate lawmakers are considering a bill that toughens Iowa's restrictions against texting while driving.

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Government
3:06 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Sen. Mike Johanns won't seek re-election in 2014

Government
9:28 am
Thu February 7, 2013

One of Nebraska's U.S. Senators to vote no on Hagel confirmation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nebraska Republican Sen. Deb Fischer says she will vote against Chuck Hagel to be the next defense secretary.

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Government
10:43 am
Thu January 31, 2013

Hagel questioned about Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Defense budget

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. John McCain is tangling with Chuck Hagel over his past statements about the Iraq war. The Arizona Republican says that his dissatisfaction Hagel's answers could affect whether he votes for or against the former Republican senator who is President Barack Obama's choice for secretary of defense.

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Government
10:37 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Iowa Lt. Governor says she'll consider running for U.S. Senate

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds isn't ruling out a possible Senate run in the wake of Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin's retirement.

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Government
9:38 am
Tue January 15, 2013

NY Sen. Schumer backing Hagel nomination

WASHINGTON (AP) — An influential Senate Democrat says he will back President Barack Obama's choice of Chuck Hagel for the top job at the Pentagon.

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Government
7:19 pm
Sun January 13, 2013

GOP Senator: Hagel's temperament a concern

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican senator says he thinks the issue of "overall temperament" will come up during former Sen. Chuck Hagel's confirmation hearing to be defense secretary.

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Government
1:00 am
Mon December 17, 2012

Sen. Ben Nelson gives farewell speech

Sen. Ben Nelson, D-NE

U.S. Senator Ben Nelson says it’ll be difficult to walk away from that post after 12 years in federal office.

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