6-term Mississippi senator to seek re-election
Cochran, who turns 76 on Saturday, has been in the Senate since 1978. He's the top GOP lawmaker on the Agriculture Committee and a senior member of the Appropriations panel.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
National Board of Review names 'Her' best film
A 14-year-old Massachusetts boy has pleaded not guilty to murder, aggravated rape and armed robbery charges in the killing of his high school math teacher.
Big battle is brewing over move to rein in military pay, benefits
There have been 217 shootings so far this year in Omaha; 187 people have survived.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
New Defense Cuts May Force Hagel's Hand
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, who has kept a somewhat low-key profile at the Pentagon since his appointment nine months ago, is facing what some sources close to him say could be his biggest challenge as he prepares to confront a new round of defense cuts, according to a report in Politico Magazine .
Sun Dec 01, 2013
The Huffington Post
Chuck Hagel Enters 'Make-Or-Break' Phase Of Pentagon Stewarship
US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks about defense security and defense budgets at the Center for Strategic and International Studies Global Security Forum in Washington, DC, November 5, 2013.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Chuck Hagel calls troops in Afghanistan, gets Omahan on the line
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel made a round of Thanksgiving calls to deployed service members Thursday morning that included an airman from Omaha.
Sat Nov 23, 2013
The Papillion Times
The Public Pulse, Nov. 23
Pat Smith kicked a 42-yard field goal Saturday as Nebraska beat Penn State 23-20 in overtime at Beaver Stadium.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Harry Reid: On changing the rules for filibusters on presidential nominees
"What they are attempting to do in this instance is really too bad. It will change this body forever.
Stephen Colbert "laments" Democrats using the nuclear option
Thank you for joining us, on this, the last day of America. 'Cause folks, it is all over.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
The Miami Herald
Obama voices support for Senate action
President Barack Obama gestures while speaking at the Wall Street Journal CEO Council annual meeting in Washington.
The Papillion Times
Kerry: U.S., Afghan leader agree on language for pact
A committee of teachers and administrators is looking at the scheduling models in use at the district's schools and may recommend one method to be used districtwide.
Sun Nov 17, 2013
'No room for error' for US nuclear forces: Hagel
Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel on Friday acknowledged "troubling lapses" among troops managing the country's nuclear arsenal and warned their job allowed "no room for error."
Fri Nov 15, 2013
Hagel criticizes fired deputy command of U.S. nuclear forces
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey and Commander of Strategic Command Gen.
Hagel criticizes fired deputy commander of U.S. nuclear forces
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Friday made his first public comments on a recent military scandal as he condemned the behavior of a senior officer fired last month over gambling problems.
Hagel cites "troubling lapses" among nuke forces
A Senate delay over an unrelated health care issue could be the silver lining for President Barack Obama in his appeal to Congress to hold off on a new round of Iran sanctions.
Senate plans to debate defense bill next week - Lumpkin confirmed...
NOT A SURPRISE, BUT NDAA WILL WAIT UNTIL NEXT WEEK: The Senate is set to take a procedural vote at 5:30 p.m. Monday that, if successful, would launch debate on this year's version of the defense authorization bill, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said yesterday evening.