On Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, seated in his Ottawa office across from Parliament Hill, took an urgent call from U.S. President Barack Obama. Harper’s advisers were listening intently around a muted speakerphone in an adjoining room.
Democrat Bob Kerrey, a former Nebraska senator and governor, said he will run for the state’s open U.S. Senate seat, boosting his party’s chances of winning it and retaining control of the chamber in this fall’s election.
Democrat Bob Kerrey, a former Nebraska senator trying to make a comeback for an open Senate seat in his home state, will be endorsed by Republican Chuck Hagel, one of the state’s former senators, a campaign aide said.
Thirty-six presidents of private, nonprofit U.S. universities were paid more than $1 million in 2010, led by Bob Kerrey, the former Nebraska senator and president of the New School in New York, a study showed.
A little-known Nebraska rancher who bills herself as “sharp as barbed wire and tougher than a cedar fence post” will ride an upset win in the state’s Republican primary for U.S. Senate this week into a general election that could help flip control of the chamber this fall.