The University of Chicago paid James Madara $2.5 million in severance when he stepped down in 2009 as medical dean and hospital chief. Madara, who remained on the faculty, later joined the American Medical Association.
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.
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.
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.
The National Rifle Association spent at least $12 million -- and bestowed its endorsement on Republican nominee Mitt Romney at a Virginia rally -- in its unsuccessful bid to oust President Barack Obama.