Feb 12, 2013 19:54 EST
A divided US Senate panel approved Chuck Hagel as the next US secretary of defense on Tuesday, a key step in a process that could see the controversial nominee confirmed as early as this week.
Sep 14, 2012 19:27 EDT
US senators called for a comprehensive probe into security protocols at US facilities worldwide Friday after protests that left four Americans dead and several missions torched or breached.
Sep 08, 2012 14:27 EDT
US President Barack Obama and his Republican opponent Mitt Romney engaged in a long-distance joust in swing states Saturday, each seeking an edge in the post-convention race for approval.
Mar 02, 2012 21:51 EST
MIAMI (Reuters) - More than 2,000 Miami students walked out of class and took to the streets on Friday in a show of solidarity with a high school valedictorian ordered to leave the United States by an immigration judge.
Dec 19, 2011 10:20 EST
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cigar smokers are trying to raise their profile in Washington, D.C., in advance of what they expect will be new regulations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Nov 16, 2011 17:10 EST
The US Congress on Wednesday bestowed its highest civilian honor on four American space pioneers of the 1960s, marking the first time the Congressional Gold Medal has been awarded to astronauts.
Nov 15, 2011 16:54 EST
The US Congress on Wednesday will award the nation's highest civilian honor, the Congressional Gold Medal, to four American astronauts including the first man to walk on the Moon, 81-year-old Neil Armstrong.
Nov 09, 2011 18:14 EST
Two US senators introduced a bill Wednesday seeking to guarantee compensation for any oil spill originating in waters outside the United States, as Cuba aims to strike black gold off its north coast.
Oct 15, 2011 20:00 EDT
WASHINGTON - After last week's unsuccessful vote on President Barack Obama's jobs bill in the U.S. Senate, some sounded an alarm.
Sep 14, 2011 21:23 EDT
NASA has unveiled its plans for a massive new launcher capable of powering manned space flights well beyond low-Earth orbit and ultimately to Mars.
Sep 13, 2011 14:38 EDT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan called for tax reform to be part of an urgent effort to put the U.S. economy back on track.
Sep 01, 2011 18:56 EDT
MIAMI (Reuters) - The National Hurricane Center says it successfully predicted Hurricane Irene's North Carolina landfall over the weekend and its destructive route up the U.S. East Coast.
Jul 26, 2011 17:32 EDT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Americans wasted little time on Tuesday answering President Barack Obama's request to make their voice heard on the looming debt crisis, crashing websites with e-mails and flooding the telephone lines of lawmakers in Washington with thousands of calls.
Jul 26, 2011 16:14 EDT
With the United States poised on the brink of a potential default, President Barack Obama appealed to Americans to "make your voice heard" to members of Congress.
Jul 12, 2011 15:02 EDT
TAMPA, Fla (Reuters) - Former Ruth's Chris Steak House chief executive Craig Miller jetted around Florida on Tuesday to announce he will seek the Republican nomination for the 2012 Senate race.
Apr 07, 2011 18:53 EDT
Corn prices surged to record peaks in the United States Thursday amid tight supply and fierce demand driven in part by rapid expansion of biofuels production.
Apr 06, 2011 19:05 EDT
The US Senate on Wednesday rejected a bid to strip President Barack Obama of his power to regulate greenhouse gases, a move that could have thrown US efforts against climate change into chaos.
Apr 05, 2011 14:53 EDT
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla (Reuters) - Former appointed Senator George LeMieux announced on Tuesday that he will seek the Republican nomination for that office in 2012.
Apr 05, 2011 13:02 EDT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - While President Barack Obama's re-election bid hogs the political spotlight in 2012, his fellow Democrats face a tough battle to hold their slender majority in the Senate.
Mar 25, 2011 12:09 EDT
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla (Reuters) - Representative Connie Mack announced on Friday that he will not challenge Senator Bill Nelson for the Florida seat once held by Mack's father, a surprise decision from the Republican.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
|Assumed office |
January 3, 2001
Serving with George LeMieux
|Preceded by||Connie Mack III|
|Governor||Lawton Chiles 1995-1998|
Buddy MacKay 1998-1999
Jeb Bush 1999-2000
|Preceded by||Tom Gallagher|
|Succeeded by||Tom Gallagher|
January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1991
|Preceded by||Daniel A. Mica|
|Succeeded by||Jim Bacchus|
January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1983
|Preceded by||Louis Frey|
|Succeeded by||Michael Bilirakis|
Member of the
Florida House of Representatives
1972 – 1979
|Spouse(s)||Grace Cavert Nelson|
|Children||Bill Nelson, Jr.|
Nan Ellen Nelson
|Alma mater||Yale University,|
University of Virginia,
University of Florida
|Clarence William "Bill" Nelson|
|NASA Payload Specialist|
|Born||September 29, 1942|
|Current occupation||U.S. Senator|
|Previous occupation||Representative, U.S. House|
|Time in space||6d 02h 03m|