Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska won't seek third term

LINCOLN, Neb. — Democrats on Tuesday lamented Sen. Ben Nelson's decision to retire rather than seek a third term in Nebraska, fearing the move sets up Republicans for an easy and crucial victory in their effort to reclaim is the official web site for the White House and President Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States. This site is a source for information about the President, White House news and policies, White

Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) is set to announce he will not seek reelection, according to sources, leaving his seat as a strong pickup opportunity for the GOP in the 2012 election. Nelson, 70, could announce his retirement as early as

Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) answers questions this month on Capitol Hill. (Alex Wong, Getty Images / December 27, 2011) By Michael A. Memoli, Washington Bureau Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson announced Tuesday that he would not seek a third term in 2012,

Ben Nelson (D-Neb.), center, answers media questions after he met with fellow Senate Democrats on a deal on a payroll tax cut that had been struck with Senate Republicans on Capitol Hill. Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission Mary Schapiro