Nathaniel Weixel

WORTH NOTING: Schweitzer’s Tongue in Cheek Causes Trouble

By: - September 12, 2008

Some things you just don’t joke about. During a July speech in Philadelphia , Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer spoke facetiously about pressuring election officials to help a fellow Democrat win the 2006 U.S. Senate race. Tamara Hall, a Montana Republican activist and talk-show host, saw his remarks online and didn’t find them amusing. She filed […]

Nebraska Enacts Unique Safe Haven Law

By: - August 15, 2008

Nebraska this year became the last state in the nation to pass a so-called “safe haven” law designed to protect unwanted infants by allowing parents to legally surrender them at a hospital. But the law, which took effect July 18, is unlike any other. It allows parents to give up a minor of any age […]

WORTH NOTING: Ex-State Senator Leaves Phone Greeting – From Jail

By: - July 18, 2008

Looking to call former Maryland senator Tommy Bromwell (D)? Feel free to leave a message, but don’t expect a callback. According to The Gazette , Bromwell, who entered a federal prison in Massachusetts July 1 for racketeering and tax-crime convictions, recorded this outgoing voicemail greeting: “I can’t come to the phone right now because I’m […]

Perry Not Alone as Gov Without a Home

By: - June 16, 2008

Photo courtesy of the Texas governor’s office The Texas governor’s mansion was nearly destroyed in a June 8 fire. The governor’s office has posted pictures from the fire online . Governors’ mansions – the official residences where states’ chief executives and their families live –┬áhave made headlines lately with the one in Texas reportedly torched […]