Another Nebraska lawmaker is learning what its like to walk a mile in Sen. Ben Nelsons lush pompadour: State Sen. John Nelson of Omaha is apparently getting mixed up with the senior Senator from the Cornhusker State. The Journal Star reports that people have been confusing John Nelson with Ben Nelson, whose role in the health care debate (and his yea vote for the final bill) has come under fire.The paper notes that John Nelson is a Republican and opposed the health care measure, but he still sympathizes with the intense pressure the other Nelson is feeling.John Nelson says hes discovered that many people dont know who their state or U.S. senators are, but at least theyre interested in issues of the day, the paper reports. But of course, John and Ben arent the only Nelsons in town Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) is often confused with his Senate colleague (and vice versa). A Bill Nelson spokesman tells HOH that the two often joke about it. Schock Value. And who knew that TMZ had sources on the streets of Peoria? The gossipy site is reporting that Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) got into a minor car accident Thursday after skidding on some ice. TMZ reports that the buff Congressman still arrived on time for the event to which he was driving. Amazingly, his abs arrived early, the item says. Submit your hot tips, juicy gossip or comments here.Cant get enough HOH? Get a midday dose of fun and gossip with HOHs One-Minute Recess, delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here because everyone deserves more recess.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.