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  • AP: Republican Sasse breezes to Nebraska US Senate win

    11/04/2014 6:38:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Nebraska voters have overwhelmingly elected Republican Ben Sasse to the U.S. Senate over Democrat David Domina. Sasse easily won election Tuesday, replacing Republican Mike Johanns, who didn't seek re-election. Sasse is president of Midland University in Fremont and previously worked in the U.S. Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security and Department of Health and Human Services....
  • Tea party pulls out a modest victory in Nebraska Senate primary (27 points!)

    05/14/2014 5:48:00 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 34 replies ^ | 5/14/14
    The victory notched by tea party Republicans in the Nebraska Senate race was modest, but they'll take it in a season that has yielded few bright spots so far. Ben Sasse won the GOP nomination for the seat being vacated by Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb. Sasse was the closest thing to a tea party candidate in the three-man race, largely because he feuded last fall with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, the epitome of establishment Republicanism. But Sasse is hardly the out-of-right-field firebrand that some tea partyers cherish. A college president with degrees from Harvard and Yale, he worked for...
  • FreedomWorks flips in Neb. Senate race (withdraws Osborn endorsement, now backs Sasse!)

    03/28/2014 1:54:55 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 25 replies ^ | 3/28/14 | Alexandra Jaffe
    In a major blow to former Republican state Treasurer Shane Osborn’s candidacy for Nebraska Senate, national conservative group FreedomWorks is withdrawing its endorsement and backing his main primary rival, Midland University President Ben Sasse, instead. At issue, FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe said in a statement, is the unspoken support Osborn is believed to have from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). “Both Osborn and Sasse are great people, and this was not a decision taken lightly. The question at the heart of this decision is, who would caucus with the Freedom Caucus, and who would fall in line with the...
  • Sasse outraises Osborn in Nebraska Senate race

    04/03/2014 4:44:11 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 6 replies ^ | 4/3/14 | Rebecca Shabad
    GOP Senate candidate Ben Sasse announced Thursday he raised more than $850,000 in the first quarter of the year, significantly more than his main challenger in the race. Sasse made the announcement on Twitter. Another Republican candidate, Shane Osborn, announced earlier this week he raised more than $550,000 in the first quarter of this year. Osborn is a former state Treasurer and Navy pilot and his main rival is Sasse, who serves as president of Midland University. Last week, conservative group FreedomWorks withdrew its endorsement of Osborn and said it would support Sasse instead. They are among four GOP contenders...
  • Carr calls on Senator Alexander to Co-Sponsor the “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act”

    11/08/2013 11:35:53 AM PST · by don-o · 8 replies
    Joe Carr for Senate ^ | November 8, 2013 | Joe Carr
    Nashville, TN – Today, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham introduced the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The legislation currently has 33 cosponsors – but Senator Alexander is not one of them. Conservative Senate candidate Joe Carr called on Senator Alexander to change his stance and add himself as a co-sponsor. “I’m strongly pro-life and believe it’s imperative the Senate pass this important piece of legislation. When Senator Graham announced his co-sponsors and Senator Alexander’s name was missing, I was disappointed. I am hoping Senator Alexander will change his stance and add himself as a co-sponsor. This legislation is too...
  • Senators Up for Re-Election in 2014

    11/07/2013 4:03:00 PM PST · by TBP · 61 replies ^ | ? | W.R. Hammons
    Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander (R) Montana Senator Max Baucus (D) Alaska Senator Mark Begich (D) Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss (R) Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran (R) Maine Senator Susan Collins (R) Texas Senator John Cornyn (R) Massachusetts Senator William "Mo" Cowan (D) Illinois Senator Dick Durbin (D) Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi (R) Minnesota Senator Al Franken (DFL) South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham (R) North Carolina Senator Kay Hagan (D) Iowa Senator Tom Harkin (D) Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe (R) Nebraska Senator Mike Johanns (R) South Dakota Senator Tim Johnson (D) Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu (D) Michigan Senator Carl Levin (D) Kentucky...
  • Senate Conservatives Fund Endorses Ben Sasse (Nebraska Senate Seat)

    10/22/2013 7:10:31 AM PDT · by Viennacon · 5 replies
    Senate Conservatives Fund ^ | 10/22/2013 | SCF
    ALEXANDRIA, VA — Today, the Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF) endorsed Ben Sasse (R-NE) for the U.S. Senate in Nebraska. Ben Sasse is running in a multi-candidate primary to fill the open U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Senator Mike Johanns (R-NE). SCF Executive Director Matt Hoskins made the following statement: "Ben Sasse is a strong conservative with a proven record of solving difficult problems. He's an expert on health care policy and will help repeal Obamacare and enact free-market health care policies that lower costs and increase quality. There are other good candidates in this race, but Ben Sasse...
  • Hagel wins confirmation to lead Pentagon (Cochran, Johanns Shelby, Paul voted YES)

    02/26/2013 2:49:51 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 98 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 2/26/13 | Paul Kane
    Chuck Hagel won confirmation Tuesday to become defense secretary over objections to his views on Middle East security and the administration’s handling of an attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya. On a 58 to 41 vote, the Senate confirmed the former GOP senator as four Republicans joined 54 Democrats in approving Hagel, ending a nearly two-month battle that included an unprecedented filibuster against the nominee. The four Republican senators voting in favor were Thad Cochran (Miss.), Mike Johanns (Neb.), Richard C. Shelby (Ala.) and Rand Paul (Ky.). All 41 no votes came from Republicans. The vote marked a foreign...
  • Nebraska Republican Senator to Retire (Mike Johanns)

    02/18/2013 8:55:46 AM PST · by kristinn · 19 replies
    NBC News ^ | Monday, February 18, 2013 | Kasie Hunt
    Nebraska Republican Sen. Mike Johnanns has informed Republicans in his home state that he will retire at the end of his current Senate term, GOP sources tell NBC News. The first-term senator has informed Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman that he won't run for reelection in 2014, a Republican official said.
  • Nebraska governor asks Obama to nix Keystone pipeline

    08/31/2011 4:16:39 PM PDT · by throwback · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug 31, 2011 | Timothy Gardner, Joshua Schneyer
    Nebraska's governor urged U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday to block TransCanada's planned Keystone oil pipeline from Alberta to the Gulf Coast, saying it could hurt a regional water source. The State Department could issue a presidential permit for the $7 billion project, which would boost U.S. dependence on Canada's controversial oil sands. Momentum for Keystone picked up last week after the department said the project would have only limited impact on the environment. The State Department should deny the permit on the grounds that the line could put the Ogallala Aquifer at risk, the Midwestern state's governor, Dave Heineman,...
  • Senators demand explanation for Hillary Clinton’s remarks (on oil pipeline)

    10/21/2010 6:49:00 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Senators demand explanation for Clinton’s remarksBy The Canadian Press Published: October 21, 2010 2:33 PM CALGARY — Two U.S. senators are demanding an explanation from U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who last week suggested she was “inclined to” approve the controversial Keystone XL crude oil pipeline. At a speaking engagement in San Francisco last Friday, Clinton was challenged on the State Department’s decision to approve Enbridge Inc.’s (TSX:ENB) Alberta Clipper pipeline, which ships oilsands crude to Wisconsin. Construction wrapped up on Alberta Clipper this spring. Clinton responded by saying a decision had yet to be made on another pipeline,...
  • The stunning, total defeat of ACORN

    09/17/2009 7:05:45 PM PDT · by thought · 150 replies · 5,805+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/17/09 | Byron York
    The ACORN vote in the House is stunning news. Just 48 hours after Republican Leader John Boehner introduced the "Defund ACORN Act," the bill -- which most Republicans thought Democrats would do anything to block -- passed by a resounding 345-75 vote. It would never have made it to a vote had not the Democratic leadership decided to allow it, and the winning total included 172 Democrats. Yes, 172 House Democrats voted to totally cut off funding for an organization that has worked for years on behalf of Democrats nationwide. Couple that with the 83-7 Senate vote to cut off...
  • Acorn's Cash For Hookers

    09/15/2009 5:52:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 1,615+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 15, 2009
    Oversight: As the Senate votes to de-fund Acorn, add pimping, tax evasion and human trafficking to voter fraud paid for with taxpayer dollars and you have an organized criminal enterprise. It's time to investigate.After Acorn workers were caught on tape in three cities allegedly abetting what they believed was a fraudulent-mortgage and sex-trafficking scheme, the Senate has voted overwhelmingly to strip the group of funding in the Transportation/Housing and Urban Development appropriations bill. The amendment, offered by Nebraska Republican Sen. Mike Johanns, passed by an 83-to-7 margin and marked the third time this year that Republicans have tried to block...
  • Johanns Amendment would Defund Acorn

    09/14/2009 10:43:02 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 76 replies · 5,135+ views
  • Midlands health care meetings (Congressional Town Halls)

    08/09/2009 10:33:44 PM PDT · by stan_sipple · 4 replies · 1,167+ views ^ | 8-8-2009 |
    Midlands lawmakers are back home listening to constituents this August, with health care expected to dominate the discussion. Here's a listing of scheduled events at which the public can tell hear from their elected representatives on the issue. NEBRASKA Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb. Saturday, Aug. 15, 8:30-10 a.m., Coffee with Lee, Homestyle Café, 8807 Maple Street Advertising Tuesday, Aug. 25, 6 p.m., Town Hall Meeting, Millard North High School Auditorium 144th and Pacific Streets Saturday, Aug. 29, 8-9:30 a.m., Coffee with Lee, Vidlacks Café, 156th and Bob Boozer Drive Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb. Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2:15 p.m. MDT, Meet...
  • Nebraska group accuses Johanns staff of calling police

    07/04/2009 6:54:52 AM PDT · by stan_sipple · 3 replies · 735+ views ^ | 7-3-2009 | MARGERY A. GIBBS
    What was to have been a serious discussion Friday turned into a case of finger-pointing and accusations between a health care reform advocacy group and the staff of Republican Sen. Mike Johanns. Officials with Change That Works Nebraska accused members of Johanns’ staff of calling security guards to intimidate people set up outside a meeting to discuss health care — a charge Johanns’ office denies. The group’s director, Jane Kleeb, was invited by Johanns to participate in the round-table discussion on the University of Nebraska Medical Center campus. Kleeb, in turn, gathered a group of teachers, veterans and others to...
  • Kleeb listens to health care concerns

    07/31/2008 8:24:19 AM PDT · by stan_sipple · 1 replies · 103+ views ^ | 7-30-2008 | Don Walton
    Scott Kleeb listened Wednesday to the complex challenges of a health care system increasingly under duress. The Democratic Senate nominee sat down at lunch with seven Lincolnites who are engaged in health care policy to explore their views as he prepares his own legislative plan. Increasing health care demands, growing numbers of people without health insurance, rising costs, huge problems in Medicare and Medicaid funding, all complicated by an economy in distress. “We are unable to meet the demands out there,” said Steve Bray, executive director of the People’s Health Center.An estimated 30,000 Lincolnites do not have health insurance, Bray...
  • Johanns will enter Senate race

    09/19/2007 8:30:09 AM PDT · by MassachusettsGOP · 20 replies · 475+ views
    Lincoln Journal Star ^ | Sep 19, 2007 | Don Walton
    Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns has decided to resign from President Bush’s cabinet to return to Nebraska and enter the 2008 Senate race. Johanns, the former two-term Republican governor, began placing phone calls to a number of friends and supporters in the state Tuesday night to inform them of his decision. A formal announcement is expected in Nebraska next week after Johanns has submitted his resignation to the White House, according to a source close to Johanns. Johanns and his wife, Stephanie, went house-hunting over the weekend when he was in Lincoln to attend a Saturday event at which...
  • Johanns Visit Spurs Senate Talk (Nebraska 2008)

    09/13/2007 3:37:09 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 3 replies · 308+ views
    Action 3 News ^ | September 12, 2007
    The man who many Republicans want to run for the U.S. Senate next year, will be in town Thursday afternoon. Secretary of Agriculture (and former Governor) Mike Johanns is coming in, just three days after Senator Chuck Hagel (R-Nebraska) announced his retirement from the Senate after next year. Behind the scenes it looks more and more like Johanns is running, but don't expect him to announce anything on Thursday. Johanns is here wearing his Secretary hat, and it appears that federal campaign laws, specifically the Hatch Act, keep Johanns from becoming an official candidate. But at least one top Republican,...
  • Bush names Nebraska Governor Mike Johanns Ag Secretary

    12/02/2004 7:42:04 AM PST · by BigMacGOP · 86 replies · 6,012+ views ^ | 12/2/04 | AP
    Interesting to see if Nelson switches parties now....