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  • Huffington Post: At Secretive Meeting, Tech CEOs And Top Republicans Commiserate, Plot To Stop Trump

    03/07/2016 8:21:06 PM PST · by GeaugaRepublican · 333 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 03/07/2016 | Ryan Grim,
    "Billionaires, tech CEOs and top members of the Republican establishment flew to a private island resort off the coast of Georgia this weekend for the American Enterprise Institute's annual World Forum, according to sources familiar with the secretive gathering. The main topic at the closed-to-the-press confab? How to stop Republican front-runner Donald Trump. Apple CEO Tim Cook, Google co-founder Larry Page, Napster creator and Facebook investor Sean Parker, and Tesla Motors and SpaceX honcho Elon Musk all attended. So did Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), political guru Karl Rove, House Speaker Paul Ryan, GOP Sens. Tom Cotton (Ark.), Cory...
  • Win Or Lose, A Third Party Run Would Be Mitt Romney’s Greatest Legacy [NeverTrump]

    05/23/2016 10:08:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 64 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 23, 2016 | Jamie Weinstein
    Mitt Romney may be the #NeverTrump movement’s last chance for a third party bid. Anti-Trump conservatives have so far been unsuccessful in recruiting a candidate to mount a third party run against Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Gen. James Mattis said no thanks. Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse said he is too busy raising his children to run for president. Former Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn said he is not interested.
  • Mitt Romney ends recruiting efforts for an independent candidate

    05/18/2016 12:51:18 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 125 replies
    cnn.com ^ | Updated 3:01 PM ET, Wed May 18, 2016 | Eric Bradner and Jim Acosta, CNN
    Mitt Romney ends recruiting efforts for an independent candidate By Eric Bradner and Jim Acosta, CNN Updated 3:01 PM ET, Wed May 18, 2016 Washington (CNN)Mitt Romney won't launch a third-party presidential campaign of his own and has stopped trying to recruit somebody else to do it. The 2012 Republican nominee had attempted to recruit a challenger to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. But prospects like Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse said no, and Romney is now dropping his efforts, a source familiar with Romney's thinking told CNN. The news was first reported by Yahoo News.
  • Deb Fischer throws full support behind Donald Trump: 'He has tapped into where people are[trunc.]

    05/14/2016 7:14:36 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 17 replies
    http://www.omaha.com/ ^ | May 13, 2016 | Joseph Morton
    Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., threw her support Thursday behind Donald Trump as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. Fischer was one of a dozen GOP senators who met with the New York businessman on Capitol Hill.
  • Nebraska GOP Convention Humiliates Ben Sasse with Crushing 400 to 8 Reprimand

    05/15/2016 6:53:13 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 15, 2016 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    It was a huge hometown comeuppance for the young Nebraska senator who easily won his first political race in 2014. Though the former official in the George W. Bush Department of Health and Human Services has been popular in his home state until Saturday, the utter rejection of the “Never Trump” efforts he has championed is sure to hurt his credibility with GOP voters in Nebraska. His strongly conservative voting record on all matters except trade, where Trump is strongest, kept people from even speculating about a primary challenge when he runs for re-election in 2020. But now — with...
  • Romney encouraged senator to launch independent bid against Trump, Clinton

    05/15/2016 12:49:08 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | May 15, 2016 | Eric Bradner and Kevin Bohn
    Mitt Romney made an unsuccessful effort to recruit Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse as a third-party presidential candidate to challenge Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, a source with knowledge of the efforts confirmed to CNN Sunday. Sasse, the freshman Republican, has emerged as one of Trump's foremost critics from the right. Romney and Sasse have talked, the source said, and Romney encouraged Sasse to seriously consider a run... But Sasse is refusing to enter the race... At the Nebraska GOP convention, Sasse was rebuked through a resolution that was overwhelmingly approved by Republicans there who argued that his position would only...
  • Nebraska Republicans pass resolution against third party candidate support

    05/14/2016 5:22:52 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 11 replies
    KMTV ^ | May 14, 2016 | Shannon Wilson
    OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) -- Delegates approved a resolution aimed at stopping what Senator Ben Sasse wants: a third option for President. On Saturday-- Sasse's own Republican Party in Nebraska took formal steps to stop his movement. Voting to adopt a resolution opposing any elected Republican official's effort to draft a third party candidate- like Sasse has done... Resolution 8 reads, “The party will oppose any effort by an elected official to support a third party presidential candidate.” Ultimately, saying it helps Hillary Clinton... Trump overwhelming won the Nebraska primary-- which was the first after other candidates dropped out.
  • BREAKING UPDATE: Nebraska Republicans PASS RESOLUTION to Reprimand #NeverTrump Senator Ben Sasse

    05/14/2016 5:13:59 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 82 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | May 14, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    UPDATE——– #NEVERTRUMPER GOT THUMPED— NEBRASKA REPUBLICANS PASS RESOLUTION TO REPRIMAND #NEVERTRUMPER BEN SASSE.. The Nebraska Republican State Convention is underway today in Omaha, Nebraska. Republican Sam Fischer introduced a resolution to reprimand Senator Ben Sasse for his outspoken attacks on Republican nominee Donald Trump and for leading the anti-Trump movement. Sasse, a Republican, is the top Republican office holder pushing for a third party run this fall against Donald Trump...
  • Delegates at Nebraska GOP convention smack down Ben Sasse's call for third-party candidate

    05/14/2016 5:09:05 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 23 replies
    Omaha World-Herald ^ | May 14, 2016 | Robynn Tysver
    U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse has carved out a name for himself on the national stage as a leader in the “Never Trump” Republican faction. On the home front, however, the Nebraska freshman found himself rebuked Saturday by party loyalists upset at his call for a third-party candidate to arise and give conservatives such as himself an alternative to Trump in the fall election... “If you support a third-party candidate, you are going to elect Hillary Clinton and she is going to nominate the next three or four members of the U.S. Supreme Court,” said Pat McPherson, an Omaha Republican. The...
  • Report: Romney recruiting Kasich, Sasse for third-party option

    05/14/2016 11:33:03 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 173 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 14, 2016 | Jesse Hellmann
    Greg Nash Mitt Romney, the GOP’s 2012 nominee, is among those courting prospects for a possible third-party bid to keep Donald Trump from the White House, according to a Washington Post report . Among those prospects are Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), one of Trump’s most vocal Republican critics, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who suspended his presidential campaign in early May. Kasich’s chief strategist John Weaver said the governor isn’t interested in running an an independent. A Sasse spokesman declined to comment. But it’s not looking to good for a late in the game third-party bid, according to the...
  • Montana AG Tim Fox weighs in on Keystone XL lawsuit

    05/14/2016 7:08:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Missoulian ^ | 5/14/2016 | TOM LUTEY
    Montana and five other states say resident Barack Obama overstepped his power by rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline, whose developers are now suing four presidential cabinet members. The states along the pipeline’s route filed a friend-of-the-court brief this week arguing that Congress, not the executive, has the right to regulate interstate and international commerce. The pipeline, which would have crossed the Canadian border, was being developed by TransCanada, which is now suing the government. Because of the resident’s representations to the rest of the world that America would lead in reducing its carbon footprint, that that was the sole reason...
  • Ben Sasse Under Fire

    05/14/2016 6:50:05 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 43 replies
    politico ^ | May 14, 2016 | Kyle Cheney
    Sen. Ben Sasse’s outspoken rejection of Donald Trump is roiling Nebraska Republican politics, and the discord is threatening to boil over at the state’s GOP convention Saturday. A prominent Nebraska political operative — who is the nephew of senior GOP Sen. Deb Fischer — is behind a move to publicly rebuke the anti-Trump movement. Sam Fischer has issued a proposed resolution — set for a vote at the convention — declaring that the state party will refuse to support any Republican officeholder who opposes the GOP presidential nominee or agitates for a third-party candidate. Though the measure doesn’t name Sasse,...
  • THE LATEST: CLINTON WINS SYMBOLIC PRIMARY IN NEBRASKA

    05/10/2016 7:23:38 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 19 replies
    AP ^ | 10 May 2016
    Hillary Clinton has won the Democratic presidential primary in Nebraska, but it's a victory for the Democratic front-runner that won't get her any closer to clinching her party's nomination. That's because Nebraska allocated all 25 of its delegates to this summer's Democratic National Convention in a caucus held on March 5 that was won by the Vermont senator. He took home 15 delegates from that caucus, while Clinton won 10. Earlier Tuesday, Sanders won the Democratic primary in West Virginia.
  • Trump easily wins two primaries, Sanders beats Clinton in West Virginia

    05/10/2016 6:56:36 PM PDT · by Innovative · 58 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | May 10, 2016 | Erica Werner And Steve Peoples, AP
    Key Senate Republicans voiced optimism Tuesday about Donald Trump’s presidential prospects in November, the clearest signal yet to the GOP rank and file to unite behind the bombastic billionaire and turn their energy against Democrat Hillary Clinton. But it was uncertain whether the doubters could be quieted. Trump added two more primaries to his column, taking West Virginia and Nebraska. Clinton lost West Virginia to Sen. Bernie Sanders, who refuses to bow out as Trump’s GOP foes have, but that hardly dented her huge Democratic delegate lead.
  • Republicans warm to Donald Trump as Ben Sasse’s third-party pitch falls flat

    05/10/2016 5:50:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 55 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 10, 2016 | S.A. Miller & Valerie Richardson
    Far from irreparably fracturing the GOP, Donald Trump is quickly winning the backing of many of the party’s top elected officials, with senators returning to Washington this week pledging their support for him as their nominee. Outside of Washington, Republican voters are likewise warming to Mr. Trump, and are decidedly cool to calls to recruit a third-party alternative to Mr. Trump and likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, saying there’s too much at stake to give Democrats another four years’ control of the White House. “I think it’s a great idea, but not for this particular election,” said Gregg Mattox, standing...
  • Cruz floats restarting campaign if he wins Nebraska primary

    05/10/2016 12:29:16 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/10/2016 | Ben Kamisar
    Ted Cruz floated the possibility of restarting his presidential campaign if he wins Nebraska’s GOP primary on Tuesday and avoided saying whether he supports Donald Trump's bid for president. Cruz, who suspended his White House run last week, said he does not expect to win Nebraska's primary but is leaving the door open. "We launched this campaign intending to win. The reason we suspended our campaign was that with the Indiana loss, I felt there was no path to victory," he said Tuesday on conservative host Glenn Beck's radio program. "If that changes, we will certainly respond accordingly." Cruz demurred...
  • Cruz opens door to kick-starting suspended campaign

    05/10/2016 12:36:24 PM PDT · by Innovative · 131 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 10, 2016 | Fox News
    Donald Trump may have thought he delivered the knock-out punch to Ted Cruz -- but the Texas senator apparently doesn't see himself down and counted out of the 2016 Republican presidential race. Not yet, anyway. Cruz, in an interview Tuesday with radio host and supporter Glenn Beck, opened the door just a crack to kick-starting his now-suspended campaign if he somehow starts winning primary contests again. Asked what he’d do if, for instance, Nebraska voters back him in Tuesday’s primary, Cruz said he assumes that won’t happen but added: “Let’s be very clear, if there is a path to victory...
  • LIVE THREAD: West Virginia and Nebraska Primaries

    05/10/2016 9:38:29 AM PDT · by Salvation · 89 replies
    West Virginia: Primary Election Day Polls open 6:30am through 7:30pm Nebraska: The 2016 Nebraska Republican primary is being held today, Tuesday, May 10th, 2016.
  • Cruz re-opens door to challenging Trump for nomination

    05/10/2016 9:07:03 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 77 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/10/16 | Nolan D. McCaskill
    Ted Cruz is leaving the door open to reviving his campaign to challenge Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination. “Listen, let’s be very clear: If there is a path to victory, we launched this campaign intending to win,” the Texas senator told conservative radio host Glenn Beck on Tuesday. “The reason we suspended the race last week is with Indiana’s loss I didn’t see a viable path to victory. If that changes, we will certainly respond accordingly.”
  • [TRAITOR] Cruz floats restarting campaign if he wins Nebraska primary

    05/10/2016 9:09:37 AM PDT · by McGruff · 290 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 10, 2016 | Ben Kamisar
    Ted Cruz on Tuesday floated the possibility of restarting his presidential campaign if he wins Nebraska’s GOP primary Tuesday. Cruz, who ended his White House run last week, said he does not expect that to happen, but he’s leaving the door open. "We launched this campaign intending to win. The reason we suspended our campaign was that with the Indiana loss, I felt there was no path to victory," he said Tuesday on Glenn Beck's radio program. "If that changes, we will certainly respond accordingly."
  • LIVE THREAD:West Virginia and Nebraska Primary Returns. May 10, 2016

    You are cordially invited to attend the West Virginia and Nebraska returns, tonight with your friends and neighbors here on Free Republic. TIME:When you feel like fixin' to attend between now and then ATTIRE:Anything you wish to wear Champagne will be served with a selection of appetizers and French desserts
  • West Virginia and Nebraska Get Out and Vote on Tuesday! We STILL NEED 1237! – West Virginia Polls

    05/08/2016 5:37:23 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 40 replies
    Tuesday is Primary day for West Virginia and Nebraska! People might be experiencing some confusion being that the GOP have said that Donald Trump is the “Presumptive” nominee. What does “Presumptive” mean?
  • Nebraska's Governor Ricketts endorses Trump after parents spent millions against him

    05/06/2016 5:24:27 PM PDT · by Innovative · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | May 6, 2016 | Sophie Tatum, CNN
    Some of the Ricketts family in Nebraska spent millions to defeat Donald Trump. Now the most high profile Ricketts is endorsing him. Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts on Friday put his support behind the presumptive Republican presidential nominee while appearing at a rally with him in Omaha, Nebraska. "Politics is run by the people that show up ... By showing up today, you have demonstrated you want to chart a new course for our country," Ricketts told the crowd in his introductory remarks for Trump. He urged them to "get behind our nominee" to prevent likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton from...
  • Ben Sasse and #NeverTrump’s Pedophile Problem

    05/06/2016 4:19:43 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 61 replies
    Danger and Play ^ | May 5, 2016 | Mike Cernovich
    Ben Sasse and the rest of the GOP elite claim Trump is a menace who must be stopped “on principle.” Sasse and others have criticized Trump for not disavowing racists quickly enough (even though Trump disavowed racists repeatedly). Sasse has a bigger problem – he supported a pedophile. Some suspect he used his position of authority to enable abuse. Ben Sasse was in charge of supervising underage boys, who were later abused by members of Congress. Ben Sasse was a tutor in the Congressional page program from 1996 to 1998. The Congressional page program brings underage boys to Congress to...
  • 2 Trump Rallies today:Omaha, NE @ 4pm CDT & Eugene, OR @ 7pm PDT

    05/06/2016 1:08:59 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 803 replies
    Today May 6th, 2016 Donald J. Trump for President Rally 'Make America Great Again' in OMAHA, NEBRASKA Werner Enterprises Hangar @ 4pm CDT. Omaha, Nebraska Omaha is the largest city in the state of Nebraska and the county seat of Douglas County. Omaha is located in the Midwestern United States on the Missouri River, about 10 miles (15 km) north of the mouth of the Platte River. Omaha is the anchor of the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area, which includes Council Bluffs, Iowa, across the Missouri River from Omaha. According to the 2010 census, Omaha's population was 408,958, making it the...
  • GOP senator [Sasse] calls for 'adult' third-party candidate

    05/05/2016 5:13:47 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 94 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/05/2016 | Jesse Byrnes
    Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) is calling for a third-party presidential candidate to emerge, saying there is no reason to believe that either of the two national front-runners "believe in limiting anything about DC's power." The conservative senator late Wednesday issued the call in a letter on Facebook to "the majority of Americans" who wonder why the U.S. "can't find a healthy leader who can take us forward together." "With Clinton and Trump, the fix is in. Heads, they win; tails, you lose. Why are we confined to these two terrible options? This is America. If both choices stink, we reject...
  • Anti-Trump forces ponder options, including a Sasse bid

    05/05/2016 11:45:17 AM PDT · by Innovative · 108 replies
    CNN ^ | May 5, 2016 | Tom LoBianco
    With Donald Trump now the presumptive Republican nominee, the various #NeverTrump forces are pondering everything Thursday from enlisting first-term Sen. Ben Sasse to avoiding the White House battle altogether. Sasse, a Nebraska Republican, has emerged as a central figure in the movement. He wrote a Facebook post early Thursday arguing for an alternative candidate to Trump and Clinton, which had garnered more than 6,400 likes by late morning. "Why shouldn't America draft an honest leader who will focus on 70% solutions for the next four years? You know ... an adult?" Sasse wrote.
  • Repubs Burn Registration Cards-Rally Behind #nevertrump-Prepare to Support Clinton to Block Trump

    05/04/2016 6:10:21 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 230 replies
    DaiLY Mail UK ^ | 5-4-16 | Cory Charlton
    A number of disappointed Republicans have torched their voter cards and declared support for the #nevertrump campaign after the billionaire businessman clinched the party nomination following Ted Cruz's resignation. Such is the resentment towards Trump, many are now readying themselves to vote for the Democrats despite being lifelong Republican supporters. Photographs of them burning their voter registration cards have appeared on social media, while others say they are prepared to vote for Hillary Clinton.
  • The tortured things GOP Senate candidates have said about Donald Trump, to date

    05/04/2016 5:06:30 AM PDT · by kevcol · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 4, 2016 | Amber Phillips
    But many senators left wiggle room to back away from Trump if necessary; Sen. Rob Portman (Ohio), who is in a tough reelection battle back home, said he intends to support the nominee "unless something crazy happens." And according to our March survey, at least 22 Republicans aren't sure or wouldn't say. Newly minted Indiana GOP nominee Todd Young hasn’t said anything we could find about whether he'd support Trump. Only one Republican senator — Sen. Ben Sasse (Neb.) — has said clearly that he won't be on Team Trump.
  • Ben Sasse: I said I was #NeverTrump and I meant it [R-NE]

    05/04/2016 8:37:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 88 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 4, 2016 | Allahpundit
    I remember grassroots conservatives celebrating when he was elected two years ago because it meant adding another Republican to the Senate who takes his principles seriously. Now here’s Sasse last night reiterating that he takes his principles seriously enough not to vote for a big-government liberal just because he’s the party’s nominee and he’ll be excoriated for it. Oh well. The principled choice is rarely the popular one.
  • Tiny Nebraska Town Says No to 1,100 Jobs, Citing Way of Life

    05/02/2016 4:25:57 PM PDT · by seacapn · 76 replies
    ABC News/Associated Press ^ | May 2, 2016 | Scott McFetridge
    Half-ton pickup trucks crowd the curb outside the One Horse Saloon, a neon Coors Light sign in the window and rib-eye steaks on the menu, but otherwise Nickerson, Nebraska, is nearly silent on a spring evening, with only rumbling freight trains interrupting bird songs. Regional economic development officials thought it was the perfect spot for a chicken processing plant that would liven up the 400-person town with 1,100 jobs, more than it had ever seen. When plans leaked out, though, there was no celebration, only furious opposition that culminated in residents packing the fire hall to complain the roads couldn't...
  • Nebraska Just Abolished Civil Forfeiture, Now Requires A Criminal Conviction To Take Property

    04/20/2016 12:16:36 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 25 replies
    Forbes ^ | April 20, 2016 | Nick Sibilla
    Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts signed a bill on Tuesday that eliminates civil forfeiture, which allows law enforcement to seize and keep property without filing charges or securing criminal convictions. The bill, LB 1106, passed the unicameral legislature last week by a vote of 38 to 8. Civil forfeiture has ensnared a wide swath of victims in Nebraska. A Peruvian pastor once had $14,000 seized during a traffic stop. Only after the local chapter of the ACLU intervened was he able to recover his cash. Last year, a federal appellate court upheld forfeiting more than $63,000 in savings from a decorated...
  • Ted Cruz Picks Up Nebraska Delegates over No Show Donald Trump

    04/14/2016 10:45:21 AM PDT · by House Atreides · 202 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 14, 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)97% can add Nebraska to his list of states where he’s out organized GOP frontrunner Donald Trump in collecting delegates. “Party officials say they saw virtually no organization by the mogul’s campaign last week when Republicans in all 93 Nebraska counties held local conventions. Those county conventions picked 800 delegates to May’s Nebraska state convention, where 33 delegates to the national convention in Cleveland will be selected,” Politico reports. “Because there was little resistance, many county conventions became Cruz pep rallies, according to interviews with party insiders and convention attendees.” “I didn’t see any Trump supporters,” said...
  • Trump’s missed opportunity (in Nebraska)

    04/13/2016 6:15:51 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 41 replies
    Politico ^ | April 13, 2016 | Kyle Cheney
    Another week gone, another opportunity lost for Donald Trump to pick up Republican National Convention delegates. Nebraska is tailor-made for Ted Cruz, and when the state holds its winner-take-all primary on May 10, party leaders say Trump is an all-but certain loser. Facing those dim prospects, Trump’s best hope in the state may have been to get a few of his supporters on the list of people who will fill those delegate slots — supporters who, in later rounds of voting at a contested convention, would be inclined to abandon Cruz and help Trump. But that’s where the billionaire appears...
  • Donald Trump Loses Weekend Delegate Fight in Five States

    04/10/2016 5:04:07 PM PDT · by Innovative · 225 replies
    Time Mag. ^ | Apr. 10, 2016 | Zeke J Miller
    Donald Trump’s effort to reset his campaign following defeat in Wisconsin showed no signs of paying off this weekend, as a series of technical failures by his campaign set his hopes back even further. From Thursday to Saturday, Trump suffered setbacks in Colorado, Iowa, Michigan, South Carolina and Indiana that raise new doubts about his campaign’s preparedness for the long slog of delegate hunting as the GOP race approaches a possible contested convention. He lost the battle on two fronts. Cruz picked up 28 pledged delegates in Colorado. In the other states, rival campaigns were able to place dozens of...
  • Drunk-driving illegal immigrant who killed straight-A college student was let go...

    04/07/2016 5:36:59 PM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 35 replies
    His blood alcohol content level at the time was .241, which is four times the legal limit to drive, WOWT reported. In addition, Mejia was driving on a suspended license and faces a motor vehicle homicide charge. Douglas County Judge Jeff Marcuzzo set Mejia's bail at 10 per cent of $50,000, which means he only had to post $5,000 cash to be released.
  • '2,800 ticking time bombs': Mosques in U.S. offer terrorists 'short cut to salvation,' expert says

    04/06/2016 7:17:40 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 04 April 2016 | Jonah Hicap
    The estimated 2,800 mosques in the United States are "ticking time bombs" for Islamic terrorism, according to experts. All U.S. states have at least one mosque each with California and New York topping the list with more than 500 mosques followed by Texas with more than 300 ... According to Dr. Mark Christian, president and founder of the Global Faith Institute, about 80 percent of the 2,800 U.S. mosques are under the supervision of the Muslim Brotherhood, whose goal is to make nations comply with Shariah law. "You have a new mosque opening every week in America," said Christian, a...
  • Officer Down

    04/01/2016 9:34:02 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 11 replies
    Omaha Sun-Times ^ | 03/27/16 | David Hendee
    Deuel County Deputy Sheriff Mike Hutchinson was ambushed and shot four times at close range while serving an arrest warrant in Big Springs on Dec. 3. He is alive today because of a series of extraordinary coincidences, good fortune, and the heroic efforts of others.
  • Homeland Security names illegal immigrant to 10 most wanted fugitives list

    03/31/2016 6:33:08 AM PDT · by kevcol · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 30, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    Homeland Security officials Wednesday named an illegal immigrant whom police accuse of killing a young woman in a drunken-driving accident to their list of 10 most wanted fugitives, hoping to capture a man who’s become a black eye for immigration agents. Agents failed to respond in February to pick up Eswin Mejia, 19, after he was charged with vehicular homicide by Omaha, Nebraska, authorities. . . . ICE Director Sarah Saldana appeared to stumble in testimony to Congress about the incident, saying that agents would have responded if the victim of the crash, 21-year-old Sarah Root, had already died, rather...
  • ICE Director Shirks Responsibility: Woman’s Death At Hands of Illegal Immigrant Was ‘After the Fact’

    03/17/2016 4:31:29 PM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    Townhall ^ | Mar 17, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    In January, Eswin Mejia, reported to be an illegal immigrant, went street racing in Omaha, Nebraska and caused a fatal car crash, killing 21-year-old Sarah Root. The Omaha police alerted Immigration and Customs Enforcement authorities and they took Mejia into custody. He was released on $5,000 bail and has not been seen since.
  • With Our Principles PAC, Conservatives and Establishment Jointly Target Donald Trump

    03/16/2016 4:39:53 AM PDT · by detective · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Mar 2016 | Ken Klukowski
    Conservative heavyweights joined forces with establishment figures to form Our Principles PAC, a super-PAC focused on persuading Americans of why Donald Trump is a deadly threat to conservatism who should not be the Republican nominee.
  • Ben Sasse says it's 'highly unlikely' that Trump will be Republican nominee

    03/15/2016 8:36:44 AM PDT · by kevcol · 61 replies
    Omaha World-Herald ^ | March 15, 2016 | Joseph Morton
    A recent poll by Victory Processing asked Nebraskans about Trump and Sasse. The poll's questions appeared aimed at gauging how Sasse's stance is playing with his constituents. The results of the poll are not publicly available, nor is it clear who commissioned the poll. The Nebraska Public Service Commission shows Victory Processing as having the same Grand Rapids, Michigan, address as Victory Phones, a vendor that Sasse's Senate campaign used for polling, fundraising and other services.
  • Ex-Black Panther convicted in officer's death dies in prison (David Rice)

    03/13/2016 5:19:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 13, 2016 3:44 PM EDT
    One of two former Black Panthers convicted in the 1970 bombing death of an Omaha police officer has died in prison. Nebraska Department of Correctional Services spokesman Andrew Nystrom said David Rice died around midnight Saturday at the state penitentiary in Lincoln. […] The 68-year-old Rice, who had changed his name to Mondo we Langa, was convicted along with fellow Black Panther Edward Poindexter in the death of officer Larry Minard. Authorities say they lured police to a house with a 911 call, then detonated a homemade bomb that killed Minard. …
  • Rank and File Republicans Tell Party Elites: We’re Sticking With Donald Trump

    03/05/2016 7:41:31 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 111 replies
    New York Times ^ | MARCH 4, 2016
    From Michigan to Louisiana to California on Friday, rank-and-file Republicans expressed mystification, dismissal and contempt regarding the instructions that their party's most high-profile leaders were urgently handing down to them: Reject and defeat Donald J. Trump. Their angry reactions, in the 24 hours since Mitt Romney and John McCain urged millions of voters to cooperate in a grand strategy to undermine Mr. Trump's candidacy, have captured the seemingly inexorable force of a movement that still puzzles the Republican elite and now threatens to unravel the party they hold dear. In interviews, even lifelong Republicans who cast a ballot for Mr....
  • Rank and File Republicans Tell Party Elites: We’re Sticking With Donald Trump

    03/04/2016 7:45:34 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 92 replies
    NY Times ^ | 3/4/16 | MICHAEL BARBARO, ASHLEY PARKER and JONATHAN MARTIN
    From Michigan to Louisiana to California on Friday, rank-and-file Republicans expressed mystification, dismissal and contempt regarding the instructions that their party’s most high-profile leaders were urgently handing down to them: Reject and defeat Donald J. Trump. Their angry reactions, in the 24 hours since Mitt Romney and John McCain urged millions of voters to cooperate in a grand strategy to undermine Mr. Trump’s candidacy, have captured the seemingly inexorable force of a movement that still puzzles the Republican elite and now threatens to unravel the party they hold dear. In interviews, even lifelong Republicans who cast a ballot for Mr....
  • Rank and File Republicans Tell Party Elites: We’re Sticking With Donald Trump

    03/05/2016 5:22:56 PM PST · by Innovative · 31 replies
    NY Times ^ | MARCH 4, 2016March 5, 2016 | MICHAEL BARBARO, ASHLEY PARKER and JONATHAN MARTIN
    From Michigan to Louisiana to California on Friday, rank-and-file Republicans expressed mystification, dismissal and contempt over the instructions that their party’s most high-profile leaders were urgently handing down to them: Reject and defeat Donald J. Trump. Their angry reactions, in the 24 hours since Mitt Romney and John McCain urged millions of voters to cooperate in a grand strategy to undermine Mr. Trump’s candidacy, have captured the seemingly inexorable force of a movement that still puzzles the Republican elite and now threatens to unravel the party they hold dear. In interviews, even lifelong Republicans who cast a ballot for Mr....
  • (Vanity) Does Sen. Ben Sasse want Hillary choosing Justices? (He won't vote GOP if it's Trump)

    02/29/2016 8:53:39 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 86 replies
    Feb 29 | WilliamIII
    This arrogant smirking Nebraska Senator calls himself a "conservative" but says he won't support the GOP for presidency if Trump is the nominee. So if Sasse gets his way, Hillary will choose the new Supreme Court justices. In other words, if Sen. Sassy gets his way, Goodbye religious liberty. Goodbye Second Amendment. And if Sen. Sassy Smirky gets his way, with Hillary in the White House, there'll be no more chance of repealing Obamacare than right now. Thank you, Sen. Ben Smirk, "R" Nebraska. Cornhustker voters need to remember like Elephants, and boot this Hillary-enabler out of office in four...
  • Trump, GOP set sights on 4 states; Clinton, Sanders battle

    03/05/2016 1:21:00 PM PST · by Innovative · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 5, 2016 | Nancy Benac and Roxana Hegeman | AP
    Eager to lock up the GOP nomination without a convention fight, Donald Trump battled Saturday to pad his lead in the delegate count as four more states delivered verdicts on the fractious Republican race for president. Democrats in three states were choosing between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Saturday’s GOP races in Maine, Kansas, Kentucky and Louisiana and Democratic contests in Nebraska, Kansas and Louisiana were largely overshadowed by Super Tuesday contests in the rear-view mirror and critical contests soon to come. But with front-runner Trump yet to win states by the margins he’ll need in order to secure the...
  • Okay Nebraska, are you ready to caucus?

    03/05/2016 11:23:02 AM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    wowt.com ^ | March 5, 2016 | Don Granese
    OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - The Nebraska Democratic Caucuses get started Saturday, only the second time the state's Democrats have divided their delegates this way. Former President Bill Clinton spoke Friday on behalf of wife Hillary to about 700 people at The Waiting Room nightclub in Benson, with many more in an overfill room. Meanwhile, plenty of people are ready to caucus. “I like how the Democrats actually talk about the issues rather than talking about each other's manhood,” said Chase Ilsey, a Hillary Clinton supporter. Bernie Sanders' national press secretary was also in town. “He has the experience to know...
  • Judiciary Chairmen: Illegal Immigrant Drunk Drivers Who Kill, Injure Americans Released

    03/03/2016 2:10:13 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Mar 201610 | CAROLINE MAY
    The Chairmen of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees sounded a tone of outrage this week at an Obama administration policy that has allowed for the release of at least three criminal aliens charged with drunk driving and implicated in the murder and severe injury of Americans this year. “This careless policy is a clear and unmistakable message to the American people that this Administration has decided that their safety and security are far less important than ensuring that illegally present aliens with no regard for the law will remain in this country without any legal consequences whatsoever,” House Judiciary...