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  • Keith Ellison on Keystone XL Pipeline: Send it through Vancouver if it’s so great

    11/21/2014 7:06:35 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 24 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | November 19, 2014 | Tom Howell Jr.
    One Democratic congressman is so opposed to the Keystone XL Pipeline that he wouldn’t vote for it even if his party got a minimum-wage bump from Republicans in exchange. “I wouldn’t make that trade,” Rep. Keith Ellison, Minnesota Democrat, told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” of a hypothetical raise to $9.50 per hour. Senate Democrats late Tuesday filibustered a measure to green-light the contentious oil pipeline from Canada to the Gulf Coast, potentially dooming the chances of party colleague Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana and underscoring the power of the pro-environment caucus. Republicans vowed to put President Obama’s veto pen to the...
  • Lawsuit by Nebraska Landowners May Decide Keystone Pipeline’s Fate (Eminent Domain)

    11/20/2014 11:34:43 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 43 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | November 20, 2014 | Amy Harder
    LINCOLN, Neb.— For all the angst and anger over the Keystone XL pipeline in Washington, the project’s fate may lie here in Nebraska, where disgruntled landowners are challenging a state law that officials used to approve the pipeline’s path through their property. After the U.S. Senate rejected a measure to approve the project Tuesday, Republicans who will control the chamber in January said it would be one of the first items on their agenda next year. A more immediate hurdle, though, is the Nebraska suit, which encompasses much of the legal and emotional core of the battle over Keystone. “I...
  • Could Obama cut deal on Keystone pipeline? Don't rule it out

    11/19/2014 10:45:44 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 18 replies
    Returers ^ | 11/19 | Steve Holland and Roberta Rampton
    President Barack Obama might be open to using the Keystone pipeline as leverage with Republicans if they cooperate on other aspects of his long-stalled domestic agenda, such as investing in infrastructure, closing tax loopholes or reducing carbon emissions. After years of fighting over TransCanada's crude oil pipeline from Canada, a Keystone deal is not entirely out of the question, sources inside the administration and others close to the White House told Reuters on Tuesday. With the Senate's narrow defeat of a Keystone bill on Tuesday, Obama avoided the awkward position of possibly vetoing a bill supported by members of his...
  • TransCanada Showcases Automation on Keystone XL Pipeline

    11/19/2014 5:11:04 AM PST · by thackney · 4 replies
    Automation World ^ | November 14, 2014 | Aaron Hand
    Six years into a wait for the approvals to operate the newest section of the Keystone Pipeline system, TransCanada has already spent $2.4 billion on the project. TransCanada had hoped that it would have the permits for its Keystone XL pipeline within two years, since the first phase of the Keystone Pipeline system was reviewed and approved in 23 months. But it’s been more than six years since TransCanada filed its application to build the Keystone XL expansion, and it has still not been approved. Facing environmental pressures from his liberal base if he approves the pipeline and strife from...
  • Surgeon with Ebola died, Nebraska hospital says

    11/17/2014 5:51:59 AM PST · by george76 · 85 replies
    ap ^ | Nov 17, 2014
    Nebraska Medical Center said in a news release Monday that Dr. Martin Salia died as a result of the disease. Salia contracted Ebola while working as a surgeon in Sierra Leone. He arrived Saturday to be treated at the Omaha hospital
  • 'Extremely Critical' Ebola Patient Arrives in Nebraska Hospital

    11/17/2014 5:32:00 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/16/14 | Dr. Susan Berry
    A surgeon judged to be in “extremely critical condition” with the Ebola virus traveled from his native Sierra Leone and arrived at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha on Saturday.
  • Keystone left behind as Canadian crude pours into U.S.

    11/16/2014 7:45:16 AM PST · by george76 · 28 replies
    National Post ^ | November 14, 2014
    Delays of the Keystone XL pipeline are providing little obstacle to Western Canadian oil producers getting their crude to the U.S. Gulf Coast, with shipments set to more than double next year. The volume of Canadian crude processed at Gulf Coast refineries could climb to more than 400,000 barrels a day in 2015 from 208,000 in August, according to Jackie Forrest, vice president of Calgary-based ARC Financial Corp. The increase comes as Enbridge Inc.’s Flanagan South and an expanded Seaway pipeline raise their capacity to ship oil by as much as 450,000 barrels a day. Canadian exports to the Gulf...
  • An Obama veto of Keystone XL could be pretty unpopular

    11/15/2014 7:33:34 AM PST · by thackney · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 13, 2014 | Aaron Blake
    President Obama is fond of telling Congress that it should pass things with the overwhelming support of the American people, including (among other things) comprehensive immigration reform, increasing the minimum wage, and increasing gun background checks. And yet, Obama could soon be in a position of vetoing something with a similar amount of support: the Keystone XL pipeline. Poll after poll has shown support for Keystone is somewhere between very strong and overwhelming. A Pew Research Center survey this month showed support for the project at nearly two-to-one, 59 percent to 31 percent. And that was about the lowest level...
  • Hagel blasts states on same-sex benefits policy (Pvt Bagel is mad sodomites not treated "equal"

    10/31/2013 5:47:39 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 7 replies
    http://www.mycenturylink.com ^ | October 31, 2013 | ROBERT BURNS
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Thursday sharply criticized U.S. states that are defying the Pentagon by refusing to allow National Guard facilities to issue ID cards that enable same-sex spouses of military members to claim benefits. "This is wrong," Hagel said in remarks prepared for delivery in New York.
  • What Do John Kerry, Chuck Hagel, and John Brennan Have in Common?

    01/22/2013 5:33:02 AM PST · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | January 22, 2013 | Morton A. Klein and Daniel Mandel
    President Obama spent his first term pushing from power long-standing Arab allies in Egypt and Tunisia; seeking to engage the now blood-soaked Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad; pulling his punches against Iran’s nuclear program; and putting “daylight” between his administration and Israel. Now for his second term, he has nominated for the highest posts bearing on the Middle East three figures who give the strongest indication we can expect much more of the same – John Kerry for State, Chuck Hagel for Defense and John Brennan for the CIA. Kerry opposed Congress’ 2009 hold on appointing an ambassador to a regime...
  • Hagel Approval Rating Just 26 Percent Among National Security Workers, Troops

    11/08/2014 4:30:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Defenceone.com ^ | November 7, 2014 | Gordon Lubold
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has just a 26 percent approval rating among individuals currently serving within the national security community, according to findings from a new survey commissioned by Defense One. The findings come as scrutiny on the Obama administration’s handling of the war in Iraq and Syria grows. At the same time, a variety of media reports hint that President Barack Obama, himself trailing in the polls after a poor showing for the Democrats in Tuesday’s election, is considering a shake-up of his national security staff. That could include Hagel. The “Defense One National Security Survey” released Friday found...
  • How Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel Steals From His Soldiers

    01/11/2014 6:03:49 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 20 replies
    Military Watchdog ^ | 2 Jan 14 | Military Watchdog
    How Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel Steals from His Soldiers That is a tough charge, not made lightly. The Secretary of Defense is stealing earned but deferred income from his soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines. It is especially troubling because Hagel is a former Vietnam combat soldier and noncommissioned officer. He served in the infantry with valor and gallantry. He just stole $6 billion from his retiring or retired soldiers. No need to detail here the massive debt the nation has created and much of that from fighting mostly unfunded wars. No need to repeat the abundant and perpetual...
  • Hagel defends Obama from attacks

    07/27/2008 5:31:34 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 75 replies · 198+ views
    UPI ^ | 7/27/08
    WASHINGTON, July 27 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., Sunday defended presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama from recent political attacks. Hagel said during an appearance on CBS's "Face the Nation" that U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., the likely GOP nominee, was pushing the ethical envelope by questioning the Illinois senator's motivations for opposing the Iraq war. "I think John is treading on some very thin ground here when he impugns motives, when we start to get into, 'You're less patriotic than me' and 'I'm more patriotic.' I admire and respect John McCain; we talk often. John's better than...
  • Nebraska Jews Recall Senator Chuck Hagel as “Unfriendly” and “Unmovable” on Israel

    01/07/2013 5:41:51 AM PST · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | December 21, 2012
    Nebraska Jews Recall Senator Chuck Hagel as “Unfriendly” and “Unmovable” on Israel, “Didn’t Give a Damn About the Jewish Community” Former U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel speaks at a forum for the Law of the Sea Convention in Washington, D.C. Photo: Wikipedia. While former Nebraska Senator and likely Secretary of Defense nominee, Chuck Hagel, has drawn criticism in recent days over his foreign policy positions, and specifically his hostility to Israel, members of Nebraska’s Jewish community spoke to The Algemeiner about their experiences with him during his time in office. Former editor of the Omaha Jewish Press, Carol Katzman, who was...
  • Did you know the GOP now controls 66 of 99 state legislative houses?

    11/06/2014 8:18:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/6/2014 | Rick Moran
    Another underreported fact from Tuesday's election is the extraordinary night Republicans had in winning state legislative seats. The GOP now controls two thirds of state legislative houses – 66 of 99 (Nebraska's legislature is unicameral).  They upped the number of states where they control both house and senate to 24 – one more than they had before the election.  And according to this article in Vox, they cut the number of Democratic-held legislatures from 14 to 7. Republicans made historic gains in state legislatures in 2010. They held on in many states in 2012, or made up for losses...
  • Hoeven: Obama should approve Keystone XL

    11/06/2014 4:36:14 AM PST · by thackney · 10 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | November 5, 2014 | Jennifer A. Dlouhy
    President Barack Obama should demonstrate his commitment to working with Republicans in control of Congress by permitting the Keystone XL pipeline, Sen. John Hoeven said Wednesday. Hoeven and other Senate Republicans are making plans to advance a bill authorizing the controversial project early next year, as one of their first legislative moves after taking control of the chamber. While some Senate races are not yet decided, Hoeven, R-N.D., said he already counts at least 60 votes in favor of his legislation to approve the pipeline using Congress’ authority under the Foreign Commerce Clause of the Constitution. Although that’s enough votes...
  • Congressman Lee Terry concedes, defends record

    11/05/2014 2:26:50 PM PST · by SMGFan · 12 replies
    Nebraska Watchdog ^ | November 5, 2014
    LINCOLN, Neb. – Congressman Lee Terry conceded to Democrat Brad Ashford this afternoon, even as absentee ballots were still being counted in Omaha. During a brief press conference, Terry said serving for 16 years has been an honor and a blessing that will stay with him for the rest of his life.
  • GOP Chairman: Keystone XL will get approval if Republicans win Senate

    11/05/2014 5:03:57 AM PST · by thackney · 15 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | November 4, 2014 | Joshua Cain
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus predicted Tuesday that the GOP regaining control of the Senate would mean a signature from President Barack Obama on a bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. Getting approval for TransCanada’s pipeline, which has been waiting six years to break ground on the project, would be among the top priorities for a Republican-controlled Senate, Priebus told MSNBC’s Daily Rundown. “We will pass a budget in both chambers, number one, and we will pass the Keystone pipeline, number two,” Priebus said. “And I actually think the president will sign the bill on the Keystone pipeline...
  • Joe Garcia defeated in traditionally Cuban American Florida District, GOP Picks up seat

    11/04/2014 7:07:53 PM PST · by StopDemocratsDotCom · 3 replies
    This one was one of the most competitive races
  • 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....
  • Creighton University to offer same-sex benefits

    10/28/2014 6:30:37 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 23 replies
    KETV ^ | Oct 27, 2014
    OMAHA, Neb. —Creighton University will soon offer health benefits to legally married same-sex spouses of its employees despite the objections of the local Catholic archbishop. Creighton President Rev. Timothy Lannon announced the change Monday. He said 21 of the 28 Jesuit universities in the U.S. already offer similar benefits. Lannon said Creighton continues to support the Catholic Church's teaching about marriage. But he added the university is taking this step to meet the needs of its employees and remain competitive with other universities that already offer similar benefits. Lannon outlined the decision in a letter sent to trustees. Below is...
  • Nebraska Dem Uses Coma Patient as Prop in Political Ad

    10/27/2014 11:48:15 AM PDT · by tonyome · 9 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 10/23/2014 | Adam Kredo
    Democratic Nebraska Senate candidate Dave Domina is out with a new political ad that features a bedridden coma patient decked out in one of the campaign’s T-shirts.
  • Nebraska Dem Uses Coma Patient as Prop in Political Ad

    10/24/2014 4:42:27 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 12 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | october 23, 2014 | adam kredo
    Democratic Nebraska Senate candidate Dave Domina is out with a new political ad that features a bedridden coma patient decked out in one of the campaign’s T-shirts. The ad had raised questions about the ethics of using a coma patient to give the politician a boost in the polls. Domina, who is running against Republican challenger Ben Sasse, also has come under fire in recent weeks for his previous work defending a Nazi war criminal, whom Domina referred to as “honorable” in an interview with the Free Beacon. The ad in questions feature Pappillion, Nebraska resident Deborah Chinnow, and her daughter Jenna, who is...
  • LPS superintendent reacts to national attention directed at district's gender identity training

    10/13/2014 11:17:25 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 36 replies
    Lincoln Journal Star ^ | October 10, 2014 | Margaret Reist
    Lincoln Public Schools Superintendent Steve Joel pushed back Thursday against what he said was misinformed reaction to the district’s gender identity training by national commentators and news outlets... “Never once has anyone inside our system mandated that a teacher take (the words) ‘boys’ and ‘girls’ or ‘ladies’ and ‘gentlemen’ out of their interactions with children or interaction with adults. There’s no policy, there’s no procedure, there’s no changes being made to bathrooms in schools.” ... Among the advice in the handout was to avoid gendered terms like "girls" and "boys" and opt for gender neutral terms such as “campers” or...
  • Ebola Patient Needs $500,000 to Cover Medical Bills

    10/10/2014 11:37:46 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 74 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 15 hrs ago | Beth Braverman
    The 33-year-old freelance cameraman who contracted Ebola in Liberia is fighting for his life at the University of Nebraska Medical Center this week. He’s also racking up hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills. According to a GoFundMe campaign launched Monday by his friends, Ashoka Mukpo’s medical bills could run in excess of $500,000.
  • Nebraska Democrat Stands By Work Defending Nazi War Criminal

    10/09/2014 1:20:15 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 26 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 10-9-2014 | Adam Kredo
    October 9, 2014 Nebraska Democrat Stands By Work Defending Nazi War Criminal Democratic Senate Candidate Domina shared his ‘gift’ with ‘most wanted’ Nazi John ‘Ivan’ Kalymon By Adam Kredo Democratic Nebraska Senate candidate Dave Domina, in an interview with the Washington Free Beacon, stood by his work defending a former Nazi police officer stripped of his U.S. citizenship.Domina, who is trailing Republican Ben Sasse, said he did not balk when John Kalymon hired him in 2006 to fight the U.S. government, which was seeking to deport the former German-occupation police officer for lying about his past.“Mr. Kalymon lived an honorable...
  • Nebraska school district urges teachers to be more inclusive, stop referring to “boys and girls”

    10/08/2014 7:34:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/08/2014 | AllahPundit
    Via Katherine Timpf of NRO, I’m 90 percent sure this is a hoax. No, wait, let me rephrase: I would be 90 percent sure this is a hoax, if not for the fact that the school superintendent confirmed on a local radio show that these materials were handed out to teachers at one Lincoln-area middle school. Repeat: Middle school.Oh well. High time America’s 10-year-olds started considering whether they’re cis or trans.The recommendations about intervening when an androgynous child is being bullied are fine, but c’mon. This isn’t real, is it?I can’t read those italicized parts without hearing Mike Judge...
  • U.S. Journalist With Ebola Being Evacuated Freelancer Being Evacuated From Liberia to Nebraska

    10/03/2014 6:12:10 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 86 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10/03/14 | Drew Hinshaw, Lukas I. Alpert and Jennifer Levitz
    MONROVIA, Liberia—Ashoka Mukpo, an American freelance journalist diagnosed with Ebola, and the NBC News team he worked with here will be flown to the U.S., as the epidemic sweeping West Africa continues to have international repercussions. Mr. Mukpo is scheduled to be picked up Sunday night in Liberia and will be transported to the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, his father, Mitchell Levy, said Friday
  • Thompson: Associate of Dallas Ebola patient under close monitoring ( second case )

    10/01/2014 8:28:24 AM PDT · by george76 · 105 replies
    WFAA ^ | October 1, 2014 | Marjorie Owens
    DALLAS — Due to close contact with a patient diagnosed with the Ebola virus, a second person is under the close monitoring of health officials as a possible second patient, said the director of Dallas County's health department Wednesday morning in an interview with WFAA. Zachary Thompson, the director of Dallas County Health and Human Services, says all those who've been in close contact with the diagnosed patient are being monitored as a precaution. However, Thompson pointed to one person in particular as a potential second case. "Let me be real frank to the Dallas County residents, the fact that...
  • St. Patrick Hospital 1 of 4 sites in U.S. ready for Ebola patients ( Montana )

    09/30/2014 12:11:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Missoulian ^ | Sep 30, 2014 | Rob Chaney
    There are four places in the United States set up to handle a patient sickened by the Ebola virus, and Missoula is one of those. .... And any hospital equipped to care for a tuberculosis patient can care for an Ebola patient, according to Dr. George Risi, an infectious disease specialist who recently returned from spending 20 days in a Sierra Leone Ebola ward. Accompanied by St. Patrick’s intensive care nursing director Kate Hurley, Risi helped local clinic staff care for up to 95 patients at a time. While untreated Ebola kills more than 70 percent of its victims, more...
  • Sasse stumbles on NRA question days after being endorsed

    09/27/2014 10:05:42 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 15 replies
    Nebraska Watchdog ^ | 9-18-14 | Deena Winter
    LINCOLN, Neb. — There were few surprises during Sunday’s U.S. Senate debate, except when the frontrunner, GOP nominee Ben Sasse, seemed to stumble on a question about gun rights just days after being endorsed by the National Rifle Association. Sasse earned the highest NRA rating a candidate can get without a voting record, and marked the group’s only endorsement in the general election. But he seemed confused when asked a question about background checks at gun shows by Colleen Williams, anchor for NTV, an ABC affiliate in Kearney. Here’s what she asked: “With countless national incidents, high profile shootings in...
  • TAPS and Keystone Have Similar Environmental Issues But One Critical Difference

    09/25/2014 9:46:00 AM PDT · by thackney · 4 replies
    Oil Pro ^ | 9/25/2014 | Allen Brooks
    The proposed 1,200-mile Keystone XL pipeline from Hardisty, Alberta, Canada to Steele City, Nebraska may be the second most famous crude oil pipeline in American history after the 800-mile Trans-Alaska Pipeline. One has yet to be built while the other has been operating since 1977, but the two pipelines share a common history marked by environmental controversy in its approval process. The TAPS line, as the Trans-Alaska Pipeline became known as, was proposed in 1969 to move the recently discovered Alaskan North Slope oil to the Lower 48 market via tanker from the Port of Valdez. The Prudhoe Bay oil...
  • In US, huge grain crops spell headache for farmers

    09/22/2014 5:36:25 AM PDT · by redgolum · 77 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 21, 2014 | Juliette Michel
    New York (AFP) - US corn and soybean crops could break records this year, but for farmers the bounty has a dark side: falling prices and a logistics nightmare getting crops to market. "It is not an exact science but when we look at the fields, it looks like it is going to be a big crop," said John Reifsteck, a corn and soybean farmer in Champaign, Illinois, a Midwest farm belt state.
  • In Lincoln, chief justice says law, not politics, drives Supreme Court’s rulings (John Roberts: NE)

    09/20/2014 11:52:06 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 63 replies
    Omaha World-Herald ^ | Friday, September 19, 2014 2:30 PM | Joe Duggan
    While political partisanship flourishes in the halls of Congress, it has no place in the chambers of the U.S. Supreme Court, the chief justice said Friday in remarks to Nebraska law students. Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. said he worries that the partisan rancor of the age has skewed the public understanding of the court’s role in government. During a 55-­minute talk at the University of Nebraska College of Law, he stressed that the rule of law, rather than politics, drives the court’s decisions. “We are not Democrats and Republicans in how we go about it,” he told an audience...
  • Nebraska Lt. Gov. Heidemann Resigns Office, Ticket

    09/09/2014 9:35:32 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | 09/09/2014 | AP
    Nebraska Lt. Gov. Lavon Heidemann resigned from office and ended his candidacy Tuesday, one day after a judge granted a protection order to keep him away from his sister, who accused him of assault. Heidemann announced his resignation at the Capitol alongside Gov. Dave Heineman. The Elk Creek farmer also stepped down as the running mate of Republican gubernatorial candidate Pete Ricketts. Heidemann said he disagrees with the statements made about him, but decided not to fight to remain in office. "After much thought, discussion and prayer, I have decided that for the good of my family, for the office...
  • Musings: After Hiatus, Keystone XL Pipeline Battle Resumed Friday

    09/09/2014 9:17:30 AM PDT · by thackney · 7 replies
    PPHB via Rig Zone ^ | September 09, 2014 | G. Allen Brooks
    In the chambers of the Nebraska Supreme Court in Omaha, a hearing was held Friday about the decision by Lancaster County District Judge Stephanie F. Stacy claiming that the law under which the state’s governor had approved the route of the Keystone XL pipeline was unconstitutional. The judge, in a case brought by three landowners, decided that LB1161, the law passed by the state’s legislature at the end of its session in 2011 that shifted the approval of the pipeline route from the state’s Public Service Commission (PSC) to the governor, was unconstitutional, and as such the judge instituted a...
  • Big money flows to top brass of pipe welders union

    09/08/2014 9:37:55 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Watchdog ^ | September 8, 2014 | Arthur Kane
    A Tulsa, Okla.,-based plumbers and pipe welders union is clearly flush with cash, as a dozen of their top officials made more than $200,000 last year, federal records show. Plumbers AFL-CIO Local Union 798 paid business manager Daniel Hendrix $280,000 and financial secretary/treasurer Wade Pilgreen $272,000 in fiscal 2013, according to disclosures the union filed with the U.S. Department of Labor. ... Hendrix said his pipe fitters make about $50 an hour and work at least a 60-hour a week plus expenses, and the union staff is compensated at a similar rate for their roughly 80-hour work weeks. A person...
  • Nebraska Medical Center to treat Boston doctor with Ebola

    09/04/2014 3:12:30 PM PDT · by Big Red Clay · 21 replies
    Omaha World Herald ^ | 09/04/2014 | From staff and wire reports
    University of Nebraska Medical Center Chancellor Jeffrey Gold said during a Thursday press conference that the Nebraska Medical will treat a patient with Ebola virus. The patient is Dr. Rick Sacra, a missionary who was serving in Liberia, according to SIM, a North Carolina-based charity. He is expected to arrive Friday morning at the med center's Nebraska Biocontainment Patient Care Unit, Gold said. Gold said the med center was contacted 48 hours ago by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services about treating an Ebola patient. "The biocontainment unit is built for this sort of event," Dr. Phil Smith...
  • Democratic Senate candidate got rich — very rich — while looking out for the little guy

    08/22/2014 3:23:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Deena Winter
    Democratic Senate nominee Dave Domina bills himself as a champion of the little guy, but his financial disclosure shows he is fabulously wealthy. Dave Domina Domina is one of the most prominent trial lawyers in the state and worth between $20 million and $82 million, according to the financial disclosure forms he submitted to the secretary of the U.S. Senate.His net worth could be much higher, since he valued two farms owned by his spouse or dependent at “over $1 million,” and candidates aren’t required to report the value of their personal residences. It’s difficult to pinpoint his precise net...
  • Willie Nelson, Neil Young headlining anti-Keystone XL pipeline concert

    08/18/2014 4:33:02 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 57 replies
    Topeka Capital-Journal ^ | August 18, 2014
    NELIGH, Neb. — Willie Nelson and Neil Young will headline a concert next month in a Nebraska cornfield organized by opponents of a proposed pipeline that would carry oil from Canada south to the Gulf Coast. Bold Nebraska said Monday the concert will be held Sept. 27 on a farm near Neligh in northeast Nebraska. Tickets go on sale Wednesday.
  • Group files complaint over UNO statement urging end to 'demonization' of unaccompanied migrant kids

    08/12/2014 11:48:25 AM PDT · by NEMDF · 1 replies
    Omaha World Herald ^ | August 12, 2014 | Kate Howard
    A Nebraska conservative group filed a complaint last week against the University of Nebraska at Omaha after taking issue with a statement its researchers issued on unaccompanied children entering the United States. The statement, issued jointly by UNO’s Office of Latino/Latin American Studies and The Heartland Workers Center, called for an end to the “demonization” of children fleeing from Mexico and Central America and for Congress to reject measures that would roll back protections for the children. The statement initially included a call for action and the phone numbers for lawmakers.
  • A Dozen States File Suit Against New Coal Rules

    08/02/2014 7:55:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 1, 2014 | By CORAL DAVENPORT
    Twelve states filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration on Friday seeking to block an Environmental Protection Agency proposal to regulate coal-fired power plants in an effort to stem climate change. The plaintiffs are led by West Virginia and include states that are home to some of the largest producers of coal and consumers of coal-fired electricity. The suit was filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. The other plaintiffs are Alabama, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota and Wyoming. The E.P.A. rule, announced by President Obama on June...
  • Amid Wave Of Child Immigrants, Reports Of Abuse By Border Patrol

    07/24/2014 11:20:54 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    Nebraska PBS & NPR Stations ^ | July 24, 2014 | by John Burnett, NPR
    Some of the immigrant children crossing the border say they are being subjected to abusive and inhumane treatment in U.S. Border Patrol stations in South Texas. This includes frigid holding rooms, sleep deprivation, verbal and psychological abuse, inadequate food and water, denial of medical care, and worse. Dozens of children have come forward to make complaints against Customs and Border Protection officers. The agency responds that any complaints are the result not of mistreatment, but of its stations being overwhelmed by the surge of minors.Inside 'Las Hieleras' The complaints center on what happens inside the group holding cells that immigrants...
  • Slain Omahan's relative says immigration crackdown might have prevented her death

    A relative of an elderly Omaha woman who was raped and killed last year said Saturday that the brutal crime may have been prevented if the United States strictly enforced immigration laws. “What we’d like to have is the federal government to secure our borders,” said Bill Hartzell, 60, of Council Bluffs. “There’s a chance my grandmother would be still alive if our borders were secured.” Hartzell is the husband of Teresa Hartzell, a granddaughter of 93-year-old Louise Sollowin. Sollowin died three days after Sergio Martinez- Perez, a Mexico native in the U.S. illegally, broke into her South Omaha home,...
  • Sen. Fischer: increase Russian sanctions in wake of Malaysian jet crash

    07/23/2014 1:20:27 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies
    nebraskaradionetwork.com ^ | July 23, 2014 | Brent Martin
    Sen. Deb Fischer supports increased sanctions against Russia in wake of the downing of a Malaysian commercial flight over Ukraine. Fischer acknowledges much isn’t yet known about the doomed flight, except that it was shot down by a missile fired from territory occupied by pro-Russia separatists. Fischer says the U.S. must go beyond sanctions and lend support to Ukraine. “I believe our goal must be to help the Ukrainians regain control of their country and that means providing them with assistance and holding Russia accountable for its actions,” Fischer tells Nebraska reporters during a conference call. Accident investigators have yet...
  • Immigration arrests at Southwest border play out far afield

    07/18/2014 6:47:16 AM PDT · by NEMDF · 1 replies
    Omaha World Herald ^ | 07/18/2014 | Cody Winchester
    To help handle a recent spike in migrant traffic on the Southwest border, federal immigration officials are stepping up transfers of detainees to some jails farther inland, including Nebraska. On June 30, for example, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement chartered a flight from San Antonio for 73 people taken into custody at the border. Their destination: Omaha — specifically, the Douglas County Correctional Center downtown.
  • Neb. Governor: Feds ‘Conducting Secret Operation’ Placing Immigrants In States Without Officials'...

    07/15/2014 8:46:53 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 30 replies
    CBSDC/AP ^ | 7/15/2014 | CBSDC/AP
    LINCOLN, Neb. (CBSDC/AP) — Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman believes federal authorities are conducting secret operations by sending immigrant children into states without the knowledge of state officials. Heineman told Fox News he learned from Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb., that 200 unaccompanied immigrant children were placed with relatives or sponsors in the state. Heineman says no federal officials notified them that would be happening. “We want to know the names of those individuals, who their sponsor is. Is their sponsor legal? What communities did you send them to? Why are they conducting a secret operation, essentially, transporting them all over the...
  • Department of Justice now involved in story of man who built Obama-mocking parade float

    07/14/2014 9:28:22 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 49 replies
    This is heinous— a betrayal so blatant of American values so fundamental I have trouble wrapping my mind around it: The U.S. Department of Justice has joined the discussions over a controversial float in the Norfolk Independence Day parade. The department sent a member of its Community Relations Service team, which gets involved in discrimination disputes, to a Thursday meeting about the issue. Also at the meeting were the NAACP,
  • Nebraska governor wants names of migrant children in his state

    07/14/2014 11:41:53 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 27 replies
    thehill.com ^ | July 14, 2014 | Mario Trujillo
    Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman (R) pressed the Obama administration Monday to give him the names of nearly 200 children in his state who had been apprehended entering the country illegally. "We want to know the names of those individuals, who their sponsor is, is their sponsor legal, what communities did you send them to," Heineman said. "Why are they conducting a secret operation essentially — transporting them all over the country, and now we learn to Nebraska, and the federal government won't tell us what is going on." The governor said on "Fox and Friends" that he learned from Nebraska...
  • Man misdiagnosed as delusional for 20 years sues

    07/13/2014 11:33:56 PM PDT · by Innovative · 25 replies
    Tri-City Herald ^ | July 12, 2014 | AP
    A man who spent nearly 20 years locked in a state psychiatric ward in Lincoln is suing doctors for malpractice, saying he was never mentally ill during his time there. He was sent to the Lincoln Regional Center that year. For the next 20 years, regional center doctors and others involved in Montin's treatment relied on information from initial police reports that said Montin was delusional, rather than court records that showed otherwise. But last year, a regional center psychiatrist found that it was medicine Montin had taken for his injured back that had led to a medication-induced psychosis. When...