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  • 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 ďNever TrumpĒ 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 ó 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, ďThe party will oppose any effort by an elected official to support a third party presidential candidate.Ē Ultimately, saying it helps Hillary Clinton... Trump overwhelming won the Nebraska primary-- which was the first after other candidates dropped out.
  • Hillary Pledges Open Borders, Levin Responds with Attack on Trumpís Tariffs

    05/14/2016 6:07:44 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 132 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 14 May 2016 | Julia Hahn
    Last week, Donald Trump met with the family members of Sarah Root, a beautiful, beaming 21-year-old girl slaughtered by an illegal alien in Nebraska the day after graduating from college with 4.0 GPA. Later that day, Trump warned, ďCrooked Hillary Clinton wants completely open borders.Ē Indeed, a review of Clintonís campaign website reveals that her immigration plan is even more radical than that of Barack Obama, who completely suspended enforcement of Americaís immigration law and printed hundreds of thousands of work permits for illegal aliens. However, a much more pressing topic seems to have triggered the passions of radio host...
  • 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
    UPDATEóóĖ #NEVERTRUMPER GOT THUMPEDó 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...
  • 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 GOPís 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 Trumpís most vocal Republican critics, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who suspended his presidential campaign in early May. Kasichís chief strategist John Weaver said the governor isnít interested in running an an independent. A Sasse spokesman declined to comment. But itís not looking to good for a late in the game third-party bid, according to the...
  • Trump declared winner in Nebraska

    What will Cruz and Beck do now??
  • Cruz: Hey, if I win the Nebraska primary I might re-start my campaign

    05/10/2016 11:29:03 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 53 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/10/16 | Dan Calabrese
    What? You probably didnít know there was a Republican primary in Nebraska today. Because the race is all over and Donald Trump is going to be the nominee. So itís academic, right? What difference does it make, right? Not so fast. Maybe Ted Cruz knows something you and I donít, but he seems to think thereís at least a chance he could somehow come out on top in Nebraska. And if he does? Er . . .
  • 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.
  • [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 Nebraskaís GOP primary Tuesday. Cruz, who ended his White House run last week, said he does not expect that to happen, but heís 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
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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 hereís Sasse last night reiterating that he takes his principles seriously enough not to vote for a big-government liberal just because heís the partyís nominee and heíll be excoriated for it. Oh well. The principled choice is rarely the popular one.
  • 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 hasnít said anything we could find about whether he'd support Trump. Only one Republican senator ó Sen. Ben Sasse (Neb.) ó has said clearly that he won't be on Team Trump.
  • 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 trooper shares unusual tale of pulling over sports car made of wood

    04/29/2016 10:33:15 AM PDT · by NEMDF · 56 replies
    Omaha World Herald ^ | 04/29/2016 | Courtney Brummer-Clark
    In 28 years with the Nebraska State Patrol, Trooper Bill Price said he's never encountered a car like the one he stopped Thursday afternoon. The car was completely made of wood. Yes, wood. Cedar to be exact.
  • Catholic Seminary Breaks Ground

    04/28/2016 5:28:23 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Seward Independent ^ | 4/27/16 | Emily Hemphill
    St. Gregory the Great Catholic Seminary in Seward is expanding to prepare more students for priesthood. The seminary held a ground-breaking ceremony April 24 to mark the beginning of a construction project that will add 11 student rooms, two priest suites, two classrooms and a science lab onto the existing building, located at 800 Fletcher Road in Seward. ďWeíve seen the steady growth the Lord has granted us. Weíve seen our faculty and staff grow,Ē St. Gregory Rector the Very Rev. Jeffrey R. Eickhoff said during the ceremony. In its 18 years of existence, the seminary has housed and taught...
  • 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 heís out organized GOP frontrunner Donald Trump in collecting delegates. ďParty officials say they saw virtually no organization by the mogulís campaign last week when Republicans in all 93 Nebraska counties held local conventions. Those county conventions picked 800 delegates to Mayís Nebraska state convention, where 33 delegates to the national convention in Cleveland will be selected,Ē Politico reports. ďBecause there was little resistance, many county conventions became Cruz pep rallies, according to interviews with party insiders and convention attendees.Ē ďI didnít see any Trump supporters,Ē said...
  • Planed Parenthood Caught Illegally Using Taxpayer Funds to Pay for Abortions

    04/06/2016 12:09:48 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | April 6, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    A Nebraska audit revealed this week that Planned Parenthood appears to have illegally funded its abortion practices with federal tax dollars in 2015, according to a state news report. The Omaha World-Herald reports state auditor Charlie Janssen discovered that Planned Parenthood of the Heartland used at least $3,500 in tax dollars for physicians fees, staff salaries and pathology work related to abortions in Nebraska. Federal law prohibits the money, which comes from a federal family planning program, from being used for abortions. ďIt appears Planned Parenthood of the Heartland provided abortion services but billed those services to the state as...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • ICE Director Responds to Senator Ben Sasse

    Family is trying to contact Senator Sasse now. According to ICE, now the illegal immigrant is a danger to society. I would also suggest to Senator Sasse that if he dislikes Trump, he and his colleagues should put a stop to the problem.
  • About That Anti Trump "War on Women" Ad, The People Behind it.

    03/15/2016 10:52:59 AM PDT · by Rational Thought · 47 replies
    The Anti Trump "War on Women" ad, being given tons of free air time by all the cable news channels, is from "Our Principles Pac", a Pac tied to Mitt Romney, and funded primarily by Marlene Ricketts. Marlene Ricketts is the owner of the Chicago Cubs, and mother of the current Nebraska Governor, Pete Ricketts. Her Husband, Joe Ricketts, is the founder of TD Ameritrade. http://www.inquisitr.com/2817315/marlene-ricketts-mystery-anti-donald-trump-donor-revealed-as-chicago-cubs-owner/ https://ballotpedia.org/Our_Principles_PAC
  • 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. [Ö] 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. Ö
  • 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. Saturdayís 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 heíll 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. ďI like how the Democrats actually talk about the issues rather than talking about each other's manhood,Ē said Chase Ilsey, a Hillary Clinton supporter. Bernie Sanders' national press secretary was also in town. ďHe has the experience to know...
  • Ben Sasse on not voting for Trump: ďThis is in some ways an 1860 momentĒ

    03/01/2016 10:31:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 1, 2016 | Allahpundit
    I'm starting to think this guy might not vote for Trump. Skip to 8:50 of the clip below for the interview. You already know where he stands on Trump if you read his Facebook post this morning, but the video's worth watching for a few reasons. One: Although Sasse acknowledges that Super Tuesday and March 15th will be "significant" in deciding the nominee, the unmistakable sense here is that it's going to be Trump and conservatives need to begin preparing for that reality. Is that a fair conclusion to draw? Given this AP report of early voting in Florida, I'm...
  • (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...
  • Sen. Ben Sasse: I Will Never Ever Vote for Trump

    02/29/2016 10:07:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 134 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 29, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) posted "An Open Letter to Trump Supporters" on his official Facebook page that outlined exactly why he will not be supporting Donald Trump this November if he were to be the nominee. He urged conservatives to find a third option to support if Trump were to land the party's nomination.(Emphasis added) My current answer for who I would support in a hypothetical matchup between Mr. Trump and Mrs. Clinton is: Neither of them. I sincerely hope we select one of the other GOP candidates, but if Donald Trump ends up as the GOP nominee, conservatives will...
  • Nebraska conservative senator won't back Trump in general

    02/28/2016 10:02:55 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 90 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 28, 2016 | Dan Friedman
    Sen. Ben Sasse, a Nebraska Republican, said Sunday that he is unlikely to support real estate developer Donald Trump in a general election. "If Trump becomes the Republican nominee my expectation is that I'll look for some 3rd candidate - a conservative option, a Constitutionalist," Sasse tweeted Sunday night. Sasse, a conservative former university president, has previously been sharply critical of Trump's views, arguing the former reality television star does not embrace the conservative principles of limited government and liberty. Sasse becomes the most prominent congressional Republican to announce plans to deny Trump his support. "Christians - recognizing threats vs...
  • Rare Earth Salts says tests are a success

    01/31/2016 9:01:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Beatrice Daily Sun ^ | January 29, 2016 | Scott Koperski, news editor
    Rare Earth Salts is one step closer to launching a pilot plant in Beatrice following an announcement this week that it has successfully tested a commercial-size "separation cell." The startup plans to use new techniques to harvest rare earth elements from would-be mining waste from around the world. A pilot program, a smaller-scale plant to demonstrate the feasibility of the process, has been in the works to harvest these rare earth elements. This plant would consist of several "cells" separating the elements. Company officials have been working with a single full-sized cell, and CEO Joseph Brewer said this cell produced...
  • Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse Responded To Donald Trump and It Was PERFECT

    01/29/2016 8:42:45 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 72 replies
    Redstate ^ | January 29, ,2016 | Dan McLaughlin
    Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse is one of the best new Senators elected in 2014, and we at RedState were proud to support him in the primaries. After keeping a low profile his first few months in the Senate, the 43 year old freshman has gradually been building a higher profile as a conservative reformer, and has recently started grilling Donald Trump on Twitter. Today, Trump fired back - and Sasse responded in kind, giving The Donald a taste of his own medicine. Sasse started bearing down on Trump on Sunday, beginning by noting - as many elected Republicans have -...
  • Proposed ‚Äėsex ed‚Äô curriculum infuriates parents in Omaha

    01/18/2016 11:51:13 AM PST · by wagglebee · 17 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/18/16 | Lisa Bourne
    OMAHA, Nebraska, January 18, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) ‚Äď A battle over sex education in Omaha schools roiling since last year is set to come to a head soon, with the district's board of education scheduled to vote this week on proposed new Comprehensive Sex Education (CSE) standards. The new standards are an effort to usurp parents as primary educators of their children, one parents' group says, and with the push for the standards involving Planned Parenthood and other objectionable groups, parents are crying foul. "Our children's souls are at risk," Mark Bonkiewicz of Nebraskans for Founders' Values told LifeSiteNews. "We're not...
  • Hillary's Christine O'Donnell Moment

    12/17/2015 1:41:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 17, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: So I just saw Fox News Channel here during the break, and I see a little headline the bottom of the screen: "Hillary Clinton Launching Charm Offensive to Win Over Republican Voters." Well, now, that's not possible. I mean, a charm offensive is not possible. Winning over Republican voters? Hell, anything's possible. You know what she said? She said, "I do not have horns," and everybody's applauding it. "Oh, man, look at Hillary! She's in Omaha. She's in Nebraska. She targeting Republicans. "She's claiming that she's on a charm offensive. She's gonna convert Republicans! She's assuring them...
  • Sheriff's deputy on ventilator, had surgeries after being shot four times

    12/06/2015 1:57:10 PM PST · by Mean Daddy · 27 replies
    Omaha World Herald ^ | December 6, 2015 | By David Hendee and Andrew J. Nelson / World-Herald staff writers
    Neil Stretesky came out the front door shooting when four western Nebraska law enforcement officers pulled up to his house on a dead-end street in Big Springs with arrest warrants. Deuel County Deputy Michael Hutchinson, who never fired his gun, was shot four times, suffering a serious abdomen wound, according to an account provided by Deuel County Attorney Joel Jay. Moments later, 66-year-old Stretesky ‚ÄĒ who was out of jail on an attempted first-degree murder charge in Colorado ‚ÄĒ lay mortally wounded, shot by Sheriff Scott DeCoste. Stretesky‚Äôs record and reputation were widely known and the reason why four lawmen...
  • Letter, 11/29: Open hearts, homes to refugees

    11/29/2015 8:50:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Lincoln Journal Star ^ | November 29, 2015 | Father Jerry Thompson, St. Mark's on the Campus Episcopal Church, Lincoln
    I was repulsed when I saw the front page of last Tuesday‚Äôs paper ("Ricketts joins governors calling to halt Syrian refugees," Nov. 16). I then read that Gov. Ricketts has joined a host of other governors asking the administration not to permit Syrian refugees into the United States ("Ricketts joins governors' letter to Obama on Syrian refugees," Nov. 20). A quotation from Ricketts letter said that ‚ÄúNebraska is a welcoming place for families seeking a home to live, work, and raise a family...‚ÄĚ Apparently his words are only true for people of European ethnic descent, like myself. If you are...
  • House votes to curb Syrian refugees, snubs Obama veto threat (veto-proof 289-137 margin)

    11/19/2015 12:26:21 PM PST · by xzins · 103 replies
    CNS ^ | November 19, 2015 | ALAN FRAM
    In a stinging rebuke to President Barack Obama by Republicans and Democrats, the House ignored a veto threat Thursday and overwhelmingly approved GOP legislation erecting fresh hurdles for Syrian and Iraqi refugees trying to enter the United States. Forty-seven Democrats joined all but two Republicans as the House passed the measure by a veto-proof 289-137 margin, a major setback to the lame duck president on an issue ‚ÄĒthe Islamic State group and the refugees fleeing it ‚ÄĒ that shows no signs of easing. The vote exceeded the two-thirds majority required to override a veto, and came despite a rushed, early...
  • 28 states refuse Syrian refugees - AL, MI, TX, LA, AR, IN, IL, MA, MS, OH, FL, WI, NC, AZ, ME, NH...

    11/16/2015 9:47:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 443 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 16, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    "Slamming the door in their faces would be a betrayal of our values," [Obama] said.Six Republican governors have announced that Syrian refugees won't be allowed to resettle in their states in the wake of last week's terrorist attacks in Paris. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley issued statements Sunday saying that they wanted to prioritize the safety of the residents in their states. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott; Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a GOP presidential candidate; Arkansas Gov. Gov. Asa Hutchinson; and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence joined them on Monday. "Michigan is a welcoming state and we are...
  • Late-game heroics help Huskers upset undefeated Spartans

    11/07/2015 8:54:36 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 21 replies
    Omaha World-Herald ^ | NOVEMBER 7, 2015 | By Jon Nyatawa
    LINCOLN ‚ÄĒ Finally. It was Nebraska's turn for some late-game heroics. The Huskers stunned undefeated Michigan State and snapped the Spartans' 12-game winning streak Saturday night with an improbable game-winning drive ‚ÄĒ covering 91 yards in 38 seconds ‚ÄĒ to earn a 39-38 victory. NU got the ball back without any timeouts trailing by five. And quarterback Tommy Armstrong went to work. He found Jordan Westerkamp for gains of 28 and 33 yards on back-to-back plays.
  • America's Largest Earthwork, Cahokia's Monks Mound, May Have Been Built in Only 20 Years, Study Says

    09/27/2015 12:35:21 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 38 replies
    Western Digs ^ | September 17, 2015 | Blake de Pastino
    It was ten stories tall, and wider at the base than the Empire State Building. And nearly a thousand years ago, it was the centerpiece of the continent's largest city north of Mexico. Today, the search to determine how native engineers built Monk's Mound -- North America's biggest prehistoric earthen structure -- has turned up some new and crucial, but very small, clues: the seeds and spores of ancient plants. An aerial view of Monks Mound, the largest prehistoric earthwork in North America. Researchers studying the giant platform mound at the heart of the settlement of Cahokia have studied its...
  • Brutal Omaha beatings go viral

    09/22/2015 9:23:34 AM PDT · by lacrew · 47 replies
    WIBW ^ | Sep 21, 2015 | Brandon Scott
    A brutal beating video has gone viral and now Omaha Police are investigating who's behind the chaos. The video shows dozens of people involved in a knock-down, drag-out fight at the Southside Terrace housing complex 28th and R in South Omaha. The complex is a public, low-income housing property. In the video, a woman is pulled to the ground, kicked in the face and stomach, repeatedly punched, and her attackers pull her hair. Later in the video several men are also attacked. WOWT 6 News spoke with Afiya Madut, a Southside Terrace resident who said fights aren't uncommon at the...
  • ISIS releases ĎKill Listí of US cities

    09/20/2015 7:17:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 173 replies
    News Near You ^ | September 20, 2015
    The Pentagon has responded to a globally-released ĎKill Listí, asking law enforcement to give extra protection for military personnel whose personal information was released,News Channel 10 reports. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports the Pentagon spent the weekend notifying the soldiers who appeared on the list, and urged city police departments and military police to increase patrol in the neighborhoods where the targeted live. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) published the list days ago, a report that contained names, photos, and home addresses of U.S. Armed Forces personnel, causing alarm in cities potentially at high-risk....
  • Cruz's second shutdown play rankles fellow Republicans

    09/10/2015 9:24:42 AM PDT · by VinL · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/10/15 | Burgess Everitt
    Ted Cruz says his hard-line strategy to defund Planned Parenthood and risk a government shutdown is about doing the ďright thingĒ and following through on Republicans' vows to conservative voters. But many of his Republican colleagues say itís really all about Cruz. Even some of his closest allies from past battlesó fellow tried and true tea party Republicans like Sen. Mike Lee of Utah ó arenít exactly jumping to join Cruzís latest crusade. Same goes for Cruzís onetime allies-turned-presidential rivals, Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and Rand Paul of Kentucky. As the Texas Republican prepares for a potentially decisive month...
  • Fight heating up over abortion in Nebraska

    09/02/2015 6:18:50 AM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    ketv.com ^ | Sep 01, 2015 | Dave Roberts
    BELLEVUE, Neb. óUndercover videos and the outrage that followed could lead to another big political battle in Nebraska; this time over abortion, and it may start with a Bellevue senator's new bill. The video clips claim to show Planned Parenthood discussing the sale of fetal body parts for financial gain. Sen. Tommy Garrett said if federal lawmakers won't de-fund the organization, he's going to stop Planned Parenthood from collecting fetuses before they sell them. The Center for Medical Progress released the footage recently.
  • In the middle of white Nebraska, Lexington is almost two-thirds Hispanic (2012)

    09/01/2015 1:20:43 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 36 replies
    Traveling with Twain ^ | 01/05/2015 | Loren Ghiglione
    ďThe writing was on the wall,Ē says Rev. Paul J. Colling, the 54-year-old pastor of St. Annís Catholic Church, Lexington, Nebraska, who also serves as vicar for Hispanic issues for the Grand Island diocese, 50,000 square miles of Nebraska that extends north to South Dakota and west to Wyoming. He remembers the life-or-death decision faced by the regionís small towns. They could remain virtually 100 percent white, a choice favored by many residents, and lose their few factories to plants in other towns that welcomed low-pay, nonunion workers, a majority of them immigrants. Or the communities could try to avoid...