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  • Here’s Six Amazing Pro-Life Women You Can Vote For in November

    10/17/2018 6:11:58 PM PDT · by Morgana
    LIFE NEWS ^ | October 17, 2018 | Marjorie Dannenfelser
    This year’s high-stakes midterm elections are fast approaching, and much ink has been spilled about a surge in women candidates running for office. Unfortunately, most of the hype has focused on only one type of woman: anti-Trump, pro-abortion, and angry about it. What about the millions of women and men who are eager to see more protections for unborn children and their mothers – who revere the Constitution and want more fair, impartial judges like Justice Kavanaugh appointed? Who is running to represent folks who not only decline the pink hats and handmaid outfits, but are happy about the direction...
  • Republican Sen. Ben Sasse Roasts Sean Hannity in New Book

    10/17/2018 8:02:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | October 16 , 2018 | Maxwell Tani
    Republican Sen. Ben Sasse thinks that much of what is wrong with political media today is embodied by one man: Sean Hannity. Over the course of twenty pages in his new book, titled Them: Why We Hate Each Other—and How to Heal, the Republican senator said the Fox News primetime star is the foremost example of how—in his estimation—media personalities willfully drive a wedge between Americans of different political persuasions.
  • BEN GOES BERSERK: Sen. Sasse Viciously Attacks Sean Hannity, Forgets Countless Interviews

    10/16/2018 8:57:20 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 66 replies
    Sean Hannity ^ | October 16, 2018 - 1 hour ago | Hannity Staff
    nti-Trump crusader and Nebraska GOP Senator Ben Sasse set his sights on Sean Hannity this week; accusing him of “grotesque distortions” in his new book while failing to disclose countless interviews where the Republican widely-agreed with the Fox News host. According to recently released excerpts from Sasse’s latest cash-grab, the Senator lashes-out at Hannity for a full twenty pages; saying he doesn’t “promote a particular conservative agenda, or to encourage American patriotism, or even to offer coherent arguments against liberalism. His core cause is to rage.” “Liberals are evil, you’re a victim, and you should be furious,” he adds. Sasse...
  • Sen. Ben Sasse says country headed toward a "deeper, darker tribal place"

    10/16/2018 6:44:47 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 48 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 16, 2018 | Emily Tillett
    As political discord appears to grow every day on Capitol Hill, Republican Senator Ben Sasse told "CBS This Morning" that the country is headed toward a "deeper, darker tribal place." Sasse, author of the new book "Them: Why We Hate Each Other - and How to Heal" (St. Martin's Press) argues that politics is merely "filling a void" in Americans' lives amid a "hallowing out" of their sense of community. "I think politics are important but they're not the first thing, they're certainly not the only thing, and I think right now our politics are suffering because people are looking...
  • Republican Poll Shows Rep. Don Bacon Has 9-Point Lead in Nebraska House Race

    10/09/2018 9:57:36 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 14 replies
    Rollcall ^ | Oct 9, 2018 | Stephanie Akin
    A poll conducted for Republican Rep. Don Bacon found he leads by 9 points in a House race Democrats have pegged as their best pick-up opportunity in Nebraska. Bacon led Democrat Kara Eastman 49 percent to 40 percent, with 9 percent undecided, according to a telephone survey of 400 registered voters conducted by Rob Autry and Kayla Dunlap. Republicans have held the 2nd District, which encompasses Omaha and contains some of Nebraska’s few pockets of Democratic strength for the better part of the last quarter century — barring two years Democrat Brad Ashford was in office from 2014 to 2016....
  • Breaking: [Sen] Sasse [R-NE] To Vote Yes On Kavanaugh

    10/05/2018 7:02:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 5, 2018 | Ben Sasse
    “I’m voting for confirmation because of the evidence and Judge Kavanaugh’s qualifications. After spending more than 150 hours doing my homework, I completed my reading of the FBI’s seventh background investigation this morning. This broken and politicized process has further undermined public trust. Washington embarrassed itself for the last month, but it is clear that most Americans are yearning for more than tribal blood feuds.”
  • (Sen) Sasse (R-NE): I encouraged Trump to pick someone other than Kavanaugh

    10/04/2018 8:08:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 107 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 3, 2018 | Jordain Carney
    GOP Sen. Ben Sasse (Neb.) said Wednesday night that he urged President Trump to nominate someone other than Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court earlier this year. "Although I've said many complimentary things about Judge Brett Kavanaugh and his distinguished record … I will say that I urged the president back in June and early July to make a different choice before he announced this nomination," Sasse said during an emotional speech from the Senate floor centering on sexual assault.
  • Sen. Ben Sasse unloads on Congress at Kavanaugh hearing (should be watched again and again)

    09/09/2018 5:57:07 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 30 replies
    Ben Sasse can be an ass, but he is superb in this video.
  • Nebraska Sen. Sasse says he ‘regularly’ mulls leaving GOP

    09/08/2018 9:14:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 59 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 08, 2018 2:05 PM EDT
    A Republican who’s among President Donald Trump’s most vocal critics in the Senate says he “regularly” considers leaving his party and becoming an independent. That’s what Nebraska’s Ben Sasse writes on Twitter in response to a commenter who said she believed changing her Democratic affiliation to “no-party” would be “part of the solution.” She then asked the first-term senator whether he might follow suit. His response: “yep — regularly consider it (except the ‘from Dem’ part)” …
  • Ben Sasse Conducts a Two-Minute Master Class in American Civics....(Stunning!)

    09/04/2018 8:26:54 PM PDT · by caww · 62 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/4/2018 | DAVID FRENCH
    (Senator Ben Sasse Schools the Senate Judiciary Committee on the role of the Judiciary in the American constitutional republic..) Sasse describes the “elegant and fair process” the Founders created, a system in which Congress makes law, the executive humbly enforces the law, and the judiciary applies “written laws to facts and cases that are actually before it.” And in this process the key question is “not what did Brett Kavanaugh think eleven years ago on some policy matter. The question before us is whether or not he has the temperament and the character to take his policy views and political...
  • WSJ: Five Republican Senators Met With Sessions, Urged Him Not to Quit

    08/29/2018 6:37:12 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 138 replies
    NewsMax - Wall Street Journal ^ | 29 August 2018 | Jason Devaney
    Five Republican senators had breakfast with Attorney General Jeff Sessions last week and encouraged him to not resign despite constant pressure from President Donald Trump. According to The Wall Street Journal, Sessions invited Sens. John Cornyn of Texas, Thom Tillis of North Carolina, Jerry Moran of Kansas, Ben Sasse of Nebraska, and John Kennedy of Louisiana to dine with him last Thursday morning at the Department of Justice. The meeting took place in Sessions' dining room and included a lengthy discussion about Trump's repeated attacks on him. The senators, according to the Journal, urged Sessions to keep doing what he's...
  • CBS News pollster reveals why ‘blue wave’ is unlikely

    08/18/2018 6:20:39 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 59 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 18, 2018 | By Mary Kay Linge
    ... “In 2016, a lot of us assumed we knew what would happen in Michigan and Wisconsin,” Salvanto told The Post. “It was a great lesson for us pollsters: Even if you think you know what will happen, poll it if you can.” Blame it on the Blue Wall. Since 1992, in six consecutive presidential elections, a solid block of 18 states had voted for the Democrat every single time. They would have given Clinton 239 electoral votes — 89 percent of the way to victory — if she had held on to them all.Few bothered to ask those states’...
  • Nebraska carries out state's 1st lethal injection with controversial 4-drug cocktail

    08/14/2018 12:15:35 PM PDT · by deport · 48 replies
    CNN ^ | 8-14-2018 | Madison Park and Eliott C. McLaughlin,
    Nebraska carried out its first-ever lethal injection Tuesday, executing double murderer Carey Dean Moore, said Scott Frakes, director of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services. The execution, which involved a four-drug cocktail, began at 10:24 a.m. (11:24 a.m. ET), and Moore was declared dead at 10:47 a.m., Frakes said. "I am required to carry out the order of the court," Frakes said in a statement. "This agency has done so with professionalism, respect for the process and with dignity for all involved."
  • ICE nets 133 illegal immigrants in alleged worker exploitation scam

    08/09/2018 7:39:41 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 9, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Federal authorities Thursday announced the arrest of 13 people they say were ringleaders in a massive scheme to exploit illegal immigrants as cheap labor on farms and Hispanic-oriented businesses in Minnesota and Nebraska. They also carried out search warrants on 11 of the businesses Wednesday and nabbed 133 illegal immigrant workers they found at the time. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said they suspect some of the migrants were coerced into working in rough conditions, either by force or threats of being reported to authorities for deportation...
  • ICE Executes Federal Search Warrants In Nebraska, Minnesota & Nevada

    08/09/2018 7:08:22 AM PDT · by posterchild · 7 replies
    Holt Independent ^ | Aug 8, 2018
    GRAND ISLAND — During a multi-state operation led by special agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), a series of criminal arrest warrants were executed Wednesday for 17 individuals connected to an alleged criminal conspiracy to exploit illegal alien laborers for profit, fraud, wire fraud and money laundering in Nebraska and Minnesota. In addition to these arrest warrants, authorities also served search warrants for worksite hiring violations at agricultural firms in Nebraska and Minnesota, and federal document search warrants at locations throughout Nebraska, in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota; Appleton, Minnesota; and Las Vegas, Nevada. During this...
  • ICE sweep through Nebraska targets immigrant exploiters

    08/09/2018 6:01:04 AM PDT · by posterchild · 17 replies
    Lincoln Journal Star ^ | Aug 8, 2018 | Don Walton
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers Wednesday issued criminal arrest warrants for 17 employers and other individuals charged with exploiting illegal immigrant employees in six Nebraska communities during a series of raids that swept up 133 workers. The operation, which also impacted two communities in Minnesota, was directed at employers and workers in O'Neill, Atkinson, Stromsburg, Ainsworth, Bartlett and Royal. Search warrants were also issued in Las Vegas. Businesses in Nebraska included a tomato greenhouse operation, restaurants, a grocery store, a grain company, a cattle company, farms and ranches.
  • ICE raids a dozen businesses in Nebraska and Minnesota in vast tax fraud investigation

    08/08/2018 7:25:56 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/08/18 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents raided businesses in Montana and Nebraska on Wednesday, indicting 17 business owners and mangers for fraud and money laundering. The agents in the Homeland Security Investigations arm of ICE led the raids on businesses they allege knowingly hired and improperly treated undocumented immigrants, the Associated Press reported. Authorities took 14 of the people indicted into custody, and are still searching for three others. Special agent in charge Tracy Cormier told the AP that the raids were part of one of the largest operations in the 15 years of the Homeland Security Investigations branch. “The...
  • Editorial: Korean War was a laudable cause that has brought freedom for millions

    08/02/2018 11:32:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Omaha World-Herald ^ | August 2, 2018 | Editorial Staff
    Our country rightly paused last week to honor the service of America’s Korean War veterans and to note our continuing interest in helping protect a democratic South Korea. Fighting in the Korean War came to a halt 65 years ago, when negotiations finally yielded an armistice that halted hostilities, created the Demilitarized Zone and separated the Korean Peninsula into a north-south division. The conflict, which included some of the American military’s most desperate battles and most inspiring demonstrations of heroism, took the lives of 36,000 Americans. Among the dead was Marine Pfc. Edward “Babe” Gomez of Omaha, a graduate of...
  • Trump’s Secret Identity

    07/29/2018 5:48:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2018 | Paul Jacob
    “This trade war is cutting the legs out from under farmers,” said Senator Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) on Tuesday, “and White House’s ‘plan’ is to spend $12 billion on gold crutches.” Referring to Donald Trump’s tariff brinksmanship with China, Senator Sasse was decrying Donald Trump’s request to Congress for compensatory farm subsidies. Sasse insisted that “America’s farmers don’t want to be paid to lose” — but regardless of what farmers want, we should want free trade. Tariffs are taxes, after all. Consumers ultimately pay for them all. Now, Trump’s requested “crutches” may amount to nothing more than just another fine...
  • New York Magazine: Fool Midwest Voters by Rebranding Socialism

    07/03/2018 12:14:15 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 39 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | July 3, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    Pssst! Don't call it socialism, especially in the Midwest. Pass it along. New York magazine writer Eric Levitz admits in his July 3 article that the socialism of Democratic-Socialist candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of the Bronx by way of Westchester County might be a tough sell to voters in the Midwest. His solution is to rebrand that leftist ideology in a way to make socialism somehow palatable to them. Levitz makes his palatability proposals in Ocasio-Cortez’s Socialism Can Work in the Midwest — With a Rebrand: