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  • Johanns calls out GOP for holding up Hagel vote.

    02/14/2013 9:52:17 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 31 replies
    The Omaha World Herald(Buffet's RAG) ^ | February 14, 2013 | By Joseph Morton
    WASHINGTON -- Sen. Mike Johanns called out his fellow Senate Republicans on Thursday for claiming that they aren't technically filibustering as they try to hold up Chuck Hagel's nomination to be defense secretary. "It's a filibuster," Johanns said. "If the Democrats were doing this, we would be hollering that this was a filibuster and probably did in the past." A number of Republicans are pushing to delay consideration of Hagel, the former GOP senator from Nebraska, requiring a 60-vote threshold on a procedural vote that Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., scheduled for Friday.
  • Report: Johanns to back Hagel nomination

    02/02/2013 2:40:47 PM PST · by Menehune56 · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/2/2013 | Peter Schroeder
    Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) reportedly announced Saturday that he will support former Sen. Chuck Hagel's (R-Neb.) nomination to become secretary of Defense. The Lincoln Journal Star reported that Johanns would become the second Republican senator to publicly back Hagel's bid, following Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.). Several Republican senators have indicated they will oppose Hagel's nomination on the Senate floor.
  • A second Republican voices support for Hagel to lead Pentagon

    02/02/2013 5:06:48 PM PST · by Bratch · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | Feb 02, 2013 | Patricia Zengerle
    Senator Mike Johanns said on Saturday he would support fellow Nebraskan Chuck Hagel for secretary of defense, becoming the second Republican in the Senate to express public support for President Barack Obama's embattled nominee. The Lincoln, Nebraska, JournalStar reported on its website that Johanns, a former Nebraska governor who holds Hagel's old Senate seat, issued a statement supporting Hagel. An aide to Johanns confirmed the report.
  • Senator: Obama's Acting Like U.S. Is USSR

    03/01/2012 1:00:59 PM PST · by jazusamo · 20 replies · 10+ views
    CNSNews ^ | March 1, 2012 | Melanie Hunter
    VIDEO at link, 1.30 min. ( - Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) said Wednesday that President Barack Obama is acting like the U.S. is the Soviet Union in ordering that all health-care plans must cover sterilizations and all FDA-approved contraceptives, including those that cause abortions, but that when those plans are provided by religious institutions that have a religious objection to those things the insurance company must offer them for free. “The president has said he offered an accommodation," said Johann's in a speech on the Senate floor. "The accommodation is that: Whoa! Lo, and behold, this is going to be...
  • Johanns to Cordray: ‘I Can’t Imagine How Anyone Can Maintain Your Service Is Valid’

    01/31/2012 7:40:05 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    cns news ^ | 1/31/12 | Pete Winn
    ( - Richard Cordray did not face a threatened boycott by Republican senators during his appearance Tuesday before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, but Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) told Cordray that President Obama had unconstitutionally appointed him as director of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau. Johanns said he did not intend to “revisit” and “stir up” the controversy surrounding Cordray’s possibly unconstitutional recess appointment, “because I think that’s going to happen. I think there’s going to be litigation that will make that happen.” But Johanns politely but firmly told Cordray he did not accept the validity of...
  • Johanns Sees ‘Change in Mood’ for Tax Increase

    12/01/2011 4:38:36 AM PST · by radioone · 21 replies
    Politics and Government Blog of the NY Times ^ | 11-30-11 | JENNIFER STEINHAUER
    Another Republican senator has opened the door to tax increases on high earners as a way to pay for a payroll tax cut, showing more movement in the party ranks after resistance all year to tax increases. “I sense a change in mood,” Senator Mike Johanns, Republican of Nebraska, said Wednesday. “It’s a little more bipartisan. My position has always been, ‘Let’s not raise taxes,’ but on the other hand, I don’t want our country to collapses under a mountain of debt. If that means compromise, I am going to do everything to get that done.”
  • Nebraska governor asks Obama to nix Keystone pipeline

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

    06/24/2011 5:01:40 AM PDT · by T.O.K. · 8 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | June 24, 2011 | Mike Dorstewitz
    “The Imperial Presidency” was written in 1973 out of Arthur Schlesinger’s concern that the U.S. presidency had exceeded its constitutional limitations. If Schlesinger were merely concerned in 1973, he’d be downright terrified today. According to Trevor Loudon’s blog, New Zeal, an American Caesar has emerged on the political landscape in the form of our current commander-in-chief. New Zeal bases its premise on the Presidential Appointment and Streamlining Act (S. 279), which is stampeding through the Senate with Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., clutching at its reins. Since its introduction, seven Republicans jumped on board in support.The stated purpose of the bill is...
  • Some Republicans Just Don't Get the Message (Vanity)

    06/02/2010 10:02:40 PM PDT · by TCH · 9 replies · 509+ views
    TCH | June 2, 2010 | TCH
    June 2, 2010 Dear Senator Johanns, Quoting your recent e-mail update: "I'm disappointed in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)'s proposal today to further regulate our farmers and ranchers by subjecting pesticide applicators to new and duplicative requirements under the Clean Water Act. It ignores long-established laws already in place to regulate pesticides and will further burden producers, yet it will have virtually zero environmental benefit." Senator Johanns, I am compelled to wonder what heights your "disappointment" shall reach when America no longer is distinct among the nations; when that utterly peculiar design of its founders – a republic whose government...
  • Sometimes, You gotta tell it like it is.

    05/22/2010 12:52:56 AM PDT · by TCH · 22 replies · 1,271+ views
    TCH | May 22, 2010 | TCH
    Senator Mike Johanns United States Senate Washington, D.C. May 22, 2010 Dear Senator Johanns: If you think Americans will stand idle while our Republic is converted to a Marxist-fascist nightmare, and yet, in the midst of this gross perversion, the members of its Legislative power act as if they may continue business as usual, then, sir, you are living in a Potomac-induced fantasy land. The once incremental push to socialism is now moving at light speed. Even a blind man senses the winds of change. However, I foresee "a day of horrors," when acts of extreme prejudice may be affected...
  • Republicans Take Aim at Deal-Making

    12/21/2009 5:53:17 PM PST · by GOP_Lady · 34 replies · 966+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 12-21-09 | NAFTALI BENDAVID, JANET ADAMY and AVERY JOHNSON
    WASHINGTON -- Republicans on Monday slammed the provisions Democrats inserted in their far-reaching health-care overhaul bill at the last minute to win over individual senators. With Senate action now almost certain by Christmas, a battle to shape perceptions of the legislation is heating up, and Republicans are wasting no time attacking it as sullied by backroom deals. "If this bill cannot pass without the carve-outs and the special deals, what other evidence could we possibly need that this bill is bad policy?" said Sen. Mike Johanns (R., Neb.).
  • Johanns: Healthcare meetings a 'shameful' series of 'backroom deals'

    10/24/2009 3:38:10 AM PDT · by blueyon · 9 replies · 1,118+ views
    The Hill ^ | 10/24/09 | Jordan Fabian
    Freshman Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) in this week’s Republican address condemned the healthcare bill merger process as a “shameful” series of “backroom deals.”
  • With No Fanfare, Senate Hits ACORN Again

    09/29/2009 6:32:18 PM PDT · by GVnana · 27 replies · 2,000+ views
    September 29, 2009 With No Fanfare, Senate Hits ACORN, Again With no fanfare and no roll call vote, not even a speech -- the Senate on Tuesday unanimously approved an amendment by Sen. Mike Johanns, R-NE, that bars any funds from the Defense spending bill from going to ACORN.
  • Johanns Amendment Passes 83-7!(Ends Taxpayer Funding For ACORN)

    09/14/2009 2:59:38 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 314 replies · 13,200+ views
    Michelle Malkin/C-Span ^ | 9-14-09 | Michelle Malkin/C-Span
    From Michelle Malkin: "The Johanns Amendment is #2355 to H.R. 3288. Johanns cited the sting videos as evidence that ACORN cannot be trusted with government money: “Until a full investigation is launched into ACORN, no taxpayer money should be used to fund its activities. A vote in favor of my amendment is a vote in favor of the taxpayer and a vote against the status quo.”" "Several Democrats have voted AYE, including Cardin, Carper, Inouye, Johnson (SD), Murray, Tester, Warner, Bingaman, Begich, Nelson (NE), Webb, Landrieu, Bayh, Conrad, Rockefeller, Dodd, Pryor, Hagan, Kohl, Feingold, Boxer, Nelson (FL), Brown, Harkin,...
  • Johanns Amendment would Defund Acorn

    09/14/2009 10:43:02 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 76 replies · 5,135+ views
  • Acorn's Cash For Hookers

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

    08/01/2009 10:53:30 AM PDT · by ak267 · 1 replies · 160+ views
    me | 8-1-2009 | ak267
    Attention eastern Nebraska Freepers. It's time to put the pressure on Lee Terry, Ben Nelson and Mike Johanns on the areas of cap-n-trade, and Obamacare. Listed below is their contact information:
  • Johanns says he'll work with Democrats [Nebraska]

    02/23/2009 5:46:09 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 4 replies · 457+ views
    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska Sen. Mike Johanns says he'll work with Democrats to make legislation he considers imperfect more palatable. The Republican says there will be bills he'll support knowing that if he were in charge, he'd make changes. He sees areas - such as renewable energy - where he'll likely agree with Democratic President Barack Obama. Johanns has been a strong supporter of subsidies for corn-based ethanol, splitting with John McCain, his party's presidential candidate.
  • Election 2008: Nebraska Senate Nebraska: Johanns (R) 55% Kleeb (D) 40% (Hagel's Seat)

    05/21/2008 8:29:48 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 9 replies · 414+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | May 18, 2008 | Scott Rasmussen
    In the race to become Nebraska’s next United States Senator, Mike Johanns (R) leads Scott Kleeb (D) by fifteen percentage points. The first Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of the race shows Johanns earning 55% of the vote while Kleeb attracts support from 40%. The two men are seeking to replace Republican Senator Chuck Hagel who decided against seeking re-election. Johanns is supported by 78% of Republicans, Kleeb by 72% of Democrats, and unaffiliated voters are evenly divided. Johanns is viewed favorably by 65% of the state’s voters, including 27% who have a Very Favorable opinion of the Republican candidate. Kleeb...
  • Nebraska: Johanns (R) 55% Kleeb (D) 40%

    05/18/2008 9:36:47 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 7 replies · 196+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | May 18, 2008
    In the race to become Nebraska’s next United States Senator, Mike Johanns (R) leads Scott Kleeb (D) by fifteen percentage points. The first Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of the race shows Johanns earning 55% of the vote while Kleeb attracts support from 40%. The two men are seeking to replace Republican Senator Chuck Hagel who decided against seeking re-election. Johanns is supported by 78% of Republicans, Kleeb by 72% of Democrats, and unaffiliated voters are evenly divided. Johanns is viewed favorably by 65% of the state’s voters, including 27% who have a Very Favorable opinion of the Republican candidate. Kleeb...