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  • Tiny Nebraska Town Says No to 1,100 Jobs, Citing Way of Life

    05/02/2016 4:25:57 PM PDT · by seacapn · 72 replies
    ABC News/Associated Press ^ | May 2, 2016 | Scott McFetridge
    Half-ton pickup trucks crowd the curb outside the One Horse Saloon, a neon Coors Light sign in the window and rib-eye steaks on the menu, but otherwise Nickerson, Nebraska, is nearly silent on a spring evening, with only rumbling freight trains interrupting bird songs. Regional economic development officials thought it was the perfect spot for a chicken processing plant that would liven up the 400-person town with 1,100 jobs, more than it had ever seen. When plans leaked out, though, there was no celebration, only furious opposition that culminated in residents packing the fire hall to complain the roads couldn't...
  • Nebraska Just Abolished Civil Forfeiture, Now Requires A Criminal Conviction To Take Property

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

    04/14/2016 10:45:21 AM PDT · by House Atreides · 202 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 14, 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)97% can add Nebraska to his list of states where hes out organized GOP frontrunner Donald Trump in collecting delegates. Party officials say they saw virtually no organization by the moguls campaign last week when Republicans in all 93 Nebraska counties held local conventions. Those county conventions picked 800 delegates to Mays Nebraska state convention, where 33 delegates to the national convention in Cleveland will be selected, Politico reports. Because there was little resistance, many county conventions became Cruz pep rallies, according to interviews with party insiders and convention attendees. I didnt see any Trump supporters, said...
  • Trumps missed opportunity (in Nebraska)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    03/05/2016 1:21:00 PM PST · by Innovative · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 5, 2016 | Nancy Benac and Roxana Hegeman | AP
    Eager to lock up the GOP nomination without a convention fight, Donald Trump battled Saturday to pad his lead in the delegate count as four more states delivered verdicts on the fractious Republican race for president. Democrats in three states were choosing between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Saturdays 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 hell need in order to secure the...
  • Okay Nebraska, are you ready to caucus?

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

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

    02/24/2016 5:50:56 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 24, 2016 8:34 PM EST | Bryna Godar
    Six states filed a new lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration over the Affordable Care Act. The complaint that Texas, Wisconsin, Kansas, Louisiana, Indiana and Nebraska filed in the Northern District of Texas takes issue with the Health Insurance Providers Fee assessed to health insurers to cover federal subsidies. The lawsuit says nothing in the Affordable Care Act's language provided clear notice that states would also have to pay the fee. ...
  • 2016 Contenders Flock to Nebraska's Open Governor's Race[2014] (donor chasing)

    02/21/2016 11:05:24 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal
    The Atlantic ^ | May 11, 2014 | Karyn Bruggeman
    One small governor's race has turned into a cattle call for potential 2016 presidential candidates: Nebraska. Specifically, one candidate in the Cornhusker State is getting outsized attention from talked-about Republican presidential contenders. (SNIP) "Ted Cruz and Paul Ryan and Mike Pence, they don't know the difference between Pete Ricketts and Jon Bruning or any of the other candidates in this race," said Bruning campaign manager Jordan McGrain. "They know his last name is Ricketts."
  • In Omaha, Chelsea Clinton says her mother knows when to fight and when to compromise

    02/18/2016 4:54:44 AM PST · by simpson96 · 19 replies
    Omaha World Herald ^ | Feb. 17, 2016 | Robyn Tysver
    Chelsea Clinton says her mother is a political realist, who knows when to stand and fight and when to compromise. The younger Clinton also argued that her mother, Hillary Clinton, is the best candidate in the Democratic presidential field to "protect" the gains made in the White House under Democratic President Barack Obama. "We have to have a president who knows when to stand their ground and when to find common ground," said Clinton, during a campaign stop Wednesday in Omaha on her mother's behalf.(snip)Chelsea Clinton noted that her mother once tried to push for universal health care during her...
  • Group's desire to be 'most feared street gang in Omaha' helped law enforcement indict

    01/30/2016 8:22:21 AM PST · by rktman · 2 replies
    omaha.com ^ | 1/29/2016 | Maggie O’Brien
    The decision by two branches of the Crips street gang to band together allowed a grand jury to indict six of them under a federal law created in the 1970s to target the Mafia. U.S. Attorney Deb Gilg announced the indictments Friday as part of a three-year investigation into gang and gun violence in north Omaha. According to court documents, all six men belong to the 40th Ave Crips or the 44th Ave Crips. They had united to retaliate against their enemies, make more money selling drugs and meet their goal of becoming "the most feared street gang in Omaha,"...
  • Going down in flames: Shane Osborn decides to lose ugly in Nebraska (against Trump-hater Sasse)

    01/29/2016 11:28:02 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 05/12/2014 | Matt K Lewis
    I was almost starting to feel sorry for Shane Osborn. After all, he had been spurned by the conservative movement in favor of a fresher face named Ben Sasse, had been unceremoniously un-endorsed (for really no good reason) by FreedomWorks, had his military service questioned, and was effectively swift-boated in an ad paid for by an outside group. (SNIP) As Jonathan Strong points out, The pledge, from the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), asks candidates to vow to oppose amnesty, increases in legal immigration, and increases in the number of guest workers. They dont just want to stop illegal...
  • Proposed ‘sex ed’ 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) – 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...
  • Teacher who said [expletive] police invited to meet Obama

    01/14/2016 12:42:50 PM PST · by TheNewsEagle · 11 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 01/14/20016 | Carmine Sabia
    A University of Nebraska-Lincoln associate professor was given a personal invitation to meet President Obama following a speech in Omaha Wednesday because of her staunch anti-gun activism. The woman, Amanda Gailey, an English professor, is also the director of a group known as Nebraskans Against Gun Violence, according to her Facebook profile. In addition to her anti-gun position, Gailey doesn’t appear to be much of a fan of law enforcement either. In a public post on her Facebook page dated Dec. 28, 2015, less than a month before she met the president and the same day it was revealed that...
  • Planned Parenthood seeks injunction against Arkansas chemical abortion regulations

    12/30/2015 3:36:30 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | December 30, 2015 | Calvin Freiburger
    Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, the Planned Parenthood affiliate covering Arkansas, Iowa, Nebraska and eastern Oklahoma, has filed a lawsuit against a newly-enacted Arkansas law requiring abortion drugs be prescribed in accordance with federal Food and Drug Administration standards. The law, which is slated to go into effect Friday, requires Mifeprex medication abortions (mifepristone and misoprostol) to be administered at the dose the FDA recommends rather than the much lower dosage that has become common among abortion practice, and that women take misoprostol pills in-clinic rather than on their own. Planned Parenthood claims the FDA protocols are based on outdated...
  • Jeb Bush: "Despondent, Depressed & Angry At The World."

    12/29/2015 4:04:44 PM PST · by bkopto · 139 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | December 18, 2015 | by DCWhispers
    He was supposed to win the GOP nomination easily and just six months ago, it appeared he would do just that. He had tens of millions of donor dollars at the ready, the approval of the GOP Establishment, and a successful stint as governor of one of the most important swing states in the country. Nothing went as planned. SNIP A D.C. Whispers source painted the Bush campaign with the following colors: "He just doesn't have it and he's not a good enough politician to fake it. He's also suffering from eight years of Barack Obama faking it and voters...
  • Buffett Uses Selective Data on Tax Stance

    12/29/2015 6:17:18 AM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    WSJ ^ | Dec. 28, 2015
    By suggesting the richest 400 Americans have seen their effective tax rate drop by one-third and thus they should back a 30% minimum tax rate, Mr. Buffett is deflecting attention toward rates and away from itemized deduction and tax-avoidance regulations. It is interesting to see Warren Buffett using selective data to steer the Hillary Clinton tax plan away from tax reform that would truly unhinge the superwealthy .. By suggesting the richest 400 Americans have seen their effective tax rate drop by one-third and thus they should back a 30% minimum tax rate, Mr. Buffett is deflecting attention toward rates...
  • TRUMPETING TRUMP--RALLY TUESDAY DEC 29th IN WESTERN IOWA

    12/29/2015 6:37:29 AM PST · by Skybird · 41 replies
    Multiple
    Donald Trump rally in Council Bluffs tonight, Tuesday, Dec 29, 2015, 6:30 p.m. at the Mid-America Center, 1 Arena Way, Council Bluffs, IA. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Opportunity for western Iowa and Omaha area to attend.
  • Douglas County judge's gun ban in courtroom has officers up in arms

    Airports. Schools. Prisons. Now, add this to the list of gun-free zones: a courtroom. Douglas County District Judge James Gleason raised eyebrows and police officers ire this week when he refused to allow two Omaha police officers to enter his courtroom unless they left their guns behind. The officers declined to do so, noting that the guns are a required part of their uniform and equipment. Plus, Omaha police officers noted that Gleason's policy flies in the face of Douglas County's overall courthouse security policy, which allows on-duty officers to carry their weapons in courtrooms throughout the building.
  • 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...
  • KFAB BIG DEBATE POLL (Freep a poll)

    12/16/2015 7:31:07 AM PST · by tuwood · 17 replies
    Who Wins The Republican Debate? Carson 0% Cruz 48% Bush 0% Christie 0% Trump 22% Rubio 9% Florin 0% Paul 20%
  • Mold in HVAC ductwork stymies construction schedule for Strategic Command's $1.2B HQ

    12/07/2015 6:45:26 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 11 replies
    Omaha World-Herald ^ | Dec 7, 2015 | By Steve Liewer
    Inspectors have discovered mold growing in heating and air conditioning ducts of the $1.2 billion U.S. Strategic Command headquarters under construction at Offutt Air Force Base. The discovery of the mold, in September, has halted further work on the HVAC system in the massive structure, said Matt Bird, senior project manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which is overseeing the job. Other work continues at the 80-acre construction site, he said, but the mold-infested sections of ductwork will have to be removed. Military officials say the contractor, not the government, will have to pay for the extra work.
  • GOP Sen Sasse Delivers Rebuttal To Obama: We Are At War With "Militant","Jihadi"And "Violent Islam"

    12/07/2015 7:34:16 AM PST · by Biggirl · 23 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | December 7, 2015 | Jeff Poor
    Sunday following President Barack Obama’s address to the nation about the threat of terrorism, Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) offered his response in video posted to YouTube. Sasse explained that we were not at war with “terrorism,” which he said was a tactic, or that we were at war with “extremism,” which he called an “empty sociological label.” Instead he said the country was at war with definitive types of Islam, but not all Muslims.
  • 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 —the Islamic State group and the refugees fleeing it — 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...
  • Now 25 Republican governors - and one Democrat too - say they don't want to accept Syrian refugees

    11/16/2015 6:16:22 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 128 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | November 16, 2015 | Nikki Schwab
    Now, 25 Republican governors – and one Democrat too – have said they don't want Syrian refugees in their states, as President Obama recommitted the U.S. to take a portion of this population fleeing from ISIS. In a press conference this morning in Turkey, Obama said that 'the United States has to step up and do its part,' while chiding those in the opposition party for suggesting there be a 'religious test' for entry into the United States. There's concern, after Friday's brutal attack in Paris, that ISIS fighters are infiltrating those fleeing Syria and will carry out future violence...
  • KETV gets rare tour of U.S. Strategic Command at Offutt AFB

    11/16/2015 10:04:42 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 3 replies
    KETV Omaha ^ | Nov 12, 2015
    BELLEVUE, Neb. —KETV News received an exclusive tour of the U.S. Strategic Command building at Offutt Air Force Base Stratcom hasn’t given many tours since 9/11. While officials invited KETV to take the tour, cameras were not allowed for most of it. While visiting the Global Operations Center, KETV crew members were the first people outside the Department of Defense to see its War Gaming Center. The center's mission is to detect, deter and prevent attacks against the United States. Officials provided KETV with some video they shot, but said they won’t be in that building for much longer. To...
  • One person shot at Clayton State University apartment building

    11/09/2015 9:12:17 PM PST · by Mozilla · 7 replies
    AJC ^ | 11/09/15 | Tyler Estep and David Markiewicz
    One person was seriously injured in a shooting Monday night at a Clayton State University student apartment building. The shooting at the Clayton Station Apartments happened shortly after 8 p.m. in the 3000 building of the Clayton Station Apartments, university spokeswoman Maritza E. Ferreira said in a statement. The victim is not a student, but is believed to be the relative of a student, Ferreira said. Police were still searching for the suspect Monday nigth, she added.
  • Seven years later, Keystone XL decision is due

    09/22/2015 6:29:27 AM PDT · by thackney · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 19, 2015 | Luke Hilgemann
    Hows this for American exceptionalism: It has now officially taken longer for the federal government to review the Keystone XL pipelines permit application than it did to build the entire transcontinental railroad 150 years ago. Yes, you read that right. Today marks the seven-year anniversary of what has become one of the most embarrassing examples of bureaucratic Youve no doubt heard of the Keystone XL pipeline by now. On September 19, 2008, the company planning to build it filed a routine permit application with the State Department. The pipeline would transport up to 830,000 barrels of oil from Canada and...
  • Hillary Clinton Promises Views on Keystone Pipeline Soon

    09/18/2015 5:24:56 AM PDT · by thackney · 13 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Sep 17, 2015 | LAURA MECKLER
    Mrs. Clinton has refused to say whether she supports building the pipeline, saying it would be wrong to weigh in because she was involved in the deliberations when she was in the administration. The White House has yet to announce a decision even though the issue has been pending for years. Asked again about the matter at a town hall Thursday, she said she has deferred because she thought it was right thing to do. But she said she thought it would have been decided by now and would give her view soon even if the issue remains unsettled. I...
  • Man chased from job by owner with stun gun - awarded pack pay

    09/11/2015 10:09:24 AM PDT · by JimBobWay · 4 replies
    Journal Star ^ | 11/20/2013 | Nicolas Bergin
    A man who complained about a pay practice was chased by.... read more at excerpt
  • 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 right thing and following through on Republicans' vows to conservative voters. But many of his Republican colleagues say its really all about Cruz. Even some of his closest allies from past battles fellow tried and true tea party Republicans like Sen. Mike Lee of Utah arent exactly jumping to join Cruzs latest crusade. Same goes for Cruzs 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...
  • Govt Accuses Company Of Discrimination Over Employees Having To Prove Citizenship Status

    09/04/2015 4:50:03 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 27 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 09/03/15 | Joe Schoffstall
    The Department of Justice has accused a business of discrimination due to the company requiring employees to show proof of citizenship for employment. The DOJ claims that Nebraska Beef Ltd., a Nebraska-based meat packing company, required non-U.S. citizens, but not similarly-situated U.S. citizens, to present specific documentary proof of their immigration status to verify their employment eligibility. After receiving pressure from the government, Nebraska Beef agreed to pay $200,000 in a civil penalty settlement and said they will establish an uncapped back pay fund for people who lost wages because they could not prove they are in the country legally....
  • 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. Undercover 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.
  • EPA says new clean water rules are still in effect even though judge suspended them

    08/29/2015 5:06:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/30/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    The very same crew which recently dumped three million gallons of toxic sludge out of an abandoned mine and turned the Animas River in Colorado the color of a yellow banded poison dart frog for roughly a week has just issued a whole new set of rules to “protect” small pools of water. They would also like you to know that these rules are going into effect even though a federal judge put them on hold in 13 states, too. This new batch of regulations is going to “protect” bodies of water which may include the ditch in front...
  • Step Up on Immigration

    08/29/2015 4:56:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | August 27, 2015 | Mark Hemingway
    More than a few Republican graybeards are panicking about how the rise of Donald Trump is pulling at the seams of the GOPs big tent. However, the Republican establishment itself has played a big role in creating this particular Frankensteins monster. In September 2014, I found myself in Lexington, Nebraska, population 10,230. I was at a campaign stop with the soon-to-be-elected junior senator from Nebraska, and it seemed as if voters in this small town wanted to talk about one issue in particular. Just a few weeks earlierright before school was to startthe federal government had showed up in Lexington...
  • Judge blocks Obama EPA rule as federal power grab over state waters

    08/27/2015 2:44:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 27, 2015 | James MacPherson - Associated Press
    BISMARCK, N.D. A federal judge in North Dakota on Thursday blocked a new Obama administration rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some state waterways. U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson of North Dakota issued a temporary injunction against a the rule, which gives the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers authority to protect some streams, tributaries and wetlands under the Clean Water Act. The rule was scheduled to take effect Friday. The risk of irreparable harm to the states is both imminent and likely, Judge Erickson said in blocking the rule from taking effect....