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  • Complaints grow over whites turning Dakota Access protest into hippie festival

    11/28/2016 3:38:26 PM PST · by southern rock · 69 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/28/16 | Valerie Richardson
    Tension is brewing within the Dakota Access protest as complaints grow about outside activists trashing the camps, mooching off donations, and treating the anti-pipeline demonstration like a Burning Man-style festival for hippies. “Need to get something off my chest that I witnessed and found very disturbing in my brief time there that I believe many others have started to speak up about as well. White people colonizing the camps,” said Alicia Smith on Facebook. “They are coming in, taking food, clothing etc and occupying space without any desire to participate in camp maintenance and without respect of tribal protocols,” she...
  • Thankful: Late-term Abortionist Carhart Calls it Quits in Maryland!

    11/24/2016 3:18:59 PM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies
    OPERATION RESCUE ^ | November 24, 2016 | Cheryl Sullenger
    Germantown, MD – Abortionist LeRoy Carhart will no longer be conducting abortions at Germantown Reproductive Health Services (GRHS), an abortion facility in Germantown, Maryland, that has until now provided abortions throughout all nine months of pregnancy. According to local sources, Carhart’s last abortions in Maryland took place during the week of October 30, 2016. He returned to GRHS on November 8, but stayed only a few hours, sending several very late-term patients home without abortions. He left later in the afternoon and never returned. “The fact that Carhart will no longer be aborting babies in Maryland is something to be...
  • Dakota Pipeline: Protesters Soaked With Water in Freezing Temperatures

    11/21/2016 12:11:52 PM PST · by oh8eleven · 36 replies
    NBC News ^ | 21 November 2016 | Tim Stelloh, Molly Roecker and Chiara Sottile
    Tear gas, freezing cold water and rubber bullets were used to disperse a crowd of 400 protesters at the Dakota Access Pipeline in clashes late Sunday and early Monday that left more than 150 activists and one law enforcement officer injured.
  • Death penalty gets boost in three US states

    11/12/2016 10:06:17 AM PST · by simpson96 · 10 replies
    Agence France Presse ^ | 11/11/2016 | Sebastien Blanc
    Washington (AFP) - Donald Trump's upset presidential election win has dominated global headlines, but for those against capital punishment, Election Day offered other surprise: three states voted to reinstate or otherwise support the death penalty. The measures voted through in Oklahoma, Nebraska and California via referendum are not expected to spark a sharp rise in the number of executions, but activists say they are a step in the wrong direction. "Those states have chosen a failed, broken policy when they had the chance to move towards a new dawn," said Shari Silberstein, director of the advocacy group Equal Justice USA....
  • [Senator Ben] Sasse Statement on Election [R-NE NeverTrump]

    11/09/2016 10:04:51 AM PST · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Senate.gov ^ | November 9, 2016 | Ben Sasse
    Sasse Statement on Election Lincoln, NE - U.S. Senator Ben Sasse issued the following statement: "On Tuesday, America demanded disruption. My family and I congratulate President-Elect Trump on his decisive victory, and we pray that he will lead wisely and faithfully keep his oath to a Constitution of limited government. Starting today, I will do everything in my power to hold the President to his promises: to fight for an ethics reform package that upends cronyism and enacts term limits; to lead on repealing and replacing ObamaCare; and to nominate judges who reject law-making by unelected courts. Melissa and I...
  • "LOCK HER UP' is the New Welcome for All Hillary Campaign Events & Early Voting Polls

    11/02/2016 8:03:20 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 29 replies
    Clinton Campaign Schedule of Events ^ | November 2, 2016 | Self interpretation of HRC schedule
    ****URGENT**** Please get out Right Now in front of Hillary at her campaign events. Be safe and have some fun! Get the message out there to people and help Trump win this election. Plenty of opportunities..... Thursday: North Carolina, Arizona, Florida, Ohio, Wisconsin, Nevada, New York Friday: Pennsylvania, Florida, Michigan, NC, Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado, NH, Massachusetts *** LOCK HER UP! -has to be the new mantra outside of every Clinton sponsored event. LOCK HER UP! signs in front of every early voting poll station. LOCK HER UP! is the chant at sign waving events. LOCK HER UP! needs to get...
  • 2 Idiots at Nebraska-Wisconsin Dressed up as Trump Lynching Obama and Clinton

    10/29/2016 7:56:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    SB NATION ^ | Oct 29, 2016 | Alex Kirshner
    There's no excuse for this.Wisconsin is hosting Nebraska in Madison on Saturday night. In the stands at Camp Randall Stadium, one fan dressed in a Donald Trump mask, and that fanÂ’s companion dressed in two masks: one for Hillary Clinton, one for President Obama. The fan in the Trump mask appears to have depicted himself lynching his partner in the Obama and Clinton masks. HereÂ’s an angle from the back: At the @UWBadgers game and there is a man with a mask of President Obama and a noose. This is racism, why was this allowed into the stadium? 4: And...
  • Oh Good! Soros Friend Could Rig Elections in 16 States

    10/20/2016 6:01:49 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 8 replies
    Reddit and Independent Sentinel Blog ^ | October 16, 2016 | S. Noble
    Mark Malloch-Brown, a Britisher, is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Smartmatic International Corporation, an  ‘elections solutions provider’ that offers its voting machines, vote counting machines, software and techies to run elections all over the world.Mark Malloch-Brown also serves as Vice Chairman at George Soros’s international Open Society Foundation.Mark Malloch-Brown is so proud of his service to George Soros that he boasts of it on the Voting Machine Company’s website. On Election Day, a private company tied to Soros will manage the voting in 16 states, including voter registration, the printing of ballots, the programming of the voting machines, the counting and tabulation of the...
  • Regulators Retaliate Against Tea Party Activist For His Free Speech -- And Get Away With It

    10/15/2016 3:12:06 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 7 replies
    Forbes ^ | October 15, 2016 | George Leef
    The First Amendment is supposed to protect Americans’ right to speak freely against any governmental interference, but in our increasingly politicized climate, we’re finding that regulators who don’t like what you say can and will abuse their power to make you shut up. A Tea Party activist in Nebraska has found that out and so far his efforts at obtaining justice have come to naught. For many years, Robert Bennie had been a successful financial advisor working at the Lincoln, Nebraska firm of Linsco Private Ledger (LPL). LPL’s business falls under the regulatory domain of the Nebraska Department of Banking...
  • Clinton had different public and private stances on Keystone, leaked emails show

    10/10/2016 3:18:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 10, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    The Clinton campaign debated whether to come out against the Keystone XL pipeline in August 2015 as a way to turn attention away from her secret email server and the bad press she was generating, according to messages hacked from her campaign chairman’s account and released Monday by WikiLeaks. ... The campaign’s willingness to use Keystone to shift attention from Mrs. Clinton’s troubles over her secret email server is a signal of just how troublesome those emails were.
  • Outdoor giant Bass Pro Shops to acquire rival Cabela's for $5.5B

    10/03/2016 6:39:43 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 95 replies
    The Chicago Tribune‎ ^ | October 03, 2016 | Tribune news services
    Outdoor gear giants Bass Pro and Cabela's will combine in $5.5 billion deal announced Monday. The deal will give Cabela's shareholders $65.50 cash per share, but it creates uncertainty about jobs in the retailer's home state of Nebraska. The combined companies plan to keep some operations in Sidney and Lincoln, Nebraska, but it's not immediately clear how many jobs might be lost. Bass Pro CEO Johnny Morris says he hopes to continue growing the Cabela's brand alongside his own Springfield, Missouri, based chain.
  • Clean Water Act: Report details how agencies expand authority

    10/01/2016 5:27:55 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 13 replies
    AgAlert ^ | September 28, 2016 | Dave Kranz
    Emphasizing the need for congressional action, farm groups renewed their call for reform of Clean Water Act enforcement, following release of a report documenting how federal agencies overreach their authority to regulate farmland. The report, issued last week by the majority staff of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, describes numerous incidents in which the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Environmental Protection Agency have tried to expand their authority to regulate what crops farmers grow and how they grow them, based on the agencies' interpretation of the act.
  • Berkshire is accused in NY lawsuit of workers' comp 'siphoning'

    09/12/2016 2:22:11 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sep 12, 2016 | Jonathan Stempel
    Berkshire Hathaway Inc has been sued by a New York bicycle courier company over an alleged illegal scheme to cheat employers buying workers' compensation policies. The complaint, filed late Friday by Breakaway Courier Systems, came as Berkshire's Applied Underwriters unit faces scrutiny over its workers' compensation policies, including some that have been banned by California, Vermont and Wisconsin. Breakaway, with about 300 employees, accused Berkshire and Applied of "siphoning" premiums through a web of illegal shell companies, with diverted premiums going to unlicensed out-of-state insurers. The plan amounted to a "reverse Ponzi scheme" where unsuspecting employers expecting to buy affordable...
  • University of Nebraska students restricted by new 'respect' policy [Isaiah 29]

    09/02/2016 11:59:50 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 15 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 9/2/2016 | WILLIAM NARDI
    Calling the University of Nebraska Lincoln a place that "values acceptance," the institution kicked off the fall semester with its newly installed chancellor essentially telling new students they should not say or do things that might be offensive or cause people to feel disrespected, calling the stance "nonnegotiable." "We insist on a culture of respect, and we recognize that words and actions really matter," Chancellor Ronnie Green said during a speech at the new student convocation on Aug. 19. While suggesting the university values free speech and freedom of expression, Green – who took the helm of UNL this summer...
  • TB Spiked 500 Percent In Twin Falls During 2012, As Chobani Yogurt Opened Plant

    08/26/2016 11:19:23 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 26 Aug 2016 | MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    The number of active TB cases in the eight county Idaho public health district that includes Twin Falls jumped 500 percent between 2011 and 2012. One case of active TB was diagnosed in the South Central Public Health District that includes Twin Falls in 2011, and six active TB cases were diagnosed there in 2012, the year Chobani opened the world’s largest yogurt factory in the small southern Idaho city with the help of $54 million in federal, state, and local financial assistance. That same year, 2012, the percentage of active TB cases in Idaho that were foreign-born spiked to...
  • Dad finds kids’ pot brownies, eats four, insults family cat

    08/18/2016 6:35:29 PM PDT · by digger48 · 84 replies
    WISH ^ | August 18, 2016 | WCMH Staff Reports
    OMAHA, NE (WCMH) – A dad in Nebraska learned to watch what he eats after ingesting four marijuana brownies and having to call paramedics. The Omaha World-Herald reports that the 53-year-old man was unloading groceries Tuesday and apparently found some brownies in the back of the car, which his adult children had used earlier in the day. He ate four of them. The man’s wife told police that he started having “bad anxiety” while they were watching television. She tried to call her children to ask, but couldn’t reach them. Police showed up at the house, followed by one of...
  • Omaha's Answer to Pothole Complaints: a New Dirt Road

    08/17/2016 4:28:43 PM PDT · by Theoria · 20 replies
    AP ^ | 16 Aug 2016 | Margery a. Beck and Scott Mcfetridge
    For miles and miles Omaha stretches on, one tidy, suburban-style neighborhood after another filled with modern low-slung houses set on spacious lawns with towering oaks and elms. It's a model of comfortable mid-American living, with one unusual exception: thanks to a quirk in how Omaha developed, about 300 miles of streets in these nice neighborhoods are pitted with potholes almost big enough to swallow an SUV. The bad roads have been both an anomaly and a source of complaints for years. But recently, they've become the center of a mini-crisis after local officials began dispatching crews to tear up the...
  • Crowd Cheers Clinton's Call To 'Raise Taxes On The Middle Class'

    08/03/2016 4:47:03 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 105 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | August 3, 2016 | Robert Kraychik
    Hillary Clinton called for raising taxes on the “middle class” while campaigning on Monday in Omaha, NE. Joined by left-wing Democrat billionaire Warren Buffett, she received applause from those in attendance. “Because while Warren is standing up for a fairer tax code, Trump wants to cut taxes for the super-rich,” said Clinton. “Well, we’re not going there, my friends. I’m telling you, right now - we’re going to write fairer rules for the middle class and we are going to raise taxes on the middle class!”
  • Hillary Clinton Loads Up Omaha Rally With High School Kids – Still Can’t Fill It Up!

    08/01/2016 10:28:55 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 62 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Aug 1, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Hillary Clinton held a rally today at North High School in Omaha. The gym was half empty when the rally started. She packed the high school gym with high school kids who are too young to vote.
  • Billionaire Warren Buffett Pledges to Drive Voters to the Polls in Nov.

    08/01/2016 7:17:26 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 63 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 8/1/16 | Asher Klein
    "I’m gonna be doing selfies, whatever it takes," Buffett said, before introducing Hillary Clinton at a rally in Omaha, Nebraska Buffett pledged to "take at least 10 people to the polls who otherwise would have had difficulty getting there" on November 8, challenging his congressional district to "give America a civics lesson."
  • Hillary Clinton due in Omaha Monday

    08/01/2016 1:15:56 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 49 replies
    WOWT ^ | July 31, 2016 | WOWT
    OMAHA, Neb. -- Democratic presidential nominee nomination Hillary Clinton is scheduled to make a campaign stop in Omaha Monday afternoon. The event will be held in the gymnasium of Omaha North High School near North 36th Street and Ames Avenue from 4:30-6 p.m. Doors open at 2:45 p.m. The gym holds 500 people and they'll have overflow seating for 500 more in Viking Hall, a cafeteria area. Tickets are available through her campaign website, which indicates Mrs. Clinton will discuss her commitment to building an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top. Patty Zieg, Democratic National...
  • Nebraska State Sen. Kintner accused of having sexually explicit video of himself on state computer.

    07/29/2016 7:10:43 PM PDT · by Coronal · 20 replies
    Kearney Hub ^ | July 29, 2016 | Emily Nohr and Martha Stoddard
    LINCOLN — A state senator from Papillion is accused of having a sexually explicit video of himself on his state computer. State Sen. Bill Kintner did not immediately respond Friday to requests for comment. State Sen. Bob Krist, who chairs the Legislature’s Executive Committee, said he alerted Gov. Pete Ricketts’ chief of staff Matt Miltenberger last year about a sexual video involving Kintner.
  • Trump, seeking GOP unity, has tense meeting with Senate Republicans

    07/07/2016 10:16:51 AM PDT · by ObozoMustGo2012 · 89 replies
    WaPo ^ | 7/7/16 | Sean Sullivan and Philip Rucker
    Donald Trump’s private meeting Thursday with Senate Republicans — designed to foster greater party unity ahead of the national convention in Cleveland — grew combative as the presumptive presidential nominee admonished three senators who have been critical of his candidacy and predicted they would lose their reelection bids, according to two Republican officials with direct knowledge of the exchanges. Trump’s most tense exchange was with Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), who has been vocal in his concerns about the business mogul’s candidacy, especially his rhetoric and policies on immigration that the senator argues alienate many Latino voters and others in Arizona....
  • United States et al. vs. Texas et al.: A Political Question for November

    07/01/2016 8:52:34 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 13 replies
    verdict.justia.com ^ | 7/1/2016 | John Dean
    In a nine-word per curiam decision, eight justices of the United States Supreme Court have revealed they are deadlocked in a 4 to 4 divide on the new immigration procedures of the Obama administration, with its executive decision to not deport the immigrant parents of children born in the United States (thus citizens) and give them legal status but less than citizenship in the process. The State of Texas, joined by 25 others states, filed a lawsuit to block this executive action, which affects between 4 and 5 million immigrants in the United States. The case was before the Supreme...
  • [Sen] Sasse [R-NE] making GOP enemies with anti-Trump crusade

    06/07/2016 11:33:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | June 7, 2016 | Seung Min Kim and Burgess Everett
    Ben Sasse, the loudest, most persistent, highest-ranking detractor of Donald Trump left in the GOP, insists, “There’s nothing I’ve done with Mr. Trump that has anything to do with political posturing.” A growing number of Republicans would beg to differ.
  • Meet the red-state conservatives fighting to abolish the death penalty

    06/05/2016 4:48:39 AM PDT · by 5150 FREEPER · 53 replies
    WASH POST ^ | 6/3/16 | Marin Cogan
    Colby Coash can point to the moment his evolution in thinking about the death penalty began. It was Sept. 3, 1994, and Coash — now a conservative senator in the Nebraska legislature but then a freshman at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln — decided to go with some friends to the state penitentiary. Willie Otey, convicted of first-degree murder, was set to be executed at midnight, and people were gathering in the parking lot outside. Coash can still remember the scene: the live band, the grilling meat, the revelers popping cans of beer and chanting, “Fry him!” “You wouldn’t have been...
  • Deputy Shot on Job Loses Insurance

    06/03/2016 7:01:15 AM PDT · by NEMDF · 10 replies
    NP Telegraph, World-Herald News Service ^ | June 2, 2016 | David Hendee
    OMAHA — Deuel County Deputy Mike Hutchinson, who continues to recover from four gunshot wounds suffered during a December ambush while serving an arrest warrant, has lost his family health insurance because he’s not working at least 30 hours a week. Hutchinson hopes that officials in the small western Nebraska county can find about $1,500 a month to temporarily continue his group health coverage — under a law known as COBRA — until he can return to work. “I didn’t ask to be shot,’’ Hutchinson said Wednesday. “I was wounded on the job. ... I’m not asking for anything special....
  • Huffington Post: At Secretive Meeting, Tech CEOs And Top Republicans Commiserate, Plot To Stop Trump

    03/07/2016 8:21:06 PM PST · by GeaugaRepublican · 333 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 03/07/2016 | Ryan Grim,
    "Billionaires, tech CEOs and top members of the Republican establishment flew to a private island resort off the coast of Georgia this weekend for the American Enterprise Institute's annual World Forum, according to sources familiar with the secretive gathering. The main topic at the closed-to-the-press confab? How to stop Republican front-runner Donald Trump. Apple CEO Tim Cook, Google co-founder Larry Page, Napster creator and Facebook investor Sean Parker, and Tesla Motors and SpaceX honcho Elon Musk all attended. So did Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), political guru Karl Rove, House Speaker Paul Ryan, GOP Sens. Tom Cotton (Ark.), Cory...
  • Win Or Lose, A Third Party Run Would Be Mitt Romney’s Greatest Legacy [NeverTrump]

    05/23/2016 10:08:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 64 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 23, 2016 | Jamie Weinstein
    Mitt Romney may be the #NeverTrump movement’s last chance for a third party bid. Anti-Trump conservatives have so far been unsuccessful in recruiting a candidate to mount a third party run against Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Gen. James Mattis said no thanks. Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse said he is too busy raising his children to run for president. Former Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn said he is not interested.
  • 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 “Never Trump” 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 — 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, “The party will oppose any effort by an elected official to support a third party presidential candidate.” Ultimately, saying it helps Hillary Clinton... Trump overwhelming won the Nebraska primary-- which was the first after other candidates dropped out.
  • 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
    UPDATE——– #NEVERTRUMPER GOT THUMPED— 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...
  • Delegates at Nebraska GOP convention smack down Ben Sasse's call for third-party candidate

    05/14/2016 5:09:05 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 23 replies
    Omaha World-Herald ^ | May 14, 2016 | Robynn Tysver
    U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse has carved out a name for himself on the national stage as a leader in the “Never Trump” Republican faction. On the home front, however, the Nebraska freshman found himself rebuked Saturday by party loyalists upset at his call for a third-party candidate to arise and give conservatives such as himself an alternative to Trump in the fall election... “If you support a third-party candidate, you are going to elect Hillary Clinton and she is going to nominate the next three or four members of the U.S. Supreme Court,” said Pat McPherson, an Omaha Republican. The...
  • 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 GOP’s 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 Trump’s most vocal Republican critics, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who suspended his presidential campaign in early May. Kasich’s chief strategist John Weaver said the governor isn’t interested in running an an independent. A Sasse spokesman declined to comment. But it’s not looking to good for a late in the game third-party bid, according to the...
  • Montana AG Tim Fox weighs in on Keystone XL lawsuit

    05/14/2016 7:08:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Missoulian ^ | 5/14/2016 | TOM LUTEY
    Montana and five other states say resident Barack Obama overstepped his power by rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline, whose developers are now suing four presidential cabinet members. The states along the pipeline’s route filed a friend-of-the-court brief this week arguing that Congress, not the executive, has the right to regulate interstate and international commerce. The pipeline, which would have crossed the Canadian border, was being developed by TransCanada, which is now suing the government. Because of the resident’s representations to the rest of the world that America would lead in reducing its carbon footprint, that that was the sole reason...
  • Ben Sasse Under Fire

    05/14/2016 6:50:05 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 43 replies
    politico ^ | May 14, 2016 | Kyle Cheney
    Sen. Ben Sasse’s outspoken rejection of Donald Trump is roiling Nebraska Republican politics, and the discord is threatening to boil over at the state’s GOP convention Saturday. A prominent Nebraska political operative — who is the nephew of senior GOP Sen. Deb Fischer — is behind a move to publicly rebuke the anti-Trump movement. Sam Fischer has issued a proposed resolution — set for a vote at the convention — declaring that the state party will refuse to support any Republican officeholder who opposes the GOP presidential nominee or agitates for a third-party candidate. Though the measure doesn’t name Sasse,...
  • THE LATEST: CLINTON WINS SYMBOLIC PRIMARY IN NEBRASKA

    05/10/2016 7:23:38 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 19 replies
    AP ^ | 10 May 2016
    Hillary Clinton has won the Democratic presidential primary in Nebraska, but it's a victory for the Democratic front-runner that won't get her any closer to clinching her party's nomination. That's because Nebraska allocated all 25 of its delegates to this summer's Democratic National Convention in a caucus held on March 5 that was won by the Vermont senator. He took home 15 delegates from that caucus, while Clinton won 10. Earlier Tuesday, Sanders won the Democratic primary in West Virginia.
  • Trump easily wins two primaries, Sanders beats Clinton in West Virginia

    05/10/2016 6:56:36 PM PDT · by Innovative · 58 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | May 10, 2016 | Erica Werner And Steve Peoples, AP
    Key Senate Republicans voiced optimism Tuesday about Donald Trump’s presidential prospects in November, the clearest signal yet to the GOP rank and file to unite behind the bombastic billionaire and turn their energy against Democrat Hillary Clinton. But it was uncertain whether the doubters could be quieted. Trump added two more primaries to his column, taking West Virginia and Nebraska. Clinton lost West Virginia to Sen. Bernie Sanders, who refuses to bow out as Trump’s GOP foes have, but that hardly dented her huge Democratic delegate lead.
  • Republicans warm to Donald Trump as Ben Sasse’s third-party pitch falls flat

    05/10/2016 5:50:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 55 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 10, 2016 | S.A. Miller & Valerie Richardson
    Far from irreparably fracturing the GOP, Donald Trump is quickly winning the backing of many of the party’s top elected officials, with senators returning to Washington this week pledging their support for him as their nominee. Outside of Washington, Republican voters are likewise warming to Mr. Trump, and are decidedly cool to calls to recruit a third-party alternative to Mr. Trump and likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, saying there’s too much at stake to give Democrats another four years’ control of the White House. “I think it’s a great idea, but not for this particular election,” said Gregg Mattox, standing...
  • Cruz floats restarting campaign if he wins Nebraska primary

    05/10/2016 12:29:16 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/10/2016 | Ben Kamisar
    Ted Cruz floated the possibility of restarting his presidential campaign if he wins Nebraska’s GOP primary on Tuesday and avoided saying whether he supports Donald Trump's bid for president. Cruz, who suspended his White House run last week, said he does not expect to win Nebraska's primary but is 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 conservative host Glenn Beck's radio program. "If that changes, we will certainly respond accordingly." Cruz demurred...
  • Cruz opens door to kick-starting suspended campaign

    05/10/2016 12:36:24 PM PDT · by Innovative · 131 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 10, 2016 | Fox News
    Donald Trump may have thought he delivered the knock-out punch to Ted Cruz -- but the Texas senator apparently doesn't see himself down and counted out of the 2016 Republican presidential race. Not yet, anyway. Cruz, in an interview Tuesday with radio host and supporter Glenn Beck, opened the door just a crack to kick-starting his now-suspended campaign if he somehow starts winning primary contests again. Asked what he’d do if, for instance, Nebraska voters back him in Tuesday’s primary, Cruz said he assumes that won’t happen but added: “Let’s be very clear, if there is a path to victory...
  • 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.
  • Cruz re-opens door to challenging Trump for nomination

    05/10/2016 9:07:03 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 77 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/10/16 | Nolan D. McCaskill
    Ted Cruz is leaving the door open to reviving his campaign to challenge Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination. “Listen, let’s be very clear: If there is a path to victory, we launched this campaign intending to win,” the Texas senator told conservative radio host Glenn Beck on Tuesday. “The reason we suspended the race last week is with Indiana’s loss I didn’t see a viable path to victory. If that changes, we will certainly respond accordingly.”
  • [TRAITOR] Cruz floats restarting campaign if he wins Nebraska primary

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    The Hill ^ | May 10, 2016 | Ben Kamisar
    Ted Cruz on Tuesday floated the possibility of restarting his presidential campaign if he wins Nebraska’s GOP primary Tuesday. Cruz, who ended his White House run last week, said he does not expect that to happen, but he’s 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."
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  • 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
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