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  • NEBRASKANS! ALL HANDS ON DECK!

    02/06/2019 9:02:46 AM PST · by JME_FAN · 9 replies
    JME_FAN | February 6, 2019 | JME_FAN
    We Nebraskans shall have a momentous task, before the Nebraska Unicameral, tomorrow at the state capital in Lincoln. Several Legislative Bills will be proposed to the Judiciary Committee, and each of these bills is a travesty against the natural law. I have contacted the Committee Chair - Senator Steve Lathrop, to state my objections, and have them entered into the public record for each hearing on each of the proposed bills. I would appreciate that any Nebraskan, who is so inclined, either send their own testimony to Chairman Lathrop, or else appear at the hearings in Lincoln, which are scheduled...
  • After Trump exits office, President Pence will be challenged in 2020 by Chris Christie

    01/31/2019 9:44:14 AM PST · by Coleus · 97 replies
    The Star Ledger of Newark ^ | 01.31.19 | Alan J. Steinberg
    On New Year’s Day this year, I predicted in a column published here that under pressure of various governmental investigations, Donald Trump will be compelled to resign from the presidency before the end of 2019. The recent disclosures regarding these investigations have strengthened my position. Upon Trump’s resignation from the presidency, Vice President Mike Pence will become the president. Pence, however, will be a very poor reelection prospect in 2020. Mike and Karen Pence, his wife, have a well-deserved reputation for extremism on social issues, particularly on issues affecting gay and lesbian voters. The Pences possess a “kook” factor they...
  • Senator Sasse Tells Virginia Governor To ‘Get The Hell Out Of Public Office’ Over Abortion Remarks

    01/30/2019 4:06:44 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 58 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1-30-19 | Grace Carr
    Nebraska Republican Sen. Ben Sasse reacted to comments Virginia Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam made Wednesday morning, telling the governor that he shouldn’t serve in government if he supports leaving babies to die after they’ve been born. Northam, in a Wednesday morning interview, couldn’t precisely answer whether he supports abortion until birth and suggested an infant could be born and then the mother and doctor could discuss what should happen next, The National Review reported. “This is morally repugnant,” Sasse said in a statement. “In just a few years pro-abortion zealots went from ‘safe, legal, and rare’ to ‘keep the newborns...
  • Retired SEAL: Nathan Phillips Not a Vietnam Vet – He Was a Mechanic Who Went AWOL THREE TIMES

    01/22/2019 10:39:28 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 107 replies
    Cristina Laila ^ | 1-22-19 | thegatewaypundit.com/
    He claimed he was a Recon Ranger — there is no such thing as a Marine Recon Ranger, Rangers are in the Army. Retired US Navy SEAL Don Shipley, who is known for publicly outing people for ‘stolen valor,’ obtained Nathan Phillips’ DD-214 form and exposed the truth. Nathan Phillips was enlisted under the name Nathaniel Richard Stanard. “Nathaniel Phillips enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserves on May 20th, 1972 and served until May 5th, 1976,” Don Shipley said as he read the DD-214 form. “He served under just four years and was discharged at the exalted rank of ‘Private'”...
  • Ben Sasse re-introduces 'Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act' ahead of March for Life....

    01/16/2019 9:02:20 PM PST · by caww · 27 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 1/16/2019 | Becket Adams
    Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., this week reintroduced his Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, a move that comes just days before the official start of the 37th annual March for Life. “Everybody loves babies, and that love has nothing to do with politics and everything to do with just having a heart,” the Republican senator said in a statement. It added, “This legislation is an opportunity for Congress to find consensus built on common sense, compassion, science, and a simple fact: every baby deserves a fighting chance at life. Providing care for newborns is more important than partisan political divides. Every...
  • 'One Nebraska' book on farm family is divisive, won't get proclamation...

    01/08/2019 11:02:46 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 13 replies
    Omaha World Hearld ^ | 01/08/19 | Aaron Hegarty
    Since 2005, the Nebraska Center for the Book has had its annual “One Book One Nebraska” selection recognized by the governor. Not this year. The book selected was “This Blessed Earth: A Year in the Life of an American Family Farm,” which follows the life of Rick Hammond, a York County farmer. “The book that they are proposing was written by a political activist that really seemed to be out of touch,” Gov. Pete Ricketts said Monday. It “was not going to be something that was going to unify Nebraska.” The author, Ted Genoways, voiced surprise and concern in a...
  • American possibly exposed to Ebola to be monitored at Nebraska hospital

    12/29/2018 2:39:33 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    nbc ^ | Dec. 29, 2018 / 1:54 PM PST | Kalhan Rosenblatt
    The unidentified man, who was providing medical assistance in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has shown no symptoms of Ebola... “This person may have been exposed to the virus but is not ill and is not contagious,” Doctors will work with federal, state and county public health officials to monitor the man and secure the area so no members of the public or other patients are exposed. The man is not officially a patient [?] at Nebraska Medicine, but will be monitored there for two weeks, hospital officials said.
  • Dem senators flirting with a religious test for judicial nominees

    12/25/2018 7:52:36 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/25/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    The ugly specter of religious bigotry reared its disgusting head during Senate confirmation of the nomination of Brian Buescher for a federal judgeship. The Constitution’s Article VI, Clause 3 clearly specifies that “no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States,” but that must be news to Senators Mazie Hirono and Kamala Harris. Ed Condon of the Catholic News Agency reports:  A judicial nominee faced questions from Senators this month about whether membership in the Knights of Columbus might impede his ability to judge federal cases fairly. The...
  • Senators quiz nominee about membership of ‘extreme’ Knights of Columbus

    12/23/2018 6:25:28 AM PST · by NYer · 77 replies
    EWTN ^ | December 21, 2018 | Ed Condon
    Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee have questioned a candidate for the federal bench over his membership of the Knights of Columbus, with some calling the group’s Catholic views on abortion and same-sex marriage “extreme.” Senators also questioned if belonging to the Catholic charitable organization could prevent judges from hearing cases “fairly and impartially.” Senators Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) raised membership of the Knights as a point of concern during the Senate Judiciary Committee’s consideration of Brian C. Buescher, an Omaha-based lawyer nominated by President Trump to sit on the United States District Court for the District...
  • Farm Bill deal reached without food stamp work requirement expansion

    12/12/2018 6:05:57 AM PST · by george76 · 19 replies
    The News Star ^ | 12/12/18 | Greg Hilburn
    The Senate passed the bill Tuesday on an 87-13 vote, although Louisiana Republican Sen. John Kennedy was a no, criticizing the "missed opportunity to reform" the food stamp program. Congress has reached a compromise deal on a new Farm Bill to set agriculture policy for five years, but it won't expand work requirements for food stamps, which had been a priority of U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham of Louisiana and President Donald Trump. The Senate passed the bill Tuesday on an 87-13 vote, although Louisiana Republican Sen. John Kennedy was a no, criticizing the "missed opportunity to reform" the food stamp...
  • 'Grinch' principal on leave after attempt to ban Christmas items from school

    12/08/2018 8:49:29 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 86 replies
    fox news ^ | Dec. 8, 2018 | Louis Casiano
    Some Nebraskans are calling an elementary school principal a Grinch after she issued a memo to school staff that prohibited certain Christmas decorations and other religious symbols. Jennifer Sinclair of Manchester Elementary in Elkhorn, Neb., was placed on administrative leave Thursday following her directive, the Omaha World-Herald reported. District spokeswoman Kara Perchal said the district would not comment further. "Elkhorn Public Schools District administration promptly addressed the issue at Manchester Elementary School regarding the memo that was sent by the principal to Manchester elementary staff," the district said in a statement. An Elkhorn elementary school principal tried to ban Christmas....
  • Principal Bans Candy Canes Because ‘J’ Shape Stands For Jesus. That Was Only The Beginning.

    12/06/2018 11:08:40 AM PST · by Red Badger · 156 replies
    greatamericanpolitics.com ^ | December 6, 2018 | By Michael Stanley
    If jolly old Saint Nick were a real person who had a real naughty and nice list, Nebraska school principal Jennifer Sinclair would most definitely be getting nothing but coal in her stocking this year. Sinclair has went on an anti-Christmas rampage, banning candy canes because their “J” shape represents Jesus, the reason for the season. However, that was just the beginning. What kinds of items, you ask? Liberty Counsel provided a memo from principal Jennifer Sinclair that spelled out in detail all the verboten paraphernalia at Manchester Elementary School in Omaha: Santas or Christmas items (clip art) on worksheets...
  • Biased screener undermining Trump judicial nominees, Republicans say

    11/27/2018 7:26:50 PM PST · by Loud Mime · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/27/2018 | Alex Swoyer
    She’s not a senator, but Cynthia Nance plays an enormous role in shaping the debate over some of President Trump’s judicial picks. Ms. Nance, former dean of the University of Arkansas School of Law, handles the American Bar Association’s judicial ratings for nominees to federal courts in North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri and Arkansas, which make up the federal 8th Circuit. The ABA’s role is one the more opaque parts of the process, but Republicans are pushing it into the light, accusing her of allowing personal bias, particularly a fealty to abortion rights, to color her ratings....
  • Ben Sasse Is Everything Wrong With Elite Conservatism

    10/24/2018 10:29:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Oc6tober 25, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    We’ve nearly won the battle for the Republican Party, having kicked out most of the grifters, weasels, weenies, and dorks of Conservative, Inc. They spent decades dunning us for donations while conserving not very much at all, so we elected Donald Trump and remade the GOP. Now there’s no place left for them, and they’re pouting on the Lido Deck among the unsold cruise cabins, sipping Zima and muttering about how ungrateful we are. As I explain in my hilarious and obnoxious new book, Militant Normals: How Regular Americans Are Rebelling Against the Elite to Reclaim Our Democracy, the sissy...
  • Ben Sasse: We Need a President Who Does ‘Not Pretend That Beating Up a Reporter Is OK

    10/21/2018 6:13:01 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Oct 2018 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) said President Donald Trump’s compliment of Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-MT) for assaulting a reporter last May was “not OK.” Sasse said, “I believe the First Amendment is the beating heart of the American experiment. We need to have a president who celebrates the First Amendment and not pretends that beating up a reporter is OK. What you hear from Nebraskans who also tune out most of the rallies is that there’s a short-term, long-term thing going on and feel that the president’s rhetoric is short-term playful. I don’t think...
  • Students report illness after consuming kangaroo meat at western Nebraska school

    10/18/2018 11:32:22 AM PDT · by DFG · 36 replies
    Sand Hills Express ^ | 10/18/2018 | Hunter Arterburn
    Some of the students at a western Nebraska high school and junior high may have fallen ill after consuming chili with kangaroo meat mixed with beef last week. News Channel Nebraska first reported the mystery meat in chili served at Potter-Dix High School and Junior High was that of the marsupial. The school’s head cook Kevin Frei said he added the kangaroo meat for its nutritional value and because it’s a lean cut. While it’s unknown the extent of the illnesses and whether or not they were brought on by the meal, Potter-Dix Superintendent Mike Williams fielded several complaints from...
  • Iowa Health Officials Confirm Second Case of Rare Nervous System Disorder

    10/18/2018 10:31:14 AM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 20 replies
    KCCI.com ^ | 10/17/18 | Laura Terrell
    Iowa health officials confirmed Wednesday a second case of a rare condition that afflicts the nervous system, particularly the spinal cord. The condition is called acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, which attacks the nervous system and can lead to arm or leg weakness and loss of muscle reflexes. It has received increased attention in recent weeks. Officials with the Iowa Department of Public Health said they are following the condition very closely and heeding warnings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Here’s Six Amazing Pro-Life Women You Can Vote For in November

    10/17/2018 6:11:58 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    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 · 71 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...