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  • Nancy Pelosi visits Omaha, talks impeachment and Nebraska farmers

    10/28/2019 7:08:30 AM PDT · by stan_sipple · 41 replies
    KETV OMAHA ^ | 10/27/2019 | Emily Tencer
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Omaha Saturday night to speak at the Nebraska Democratic Party's annual Morrison-Exon fundraiser. The Nebraska Democratic Party said Saturday's turnout was one of the biggest crowds the event has ever seen. Pelosi urged more women and more diversity in Congress. She pledged $1,000 to the Frank Lamere Grassroots Fellows and Candidates of Color Fund. The speaker praised rural America and mentioned Nebraskan farmer frustration over the trade war. "We're fighting for the hardworking Nebraska families left behind in the GOP agenda -- and they are -- and for Nebraska farmers struggling under Trump's trade recklessness...
  • San Francisco puts 22 states on blacklist for restrictive abortion laws

    10/21/2019 1:34:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 78 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | October 21, 2019 | Andrew O'Reilly | Fox News
    The states being blacklisted by San Francisco for their “severe anti-choice policies” are Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
  • Police: Uniformed BNSF officer shoots, kills disgruntled customer

    10/09/2019 6:42:02 AM PDT · by NEMDF · 53 replies
    Lincoln Journal Star ^ | 10/8/2019 | Chris Dunker
    A disgruntled customer who was escorted out of a Chick-fil-A restaurant in south Lincoln on Tuesday afternoon and then drove his pickup into the building, was shot and killed by a railroad officer, Lincoln Police said. Officers were called to the restaurant at 6810 S. 27th St. shortly after 1 p.m. on an initial report that a vehicle had driven into the business, police said at an afternoon news conference.
  • Thousands of People Line the Streets in Over 1600 Cities to Tell Americans “Abortion Kills Children”

    10/07/2019 2:01:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | October 7, 2019 | Micaiah Bilger
    Thousands of pro-lifers stood outside in all kinds of weather Sunday to pray for unborn babies and their mothers. People gathered in about 1,600 communities in the United States and Canada for the annual Life Chain, according to organizers. The event brings pro-lifers together in their local communities to pray for an end to abortion and peacefully witness to the truth about life in the womb. In West Reading, Pennsylvania, about 75 people stood on the sidewalks in the rain, holding signs encouraging mothers to choose life, the Reading Eagle reports. “We got rained on quite well but people stayed...
  • The ‘Never Trump’ Coalition That Decided Eh, Nevermind, He’s Fine

    10/05/2019 10:14:05 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 3 replies
    MSN.com ^ | Jeremy W. Peters October 5,2019
    been as head-spinning as the social conservatives and evangelical Christians who now consider Mr. Trump a hero. Many of the conservative women who once saw him as a boor have come to believe that for too long they were focused on the wrong qualities in presidential candidates. They wanted someone pious when they should have been looking for someone who could throw punches. “I endorsed Rick Santorum in 2012. And Mike Huckabee,” said Penny Young Nance, who signed the statement in 2016 of anti-abortion activists opposing Mr. Trump. “But at the end of the day, I’m not sure those guys...
  • Erick Erickson:

    10/05/2019 7:39:27 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 83 replies
    Erick Erickson Twitter ^ | 10/5/19 | Erick Erickson
    .@SenatorRomney is a good man who cares deeply for the country and the constitution.— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) October 5, 2019
  • The ‘Never Trump’ Coalition That Decided Eh, Never Mind, He’s Fine

    10/05/2019 2:37:08 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 49 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Oct. 5, 2019 Updated 5:17 p.m. ET | Jeremy W. Peters
    WASHINGTON — In 2016, Erick Erickson could not have been clearer. Donald Trump was “a racist” and “a fascist.” It was no wonder, Mr. Erickson wrote, that “so many people with swastikas in their Twitter profile pics” supported him. “I will not vote for Donald Trump. Ever,” he insisted, adding his voice to the chorus of Never Trump Republicans. Last week, Mr. Erickson, a well-known conservative blogger, titled one of his pieces “I Support the President.” In three years, he had come completely around, a transformation that is a testament to President Trump’s remarkable consolidation of support inside the Republican...
  • Trump Supporters Greet Pelosi in South Carolina: ‘Impeach Pelosi’

    10/05/2019 8:07:34 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 5, 2019 | HANNAH BLEAU
    Donald Trump supporters in South Carolina sent a clear message to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Friday evening, flocking to her event’s venue and holding up signs to express their support of the president. Pelosi was featured as the keynote speaker at a South Carolina Democratic Party fundraising event at the Hyatt Regency in Greenville, South Carolina, on Friday. Trump supporters gathered outside of the event’s venue to express their support for the president. Videos show supporters shouting “Trump” and holding American flags, Trump-Pence 2020 banners, and homemade signs reading, “Impeach Pelosi”. Pelosi said on Friday that this is...
  • Senator Susan Collins Slams President Trump For ‘Asking China to Investigate’ Joe Biden

    10/05/2019 6:45:34 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 66 replies
    GP ^ | October 5,2019 | Cristina Laila
    The Maine senator was unequivocal in her statements, which came after a firefighters memorial service in Augusta on Saturday morning, joining Mitt Romney, R-Utah, and Ben Sasse, R-Nevada, in breaking rank with GOP support for the president. “I thought the president made a big mistake by asking China to get involved in investigating a political opponent,” Collins said. “It’s completely inappropriate.” The president’s comments came days after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, announced a formal impeachment probe into his attempt to solicit foreign help in an election, which is illegal and considered by many lawmakers to be a foundational threat...
  • Home Invasion Stopped with AR-15 (Ruger AR 556) – VIDEO

    10/04/2019 5:22:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 29 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 30 Septembe, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    On August 12, 2019, at about 9:52 p.m., in Omaha, Nebraska, an apartment resident named Mark had some friends visiting him. He heard persistent knocking at the door. It got louder, so he looked out the peephole. Outside, he saw an unknown man at the door with another behind him who had a mask on. He locked the door and went to get his rifle, a Ruger AR 556 (AR-15 clone). In the video, just as he returns, the door is kicked in with a rear spear type kick. As the home invader turns around, he sees the rifle...
  • GOP senators attack whistleblower's credibility

    09/30/2019 10:36:02 AM PDT · by robowombat · 82 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/30/19 06:00 AM EDT 13,753 | ALEXANDER BOLTON
    GOP senators attack whistleblower's credibility GOP senators attack whistleblower's credibility BY ALEXANDER BOLTON - 09/30/19 06:00 AM EDT 13,753 Republican senators scrambling to protect President Trump from a formal impeachment inquiry are attacking the credibility of the whistleblower who filed a complaint. GOP lawmakers are asserting the whistleblower did not have firsthand knowledge of the actions detailed in the complaint and question whether the person had a political agenda. “It doesn’t come from a person with personal knowledge. It’s like I heard these people say this, and now I’m reporting it. I think that is pretty bizarre,” said Sen. John...
  • Trump endorses Sasse in 2020 race

    09/25/2019 9:08:49 PM PDT · by rintintin · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | Sep 10 2019 | Tal Axelrod
    President Trump on Tuesday (Sep 10) endorsed Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) for his reelection bid in 2020, sending a message of support for one of his more outspoken Republican critics on Capitol Hill.
  • Warren Buffett’s Charities Are Making Him Richer by Funding Shady Attacks on Berkshire.. Competitors

    09/17/2019 10:34:15 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | SEPTEMBER 16, 2019 | DREW JOHNSON
    last year Buffett donated $169 million to the NoVo Foundation, a charity run by his youngest son, Peter, and Peter’s wife, Jennifer. ... Some of the foundation’s resources are directed towards radical activism that clearly benefits Buffett’s bottom line. In fact, money Buffett donated to the NoVo Foundation has been used to attack companies that compete with Berkshire Hathaway's subsidiaries and holdings. ... In 2017, NoVo donated $3.5 million to the “Clean Clothes Campaign” managed by the liberal Tides Foundation.. ... Why would the NoVo Foundation fund a series of crusades focused on ferociously targeting Walmart and Sam’s Club? It...
  • Trump endorses Sasse in 2020 race

    09/10/2019 8:26:50 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/10/19 | Tal Axelrod
    President Trump on Tuesday endorsed Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) for his reelection bid in 2020, sending a message of support for one of his more outspoken Republican critics on Capitol Hill. “Senator Ben Sasse has done a wonderful job representing the people of Nebraska. He is great with our Vets, the Military, and your very important Second Amendment. Strong on Crime and the Border, Ben has my Complete and Total Endorsement!” Trump tweeted. Sasse, who officially announced his reelection bid in August, has been one of the few GOP lawmakers on Capitol Hill to criticize the White House and had...
  • Reform the Electoral College

    08/28/2019 7:30:38 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 65 replies
    seattletimes ^ | 08/27/2019 | Seattle Times Editorial Board
    The controversial way America elects presidents is barreling toward a crisis point. A federal court ruling has spotlighted the confounding nature of the system, which twice in the last five elections put presidents into office against the wishes of the majority of American voters. Under the Constitution, the voters who select a president every four years are, in fact, picking a party-chosen slate of electors pledged to that candidate. The presidential candidate who wins a state’s popular vote gets all its electors — except in Nebraska and Maine, which split the electors by Congressional districts. These electors formally select the...
  • Nebraska’s Sasse backed by GOP leaders despite Trump stance

    08/08/2019 6:28:57 AM PDT · by stan_sipple · 21 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 8/5/19 | Grant Schulte
    U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska will surround himself with many of the state’s top Republicans on Monday for a likely announcement that he’ll seek a second term, despite angering some party activists with his repeated criticism of President Donald Trump ... The event follows news last week that Sasse could face a primary challenge from Matt Innis, a Lincoln-based GOP activist and former chairman of the Lancaster County Republican Party. Innis, a Trump supporter, announced his candidacy last week and blasted Sasse for making statements critical of the president.
  • Nebraska GOP tells Republican lawmaker to register as Democrat

    08/06/2019 7:26:26 AM PDT · by stan_sipple · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/05/2019 | Justin Wise
    The Nebraska Republican Party on Monday called for GOP state Sen. John McCollister to re-register as a Democrat after he accused the party of enabling white supremacy in the United States. ... McCollister gained national attention on Sunday after sharing a series of tweets condemning the Republican Party for what he described as its complicity in "obvious racist and immoral activity inside our party." "The Republican Party is enabling white supremacy in our country," McCollister said on Twitter. "As a lifelong Republican, it pains me to say this, but it’s the truth."
  • Republican state lawmaker criticizes his party for 'enabling white supremacy'

    08/05/2019 11:04:24 AM PDT · by Innovative · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug. 5, 2019 | Leah Asmelash and Brian Ries
    A Republican state representative is speaking out against what he believes is his own party's complicity in "enabling white supremacy," and says history won't judge his fellow Republicans kindly. Nebraska state legislator Rep. John McCollister tweeted Sunday night, "The Republican Party is enabling white supremacy in our country. As a lifelong Republican, it pains me to say this, but it's the truth." The Twitter thread came one day after a white supremacist killed at least 20 people in El Paso, Texas. The criticism came as some politicians began pointing to the rhetoric from the Republican Party and the current administration...
  • Chamber of Commerce, Soros-Funded Groups Bankroll ‘Temporary’ Amnesty for Venezuela’s Population

    07/28/2019 7:21:08 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 July 2019 | John Binder
    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and organizations funded by left-wing billionaire George Soros are bankrolling a plan to provide temporary amnesty to Venezuela’s population. Last week, the Democrat-controlled House passed a measure to create a Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program for Venezuela’s population — allowing nationals who are already in the U.S. to remain and incentivizing more to migrate. Thirty-nine House Republicans joined every Democrat to support the legislation, including: Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE) Rep. Michael Bost (R-IL) Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) Rep. John Curtis (R-UT) Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) Rep. Brian...
  • DEMOCRATS BALK BUT SENATE CONFIRMS KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS MEMBER FOR JUDGESHIP

    07/28/2019 11:16:24 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 22 replies
    powerline ^ | JULY 24, 2019 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    The Senate today confirmed Brian Buescher, President Trump’s nominee to the U.S. District Court in Nebraska. Readers may recall that Senate Democrats attacked Buescher for his membership in the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic service organization. I wrote about this here. Sen. Kamala Harris was one of the Senators who led the charge against Buescher during his Committee hearing. His other main adversary was Sen. Mazie Hirono, one of the Senate’s dimmest members. Harris isn’t dim, but she’s a hard core leftist and an incorrigible opportunist. Thus, her suggestion that Buescher’s membership in the Knights of Columbus makes him unfit...