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  • Civil Disobedience and Sedition

    07/08/2015 10:24:41 PM PDT · by WTFOVR · 4 replies
    Unfortunately, Nebraskans now have a spineless fedgov boot licking coward for a governor (Pete Ricketts - R) Compare this straight-to-the point language to the vague, effeminate Modernist BS we get today - both from the Vatican and from those in our various levels of government (Responses to each excerpted paragraph are bracketed by asterisks ***commentary***) Civil Disobedience and Sedition SPAIENTIAE CHRISTIANAE – On Christians as Citizens. Pope Leo XIII, January 1890 Encyclical From paragraph 2: ... if, in administering public affairs, it [government] is wont to put God aside, and show no solicitude for the upholding of moral law, it...
  • Teens Charged with Murder, 12-Year-Old Boy Still Wanted

    07/07/2015 3:14:32 PM PDT · by Trailerpark Badass · 38 replies
    WOWT ^ | Jul 07, 2015 | WOWT 6 News
    Warrants for first degree murder have been issued for two teenagers and a 12-year-old boy for the June shooting death of Jamymell Ray, 31. Two of the teenagers have been taken into custody, but a 12-year-old boy still remains wanted. The 12-year-old has been identified as Jarrell Milton. Anyone who knows his whereabouts is asked to call the Omaha Police Homicide Unit at (402) 444-5656 or Omaha Crime Stoppers at (402) 444-STOP. The shooting happened on Monday, June 29th near 24th & Redick. Ray and Charles Fisher, 30, were both hit by gunfire. Fisher was treated at the hospital and...
  • Planned Parenthood laments having to rely on abortion ‘circuit riders’ to kill babies in Nebraska

    06/30/2015 4:23:25 PM PDT · by Morgana
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Jun 29, 2015 | Susan Michelle
    It seems Planned Parenthood of the Heartland has a hiring problem. The Norfolk Daily News reports Sunday on the difficult the abortion giant is having keeping an abortion doctor employed. Earlier this year, Dr. C.J. LaBenz, their abortionist, left, as Live Action reported in April. Planned Parenthood’s Omaha and Lincoln clinics were left without a regular abortionist. Lest the baby killing be left undone, Planned Parenthood, the organization always begging for money, flies an abortion doctor from Massachusetts to Nebraska. However, he or she can only abort on a part-time basis; therefore, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland now kills babies...
  • Omaha Juneteenth Parade Cancelled, Five Arrested

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  • Republicans criticize Rice over Iraq, Iran, Hamas

    02/15/2006 10:29:50 AM PST · by jmc1969 · 29 replies · 1,034+ views
    AP ^ | February 15 2006
    Republican senators criticized the Bush administration Wednesday over its policies in Iraq, Iran and the Palestinian territories, as Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's first testimony on Capitol Hill in months exposed her to a tough grilling from some members of her own party. "I don't see, Madame Secretary, how things are getting better. I think they're getting worse in Iraq, they're getting worse in Iran," Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., told Rice as she appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Rice also had a tense exchange with moderate Republican Sen. Lincoln Chafee, R-R.I., over the pace of progress toward Israeli-Palestinian...
  • It all begins with "Black Larry" and Omaha's Boys Town

    05/31/2015 5:56:54 PM PDT · by OK Sun · 5 replies
    Libertarian Republican ^ | Sunday, May 31, 2015 | Eric Dondero
    This FROM THE EDITOR: We will have a major update to the Dennis Hastert child sex ring story here tonight. Witness, sworn statement. Stay tuned... We will begin our coverage of the so-called "Dennis Hastert Sex Scandal," with a video from the early 1990s, from a trusted source of this website. The documentary was set to air on the Discovery Channel in 1994, but was pulled at the last minute, and never ran on cable TV. Some blog sleuths eventually dug it up, years later. It contains some mind-numbing accusations and earth shattering evidence against some Nebraska politicians at the...
  • Death Penalty Repealed | State Senators Override Gov. Pete Ricketts' Veto

    05/28/2015 2:19:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    NBC Nebraska ^ | May 28, 2015
    Nebraska has abolished the death penalty in a landmark veto-override vote backed by a coalition of conservatives who oppose capital punishment. North Platte Senator Mike Groene stood with 18 others as an advocate to keep the death penalty. But that just wasn't enough as 30 other senators decided to over ride Governor Pete Ricketts' veto and abolish the death penalty. He voted to keep the death penalty and uphold the governor's veto. "I believe in the death penalty in a civil society, we do not tolerate evil," Senator Groene said. State Senators voted 30-19 on Wednesday to override Gov. Pete...
  • 'Dreamers' to get driver licenses as lawmakers override governor's veto [Nebraska]

    05/28/2015 9:44:28 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 24 replies
    KETV.com ^ | 05/28/2015 | KETV
    Young people brought to the country illegally as children but allowed to stay under a federal program will be granted driving privileges in Nebraska. Senators voted 34-10 to override Gov. Pete Ricketts' veto of LB 623 Thursday morning. Ricketts argued that the bill is wrong on principle and overly broad. "The enactment of LB 623 at this time is an expansive and unwarranted grant of an important state identification document to an overly broad group of illegal immigrants," Ricketts said.
  • Petition process to add the death penalty to the Constitution of the State of Nebraska

    05/27/2015 6:49:04 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    Facebook ^ | Beau McCoy
    Today I announced the formation of Nebraskans for Justice, standing-up for the vast majority of Nebraskans who believe the death penalty is appropriate for the most heinous of crimes. Nebraskans for Justice is an organization that will explore the possibility of a citizen-driven ballot initiative to give Nebraska citizens the option of reinstating Nebraska’s death penalty.
  • Photos: Officer Kerrie Orozco visitation, vigil, funeral

    05/27/2015 11:05:03 AM PDT · by NEMDF · 56 replies
    Omaha World Herald ^ | 05/27/2015 | Omaha World Herald (Various)
    At the link is a very cool slide show of pictures from the funeral of Officer Kerrie Orozco from yesterday. http://odc.omaha.com/index.php?u_page=5002&p=5978
  • Live coverage: Solemn tributes for Kerrie Orozco at services, on streets

    05/26/2015 12:09:56 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 12 replies
    Omaha World Herald ^ | 26 May 2015 | By Jeffrey Robb, Christopher Burbach and Maggie O’Brien
    A saddened, solemn community folded Officer Kerrie Orozco into its embrace Tuesday before letting her go. Hundreds of family members, friends and colleagues in blue attended Orozco’s funeral at St. John’s Catholic Church at Creighton University. Law enforcement officers and firefighters from around the Omaha metro area — and around the country — flowed over by the thousands into additional viewing areas. And Orozco’s fellow citizens lined her funeral procession route from downtown Omaha to her final resting spot in Council Bluffs to show respect for her service. The Rev. William Bond, who presided over the Catholic funeral service, called...
  • Officer killed in Omaha (white female cop, perp....)

    05/20/2015 5:00:43 PM PDT · by Pappy Smear · 65 replies
    Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer made the announcement at a news conference Wednesday. The slain officer was identified as 7-year veteran Kerrie Orozco, 29. According to Schmaderer, Orozco and other officers with the Metro Area Fugitive Task Force were conducting surveillance on a shooting suspect in the area of Martin Avenue and Read Street just before 1 p.m. Wednesday. Officers spotted the suspect, identified as Marcus D. Wheeler, in front of a home off nearby Vane Street. Schmaderer said Wheeler fired several shots at officers and then fled toward a home on Martin Avenue. When officers confronted Wheeler, police said,...
  • A good woman and a really bad man died today

    05/20/2015 9:23:26 PM PDT · by hatfieldmccoy · 65 replies
    Omaha World Herald ^ | MAY 20, 2015 | Maggie O'Brien,
    An Omaha police officer and a suspect involved in a shootout Wednesday have died. Kerrie Orozco, 29, a gang unit officer, was serving a warrant on the Metro Area Fugitive Task Force when she was shot. Orozco is the 25th officer – and first female – in the department killed in the line of duty. Orozco had been taken to Creighton University Medical Center in extremely critical condition after being shot about 1 p.m. near Read Street and Martin Avenue.
  • Sen. David Vitter’s Obamacare subpoena bid doomed by five GOP defections

    04/23/2015 1:46:27 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 23, 2015 | By Tom Howell Jr.
    Republican Sen. David Vitter’s bid to subpoena details about Congress’s treatment under Obamacare bitterly divided his own party Thursday, with five GOP senators balking at his attempt to force the D.C. health exchange to name who signed off on Capitol Hill’s use of the city’s insurance portal. Mr. Vitter, of Louisiana and chairman of the Small Business Committee, swiftly condemned his colleagues for voting with committee Democrats to reject his maneuver, 5 to 14. He said Congress’s arrangement with the city’s small-business exchange, or “SHOP,” provides lawmakers and staff with financial perks above and beyond what regular Obamacare customers can...
  • Unions fight to preserve Obama’s immigration actions, their members

    04/11/2015 10:50:25 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 12, 2015
    Two of the country’s most powerful and politically influential labor unions are backing President Obama in the recent court challenge to his 2014 executive action on illegal immigration, saying they support the president’s effort because "undocumented workers" need more workplace protection and their participation helps the U.S. economy. The AFL-CIO and the National Education Association on Monday each filed so-called amicus briefs in a federal appeals court case in which Texas and 26 other states are challenges the president’s 2014 memorandum on illegal immigration. The memorandum essentially expands work authorization and delayed-deportation programs for illegal immigrants. And it provides similar...
  • State senator won’t back down, apologize for saying he’d shoot a cop

    03/27/2015 10:14:36 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 43 replies
    Fox News dot com ^ | March 27, 2015 | By Deena Winter
    LINCOLN, Neb. — State Sen. Sen. Ernie Chambers isn’t backing down. The state lawmaker from Omaha defiantly stood Thursday on the floor of the Nebraska Legislature and rejected many of his colleagues’ calls for him to apologize — or even resign — for comparing cops to ISIS terrorists and suggesting he’d shoot a cop if he weren’t nonviolent and had a gun. “I meant what I said and I said what I meant,” Chambers said. He said the irony is that lawmakers were discussing freedom of expression on Wednesday, and said it was ignorant and “idle talk” to suggest taking...
  • Nebraska senator won’t back down or apologize for saying he’d shoot a cop

    03/26/2015 11:46:50 AM PDT · by redreno · 83 replies
    http://watchdog.org ^ | March 26, 2015 | By Deena Winter
    LINCOLN, Neb. — State Sen. Sen. Ernie Chambers isn’t backing down. The state lawmaker froma Omaha defiantly stood Thursday on the floor of the Nebraska Legislature and rejected many of his colleagues’ calls for him to apologize — or even resign — for comparing cops to ISIS terrorists and suggesting he’d shoot a cop if he weren’t nonviolent and had a gun. “I meant what I said and I said what I meant,” Chambers said. He said the irony is that lawmakers were discussing freedom of expression on Wednesday, and said it was ignorant and “idle talk” to suggest taking...
  • Ernie Chambers faces criticism for comparing police to ISIS

    03/26/2015 6:22:47 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 5 replies
    Omaha World-Herald(Buffet's RAG) ^ | March 25, 2015 | By Paul Hammel
    LINCOLN — State Sen. Ernie Chambers touched off a firestorm of criticism Wednesday after comments surfaced in which he compared police officers to the terrorist group that has beheaded American journalists and other captives during its violent takeover of parts of Syria and Iraq. During a public hearing Friday about a bill involving concealed handguns, Chambers said residents of his north Omaha district were more in fear of police than of extremist groups such as the Islamic State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . “My ISIS is the police. Nobody...
  • Nebraska senator compares police to ISIS, suggests he’d shoot a cop

    03/25/2015 8:10:29 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 19 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | 3/25/15 | Deena Winter
    A Nebraska state senator compared American police to Islamic terrorists and suggested he'd shoot a cop if only he had a weapon. State Sen. Ernie Chambers said during a legislative hearing on March 20 that you don't have to go halfway around the world to find an ISIS mentality. It can be found in America because police terrorize blacks every day. He was referring to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, which has beheaded journalists and brutally executed Westerners and others. "My ISIS is the police," Chambers, an independent, said, adding police can get away with shooting people if...
  • Major Omaha-area construction projects face a shortage of workers

    03/11/2015 4:28:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Omaha World-Herald ^ | March 9, 2015 | Janice Podsada
    Some are calling it one of the biggest construction projects in the country right now — the $400 million expansion of Google’s data center operations in Council Bluffs, a massive undertaking involving roughly 2,000 construction workers with no deadline announced. “We don’t how long it’s going to be going on, we just know that they’re continuing to build,” said Bob Mundt, president and chief executive of the Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce. Since 2007, Google has invested more than $1.5 billion in its facilities in the Lake Manawa area and now at a 975-acre site opposite the MidAmerican energy...
  • GOP senators send warning on Iran deal

    03/09/2015 5:46:46 AM PDT · by McGruff · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/9/2015 | David McCabe
    Forty-seven Senate Republicans are signaling in an open letter to Iran and the White House that a deal over Tehran’s nuclear program will be at risk once President Obama leaves office. “It has come to our attention while observing your nuclear negotiations with our government that you may not fully understand our constitutional system,” the senators wrote in the letter, which was first reported by Bloomberg. “Thus, we are writing to bring to your attention two features of our Constitution — the power to make binding international agreements and the different character of federal offices — which you should seriously...
  • 'Glitter Bomb' Sprays Office of GOP Rep

    03/05/2015 2:33:25 PM PST · by kristinn · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | Thursday, March 5, 2015 | Marck Hensch
    The Omaha World-Herald reported Thursday that the prank device exploded when staff opened a package delivered to Fortenberry’s Lincoln office. Glitter bombs explode in showers of tiny, sparkling confetti that are difficult to clean up. “You can certainly disagree with your member of Congress or any member of Congress, but this is pretty reckless and irresponsible,” said Jennifer Allen, a spokeswoman for Fortenberry. “It’s just a huge waste of everybody’s time and resources.” Allen said the trick seemed motivated by Fortenberry’s stance on abortion. A note accompanying the package criticized his pro-life beliefs, she added. “Congrats, you’ve earned this for...
  • Nebraska Judge Stops TransCanada from Using Eminent Domain for Keystone XL

    02/18/2015 10:13:09 AM PST · by Theoria · 19 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 13 Feb 2015 | Zoë Schlanger
    Last month, a Nebraska Supreme Court decision approved a route for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline through the state. That decision effectively allowed TransCanada, the pipeline company, to begin issuing eminent domain papers to landowners in the way. But a fresh lawsuit brought by nearly 70 landowners has spurred a Nebraska judge to halt TransCanada’s eminent domain proceedings, the Huffington Post reported Thursday. “TransCanada sees the writing on the wall,” Jane Kleeb, director of Bold Nebraska, a group fighting the pipeline, said in a statement following the judge’s decision to issue an injunction. “Nebraska landowners are not going to cave...
  • How One Nebraska Woman Lost Her Health Insurance Three Times Under Obamacare

    02/18/2015 8:44:51 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 5 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 02/17/15 | Melissa Quinn
    The day after Christmas, Weldin, of Minatare, Neb., had logged on to Facebook to find a message from a friend of hers. Included in the note was a link to an article from the Omaha World-Herald announcing that CoOportunity Health, a nonprofit health insurance company offering plans in Nebraska and Iowa, had been taken over by state regulators. The insurer, one of 23 Consumer Operated and Oriented Plans, or co-ops, started with the backing of the federal government and received $145 million in loans from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. But, CoOportunity’s expenses and medical claims would far...
  • ‘Calibration error’ changes GOP votes to Dem in Illinois county

    10/22/2014 6:55:23 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 54 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | 10/22/2014
    Dem in Illinois county Published October 22, 2014 watchdog.org Facebook0 Twitter0 Email Print CHICAGO — Early voting in Illinois got off to a rocky start Monday, as votes being cast for Republican candidates were transformed into votes for Democrats
  • Amid Obama's Scandalanche® the Shell Game Continues

    06/23/2013 9:11:32 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 12 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-23-2013 | MOTUS
    What about the IRS scandal? The State Department lies and misdirects on Benghazi? The NSA spying on everyone? Common sense “Comprehensive Immigration Reform”? The War of Terror? Please people, you’re going to have to try a little harder to keep up. “Hide under here for awhile. I’ll let you know when it’s your turn to come out.” Wait…what? The War on Terror, and everything else, is over? We’ve moving on to Al Gore’s War on American Prosperity? Yes, it is. And now…the war begins. Comparing “global warming” to World War II, former Vice President Al Gore said America should “mobilize”...
  • Rand Paul Explains His Surprise Vote For Chuck Hagel (1 of only 4 Republicans to vote for)

    02/26/2013 3:29:41 PM PST · by Corporate Democrat · 124 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | Feb 26, 2013 | Rosie Gray
    WASHINGTON — Kentucky Senator Rand Paul said his support for a filibuster against Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel never meant that he would vote against Hagel's confirmation. "I voted no because I wanted more information and I think that part of what the Senate does is try to get information about the nominees," Paul told reporters in the basement of the Capitol after Hagel's confirmation Tuesday. "I've said all along that I give the president some prerogative in choosing his political appointees." "There are many things I disagree with Chuck Hagel on, there are many things I disagree with John Kerry...
  • Did Obama Steal The Election With Hagel’s Help?

    01/16/2013 11:52:05 AM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Western Journalism Center ^ | 1/16/13 | Kris Zane
    Chuck Hagel has been tapped by Obama for Secretary of Defense, which has resulted in a slew of push backs over his troubling record: criticism and lack of support for Israel; coddling of Hezbollah, Hamas, and Iran; and his almost immediate appointment after retiring as a senator to Deutsche Bank’s Americas Advisory Board, the mega bank that has been accused of funneling billions of dollars to Iran’s nuclear program. But the most troubling aspect of Chuck Hagel is the fact that he may have stolen both of his senatorial elections. In 1992, Hagel was CEO of Election Systems & Software,...
  • Chuck Hagel as a 'Teachable Moment'

    12/19/2012 5:58:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 18, 2012 | Frank Gaffney
    The conventional wisdom is that Barack Obama dodged a politically perilous "bullet" when he declined to nominate Susan Rice as the next Secretary of State. Had he done so, the President would have provided his critics a high-profile platform for exposing and critiquing his administration's conduct with respect to Benghazigate and the larger, dangerous practice of "engaging" Islamists, of which it was a particularly dismal example. Yet, President Obama is reportedly intent on creating what may prove to be a similar "teachable moment" by nominating former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel to replace Leon Panetta as Secretary of Defense. Sen. Hagel...
  • Democrats Still Pushing Vote Fraud Allegations - Needs Freeper Attention

    12/11/2004 8:17:11 AM PST · by Fithal the Wise · 34 replies · 783+ views
    20 Amazing Facts About Voting in the USA Did you know.... 1. 80% of all votes in America are counted by only two companies: Diebold and ES&S. http://www.onlinejournal.com/evoting/042804Landes/042804landes.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diebold 2. There is no federal agency with regulatory authority or oversight of the U.S. voting machine industry. http://www.commondreams.org/views02/0916-04.htm http://www.onlinejournal.com/evoting/042804Landes/042804landes.html 3. The vice-president of Diebold and the president of ES&S are brothers. http://www.americanfreepress.net/html/private_company.html http://www.onlinejournal.com/evoting/042804Landes/042804landes.html 4. The chairman and CEO of Diebold is a major Bush campaign organizer and donor who wrote in 2003 that he was "committed to helping Ohio deliver its electoral votes to the president next year." http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/07/28/sunday/main632436.shtml http://www.wishtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=1647886 5....
  • Voting machines may take away right to vote

    11/18/2003 9:02:52 AM PST · by NorCoGOP · 5 replies · 37+ views
    Oklahoma Daily (U. Oklahoma) ^ | 11/17/2003 | Matt Brown
    NORMAN, Okla. -- Remember the hanging chad problem? Well, we don't have to worry about it any more. The solution? Electronic voting machines. There are, however, a couple new problems. One, the programming code used to count the votes is a secret from everyone outside the company making the machines. Two, these companies aren't exactly impartial. Diebold Inc. is the second-largest maker of touch-screen voting machines in the country. Diebold's CEO is Walley O'Dell, who recently stated that he is "committed to helping Ohio deliver its electoral votes to the president next year." He recently held a $10,000-a-plate Bush fund-raiser...
  • Electronic Voting Machines discovered to be "easily hacked"...(2008 ALERT!)

    08/27/2003 5:34:38 PM PDT · by vannrox · 47 replies · 3,223+ views
    Blackbox Voting ^ | FR Post 8-24-2003 | The research and activism arm of BlackBox Voting.com
    The research and activism arm of BlackBox Voting.com   CONTENTSIntroductionPart 1 - Can the votes be changed?Part 2 - Can the password be bypassed?Part 3 ? Can the audit log be altered? ************* Introduction According to election industry officials, electronic voting systems are absolutely secure, because they are protected by passwords and tamperproof audit logs. But the passwords can easily be bypassed, and in fact the audit logs can be altered. Worse, the votes can be changed without anyone knowing, even the County Election Supervisor who runs the election system. The computer programs that tell electronic voting machines how...
  • Nebraska grandma wakes from coma four hours before family planned to end life support

    01/30/2015 10:36:34 PM PST · by Colofornian · 23 replies
    NYDailyNews.com ^ | Jan. 30, 2015 | Nina Golgowski
    In what's being called a Christmas 'miracle' by Teri Robert's family, just hours before they planned to end her life on Dec. 22, the beloved wife, mother and grandmother opened her eyes. Roberts still faces an uphill battle after she lost four of her limbs from her illness. Teri Roberts' grieving family had already come to terms with her likely death, planning to turn off her ventilator, when they say a "miracle" happened. The 56-year-old wife, mother and grandmother, had been in a spiraling coma for 12 days when just four hours before her family planned to pull the plug,...
  • Police: Third person dies after shooting at Nebraska party

    01/24/2015 6:42:59 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 52 replies
    A.P ^ | January 24, 2015 | MARGERY BECK
    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Gunfire erupted during a crowded party in a vacant house in Omaha early Saturday, leaving three people dead and five wounded, and most witnesses refusing to help investigators, according to police. As many as 50 people were in and around the small home when shots were fired "by multiple shooters" around 2 a.m., Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said. No arrests have been made, and police said they were confident the shootings were gang-related.
  • 2 women dead after 10 people are shot in northeast Omaha

    01/24/2015 10:49:01 AM PST · by csvset · 44 replies
    Omaha World-Herald ^ | 24 january 2015 | Emerson Clarridge
    One of the women killed early Saturday was Jakela Foster, 19, The World-Herald has learned. Foster had a young son, and according to her Facebook page, was a sales associate at DialAmerica, a telemarketing firm. She had studied culinary arts at Metropolitan Community College. A party at a northeast Omaha house turned into a killing scene early Saturday when, police said, eight people were shot, including two women who died. Hours earlier, two more people were shot in a house nearby, also during a party, police said. That 10 people were shot within 4½ hours in the Prospect Hill neighborhood...
  • Prime Obamacare insurance company is folding (CoOpportunity in Nebraska, Pelosi knew)

    01/18/2015 5:15:10 AM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    North Platte Bulletin ^ | 1/17/15 | George Lauby
    One of the primary health insurance companies in Nebraska and Iowa is folding, after federal grants and loans were cut off in mid-December. The lack of emergency loan money has put CoOpportunity Health Care on the ropes, according to the Iowa Insurance Commission. Policy holders are scrambling to switch to one of the only two remaining health insurance companies in Nebraska – Coventry or Blue Cross/Blue Shield.
  • Charlie Rogers, hate-crime hoaxer, a no-show for jail sentence

    01/16/2015 9:32:40 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    journalstar.com ^ | 1/16/2015 | By Jonathan Edwards
    After failing probation, Charlie Rogers didn’t show up for her 90-day jail sentence Thursday. Rogers, 36, was sentenced to a week in jail and two years’ probation in April 2013 for faking an anti-gay hate crime that stunned Lincoln and captured the country’s attention the summer before. Rogers, a lesbian and former Nebraska basketball star, lied to police when she told them three men broke into her house on July 22, 2012, tied her up, carved anti-gay slurs into her skin and tried to light the house on fire. Lancaster County Court Judge Gale Pokorny, who has since retired, made...
  • New bill sparks debate over abortion information (Nebraska)

    01/13/2015 5:07:54 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    KLKNTV ^ | 1/13/2015 | Jenn Schanz
    Walking into a public health clinic for information about abortion isn't an easy choice to make. A group of Nebraska senators want to make sure anyone who does, has the facts they need to possibly reconsider. Senator Bill Kintner introduced a bill Monday that would require updated informed consent laws to be made public; both online and on the doors of any clinic that performs abortions. Those forms remind women that it's against the law for anyone to be pressured to have an abortion. So could this help bring down abortion rates? Kintner thinks so. "It might yes, it might....
  • Economic Recovery, Free Enterprise, and Keystone

    01/12/2015 5:36:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 12, 2015 | Star Parker
    Now that the U.S. economy is showing signs of life, President Obama is not wasting a moment to take credit for this recovery. “The steps we took nearly six years ago to rescue our economy and rebuild it on a new foundation helped make 2014 the strongest year for job growth since the 1990’s,” he said in a recent speech. For sure we can expect the president to continue this message in his upcoming State of the Union address, as he works to rebuild his credibility, thinking toward his final two years in office and his place in history. And...
  • The Pipeline and the Damage Done {Obama’s Keystone Kops routine}

    12/30/2014 5:41:33 AM PST · by thackney · 6 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | JAN 5, 2015 | FRED BARNES
    For a symbolic issue, the Keystone pipeline has sure caused a lot of damage—to Canadian-American relations, to Democrats, to President Obama. And it feeds, underscores, or reflects a variety of political divisions, some of them quite bitter. I’ll get to Keystone’s victims shortly, but first the explanation of why the issue is purely symbolic. If the pipeline is built, it will carry oil from northern Alberta to refineries on the Gulf Coast. If it is not built, the crude oil will be transported either to Canada’s west coast or to New Brunswick, a maritime province in the east, where it...
  • Obama will veto Keystone bill

    01/06/2015 11:41:01 AM PST · by thackney · 51 replies
    CNN ^ | January 6, 2015 | Jeremy Diamond
    President Barack Obama will veto the Keystone XL bill if Congress passes a measure green-lighting the oil pipeline, White House press secretary Josh Earnest announced on Tuesday. Newly minted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has scheduled a vote on the Keystone XL pipeline project as the first of the new Congress. The bill has some bipartisan support, but environmentalists and progressives have heavily lobbied the White House to oppose the pipeline.... Earnest added that the White House reviewed the text of the bill to authorize the pipeline on Monday....
  • API Chief: Obama's Claim on Keystone Pipeline 'Factually Incorrect'

    01/07/2015 9:58:46 AM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    CNSNews ^ | January 6, 2015 | Penny Starr
    Video at link. (CNSNews.com) – Jack Gerard, CEO of the American Petroleum Institute, says President Barack Obama is “factually incorrect” to say that the Keystone XL Pipeline will not benefit Americans. At the press conference in Washington Tuesday, CNSNews.com asked Gerard about Obama’s remarks in November about the pipeline, which, if approved, would transport crude oil from Canada and from two U.S. states to refineries on the Gulf Coast. Jack Gerard, CEO of the American Petroleum Institute, held a press conference with reporters on Jan. 6, 2015 following his annual State of American Energy speech in Washington, D.C. (CNSNews.com/Penny...
  • Kennedy sent men to the moon in less time than Obama's spent dithering on Keystone XL

    01/08/2015 5:19:33 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 20 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 1/7/2015 | John Merline
    President Obama said Tuesday he would veto any bill that tries to start construction on the Keystone XL pipeline before a federal review is finished — a process in its seventh year. You can argue whether Obama is being sincere in his desire to follow procedure, or just trying to run out the clock so he doesn't have to make a decision, but by any measure, six-plus years is a long time. Jason Russell tries to put this in perspective at the Washington Examiner by calculating what other things someone could do while Obama's reviews held up the pipeline. Among...
  • Democrats launch first filibuster of the year on Keystone

    01/08/2015 2:59:10 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 8, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    Democrats launched the first filibuster of the new Congress on Thursday, objecting to the GOP’s effort to try to bring the Keystone XL pipeline bill to the floor early next week. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tried to schedule action early next week on the bill, and promised an open process, including allowing both sides to offer amendments to the bill — an attempt to break with the previous few years, when Democrats controlled the floor and kept a tight lid on amendments. But Democrats objected to Mr. McConnell’s request, forcing him to begin the procedure for breaking a filibuster.
  • Sharpton: ‘All is Not Lost,’ Obama Can Veto

    01/08/2015 3:19:06 PM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/07/15 | Pam Key
    **SNIP** Sharpton said, “This is the largest majority Republicans have had since the 1920s, and what will happen, and how we deal with our interests, when we have both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives dominated by the Republicans — one, we need to realize and recognize, had we voted like we should have we wouldn’t be here,” he said. “But secondly, all is not lost, the president can use veto power, which he already said he is going to do about the Keystone Pipeline legislation, and executive action.” “Even though the legislature is tied down, the executive...
  • Keystone XL pipeline presents a political predicament

    01/10/2015 8:26:20 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    Democratic members of the state’s congressional delegation face a difficult balancing act. Their supporters who are advocates of renewable energy anticipate them to vote against the pipeline. President Obama has threatened to veto the present pipeline bill due to the fact it quick-circuits his administration’s assessment course of action. But Minnesota politicians who oppose the pipeline flirt with a attainable lengthy-term raise in oil train traffic on tracks that quite a few constituents say are already overloaded with railcars carrying flammable fuel. “It is a precarious position to be against oil train transport and to be against the Keystone pipeline,”...
  • More than Six Years Later, Keystone XL Is Still a Good Idea

    01/12/2015 4:07:01 AM PST · by thackney · 18 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | January 8, 2015 | Nicolas Loris
    It was 2008 when TransCanada initially filed an application with the U.S. government to construct the multibillion-dollar Keystone XL pipeline to carry up to 830,000 barrels of oil per day from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries. Illinois Senator Barack Obama had just secured the presidential nomination for the Democratic Party. Hurricane Ike made landfall, Usain Bolt set world records at the summer Olympics, and the Lehman Brothers filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. More than six years and many significant historical events later, TransCanada still does not have approval to build an environmentally safe pipeline that would create jobs and...
  • Keystone XL pipeline decision back in Obama's lap

    01/10/2015 8:18:34 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 48 replies
    Associated Press via Yahoo News ^ | January 10, 2015 | By Josh Lederman
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in Congress and a state supreme court have thrown the political hot potato known as Keystone XL straight back onto President Barack Obama's lap. So loath is Obama to making a decision about the proposed oil pipeline that deliberations have entered their sixth year — a period nearly as long as Obama's time in office. He's blamed the seemingly endless delays on bureaucratic formalities and parochial issues in Nebraska, even when skeptics claimed that the politics of the next election were giving the president cold feet. Now the election is over, the Nebraska issue is resolved,...
  • HOUSE APPROVES KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE

    01/09/2015 10:59:09 AM PST · by Mozilla · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1-9-15 | Cristina Marcos/ Laura Barron-Lopez
    The House on Friday passed a bill to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline hours after a Nebraska court ruled in favor of the proposed route. The legislation now goes to the Senate, where it is expected to be approves. The White House has warned President Obama would veto the legislation. Passage fell largely along party lines, 266-153, with 28 Democrats joining nearly all Republicans in favor. Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) voted "present." That is short of the necessary two-thirds majority needed to override a veto. The vote marked the 10th time the House has voted to authorize the...
  • Patient Exposed To Ebola Hospitalized In Omaha

    01/04/2015 8:25:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    WOWT-TV ^ | January 4, 2015 | Jessica Gill
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)An American health worker exposed to the Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone arrived in Omaha Sunday afternoon and is now being monitored at Nebraska Medicine. Paramedics wearing full-body protective gear took the patient, who has not been identified, by ambulance from a plane that arrived at Eppley Airfield around 1:45 p.m. to the hospital, which has a specialized biocontainment unit. "I can't comment on if the patient does or doesn't have any kind of symptoms at this point, but I can say the crew inside the biocontainment unit, the crew that received the patient at the airport, is...