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  • House votes to curb Syrian refugees, snubs Obama veto threat (veto-proof 289-137 margin)

    11/19/2015 12:26:21 PM PST · by xzins · 103 replies
    CNS ^ | November 19, 2015 | ALAN FRAM
    In a stinging rebuke to President Barack Obama by Republicans and Democrats, the House ignored a veto threat Thursday and overwhelmingly approved GOP legislation erecting fresh hurdles for Syrian and Iraqi refugees trying to enter the United States. Forty-seven Democrats joined all but two Republicans as the House passed the measure by a veto-proof 289-137 margin, a major setback to the lame duck president on an issue —the Islamic State group and the refugees fleeing it — that shows no signs of easing. The vote exceeded the two-thirds majority required to override a veto, and came despite a rushed, early...
  • 28 states refuse Syrian refugees - AL, MI, TX, LA, AR, IN, IL, MA, MS, OH, FL, WI, NC, AZ, ME, NH...

    11/16/2015 9:47:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 442 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 16, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    "Slamming the door in their faces would be a betrayal of our values," [Obama] said.Six Republican governors have announced that Syrian refugees won't be allowed to resettle in their states in the wake of last week's terrorist attacks in Paris. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley issued statements Sunday saying that they wanted to prioritize the safety of the residents in their states. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott; Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a GOP presidential candidate; Arkansas Gov. Gov. Asa Hutchinson; and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence joined them on Monday. "Michigan is a welcoming state and we are...
  • Late-game heroics help Huskers upset undefeated Spartans

    11/07/2015 8:54:36 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 21 replies
    Omaha World-Herald ^ | NOVEMBER 7, 2015 | By Jon Nyatawa
    LINCOLN — Finally. It was Nebraska's turn for some late-game heroics. The Huskers stunned undefeated Michigan State and snapped the Spartans' 12-game winning streak Saturday night with an improbable game-winning drive — covering 91 yards in 38 seconds — to earn a 39-38 victory. NU got the ball back without any timeouts trailing by five. And quarterback Tommy Armstrong went to work. He found Jordan Westerkamp for gains of 28 and 33 yards on back-to-back plays.
  • America's Largest Earthwork, Cahokia's Monks Mound, May Have Been Built in Only 20 Years, Study Says

    09/27/2015 12:35:21 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 38 replies
    Western Digs ^ | September 17, 2015 | Blake de Pastino
    It was ten stories tall, and wider at the base than the Empire State Building. And nearly a thousand years ago, it was the centerpiece of the continent's largest city north of Mexico. Today, the search to determine how native engineers built Monk's Mound -- North America's biggest prehistoric earthen structure -- has turned up some new and crucial, but very small, clues: the seeds and spores of ancient plants. An aerial view of Monks Mound, the largest prehistoric earthwork in North America. Researchers studying the giant platform mound at the heart of the settlement of Cahokia have studied its...
  • Brutal Omaha beatings go viral

    09/22/2015 9:23:34 AM PDT · by lacrew · 47 replies
    WIBW ^ | Sep 21, 2015 | Brandon Scott
    A brutal beating video has gone viral and now Omaha Police are investigating who's behind the chaos. The video shows dozens of people involved in a knock-down, drag-out fight at the Southside Terrace housing complex 28th and R in South Omaha. The complex is a public, low-income housing property. In the video, a woman is pulled to the ground, kicked in the face and stomach, repeatedly punched, and her attackers pull her hair. Later in the video several men are also attacked. WOWT 6 News spoke with Afiya Madut, a Southside Terrace resident who said fights aren't uncommon at the...
  • ISIS releases Kill List of US cities

    09/20/2015 7:17:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 172 replies
    News Near You ^ | September 20, 2015
    The Pentagon has responded to a globally-released Kill List, asking law enforcement to give extra protection for military personnel whose personal information was released,News Channel 10 reports. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports the Pentagon spent the weekend notifying the soldiers who appeared on the list, and urged city police departments and military police to increase patrol in the neighborhoods where the targeted live. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) published the list days ago, a report that contained names, photos, and home addresses of U.S. Armed Forces personnel, causing alarm in cities potentially at high-risk....
  • Cruz's second shutdown play rankles fellow Republicans

    09/10/2015 9:24:42 AM PDT · by VinL · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/10/15 | Burgess Everitt
    Ted Cruz says his hard-line strategy to defund Planned Parenthood and risk a government shutdown is about doing the right thing and following through on Republicans' vows to conservative voters. But many of his Republican colleagues say its really all about Cruz. Even some of his closest allies from past battles fellow tried and true tea party Republicans like Sen. Mike Lee of Utah arent exactly jumping to join Cruzs latest crusade. Same goes for Cruzs onetime allies-turned-presidential rivals, Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and Rand Paul of Kentucky. As the Texas Republican prepares for a potentially decisive month...
  • Fight heating up over abortion in Nebraska

    09/02/2015 6:18:50 AM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    ketv.com ^ | Sep 01, 2015 | Dave Roberts
    BELLEVUE, Neb. Undercover videos and the outrage that followed could lead to another big political battle in Nebraska; this time over abortion, and it may start with a Bellevue senator's new bill. The video clips claim to show Planned Parenthood discussing the sale of fetal body parts for financial gain. Sen. Tommy Garrett said if federal lawmakers won't de-fund the organization, he's going to stop Planned Parenthood from collecting fetuses before they sell them. The Center for Medical Progress released the footage recently.
  • In the middle of white Nebraska, Lexington is almost two-thirds Hispanic (2012)

    09/01/2015 1:20:43 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 36 replies
    Traveling with Twain ^ | 01/05/2015 | Loren Ghiglione
    The writing was on the wall, says Rev. Paul J. Colling, the 54-year-old pastor of St. Anns Catholic Church, Lexington, Nebraska, who also serves as vicar for Hispanic issues for the Grand Island diocese, 50,000 square miles of Nebraska that extends north to South Dakota and west to Wyoming. He remembers the life-or-death decision faced by the regions small towns. They could remain virtually 100 percent white, a choice favored by many residents, and lose their few factories to plants in other towns that welcomed low-pay, nonunion workers, a majority of them immigrants. Or the communities could try to avoid...
  • "You're One Of Us Now"

    08/30/2015 9:00:28 AM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 17 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 29, 2015 | Eli Saslow
    The sunlight bothered his eyes and the dry air gave him chills, so Troy Williams, 46, closed the living-room window and shut the blackout shades. Outside was prairie, corn and miles of clear Nebraska sky, but increasingly he liked it better here, inside a Section 8 apartment with the TV blaring. He locked the front door even though nobody but family had visited for three weeks. He turned down the volume on a phone that rarely rang. He put on sunglasses, lay on the couch and closed his eyes. His wife, Andrea, sat nearby, playing Candy Crush on her computer...
  • Step Up on Immigration

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

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

    08/21/2015 5:00:06 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 28 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 08/21/2015 | ASHLEY LEWIS
    This baby girl from Nebraska cant stop fawning over her new friend. The tots mom, identified only as Ann Maree by KETV 7 in Omaha, shared the completely en-deer-ing video of her daughter, Kate, sweetly chasing a young deer in their backyard on Sunday. Our neighbor pointed out the fawn to us, it was in the backyard, Ann Maree told the TV station. My daughter who is 15 months, decided to walk toward it.
  • College Broadcaster Bravely Sticks to Conservatism,

    08/21/2015 1:12:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 21, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: This is Madeleine in Omaha. She's 22 years old. Madeleine, I'm glad you waited. Great to have you here. Hi. CALLER: Rush Limbaugh, it is such an honor to talk to you. You have no idea. Hey, listen, I have so much to rant about, but I know I can't. RUSH: No, go ahead! Go for it! CALLER: (giggles) RUSH: It's Open Line Friday! That's what it's for. Have at it. CALLER: There's a couple things. I'm 22 years old. I just graduated college at Nebraska, and I grew up listening to you literally every day. I was a...
  • UPDATE=> 76 Yr-Old Woman Beaten-Robbed in Back of Cathedral SUSPECT ARRESTED

    08/20/2015 2:10:45 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 49 replies
    GatewayPundit ^ | Aug 19th, 2015 10:17 am | Jim Hoft
    On Sunday two criminals entered St. Cecilias Catholic Cathedral in Omaha. One of the men snatched the purse from a 76 year-old woman. The other man slugged her in the side of her head. The attack tool place in the back of a cathedral! snip UPDATE: One suspect was arrested today.
  • Call center closing to cost Columbus nearly 300 jobs (Nebraska)

    08/06/2015 8:52:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    KWES-TV ^ | August 5, 2015 | The Associated Press
    COLUMBUS, Neb. (AP) - Officials say nearly 300 Columbus jobs will be lost with the closing of the Apogee Retail call center. The Columbus Telegram reports (http://bit.ly/1Ikppdx ) that the company announced the closing on Tuesday, after workers were informed. The closing is planned for Oct. 4. Apogee is a subsidiary of Savers LLC and operates more than 330 thrift stores in the U.S., Canada and Australia. The Columbus operation employs 176 full-time and 120 part-time workers....
  • 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 Parenthoods 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 Nebraskas 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 OBrien
    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 Orozcos funeral at St. Johns 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 Orozcos 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 Vitters 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 Vitters bid to subpoena details about Congresss 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 Hills use of the citys 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 Congresss arrangement with the citys small-business exchange, or SHOP, provides lawmakers and staff with financial perks above and beyond what regular Obamacare customers can...
  • Unions fight to preserve Obamas 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 countrys 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 presidents 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 presidents 2014 memorandum on illegal immigration. The memorandum essentially expands work authorization and delayed-deportation programs for illegal immigrants. And it provides similar...
  • State senator wont back down, apologize for saying hed 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 isnt 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 hed shoot a cop if he werent 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 wont back down or apologize for saying hed 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 isnt 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 hed shoot a cop if he werent 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 hed 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 Googles data center operations in Council Bluffs, a massive undertaking involving roughly 2,000 construction workers with no deadline announced. We dont how long its going to be going on, we just know that theyre 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 Tehrans 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 Fortenberrys 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. Its just a huge waste of everybodys time and resources. Allen said the trick seemed motivated by Fortenberrys stance on abortion. A note accompanying the package criticized his pro-life beliefs, she added. Congrats, youve 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 | Zo 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 TransCanadas 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 judges 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, CoOportunitys 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, youre going to have to try a little harder to keep up. Hide under here for awhile. Ill let you know when its your turn to come out. Waitwhat? The War on Terror, and everything else, is over? Weve moving on to Al Gores War on American Prosperity? Yes, it is. And nowthe 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 Hagels 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 Banks Americas Advisory Board, the mega bank that has been accused of funneling billions of dollars to Irans 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...
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    12/11/2004 8:17:11 AM PST · by Fithal the Wise · 34 replies · 783+ views
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    11/18/2003 9:02:52 AM PST · by NorCoGOP · 5 replies · 37+ views
    Oklahoma Daily (U. Oklahoma) ^ | 11/17/2003 | Matt Brown
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    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
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    A.P ^ | January 24, 2015 | MARGERY BECK
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