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  • Nebraska Gov. Ricketts' son mugged at gunpoint not far from the family's Omaha home

    10/15/2018 8:42:57 AM PDT · by LadyBuzz · 19 replies
    Omaha World Herald ^ | 10/15/18 | Alia Conley
    The son of Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts was robbed at gunpoint Sunday night near his family home, according to a police report. Roscoe Ricketts, 19, was walking near Underwood Avenue and Fairacres Road when he was mugged by someone at gunpoint about 9 p.m., he later told police.
  • Nebraska governor strips Planned Parenthood funding in new budget

    04/06/2018 9:30:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 04/06/2018 | Becky Yeh
    Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts signed a budget Wednesday that will eliminate federal family-planning funding to Planned Parenthood of the Heartland. The $8.8 billion two-year budget would prohibit money to facilities that commit, promote, or refer clients for abortions. The budget also mandates health clinics in the state to legally, financially, and physically separate from abortion facilities. Ricketts, who is pro-life, approved the package after it was passed by the state legislature on a 38-6 vote. The Nebraska governor proposed the measure in his budget earlier this year. Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts signed a budget Wednesday that will eliminate federal family-planning...
  • Nebraska Gov. Encourages NRA to Move Convention From Dallas to His State

    02/24/2018 10:21:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Feb 23, 2018
    Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is encouraging the National Rifle Association to hold its annual convention in his state after one of Dallas' top elected officials urged the group to find another location. Ricketts said in a tweet Friday "We want your convention in Nebraska. Nebraskans love our constitutional rights!"
  • TransCanada: Keystone XL pipeline construction will start next year

    01/18/2018 12:47:50 PM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 18, 2018 | Ben Wolfgang
    The Canadian energy giant TransCanada said Thursday it’s prepared to move ahead with the long-awaited Keystone XL oil pipeline and plans to start construction next year, laying to rest rumors that it would abandon the project in the wake of regulatory setbacks in Nebraska. In a statement, the company said it’s beginning to work with Nebraska landowners to secure necessary easements to allow the pipeline to go forward. “Over the past 12 months, the Keystone XL project has achieved several milestones that move us significantly closer to constructing this critical energy infrastructure for North America,” said Russ Girling, TransCanada’s president...
  • Nebraska's Governor Ricketts endorses Trump after parents spent millions against him

    05/06/2016 5:24:27 PM PDT · by Innovative · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | May 6, 2016 | Sophie Tatum, CNN
    Some of the Ricketts family in Nebraska spent millions to defeat Donald Trump. Now the most high profile Ricketts is endorsing him. Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts on Friday put his support behind the presumptive Republican presidential nominee while appearing at a rally with him in Omaha, Nebraska. "Politics is run by the people that show up ... By showing up today, you have demonstrated you want to chart a new course for our country," Ricketts told the crowd in his introductory remarks for Trump. He urged them to "get behind our nominee" to prevent likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton from...
  • About That Anti Trump "War on Women" Ad, The People Behind it.

    03/15/2016 10:52:59 AM PDT · by Rational Thought · 47 replies
    The Anti Trump "War on Women" ad, being given tons of free air time by all the cable news channels, is from "Our Principles Pac", a Pac tied to Mitt Romney, and funded primarily by Marlene Ricketts. Marlene Ricketts is the owner of the Chicago Cubs, and mother of the current Nebraska Governor, Pete Ricketts. Her Husband, Joe Ricketts, is the founder of TD Ameritrade.
  • 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 ^ | 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.
  • 'Roaring to Nov.': Palin Touts More Endorsees After Nebraska Victories

    05/15/2014 6:30:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 15, 2014 | Tony Lee
    After Nebraskans Ben Sasse and Pete Ricketts, both of whom were endorsed by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, won the GOP Senate and gubernatorial nominations, respectively, on Tuesday, Palin's political action committee, SarahPAC, rolled out a video that highlighted some of her other endorsements for this election cycle. Sasse crushed his opponents and won by 27 points, but Ricketts won by just over 2,000 votes, and Palin's endorsement may have made all the difference. A Harper Polling poll in February found Jon Bruning with a 19-point lead over Ricketts, who said many Nebraskans on the fence went over to his...

    04/06/2014 6:11:09 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | April 5,2014 | TONY LEE
    On Friday, former Alaska Gov. Palin went to Nebraska and endorsed businessman Pete Ricketts for governor in the state in which her endorsement has proven to be the gold standard. Palin joined Kay Orr, Nebraska's former Republican governor whom Palin called the "original Mama Grizzly," to endorse to endorse Ricketts, whom Palin called the clear principled commonsense conservative choice in this race whose positions are clear: "he opposes amnesty and taxpayer funded benefits for illegal immigrants in any form and always has." Palin said the "alternative is woeful dependency on an inevitable sinking ship I call 'Liberal Lunacy.'" Palin has...
  • Poll: Trouble for Ben Nelson if Bruning wins primary

    11/28/2011 7:02:04 PM PST · by freespirited · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/28/11 | Josh Lederman
    Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) would start his 2012 reelection race in a weak position if Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning wins the primary, according to a new poll. The survey by Republican firm Magellan Strategies put Nelson 6 points behind Bruning in a general election. But pitted against Don Stenberg, another Republican in the race, Nelson is in a statistical tie. He bests Nebraska state Sen. Deb Fischer (R) by 6 points. Another cause for concern for Nelson, who has not yet announced whether he will seek reelection, is his 36 percent approval rating, which dwarfs the 51 percent who...
  • Ricketts Beats Stenberg

    05/09/2006 8:39:09 PM PDT · by jebanks · 11 replies · 496+ views | 5/9/06 |
    Breaking news: Don Stenberg and David Kramer have conceded the GOP Senate primary, making Pete Ricketts the nominee who will face Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson in November
  • Don Stenberg: Why I'm Running for the US Senate

    10/13/2005 8:47:58 AM PDT · by jebanks · 4 replies · 452+ views
    Stenberg for Nebraska ^ | Oct. 11, 2005 | Don Stenberg
    Earlier this month, my wife Sue and I embarked on a 2-day 12-city tour across Nebraska to formally announce my candidacy for the United States Senate. Prior to this month’s tour, I spent the past 5 months traveling the state listening to Nebraskans. The overwhelming message I heard was it is time for change in Washington – and I couldn’t agree more. The leadership of the national Democratic Party has been captured by the “blame America first” crowd who want to take America in the wrong direction. Unfortunately, at the same time, many Republicans in Washington have abandoned basic Republican...