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Decrease the Vote?

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Sen. Charlie Janssen of Fremont introduced a bill — and promised to make it his “priority bill” — that would cost our state millions, decrease voting and “answers” a problem that does not even exist. The so-called “voter-ID law” is widely seen as a voting suppression tactic and is often criticized on numerous levels.  Janssen’s […]
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TransCanada’s Job Numbers and Economic Figures Can’t Be Trusted

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The Nebraska Sierra Club, Bold Nebraska and the Nebraska Wildlife Federation today call attention to the fact that TransCanada’s ever-changing figures show that building the Keystone XL Pipeline would result in few jobs for Nebraskans and increased gas prices, which could range from 7 to 15 cents a gallon in the Midwest. “We are concerned […]
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Florida’s Health Care Ruling and Nebraska’s Senate Race

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The Senate 2012 race in Nebraska has already begun and the only declared candidate so far on the GOP side is “Wrong Way” Jon Bruning. Repealing the health care law and using all the right-wing rhetoric of “Obamacare” is the main page in Bruning’s predictable playbook right now.  It is a short-sighted strategy because just […]
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Are We Risking Our Land and Water for China?

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Investigative reporter Vince Wade gives an overview of the TransCanada pipeline and the link to China.  Landowners and advocates have been worried about this link for months, and Vince captures the concerns.  He also explores the concerns about TransCanada’s Emergency Response Plans. You can listen to the report on Mr. Wade’s blog (just hit the play […]
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Repeal of DADT Moves Forward, DREAM Ends

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Update: DADT passes final vote in the Senate with help of Senator Nelson. The bill is headed to President Obama for signature into law. Senator Johanns voted no.  Rep. Terry, Smith and Fortenberry also voted against the repeal of DADT. Action: Send Senator Nelson “thank you” notes on Twitter or Facebook.  Send “shame on you” […]
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Giving Thanks

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Political junkies are getting their fix with turkey (and tofurkey if you are our News Director) today. But that doesn’t stop any of us from also looking at our favorite political blogs, Facebook and Twitter.  Here is a round-up of some great holiday reading and viewing.  If politics happens to come up at the dinner […]
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