More Nebraska Articles

  • Nebraska farmers starting to plant spring crops

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska farmers are just beginning to plant their spring crops, but the U.S. Agriculture Department says conditions remain dry across a large part of the state. The USDA says much of western Nebraska continues to experience severe drought. And only about 46 percent of...

  • Anti-Keystone XL protest inspires massive crop art

    The controversy over the proposed Keystone XL pipeline has inspired what may well be the largest piece of crop art ever. The Cowboy and Indian Alliance, a coalition of farmers, ranchers and Native American tribes who oppose the pipeline, recently unveiled a massive display of crop art that...

  • Poll: Rep. Lee Terry topping primary challenger

    A new poll shows Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb., handily leading his Republican challenger, with a little over a month left before the GOP primary. The automated poll, which was commissioned by Terry’s opponent, Dan Frei, and conducted by JMC Analytics and Polling, shows 40 percent of respondents...

  • Idle Neb. meatpacking plant to be demolished

    GERING, Neb. (AP) — Gering officials are looking forward to the demolition of an idle meatpacking plant in the Nebraska Panhandle city. The Star-Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1lEQnkr ) the Swift Packerland building has been empty for about ten years and has long been considered unsafe. Twin...

  • Nebraska is new front in battle for control of GOP

    Compared with the acrimonious primary campaigns elsewhere, the race for the GOP Senate nomination in Nebraska sounds like two nice guys running for local Rotary Club president.

  • Nebraska AG the latest to warn of fake IRS scam

    Bruning LINCOLN, Neb. (Legal Newsline) – Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning issued a consumer alert on Thursday warning Nebraskans to be aware of a fake Internal Revenue Service call scam targeting state residents. The scam occurs when callers impersonate IRS agents and demand...

  • Applications open for Nebraska Ranch Practicum

    NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) — Applications are being accepted for the 2014 Nebraska Ranch Practicum. Participants will cover several topics, including plant identification, range conditions and grazing strategies, wildlife management and evaluation of beef cattle production systems. Classroom...

  • FreedomWorks ditches Nebraska's Shane Osborn for Ben Sasse in Senate race

    In an unusual move, FreedomWorks announced Friday afternoon that it was rescinding its endorsement of former Nebraska Treasurer Shane Osborn in the Republican Senate primary, and will instead support another primary contender, Midland University President Ben Sasse. Matt Kibbe, the...

  • Nebraskans' dilemma: Which conservative to vote for?

    With every big name in national Tea Party politics lined up behind Ben Sasse in the Nebraska Republican Senate primary, a disinterested observer could be forgiven for assuming that Shane Osborn was some GOP Establishment today.

  • Ex-Nebraska fire chief guilty of theft from department

    LINCOLN, Neb. — A former fire chief has been convicted of stealing from his fire department in southeast Nebraska. Forty-seven-year-old John Porter pleaded no contest on Thursday in Lancaster County District Court to theft and attempted possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. His...

  • Ben Sasse features Obama's 'Constitutional madness' in bracket

    After President Obama filled out a NCAA bracket on ESPN, Nebraska Senate candidate Ben Sasse is poking him for his "Constitutional Madness." Sasse asked his fans to choose Obama's worst constitutional violation, such as "forcing taxpayers to violate religious conscience by funding abortion...

  • Despite opposition, many landowners await Keystone XL pipeline

    If the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline ever gains approval, Ronald Weber will watch from his farmhouse as workers lay the line beneath a half-mile of his cropland in northeast Nebraska.



From the Weekly Standard

  • Why the New York Times Poll Is Bogus

    The Arkansas Senate race has been close in virtually every serious poll. The Republican challenger, Tom Cotton, probably had a small lead a month or so ago; after a massive negative assault on him...

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  • Hustle Is Overrated

    The Bryce Harper-Mike Trout showdown is underway and the outcome is, well, inconclusive. In round one Monday night, the Nationals leftfielder walked and went hitless in three at bats while the...

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  • Kennedy’s Question

    We often think of the Constitution as a two-part document: first the original 1787 text, which primarily establishes the government’s structure; and then the amendments, which primarily set...

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