August 4th, 2014
07:31 PM ET
3 months ago

Rand Paul argues that he never proposed ending foreign aid to Israel

Omaha, Nebraska (CNN) – Sen. Rand Paul denied Monday that he had ever proposed legislation that would halt U.S. foreign aid to Israel, despite previously calling for an end to foreign aid for all countries.

“I haven’t really proposed that in the past,” the Kentucky Republican told reporters when asked if he still stood by his call to stop all foreign aid, given the unrest in Israel and Gaza.

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Filed under: 2016 • Israel • Nebraska • Rand Paul
May 13th, 2014
11:46 PM ET
5 months ago

Tea party wins Nebraska; WV to elect first woman senator

(CNN) –Ben Sasse, a tea party favorite, has emerged Tuesday as the winner in a crowded GOP primary battle for a U.S. Senate seat in Nebraska.

Sasse will be considered the favorite over Democratic trial attorney David Domina in the heavily Republican state's November general election. The winner of that race will succeed retiring GOP Sen. Mike Johanns.

Nebraska gubernatorial race: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, the head of the Republican Governors Association, issued a statement Wednesday congratulating Pete Ricketts on his win for the Cornhusker state's Republican gubernatorial primary, beating out six other candidates.

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Filed under: GOP • Nebraska • Senate Primaries • Tea Party • West Virginia
Outside groups flood Nebraska with campaign ads
May 13th, 2014
02:12 PM ET
5 months ago

Outside groups flood Nebraska with campaign ads

(CNN) - Tuesday is more than just primary day in Nebraska.

It also marks the end of a wild three-way battle for the state's GOP Senate nomination, which may bring relief to Nebraska residents who've been inundated with campaign commercials. More than $3 million has been spent to run ads in the race, with the vast majority of that spending coming from outside groups.

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Filed under: 2014 • Nebraska • Senate • Senate Race
Nebraska governor won't seek open Senate seat
May 25th, 2013
12:02 PM ET
1 year ago

Nebraska governor won't seek open Senate seat

(CNN) - Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman announced Saturday that he will not run for the state's vacant U.S. Senate seat next year, according to local media reports.

In a statement obtained by the Lincoln Journal Star and other outlets, Heineman, a Republican, said he would "keep my focus on being the best governor that I can for the citizens of Nebraska," and that a run for the Senate in 2014 would distract him "from the state's priorities of tax relief, job creation and education."
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Filed under: Nebraska • Senate
Photo: Seven-year-old football star visits White House
April 29th, 2013
04:10 PM ET
1 year ago

Photo: Seven-year-old football star visits White House

(CNN) - Jack Hoffman, the 7-year-old who famously scored a touchdown during the Nebraska Cornhuskers spring game earlier this month, visited the White House Monday and had a chat with the president in the Oval Office.

Star running back Rex Burkhead befriended the young football fan and brain cancer patient last year. Burkhead helped create a play on the field in which Hoffman could run a 69-yard touchdown.

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Filed under: Nebraska • President Obama
Johanns to retire after first term
February 18th, 2013
12:16 PM ET
2 years ago

Johanns to retire after first term

(CNN) - Republican Sen. Mike Johanns, 62, will not seek re-election to a second term in 2014, according to an e-mail he sent to supporters Monday morning.

"During these many years, we have cherished our time together. So as we think about the next stage of our lives, we want a quieter time with our focus on each other, our family and our faith," Johanns said in the e-mail, which he signed along with his wife, Stephanie.
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Filed under: 2014 • Nebraska • Senate
Nebraska Lt. Gov. resigns abruptly after newspaper reports late-night calls to women
February 2nd, 2013
03:31 PM ET
2 years ago

Nebraska Lt. Gov. resigns abruptly after newspaper reports late-night calls to women

(CNN) – Nebraska Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy resigned on Saturday following a newspaper report that he used his state-issued cell phone to place thousands of late-night calls to women.

The Omaha World-Herald reported it had uncovered around 2,000 calls to four women. The calls were “long conversations held in the wee hours of the night,” according to the paper, which said it had requested records related to the calls.
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Nebraska governor OKs pipeline
January 22nd, 2013
04:31 PM ET
2 years ago

Nebraska governor OKs pipeline

(CNN) - Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman, a Republican, approved Tuesday a new route proposal for the Keystone XL pipeline, clearing another hurdle for the controversial project that has pitted congressional Republicans against President Obama.

In a letter to the president and secretary of state, Heineman said the new route for the pipeline, which would extend from Canada's tar sands down to the Gulf of Mexico, would have "minimal environmental impacts" in Nebraska and bring millions into the state.
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Filed under: Nebraska • President Obama
Fischer beats Kerrey in Nebraska Senate race
November 7th, 2012
12:48 AM ET
2 years ago

Fischer beats Kerrey in Nebraska Senate race

(CNN) – In Nebraska, Republican state Rep. Deb Fischer defeated former Democratic Sen. Bob Kerrey to win a U.S. Senate seat, according to a CNN projection.

Fischer led 58% to 42%, with 82 percent of the estimated vote total, when the projection was made. She will fill the seat currently occupied by retiring two-term Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson.
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Filed under: 2012 • Nebraska
Former GOP Sen. Hagel backs Democrat Kerrey in Nebraska Senate race
November 1st, 2012
01:07 PM ET
2 years ago

Former GOP Sen. Hagel backs Democrat Kerrey in Nebraska Senate race

(CNN) - In the race for U.S. Senate in Nebraska, Democrat Bob Kerrey received a cross-party endorsement from former senator and Republican Chuck Hagel.

Kerrey is in a heated battle with Republican state Sen. Deb Fischer to replace the retiring Democrat Sen. Ben Nelson.
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Filed under: 2012 • Nebraska
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