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GOP Candidate: Move U.S. Capitol To Nebraska And End 'Obama's Failed Socialist Policies'
A Republican Senate candidate has made relocating the capitol of the United States part of his campaign for office. Read more...
Barbara Haws is a Brooklynite, but she was raised in Nebraska. The proposed TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline would pass through her home state, and she’s not happy about it. Read more...
Watch: Last week, people converged in Nebraska to speak out about the Keystone XL Pipeline at the State Department's only public comment period. Farmers, ranchers, climate activists, and people of all stripes and colors spoke out in opposition to the pipeline. Read more...
Republican Nebraska state Sen. Mark Christensen says that a fellow lawmaker might go to hell because "he doesn’t have the relationship that it takes to be a Christian or go to Heaven" after filibustering a bill that would expand prison work camps to provide labor for nonprofit organizations. Read more...
March 8, 1941 - Lease-Lend And Lofoten.
March 8, 1941. News of the day including British raid on the Norwegian island of Lofoten. Vote expected on Lease-Lend Bill. German reports sinking of British ships on the rise. German air attacks on Malta continue. Germany charges U.S. of attempting influence over Yugoslavia. Japanese Foreign Minister Matsuoka visits Berlin. Read more...

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In all of the smoke and mirrors and true protests and political posturing over the Keystone XL Pipeline, one of the least-reported issues has been the conflict between the state of Nebraska and the United States government. That debate has Read more...
From TPM -- Nebraska AG Jon Bruning Compares Welfare Recipients To Scavenging Raccoons: Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning, a frontrunner to win the GOP nomination against Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE), compared poor people to scavenging racoons in a speech this week. Read more...
This is sick and twisted but entirely predictable, because extremist conservatives already in the government are now being emboldened by the arrival of the Fox News Tea Party Brigade in the halls of power. Abortion Law: Mother Denied Abortion, Read more...
Some good news for the people who were left hanging this month (but no new benefits tier to help those who ran out entirely). But at least this wi Read more...
Ta-Nehisi Coates: The Ghost of Bobby Lee (h/t Batocchio) AfterDowningStreet: Yeah, well you finally stopped getting mad The Rude Pundit: Why does Ne Read more...