Blizzard Aims for Denver, Rapid City, Casper and Scottsbluff
A wild storm will bring plunging temperatures and heavy snow from Colorado to Minnesota during the middle of the week.
Areas from Denver to Rapid City, S.D., Casper, Wyo., and Scottsbluff, Neb., will have blizzard conditions in store spanning Monday night and Tuesday.
Several hours of whiteout conditions, combined with temperatures plunging into the teens and wind gusts between 40 and 50 mph will [...]
July 15, 2012
As the Obama administration continues to engage in negotiations on two controversial U.N. treaties, more Republicans have now gone on the record to oppose the measures that critics say will encroach upon U.S. sovereignty.
On Friday U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb., added his name to the growing list of Republican senators who oppose the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST).
The office of U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, [...]
A small-town Nebraska mother is accused of prostituting her 14- and 7-year-old daughters.
The 35-year-old woman was arrested April 26, after she agreed to sell the sexual services of her oldest daughter for $150 to $200. The buyer: an undercover investigator with the Nebraska State Patrol.
The patrol was alerted by an informant who said he had met a woman on the website Craigslist. The man told investigators that the woman sent [...]
House Energy and Commerce Committee Democrats will have a rare moment in the spotlight Friday at a hearing they demanded on the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline.
Approval of the Alberta-to-Texas pipeline has risen to the top of Republicans’ agenda. But Democrats will work at the hearing to undercut GOP claims about the benefits of the pipeline and express their support for President Obama’s decision to reject the project.
Rep. Henry Waxman [...]
From LA Times:
Three co-sponsors of the SOPA and PIPA antipiracy bills have publicly withdrawn their support as Wikipedia and thousands of other websites blacked out their pages Wednesday to protest the legislation.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) withdrew as a co-sponsor of the Protect IP Act in the Senate, while Reps. Lee Terry (R-Neb.) and Ben Quayle (R-Ariz.) said they were pulling their names from the companion House bill, the Stop Online [...]
1. Ben Nelson, D-Neb. vulnerable in General Election
2. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo. vulnerable in General Election
3. Jon Tester, D-Mont. vulnerable in General Election
4. Scott Brown, R-Mass. vulnerable in General Election
5. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah vulnerable in Primary Election
6. Dick Lugar, R-Ind. vulnerable in Primary Election
7. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio vulnerable in General Election
8. Bill Nelson, D-Fla. vulnerable in General Election
9. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine vulnerable in Primary Election
10. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash. vulnerable in General [...]
From The Hill:
Democratic leaders in the Senate are scrambling to avoid defections on President Obama’s jobs package, which appears headed for defeat on Tuesday.
A lack of Democratic unity on the president’s bill would be embarrassing for the White House, which has been scolding House Republicans for refusing to vote on the measure.
Obama has been touring the country, aiming to put pressure on the GOP to [...]
WASHINGTON — Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) voted against beginning debate on a measure that would have the Senate declare the rich should share the pain of debt reduction Thursday, a day after arguing that it’s the poor and middle class who need to do more.
“I hear how they’re so caring for the poor and so forth,” Hatch said in remarks on the Senate [...]
FORT CALHOUN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska nuclear power plant on the west bank of the Missouri River has declared an emergency because of the rising river.
The Omaha Public Power District, which operates the Fort Calhoun plant, says Monday that the river has reached a lever where the company is declaring a “notification of unusual event,” which is the lowest of four emergency levels that [...]
Sen. Ben Nelson (D., Neb.) said through a spokesman that he also supported extending all the expiring tax cuts for now, adding that he wanted to offset the impact on federal deficits as much as possible.
They are the second and third Senate Democrats to come out publicly in recent days in favor of extending all the tax breaks for the time being. Sen. Evan Bayh (D., Ind.) made similar comments [...]
The WSJ reports that “a total of 1.3 million unemployed Americans will have lost their assistance by the end of this week.” Furthermore, the cumulative number of people whose extended benefits are set to run out absent this extension, will reach 2 million in two weeks, and continue rising: as a reminder the DOL reported over 5.2 million Americans currently on Extended Benefits and [...]