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Ben Sasse to Obama: Go to Central America, Tell Migrants America's 'Borders Are Not Open'

On Monday, Nebraska Republican Senate nominee Ben Sasse urged President Barack Obama to fly to Central America and directly—and unambiguously—tell Central Americans that America will not give migrants amnesty if they make it across the U.S.-Mexico border. Show More Summary

Nebraska’s sentencing screw-up will cost taxpayers at least $10 million

By Deena Winter | Nebraska Watchdog LINCOLN, Neb. — The state prison system has estimated its sentencing screw-up will cost the state $4 million over the next decade, and another $6 million the next four decades, but the senator who requested the estimate believes that’s a lowball figure. COUNTING THE COST: The Nebraska prison system...

Nebraska's Bo Pelini Ready for the Challenges in Make-or-Break Season

When it comes to the 2014 season, Bo Pelini is ready for the challenges it presents. As the coach's seventh season at the helm of Nebraska football, it truly is make-or-break. During Pelini 's time at the Big Ten Media Days podium, the coach didn't shy away from his expectations for the season. Show More Summary

With tea party over see what’s next for Omaha House race

Joe Jordan | Nebraska Watchdog Rep. Lee Terry Brad Ashford With Chip Maxwell’s tea party shadow no longer clouding the Omaha race for Congress, what’s next between incumbent Republican Lee Terry and Democrat Brad Ashford? As Nebraska Watchdog first reported exclusively last week, Maxwell got out noting fears that he would split the conservative vote...

Auto dealer auctions $500,000 of classic Chevrolets

The mileage was low, and the bidding was high. Some 10,000 car buffs and buyers turned out Saturday for a Nebraska auction of vintage Chevrolets owned — but barely driven — by a local automobile dealer. Bidders spent more than $500,000...Show More Summary

Auto dealer auctions $500,000 of classic Chevrolets

The mileage was low, and the bidding was high. Some 10,000 car buffs and buyers turned out Saturday for a Nebraska auction of vintage Chevrolets owned — but barely driven — by a local automobile dealer. Bidders spent more than $500,000...Show More Summary

Nebraska ranked No. 28, Cornhuskers face challenges contending for elusive league title

Nebraska ranked No. 28 in the Orlando Sentinel's college football countdown. The Cornhuskers face challenges contending for an elusive Big Ten title.

Grifting: A List Of Gifts Nebraska’s GOP Governor Has Received

Gifts to  Republican Gov. Dave Heineman, according to the Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission, include a dog collar and a handkerchief for “Snickers’, the First Dog, as well as quite a few other grifty gifts. Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell would be proud. The  Nebraska Governor has received courtesy of KETV: - 26 food items, [...]

Appeal underway to keep serial killer John Joubert’s graphic drawings from going public

Joe Jordan | Nebraska Watchdog The fight over serial killer John Joubert’s 30-year-old drawings depicting “violent acts” against children isn’t over yet. John Joubert Late Friday, Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning asked the state appeals court to keep the drawings out of the hands of author-former Omaha news anchor Mark Pettit. “Using those drawings to...

Coal-rolling Ram dually does tandem beer-shooting burnout with ATV in bed

Sometimes a video comes around that just makes you shake your head in disbelief. Take for example these guys from Nebraska in their dually diesel flatbed Ram, doing a smoky burnout. Lighting up the tires is nothing new, but these folks take things a step further by having another guy on an ATV in bed that is also smoking the tires. Show More Summary

Grazing, Stock Handling, and Water Management Featured

By Wyatt Fraas on July 25, 2014 - 7:49am Want a chance to talk all things grazing? You can at the 14th annual Nebraska Grazing Conference! A major focus this year is stock handling, especially low-stress handling techniques and demonstrations. Show More Summary

Five Nebraska Players Sure to Surprise at Fall Camp

Nebraska football fans are always looking for surprises as fall camp opens. While the established stars are well-known, fall camp provides an opportunity for new playmakers to arise and take the stage for the upcoming season. So while...Show More Summary

Video Special: Tea partyer Maxwell’s secret emails detail big bucks for 2016

Joe Jordan | Nebraska Watchdog Despite his own secret emails noting he’d be getting big bucks in 2016 if he didn’t run for Congress this year, tea partyer Chip Maxwell insists he didn’t cut any deals. NO GO: Tea partyer Chip Maxwell is out of the 2014 Omaha House race. As Nebraska Watchdog first reported...

It’s official: Tea partyer Maxwell won’t challenge GOP’s Lee Terry

Joe Jordan | Nebraska Watchdog In a move stunning folks on both sides of the aisle, tea partyer Chip Maxwell made it official (today) Thursday: He’s not running against Republican Congressman Lee Terry in 2014. Chip Maxwell As Nebraska Watchdog reported exclusively, Maxwell—worried about growing criticism that he’d split the conservative vote and send Democrat...

Why JUCO Recruiting Will Be Crucial to Bo Pelini, Nebraska's 2015 Class

Junior college players have always been a part of Bo Pelini 's recruiting plan. For 2015, it needs to become a crucial part. Less than a month after arriving in Nebraska, defensive end DeAndre Wills left the program. The Omaha World-Herald reported the decision was primarily determined by two family illnesses. Show More Summary

Tea partyer Maxwell deciding NOT to take on GOP’s Lee Terry?

Joe Jordan | Nebraska Watchdog Hold everything. Nebraska Watchdog is learning that tea partyer Chip Maxwell in on the brink of getting out, that’s right getting out, of this year’s Omaha House race against incumbent Republican Lee Terry. Earlier (today) Thursday, Maxwell announced an afternoon news conference telling reporters, “Come see what 2,000 signatures look...

NE governor continues pressing for answers on border kids

Part 6 of 6 in the series Border children – Nebraska By Deena Winter | Nebraska Watchdog LINCOLN, Neb. – Gov. Dave Heineman says he still isn’t getting answers from federal officials about the 214 unaccompanied immigrant children placed in Nebraska since October. They are part of a flood of Central American children that have...

Tea partyer appears ready to officially take on GOP’s Lee Terry

Joe Jordan | Nebraska Watchdog It appears tea partyer Chip Maxwell thinks he has enough signatures to officially get in the game against Republican Congressman Lee Terry and Democrat Brad Ashford. Chip Maxwell Maxwell has called a news conference for 2:30 (today) Thursday afternoon. “Come see what 2,000 signatures look like and find out what’s...

Another historic Chevrolet dealer on the block

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Photos courtesy VanDerBrink Auctions. One of the biggest single stories of last year in the world of historic cars came when VanDerBrink Auctions sold off the contents of the tiny Nebraska dealership, Lambrecht Chevrolet. Remember, this was the sale where some of the Chevrolets had never been titled and, in several cases, had authentic single-digit […]

News Roundup & Open Thread for Thursday, July 24, 2014

Today's roundup is brought to you by more than 300 Lutheran kids from Nebraska who came to help. Christie Tom Moran seems finally to grasp Chris Christie's MO though this reads like Christie's purely self-promotional behavior at the expense of good governing is something new. Show More Summary

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