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Jon Bruning

Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning's Fall From Grace

Steve Drizin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Steve Drizin

There is nothing honorable about the way in which the Nebraska officers bullied a mentally impaired man into falsely confessing to a double murder. Mr. Bruning should be insisting that the Livers interrogation be required viewing for every law enforcement officer in Nebraska.

State Official Seeks To Revoke Abortion Nurse's License

AP | JOSH FUNK | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics

OMAHA, Neb. — A prominent Nebraska abortion clinic is facing a new legal challenge from state officials who want to revoke the license of the cl...

Paul Blumenthal

Dem Super PAC Holding GOP Accountable | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On the morning of Aug. 19, an employee of the Democratic super PAC American Bridge 21st Century was eating his breakfast while monitorin...

State Senator Guilty Of Filing False Campaign Finance Reports

AP | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

OMAHA, Neb. -- Nebraska state Sen. Brenda Council has pleaded guilty to filing false campaign finance reports that prosecutors say concealed her misus...

GOP Continues To Press Contraception Challenge

AP | GRANT SCHULTE and SEAN MURPHY | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics

LINCOLN, Neb. — Seven states trying to block part of the federal health care law that requires contraception coverage will continue with their l...

Paul Blumenthal

Joe Ricketts, Controversial Billionaire, Adds To Super PAC Clout With $510,000 Contribution | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The super PAC founded by the controversial billionaire and TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts spent more than $500,000 in May, according...

Can $250,000 buy a senator?

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Michael BeckeliWatch NewsIn the aftermath of Tuesday's Republican U.S. Senate primary in Nebraska, campaign finance watchdogs are concerned about...

The "Aspen Curse" & the Sorry State of Bipartisanship

Jonathan_Miller | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics

It's up to all Americans who are fed up with politics as usual to help break the Aspen Curse, to help defeat the larger political toxicity that infects our democratic process.

Tea Party-Backed Fischer To Face Off With Kerrey

AP | MARGERY A. BECK | Posted 07.15.2012 | Politics

OMAHA, Neb. -- After an improbable Nebraska primary victory, state Sen. Deb Fischer has emerged from relative obscurity to take the mantle as one of t...

Tea Party-Backed Candidate Wins Nebraska Senate Primary

AP | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

OMAHA, Neb. -- Nebraska state Sen. Deb Fischer has won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, setting the stage for a high-stakes November electio...

Jason Linkins

Late Returns: Will Big Money Buy A Cornhusker Primary? | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

You probably haven't been paying much attention to the Nebraska GOP Senate primary (there is one, and it's tonight), because feh, Nebraska. But over a...

Amanda Terkel

'Wild Finish' Expected In Nebraska GOP Senate Primary | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tuesday's Nebraska Republican Senate primary has divided the conservative movement, essentially pitting Rick Santorum against Sarah Pali...

Nebraska Senate Candidate Slams Rivals

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 05.11.2012 | Politics

Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning released a negative ad Thursday accusing his Republican rivals for Senate of attacking him to distract from thei...

Rick Santorum Endorses Jon Bruning For Nebraska Senate While Still Silent On Romney

The Huffington Post | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 05.03.2012 | Politics

On the day that Michele Bachmann officially backed former rival Mitt Romney for the Republican president nomination, Rick Santorum announced an endors...

Nebraska Defies Order To Surrender Controversial Execution Drug

AP | MARGERY A. BECK | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics

OMAHA, Neb. — Nebraska will not surrender its supply of a controversial execution drug to the Food and Drug Administration because it believes t...

Nebraska GOP Senate Candidate Also Follows Teenage Girls On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

Apparently, there is more than one GOP Senate candidate in Nebraska who follows teenage girls on Twitter. During a debate on Tuesday, Attorney Gene...

GOP Senate Candidate To Opponent: Stop Following My 14-Year-Old Daughter On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics

The GOP primary contest for Nebraska's U.S. Senate seat turned personal on Tuesday, when one of the candidates accused the other of being "creepy" for...

Kerrey Trailing Badly In Nebraska

The Huffington Post | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

A new poll released by PPP on Tuesday dealt a major blow to former Sen. Bob Kerrey (D-Neb.), who has seen his favorability ratings in Nebraska plummet...

Citzens United Makes Endorsement In Key Race

The Huffington Post | Meghan Neal | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

The group behind the landmark decision that led to the proliferation of the super PAC endorsed Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning for U.S. Senate T...

Democrats To Land Star Candidate For Tough Senate Race?

AP | Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Former Nebraska governor and senator Bob Kerrey said Friday he's exploring a possible run for the U.S. Senate. Kerrey, a Democrat, s...

Mollie Reilly

GOP Candidate Hires Man Behind Infamous 'Willie Horton' Ad | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning, a Republican candidate looking to challenge Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) in 2012, has hired the man b...

Michael McAuliff

Democrats Hope Tea Party Horde Helps Them Keep Senate | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats facing a difficult Senate landscape in 2012 are hoping the Tea Party comes to their rescue -- again. In 2010, all that stop...

Tea Party-Backed Senate Candidate Compares Welfare Recipients To Raccoons

Posted 10.09.2011 | Politics

Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning, the Tea Party-backed candidate running to unseat Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) next year, compared welfare recipient...

Elections 2012: Republicans Race To Get Into 2012 Senate Match-Ups

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Less than two months after voters gave Republicans six more Senate seats and control of the House, the GOP is lining up candidates ...

38 States Join Fight Against Chicago Handgun Ban

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Nebraska and 37 other states are supporting a challenge to Chicago's ban on handguns....