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Lee Terry Loses Re-Election To Democrat Brad Ashford

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Lee Terry (R-Neb.) was defeated by Democratic state Sen. Brad Ashford in the state's 2nd District, according to the Associated Press. The Om...

GOP Congressman Gets Boost From Racially Charged Ad

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.17.2014 | Politics

In a sign that the GOP may be concerned about one of its incumbents, the National Republican Congressional Committee released a television ad in Nebra...

Nebraska GOP Rep. Worries 'Nice House' Comment Will Impact Re-Election Bid

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics

Rep. Lee Terry (R-Neb.) expressed concern in an interview published Thursday about how insensitive comments he made during the 2013 government shutdow...

Friday Talking Points -- Dog Days

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome to the 'Dog Days' of summer, at the height of the political Silly Season. This year, one dog did indeed have his day in August, as 7-year-old 'Duke' just won a rather bizarre election to become mayor of Cormorant, Minnesota.

Congressman Who Voted Against Minimum Wage Hike Complains He Hasn't Gotten A Raise

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics

Rep. Lee Terry (R-Neb.) says Congress can't afford a pay cut because its last salary increase occurred six years ago. Terry, considered one of the ...

Kate Sheppard

Nebraska Utility Is Phasing Out Some Coal Units, And It Won't Cost That Much | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

The Omaha Public Power District in Nebraska announced on Thursday that it will retire three coal units in the next two years at its North Omaha plant ...

Canadian Ambassador, U.S. Lawmakers Push For Keystone Pipeline Approval

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — An unusual coalition of lawmakers from both parties, labor and business leaders, veterans groups and Canada's ambassador to the Un...

Amanda Terkel

Top Democratic Recruit Who Launched Congressional Bid During Shutdown Drops Out | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats lost one of their key recruits on Monday, when Omaha City Council President Pete Festersen said he was dropping his bid to cha...

GOP Congressman Blames 'Oversight' For Alleged Plagiarism

Posted 11.17.2013 | Politics

Rep. Lee Terry (R-Neb.) used portions of a speech given by his colleague Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) on his website without attribution, the Omaha Wor...

Biggest Players in Shutdown Drama Raised Big Bucks in Q3

The Sunlight Foundation | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
The Sunlight Foundation

House Speaker John Boehner may have had a rough couple of weeks with a shutdown that's made him a lightning rod for public anger over gridlock in Washington, but the Ohio Republican is still one of the biggest political money magnets in town.

GOP Congressman Not Sure If He's Getting Paid During Shutdown: 'I Haven't Looked'

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said he has no plans to give up his salary during the government shutdown because he doesn't even know if he's getting paid. ...

GOP Rep Picks Up Dem Challenger After Shutdown Paycheck Flap

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

A Republican congressman who caused a stir after refusing to give up his pay during the government shutdown has picked up a Democratic challenger. ...

Jared Gilmour

Environmentalists Worry Keystone Could Be Budget Bargaining Chip | Jared Gilmour | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With Republicans trying to capitalize during a budget showdown that has shut down the government, some environmentalists are concerned t...

GOP Rep 'Ashamed' After Refusing To Give Up His Salary During Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

Rep. Lee Terry (R-Neb.) apologized Saturday for previously refusing to give up his congressional salary during the federal government shutdown, decidi...

Republican Won't Give Up Salary During Shutdown Because He Needs To Pay For His 'Nice House'

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

Rep. Lee Terry (R-Neb.) said this week that there is no way he's giving up his salary during the government shutdown. "Dang straight," he said when...

GOP Congressman: My 'Gut Feeling' Says Syria's WMDs Came From Iraq

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Lee Terry (R-Neb.) said on Thursday that he is against military intervention in Syria, even though his "gut feeling" is that the Sy...

GOP Rep Calls Keystone A 'No-Brainer'

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 04.01.2013 | Green

Encouraged by the passage of a Senate budget amendment to approve the construction of the Keystone XL, Rep. Lee Terry (R-Neb.) is touting his support ...

Money for Nothing? TransCanada Blew $1.3 Million on Federal Lobbying for Keystone XL in 2011

Corbin Hiar | Posted 03.27.2012 | Green
Corbin Hiar

TransCanada, the pipeline company pushing the recently rejected Keystone XL project, spent $410,000 on federal lobbying during the last three months of 2011 -- a new quarterly high for the company.

Lucia Graves

House Democrats Seek To Subpoena Koch Industries Over Keystone XL | Lucia Graves | Posted 01.25.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats took the political offensive on Keystone Wednesday, seeking to probe connections between the multi-billion dollar projec...

Meet Nebraska Congressman Lee Terry, A Rare GOP Incumbent Running Scared

Politics Daily | Walter Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Affable six-term Congressman Lee Terry looked up from his pork chop and sauerkraut at a Catholic Church festival (St. Columbkille Parish) to explain w...

Lucia Graves

Boehner Denies Telling GOP Congressmen Who Partied With Female Lobbyists To 'Knock It Off' | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Minority Leader John Boehner is denying a report that he warned GOP congressmen to steer clear of female lobbyists on Capitol Hill. The NY Post'...

22 Republicans, 20 Democrats Used Lobbying Firm's Statements In House Health Care Speeches

New York Times | ROBERT PEAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Statements by more than a dozen lawmakers were ghostwritten, in whole or in part, by Washington lobbyists working for Genentech, one of the world's la...

Lee Terry Curses At D.C. Driver While Jaywalking

CQ Politics | Jonathan Allen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The invective that CQ reporter Richard Rubin overheard at 1st and C streets Southeast from Republican Rep. Lee Terry this morning is hardly the kind o...

Nebraska Republican Hangs On To Obama's Coattails

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This ran in the free weekly paper in Omaha, "The Reader" The ad reads: "Obama-Terry Voter, anyone?" I'll admit it: I'm voting for Obama and Lee Terr...

2008 Nebraska CD-02 General Election:
Terry (R-i) vs Esch (D)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NE-02: Terry vs Esch