Omaha World Herald. January 17, 2018 Nebraska has a stake in U.S.-South Korea relationship A Nebraska delegation met last week with government and business leaders in South Korea to strengthen … Click to Continue »
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Iowa legislature could save lives with this change
Nearly one in five Iowans says they or someone close to them has experienced a medical error. These include receiving the wrong medication and mistakes during surgery or treatment, according to a new poll organized by ...
Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Monday discussions over ending the government shutdown with a spending bill have been "literally nonstop" all weekend. . .
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp said Monday that President Trump isn't part the problem in coming together to pass a bill to fund the government.
"The Senate has to get its house in order and the Senate has to get a plan," Ms. Heitkamp, North Dakota Democrat, said on CNN.
She said ...
The Trump White House and Capitol Hill Republicans cranked up the pressure Monday on Democrats to abandon their immediate demands for immigration measures and vote in support of a temporary spending bill to end a government shutdown now in its third day.
Monday marks the start of another work week for many Americans, but hundreds of thousands of government employees have now been furloughed as the government shutdown enters its third day -- and its first weekday.
The U.K. Independence Party, which played a key role in Britain's decision to leave the European Union, was in disarray Monday as its leader resisted growing calls to quit amid … Click to Continue »
Kellyanne Conway says President Donald Trump is not demanding that a border wall be part of negotiations for a continuing resolution to end the government shutdown. . .
The president’s ‘defiance disorder’ makes it harder to get anything done.
The prime ministers of the Czech Republic and Bulgaria are calling for swift reform of the European Union's asylum system. Czech Premier Andrej Babis and Bulgarian counterpart Boyko Borissov agreed … Click to Continue »
CIA Director Mike Pompeo said despite thousands of intelligence community employees forced to go on furlough because of the government shutdown, there will be no impact on agency's operations. . .
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says Turkey gave the U.S. military advance notice of its airstrikes against Kurdish targets in northern Syria. Mattis defended Turkey, calling it a trusted NATO … Click to Continue »
House Speaker Paul D. Ryan said Monday that if the Senate votes to open the government, the House will pass that bill.
"The Democrats will have a chance to open the government, that they shut down, at noon today," Mr. Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, said on Fox News. "If they open ...
Kid Rock has donated about $122,000 from sales of merchandise promoting his potential U.S. Senate campaign to a voter-registration organization. The Detroit-area rocker, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, teased … Click to Continue »
A new ABC News/Washington Post poll released Monday show Democrats have surged to a 14-point advantage among likely voters in congressional preference compared with a dead heat in early November . . .
Vice President Mike Pence said Monday that the U.S. will open its embassy in Jerusalem next year, accelerating the administration's plans for the move after President Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
Mr. Pence made the announcement to Israel's parliament.
"In the weeks ahead, our administration will advance its plan ...
President Trump said Monday that Democrats are prioritizing noncitizens in shutting down the government.
"The Democrats are turning down services and security for citizens in favor of services and security for non-citizens. Not good!" Mr. Trump tweeted.
"Democrats have shut down our government in the interests of their far ...
The latest Politico/Morning Consult poll shows a plurality of registered voters blame congressional Republicans for the government shutdown. . .
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If there were a Cult of Trump, his supporters wouldn't criticize him. They do--oftener and in more serious ways than George W. Bush's fans criticized him.
Vice President Pence told Israel's Knesset on Monday that the U.S. Embassy will open in Jerusalem next year, ahead of schedule.
The White House is defending a tough new ad by President Donald Trump's re-election campaign that says Democrats will be "complicit" in any killings committed by immigrants in the U.S. … Click to Continue »
Authorities say an officer has shot and killed a suburban Kansas City teenager while responding to a report of a suicidal person. The Kansas City Star reports that the shooting … Click to Continue »
Sen. Chris Coons said Monday that he will vote for a short-term spending deal if a long-term plan is guaranteed.
"If I can trust that we will, in fact, in the next three weeks, resolve — and we're very close to having resolved — the Children's Health Insurance Program, we ...
President Donald Trump slammed Democrats again on Monday, this time for being "powerless" against their "far left base" in the shutdown fight.
Pitting city against city in a bidding war for tax and other incentives - -things Jeff Bezos' company doesn't need -- is wasteful, writes Richard Florida, and elected leaders of these cities should ensure that tax payers and citizens are not footing the bill.
Arab lawmakers in Israel's parliament were tossed out from the house on Monday for heckling U.S. Vice President Mike Pence at the start of his speech. The main Arab party in the parliament said it would boycott Pence's speech - though it wasn't immediately clear whether they would walk out in protest, heckle or skip the session altogether. The Knesset, which is accustomed to such high-profile visits, had added a new layer of security, and besides the speaker and other dignitaries, lawmakers did not have direct access to Pence.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the boycott a disgrace. He and others gave Pence a standing ovation. … Click to Continue »
House GOP leaders are considering releasing some intel behind a memo alleging the FBI abused the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. . .