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Government
11:41 am
Thu January 8, 2015

Senate panel approves Keystone bill despite veto threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline cleared a key Senate committee Thursday, setting up a floor debate next week as Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called on President Barack Obama to rescind his veto threat.

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Government
8:34 am
Wed January 7, 2015

Ben Sasse takes oath of office as Nebraska's new US senator

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Ben Sasse has been sworn into office as Nebraska's newest U.S. senator.

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Politics & Elections
2:29 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Fischer discusses spending bill, criticizes report on CIA tactics

Lawmakers could begin voting Thursday on a spending bill to fund the government through next September.

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Politics & Elections
9:00 am
Tue December 2, 2014

Joni Ernst formally resigns from Iowa Senate

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Following her election to the U.S. Senate, Joni Ernst has resigned from the Iowa Senate and Gov. Terry Branstad has set a special election to fill her position.

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Politics & Elections
2:21 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

Sen. Fischer discusses her priorities for lame duck session of Congress

Congress is returning for the lame duck session---the session before new lawmakers are seated.

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Politics & Elections
5:14 am
Tue November 4, 2014

Harkin apologizes after Ernst calls remarks sexist

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Retiring Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin is apologizing for calling Republican Joni Ernst attractive, but "wrong for the state of Iowa."

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Politics & Elections
9:14 am
Mon October 13, 2014

Romney campaigns with Iowa Senate candidate Ernst

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican Mitt Romney is visiting Iowa for U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst as her battle with Democrat Bruce Braley enters its final three weeks.

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Politics & Elections
8:35 am
Mon August 11, 2014

Lincoln man files for Nebraska US Senate race

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln man running on the "Tax Wall Street Party" ticket has submitted signatures to try to qualify for Nebraska's U.S. Senate race.

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Politics & Elections
8:10 am
Thu August 7, 2014

Sen. Fischer talks about August work session, Senate priorities

Nebraska’s Congressional delegation has returned home for the August work session.

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Government
1:52 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Fischer co-sponsors paid family leave measure

U.S. Senator Deb Fischer is co-sponsoring a bill that would give tax credits to employers who provide paid family leave.

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