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Nebraska state Sen. Charlie Janssen at the Douglas County Courthouse in Omaha, Neb., on Sept. 13, 2013.

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Nebraska state Sen. Charlie Janssen at the Douglas County Courthouse in Omaha, Neb., on Sept. 13, 2013.

Nebraska Debates Electoral College Changes

Nebraska legislators are weighing a bill that would reinstate a “winner-take-all” system of awarding presidential electoral votes. The state’s unicameral legislature is in its second day of debating a bill that would scrap Nebraska’s two-decade-old system of awarding one electoral...

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U.S. Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), left, with Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE) prior to a news conference on September 19, 2013 on Capitol Hill.

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U.S. Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), left, with Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE) prior to a news conference on September 19, 2013 on Capitol Hill.

Nebraska Democrat Cites Shutdown in Challenging Rep. Terry

A partial shutdown of the U.S. government and an impasse over raising the federal debt ceiling have prompted a Nebraska Democratic officeholder to challenge Republican Rep. Lee Terry in the 2014 elections. Pete Festersen, a city councilman in Omaha, reversed...

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A worker uses a grinder smooth a weld on the joint between two sections of pipe on a section of the Gulf Coast Project pipeline in Atoka, Oklahoma, March 11, 2013. The Gulf Coast Project, a 485-mile crude oil pipeline being constructed by TransCanada Corp., is part of the Keystone XL Pipeline Project and will run from Cushing, Oklahoma to Nederland, Texas.

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A worker uses a grinder smooth a weld on the joint between two sections of pipe on a section of the Gulf Coast Project pipeline in Atoka, Oklahoma, March 11, 2013. The Gulf Coast Project, a 485-mile crude oil pipeline being constructed by TransCanada Corp., is part of the Keystone XL Pipeline Project and will run from Cushing, Oklahoma to Nederland, Texas.

TransCanada Spreads Money To Towns in Keystone Path

The Keystone XL pipeline is already paying dividends for tiny Circle, Montana — population just over 600 — even though construction hasn’t started and the project hasn’t been approved. TransCanada Corp., Keystone’s sponsor, sent a check for $5,000 to the...

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Sen. John McCain, R-AZ., talks with reporters as he makes his way into the U.S. Capitol on June 25, 2013 for the Senate luncheons.

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Sen. John McCain, R-AZ., talks with reporters as he makes his way into the U.S. Capitol on June 25, 2013 for the Senate luncheons.

McCain on Fischer: ‘Ill-Informed’

Sen. John McCain has a copyright on “Straight Talk.” When first-year Sen. Deb Fischer spoke in opposition to a border security amendment to the immigration overhaul,  McCain, approaching three decades in the Senate, interrupted: “I just say to the senator...

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Michelle Patry, left, and Bobbie Fallahee pose for photos in front former Alaska governor Sara Palin's bus during a signing for Palin's book "Going Rogue: An American Life," in Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

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Michelle Patry, left, and Bobbie Fallahee pose for photos in front former Alaska governor Sara Palin's bus during a signing for Palin's book "Going Rogue: An American Life," in Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Sarah Palin: Looking Like $1.2 Million

Sarah Palin may be off Fox News, but she has a million bucks in the bank. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s political action committee finished 2012 with $1.2 million in the bank, newly released Federal Election Commission reports show. Palin’s...

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Sen. Scott Brown speaks at a rally in Cumnock Hall at the University of Massachusetts Lowell campus.

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Sen. Scott Brown speaks at a rally in Cumnock Hall at the University of Massachusetts Lowell campus.

Senate Republicans Send $2.4 Million to Massachusetts in Aid of Brown

The campaign arm of the Senate Republicans sent $2.4 million to the Massachusetts Republican Party to help Sen. Scott Brown fend off a serious from Democrat Elizabeth Warren on Nov. 6. The transfer by the National Republican Senatorial Committee accounted...

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Online brokerage TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts.

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Online brokerage TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts.

Ricketts Gives $11.4 Million to Anti-Obama Super-PAC

Billionaire Republican Joe Ricketts gave $11.4 million to his Ending Spending Action Fund super-political action committee last month, it said in a filing to the Federal Election Commission today. The super-PAC, Ending Spending Action Fund, is opposing President Barack Obama’s...

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Bob Kerrey arrives in New York  to assume the presidency of New School University.

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Bob Kerrey arrives in New York to assume the presidency of New School University.

New York Donors Fund Super-PAC Attacking Kerrey Foe in Nebraska

New York is working on Bob Kerrey in Nebraska. A super-PAC funded partly by New York financiers is aiding Kerrey’s Democratic bid to win a Nebraska U.S. Senate seat with television and radio ads critical of his Republican opponent. The...

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