By Joe Jordan | | 2 hours ago
Guess what? Some apparently think State Sen. Brad Ashford, who is also the Democratic candidate for Congress in Omaha, could use the scandal to make politically helpful headlines—Ashford finds the suggestion way off base.
By Deena Winter | | 10 hours ago | 33
Omaha Sen. Brad Ashford is calling for a special session about oversight of the state’s beleaguered prison system after internal documents revealed prison employees ignored warnings they were miscalculating prison sentences and letting inmates out too early.
By Deena Winter | | 17 hours ago | 149
Republican Senate nominee Ben Sasse is calling on President Obama to go to Central America and make it clear the unaccompanied minors streaming north will not get amnesty.
By Joe Jordan | | 20 hours ago | 12
While tea partier Chip Maxwell's name won't be on the ballot this November, he dropped out of the Omaha House race last week, other 3rd party candidates will—there are two in the U.S. Senate race.
By Deena Winter | | Jul 28, 2014 1:18 PM | 12
The state prison system has estimated its sentencing screwup will cost the state $4 million over the next decade, and another $6 million the next four decades, but the senator who requested the estimate doubts its accuracy.
By Joe Jordan | | Jul 28, 2014 10:42 AM | 15
With Chip Maxwell's tea party shadow no longer clouding the Omaha race for Congress, what's next between incumbent Republican Lee Terry and Democrat Brad Ashford?
By Joe Jordan | | Jul 26, 2014 12:35 AM
Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning is asking the state appeals court to keep the drawings out of the hands of author-former Omaha news anchor Mark Pettit.
By Deena Winter | | Jul 25, 2014 5:00 AM | 80
Nebraska is one of just nine states that have not reduced its number of structurally deficient bridges since 13 people died when a Minneapolis interstate bridge collapsed seven years ago. In fact, it has more bad bridges now.
By Joe Jordan | | Jul 24, 2014 10:07 PM | 72
Despite his own secret emails noting he'd be getting big bucks in 2016 if he didn't run for Congress this year, tea partyer Chip Maxwell insists he didn't cut any deals.
By Joe Jordan | | Jul 24, 2014 3:33 PM | 70
As Nebraska Watchdog reported exclusively, Maxwell—worried about growing criticism that he'd split the conservative vote and send Democrat Brad Ashford to Capitol Hill in November—is now looking at the 2016 race.