Mike Johanns

Ricketts Enters the Nebraska GOP Primary for Governor

Ricketts Enters the Nebraska GOP Primary for Governor

Not since retiring Republican Governor Dan Heineman narrowly defeated former Nebraska Cornhusker football coach Tom Osborne in the 2006 primary have Nebraska Republicans faced a more hotly contested battle to determine the party’s gubernatorial nominee than they are about to

2014: NE GOP Sen. Johanns to Retire

2014: NE GOP Sen. Johanns to Retire

First term Nebraska Senator Mike Johanns surprised the political world this afternoon with an announcement that he would retire at the end of his term, rather than seek reelection. Sen. Johanns had been widely considered to be running for reelection

Breitbart on Lawsuit: 'A Last-Ditch Attempt to Shock Me Into Silence'

From David Weigel’s report for Slate: On Saturday, [Shirley] Sherrod finally sued Breitbart. I talked to Breitbart about the suit today. “The National Black Farmers Association is holding a press conference tomorrow,” he argued, citing an event that the organization

Stealth Energy Tax Hike on Senate Agenda for September

In a little remarked upon move earlier this month, Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) put forward a legislative proposal to raise taxes on energy companies by stripping them of the ability to claim a key tax deduction. Known as Section 199

Senate Votes to Defund ACORN Housing

The Johanns Amendment # 2355 to H.R. 3288 passed by a margin of 83 to 7. **UPDATE** View complete Senate vote here. The seven “NAYs”: Burris (D-IL) Casey (D-PA) Durbin (D-IL) Gillibrand (D-NY) Leahy (D-VT) Sanders (I-VT) Whitehouse (D-RI) *****