FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse's attempt at humor during a speech at a Nebraska high school's online commencement — which included jokes about students' fitness and psychologists and...
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's primary voters mostly steered clear of polling sites Tuesday while shattering the state record for absentee voting with nearly 400,000 mail-in ballots in the midst of...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A former Democratic U.S. Senate candidate is running again for a seat in Nebraska.
Chris Janicek, of Omaha, announced in a press release Tuesday that he'll file...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — President Donald Trump has offered a full-throated endorsement of Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse despite Sasse's previous criticism of the president.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska kicked off his re-election campaign Monday surrounded by top Republicans who vouched for the first-term lawmaker, despite a primary challenge...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Latest on U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse running for re-election (all times local):
U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska has kicked off his re-election campaign...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse is set to make a campaign announcement with some of the state's top Republican officials amid news that a local GOP activist will challenge him in the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Senate legislation on abortion (all times local):
Senate Democrats have blocked a Republican effort to pass legislation threatening prison for...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Republican senator who's among President Donald Trump's most vocal critics within the party blamed technology for the country's divisions during a discussion with University of Nebraska-Lincoln students this week.
Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska spoke to more than 600 students Monday at an event called "Why Don't We Get Along? How Huskers Can Change the Future."
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Justice Department has opened an investigation into federal prosecutors' handling of a plea deal in which a wealthy, politically connected Florida financier avoided potentially severe penalties for sexually abusing teenage girls in favor of a relatively light state conviction.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican senator says the U.S. needs a president who "celebrates the First Amendment," not one who "pretends that beating up a reporter is OK."
Nebraska's Ben Sasse (sas) has frequently criticized President Donald Trump for what he considers Trump's uncivil rhetoric. Sasse has said he "regularly" considers leaving his party and becoming an independent.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha attorney who ran for attorney general has been nominated to serve as a federal judge in Nebraska.
Brian Buescher of Omaha was nominated Wednesday by President Donald Trump at the recommendation of U.S. Sens. Deb Fischer and Ben Sasse.
Buescher would replace U.S. District Court Chief Judge Laurie Smith Camp, who is taking senior status on Dec. 1.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse said Sunday that neither his Republican Party nor the Democrats stand for "very much more than being anti" and that's why he often thinks about becoming an independent.
"The main thing that the Democrats are for is being anti-Republican and anti-Trump, and the main thing Republicans are for is being anti-Democrat and anti-CNN. And neither of these things are really worth getting out of bed in the morning for," he told CNN's "State of the Union."
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts and members of Nebraska's congressional delegation are urging President Donald Trump to pursue trade policies that would benefit agriculture.
Ricketts met with Trump at the White House Thursday along with U.S. Sens. Deb Fischer, Ben Sasse and U.S. Rep. Don Bacon. The meeting was held amid escalating tensions with China over tariffs.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday insisted "trade wars are good, and easy to win," a bold claim that prompted threats of retaliation against U.S. exports like blue jeans and motorcycles.
"Make no mistake: If the president goes through with this, it will kill American jobs -- that's what every trade war ultimately does," said Sen. Ben Sasse, a Nebraska Republican.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The chief judge for Nebraska's U.S. District Court has announced her plans to retire to senior status, creating an opening on the federal bench in Omaha.
Chief Judge Laurie Smith Camp announced her plans Thursday, saying she'll maintain a full caseload after she takes senior status effective Dec. 1, 2018. Her transition to senior status will coincide with the end of her seven-year term as chief judge.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse says Republican leaders are overstating how much passing tax-cut legislation can protect their party in next year's elections.
The Nebraska Republican, who addressed an evangelical conservative group Saturday night, told reporters after his speech that he likes the tax bill moving in the Senate.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs officials say an unauthorized, secret waiting list for psychotherapy appointments at Omaha's VA hospital delayed care for 87 veterans this year.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse is seeking answers from the Department of Veterans of Affairs following reports that VA employees kept a secret waiting list of patients from Nebraska and Iowa that obscured the actual wait times for veterans who sought appointments.