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Johnny Redd, Strongly Worded Letters

Strongly Worded Letters is a digital civic engagement toolkit for Omaha residents. Founders and Omaha natives Gab Rima and Johnny Redd use Instagram and other social media platforms to explain local politics and post scripts when getting in touch with representatives. Though Strongly Worded Letters encourages activism of all kinds, Rima says nothing quite captures passion like pen and paper.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — In Iowa, the dozen or so little-known Democrats who have begun visiting the early presidential nominating state sometimes go unrecognized while the party's stars and rising national figures stay away for now.

Kara Eastman, the President and CEO of Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance, recently announced she will be running against 2nd Congressional District Representative Don Bacon in the May primary next year. 

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts is traveling back to Japan for another trade mission to promote trade with Nebraska.

A Creighton University law professor says the appointment of a new Supreme Court Justice shouldn’t wait until after the November election.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Clinton has narrowly won the Democratic caucuses in Iowa, outpacing a surprisingly strong challenge from Bernie Sanders to claim the first victory in the 2016 race for president.

ATLANTIC, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson has cancelled his scheduled events after four campaign workers were injured in a car accident in western Iowa.

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President Barack Obama called on lawmakers Wednesday to put aside politics and focus on safety and opportunity for all Americans.

President Barack Obama will visit an Omaha family this afternoon before speaking at UNO.

The Governors of 27 states, including Nebraska and Iowa, say their states won’t accept Syrian refugees following terrorist attacks in Paris.

The Heartland Workers Center will hold its first South Omaha Latino Political Convention this weekend.

Rep. Ashford opposed to nuclear agreement with Iran

Sep 9, 2015

Nebraska’s Second District Congressman says he’ll vote against a nuclear agreement with Iran.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The former finance director of the Nebraska Democratic Party has been named the party's new executive director.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign is expanding their operations in Iowa.

NPR Morning Edition contributor and longtime Congressional Correspondent Cokie Roberts believes more candidates will enter the Democratic race for President.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad is pushing to end the state's often-criticized Republican straw poll, but other GOP leaders say the event may still go on next year.

U.S. Senator Deb Fischer of Nebraska says the largest threat facing the nation right now is ISIS.

Sen. Fischer talks about August work session, Senate priorities

Aug 7, 2014

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

Bipartisan group of lawmakers to visit southern border

Jul 30, 2014

U.S. Senator Deb Fischer will travel to Texas Thursday evening to learn more about the immigration crisis at the southern border.

Sen. Fischer: questions remain about prisoner exchange

Jun 11, 2014

U.S. Senator Deb Fischer of Nebraska says she has questions about the release of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lawmakers have advanced a bill that would overhaul Nebraska's process for drawing legislative and congressional districts.

RALSTON, Neb. (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to give a speech in the Omaha area in March.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state lawmaker wants to create an independent commission that would propose legislative boundaries in Nebraska without factoring partisan politics into its decision.

U.S. Senator Deb Fischer of Nebraska says she’s opposed to advancing a bill that would extend unemployment insurance benefits for three months.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A political organization that had hoped to field bipartisan candidates for president and vice president has been dissolved in Nebraska.

Ongoing violence in Egypt, and upcoming international talks on Syria, are among the topics that’ll be discussed Thursday at this month’s Middle East Forum.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's two senators joined with 79 others in voting in favor of a measure that reopened the federal government and avoided a financial default.

Voter registration deadlines approaching

Apr 24, 2013

Friday is the deadline to register to vote by any other method than in-person for Omaha’s 2013 general election.

Senator Ben Nelson at November Press Club

Nov 19, 2012

U.S. Senator Ben Nelson was the guest speaker at last week’s Omaha Press Club Noon Forum.

Lee Terry Wins

Nov 7, 2012

Republican Congressman Lee Terry has won his 8th term in the U.S House.

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