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Ben Sasse explains why he flipped on Trump's border emergency declaration

Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., told Fox News on Monday night that he voted against a resolution to stop President Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border because "the president is absolutely right" and the emergency declaration "is not a close call."


What the Heck, Ben Sasse?

When the Senate voted Thursday afternoon to block President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency on the southern border, most Republicans stood with the president and opposed the effort.


Ben Sasse putting senators on record opposing medical attention for a newborn who survives a botched abortion

A couple of weeks ago, Sen. Ben Sasse warned Senate Democrats that he was bringing his Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act up for a vote on Feb. 25 so he could get on record just where everyone stood on “aborting” a baby after it had been born.


Sen. Ben Sasse: Do you support infanticide? Every senator must choose whether they do or not

On Monday, the U.S. Senate will have the opportunity to condemn infanticide and protect babies who survive botched abortions. This is an easy and a timely vote. Just last month, New York repealed its state law protecting newborns who are born alive during failed abortions. After that, the disgraced


Senator Sasse Co-Sponsoring Bill That Would Use “El Chapo” Drug Money To Secure Border, Build Wall

Senator Ben Sasse is co-sponsoring a new bill that would use money forfeited by drug lord El Chapo to fund enhanced security measures on the southern border. “El Chapo is a cartel-drug lord who murdered and smuggled his way into becoming a billionaire,” says Sasse. “El Chapo is now a convicted crimi


‘What dishonest propaganda’: Brit Hume slams NARAL’s tweet about Ben Sasse’s ‘anti-science junk bill’

Not that there’s any media bias or anything when it comes to abortion, but compare The Hill’s tweet about today’s Senate vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act — “Senate Democrats block GOP bill targeting abortion providers” — and NARAL’s hot take and see if you can spot the differ


Adrian Smith, Deb Fischer and Ben Sasse plan Service Academy event in Kearney

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Adrian Smith, in conjunction with the offices of U.S. Sens. Deb Fischer and Ben Sasse, will host the 2019 3rd District Service Academy open house on April 27 in Kearney.


Ben Sasse's myopic political calculation

By ultimately voting in favor of President Trump's emergency declaration, Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., signaled that he's thinking about his re-election in 2020. But in the process of doing so, he compromised his longer-term political prospects.


Ben Sasse poses as a Trump critic. Rand Paul votes like one

I have friends, both liberal and conservative, who loathe Donald Trump. Aware of my general support (and past work) for Sen. Rand Paul and his libertarian politics, a few have let me know over the last few years they are disgusted with the senator’s ongoing personal friendship with the president.


Ben Sasse is the king of do-nothing op-eds

Today, twelve Republican senators voted to terminate President Trump’s emergency declaration. Some pundits were surprised to see that Senator Ben Sasse (R-Neb) was not on the list. Those who follow Sasse’s actions as closely as his words, however, weren’t surprised.


Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) on Jeffrey Epstein Case: There Isn’t a Single Mom or Dad Anywhere in America Who Shouldn’t Be Horrified By What Jeffrey Epstein Did

Federal prosecutors, under former Miami U.S. Attorney Alex Acosta, broke the law when they concealed a plea agreement from more than 30 underage victims who had been sexually abused by wealthy New York hedge fund manager Jeffrey Epstein, a federal judge ruled Thursday. While the decision marks a vic


Brain behind GOP bill to protect abortion survivors blames Sasse for sparing Democrats

The architect of high-profile Republican legislation to clarify that babies who survive attempted abortions must receive medical care is frustrated by the "timidity" of Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb.


Senator Ben Sasse Calls out Democratic Presidential Candidate on Cattle Production, Veganism

Senator, Democratic Presidential Candidate and Vegan Corey Booker is making waves after telling magazine VegNews he doesn’t think the planet can sustain billions of people consuming industrially produced animals because of the environmental impact.


U.S. Senate Recognizes UNL’s 150th Anniversary

A resolution recognizing the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s 150th anniversary was unanimously approved by the U.S. Senate on Wednesday. Introduced by Senators Deb Fischer and Ben Sasse, the resolution highlights the university’s leadership in water, agriculture, early childhood education and resea


Why did Ben Sasse vote to uphold the national emergency?

Did electoral politics play a role in Sasse’s vote? Those close to him insist it didn’t, but it was hard not to notice that every senator who is up for re-election in 2020 except for one (Maine’s Susan Collins) sided with Trump. Thom Tillis of North Carolina, another senator up in 2020, recently wro


Democrats block Senate GOP anti-abortion effort

WASHINGTON (AP) – Senate Democrats have blocked a Republican effort to pass legislation threatening prison for doctors who don’t try saving the life of infants born alive during abortions.


Justice Department opens investigation into Jeffrey Epstein's sex abuse plea deal

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.


Ben Sasse: Cuomo 'perverted' color pink by linking it to abortion, not breast cancer

Republican Sen. Ben Sasse said he was outraged that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo had “perverted” the color pink by lighting up One World Trade Center to celebrate the passing of a sweeping abortion bill.


GOP, sensing campaign issue, pushes abortion vote in Senate

FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2018, file photo, Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., walks on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate is pushing toward a vote on Republican legislation that would threaten prison for doctors who don’t try saving the life of infants born alive during abortions. “I want to ask each and e


Grove City College Picks Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse As Commencement Speaker

Grove City College has announced who will be its commencement speaker this spring- U.S. Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska. The junior Republican senator was elected in 2014 and is a close friend of Grove City College President Paul McNulty.