At the center of allegations against Nebraska Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, who was indicted this week by a federal grand jury, is a Nigerian billionaire of Lebanese descent named Gilbert Chagoury.
"You got to know these people ... they tell you they're citizens, and then all of a sudden they're not," said former Rep. Lee Terry, who said he donated the money that originated from Gilbert Chagoury.
Fortenberry has said the allegations, linked to a federal investigation into illegal campaign contributions from a Nigerian billionaire, are untrue and a betrayal after he cooperated with the FBI.
A source said an indictment could come as early as Tuesday. The nine-term Republican from Lincoln said he is being wrongly accused. “We will fight these charges. I did not lie to them,” he said.
Rep. Don Bacon’s new home would remain inside the district under the Republican redistricting proposal. But under the plan put forward by Democrats, Bacon’s new home would fall into District 1.
Among the projects submitted for earmark requests: a water treatment plant in South Sioux City, a research center at UNL, modernized traffic lights in Omaha and highway improvements in the Panhandle.
The assault raised questions about our nation’s capacity to anticipate and react to domestic terror attacks. It highlighted major security and intelligence-gathering concerns.
Local government bodies, not the County Assessor/Register of Deeds Office, sets the property tax rates.
Rep. Adrian Smith has split from his fellow House members from Nebraska in two high-profile, politically charged moments. In an interview with The World-Herald, he offered insight into those votes.
Lawmakers and Gov. Ricketts show poor judgement in opposing this help for the developmentally disabled, a Pulse writer say.
The president of the Nebraska Hospital Association writes the Public Pulse to urge cooperation for further progress against COVID.
Rep. Don Bacon said Thursday he disagrees with former President Donald Trump's declaration that Republicans should not support an investigation of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
Citing a need for transparency and “a return to regular, peaceful order,” two of Nebraska’s three congressmen voted for a bipartisan commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Rep. Adrian Smith will seek the leading Republican position on the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee after the current GOP committee leader, Rep. Kevin Brady of Texas, retires from the House following the 2022 election.
Look at the data involving race and crime, a Pulse writer says.
Longtime Florida congressman and civil rights lawyer Alcee Hastings has died after battling pancreatic cancer. He was 84.
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