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Johanns accused of using ag office to lobby for GOP

President George W. Bush and then-Ag Secretary Mike Johanns leave the Rose Garden in 2007 after the president announced Johanns' resignation. WHITE HOUSE PHOTO

The Omaha World-Herald is reporting that U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns is among those accused in a report by the U.S. Office of Special Counsel of using his office as ag secretary to promote Republican candidates in 2006.

Which would be illegal.

Johanns is vehemently denying it; saying expenses were reimbursed for questioned trips to New Mexico, Arizona and Minnesota. The World-Herald says Johanns showed them proof the expenses were reimbursed.


Can your police chief write like this?

Lincoln Police Chief Tom Casady is known by reporters for being a quote machine. He’s known for being able to use any kind of computer technology you can come up with. He’s also known for saying what he thinks, whether it’s controversial or unpopular.

Turns out, he can write, too: Read this blog he wrote about the death of a former officer of his, Vicki Bourg, whose last assignment was working as a school resource officer at Northstar High School.

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