Skip to comments.Senate Coverage -- (October '05)
Posted on 10/04/2005 6:36:49 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
Since "Free Republic is an online gathering place for independent, grass-roots conservatism on the web. We're working to roll back decades of governmental largesse, to root out political fraud and corruption, and to champion causes which further conservatism in America.", I and others think it's a good idea to centralize what the goes on in the Senate (or House).
So if you see something happening on the Senate/House floor and you don't want to start a new thread to ask if anyone else just heard what you heard, you can leave a short note on who said what and about what and I'll try and find it the next day in THE RECORD. Or if you see a thread that pertains to the Senate, House, or pretty much any GOV'T agency please link your thread here.
If you have any suggestions for this thread please feel free to let me know.
Here's a few helpful links.
C-SPAN what a great thing. Where you can watch or listen live to most Government happenings.
C-SPAN 1 carries the HOUSE.
C-SPAN 2 carries the SENATE.
C-SPAN 3 (most places web only) carries a variety of committee meetings live or other past programming.
OR FEDNET has online feed also.
A great thing about our Government is they make it really easy for the public to research what the Politicians are doing and saying (on the floor anyway).
THOMAS where you can see a RECORD of what Congress is doing each day. You can also search/read a verbatim text of what each Congressmen/women or Senator has said on the floor or submitted 'for the record.' [This is where the real juicy stuff can be found.]
Also found at Thomas are Monthly Calendars for the Senate Majority and Senate Minority
And Monthly Calendars for the House Majority and Roll Call Votes can be found here.
The Founders' Constitution
THE WHITE HOUSE
THE WAR DEPARTMENT (aka The Dept. of Defense)
LIVE DoD Briefings
NEWSEUM: TODAY'S FRONT PAGES
Oh yeah, it's October.........I need to make a new thread!
did that sound believable??
They are having a "Tom Delay Tribute Dinner" on CSPAN-3. Is this signaling a problem?
You guys have GOTTA listen to the callers on CSPAN. These guys are hilarious. The Dems are amazing and ALL of the people calling in on the independent line are Dems as well.
Oh, dear, did Frist give a pro-Islam speech...that's good.
He is SO done as a POTUS candidate.
BTW...I am here on this thread...because it is DANGEROUS to be anywhere else on FR today...LOL
Wednesday, Oct 5, 2005
10:00 a.m. : Convene and resume consideration of H.R. 2863, the Defense Appropriations Bill.
Tuesday, Oct 4, 2005
The Senate convened at 9:45 a.m. and adjourned at 6:37 p.m. No record votes were taken.
Sorry I'm late, this OK bomb story has me sidetracked....
Yeppers...just a few minutes late...
BTW...I think I heard Frist allude to a "break" next week----I don't know why they didn't schedule it for THIS week, considering they haven't done any business for 3 days because of Rosh Hashanah...(I have no complaint with them celebrating it...but, since they can't do anything anyway..why not have it coincide with their "break"???))
What is McCain doing?
Yikes....MCCain up trying to get the amendment passed for an investigative commission on torture at Gitmo and I guess, Abu Gharib (even though most of those people have been tried and punished)...
Could get some feathers ruffled here...
The Miers nomination is just another example of volume over substance. Venture out, it cultivates the skill of sorting fly specks from pepper.
Does anyone know if the hearing on Able Danger is still on for today? I had it calendared for the 5th of Oct.
I THINK I heard that it was postponed supposedly because of the Jewish Holiday...but I might be wrong.
I didn't see it scheduled on C-span anywhere, though.
I thought I just saw a thread in Breaking but its gone now.
not sure about the hearing.
I have stuck my toe out today...went to the Tony Snow thread...and there is "in-fighting" on that thread today also...
Whew....I don't know, this might take a while to settle down, unless somehow Miers withdraws her name, or she gets voted DOWN...
If she is confirmed....I see a lot of people jumping off the sides of the Good Ship Bush, in droves!!!
Same players, different context, lots of noise, very little news, facts or analysis. Typical FR in other words, just more of it because an issue is on the table.
If she is confirmed....I see a lot of people jumping off the sides of the Good Ship Bush, in droves!
It's too early to reach that conclusion; and FR does not come close to representing popular/public sentiment. I know I won't be voting for his 3rd term. ;-)
Thinking people take things issue by issue. SCOTUS nomination is a big issue, to be sure. And this nomination is unsettling to me for a variety of reasons - none of which impugn Ms. Miers ability or inclination.
So far, I have only seen one Senator get up and not drool all over McCain's amendment (btw...I didn't hear if it included an investigative hearing...but it does include changing the Military rules of conduct..which could be difficult)...
The one Senator that hasn't kissed McCain butt, is Sen. Stevens...
So far, Sens. Graham, Alexander, and Durbin are just doing the dance of joy!!!!
Anytime the dems get to stand up and complain about how President Bush told the military to go out and torture, just willy-nilly, they get joyous!!!
Me too. I think I'd fall into the crowd that thinks this was a missed opportunity and the President shouldn't be ashamed to put a KNOWN conservative, and/or a constitutional originalist up for nomination.
He shouldn't be bashful and try to "sneak" someone unknown onto the SCOTUS.
And I'm definitely with the crowd that by doing this only pushes people to keep their mouth shut about opinions they hold so nothing can be used against them in the future.
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