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Daschle wins struggle over judicial nominations
THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | Oct 24, 2001 | By Dave Boyer

Posted on 10/24/2001 8:31:42 AM PDT by tberry

Edited on 07/12/2004 3:35:47 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

Senate Republicans abandoned their strategy of holding up spending bills to force more judicial confirmations after Mr. Daschle told the president in a White House meeting he would not budge on the issue.

"There isn't leverage on appropriations bills," Mr. Daschle said later. "I told that again to the president."


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"Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle won a showdown with President Bush yesterday over judicial nominees "

Well, if we can't get the little guys approved, with all the support the administration currently has, I don't hold much of a chance of influencing the Supreme court if new appointees are required.

1 posted on 10/24/2001 8:31:42 AM PDT by tberry
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To: tberry
This is what I have come to expect from the same people who tried to throw out the votes of men and women who defend their freedoms.
2 posted on 10/24/2001 8:37:00 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: tberry
Now we know what bi-partisanship means to the Democrats.

It means doing it their way or else.

Of course, that's not really news.

Shalom.

3 posted on 10/24/2001 8:38:26 AM PDT by ArGee
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To: tberry
"We're going to act in good faith," said Mr. Lott. "We're going to do what these times call for. We hope they will do the same when it comes to confirming federal judges."

Time for a new minority leader.

What a spineless punk. "Good faith?" With Democrats?!? Moron.

4 posted on 10/24/2001 8:38:32 AM PDT by toenail
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To: tberry
Now we are seeing what happened with Jeffords switching and just how little Miller can be counted on!

Need to gear up for 2002 to take back the Senate and in the process get a new leader of the Republicans in the Senate!

5 posted on 10/24/2001 8:40:44 AM PDT by PhiKapMom
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To: tberry
Here's how yesterday went between the Republicans and the Democrats:

Republican wins: a signal that drilling in ANWAR will be passed by the Senate late this year or early next year ( via a Reuters story published on FR earlier today); probable delay of a new Farm Bill until spring despite Daschle wanting one sooner

Democrat wins: appropriations process un-blocked by Senate Republicans; judges continue to be held up

In D.C., it's all about deals. Ugly, but true.

6 posted on 10/24/2001 8:42:17 AM PDT by hispanarepublicana
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To: toenail
Agreed. I SMELL Trent............AGAIN!!!!!!!!

Anyone out there know where we can purchase a pair of "brass-ones" to send to this wimp?

7 posted on 10/24/2001 8:42:48 AM PDT by DoctorMichael
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To: toenail
Two Words:

Recess appointments!

Nuff said.

8 posted on 10/24/2001 8:43:17 AM PDT by cb
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To: tberry
Could someone out there give me a brief primer on "recess appointments"?

Would this solve the problem or only delay it?

9 posted on 10/24/2001 8:50:31 AM PDT by comebacknewt
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To: comebacknewt
"Would this solve the problem or only delay it?"

Oh, but wouldn't it be terribly un-bipartisan? Couldn't have that now, could we?

10 posted on 10/24/2001 8:52:56 AM PDT by toenail
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To: tberry
Many had no staff. "There's no room for them," said Sen. Peter G. Fitzgerald, Illinois Republican.

After nominating three Democrats all three US Attorney positions in Illinois, maybe no staff is what Fitzgerald needs...other than a new job.

11 posted on 10/24/2001 8:54:41 AM PDT by USAF_ret
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To: cb
My strategy:

Bush: "Well Tom I think it is unfortunate that you would not even allow a vote on these nominees, and here's what I am going to do. First, when the senate adjourns I am going to make many recess appointments. Second, I am going to start actively campaigning for Republican senatorial candidates. When we take back the senate next year, I am going to make all of the recess appointments permanent appointments. And finally, I am going to go to the American people and explain all of the little partisan tricks that you and your colleagues in the senate have been pulling and tell the American people how this hurts the war effort. Now, do you really want to mess with me?"

12 posted on 10/24/2001 8:55:43 AM PDT by The Vast Right Wing
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To: The Vast Right Wing
This is what Reagan would have done...George...We can hope.
13 posted on 10/24/2001 9:05:12 AM PDT by Cuttnhorse
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To: tberry
No fire in the belly. Daschle has shown time and time again that he cares nothing for protocol, honesty and honor - yet Bush doesn't send out Cheney or Ari to call him on the carpet. You know damn well that war or no war Daschle will do whatever it takes to hanstring the administration.

I for one am sick of the administration treating Daschle like a mother who always gives into a spoiled child.

14 posted on 10/24/2001 9:07:28 AM PDT by Hacksaw
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To: hispanarepublicana
"In D.C., it's all about deals. Ugly, but true."

Daschle: "We're going to rape the American people, and steal their pets."

Lott: "Oh, please don't take their pets. Please, please, please, pretty please."

Daschle: "We're going to rape the American people, and we're working hard to protect their pets."

Lott: "I can live with that."

Bush: "That's what bipartisanship is about -- getting things done."

Lott: "P.S. I turned off Jeffords' microphone a coupla times. hehehehheheheh"

15 posted on 10/24/2001 9:10:34 AM PDT by toenail
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To: The Vast Right Wing
Good idea. Send it in a letter to the White House and Congress. Wait...nevermind.
16 posted on 10/24/2001 9:18:52 AM PDT by spycatcher
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To: toenail
If it wasn't so sadly accurate, that would be histerical.
17 posted on 10/24/2001 9:21:53 AM PDT by comebacknewt
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To: PhiKapMom
"Now we are seeing what happened with Jeffords switching and just how little Miller can be counted on!"

"We need to gear up for 2002 to take back the Senate and in the process get a new leader of the Republicans in the Senate!"

Allow me to repeat that.

18 posted on 10/24/2001 9:24:22 AM PDT by okie01
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To: The Vast Right Wing
Amen! Add to that a nice little prime-time speech where the President says, "we have over 100 suspected terrorists in custody and under arrest, but due to a lack of judges we are unable to put any of them on trial and under our Constitution we are going to have to release them. We are sending them all to Sioux Falls in the morning."

I say it is time for a new Majority Leader. It is time to put the squeeze on Zell Miller to switch parties. We need a Unity Government now more than ever, and we cannot wait until January 2003. Tiny Tom and Hitlery will have done far too much damage to the war effort and the economy by that time! ZELL MUST SWITCH NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Email Zell Miller today!

19 posted on 10/24/2001 9:25:33 AM PDT by Dems_R_Losers
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To: PhiKapMom
Need to gear up for 2002 to take back the Senate and in the process get a new leader of the Republicans in the Senate!

And just how are you going to do that if the GOP is not willing to investigate and prosecute some of the crimes committed by the Clintons and DNC the last 9 years? Exhume Ron Brown's body and prove he was murdered and you'd see creeps like Daschle falling all over themselves to get out of the way. But thinking that you are going to retake the Senate with the democRATS controlling the media is wishful thinking. Even if Bush wins this war against terrorism in dramatic fashion, it won't do the GOP any good (look at how quickly Bush Sr's star faded and he SMASHED Iraq in record time). More likely, this war is going to take YEARS and there are going to be many more civilian and military casualties, and we will have to do many things that may appall some people. There are likely to be many more restrictions on what democRATS perceive as rights or freedoms. That is not likely to win over democRAT votes or, for that matter, make Republicans more likely to go out and vote. I can think of only one thing that will do that ... prove democRAT complicity in treason and murder and election tampering and sundry other crimes.

20 posted on 10/24/2001 9:38:17 AM PDT by BeAChooser
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To: tberry
No spelunker in the world has done more caving than Trent Lott.
21 posted on 10/24/2001 9:44:32 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: The Vast Right Wing
I agree. Bush doesn't strike me as someone who will tolerate games like holding up nominations. If Lott thought he looked surprised my guess is he looked angry but was trying to hide it.

Bush probably accepted that the Dems were not going to compromise and continue to be obstructive and knows that his only course is to fight.

The last thing I would want to be is on the receiving end of a determined shrub.

22 posted on 10/24/2001 10:04:16 AM PDT by VRWC_minion
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To: tberry
Senate Republicans abandoned their strategy of holding up spending bills to force more judicial confirmations after Mr. Daschle told the president in a White House meeting he would not budge on the issue.

Whew! Thanks for the tough stand Senator Lott!

23 posted on 10/24/2001 10:08:27 AM PDT by hattend
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To: VRWC_minion
It is amazing that the White House & Senate stood firm - at least for one day. Such resolve they have.
24 posted on 10/24/2001 10:08:29 AM PDT by berserker
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To: tberry
How about somehow insuring that Dashle (sp?) gets removed and voted in as dog catcher in some small Montana hamlet. Sorry Montana.

Or maybe we could encourage him to entertain the troops on the front line with his imitation of being a human being.

Or with his imitation of someone with a brain.

Or with his imitation of someone sane.

The realistically challenged can be fun to watch--from a distance--the smell, you know.

25 posted on 10/24/2001 10:10:49 AM PDT by Quix
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To: tberry
TIME FOR A POLITICAL JIHAD!!!!!
Don't all knee-jerk at once.
27 posted on 10/24/2001 10:16:09 AM PDT by michwm
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To: VRWC_minion
Bush will get even... in 2002. Care to bet that NJ might get a visit soon?

Bush's 90% approval would help.

28 posted on 10/24/2001 10:27:29 AM PDT by hchutch
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To: VRWC_minion
Sen Nickles announced two judicial appointments for OK that were approved yesterday! So it seems that daschle caved on those. Would check with some other states to see if they got some judicial appointments also through the Senate yesterday. Why is everyone always so quick to say the GOP caved -- since when do we believe all the media has to say?

My take is that if OK got two judges approved yesterday then something must have happened!

29 posted on 10/24/2001 10:42:23 AM PDT by PhiKapMom
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To: tberry
Bush will fight when he needs to.

Olson will be the next SCOTUS, and the Democrats will be screwed if the fight it.

30 posted on 10/24/2001 11:16:49 AM PDT by jerod
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To: toenail
No you are the moron!!! Even President Bush caint get anything out of the Demmmooooccccooommmies You need to take a lesson on how the Senate operates.
31 posted on 10/24/2001 11:18:54 AM PDT by cksharks
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To: cksharks
"No you are the moron!!! Even President Bush caint get anything out of the Demmmooooccccooommmies You need to take a lesson on how the Senate operates."

Do you think that Republican Senators should fulfill their oath to protect and defend the Constitution, or do you think they they should just protect and defend their own asses?

32 posted on 10/24/2001 11:39:57 AM PDT by toenail
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To: tberry
A "barf alert" would have been appropriate. For victory & freedom!!!
34 posted on 10/24/2001 11:44:29 AM PDT by Saundra Duffy
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To: PhiKapMom
We've been saying that for several years..you and I......Lott has got to go....but who will take his place.....I like Nichols....but don't think he's an effective communicator..think he's better as a #2....a la DeLay in the House.....Inhofe is a possibility..it's got to come from the south...that's the core of GOP strength.....a long shot..Kay Bailey from Texas......or the other senator from Mississippi..Thad Cochran....but that would really be a "bitch-slap" to Lott.....actually...the more I think about it.....it could be Shelby...for the simple reason that showing that a former Dem can rise to the top of the GOP in the Senate might just be enough to get Sen Miller from Ga to cross the aisle.....
35 posted on 10/24/2001 11:48:45 AM PDT by ken5050
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To: tberry
"We're dealing with a new threat here," said Senate Minority Leader Trent Lott, Mississippi Republican. "There's a steep learning curve."

Excuse # 521 ... and counting ....

Here seen in his last successful attempt in life - 'Ole Miss Cheerleader.

He should seriously consider a career change.

36 posted on 10/24/2001 11:49:41 AM PDT by MassExodus
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To: PhiKapMom
Could be that Nichols announced the 2 judges because he agreed to vote the way Daschle wanted a vote on something down the road.

I do know I heard Nichols before 911 saying we should be spending more.....I was shocked because I thought on Demon Domenici thought and talked out loud about spending more--surplus or no surplus!

37 posted on 10/24/2001 11:53:24 AM PDT by Rowdee
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To: jerod
Olson or Garza just went to the top. Heck, if we get both replacing Stevens and Ginsburg... :)
38 posted on 10/24/2001 11:57:16 AM PDT by hchutch
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To: tberry
It's time for Bush to hold the Democreeps' pet constituencies hostage - as in no aid to Israel, no "urban aid," no National Endowment for the Arts, no National Public Radio - until all appointees are confirmed.

Bush has nothing to lose among these constituencies, anyhow; exit polls show he cannot win less of them in 2004 than in 2000 - because he got near-zero then.

39 posted on 10/24/2001 12:04:27 PM PDT by glc1173@aol.com
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To: PhiKapMom
Why is everyone always so quick to say the GOP caved

Track record maybe. Pavlov's dog. Someone says boo to Trent Lott (or threatens to disclose his youthfull homosexual experiences) and he caves deeper than the cave Chandra is in.

40 posted on 10/24/2001 3:14:47 PM PDT by VRWC_minion
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To: VRWC_minion
I am still trying to figure all of this out. If Oklahoma had two federal judges approved yesterday, were others approved as well?
41 posted on 10/24/2001 6:23:01 PM PDT by PhiKapMom
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To: PhiKapMom
THe following is from senate web site. I don't think it means they were approved, just nominated:

? Nominations Confirmed (Civilian)

This document identifies civilian nominations confirmed by the Senate during the current Congress.


                      NOMINATIONS CONFIRMED (CIVILIAN)


      The following civilian Executive Nominations were confirmed by
      the Senate during the current congress. Nominations flagged
      with an asterisk were approved subject to the nominee's
      commitment to respond to requests to appear and testify before
      any duly constituted committee of the Senate. The nominations
      are listed to reverse chronological order based on the date of
      confirmation.








                             October 23, 2001

PN788 *       DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Phillip Bond, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Technology
.

PN901         THE JUDICIARY
James H. Payne, of Oklahoma, to be United States District Judge for the
Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma.

PN910         THE JUDICIARY
Karen K. Caldwell, of Kentucky, to be United States District Judge for the
Eastern District of Kentucky.

PN911         THE JUDICIARY
Laurie Smith Camp, of Nebraska, to be United States District Judge for the
District of Nebraska.

PN913         THE JUDICIARY
Claire V. Eagan, of Oklahoma, to be United States District Judge for the
Northern District of Oklahoma.

PN940         DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Anna Mills S. Wagoner, of North Carolina, to be United States Attorney for
the Middle District of North Carolina for the term of four years.

PN945         DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Margaret M. Chiara, of Michigan, to be United States Attorney for the
Western District of Michigan for the term of four years.

PN947         DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Robert J. Conrad, Jr., of North Carolina, to be United States Attorney for
the Western District of North Carolina for the term of four years.

PN948         DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Thomas C. Gean, of Arkansas, to be United States Attorney for the Western
District of Arkansas for the term of four years.

PN950         DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
James Ming Greenlee, of Mississippi, to be United States Attorney for the
Northern District of Mississippi for the term of four years.

PN951         DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Raymond W. Gruender, of Missouri, to be United States Attorney for the
Eastern District of Missouri for the term of four years.

PN959         DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Jay S. Bybee, of Nevada, to be an Assistant Attorney General.

PN970         DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Daniel G. Bogden, of Nevada, to be United States Attorney for the District
of Nevada for the term of four years.

PN974         DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Thomas M. DiBiagio, of Maryland, to be United States Attorney for the
District of Maryland for the term of four years.

PN977         DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Thomas E. Johnston, of West Virginia, to be United States Attorney for the
Northern District of West Virginia for the term of four years.

PN981         DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Donald  W. Washington, of Louisiana, to be United States Attorney for the
Western District of Louisiana for the term of four years.

PN1050        DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Patrick J. Fitzgerald, of Illinois, to be United States Attorney for the
Northern District of Illinois for the term of four years.

PN1052        DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
John  McKay, of Washington, to be United States Attorney for the Western
District of Washington for the term of four years.

PN1053        DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Karl K. Warner, II, of West Virginia, to be United States Attorney for the
Southern District of West Virginia for the term of four years.

PN1058 *      EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
John  H. Marburger, III, of New York, to be Director of the Office of
Science and Technology Policy.


42 posted on 10/24/2001 6:45:15 PM PDT by VRWC_minion
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To: VRWC_minion
I know the Oklahoma ones were confirmed yesterday or at least according to the press release from Senator Nickles. That must mean this is the list that was submitted but not confirmed.
43 posted on 10/24/2001 9:08:13 PM PDT by PhiKapMom
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To: PhiKapMom
That must mean this is the list that was submitted but not confirmed

Maybe its both. Its possible those that got nominated were voted on with simple voice vote for unanimous agreement.

44 posted on 10/24/2001 9:21:57 PM PDT by VRWC_minion
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To: VRWC_minion
Don't you just love the Senate website -- hard to tell sometimes what is going on which I think is on purpose and it has gotten worse since daschle took over!
45 posted on 10/24/2001 9:26:23 PM PDT by PhiKapMom
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