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  • House Speaker Paul Ryan won't support censure of Trump

    08/22/2017 8:34:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 22, 2017 7:16 AM EDT | Scott Bauer
    U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said he will not support a resolution to censure President Donald Trump over his comments following a white supremacist rally in Virginia, but said Trump “messed up” by saying “both sides” were to blame for violence and that there were “very fine people” among those marching to protect Confederate statues. Ryan made the comments during a town hall Monday night organized by CNN in his Wisconsin congressional district, after being asked whether he would back the resolution that comes following Trump’s comments about the rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. The question came from Rabbi Dena Feingold,...
  • Court decides to censure, not remove anti-gay marriage judge [Ruth Neely; Wyoming]

    03/07/2017 8:14:00 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 7, 2017 7:25 PM EST | Bob Moen
    A small-town judge who says her religious beliefs prevent her from presiding over same-sex marriages was publicly censured by the Wyoming Supreme Court on Tuesday. But while the court said her conduct undermines the integrity of the judicial system, it does not warrant removal from the bench. In a 3-2 decision, Justice Kate Fox wrote that Judge Ruth Neely violated judicial conduct code but removing Neely would “unnecessarily circumscribe protected expression.” “Judge Neely shall either perform no marriage ceremonies or she shall perform marriage ceremonies regardless of the couple’s sexual orientation,” Fox wrote. […] Neely, who’s not a lawyer, is...
  • Senate Votes To Gag Elizabeth Warren After Anti-Sessions Outburst

    02/08/2017 12:28:59 AM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 131 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Feb 7, 2017 | Tyler Durden
    ollowing a scathing speech against Trump's nominee for Attorney General, Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell said Senator Elizabeth Warren had "impugned the motives and conduct of our colleague from Alabama," violating the so-called 'Rule 19'. By a vote of 49-43, Senator Warren was then barred from speaking on the floor until Senator Sessions nomination debate is complete (likely tomorrow evening).... McConnell defended the decision, noting Warren had been warned. "Sen. Warren was giving a lengthy speech. She had appeared to violate the rule. She was warned. She was given an explanation," he said after the vote. "Nevertheless, she persisted."
  • Missouri GOP combs past for Planned Parenthood censure rules

    04/04/2016 8:00:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 4, 2016 10:45 PM EDT | Adam Aton
    Missouri Republicans are looking back more than a century for guidance as they consider whether to hold a regional Planned Parenthood CEO in contempt of the Senate — a rare judgment that could carry jail time. Senators from both parties have raised questions about how they’d carry out a process that may include testimony before the entire chamber, arrests and sentencing decisions. They’ve found little direction from recent history; so far, legislative librarians say the last contempt proceeding they’ve found occurred in 1903. A Senate panel is to consider proposals Tuesday that would summon Mary Kogut, who heads Planned Parenthood...
  • If He Goes, Censure Him

    10/08/2015 1:56:28 PM PDT · by Twotone · 33 replies
    American Spectator ^ | Oct. 7, 2015 | Scott McKay
    If President Barack Obama follows through on his threat to visit Roseburg, Oregon later this week the House must pass a resolution of censure before he gets off Air Force One. Call the president’s planned trip to the site of the Umpqua Community College shootings last week the straw that broke the camel’s back, if you will. But his announcement Monday evening that he was going to Roseburg, after prominent individuals including the publisher of the local newspaper had made it clear he was not welcome there as a result of his statements following the shootings, display a crass disregard...
  • Supreme Court Will Not Hear Rangel Censure

    10/07/2015 4:02:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    NLPC ^ | October 7, 2015 | Peter Flaherty
    The Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) who was seeking to overturn his Censure by the House of Representatives. Lower courts had ruled that they have no jurisdiction over internal workings of the House. Rangel was censured by the by the entire House of Representatives on December 2, 2010 by a vote of 333-79, the first member to be Censured in 27 years. The action was the result, in part, of investigations by NLPC. Among the counts alleged by the Ethics Committee were Rangel’s failure to pay taxes on rental income from...
  • Clark County GOP party may censure Herrera Beutler

    01/13/2015 5:12:54 PM PST · by DakotaRed · 8 replies
    The Columbian ^ | January 12, 2015 | Lauren Dake, Columbian political writer
    By Lauren Dake, Columbian political writer Published: January 12, 2015, 4:55 PM Updated: January 12, 2015, 7:47 PM The Clark County Republican Party is expected to vote at its next meeting on whether to censure U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas. If passed, the move could mean Herrera Beutler would be banned from speaking at any campaign events sponsored by the Clark County GOP or from being featured in any of the local party’s literature. In part, the motion reads: “Please understand, we receive no satisfaction from disciplining one of our own. However, silence is acceptance, and we cannot accept...
  • How to Rebuke a President

    11/23/2014 7:15:20 AM PST · by ReaganThatcherJohnPaul2 · 19 replies
    For responding to a president who defies his constitutional limits, Congress is said to possess four powers: to impeach, to defund, to investigate, and to withhold confirmation of nominees. But there is a fifth recourse, which the new Republican Congress might consider in view of President Obama’s executive amnesty for illegal immigrants: the power to censure. In fact, censure could work in tandem with Congress’s other powers, helping the legislature make the moral case for responding to the president’s lawlessness.
  • Rep. Rangel gets court date to fight congressional censure

    08/19/2014 12:23:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 19, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    A federal appeals court has set a Nov. 13 date to hear oral arguments in Rep. Charles Rangel’s lawsuit against his House colleagues, who censured the New York Democrat in 2010. Mr. Rangel has argued the House failed to give him due process when it investigated and voted to censure him, and he is seeking to have the smear expunged. His case has already been rejected by a federal district court, which said he didn’t have standing to sue and, even if he did, the court wouldn’t touch what was an internal House matter, better left as a “political question.”
  • Another South Carolina ‘Smack Down’ for Senator Lindsey Graham

    05/17/2014 6:13:16 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    politichicks.tv ^ | 5/17/14 | Sonya Sasser
    There is less than one month to go before the June 10th primary and Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has just received yet another censure from South Carolina Republicans. According to Conservative Fifty: “On Monday evening the Charleston County GOP, one of the largest and most active county GOP groups in South Carolina, passed a censure resolution against Graham by a vote of 39-32. Charleston becomes the 9th county GOP to censure Graham since August. Other counties to censure Graham are Lexington, Pickens, Anderson, Laurens, Orangeburg, Greenville, Fairfield, and Chesterfield. All of the 9 censure measures have cited similar points where...
  • Lindsey Graham Got Censured Again

    01/17/2014 8:14:41 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    fitsnews.com ^ | 1/17/14
    U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (RINO-S.C.) has been censured by yet another local Republican Party organization, the website BenSwann.com is reporting. With the support of 78 percent of its members, the Pickens County Republican Party passed a cookie cutter resolution this week accusing Graham of committing “a long series of actions that we strongly disapprove of and hold to be fundamentally inconsistent with the principles of the South Carolina Republican Party.” The resolution lists roughly thirty such actions – most of them copied and pasted from prior censure resolutions against Graham. Included on the list? Graham’s support for the National Security...
  • Rep. Rangel files appeal over House censure

    01/08/2014 11:20:08 AM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 8, 2014 | Jim McElhatton
    Rep. Charles Rangel isn’t letting a federal judge have the final word in his recently dismissed lawsuit against the House over a humiliating 2010 censure vote. A month after U.S. District Judge John Bates tossed the longtime New York Democrat’s complaint, his private attorney, Jay Goldberg, filed an appeal, according to court records Tuesday. The House censured Mr. Rangel in 2010 for failure to disclose rental income on a vacation house and breaking House rules that ban members from taking gifts.
  • MISSISSIPPI REPUBLICANS CENSURE THAD COCHRAN

    10/15/2013 4:57:30 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 32 replies
    Fit News ^ | 10/15/13
    We’ve written extensively of late regarding the widening divide between fiscally conservative Republicans and the “neoconservative” fiscally liberal wing of the party – led by U.S. Senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham and John Cornyn. In fact according to the website Mississippi PEP, they’ve censured him. For those of you unfamiliar with this aging RINO, Cochran is one of several Southern “Republicans” who habitually caves to U.S. President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats (along with Graham, North Carolina’s Richard Burr, Tennessee’s Lamar Alexander and Georgia’s Johnny Isakson). “When any official continues to engage repeatedly in a course of conduct that violates...
  • Momentum Building Against Lindsey Graham in SC GOP Primary

    10/08/2013 10:43:42 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/8/2013 | Matthew Boyle
    Momentum appears to be building in South Carolina against Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who faces three challengers in next year’s June primary. On Monday evening, the Greenville County, SC GOP executive committee, an official arm of the state's Republican Party, passed a 29-point censure of Graham’s activities in Washington. “Initially a voice vote was taken and newly elected County Chair Chad Groover ruled that the nays won, at which point there were several calls for ‘division,’” The South Carolina Conservative’s Javan Browder wrote on Tuesday morning. “Groover recognized the call for division and a standing vote was taken, and the...
  • Same-sex marriage ruling sparks Pa. House dispute

    06/28/2013 6:50:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 27, 2013 9:55 PM EDT | Mark Scolforo
    An openly gay Pennsylvania state lawmaker asked his legislative colleagues Thursday to censure an archconservative colleague who a day earlier had prevented him from making floor remarks about the Supreme Court’s gay marriage rulings. Rep. Brian Sims, D-Philadelphia, asked the chamber to reprimand Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, R-Butler, at the close of session because of an interview Metcalfe gave to explain why he exercised his right to prevent him from speaking on the topic during session. “His comments did not live up to the standards set by this body,” Sims said on the floor. …
  • Rangel sues Boehner seeking to overturn House Ethics censure

    04/22/2013 2:34:19 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 22, 2013 | Mike Lillis
    Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) is suing Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and six other lawmakers, charging that they mishandled the Ethics investigation that led to his public censure in late 2010. In a complaint filed Monday in federal court in Washington D.C., Rangel claims the Ethics Committee that investigated his alleged wrongdoing are guilty of "numerous flagrant, knowing and intentional violations" of his due process rights. House members who approved his censure were "knowingly deceived" by the committee leaders – including then-Chairman Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) and ranking member Jo Bonner (R-Ala.) – into thinking that the probe "had been conducted in...
  • Awkward: House leaders to honor (tax-cheat Charlie) Rangel nine months after censure

    09/21/2011 6:22:50 PM PDT · by Libloather · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/21/11 | Russell Berman
    Awkward: House leaders to honor Rangel nine months after censureBy Russell Berman - 09/21/11 04:43 PM ET It may be one of the more awkward honorary ceremonies in recent memory. On Thursday, House leaders will pay tribute to Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.), less than a year after the House formally censured the former chairman of the Ways and Means Committee. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) will speak at a ceremony to unveil Rangel’s official portrait as chairman of the storied committee, which the longtime New York Democrat led from 2007 until March 2010, when party leaders pressured him to give up...
  • Whaling meeting 'ignores needs of whales' (IWC Censures Sea Shepherd)

    07/17/2011 2:42:46 AM PDT · by tlb · 72 replies
    bbc ^ | 14 July 2011 | Richard Black
    The International Whaling Commission's (IWC) annual meeting has closed after a tense final day when relations between opposing blocs came close to collapse. Latin American nations attempted to force a vote on a proposal to create a whale sanctuary in the South Atlantic. Pro-whaling countries walked out, but eventually it was decided to shelve any vote until next year's meeting. Earlier in the meeting, governments agreed new regulations designed to prevent "cash for votes" scandals that have plagued the IWC in the past, and passed a resolution censuring the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society for putting safety at risk during its...
  • Capuano now says he regrets urging union protesters to get 'bloody' (Congressman who urged civility)

    02/23/2011 4:20:46 PM PST · by neverdem · 71 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | February 23, 2011 | John Ellement
    US Representative Michael E. Capuano, who decried violent political rhetoric after last month’s fatal shooting rampage in Tucson, said today he regrets urging union workers at a rally in Boston on Tuesday to “get a little bloody.” “I strongly believe in standing up for worker rights and my passion for preserving those rights may have gotten the best of me yesterday in an unscripted speech,” the Somerville Democrat said in a statement released this afternoon. “I wish I had used different language to express my passion and I regret my choice of words." Capuano was referring to remarks he made...
  • Honolulu City Councilman demonstrates his priorities.

    02/09/2011 7:34:16 AM PST · by Lornik · 12 replies
    Hawaii Free Press ^ | February 6, 2011 | Andrew Walden
    The City of Honolulu and State of Hawaii, mired in debt from years of bowing to unions and paying attention to everything but their jobs, continue to 'inspire' their voters with an attempt to censure Rush Limbaugh over his comments on Chinese Dictator Hu Jintao.