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  • Sen. Feinstein: Hillary Clinton Isn’t To Blame For Benghazi [Throw The Two CA Senate Bums Out!]

    01/17/2014 12:26:26 PM PST · by Steelfish · 25 replies
    CBSNews ^ | January 16, 2013 | REBECCA KAPLAN
    By REBECCA KAPLAN January 16, 2014 Sen. Feinstein: Hillary Clinton Isn’t To Blame For Benghazi Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., has come to the defense of Hillary Clinton against Republicans who she says are trying to inflate the former secretary ofstate’s role in the Sept. 2012 attacks on the U.S. diplomatic facility and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya. Feinstein, the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and vice chairman Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., led the committee’s review of the attacks that werepublished in a bipartisan report that was declassified Wednesday. Though their the report faults the State Department for failing to sufficiently...
  • Could the GOP lose a Senate seat in Georgia? (false panic)

    08/12/2013 11:17:48 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 17 replies ^ | 8/12/13 | Rick Moran
    Georgia Republicans are becoming increasingly worried that a divisive primary coupled with a strong Democratic candidate might lead to a loss of the Senate seat of retiring Saxbe Chambliss. The Hill: Recent polling shows the two candidates Republicans are most anxious about - Reps. Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.) and Paul Broun (R-Ga.) - leading the pack. Whoever emerges from the clown-car primary, with seven candidates and counting, will face a candidate Democrats are high on in a state where shifting demographics benefit their party. "Gingrey has a history of making some gaffes, and Broun it seems like it's a gaffe every...
  • Chambliss, sources: Terror chatter beyond anything heard since before 9/11

    08/04/2013 9:50:48 AM PDT · by yoe · 136 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 4 2013 | Staff
    The so-called “chatter” about a terror plot that led the Obama administration to close 22 U.S. embassies and consulates Sunday across the Muslim world goes beyond anything heard before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, according to the top Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee and Fox News sources. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, of Georgia, said Sunday the so-called “chatter” detected by U.S. intelligence agencies that led the Obama administration to order the closures and issue a global travel warning to Americans is "very reminiscent of what we saw pre-9/11." [snip] A Mideast diplomat says al-Zawahiri “pressuring” Al Qaeda in the Arabian...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 4 August 2013

    08/04/2013 5:25:22 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 152 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows August 4th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Reps. Eric Cantor, R-Va., and Justin Amash, R-Mich.; Michael Hayden, a former head of the CIA and the National Security Agency.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga.; former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Reps. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Michael McCaul, R-Texas; and Sen. Chuck U. Schumer, D-N.Y.THIS WEEK (ABC): Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Reps. Peter King, R-N.Y., and C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Md.STATE OF THE UNION...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 28 July 2013

    07/28/2013 5:46:58 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 238 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 28 July 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows July 28th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Treasury Secretary Jack Lew; Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Lew; Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.; Christine Quinn, candidate for New York mayor.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Rogers; Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo.THIS WEEK (ABC): Lew; Sens. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Lew; Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y.; Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 16 June 2013

    06/16/2013 4:50:41 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 157 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 16 June 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows June 16th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Former Vice President Dick Cheney. MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., Mark Udall, D-Colo., and Lindsey Graham R-S.C.; Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va.; Michael Hayden, a former director of the CIA and the National Security Agency.FACE THE NATION (CBS): White House chief of staff Denis McDonough; Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.THIS WEEK (ABC): Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.; Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill.; former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Rogers; Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J.
  • Senators may resurrect defeated gun control after making cosmetic changes (GOA letter)

    05/09/2013 3:42:05 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 14 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | 5-9-2013 | Gun Owners of America
    "Superficial" "A source close to the Senate negotiations [says] that two senators who voted against the background check bill would vote for it after minor, superficial changes." - Lawrence O’Donnell on MSNBC, May 6, 2013ACTION: Senators who voted pro-gun last month are under intense pressure - by Senate Democrats and Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s hit ads - to switch their votes.  We need to keep applying the heat and let them know that gun owners are ready to help in any Senate campaign, no matter which state, to defeat ANY SENATOR who votes for gun control.LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FROM WASHINGTON, DC. It’s...
  • Obama plays round of golf with 3 senators (WTF? Larry, Curly and Mo unavailable?)

    05/06/2013 2:13:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 5/6/13 | Nedra Pickler - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama took his congressional outreach effort to the green on Monday, playing a round of golf with a bipartisan trio of senators. Democrat Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado and Republican Sens. Saxby Chambliss of Georgia and Bob Corker of Tennessee joined Obama for a round at Maryland's Andrews Air Force Base, where Obama frequently plays golf on weekends with aides and friends. Under overcast skies, the three chatted casually with Obama, wearing a windbreaker and baseball cap. They putted on the first green before leaving the view of reporters on a pair of golf carts....
  • Saxby Chambliss plays golf with President Obama

    05/06/2013 1:48:04 PM PDT · by Dacula · 27 replies
    AJC - Atlanta Urinal Constipation ^ | 5-6-2013 | Daniel Malloy
    U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss is joining President Barack Obama for a round of golf today, with Sens. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Mark Udall, D-Colo., rounding out the foursome.
  • Senators urge cautious action on Syrian conflict

    04/28/2013 1:56:03 PM PDT · by haffast · 5 replies
    UPI ^ | April 28, 2013 at 3:38 PM | UPI
    WASHINGTON, April 28 (UPI) -- A trio of U.S. senators said the Obama administration must do more to identify and assist friendly elements of the anti-Assad rebel forces fighting in Syria. Appearing on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said the United States should do what it can to prevent Syria from becoming a fractured, failed state that is home to potential terrorists. "There's nothing you can do in Syria without risk, but the greatest risk is a failed state with chemical weapons falling in the hands of radical Islamists and they're pouring into Syria," Graham said....
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 28 April 2013

    04/28/2013 4:48:53 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 75 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 28 April 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows April 28th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): en. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.; Reps. Peter King, R-N.Y., Keith Ellison, D-Minn., and Joaquin Castro, D-Texas. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., and Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.THIS WEEK (ABC): Reps. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., and Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Md. STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): en. Dan Coats, R-Ind.; Reps. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, Adam Schiff, D-Calif., Bennie...
  • Boston Globe: Russia warned FBI “repeatedly” about Tsarnaev before bombing

    04/24/2013 9:18:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/24/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    The FBI briefed the Senate yesterday and today on the progress in the Boston Marathon bombing case, but more questions than answers may have arisen from it. The Boston Globe quotes multiple sources from within the briefing that the FBI didn’t just get one warning from Russia about Tamerlan Tsarnaev, they got warned repeatedly — including after the FBI’s initial investigation of the now-deceased bomber: Russian authorities contacted the US government with concerns about Tamerlan Tsarnaev not once but “multiple’’ times, including an alert it sent after he was first investigated by FBI agents in Boston, raising new questions about...

    04/24/2013 1:22:35 AM PDT · by Ken H · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 23, 2013 | n/a
    Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) said on Tuesday that law enforcement may have known in advance about the Boston Marathon suspects’ bombing plans. Speaking to local Atlanta Channel 2 Action News, Chambliss said, “There now appears that may have been some evidence that was obtained by one of the law enforcement agencies that did not get shared in a way that it could have been. If that turns out to be the case, then we have to determine whether or not that would have made a difference.”
  • Ga. Sen. Chambliss won’t seek re-election in 2014

    01/25/2013 5:35:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 25, 2013 6:41 PM EST | Bill Barrow
    When Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss announced Friday that he wouldn’t seek a third term in 2014, a race that already was likely to feature a contested Republican primary exploded into a free-for-all. Several Republicans, including several congressmen, are eyeing the seat. The more crowded the field, the more likely the GOP race will pit mainstream conservatives against the hardliners who had grown disenchanted with Chambliss for working with Democrats to find common ground on budget and tax issues. Democrats, meanwhile, hope for exactly that kind of Republican fracas. They view the 69-year-old Chambliss’ decision as an opportunity to reverse the...
  • GA Senate Poll: Cain Defeats Taxby Chambliss in Showdown

    12/05/2012 5:54:39 PM PST · by Kolath · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/05/2012 | Tony Lee
    A new Georgia poll found that former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain, whose embrace of the Tea Party briefly propelled him to the top of the 2012 GOP presidential primary field during primary, leads incumbent Republican Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss by 14 points in a hypothetical primary showdown.
  • Cain tops Chambliss

    12/04/2012 2:40:50 PM PST · by entropy12 · 41 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/4/2012 | Katie Glueck
    Herman Cain would crush Sen. Saxby Chambliss in a Republican primary if the pizza mogul were to run in 2014, according to a poll released Tuesday. Cain led Chambliss (R-Ga.) 50 percent to 36 percent in a survey from Public Policy Polling.
  • Regarding Saxby Chambliss

    11/28/2012 8:53:45 AM PST · by IbJensen · 33 replies
    Red State ^ | 11/28/2012 | Eric Erickson
    Saxby Chambliss is waffling around like a dog off its leash for the first time. He says he does not care about a “twenty year old pledge” he signed. He’s talking about the Americans for Tax Reform pledge that says he pledges not to raise taxes. He has clarified his remarks to mean he wants tax reform that increases revenue through job growth. Everyone knows that Saxby meant he was happy to raise taxes. Now, under pressure back home, he is waffling. He covets his seat in Washington and is fearful of being primaries. Georgia has primary run-offs, whichs means...
  • Norquist Blasts Back after Chambliss Reneges on Pledge

    11/23/2012 10:30:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 23 Nov 2012 07:12 PM | Sandy Fitzgerald and Greg McDonald
    Conservative lobbyist Grover Norquist blasted back at a Republican senator on Friday for backing off his promise to oppose tax increases. Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss said he has dumped his pledge to Norquist about the tax increases, telling a Macon television station he “more about my country than I do about a 20-year-old pledge,” referring to the Taxpayer Protection Pledge he signed when he first ran for the Senate. Norquist, who heads the conservative group Americans for Tax Reform, created the pledge, which nearly every Republican member of congress has signed. … Norquist responded, saying, “I miss his point in...
  • Another Republican lawmaker ditches Norquist tax pledge (Sen. Saxby Chambliss - Ga.)

    11/22/2012 5:56:24 PM PST · by lowbridge · 46 replies ^ | november 22, 2012 | Meghashyam Mali
    Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss (Ga.) on Wednesday said that addressing the nation’s looming “fiscal cliff” took precedence over honoring the anti-tax pledge he signed for conservative activist Grover Norquist. “I care more about my country than I do about a 20-year-old pledge,” said Chambliss to local Georgia television station 13WMAZ. “If we do it his way then we’ll continue in debt, and I just have a disagreement with him about that.” Chambliss said he expected that Norquist and some conservatives might hold his decision against him when he is up for reelection in 2014, but said he was confident he...
  • Petraeus to Try to ‘Put Life Back Together’ Before Any Benghazi Testimony

    11/11/2012 12:16:36 PM PST · by ColdOne · 262 replies ^ | 11/11/12 | Bridget Johnson
    The ranking Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee said he’s spoken to former CIA Director David Petraeus about still testifying on the Benghazi attack — and the answer is not now. Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) said on ABC’s This Week this morning that his committee wasn’t told about the Petraeus investigation — reportedly centering around his mistress and emails — until Friday, when the general’s resignation was announced. “He and I have already had a conversation. You know, he’s trying to put his life back together right now and that’s what he needs to focus on,” Chambliss said in regard...
  • Chambliss slams W.H. for Libya emails (Calls for additional Senate hearings on emails)

    10/24/2012 9:07:33 AM PDT · by Qbert · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/24/12 | KATIE GLUECK
    A senior senator slammed the Obama administration on Wednesday and called for additional hearings on Libya after emails surfaced showing that White House officials knew within hours that an Islamic militant group was taking responsibility for the attacks on the Benghazi-based U.S. Consulate there. “I don’t know what the White House’s problem has been through this whole thing,” said Sen. Saxby Chambliss, the vice chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, on Fox News Channel’s”Fox & Friends.” “Here’s what really concerns me: You’ve got four Americans dead, you’ve got an ambassador, a very important person in any administration, dead...
  • Senator Asks DOJ to Investigate SWAT-ting Attacks on Conservative Bloggers

    06/06/2012 11:59:10 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 12 replies
    abcnews ^ | Jun 6, 2012 | Arlette Saenz
    A number of conservative bloggers allege they have been targeted through the use of harassment tactics such as SWAT-ting (fooling 911 operators into sending emergency teams to their homes), in retaliation for posts they have written, and now Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., has stepped into the matter. He has sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder urging him to investigate the SWAT-ting cases to see if federal laws have been violated.
  • Sen. Chambliss Attacks Purchase Of More Super Hornets

    09/01/2011 9:15:30 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    Lexington Institute ^ | September 01, 2011 | Loren B. Thompson
    Sen. Chambliss Attacks Purchase Of More Super Hornets Author:Loren B. Thompson, Ph.D. Date:Thursday, September 01, 2011 TagsF/A-18, F-35, Navy, Saxby Chambliss You know the budget wars are heating up when a senior Republican senator starts attacking weapons programs important to other legislators in his own party. That's what happened yesterday, when Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss assailed Pentagon purchases of Boeing's carrier-based F/A-18 Super Hornet, saying the plane is "obsolete" and "will be of limited to no value in any future threat scenario." In a letter to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, Chambliss argued that if the Pentagon failed to move...
  • Chambliss: GOP spreading 'misinformation' on Gang of Six

    07/21/2011 5:57:00 PM PDT · by tennmountainman · 35 replies
    Politico ^ | 7-21-11 | UnListed
    Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss leveled sharp criticism at his Republican colleagues for spouting “misinformation” about the Gang of Six’s proposal, calling their remarks “very disturbing” and questioning their desire to pass a deficit-cutting deal. “Because people are here on this floor throwing out numbers that are wrong, giving specifics on a piece of legislation that has not even been written, and they’re talking like they’re experts on the subject of a matter that my five colleagues and I have been discussing, debating among ourselves for the last six months,” Chambliss said on the floor. “And we haven’t even put the...
  • "Gang of Six" Senator Chambliss's defense.

    07/21/2011 10:30:03 AM PDT · by mort56 · 13 replies
    Vanity | 7/21/2011 | G. Mortensen
    Sorry for the vanity but I thought some would like to see one of the Gang of Six's defense and my response to my "conservative Republican" Senator's email. ------------------- Dear Mr. Mortensen: I appreciate your thoughts and comments in the past regarding our nation's budget crisis. I wanted to reconnect with you on the situation, and summarize some solutions I have been working on. As always, I welcome your thoughts on this most important issue. Our country is in the midst of a fiscal crisis. In 2010, our government spent at a rate of 25% of GDP (Gross Domestic Product)...
  • President Obama praises 'Gang of Six' debt ceiling plan (RINOs add $1 trillion in tax increases)

    07/19/2011 1:45:00 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 70 replies
    politico ^ | 7/19/2011 | By JENNIFER EPSTEIN & CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN
    President Barack Obama said Tuesday that a proposal offered by Republican and Democratic senators is “a very significant step” that represents “the potential for bipartisan consensus” on resolving the impasse over cutting the deficit and raising the debt ceiling. In an appearance in the White House briefing room, Obama urged congressional leaders to embrace the “Gang of Six” proposal, which would slash the deficit by $3.7 trillion over 10 years, in part by raising about $1 trillion in new revenue. We have a Democratic president and administration that is prepared to sign a tough package that includes both spending cuts,...
  • McCain Proposes Indefinite Detention Without Trial for Citizens

    05/15/2011 10:15:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 80 replies · 1+ views
    new american ^ | 4/18/2010 | Thomas R. Eddlem
    Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) has introduced a bill that would allow the President to imprison an unlimited number of American citizens (as well as foreigners) indefinitely without trial. Known as The Enemy Belligerent Interrogation, Detention, and Prosecution Act of 2010, or S. 3081, the bill authorizes the President to deny a detainee a trial by jury simply by designating that person an “enemy belligerent.” The bill, which has eight cosponsors, explicitly names U.S. citizens as among those who can be detained indefinitely without trial: An individual, including a citizen of the United States, determined to be an unprivileged enemy belligerent...
  • Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) Says Senate Republicans Will Support Tax Increases

    04/18/2011 8:24:52 AM PDT · by Qbert · 42 replies
    Redstate ^ | 4/18/2011 | Erick Erickson
    A few weeks ago, I reported that the Senate Republicans’ point man on dealing with the deficit, Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), said he’d support tax increases as a means to reduce the deficit. Chambliss promptly denied it. Yesterday, in the New York Times, Chambliss admitted he and the Senate Republicans will support tax increases to pay off the deficit. Mr. Chambliss has been increasingly outspoken in arguing that additional revenues must be part of a debt-reduction plan, given the scale of the problem. “I’m taking arrows from some on the far right,” he told the Rotary Club of Atlanta in an...
  • Gang of Six closes in on deficit deal (Saxby Chambliss: Ryan’s plan needs to hike taxes to work)

    04/12/2011 7:30:56 AM PDT · by Qbert · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/12/11 | Alexander Bolton
    Gang of Six negotiators are close to striking a deal on a deficit-reduction package, according to Senate sources.  White House officials and Democrats are pressing for the six negotiators to wrap up their talks by the Easter recess beginning on April 16. There is no deal yet, however, and Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) has made clear that he will not be held to an arbitrary timeline.  Coburn has also insisted that a broad deficit reduction package include Social Security reform, something that Democratic negotiators such as Sens. Kent Conrad (N.D.) and Dick Durbin (Ill.) argue should be handled separately.  The...
  • Inside the White House-Congress Meeting on Libya (Obama Spox: U.S. involvement "days not weeks")

    03/18/2011 6:46:21 PM PDT · by kristinn · 51 replies
    The Cable, Foreign Policy ^ | Friday, March 18, 2011 | Josh Rogin
    SNIP The other lawmakers in attendance (beside Sen. Richard Lugar R-IN) were Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-TX), Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD), Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Sen. John Kyl (R-AZ), Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA), Rep. Buck McKeon (R-NY), Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), and Rep. Howard Berman (D-CA). Deputy National Security Advisor Denis McDonough held a conference call with...
  • Georgia can survive 23 days without federal checks

    12/15/2010 5:29:44 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 8 replies ^ | December 15, 2010 | Michael A. DeVine
    There is absolutely no reason to capitulate to the illegitimate Democrat majority and their golden parachute continuing resolution The first few days would be tough as the networks show pictures of "suffering" national park workers that may not be paid for 23 more days. But notice that number, 23. Only 23 days. Many Americans who work get paid once per month. Twenty-three days is only nine days more than 14 and only 16 days more than seven. Nearly 18% of Americans are underemployed and over 9% haven't been paid in over 6 months. But is it really 23 days that...
  • Chambliss' office says it was source of homosexual slur

    09/22/2010 11:04:11 PM PDT · by takenoprisoner · 20 replies
    AJC ^ | 9/22/2010 | Bob Keefe
    WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss' office has determined it was indeed the source of a highly publicized homosexual-bashing slur on an Internet site.
  • Chambliss: Abortion compromise 'sets up a Supreme Court challenge'

    12/19/2009 10:31:31 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 32 replies · 1,787+ views
    Chambliss: Abortion compromise 'sets up a Supreme Court challenge' By Michael O'Brien - 12/19/09 12:38 PM ET The Senate healthcare bill's language on abortion "sets up a Supreme Court challenge," one senator warned Saturday. Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) asserted that the compromise on abortion contained within the bill, which would seek to segregate federal funds from subsidizing health plans covering abortion, is unconstitutional. "What this provision does that Sen. Nelson negotiated sets up a Supreme Court challenge. Roe v. Wade's pretty clear on federal funding for abortion," Chambliss said at a Capitol Hill press conference early this afternoon. The compromise...
  • Editorial: Chambliss' remarks on Obama were clueless

    09/11/2009 8:47:01 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 13 replies · 889+ views
    [snip long aside about Joe Wilson] Whether he knows it or not, Chambliss should be grateful that the dust-up over Wilson's outburst overshadowed the senator's own remarks about Obama. In a Tuesday interview on Fox News, Chambliss was talking about Republican expectations for the president's address when he said, "I think what you're looking at is folks on my side anxious to see what the president has to say (Wednesday) night. I think he's going to have to express some humility based on what we've seen around the country during August, and that's not his inclination." Take a closer look...
  • Chambliss takes on Palin, commends Obama on health care reform

    08/26/2009 5:13:31 PM PDT · by Al B. · 105 replies · 3,583+ views ^ | Aug. 26, 2009 | Chris Thomas
    AUGUSTA,Ga---Dozens gathered at the Augusta Museum of History for a chamber of commerce forum on health care reform with Senator Saxby Chambliss. Chambliss attempted to set the record straight on what he calls misinformation. "Say goodbye," said Susan Swanson who is fed up with Washington lawmakers. "Kick out the bums. Kick them all out." She fears talk of health care reform. "My concern is all this talk about death panels," said Susan. "All the bureaucracy that people have to go through." The death panel rumors were given credence by Sarah Palin who campaigned with Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss in Augusta...
  • Chambliss: Obama wants 'everyone under a government run' health care plan

    08/12/2009 2:51:45 PM PDT · by Al B. · 13 replies · 591+ views ^ | Aug 12, 2009 | Thomas L. Day
    Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., addressed the Macon Chamber of Commerce Wednesday afternoon on the issue of health care reform. While praising President Obama for “spending a little political capital” to address the issue, Chambliss told the audience gathered on the campus of Central Georgia Technical College that “the goal of a government run option is to have everyone under a government run plan.” Obama has advocated establishing a government-offered health insurance plan as a strategy to reduce health care costs by increased competition. Appearing before reporters after his remarks, Chambliss elaborated. [...] Chambliss also distanced himself from comments made by...
  • Chambliss, Isakson show their priorities

    08/12/2009 3:48:16 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 20 replies · 1,008+ views
    The Columbia County News-Times ^ | August 12, 2009 | Tom Crawford
    If you are trying to figure out what your congressmen really believe in, don't focus on what they say - look closely at what they do when it comes time to vote. A good example of that involves Georgia's two senators, Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson, and their approach to spending about $2 billion of your money. The two senators, especially Chambliss, have worked hard this summer to take nearly $2 billion out of the defense budget and earmark it for the building of more F-22 fighter jets at Marietta's Lockheed Martin plant. ... Here are some criticisms of the...
  • GOP Senator Saxby Chambliss Responds to Cap-and-Tax

    07/08/2009 10:02:20 AM PDT · by Publius772000 · 11 replies · 725+ views
    The Constitutional Alamo ^ | 07/07/09 | Michael Naragon
    Saxby Chambliss returned to the Senate after winning a hotly contested election in which many Georgia conservatives, disgusted with his votes for the bailouts and stimulus and his stance against domestic drilling, voted for the Libertarian candidate, Allen Buckley. The number of votes acquired by Buckley did not allow Chambliss to gain a majority and forced a runoff with his Democrat challenger. Chambliss eventually won the runoff, helped a great deal by support from talk radio and national Republican leaders who were all apparently willing to sacrifice their conservative principles to save the Senate from a filibuster-proof Democratic majority. And...
  • Chambliss blocks regulatory pick over animal lawsuits [animals should have the right to sue......]

    06/28/2009 5:25:05 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 29 replies · 962+ views
    Chambliss blocks regulatory pick over animal lawsuits By Alexander Bolton Posted: 06/28/09 07:57 PM [ET] Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) has blocked President Obama’s candidate for regulation czar, Harvard law professor Cass Sunstein, because Sunstein has argued that animals should have the right to sue humans in court. Obama has picked Sunstein, his adviser and longtime friend, to head the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, an office that has power to review and assess all draft regulations proposed within the administration. But Chambliss worries that Sunstein’s innovative legal views may someday lead to a farmer having to defend himself in...
  • Saxby Chambliss' Weak Excuse for Not Challenging 0bama's Birth Certificate

    06/03/2009 5:27:09 AM PDT · by The Sons of Liberty · 40 replies · 2,726+ views
    Email ^ | June 2, 2009 | Saxby Chambliss
    Thank you for contacting me to share your concerns over President Obama's citizenship. I appreciate hearing from you. Article II, Section 1, Clause 5 of the United States Constitution states, "No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States." President Obama demonstrated his citizenship during his campaign...
  • Chambliss, Isakson Share Insights

    05/03/2009 5:51:30 PM PDT · by leftyontheright · 7 replies · 495+ views
    Augusta Chronicle ^ | May 1, 2009 | Greg Gelip
    Georgia’s two U.S. senators spoke with The Augusta Chronicle today, giving their insight into national hot button issues and stating where they stand on them. ***snip** Everyone knew what Mr. Obama wanted to do when he ran for president, Mr. Isakson said. “I don’t think anybody in Washington expected him to put all of it on the table in the first 90 days,” he said, adding concerns about some of the actions the president has taken. “Government does a lot of things well. Running a business isn’t one of them.”
  • DeMint Introduces Consumer Products Safety Reform Bill

    02/05/2009 2:50:42 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 10 replies · 912+ views
    Legislation will protect families, charities and small businesses from regulations and lawsuits that could kill thousands of jobs. Today, U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina) announced the introduction of a bill protect small businesses, charities and families by reforming the Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA). Senator DeMint’s legislation would stop the most overreaching and burdensome aspects of CPSIA, slated to take effect February 10. Unless reformed, the new law will demand onerous testing for anything geared towards children age 12 and under. This mandate would fall on books, toys, clothing, hair bands, board games, sporting equipment, backpacks,...
  • Republican senators meet to weigh stimulus alternative [RINO alert] [McCain's Gang of 10]

    02/03/2009 11:13:14 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 39 replies · 1,222+ views
    WASHINGTON (CNN) – Ten Republican senators met in Sen. Mel Martinez's office Tuesday morning to discuss a broader stimulus measure than their leadership is proposing — but a narrower one than Democrats are considering. CNN was the only news organization outside the meeting. Afterwards, Martinez told CNN the details are still being debated and finalized, but they are looking at a ballpark figure of $500 billion, including the cost of tax cuts, infrastructure and military spending, and provisions to address the housing crisis. Martinez and Sen. Lindsey Graham said they plan to present their ideas to fellow Republicans at their...
  • Saxby Chambliss replies to Birth Certificate

    12/18/2008 4:27:03 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 221 replies · 5,493+ views
    email from Saxby | 12/18/2008 | Saxby Chamliss staff
    Unedited and messed up response from Saxby Chambliss to a request that he demand that Barack (Barry) Obama (Soetoro) have a certified long form Birth Certificate sent to the Senate to prove his eligibility. Try not to bust a blood vessel. Email.BeginHide.merge Mail.date_on_letter_for_printing.merge Mail.name_based_on_salutation.merge Mail.address.title.merge Mail.address.org1.merge Mail.address.addr1.merge Mail.address.addr2.merge Mail.address.csz_translation.merge Email.EndHide.merge Dear mail.salutation_for_merging.merge : Thank you for contacting me to share your concerns over President-elect Obama's citizenship. I appreciate hearing from you. Article II, Section 1, Clause 5 of the United States Constitution states, "No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time...
  • GOP Senators Write Bush To Oppose Using TARP Funds For Auto Bailout [DeMint, Sessions, et al.]

    12/16/2008 10:53:10 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 12 replies · 680+ views
    CBS - Political Hotsheet ^ | 2008-12-16 | Scott Conroy
    Seven Republican senators signed a letter sent to President Bush on Tuesday, urging him not to use Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) funds in a bailout of U.S. automakers. The senators wrote that absent restructuring, they "do not believe any amount of money will succeed in saving these companies." The letter was sent by Senators Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina), Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama), John Ensign (R-Nevada), Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Mike Enzi (R-Wyoming) and Saxby Chambliss (R-Georgia).
  • Season greets GOP with hint of hope, cheer

    12/10/2008 1:54:42 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 561+ views
    The Hill ^ | 12/8/08 | Aaron Blake and Reid Wilson
    November’s elections proved a second-straight disaster for Republicans, but December has given them some room for optimism regarding 2010. In the aftermath of a week in which the GOP went 3-for-3 in contested races and inexplicably stole a seat from the majority party, Republicans are wrestling with the larger significance of the three wins, though some are hesitant to overemphasize. Democrats, meanwhile, are seeking to distance their fortunes from President-elect Obama and reinforce that they won in November thanks to the strength of their candidates and machinery and not simply the Obama effect. In Georgia, a three-point Election Day edge...
  • Palin Delivers for Chambliss

    12/04/2008 6:17:32 PM PST · by NorthShoreGibby · 9 replies · 615+ views
    The Policy Project ^ | 03 DEC 2008 | Patrick Gibson
    So the good news is that Saxby Chambliss has helped our nation stave off total democratic hegemony in Congress. The concern on the right has been that with the Presidency and both houses controlled by Democrats, a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate would have been the brick on the gas pedal in the national drag race to see who can get taken care of more by the government. The other good news is that Sen. Chambliss won his reelection resoundingly. Just 5 weeks after the GOP was handed its most devastating defeat in a generation, Chambliss ran away with one...
  • Chambliss: 'Dynamite' Palin Turned Out the Vote (take note GOP leadership)

    12/04/2008 8:29:42 AM PST · by lewisglad · 37 replies · 1,328+ views
    The Hill ^ | Posted: 12/03/08 10:29 [ET] | By Klaus Marre
    Chambliss: ‘Dynamite’ Palin turned out vote By Klaus Marre Posted: 12/03/08 10:29 [ET] Newly reelected Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) credited Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin with firing up his base and allowing him to cruise to a victory over Democrat Jim Martin. “Sarah Palin came in on the last day, did a fly-around and, man, she was dynamite,” Chambliss told Fox News on Wednesday. “We packed the houses everywhere we went. And it really did allow us to peak and get our base fired up.” Chambliss beat Martin by three points on Nov. 4 but did not reach 50 percent of...
  • Chambliss's Victory Might Have Saved Norm Coleman, Too...

    12/04/2008 8:53:31 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 35 replies · 1,761+ views ^ | 12/4/08 | Matt Lewis
    Earlier I noted that it's possible for the Dems to "steal" the MN senate seat, because the senate gets to decide who "wins".  On the other side of the argument, however, is Michael Barone who makes a particularly noteworthy point:  A consequence of Chambliss winning is that Al Franken’s importance as a possible addition to the Democratic Senate bloc diminishes...   This is especially true because getting Franken in the Senate would entail Obama (and the Dems) expending political capital that could be better used on other things.  What is more, getting Franken in the Senate might not be worth the predictable backlash that would ensue if...
  • (Dick Morris & Eileen McGann):Chambliss Win Offers Secret for GOP Comeback

    12/04/2008 12:52:44 PM PST · by Publius804 · 28 replies · 1,464+ views ^ | December 4, 2008 | Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
    Chambliss Win Offers Secret for GOP Comeback By: Dick Morris & Eileen McGann We have written before that the message of the November election results for us is simple: Conservatism and the free enterprise system are too important to leave their protection to the morons who run the Republican Party. So when even the ability to filibuster seemed on the verge of being taken from the forces of conservative government, we decided to act by helping to raise funds for independent expenditure groups who are willing to run the kind of ads and do the sort of cyber-roots campaigning that...