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  • GOP Lawmakers Confront Trump Over EPA’s Unworkable Biofuels Mandate

    12/07/2017 9:17:00 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 7, 2017 | Chris White
    President Donald Trump will meet with a group of Republican lawmakers Thursday to discuss ways of addressing problems oil refiners have with the EPA’s biofuels mandate. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is among nearly a dozen Republican lawmakers prepared to confront Trump over his administration’s refusal to ratchet down the biofuel standard. They want to find a way to lessen the impact the standards have on oil refiners. “President Trump will meet with senators today to discuss his commitment to the Renewable Fuel Standard and how to effectively address the program’s impact on independent refiners,” White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said...
  • Durbin Statement On Cornyn-Grassley Immigration Proposal

    12/05/2017 3:25:49 PM PST · by mdittmar · 25 replies
    U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) ^ | 12/5/2017 | U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL)
    WASHINGTON—U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) released the following statement on legislation announced by U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA): “Neither Senator Cornyn nor Senator Grassley has ever voted for the Dream Act. This proposal, as I have told them personally, cannot be considered a good faith effort to provide protection for the Dreamers, including those who were enrolled in DACA.The laundry list of unrelated immigration bills which they have offered is designed to delay and stop any serious bipartisan effort to solve this crisis created by the Trump Administration on September 5th. I will continue my efforts...
  • Grassley Prepares to Bypass Franken to Move Trump Appeals Court Nominee

    11/16/2017 2:45:17 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 27 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 11/16/17 | Niels Lesniewski
    Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles E. Grassley is ready to move forward with President Donald Trump’s appellate judicial nominees, even when home-state senators have formal objections. Grassley is going to move ahead with confirmation hearings for Minnesota Supreme Court Justice David Stras to be a judge on the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Politico reported ahead of a formal announcement by the chairman. “The Democrats seriously regret that they abolished the filibuster, as I warned them they would,” Grassley said on the Senate floor Thursday. “But they can’t expect to use the blue slip courtesy in its place.” Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn.,...
  • Grassley says he's nixing blue slips for pair of nominees

    11/16/2017 2:44:55 PM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 16, 2017 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is moving to nix the blue slip for two of President Trump’s judicial picks, sparking a showdown with Democrats over nominations. Grassley announced on Thursday that he has scheduled Nov. 29 hearings for David Stras, Trump’s nomination to be an appellate judge on the 8th Circuit, and for Kyle Duncan, nominated to serve the 5th Circuit. “Today I’m announcing that the Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing for two circuit court nominees, each of whom has one home state senator who has not returned a blue slip containing a positive endorsement,” Grassley said from the Senate...
  • Chuck Grassley Yanks All The RINO Fingers Out Of The Obama/Clinton Corruption Dike

    10/26/2017 5:02:23 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 37 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | 10.26.2017 | David Blackmon
    Speaking of Jeff Sessions doing his job, his Justice Department on Wednesday did lift its long-standing gag order that has prevented a supposed key witness in the Uranium One money laundering scheme to testify before congressional committees investigating the scandal. In a statement, DOJ spokesman Ian Prior said the the informant was authorized to disclose to the congressional leaders of three committees “any information or documents he has concerning alleged corruption or bribery involving transactions in the uranium market, including but not limited to anything related to Vadim Mikerin, Rosatom, Tenex, Uranium One, or the Clinton Foundation.” This scandal, suppressed...
  • Browder stands by claims that Russia paid firm behind the anti-Trump dossier

    08/18/2017 12:52:34 AM PDT · by Fedora · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 08/17/2017 | Dan Boylan
    A key witness’ to a recent Senate Judiciary Committee hearing exploring Russian meddling in the 2016 election has reaffirmed his testimony that the secretive Washington firm, Fusion GPS, which commissioned the sensational anti-Trump campaign research dossier, received payment from the Kremlin.Last week a Washington Post “Fact Checker” article assessed a statement by White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders in which she said, “The Democrat-linked firm Fusion GPS actually took money from the Russian government while it created the phony dossier that’s been the basis for all of the Russia scandal fake news.”The article—which awarded Mrs. Sanders “Three Pinocchios” for what...
  • While The Dems Begin Impeachment Proceedings,Chuck Grassley Demands To Know If DT Jr. Was...

    07/13/2017 7:12:54 AM PDT · by davikkm · 27 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    Congressman Brad Sherman has become the first to formally introduce an impeachment filing against President Donald Trump over his dealings with former FBI chief James Comey. So it begins, but Senator Charles Grassley demands to know if Donald Trump Jr. was setup, while meeting with Russian lawyer. The Los Angeles-area politician described the nation’s position as “dangerous” and said in a statement: “The evidence we have is sufficient to move forward now. And the national interest requires that we do so.” He went on to say, “Recent disclosures by Donald Trump Jr indicate that Trump’s campaign was eager to receive...
  • Senator Writes Letter To Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein On Investigations Into Andrew McCabe.

    07/03/2017 8:30:20 AM PDT · by davikkm · 12 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    I have to give it to Senator Chuck Grassley, he is a man of integrity, and he has been demanding answers from the FBI on the “fake dossier” on Trump for quite awhile now. He is now asking DAG Rod Rosenstein for updates on three active investigations into acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe. They are as follows: The Department of Justice Office of Inspector General is examining his failure to recuse himself from the Clinton investigation due to his political relationship with Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe. McAuliffe had been given money by Clinton to give to McCabe’s wife for her...
  • Weather, politics sizzle at Ernst's Roast and Ride event

    06/04/2017 8:49:59 AM PDT · by iowamark · 4 replies
    Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | June 3 2017 | Erin Murphy, Rod Boshart
    The hog roast was popular once again, but the previous administration’s health care reform also was on the menu after being roasted by the new vice president. Vice President Mike Pence, speaking Saturday at U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst’s annual GOP fundraiser, said Congress must make it a priority to get to President Donald Trump’s desk a bill that would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, known better to the folks at Saturday’s event as Obamacare. The U.S. House has passed a bill that would undo much of the health care reform implemented under former President Barack Obama. The U.S....
  • Chuck Grassley To Comey: Why FBI Was Involved With Paying Research Firm For Trump/Russia Dossier.

    04/03/2017 10:13:53 AM PDT · by davikkm · 30 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    Wow, did I honestly just read this? Senator Charles Grassley has sent his second letter to FBI Director James Comey to inquire about how the FBI became involved in colluding with Christopher Steele, a former agent for the U.K.’s foreign intelligence service, MI6, concerning the lurid dossier on President Donald Trump and Russia. I am sitting here reading this in disbelief, as this whole thing just keeps getting bigger and bigger like Director Comey’s nose. This is Senator Grassley’s second letter! Does Comey really believe he can hide behind closed doors at this point? Director Comey needs to wake up...
  • Justice Department official tipped off Clinton campaign about email probe

    11/02/2016 6:29:33 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 2, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    A top Justice Department official leaked information to the Clinton campaign about the legal case concerning Hillary Clinton’s secret email server, according to a new email released Wednesday by WikiLeaks that could further taint the administration’s claims of impartiality. Assistant Attorney General Peter Kadzik sent a heads-up to Clinton campaign Chairman John Podesta in May 2015 letting him know the government was going to try to delay posting Mrs. Clinton’s secret emails until 2016. In the message, sent from his private account rather than his government-issued account, he also warned of a looming House hearing where he expected a Justice...
  • Trump Leads in Iowa as Grassley Gains in Popularity (Trump 44%, Clinton 39%)

    09/02/2016 12:47:20 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 27 replies
    Emerson College ^ | September, 2, 2016 | Media Contact: Prof. Spencer Kimball
    In Iowa, a new poll finds Trump leading 44% to 39% with Johnson at 8% and Stein at 1%. Eight percent (8%) were undecided. In the US Senate race, Senator Chuck Grassley leads Patty Judge 51% to 40% with 6% undecided. This poll of 600 likely voters was conducted from August 31 - September 1. ... Iowa Iowa voters do not appear happy with either Presidential candidate. Trump holds a 37% favorable opinion and a 58% unfavorable while Clinton is even further behind with a 35% favorable and 62% unfavorable. In the Senate race the voters have a positive opinion...
  • Ex-State Dept. Official May Have Lied To Congress About Hillary’s Email Setup

    07/01/2016 6:07:04 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 28 | Chuck Ross
    The recent release of House Benghazi Committee interview transcripts includes one from a now-retired State Department official who appears to have given inconsistent statements about his knowledge of Hillary Clinton’s email practices. During an interview with the committee last year, John Bentel, the former director of the Executive Secretariat’s information resource management division, which manages records and communications for State Department’s leadership, claimed he had no knowledge of Clinton’s use of personal email account or private server. But emails recently released by Judicial Watch — as well as findings laid out in a recent State Department inspector general’s report —...
  • Senator Investigating Clinton Emails Says FBI Could Possibly Leak Info

    04/23/2016 4:27:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/22/16 | Chuck Ross
    Leaks would spring from the FBI if officials believed that the bureau took it easy on Hillary Clinton for political reasons, Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley said Friday. Speaking at a breakfast meeting in Des Moines, the Iowa Republican said that while he would not want the FBI to leak information about its investigation into Clinton’s private email server, information would likely seep out if it was perceived that the bureau decided not to issue indictments because of politics. “Is there going to be political interference? If there’s enough evidence to prosecute, will there be political interference?” Grassley asked...
  • Chuck Grassley tells Judge Garland that the Senate won’t act on his nomination

    04/12/2016 10:20:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/12/16 | Dave Boyer
    Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles Grassley told Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland to his face Tuesday that the Senate won’t consider his nomination. Over breakfast, the Iowa Republican “explained why the Senate won’t be moving forward during this hyper-partisan election year,” his office said. The statement added that Mr. Grassley “thanked Judge Garland for his service,” and that their 70-minute meeting in the Senate dining room was “cordial and pleasant.” Both men arrived early for the meeting and avoided journalists later. Mr. Grassley and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are blocking Judge Garland’s nomination, saying voters should have a role in...
  • Rallies urge GOP senators to back Supreme Court vote

    03/21/2016 3:21:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 21, 2016 5:40 PM EDT | Julie Carr Smyth and Alan Fram
    An effort by liberal groups to pressure Republicans to allow Senate consideration of President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee got off to a modest start Monday as small groups of demonstraters rallied outside lawmakers’ offices around the country. A bigger election-year battle ramped up as both sides brought their viewpoints to television, social media and supporters’ email inboxes. Five days after Obama tabbed federal appeals court Judge Merrick Garland for the vacant seat, about 25 people appeared outside the Columbus, Ohio, office of GOP Sen. Rob Portman, who is backing Republican leaders’ insistence on awaiting the pick of whoever is...
  • Chuck Grassley confirms no hearings on Obama Supreme Court nominee

    03/16/2016 2:20:58 PM PDT · by iowamark · 20 replies
    WHO radio, Des Moines ^ | March 16 2016
    audio link to Grassley WHO radio interview at 4PM Central time on 3/16/2016
  • C-SPAN Senator Grassley Speech on Sarah Root

    03/14/2016 7:10:54 PM PDT · by Mean Daddy · 5 replies
    Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee Remembering Sarah Root: Obama Immigration Priorities Present Moral Hazard March 14, 2016Today, I want to pay tribute to Sarah Root, a young woman from Iowa who had a bright future, but was taken from this earth too soon. Sarah was 21 years old, and just graduated from Bellevue University with perfect grades. In the words of her family, “she was full of life and ready to take on the world.” According to a close friend of hers, Sarah was smart, outgoing, and dedicated to her friends and family. She embodied the words tattooed on her skin:...
  • GOODLATTE & GRASSLEY: ICE POLICY ALLOWS DRUNK DRIVERS WHO KILL & INJURE AMERICANS TO GO FREE

    03/08/2016 1:56:59 PM PST · by Mean Daddy · 8 replies
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today pressed Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson on his department’s policy that allowed three unlawful, criminal immigrants charged with drunk driving go free. On February 24, 2016, Esmid Valentine Pedraza was arrested in San Francisco, California, for the murder of Stacey Aguilar. Prior to allegedly committing the murder, Pedraza was reportedly arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and placed in removal proceedings in August 2013 after Pedraza’s conviction for DUI in Alameda County, California. Although ICE could...
  • HARRY REID: GOP Not Budging on SCOTUS Nomination, “Will Wait and See What President Trump Will Do”

    03/02/2016 6:45:51 PM PST · by GilGil · 46 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/2/016 | Jim Hoft
    Senate leaders met with Barack Obama on Tuesday to discuss the vacancy on the Supreme Court after Justice Scalia’s death. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley stuck to their position that the next president should fill the vacancy. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said it looks like “President Trump” will fill the slot. Even Harry Reid has the capacity to be honest every once in a blue moon... “They (Republicans) were adamant. They said, ‘No, we’re not going to do this at all,'” Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., told reporters outside the White House. “They...