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  • Senate Cloture vote going on for over an hour

    12/11/2017 3:42:37 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 29 replies
    Cloture on 8th circuit nominee Leonard Grasz. The vote has been 47-47 for 45 minutes. Where the shell are the missing 5 republicans?? And after this (if the nominee gets through cloture), they have to wait 30 hours to vote. This is why they don't get much done.
  • GOP Sen. Thad Cochran grappling with illness

    10/16/2017 5:23:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 90 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 16, 11:16 AM EDT | Andrew Taylor
    Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran is continuing to grapple with a urinary tract infection that has delayed a planned return to Washington, his office announced on Monday. The GOP veteran, 79, has been absent from Washington for a month. Cochran’s chief of staff, Brad White, made the announcement in a statement issued by Cochran’s office. White said Cochran’s wife told him late Saturday that the infection had returned. His office had said last week that Cochran would return to work on Monday. […] Cochran’s health has been the subject of speculation in Washington, fueled by his extended absence and tweets by...
  • Concerns mount over Thad Cochran's health

    10/13/2017 2:42:47 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 55 replies
    politico.com ^ | 10/13/17 | ANNA PALMER and BURGESS EVERETT
    The Mississippi senator has been recovering the past several weeks from a urological procedure. And concern is growing on and off Capitol Hill over whether the 79-year-old lawmaker will return to work on Monday when the Senate comes back from recess — not to mention how long he'll be able to continue leading a high-profile committee or even remain in the Senate. Multiple sources close to the senator said his staff and allies have received limited information from his family about his health status, further fueling questions about his future. Cochran's office maintains that the Mississippi Republican will return next...
  • Thad Cochran: 'I'm not hospitalized' following urological issue

    10/02/2017 2:35:52 PM PDT · by Stingray51 · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/28/17 | Katishi Maake
    Washington (CNN) — Republican Sen. Thad Cochran wants his constituents -- and possibly President Donald Trump, as well -- to know that although he's recuperating from a urological issue in Mississippi, he's not currently in a hospital. "Thanks for the well-wishes. I'm not hospitalized, but am recuperating at home in Mississippi and look forward to returning to work soon," Cochran tweeted Wednesday afternoon.... "My physician told me today I am improving, but recommended I remain at home in Mississippi another week," Cochran said. "I will follow that advice. I will return to the Senate on October 16 in order to...
  • Right On Cue – Cochran, Yes Cochran, Will Not Support OMB Director

    02/14/2017 11:46:37 PM PST · by onyx · 16 replies
    The Last Refuge - The Conservative Treehouse ^ | FEBRUARY 12, 2017 | SUNDANCE
    As if on cue. I swear we didn’t know this was going to be in the Swamp Media Newsletter when we earlier wrote about Trump’s anticipated budget battle with the UniParty…Apparently the GOPe has had enough of this hiding behind the guise of supporting Trump. We know this specifically because the Corinthian Chair sitting GOPe “Decepticons” never trot out Thad Cochran unless -and until- Mitch McConnell pulls him out of the closet for a purpose.For those who don’t know, Senator Thad Cochran is, well, to put it nicely, cognitively impaired. As such, McConnell keeps him tucked away, and hidden...
  • More GOP Senators Say They Are Willing to Meet with Obama SCOTUS Nominee

    03/17/2016 5:24:12 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/16/16 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Several more GOP senators say they are willing to meet with President Barack Obama's nominee to the Supreme Court seat left open by the sudden death of Justice Antonin Scalia. As Breitbart News reported earlier, Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) 33%, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) 45%, and Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME)14% said they would be willing to meet with Judge Merrick Garland of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. "Judge Garland is a capable and accomplished jurist," Collins said in a statement. "The White House has requested that I meet with him, and I look forward to doing so, as has...
  • Merrick Garland has ‘very liberal view of gun rights’(translation: You have no rights)

    03/17/2016 5:58:57 AM PDT · by doldrumsforgop · 9 replies
    wash times ^ | 3/16/16 | David Sherfinski and Dave Boyer
    President Obama tried to tap a moderate to fill the seat of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, but he ended up picking a fight with powerful Second Amendment groups that say Judge Merrick Garland has shown antipathy toward gun rights. In one 2000 case, Judge Garland, who sits on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, upheld a Clinton administration effort to store gun-buyers’ records. Later in the decade, he joined other judges in a failed bid to reconsider the landmark case that would eventually establish the Second Amendment’s protection of a personal right...
  • SENATE SHOULD HEAR NOMINEE

    03/17/2016 6:16:31 AM PDT · by shortstop · 80 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 03/17/16 | Bob Lonsberry
    Hold the hearings. Talk to the guy, ask him questions, give him his day in court. And hold a vote. Up or down. Hold a vote. I’m a conservative. I’m a Republican. I can’t stand Obama. I don’t trust the politicized Supreme Court. But this bull crap out of Senate Republicans that they aren’t even going to talk to this new Supreme Court nominee is insane. Announcing, within hours of Antonin Scalia’s death, that the Senate would ignore a presidential nomination, was about the stupidest thing ever. It disrespected the legacy and family of Mr. Scalia, by moving the subject...
  • Some Senate Republicans Will Meet With Supreme Court Nominee

    03/17/2016 7:43:52 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 47 replies
    New York Times ^ | 3/16/16 | David M. Herszenhorn
    Several of the Republican senators expressing a willingness to meet with Judge Garland were like Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire and Mark S. Kirk of Illinois, incumbents facing difficult re-election fights. Ms. Ayotte said she still opposed holding a confirmation vote. The willingness of Republican senators to meet with Judge Garland highlights how the degree of difficulty in blocking a nomination rises once there is a face and a résumé to go along with it. Judge Garland was confirmed in 1997 by a vote of 76 to 23 for his current seat on the United States Court of Appeals for...
  • Obama SCOTUS Pick Is Anti-Gun Zealot

    03/17/2016 8:11:45 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 17, 2016 | Danirl John Sobieski
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz warns as part of his stump speech that we are one Supreme Court Justice away from losing our Second Amendment Right to keep and bear arms. On Wednesday, President Obama nominated for the Supreme Court vacancy created by the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia just such an individual -- Judge Merrick Garland, chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbis, a Bill Clinton appointee.
  • The Senate Should Not Act on President Obama’s Supreme Court Nomination

    03/17/2016 8:22:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/17/2016 | The Editors
    With the selection of Merrick Garland, President Obama has exercised his constitutional power to nominate a justice to the Supreme Court. The Senate should now exercise its constitutional power not to act on that nominee. Garland’s record as a Clinton-appointed member of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals since 1997, and as its chief judge since 2013, offers no reason to believe that his addition to the Court would provide anything other than a reliable fifth vote to the Court’s liberal bloc. In 2002, dissenting from a ruling striking down the Environmental Protection Agency’s “Haze Rule,” he sought to expand...
  • NRA, NYT agree: Garland will produce most liberal Supreme Court in decades

    03/17/2016 8:39:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/17/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    How many times can one remember where the National Rifle Association and the New York Times agree on an issue? One count them on the fingers of one hand, and have a few left over. However, when it comes to Barack Obama’s pick to replace Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, an unexpected synchronicity occurs … of sorts, anyway.The NRA’s legislative arm accused Obama of showing “utter contempt for the Second Amendment and law-abiding gun owners” with the nomination of Merrick Garland: “With Justice Scalia’s tragic passing, there is no longer a majority of support among the justices for...
  • The Repubs Who Fought Chris McDaniel in Mississippi, Tried to Use Mike Huckabee Against Ted Cruz

    01/26/2016 5:23:55 PM PST · by Syncro · 13 replies
    theresurgent ^ | January 26, 2016, 03:00pm | By Erick Erickson |
    The Republicans Who Fought Chris McDaniel in Mississippi, Tried to Use Mike Huckabee Against Ted Cruz This is a fascinating article that shows just how much contempt for Ted Cruz the Republican Establishment has. They absolutely hate the guy.In fact, Henry Barbour, who helped scuttle conservatives in Mississippi in the race between Chris McDaniel and Thad Cochran, tried to raise money for a Mike Huckabee supporting super PAC for the sole purpose of attacking Ted Cruz. Mr. Barbour was so exasperated by the intra-establishment combat that this month he sought to raise money for the super PAC supporting Mike Huckabee...
  • Campaign Rewind: Donald Trump Supported Chris McDaniel Against Thad Cochran

    08/08/2015 12:33:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 108 replies
    With the big Fox News debate tonight, and as we begin to pick our favored candidates for the upcoming presidential campaign, it is noteworthy to point out that, as we announced yesterday, Senator Ted Cruz will be coming to Mississippi next week to campaign and Senator McDaniel will be with him, and that Donald Trump threw his support behind Senator McDaniel last year against Thad Cochran.(TWEET-AT-LINK)
  • Ted Cruz to campaign with establishment foe McDaniel in Mississippi

    08/05/2015 3:41:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Politico ^ | August 5, 2015 | Katie Glueck
    Ted Cruz will campaign next week with Chris McDaniel, the insurgent conservative who mounted a high profile but ultimately unsuccessful primary challenge to Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran last year. Cruz, the Texas senator and GOP presidential candidate, is planning a weeklong swing through the South. While in Mississippi on Tuesday, he’s set to stop in the northern cities of Tupelo and Olive Branch, and McDaniel is expected to accompany him during the trip and ride on Cruz’s campaign bus, Cruz spokeswoman Catherine Frazier confirmed. McDaniel initially edged Cochran in last summer’s primary election but fell just short of the majority...
  • GOP Senator's Aide Admitted Trading Drugs for Sex: Report (Meth & Thad Cochran)

    04/26/2015 10:24:41 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 24, 2015
    A staffer for Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) admitted to distributing methamphetamine and another drug in exchange for sexual favors, according to a report in The Washington Post. Customs and Border Patrol officers in Cincinnati found a package of gamma-Butyrolactone (GBL) addressed to Fred Wesley Pagan, according to a court document. Homeland Security agents searched his house in the Brightwood neighborhood of Washington D.C., on Thursday and found a substance that tested positive for meth in plastic bags, the court document states. The Post reports Pagan is a long-time employee of Cochran and currently serves as his office manager. Pagan allegedly...
  • Court docs: Senate staffer planned to exchange drugs for sexual favors

    04/24/2015 2:56:58 PM PDT · by rabidralph · 44 replies
    WTOP News Radio ^ | April 24, 2015 | Megan Cloherty
    WASHINGTON — A U.S. Senate staffer is facing a federal charge after court documents say he bought drugs from China with the intent to exchange them for sexual favors. Senate staffer Fred W. Pagan is facing the federal charge of possession with intent to distribute after court documents say he shipped drugs in from China. Pagan is a staffer for Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Mississippi.
  • A look at House candidates(13 run in MS01)

    04/24/2015 2:21:08 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    desototimes.com ^ | April 18, 2015 | ROBERT LEE LONG
    A baker's dozen — twelve plus one — is the number of candidates seeking to fill the seat of the late U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee who died of brain cancer in February. The special election to fill Nunnelee's seat is May 12, less than a month away and the jockeying has begun to court votes in DeSoto County, Mississippi's fastest growing county and a population that makes up nearly one-fourth or 23 percent of all voters in the First Congressional District. The list of candidates, in alphabetical order, is as follows: Boyce Adams, Sam Adcock, Nancy Collins, Edward Holliday, Starner...
  • Is the tail still trying to wag the dog? (Cochran Barbour News Network)

    04/23/2015 5:59:27 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    Y'allPolitics.com ^ | April 6, 2015 | Alan Lange
    I’ve long been a fan of the adage that the worst thing you can give someone is exactly what they’ve asked for. In the last few days, there has been a minor storm brewing over SB 2161 – the bill in Mississippi designed to address Common Core. The bill passed with overwhelming support in the Mississippi Legislature in an election year. Last week, Governor Phil Bryant had some misgivings about the bill and signaled that he might (might) veto. Wingnut nation piled on both on blogs and in closed door Facebook chat rooms urging him to do that. (SNIP) Of...
  • GOP Senatorial Committee (NRSC) using donations to prop up McCain, Ayotte, Kirk & RINOS

    04/23/2015 4:06:13 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 30 replies
    David Vitter, the only conservative up in 2016 is running for Governor in 2015. Grassley is good for his state's leanings and he needs no help to win big. Harry Reid's seat is going to be contested by 1 of the pro-amnesty or pro-driver-card Nevada Republicans Sandoval, Heck, Amodei, Cresent or Hutchison. Portman is a conservative because Ben Carson endorsed him apparently. John McCain (R) Johnny Isakson (R) Mark Kirk (R) Chuck Grassley (R) Roy Blunt (R) (Harry Reid) (D) Kelly Ayotte (R) Richard Burr (R) Rob Portman (R) Pat Toomey (R) Ron Johnson (R)