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  • Sen. Bob Corker 'Frustrated' with Conservative Amnesty Opponents

    11/15/2014 9:43:33 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Nov 2014 | Tony Lee
    On Thursday, Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) showed disdain for conservatives who object to massive amnesty legislation that he wants a GOP-led Congress to enact. To Corker, those who oppose amnesty because they care about the rule of law, American workers, and sovereignty and secure borders are nothing but "demagogues." “I get really frustrated with people on my side of the aisle who say that anything you do on immigration is amnesty,” Corker reportedly said on Thursday. “I saw it play out in these congressional races, where people were actually trying to solve the problem, and the only word people used...
  • GOP prepares 100 day agenda for takeover of Senate

    09/12/2014 6:46:44 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9-12-14 | Miller
    Senate Republicans are preparing an agenda for their first 100 days in power next year in case they win majority control of the upper chamber, The Hill reported. The agenda includes authorizing the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline, approving “fast-track” trade authority, rolling back new Environmental Protection Agency regulations and repealing Obamacare’s unpopular tax on medical devices. Republican senators insisted they were not “measuring the drapes” in anticipation of a wave election sweeping them into power after years in the minority. “We will have to be prepared if we are in a position to govern,” Sen. Bob Corker said. “You...
  • Is Bob Corker Running for President?

    06/27/2014 6:18:49 AM PDT · by don-o · 19 replies
    National Journal ^ | June 26, 2014 | Michael Catalini
    Bob Corker wants a problem-solver to run for president in 2016. Not by chance, that's how the Tennessee Republican and ranking member on the Foreign Relations Committee describes his own role in the Senate. "Every senator has probably thought about it," Corker said about running for president. "All I really wish to see happen in 2016 is that we have a good president, great president for our nation. I hope someone steps forward that has the ability to solve problems—not just throw rhetoric out there." And despite serving in one of the least productive Senates in history, solving problems is...
  • Facing Primary Challenger, Lamar Alexander Digs In on Amnesty

    06/24/2014 12:14:24 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Charlie Spiering
    Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) is boldly defending his vote for the Senate "Gang Of Eight" immigration bill as he campaigns for re-election in Tennessee, after his Tea Party-backed primary challenger Joe Carr has made the issue a central point in his campaign. In an emailed statement to Breitbart News, Alexander issued a strong defense of his support for immigration reform – first published in the Knoxville News Sentinel. "We have amnesty today,” Alexander said. "Turning your head while 11 million people are already here illegally is perpetual amnesty. I voted along with 67 other United States senators to end perpetual...
  • Bob Corker: Another Reason to Not Support David Perdue

    David Perdue, running for the Senate in Georgia, wants to be one of those guys who reaches across the aisle to get things done. He wants to transcend partisan the way all the CEOs who get into politics claim they want to do. David Perdue also likes Bob Corker. In fact, several times Perdue has mentioned has admiration of Bob Corker. Corker is one of the guys Perdue thinks is a model Senator. Corker reaches across the aisle and gets things done. Putting his money where his mouth is, Perdue has donated to Corker several times — maxing out.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 20 April 2014

    04/20/2014 5:01:23 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 134 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 20 April 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    p>The Talk Shows April 20th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sergey Kislyak, Russia’s ambassador to the U.S.; Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington. MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Ukraine’s prime minister; Sens. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Chris Murphy, D-Conn.; Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Gov. Devil Patrick, D-Mass.; Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York.THIS WEEK (ABC): Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas; retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont.; Lukman Faily, Iraq’s ambassador to the United States; Kim Beazley, Australia’s...
  • Ukraine: Globalists Hijack Crisis for More Money, Power for IMF

    03/22/2014 7:13:30 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 12 replies
    The New American ^ | 22 March 2014 | William F. Jasper
    Ukraine: Globalists Hijack Crisis for More Money, Power for IMF 22 March 2014 here already are enough controversial issues involved in the Ukraine-Russia crisis that make any U.S. involvement in the matter questionable at best. And, as we have reported, multiple polls consistently have shown that Americans do not support further U.S. entanglement in the imbroglio. But the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved legislation that not only supports the $1 billion aid package to Ukraine pledged by President Obama, but also hijacks the Ukraine crisis to sneak in “reforms” to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) backed by...
  • Top Volkswagen official says failure to unionize could hurt the South's chances of VW presence

    02/19/2014 5:29:01 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 92 replies
    Nooga,com ^ | February 19th, 2014 | Chloé Morrison
    Bernd Osterloh, who is the Volkswagen AG General and Group Works Council chairman, said that future investments in the South might be hurt if workers will not unionize, according to Reuters. The comments come days after Volkswagen Chattanooga workers voted against representation by the United Auto Workers Union. After years of quiet work by union leaders and a contentious campaigning period, officials announced Friday night that Volkswagen employees opted against UAW representation with a 712-626 vote. But at that announcement, Volkswagen Chattanooga President Frank Fischer said the vote wasn't against the works council and that there is still support for...
  • Kerry’s ‘emotional appeal’ against sanctions flops (told Senators to ignore Israelis)

    11/13/2013 9:49:40 PM PST · by Dave346 · 27 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | November 14, 2013, 2:34 am
    Republican senator reportedly calls presentation on Iran talks ‘anti-Israeli’; aide says Kerry told senators to ignore Israelis Republicans were left unconvinced after US Secretary of State John Kerry’s closed-door presentation to the Senate Banking Committee on Wednesday, which was aimed at delaying a new round of sanctions against Iran. “It was an emotional appeal,” committee chairman Sen. Bob Corker said, according to the US-based media outlet BuzzFeed. “I have to tell you I was very disappointed in the presentation.” He said that the briefings by Kerry, Vice President Joe Biden and Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman provided...
  • On Hannity's Show Cruz & Lee: Enough With McCain, Ayotte, Etc, Publicly Bashing Conservatives

    10/17/2013 6:53:27 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 54 replies
    10/17/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    This public bashing needs to stop. Yesterday, I saw on television Ayotte still going at it talking about how this shutdown doesn't need to happen again. Maybe so, but enough of McCain, Graham, Ayotte, Corker, Peter King, etc, airing things out in public. Cruz, last night talked in part abvout McCain dive-bombing House Republicans, how this disunified Republicans, and how non-unity in the House/Senate torpedoed any chance of delaying or altering parts of ObamaCare - and Hannity brought up other individuals. But enough is enough. If they have a problem with someone or something take it to them in private...
  • GOP anger at Ted Cruz hits Senate floor

    09/26/2013 3:53:37 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 104 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/26/13 | MANU RAJU and BURGESS EVERETT
    The GOP’s anger at Sen. Ted Cruz — expressed mostly in private meetings this week — burst onto the usually collegial Senate floor on Thursday, with Sen. Bob Corker excoriating his Texas Republican colleague for blocking a quick vote to avert a government shutdown next week. In a highly unusual Republican v. Republican exchange, Corker accused Cruz of delaying a Thursday vote simply to create a “show” to cater to his conservative activist supporters at the expense of making good policy. -snip- Cruz shot back. “Why is Majority Leader Harry Reid going to vote the same way you’re proposing to...
  • Republican brawl: (RINO) Corker takes on Cruz and Lee [VIDEO]

    09/26/2013 3:04:49 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 52 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/26/2013 | Alexis Levinson
    WASHINGTON — Tennessee Republican Sen. Bob Corker called out fellow Republicans Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Sen. Mike Lee of Utah Thursday, accusing them of delaying a vote on the bill to fund the government and prevent a government shutdown to suit their own desires for publicity. Cruz, earlier this week, held the floor for over 21 hours, speaking in defense of defunding Obamacare with that government funding bill. He asked other Republican senators to join him in voting against moving forward on a bill passed by the House, which would fund the government while defunding Obamacare
  • Corker Warns Obama Administration Against Any Action to Implement U.N. Arms Trade Treaty...

    09/25/2013 5:18:39 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 52 replies
    U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations ^ | Sept. 24, 2013 | U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn
    WASHINGTON – Asserting the Senate’s constitutional role on treaties, U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., ranking member of the Foreign Relations Committee, in a letter today warned the Obama administration against taking any action to implement the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty without Senate advice and consent. “The ATT raises significant legislative and constitutional questions. Any act to implement this treaty, provisionally or otherwise, before the Congress provides its advice and consent would be fundamentally inconsistent with the U.S. Constitution, law, and practice,” said Corker. Full text of the letter is included below and in the attached document. Dear President Obama,...
  • MUSLIM TROPHY IN SYRIA: LIFELESS BODY OF DECAPITATED CHRISTIAN CHILD

    09/22/2013 7:22:31 AM PDT · by FR_addict · 151 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | Sept. 18,2013 | LiveLeak
    A young Christian girl beheaded in Syria. The sign of extremism and fanatics, the long beards, is present in each and everyone of these subhuman Muslims who killed this small child, in their jihad to Allah – inspired by the Quran. This is Obama, Britain, France, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Turkey funded and supported handiwork. Don’t put your support behind any of these people, whether for military action in Syria, asylum, immigration, another hate preaching mosque. This is what is moving into your town, your country, your society, your neighborhood: video... This video is written with false propaganda claiming...
  • Syrian Rebels Execute Sierra Leonean Immigrant ("tortured to death by the Free Syrian Army"

    09/19/2013 6:55:11 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 12 replies
    The Patriotic Vanguard (Sierra Leone News Portal) ^ | 9/19/2013 | Alpha Rashid Jalloh
    Amidst reports of chemical weapons and atrocities committed by the warring factions, one Sierra Leonean, Sheikh Mohammed Canah Bah (photo) [at URL] has been captured and tortured to death by the Free Syrian Army... Even though no reason has been proffered by the rebel faction for the capture and execution of the Sierra Leonean, reports generally indicate that such dispositions have been usually manifested against foreigners in the country, a situation akin to what happened to blacks in Libya during the rebellion against Muhamar Al Gaddafi. A representative of the Sierra Leone Students Union in Syria, now residing in the...
  • Israel under pressure to give up chemical, nuclear weapons

    09/18/2013 7:05:53 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 40 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/18/2013 | Linda Gradstein
    The United States-Russian deal for the destruction of Syria's huge chemical weapons stocks caused Israelis to breathe an audible sigh of relief. Many expected that a U.S. strike would push either Syria or its ally Hezbollah tio retaliate by attacking Israel. Over the past few weeks, thousands of Israelis, not known for their patience, spent hours waiting in line for government-issued gas masks. Yet the deal also increases pressure on Israel to get rid of its chemical and, even more troubling to the Jewish state, its nuclear stockpile. If Syria must get rid of its chemical weapons, the reasoning goes,...
  • Dempsey Can’t Say What U.S. is Seeking in Syria

    09/04/2013 6:27:09 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 14 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 4,2013 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey couldn’t answer what exactly the U.S. was seeking in Syria Tuesday during questioning from Sen. Bob Corker (R., Tenn.) about a resolution authorizing military action there:
  • Engel, Corker: U.S. action in Syria may not wait

    08/25/2013 7:32:22 AM PDT · by maggief · 32 replies
    POLITICO ^ | August 25, 2013 | LEIGH MUNSIL
    President Barack Obama should not necessarily wait for Congress to return from recess before taking action in Syria, two lawmakers said on "Fox News Sunday." "We have to move, and we have to move quickly," said Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), the ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. "Congress needs to be involved, but perhaps not initially." The U.S. can and should act to respond after reported widespread chemical attacks in Syria, using cruise missile strikes but not "boots on the ground" to destroy Bashar al Assad's runways, munitions and fuel, Engel added. "I think we have to respond,...
  • Sen. Corker predicts Obama will take military action against Syria (Yet ANOTHER Hussein war?)

    08/25/2013 7:30:54 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/25/13 | Ian Swanson
    Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) predicted Sunday the U.S. will take military action against Syria. Corker, the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said he had been in discussions with the administration, and that he believed it would ask Congress for authorization to take military action. Corker suggested the action would be limited to air strikes and that U.S. forces should not be involved on the ground. "I think we will respond in a surgical way and I hope the president as soon as we get back to Washington will ask for authorization from Congress to do something in...
  • Lamar Alexander, Bob Corker blasted by tea party leaders as 'gutless cowards'

    08/22/2013 12:06:04 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 31 replies
    WIBR/10 | Aug 21, 2013 | By Michael Cass / The Tennessean
    Gannett link only: http://www.wbir.com/news/article/285413/2/Lamar-Alexander-Bob-Corker-blasted-by-tea-party-leaders-as-gutless-cowards
  • Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker: House urged to pass immigration bill

    07/11/2013 7:49:19 AM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 23 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | July 11, 2013 | alexander and corker
    No Republican should vote for legislation that perpetuates amnesty for more than 11 million people illegally in our country, leaves our southern border open for even more illegal immigration and stifles economic growth. That is why we were two of the 68 senators who voted for the immigration bill that takes the most dramatic steps in history to secure our border, end perpetual amnesty and encourage job creation.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 7 July 2013

    07/07/2013 5:14:36 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 233 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 7 July 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows July 7th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Jack Reed, D-R.I.; Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Egyptian reform leader Mohammed ElBaradei; Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J.; Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.; Reps. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, and Xavier Becerra, D-Calif.; Janet Murguia, president and CEO, National Council of La Raza; Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform.THIS WEEK (ABC): President George W. Bush and Laura Bush; Egypt's ambassador to the United States, Mohamed...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 June 2013

    06/23/2013 6:08:49 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 156 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 23 June 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows June 23th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Mike Lee, R-Utah; Gabriel Gomez, Republican nominee for Senate in Massachusetts.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill.; Reps. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., and Mike Rogers, R-Mich.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Jeff Sessions, R-Ala.THIS WEEK (ABC): Gen. Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency; Reps. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas; Mike Kelly, R-Pa.; and Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky.,...
  • Senators Hoeven and Corker Wave the White Flag of Surrender (Gun Owners of America)

    06/21/2013 10:16:21 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 37 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | 6-21-2013 | Gun Owners of America
    Senators John Hoeven (R-ND) and Bob Corker (R-TN) have made anti-gun New York Senator Chuck Schumer a very happy man. They are frantically working to give Schumer the 70 votes he needs to send his amnesty bill to the House with momentum. And, if that bill were to be signed into law, it would add 8.4 million anti-gun voters to the rolls, and make gun registration, bans, and confiscation inevitable within 20 years. Here’s where we stand: Schumer’s original slimy deal was supposed to be this: We will add 8.4 million anti-gun Democratic voters to the rolls, but, in exchange,...
  • Morning Examiner: Corker-Hoeven’s clueless amnesty amendment (Plan even worse than Cornyn amendment)

    06/20/2013 6:45:10 AM PDT · by Qbert · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | JUNE 20, 2013 | CONN CARROLL
    Conservative opponents of amnesty always knew this day was coming. From the beginning of the immigration debate, pro-amnesty Republicans knew they needed a tough-sounding amendment that could both provide enough rhetorical cover for moderates who wanted to vote for Schumer-Rubio and yet still be acceptable to Democrats. Today, The Washington Examiner‘s Byron York reports, . Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and John Hoeven, R-N.D., will present such an amendment. According to York, Corker-Hoeven maintains the same basic amnesty-now-for-enforcement-later framework of Schumer-Rubio, while making some minor tweaks to the four triggers Schumer-Rubio required before currently illegal immigrants could receive citizenship. Under Schumer-Rubio, legalized...
  • Senators receive closed-door briefing on NSA surveillance (47 get briefed!)

    06/14/2013 4:47:38 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 32 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 13 | Ed O'Keefe
    Forty-seven U.S. senators attended a closed-door briefing with top national security officials Thursday to learn more about how telephone and Internet-tracking programs used by the National Security Agency have thwarted multiple terrorist attacks — details that lawmakers said the general public will begin learning more about by Monday. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee, said it is taking longer to release the information as top NSA officials work to ensure that any information released publicly is as accurate as possible.
  • 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.
  • Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) Partying at the White House

    04/10/2013 6:42:44 AM PDT · by JohnPDuncan · 33 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | JohnPDuncan
    Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee and Gov. Haslam partying at the White House. -The unemployment rate in TN is 7.8%, higher than the national average. -Median household income in TN is $40k, $10k below the national average and down 2.5% over the last 12 months, down 8% on 3 years ago. -While natural gas gets cheaper the Tennessee Valley Authority have increased rates in 2012 and plan to do so again this year. Sen. Bob Corker who voted to bailout Wall Street in 2008 parties while contributing to the decline and ruin of the state of Tennessee.
  • Corker: NLRB, CFPB actions could be invalid (Hussein unconstitutional)

    01/27/2013 4:43:47 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/27/13 | JAKE SHERMAN
    **SNIP** Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), the No. 2 Senate Democrat, said the administration was forced to use recess appointments because of Republican intransigence. “In its frustration, this administration said ‘we were elected to govern,’” Durbin said. “And whether it’s the National Labor Relations Board or whatever they wanted to put people in place to govern.”
  • Senate GOP furious newspaper (NY Times, WSJ) got better briefing on Libya

    09/22/2012 2:41:31 PM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/22/12 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate GOP furious newspaper got better briefing on LibyaBy Alexander Bolton - 09/22/12 06:00 AM ET Senate Republicans are furious the Obama administration rebuffed their attempts to learn details of the Benghazi attack, only to give the coveted information to The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Senators say they were rebuffed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton when they pressed for more information about the attack that killed U.S. envoy Christopher Stephens in Libya. “That is the most useless, worthless briefing I have attended in a long time,” Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) told reporters after the closed-door...
  • Tenn. Democrat Party urges voters to vote against their own nominee -- works for pro-life group

    08/07/2012 8:58:53 AM PDT · by topher · 34 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | August 7, 2012 | Ben Johnson
    Tenn. Democrat Party urges voters to vote against their own nominee - works for pro-life group NASHVILLE, August 7, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Democratic Party of Tennessee is taking the unusual step of urging citizens to vote against its own nominee for U.S. Senate, because he works for a pro-life organization it deems a “hate group.” Mark Clayton won the party’s primary by a two-to-one margin over his next closest competitor, Gary Gene Davis. Former NBC Empty Nest star Park Overall came in third. Clayton has long been active with Public Advocate, a national pro-life, pro-family organization. “Mark Clayton is...
  • U.S. Sen. Bob Corker calls for hearing on JPMorgan's $2B trading loss(Let the show trials begin!)

    05/15/2012 6:51:35 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 26 replies
    Times Free Press ^ | May 15th | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bob Corker, a Republican who serves on the Senate Banking Committee, has called for a hearing on the $2-billion trading loss by JPMorgan Chase & Co., saying that "policies are going to be derived out of what’s happened." Corker, who was a key participant in the debate over the 2010 financial reform law, said it was important for policymakers to get the facts about the situation and whether pending regulations would have prevented it.
  • Alexander, Corker vote to block consumer bureau nominee

    12/08/2011 1:41:51 PM PST · by SmithL · 2 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 12/8/11 | Michael Collins
    WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker resisted pressure from the White House and joined other Republican senators today in blocking President Barack Obama's nominee to lead a new federal agency set up to stop abuses by the financial industry. GOP senators filibustered the nomination of former Ohio attorney general Richard Cordray to be director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The 53-45 vote fell short of the 60 votes needed to overcome the GOP opposition and confirm Cordray for the position. The agency was created under the Wall Street reforms Obama signed into law last year and...
  • Lawmakers say Palin donations came without any notice

    08/03/2011 12:47:33 PM PDT · by opentalk · 19 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | August 3, 2011 | Michael O'Brien
    The 13 lawmakers who received campaign donations from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) have one thing in common —none of them got advance notice the checks were coming. Palin distributed $65,000 to candidates during the first half of this year, according to a Federal Election Commission (FEC) filing this month by Sarah PAC, Palin's political action committee. But the lawmakers who received donations said they never heard from the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee —and possible 2012 presidential candidate —or her representatives about the money. "The check showed up; there was no discussion ahead of time,"...The contributions were unsolicited...
  • Senator Bob Corker: A Voice of Reason in a Town of Ridiculousness

    07/15/2011 1:14:47 PM PDT · by T Christopher · 12 replies
    Republican Redefined ^ | T Christopher
      "We Go About Our Business Almost as Zombies." "Leadership Does Not Want Us to Make Hard Decisions." "The Senate is absolutely dysfunctional; and it’s dysfunctional because neither side wants to engage in the tough decisions of the day." "The fact is that we are all sort of two-bit pawns in all of this by allowing our country to continue to spend money." I was beginning to wonder when this Senator Corker was going to resurface.  He seemed poised and ready to take up the debt ceiling fight months ago when talk of the looming debate began on the Hill - which...
  • Corker could have Tea Party trouble

    02/16/2011 11:16:25 AM PST · by speciallybland · 21 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | 02/16/2011 | Tom Jensen
    If Tea Partiers decide to make Bob Corker a target next year he's vulnerable to it. 43% of Republican primary voters in the state say they'd prefer to nominate a more conservative alternative to Corker next year, compared to just 38% who say they'd rather put Corker forth again. It's not that Republican voters are particularly negative toward Corker. He has a a 60/19 approval spread with them and 55% think he's ideologically 'about right' compared to just 23% who think he's 'too liberal.' But a plurality of them would like to replace him with someone further to the right...
  • Dem Sen. Claire McCaskill Joins GOP On Strict Spending Cap

    02/02/2011 7:28:20 AM PST · by Slyscribe · 26 replies · 1+ views
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 2/2/2011 | Jed Graham
    For Democrats hoping to withstand the push for permanently smaller government, the enemy is now within. On Tuesday, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., joined with Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., to propose the Commitment to American Prosperity Act, which would gradually lower the ceiling for all federal spending to 20.6% of GDP by 2020, down from a projected 24.7% this year. The Corker-McCaskill CAP bill goes a big step further than President Obama’s Fiscal Commission, which aimed to reduce spending to 21.8% of GDP by 2020. And it does so without the inducement for Democrats of more than $1 trillion in tax...
  • Tea Party Group Reveals Republican Targets For 2012 (RINOs Lugar, Corker, Hatch, Snowe, Brown)

    12/29/2010 12:05:57 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 269 replies · 195+ views
    (RTTNews) - A prominent Tea Party group sent a message to members on Monday identifying five current Republican Senators that they intend to target in 2012. Tea Party Nation named Sens. Dick Lugar, R-Ind., Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, Scott Brown, R-Mass., and Bob Corker, R-Tenn., as Republicans that need to be sent into retirement, accusing them of being Republicans In Name Only, or RINOs. The message cited Lugar's vote against a ban on earmarks as well as a his votes in favor of the DREAM Act and the START Treaty. Hatch was also criticized for being a "pork...
  • TENNESSEE TRAITORS – Lamar Alexander (R) & Bob Corker (R)

    12/28/2010 6:30:16 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 24 replies · 2+ views
    NoisyRoom.net ^ | 12-28-2010 | AJ
    Backroom deals won’t do Tennessee much good if America’s national security is compromised. Tennessee Senators Lamar Alexander (R) and Bob Corker (R) must not have considered national security when they decided to vote in favor of ratifying the dangerous New START Treaty. They also failed to research Russia’s alliance with countries like Iran, China, North Korea and Venezuela. It appears the Tennessee Senators were interested in bringing home the pork at the expense of our nation’s security. Zachary Roth’s December 23rd article states: “It will likely include more than $6 billion dollars for a uranium processing facility, to be built...
  • Russian arms accord may come at a cost (Senator Earmarks?)

    12/23/2010 7:09:11 PM PST · by VRWCTexan · 14 replies
    Yahoo Newa ^ | Dec 23, 2010 | Zachary Roth
    But the modernization isn't likely to be carried out in anything like a rational, cost-effective way..... It will likely include more than $6 billion dollars for a uranium processing facility, to be built at the Y-12 weapons compound in Oak Ridge, Tennessee..... Indeed, the states' two GOP senators, Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander, both said that money for modernization -- and therefore, in all likelihood, pork for their district -- was a key condition of their support.
  • New START treaty passes key Senate vote (Cloture passes 67-28, 11 R support)

    12/21/2010 1:25:07 PM PST · by Innovative · 113 replies · 2+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Dec 22, 2010 | Lisa Mascaro and Michael Muskal
    The Senate voted 67-28 to pass a cloture motion, seemingly enough to assure final ratification. Eleven Republicans joined with 56 Democrats to pass the cloture motion. It will take 67 votes to ratify the New Start pact, which would give the Obama administration its top foreign policy goal in the lame-duck session. Among Republicans announcing their support were Richard G. Lugar of Indiana, George V. Voinovich of Ohio, Scott Brown of Massachusetts, Olympia J. Snowe and Susan Collins of Maine, Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker of Tennessee, Johnny Isakson of Georgia, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Thad Cochran of Mississippi, and...
  • Reid Files for Cloture on START (Corker of Tennessee (R) working w/ Hussein Cult in Senate)

    12/20/2010 12:56:00 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 62 replies · 4+ views
    NRO ^ | 12/20/10 | Robert Costa
    On Sunday night, after a weekend of wrangling, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) filed for cloture on the New START treaty, setting up a crucial Tuesday vote on whether to end debate. A final vote could come on Thursday. As Josh Rogin observes, keep an eye on Sen. Bob Corker (R., Tenn.) as the clock ticks...
  • GOP Senator to Dems: If you try to pass DADT, Republicans won't pass START

    12/17/2010 1:48:09 PM PST · by roses of sharon · 42 replies
    UPDATE, 4:11 p.m.: In an interview with me just now, Senator Bob Corker doubled down on his contention that if Dems move on DADT, Republicans will be less likely to support START. "I felt like momentum was growing for START," Corker said, adding that since Reid announced he was holding votes on DADT and DREAM, it has had a "chilling effect." "I'm watching support for the treaty erode, because of highly partisan political issues being brought up solely because activist groups in the Democratic Party want this done," he continued. Corker said he wasn't issuing a personal threat, and was...
  • Corker to VW: No union

    11/28/2010 2:54:22 PM PST · by SmithL · 31 replies
    Chattanooga Times Free Press ^ | 11/28/10 | Andy Sher
    NASHVILLE -- U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., says he has told Volkswagen officials that he thinks it would be "highly detrimental" to the German manufacturer if the United Auto Workers organizes its Chattanooga assembly plant. "I was asked to give input, and I did," Corker said. The advice stemmed from his experience trying to negotiate with the union during the 2008 federal bailout of GM and Chrysler, he said. "I certainly shared with [VW] I couldn't see how there was any possibility it could be a benefit to them to enter into a contract with UAW," said Corker, a former...
  • Corker: McConnell to Sabotage ObamaCare Repeal

    10/20/2010 8:44:39 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 64 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | October 19, 2010 | Jeffrey Lord
    Here we go. With a mere 13 days to go in this election -- an election in which all things left are on the verge of being thoroughly repudiated if every poll out there is to believed -- a shocking story appears. A story in LaborUnionReport.com has Tennessee GOP Senator Bob Corker telling "high dollar donors" at a GOP event something prospective Republican voters will be surprised to hear: Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and his GOP colleagues have no intention whatsoever to repeal ObamaCare. None. Zip. According to what the story says are "multiple sources," here's the skinny: The...
  • Johnson: Corker spending plan could finally bury Keynes

    10/09/2010 10:29:29 PM PDT · by SmithL · 10 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 10/10/10 | Greg Johnson
    "Lenin is dead," Konstantin said as we toured Red Square in Moscow in the early 1990s. "He just hasn't been buried yet." And, sure enough, hard beside the Kremlin, the curious stood in cold lines to enter the tomb of Vladimir Lenin (1870-1924). Lenin's ghost - Communism - haunted Russia for almost 70 years after his death. Looking at today's economic environment, one need turn Kosta's phrase just a tad to make an increasingly obvious point: "Keynes is dead. He just hasn't been buried yet." The failure of the great Keynesian experiment of the early 21st century - i.e. President...
  • Tea Party Wants to Ambush More GOP Senators in 2012

    10/07/2010 2:11:59 PM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 36 replies · 1+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | October 7, 2010 | Janet Hook
    Tea-party activists, keen to build on their success toppling GOP incumbents in primaries this year, are already targeting more Republican veterans in the 2012 election. GOP senators like Bob Corker, above, have drawn criticism from tea-party activists for some of the positions they have taken over the years. Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine, one of the most liberal Republicans in Congress, already has a conservative GOP primary opponent. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R., Utah), Sen. Bob Corker (R., Tenn.) and Sen. Richard Lugar (R., Indiana) have all drawn fire from the right wing of their party. Tea-party activists have put these...
  • (TN) Corker, Alexander among 25 wealthiest in Congress

    09/07/2010 4:10:54 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 13 replies
    ChattanoogaTimesFreePress ^ | Sept 7, 2010 | Dave Flessner
    Tennessee’s U.S. senators are among the richest of the 535-member Congress, according to newly released financial disclosures. U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., added more than $1 million to his wealth in 2009. With a worth last year of at least $18.3 million, he’s the 16th-richest member of Congress, according to an analysis by The Hill, a Washington, D.C., political newsletter. U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., reported no change last year but remained among the wealthiest senators, with a net worth of at least $12.1 million, The Hill reported. Among The Hill’s 50 wealthiest members of Congress, three were from Georgia...