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  • Senator Reveals Obama Hiding Iran Nuclear Deal Document

    06/04/2015 3:36:24 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/6/15 | Ari Yashar
    US President Barack Obama's administration is scrambling to quell concerns ahead of a Congressional review of the impending Iran nuclear deal that is approaching a June 30 deadline, but one US Senator reports Obama is refusing to reveal a document detailing the full scope of the deal. Senator Bob Corker (R-TN), who is chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said that he and other Senators are trying to obtain a document with the exact details of what the administration has already agreed to - but their requests are being refused. "There is a document that explains what Iran is...
  • Top senator: Domestic surveillance needs to be ramped up

    05/13/2015 11:34:36 AM PDT · by familyop · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 13, 2015 | DEB RIECHMANN
    He says the American public should be less worried about privacy and should back increased collection as a means of foiling terrorist attacks. Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee said Wednesday that "it's beyond belief how little data is a part of the program."...Senate leaders have introduced a bill that would allow the NSA to continue collecting phone records.
  • Ted Cruz: Why I voted YES for Corker Iran bill

    05/07/2015 3:55:30 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 226 replies
    TheRightscoop ^ | 5/7/2015 | RightScoop
    Cruz- “This bill was a missed opportunity. If Congress had acted to defend our constitutional authority – if Congress had adopted the Cruz-Toomey amendment – then we would be able to stop a bad Iran deal. Instead, the odds are now overwhelming that under these ground rules President Obama will negotiate, and Congress will acquiesce to, a terrible deal that allows Iran to acquire nuclear weapons and will endanger the lives of millions of Americans and our allies. “I voted no on cloture because we should have insisted on amendments to put real teeth in this bill. Ultimately, I voted...
  • The odds of an Iran nuclear deal just got higher (Corker = Kabuki Theater)

    05/07/2015 1:11:31 PM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 7, 2015 | Greg Sargent
    One hundred and fifty House Democrats have now signed a letter expressing strong support for President Obama’s ongoing negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program, I’ve learned, improving the chances that an eventual nuclear deal could survive the Congressional oversight process. The 150 Democratic signatories — which include Dem leaders like Nancy Pelosi and Chris Van Hollen — are significant. Here’s why: If a deal is reached that looks like the recently-announced framework, and the GOP-controlled Congress votes to disapprove of it, it’s now more likely that there will be enough House Democrats to sustain Obama’s veto of that disapproval...
  • Don't be Deceived: The Corker Bill Isn’t a Victory — It’s a Constitutional Perversion

    04/18/2015 6:22:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/18/2015 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    As the Framers knew, we are unlikely to outgrow human nature. So what happens when we decide we’ve outgrown a Constitution designed to protect us from human nature’s foibles? The question arises, yet again, thanks to Senator Bob Corker. The Tennessee Republican, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, is author — along with Robert Menendez (D., N.J.) and Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) — of a ballyhooed bipartisan bill that is being touted as the derailment of President Obama’s plan to trample congressional prerogatives en route to a calamitous “deal” that will facilitate jihadist Iran’s nuclear-weapons ambitions. (I use scare-quotes because...
  • Obama loses BIG as Corker-Menendez bill passes committee unanimously

    04/18/2015 2:28:32 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    The Jewish Star ^ | 4/17/15 | Jeff Dunetz
    The Senate Foreign Relations committee approved Tuesday afternoon the Corker-Menendez bill requiring that any deal the Obama Administration makes with Iran has to be approved by congress unanimously. Technically Congress won’t be voting on the deal, they will be voting on whether or not to remove the sanctions. However if the sanctions are not removed there will be no deal from Iran's point of view. But that's not the big story. After Sen. Corker announced a compromise everyone knew the bill would pass with bipartisan support, although no one could have foreseen unanimity. The big news is that Obama folded....
  • Five Points on the Iran Deal

    04/17/2015 3:21:25 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 4-17-15 | William Kristol
    I've received several inquiries asking me to spell out some implications of this week's editorial. Here goes: 1) No deal is better than a bad Iran deal. And a bad Iran deal is not just a foreign policy setback. It's a foreign policy disaster. 2) The administration is heading toward a bad deal (see Kissinger-Schultz, and now even James Baker). 3) The Corker bill only helps, if it does, after a deal has been signed—and then 67 votes in the Senate and 290 in the House are needed to overturn a deal. That's unlikely. And a lot of damage in...
  • Marco Rubio supports Corker's dangerous Obama nuclear weapons treaty with Iran

    04/17/2015 8:58:45 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 15 replies
    ConservativeHQ ^ | 4/16/15 | George Rasley
    Florida Senator Marco Rubio’s just-announced presidential campaign was in large measure base on three pillars; his compelling immigrant family story, his claim on conservative support as one of the 2010 Tea Party wave election’s brightest stars and his commitment of righting the foreign policy failures and world chaos wrought by President Obama and his former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Yet, in his first post announcement test – the vote on the dangerous Iran nuclear weapons treaty bill put forward by Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker – Rubio voted for that dangerous bill and failed to take...
  • Conservative HQ: Republican Senator Bob Corker Is A Traitor

    04/15/2015 5:41:39 AM PDT · by xzins · 72 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 4/15/2015 | George Rasley
    Traitor is strong language, but in the aftermath of Tuesday’s vote on a bill that was supposed to reaffirm the Senate’s constitutional power to consent to President Obama’s as yet still undefined and undisclosed nuclear treaty with Iran there is no other way to describe the actions of Senator Bob Corker, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations The bill Corker rammed through the Foreign Relations Committee is worse than no bill at all. What Corker’s bill does is, in its post-markup form, require the president to submit for congressional review the final nuclear agreement reached between Iran, the...
  • U.S. Senator's Daughter Carjacked in D.C. (Bob Corker)

    12/03/2009 12:49:08 PM PST · by bronzey · 45 replies · 2,541+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12-03-09
    Spokesman Todd Womack says the 22-year-old woman was on her way to the family's apartment Wednesday night when she stopped at an intersection and was approached by someone. Womack says she rolled down the window, was dragged from the car and thrown to the ground. He said Thursday that she was sore but not seriously hurt. Womack says the senator had arrived at the scene within minutes. "Her shoes were across the road. She was pretty shaken up," Corker said, adding that Julia quickly remembered that her Chevrolet Tahoe had OnStar, a GPS-tracking service. "It was my campaign car back...
  • US Senate panel votes for congressional review of Iran deal

    04/14/2015 8:14:29 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 9 replies
    i24 News ^ | 4-15-2015 | AFP
    Senator Marco Rubio, who announced Monday he is running for president in 2016, withdrew his amendment that would have required Iran to recognize Israel's right to exist. Some lawmakers warned extraneous elements could upend the bill, and Rubio acknowledged the importance of a securing congressional review of the Iran agreement. Washington's powerful pro-Israel lobby AIPAC voiced approval of the measure, saying: "Congress should review any agreement to ensure it meets US objectives, and object if it fails to do so." A final deal, the group said, "must be subjected to the constitutional system of checks and balances that is the...
  • Obama and Congress reach deal over Iran nuclear talks

    04/14/2015 2:50:54 PM PDT · by keat · 93 replies
    BBC News ^ | 04/14/15 | staff
    The US Congress will have a say on a nuclear deal with Iran, under a new agreement reached with the White House. President Barack Obama withdrew his opposition to a bipartisan bill that was unanimously passed through the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The bill means the administration must immediately send text of a final deal to Congress. An outline agreement on the future shape of Iran's nuclear programme was reached after marathon talks in April. The US, Iran, and four other nations have set a deadline of 30 June to finalise a deal which would ease western sanctions in exchange...
  • Corker: White House ‘Spinning’ on Iran Switcheroo (Audio)

    04/14/2015 3:18:26 PM PDT · by don-o · 14 replies
    Roll Call ^ | April 14, 2015 | Steven Dennis
    Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker said the White House’s about-face on his Iran legislation is likely because they were about to lose. The White House went Tuesday from vowing to veto the Corker-Menendez Iran bill to backing an emerging compromise, with caveats. snip But Corker, in a hallway interview, suggested the White House was spinning. “I’ve had no conversations with the White House about the substance of the bill. I’ve had only push back, even in the Kerry presentation. … My sense is they know this thing has run away and very likely is going to go well beyond...
  • White House Issues Saturday Night Iran Deal Warning To Senate

    03/15/2015 8:06:54 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    WASHINGTON -- In an effort to reassert control over the domestic political debate surrounding sensitive negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program, the White House penned a letter Saturday night warning senators to hold back on legislation that would detract from the president’s ability to affect and approve a final agreement with Iran. The letter, written by White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough to Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), reiterates a veto threat of the bill, while insisting that Congress will have a say in reviewing and affecting the ultimate outcome. But in far more detailed and foreboding...
  • Iran Deal Secrets Revealed – by Iran

    03/13/2015 4:59:33 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 13, 2015 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Iran Deal Secrets Revealed – by IranPosted By Kenneth R. Timmerman On March 13, 2015 @ 12:46 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 1 Comment Much is being made of the letter signed by 45 U.S. Senators, all of them Republican, aimed at schooling Iranian leaders in the requirements of the U.S. Constitution.Secretary Kerry said his reaction was “utter disbelief” that the Senators would “go behind” the back of the administration during a delicate international negotiation. Some on the American Left called it “treason,” conveniently forgetting that some of their own (including Kerry, as a junior Senator) have met with enemy...
  • Corker: WH foreign policy talks 'bizarre'

    05/23/2014 1:12:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 23, 2014 | Justin Sink
    Top White House officials have reportedly been holding private meetings with lawmakers this week to boost support for the president’s foreign policy strategy, although the outreach effort appears to have left some lawmakers confused and upset. Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) described a meeting with White House chief of staff Denis McDonough and National Security Adviser Susan Rice earlier this week as “one of the most bizarre I've attended on Foreign Relations on foreign policy in our country.” “I know several of us were involved in a very bizarre discussion last night. This continues a very bizarre discussion,” Corker added, according...
  • Obama threatens to veto Iran bill

    03/01/2015 4:59:11 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/28/2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    President Obama on Saturday threatened to veto a bipartisan bill that would allow Congress to weigh in on any nuclear deal the administration reached with Iran. "The President has been clear that now is not the time for Congress to pass additional legislation on Iran," National Security Council spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan said in a statement to The Hill. "If this bill is sent to the President, he will veto it. We are in the final weeks of an international negotiation. We should give our negotiators the best chance of success, rather than complicating their efforts," she added. The threat comes...
  • Sen. Bob Corker 'Frustrated' with Conservative Amnesty Opponents

    11/15/2014 9:43:33 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 73 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...