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  • Senators propose bill to let thousands of Venezuelans remain in U.S.

    03/01/2019 10:10:12 PM PST · by blueplum · 24 replies
    Rueters ^ | 28 Feb 2019 | Patricia Zengerle; and Roberta Rampton
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican and Democratic U.S. senators proposed legislation on Thursday that would let an estimated 72,000 Venezuelans remain in the United States after fleeing chaos in their country. Republican Marco Rubio and Democrat Bob Menendez introduced the legislation along with Democrats Dick Durbin, Patrick Leahy and Cory Booker. It would immediately grant “Temporary Protected Status” to allow Venezuelans who passed security checks to remain in the United States for 18 months. There was no immediate indication of whether the Senate’s Republican leaders would allow the measure to come up for a vote.
  • Bishop Won't Say If Sen. Kaine Should Receive Communion, Even After 'Appalling' Pro-Infanticide Vote

    02/28/2019 4:53:27 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 28, 2019 | 4:36 PM EST | Michael W. Chapman
    Although the Catholic bishop of Richmond, Va., the Most Rev. Barry C. Knestout, denounced Sen. Tim Kaine’s (D-Va.) vote against providing medical help to infants that survive abortions as “appalling and beyond comprehension,” he would not say whether Kaine, a pro-abortion Catholic, should present himself for Communion at Mass in the Diocese of Richmond. […] Given Kaine’s support for abortion (and for allowing infants that survive abortion to die on a table), CNSNews.com asked Bishop Knestout, “Given Sen. Kaine’s long-held and very public support for abortion, will you instruct him not to present himself for Holy Communion in your diocese?...
  • Graham angers Dems by digging into Clinton, Obama controversies

    01/21/2019 3:07:27 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/21/19 | Jordain Carney
    New tensions are flaring on the Senate Judiciary Committee over plans by newly minted Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) to dig into Obama-era scandals. Graham, a close ally of President Trump’s, has outlined several areas he wants to probe now that he has the Judiciary Committee gavel. They include the FBI’s handling of its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant applications targeting former Trump campaign aide Carter Page. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), asked about Graham’s plans, started laughing and compared them to the “thrilling days of yesteryear.” “This is going to be...
  • Top Republicans oppose emergency declaration as shutdown drags on

    01/13/2019 6:48:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Japan Today ^ | January 13, 2019 | Saul Loeb, Agence France-Presse
    Top Republican lawmakers on Sunday warned against Donald Trump declaring a national emergency to secure funds for a border wall, signaling doubts within the president's party as a government shutdown was set to enter a fourth workweek. Senator Ron Johnson, chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, told CNN that he would "hate" to see Trump invoke emergency powers for a wall. "If we do that, it's going to go to court and the wall won't get built," he said. And Representative Steve Scalise, the No. 2 House Republican, told ABC, "We don't want it to come down to a national...
  • Violence? It's Not Only the Right Who Will Bleed

    10/12/2018 12:11:30 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12 Oct, 2018 | William L. Gensert
    Hillary Clinton said it best: "civility can start again" only when the Democrats regain power. And "the only thing that the Republicans seem to recognize and respect is strength." Eric Holder, the Obama mini-me, wasn't far behind when he said, "When they go low, we kick them." He meant not only Republicans but anyone who disagrees with their plans. The Democrats have overtly committed to violence. If we needed further evidence, we need only look at what Antifa did in Portland the other day, where the police faded away, ceding the streets to Antifa, whose members blocked streets and ordered...
  • Jack Cashill: Uh, Dr. Ford, about that trip to the Safeway

    10/11/2018 7:24:49 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 41 replies
    WND ^ | Jack Cashill
    Bump [Philip Bump, WaPo] quotes Ford as telling the Senate Judiciary Committee, “I did see Mark Judge once at the Potomac Village Safeway after the time of the attack, and it would be helpful with anyone’s resources if – to figure out when he worked there if people are wanting more details from me about when the attack occurred.” Now Bump announces his Eureka moment. He can pinpoint Ford’s timeline thanks to Mark Judge himself. Bump quotes from Judge’s 1997 book “Wasted.” Judge wrote, “It was the summer before senior year, and by now, even though I wasn’t drinking every...
  • Durbin:Senate Republicans And White House Should Allow FBI To Follow The Facts

    10/02/2018 5:46:03 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 45 replies
    U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) ^ | 10/02/18 | U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL)
    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today called on Senate Republicans and the White House to allow the FBI to follow the facts where they lead and hold off on scheduling a vote on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court until Congress and the American people learn what the FBI uncovers.  In a speech on the Senate floor, Durbin also called out Republicans who have been calling Dr. Blasey Ford’s allegations of sexual assault against Judge Kavanaugh a “smear,” or a calculated and orchestrated political hit.“I believe Dr. Ford,...
  • Who Are These People?

    09/30/2018 6:09:02 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 9-30-18 | MOTUS
    The Michigan Wolverines, the Florida Gators, the LSU Tigers and the North Dakota Bison (no ‘s’ – see I do learning!) all won yesterday. Hope I didn’t miss anyone’s favorite team. But yes, we are still winning despite repeated fumbles, turnovers, mistakes, rain delays and plain bad calls. It ain’t always pretty but a win’s a win. Sometimes the suspense nearly kills you.So as a potential stress reliever I thought maybe we should do Sunday comics, like everyone did once upon a time in America.You know, back before the advertising industry determined that the country was predominantly minority, and possibly...
  • Durbin Presses Judge Kavanaugh To Call For FBI Investigation

    09/27/2018 7:19:55 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 45 replies
    Senate Judiciary Dick Durbin (D-IL) ^ | 9.27.18 | Senate Judiciary Dick Durbin (D-IL)
    WASHINGTON – During today’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) pressed Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, to call for an independent FBI investigation into the serious and credible allegations of sexual assault against him.
  • Durbin: No One Is Entitled To A Seat On The Supreme Court

    09/25/2018 6:22:33 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 46 replies
    U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) ^ | 9/25/18 | U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL)
    Senator calls on Senate Republicans to support a FBI investigation into the serious and credible sexual assault allegations against Judge Kavanaugh WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today called on Senate Republicans to support a nonpartisan, independent FBI investigation into the serious and credible sexual assault allegations against President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh.  In a speech on the Senate floor, Durbin pushed back on claims made by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) that the sexual assault allegations against Judge Kavanaugh are simply a “shameful smear campaign,” by Democrats.“The Republicans...
  • Durbin:FBI Must Complete An Investigation Into Serious & Credible Sexual Assault Allegation

    09/20/2018 3:18:33 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 80 replies
    U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) ^ | 9/18/2018 | U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL)
    Durbin also joined fellow Judiciary Committee Democrats in a letter to FBI Director & White House Counsel urging them to complete an FBI investigation before a public hearing WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today called on the Trump White House to request that the FBI’s career professionals conduct an independent investigation into the serious and credible sexual assault allegation against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.  In a speech on the Senate floor, Durbin argued that the FBI needs to interview witnesses, review all of the evidence,...
  • Senator Dianne Feinstein Won’t Set Up Call for Kavanaugh Accuser to Testify

    09/17/2018 12:15:25 PM PDT · by gattaca · 60 replies
    Political Insider ^ | September 17, 2018 | Jim E
    Senator Dianne Feinstein Won’t Set Up Call for Kavanaugh Accuser to Testify It’s now official: This entire situation is a farce that needs to end immediately. Anything less shows the Democrats are profoundly unserious about the allegations being made against Brett Kavanaugh. Over the weekend, Senator Dianne Feinstein made waves by going public with accusations against President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. First, she revealed that someone who knew Kavanaugh in high school accused him of sexually assaulting her. Then the accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, actually came out publicly. Senate Republicans tried to pull a fast one on her by challenging...
  • NYC Bar Withholds Review of Kavanaugh for Supreme Court Seat (Like they did Clarence Thomas)

    09/13/2018 3:22:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The New York Law Review ^ | September 13, 2018 | Christine Simmons
    In a rare move for the bar group, the New York City Bar Association is withholding a rating of Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee. The New York City Bar said Thursday that it was unable to determine whether Kavanaugh is qualified to serve on the Supreme Court “because the public record is incomplete on whether he possesses the personal integrity necessary to serve in that role.” The city bar assesses whether a Supreme Court nominee is “highly qualified,” “qualified,” or “not qualified” based on a set of several factors. It’s rare the city bar has withheld...
  • Report: Details Of Feinstein Letter Revealed? (Kavanaugh Crime Against Humanity Revealed)

    09/13/2018 6:09:41 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 67 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 13, 2018
    A source who said they were briefed on the contents of the letter said it described an incident involving Kavanaugh and a woman that took place when both were 17 years old and at a party. According to the source, Kavanaugh and a male friend had locked her in a room against her will, making her feel threatened, but she was able to get out of the room. The Guardian has not verified the apparent claims in the letter. It is not yet clear who wrote it.
  • DEMS NOW WANT KAVANAUGH INVESTIGATED FOR ALLEGED BEHAVIOR IN HIGH SCHOOL

    09/13/2018 3:55:29 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 163 replies
    Powerline ^ | September 13,2018 | PAUL MIRENGOFF I
    It looks like I spoke too soon when I said that the Kavanaugh confirmation process never reached the nauseating lows of the Bork and Thomas hearings. The Washington Times reports that Sen. Dianne Feinstein has asked federal investigators to probe a secret complaint about Kavanaugh. The complaint, reportedly lodged by woman, pertains to an incident that supposedly occurred when Kavanaugh and the women were in high school. The woman passed her complaint to Rep. Anna Eshoo, a California Democrat. She apparently is unwilling to come forward publicly to talk about the alleged incident. Buzzfeed contacted the woman rumored to have...
  • Democrats Force Committee to Postpone Vote on Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Until Next Week

    The Senate Judiciary Committee was set to vote on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh today to the Supreme Court but the panel ultimate decided to postpone a vote on his nomination until next Thursday. Senate Democrats grandstanded during today's Senate Judiciary Committee — attempting to get the committee to adjourn. Knowing Democrats would attempt to stop further consideration of Kavanaugh's nomination, Republican committee chairman Sen. Charles Grassley sought and obtained a vote on a motion to delay the nomination vote for one week. The vote on Kavanaugh's nomination will now take place on SEPTEMBER 20. Republican Senate leaders now anticipate...
  • Sexual Predator? Brent Kavanaugh, SCOTUS candidate.

    09/13/2018 2:46:43 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 221 replies
    Original content | 9/13/2018 | By Laz A. Mataz
    Today, Diane Feinstein, Senator from California, revealed that she referred a secret letter to the FBI, for a thorough investigation. In this letter, an anonymous woman claims that Brent Kavanaugh acted sexually inappropriately with her when they were both in high school. This is an extraordinarily disturbing development. And while this revelation -- known all summer and produced after he has been questioned by the full Senate -- is enough to disqualify anyone from any appointed position, there is much more to reveal. Let us all consider the momentous seriousness of this horrific accusation. There is nobody reading this column...
  • SCOTUS nominee Kavanaugh reportedly accused of sexual misconduct by Democrats (trunc.)

    09/13/2018 2:04:24 PM PDT · by libstripper · 121 replies
    New York Daily News via Personal Liberty Media Group ^ | Sept. 13, 2018 | Chris Sommerfeldt
    Democrats on Thursday alerted the FBI to decades-old sexual misconduct allegations against President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, according to reports and a person familiar with the matter. * * * Two officials briefed on the letter’s contents told The New York Times the allegations relate to possible sexual misconduct between Kavanaugh and an unidentified woman when they were both in high school.(My emphasis.)
  • Feinstein releases cryptic statement about Brett Kavanaugh nomination

    09/13/2018 1:31:35 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 105 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 13, 2018 | Andrew O'Reilly
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., on Thursday threw a cryptic curveball at Brett Kavanaugh, insinuating the Supreme Court nominee could be guilty of a crime even as Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee seek to delay his confirmation. The vague accusation comes after the Senate Judiciary Committee already grilled Kavanaugh and other witnesses and prepares to vote on sending his nomination to the full Senate. A spokesperson for Feinstein declined Fox News’ request to elaborate on the lawmaker’s statement, but there has been much speculation that she is referring to a secret letter that has been the subject of intrigue on...
  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein refers letter about Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh to federal authorities

    09/13/2018 11:24:29 AM PDT · by detective · 88 replies
    MSN News ^ | September 12, 2018 | Tucker Higgins
    The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Dianne Feinstein of California, said Thursday that she has referred a letter concerning Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to federal authorities. "I have received information from an individual concerning the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court," Sen. Feinstein said. "That individual strongly requested confidentiality, declined to come forward or press the matter further, and I have honored that decision. I have, however, referred the matter to federal investigative authorities." Feinstein's announcement came shortly after the committee set a date to vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation. It followed a report Wednesday night...