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  • Senator Jay Rockefeller Gave Syria Advance Warning Of Iraq War Intentions! (FNS Transcript)

    11/14/2005 11:13:59 AM PST · by Stultis · 372 replies · 20,071+ views
    WALLACE: ...in October of 2002 in which you authorized the use of force, you went further than the president ever did. Let's watch:(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)ROCKEFELLER: I do believe that Iraq poses an imminent threat, but I also believe that after September 11th that question is increasingly outdated.(END VIDEO CLIP)WALLACE: Now, the president never said that Saddam Hussein was an imminent threat. As you saw, you did say that. If anyone hyped the intelligence, isn't it Jay Rockefeller?ROCKEFELLER: No. I mean, this question is asked a thousand times and I'll be happy to answer it a thousand times. I took a...
  • 'Black ledger' and naked photos: Democrats pressured foreign countries for dirt on Trump

    09/30/2019 10:46:14 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 25 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 29, 2019 | By Rowan Scarborough
    Democrats and their operatives sought foreign help for anti-Trump dirt on a number of occasions during the 2016 election and afterward, including the infamous Kremlin-sourced dossier and Rep. Adam B. Schiff’s attempt to obtain from Russians supposed photos of a naked Donald Trump. Democrats also reached out to Ukraine to collect political smut on President Trump and his aides. Republicans believe the Ukrainian intervention, which is now under Justice Department investigation, included the creation of a bogus “black ledger” whose disclosure felled former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort. Three Democratic senators pressured the Ukrainian government last year to help special...
  • Sen. Durbin Delays Green-Card Giveaway to India: He Wants a Bigger Giveaway

    09/27/2019 5:19:32 AM PDT · by NobleFree · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Sep 2019 | NEIL MUNRO
    Democrat Sen. Dick Durbin has temporarily delayed Sen. Mike Lee’s green-card giveaway bill to Indian graduates because it does not give away enough green cards to foreign graduates from many countries. Durbin’s block sends Lee’s business-funded bill back into closed-door negotiations where business lobbyists will keep trying to redesign the nation’s immigration system. The lobbyists are seeking to boost their corporate revenues and profits by steering well-paid jobs away from expert American graduates and their college-graduate children. So far, no GOP or Democrat senator has spoken up to protect millions of American college-graduate voters from this joint effort by the...
  • PRESIDENT TRUMP Hammers Crooked Democrat Senators Menendez, Durbin, Murphy and Leahy for Threatening

    09/25/2019 6:07:33 PM PDT · by bitt · 13 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 9/25/2019 | Jim Hoft
    On Tuesday Democrat Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced impeachment investigations against President Donald Trump for allegedly putting pressure on Ukrainian President Zelensky to investigate the Biden Crime Family for laundering hundreds of thousands of dollars from Ukraine. The bogus accusations were based on hearsay from an anti-Trump “whistleblower” who supports a rival political opponent. On Wednesday the transcript of the call between President Trump and President Zelensky was released. By late Wednesday morning we all know the allegations were false. President Trump did not put pressure on the Ukrainian leader and did not even bring up the subject with him during...
  • Democrats Wrote to Ukraine in May 2018, Demanding It Investigate Trump

    09/25/2019 5:08:26 AM PDT · by mplc51 · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/24/2019 | Joe Pollack
    Democrats wrote to the Ukrainian government in May 2018 urging it to continue investigations into President Donald Trump’s alleged collusion with Russia in the 2016 presidential campaign — collusion later found not to exist. The demand, which came from U.S. Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Dick Durbin (D-IL), and Patrick Leahy (D-VT), resurfaced Wednesday in an opinion piece written by conservative Marc Thiessen in the Washington Post. Ironically, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) declared Tuesday that the mere possibility that President Trump had asked Ukraine to continue an investigation of former Vice President Joe Biden — even without a...
  • Democrats threaten to withhold defense votes over wall

    09/11/2019 3:02:16 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 11, 2019 | Niv Elis
    Senate Democrats are threatening to withhold their votes on a spending bill for the Pentagon unless Republicans agree to block President Trump from repurposing defense funds for his wall on the Mexican border, a tactic he’s employed in recent months. Democrats on Thursday will offer an amendment in committee to block Trump from reprogramming defense funds for his wall. “There will likely be some amendments offered, and my vote on final passage depends on the fate of those amendments,” said Sen. Dick Durban (Ill.), the top Democrat on the appropriations subcommittee on defense. While the bill could squeak through the...
  • Judicial Watch Files Complaint With Rhode Island Supreme Court Against U.S. Senator Sheldon...

    08/19/2019 10:18:00 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 19, 2019 | Staff
    Full title: Judicial Watch Files Complaint With Rhode Island Supreme Court Against U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse For Unauthorized Practice of Law Alleges Whitehouse filed a brief with U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of four clients while maintaining inactive status and that the brief was nothing more than an attack on the federal judiciary and an open threat to the U.S. Supreme Court (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a complaint with the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee of the Rhode Island Supreme Court against U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), who is a member of the Rhode...
  • Lindsey Graham slams Dem colleagues for brazen warning to Supreme Court

    08/14/2019 12:31:37 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 14, 2019 | Ronn Blitzer
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., blasted his Democratic colleagues on Wednesday for sending a stern and unusual warning to the Supreme Court earlier this week in connection with a gun case. Judiciary Committee members Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, and Richard Durbin, D-Ill., along with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., wrote in a brief filed Monday that the "Supreme Court is not well.” They suggested the court “heal itself” or face public pressure to be “restructured.” Graham said this was a clear reference to expanding the number of justices on the court to make it...
  • Senate Dems deliver stunning warning to Supreme Court: ‘Heal’ or face restructuring

    08/13/2019 12:19:10 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 86 replies
    Fox News ^ | 13 August 2019 | By Ronn Blitzer
    Several high-profile Senate Democrats warned the Supreme Court in pointed terms this week that it could face a fundamental restructuring if justices do not take steps to "heal" the court in the near future. The ominous and unusual warning was delivered as part of a brief filed Monday in a case related to a New York City gun law. Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, Richard Durbin, D-Ill., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., referenced rulings by the court's conservative majority in claiming it is suffering from some sort of affliction which must be remedied. "The Supreme Court...
  • Senate Dems deliver stunning warning to Supreme Court: ‘Heal’ or face restructuring

    08/13/2019 9:23:24 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 165 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 13, 2019 | Ronn Blitzer
    Several high-profile Senate Democrats warned the Supreme Court in pointed terms this week that it could face a fundamental restructuring if justices do not take steps to "heal" the court in the near future. The ominous and unusual warning was delivered as part of a brief filed Monday in a case related to a New York City gun law. Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, Richard Durbin, D-Ill., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., referenced rulings by the court's conservative majority in claiming it is suffering from some sort of affliction which must be remedied. "The Supreme Court...
  • Trump Walked into Room with Pelosi and Schumer, BLASTED THEM, Cancelled Mtg And Walked Out!

    05/22/2019 9:12:00 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 142 replies
    GP ^ | 05/22/19 | Jim Hoft
    President Trump spoke with reporters on Wednesday morning following his meeting with Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. This was also after Pelosi told reporters earlier that President Trump was involved in a “cover-up.” President Trump left the meetings and held an impromptu press conference with the liberal White House press corps. President Trump told reporters, “I don’t do cover-ups.” Trump again told reporters there was “no collusion” and “obstruction.” According to the Number 2 Democrat in the US Senate, Dick Durbin, the president walked into the room with Pelosi and Schumer, blasted them, cancelled the meeting on the spot...
  • Durbin: ‘People Feel They Have License’ to Engage in Attacks Because of White House

    04/29/2019 3:40:02 PM PDT · by detective · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | T29 Apr 2019 | IAN HANCHET
    Shortened title. Full title: Durbin: ‘People Feel They Have License’ to Engage in Attacks Because of Rhetoric From the White House On Monday’s broadcast of CNN’s “New Day,” Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) stated that the Poway, CA synagogue shooting is domestic terrorism, and people feeling they have license to engage in such attacks “has really been fomented because of the rhetoric that we’re hearing from the White House.” Durbin said, “This is domestic terrorism. Let’s call it for what it is. Had there been someone from the Middle East involved in this, someone with a green card involved...
  • Durbin: Trump Claiming He Will Close the Border ‘Is a Totally Unrealistic Boast’

    03/31/2019 9:26:57 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 31 March 2019 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) called President Donald Trump’s threat to close the U.S.-Mexico border “a totally unrealistic boast.” Durbin said, “Let me tell you the first thing we ought to do — and this administration which was the author of the zero-tolerance policy removing over 2,800 toddlers, infants, and children from their parents with no tracing of where they were being sent so they could be returned— the first thing we need to do is to meet the humanitarian needs at the border. Instead of building fences two or three years in the future...
  • 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?...
  • Catholic Bishop Denies Communion to Pro-Abort Sen. Dick Durbin: “Until He Repents of His Sin”

    02/25/2019 12:06:03 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 61 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | Feb 22, 2018 | Steven Ertelt
    Pro-life Catholics who wish Catholic Church leaders would step up and deny communion to leading politicians who support abortion are getting good news today. One Catholic bishop is denying communion to pro-abortion Democrat Dick Durbin, a top Democrat in the Senate who has long supported and promoted abortion. Durbin joined other Democrats to block a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks. Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois says Durbin is “cooperating in evil” and persisting in “manifest grave sin” because of his abortion advocacy and must therefore “not be admitted to Holy Communion until he repents of his sin.”...
  • Durbin Urges Trump to Reduce ‘Shootings and Homicides’ in Chicago by Increasing Federal Spending

    12/27/2018 6:19:00 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 72 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 27, 2018 | 4:05 PM EST | CNSNews.com Staff
    Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D.-Ill.) is urging President Donald Trump to help reduce “shootings and homicides” in Chicago by increasing federal investment in housing, economic development, job training, education, public health and “community policing.” “As you prepare your Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Request, I urge you to use this budget framework as an opportunity to support efforts to help reduce gun violence in Chicago, rather than scapegoating the city’s challenges to promote ideological political agendas,” Durbin told Trump in a letter sent on Dec. 13. “I urge you to prioritize federal support and resources that will help Chicago reduce...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • [Dem] Memos reveal strategy behind judge filibusters [memogate]

    05/20/2005 6:28:43 AM PDT · by OXENinFLA · 36 replies · 2,304+ views
    WASH TIMES ^ | 5-19-05 | Charles Hurt
    The "nuclear" showdown that is expected to begin unfolding in the Senate today has its origins in closed-door discussions more than three years ago between key Senate Democrats and outside interest groups as they huddled to plot strategies for blocking President Bush's judicial nominees. In a Nov. 7, 2001, internal memo to Sen. Richard J. Durbin, who is now the minority whip, an aide described a meeting that the Illinois Democrat had missed between groups opposed to Mr. Bush's nominees and Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat and member of the Judiciary Committee. "Based on input from the groups, I...
  • 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.