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  • Senator: No Kagan hearings without Clinton files

    05/24/2010 1:11:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 119 replies · 5,562+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/24/10 | Julie Hirschfeld Davis - ap
    WASHINGTON – The top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee warned Monday that he would seek to slow Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan's path to confirmation unless senators get full access to her files as a Clinton administration aide. "We're heading to what could be a train wreck," Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama said. "I don't believe that this committee can go forward with an adequate hearing" without all records from Kagan's tenure as a White House counsel and then domestic policy adviser to President Bill Clinton. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., the Judiciary Committee chairman, last week set hearings to...
  • Hearings on Pro-Abortion Supreme Court Pick Elena Kagan Start June 28

    05/19/2010 8:52:12 AM PDT · by julieee · 1 replies · 107+ views ^ | May 19, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Hearings on Pro-Abortion Supreme Court Pick Elena Kagan Start June 28 Washington, DC -- The Senate Judiciary Committee will start hearings on pro-abortion Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan on June 28. Kagan is the second pro-abortion judicial activist President Barack Obama has selected for the nation's highest court following Sonia Sotomayor.
  • What If They Held a Hearing and Nobody Came?

    04/22/2010 6:22:45 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 3 replies · 327+ views
    Illinois Review ^ | April 22, 2010 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    What If They Held a Hearing and Nobody Came? by John F. Di Leo Flush with the victory of passing their nationalization of the health insurance industry in March, the Democratic leadership in Washington was interrupted in the middle of their celebratory bacchanalia by some stuffy businessmen filing unpleasant forecast revisions with the SEC. Yup, without so much as a “By your leave,” well-known corporations started announcing their formal assessments of what Obamacare was going to cost their shareholders, their employees, and especially, their retirees. A hundred million dollars here, a half billion there… and the surprise of them all,...
  • Gates Issues Terms for ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Review

    03/02/2010 4:24:34 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 284+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 2, 2010 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today released the guidelines and parameters of a Defense Department review of the so-called “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law in preparation for its potential repeal. The 10-month review should include input from service chiefs and all levels of the force and their families, Gates said in a memo to Army Gen. Carter F. Ham, commander of U.S. Army Europe, who was chosen to head the effort along with Jeh Johnson, the Pentagon’s top lawyer. Gates established the review Feb. 2, saying it would be critical to ensuring a smooth transition...
  • Essay" The "Real" Toyota Hearing Transcript

    02/26/2010 8:32:28 AM PST · by naturalized · 305+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | Feb 25, 2010 | Matthew Philbin
    REP SUTTON: Mr. LaHood, what are we to make of these rumors that Toyotas are ... sexual predators? SEC. LAHOOD: Ah, allow me to clarify that, Congresswoman. Let's be clear. It's only certain newer models that have been accused of sexual harassment, and in one case the on-board GPS made very inappropriate comments. That's why we're recommending that single women, or women who are going to be driving alone much of the time, take a look at the 2010 Buick Lucerne, with it's reliability and safety features ... Read more:
  • Washington D.C. Snow Storm Opens Window of Opportunity in "Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” Fight

    02/13/2010 4:14:11 PM PST · by GoldenEagles · 21 replies · 789+ views
    Washington D.C. Snow Storm Opens Window of Opportunity in "Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” Fight The largest snow storm in the history of Washington D.C. has caused the cancellation of the next hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on the repeal of the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy. The hearing had been scheduled for Thursday, February 11th. But on Wednesday, February 10th, the committee schedule indicated that this hearing had been canceled. No tears please. This cancellation has given us a window of opportunity to contact all of the members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, to communicate to them...
  • US Senate holds hearing on "Don't ask, Don't tell."

    02/09/2010 11:13:45 AM PST · by massmike · 9 replies · 394+ views ^ | 02/09/2010 | n/a
    Top military brass caving in after Obama declares support. Radical social agenda would bring terrible consequences. But Congress must change law before it happens. The change would be a crown jewel of the homosexual movement. By repealing this law, homosexuality would be officially recognized as normal. But more than that, it would be affirmed and even celebrated as it is in public schools, government and many corporations. There are few places in life where one individual holds such absolute power over another as in the military. Or where young men are forced to live in extremely close quarters day and...
  • Senator Carl Levin asked to hold off on ‘Don't ask, don't tell’ hearing

    01/25/2010 2:10:20 PM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies · 465+ views
    The Hill ^ | January 25, 2010 | Roxana Tiron
    The White House has asked the top Senate Democrat on military affairs to postpone announcing a hearing that would explore repealing the controversial law that bans openly gay people from serving in the military. Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, was expected to have Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen testify before his committee on recent calls to end the “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. The hearing was expected at the end of January. Sources tell The Hill that even though it has not been...
  • Key Republican calls for intel hearings

    12/31/2009 7:36:06 AM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 6 replies · 504+ views ^ | 12-31-09 | JAKE SHERMAN
    The top Republican on the House Oversight and Government Reform committee called for an investigation into the botched terrorist attack on-board a plane to Detroit, saying that various counter terrorist agencies are “reverting to their pre 9/11 ways.” Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said that recent events have “exposed a sobering reality that the very failures that made us vulnerable before 9/11 still threaten our homeland security today.” “There was a breakdown in communication that impacts numerous government entities and this committee should investigate and hold hearings immediately,” Issa said in a news release. Issa said he called Chairman Ed Towns...
  • McChrystal Concludes Hearings on Afghanistan

    12/10/2009 4:56:19 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 228+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2009 – The commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan today wrapped up a round of hearings on Capitol Hill regarding the new U.S. approach to Afghanistan and Pakistan. The themes Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal touched on in appearances before members of both chambers of Congress this week were consistent: he embraced the plan that sends 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan and sets a flexible date for beginning a withdrawal, and expressed measured optimism in its potential to reverse insurgents’ momentum. “The president's decision rapidly resources our strategy, recognizing that the next 18 months will...
  • Lindsey Graham Schools Eric Holder On The Law

    11/19/2009 9:38:40 AM PST · by Biggirl · 17 replies · 1,109+ views ^ | November 19, 2009 | Jim Vicevich
    Sen. Linsey Graham puts AG Holder's feet to the fire. From Hot Air. It needs no comment from me other than we have an Attorney General being put in a position to spin the case for a trial unnecessary and one that puts this nation in danger. AP at Hot Air writes: " The real worry in a district-court trial isn’t what’ll happen to archterrorists like Osama or KSM, whose perpetual detention is assured; the worry is that those trials will establish precedents that’ll be exploited by lesser jihadis at their own trials later on. KSM won’t be released because...
  • Lindsey Graham Destroys Eric Holder (Video)

    11/18/2009 1:45:29 PM PST · by Talkradio03 · 90 replies · 3,134+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 11/17/09 | talkradio03
    Graham vs. Holder at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings, Holder gets his a** handed to him (Video)
  • Holder Defends Sept. 11 Trial Decision on Capitol Hill (Obama declares ksm guilty)

    President Obama said in one of a series of TV interviews during his trip to Asia that those offended by the legal privileges given to Mohammed by virtue of getting a civilian trial rather than a military tribunal won't find it "offensive at all when he's convicted and when the death penalty is applied to him." Obama quickly added that he did not mean to suggest he was prejudging the outcome of Mohammed's trial. "I'm not going to be in that courtroom," he said. "That's the job of the prosecutors, the judge and the jury."

    10/06/2009 9:42:20 PM PDT · by TheFreedomPoster · 24 replies · 880+ views
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | October 6, 2009 | TheCapitalist
    Senator Russ Feingold, a liberal Democrat from Wisconsin, in a bold and courageous display of bipartisanship, had some harsh words in regards to President Obama's excessive appointment of 'czars'. At a hearing on on "Examining the History and Legality of Executive Branch 'Czars'" scheduled by the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution, Feingold's opening statement sounded like it came from a conservative member of the President's opposition, rather than a fellow liberal from his own party.
  • Three Questions fior the Wide, er, Wise Latina (Vanity)

    07/18/2009 7:10:00 AM PDT · by Mac from Cleveland · 47 replies · 1,222+ views
    Mac from Cleveland | 7/18/09 | Mac from Cleveland
    Dear Sonia, I've heard a lot from you and about you in the past month--you're all over the news, kind of like Michael Jackson, only not as feminine. Here's 3 questions I want to ask: 1. I looked up where you live-not for stalking purposes, or any nefarious reason-just wanted to see if you walk it like you talk it, as they say. Just what I thought-your pad is in a very nice area of the West Village, only a few blocks away from the late great bar Chumley's. One of the apartments in your building (yours?) is currently on...
  • Testimony of Linda Chavez Against Confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor

    07/17/2009 12:37:19 PM PDT · by freespirited · 6 replies · 1,023+ views
    Center for Equal Opportunity ^ | 07/16/09 | Linda Chavez
    Thank you Mr. Chairman. I testify today not as a wise Latina woman, but as an American who believes that skin color and national origin should not determine who gets a job, promotion, or public contract, or who gets into college or receives a scholarship. My message today is straightforward, Mr. Chairman: Do not vote to confirm this nominee. I say this with some regret, because I believe Judge Sotomayor’s personal story is an inspiring one, which proves that this is truly a land of opportunity where circumstances of birth and class do not determine whether you can succeed. Unfortunately,...
  • Sotomayor disqualified by cross examination 101

    07/17/2009 11:28:10 AM PDT · by nutsonthebus · 14 replies · 946+ views
    The Jewish World Review ^ | July 17, 2009 | Dave Weinbaum
    Sotomayor disqualified by cross examination 101 By Dave Weinbaum | Perjury — in criminal law, willful false statement made under oath with respect to a material matter, either in a legal proceeding, as by a witness at a trial, or in matters in which an oath is authorized or required by law… The senate is about to confirm a judge to the most powerful position in the nation, arguably MORE powerful than the presidency, who can't keep a story straight. No, she wasn't witness to a crime, unless you consider her speeches an incitement to attack not-so-wise white men....
  • Sotomayor Gets Bounce in the Polls (37% to 44%)

    07/17/2009 8:47:25 AM PDT · by libh8er · 20 replies · 563+ views
    As her week of Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings draw to an end, Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor has received a bounce in the polls. Rasmussen Reports national telephone polling conducted Wednesday and Thursday night shows that 44% favor Sotomayor's confirmation while 37% are opposed. That’s a big bounce from yesterday when just 37% favored her confirmation. Tracking data has been reported all week on a two-day rolling average basis. Looking back on the individual nights of polling, Monday was a good night for Sotomayor following the opening day of the hearings. Polling on Tuesday was much less favorable for...
  • Firefighters to Senatos: ‘We Were Devastated’ (Sotomayor Skates on Racist Decision)

    07/16/2009 3:12:38 PM PDT · by Syncro · 43 replies · 2,678+ views
    CQPOLITICS ^ | July 16, 2009 – 5:42 p.m. | By Seth Stern, CQ Staff
    CQ TODAY ONLINE NEWSJuly 16, 2009 – 5:42 p.m. Firefighters to Senatos: ‘We Were Devastated’ By Seth Stern, CQ Staff Two firefighters whose reverse discrimination claim was rejected by Sonia Sotomayor criticized her handling of the sensitive case on Thursday.“Americans have the right to go into our federal courts and have their cases judged based on the Constitution and our laws, not on politics and personal feelings,” said Frank Ricci, the lead plaintiff in the case, Ricci v. DeStefano, at Sotomayor’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing. Ricci was joined at the Senate Judiciary Committee witness table by Ben Vargas, both whom...
  • Firefighter Frank Ricci Begins Testimony in Sotomayor Confirmation Hearing - Video 7/16/09

    07/16/2009 2:59:55 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 9 replies · 559+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 16, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of New Haven, Connecticut firefighter Frank Ricci, of the Ricci Supreme Court Case, beginning his testimony today before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the confirmation hearing for Judge Sonia Sotomayor. Sotomayor ruled against Ricci in a lower court decision that was recently overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court. . . . . . (Watch Video)