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  • Senate Republicans call on Trump to re-engage on TPP

    02/21/2018 2:55:42 PM PST · by seacapn · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/21/18 11:22 AM EST | Vicki Needham
    More than two dozen Senate Republicans are urging President Trump to re-engage in Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. The 25 GOP lawmakers sent a letter to Trump on Friday saying they support his recent comments that he may consider U.S. participation if the 11-nation Asia-Pacific pact is improved.
  • They’re Coming For Your Home

    05/23/2016 5:03:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 75 replies ^ | May 23, 2016 | Katie Kieffer
    They’re coming for your home. Right now. I suggest you save it. I can guide you, but you must do exactly as I say. Except, this isn’t The Matrix. You’re no actor, like Keanu Reeves, playing a distraught programmer-hacker named “Neo.” Nor am I an actor, like Laurence Fishburne, playing your guide “Morpheus.” This is real life, baby. Your home or apartment—and the neighborhood in which you live—is under siege. “Agents”—sans black glasses and black business suits—who work for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) have written a new regulation called “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing” (AFFH) that...
  • This Is How Little It Cost Goldman To Bribe America's Senators To Fast Track Obama's TPP Bill

    05/31/2015 6:16:54 AM PDT · by cutty · 56 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 05/30/2015 | Tyler Durden
    It took just a few days after the stunning defeat of Obama's attempt to fast-track the Trans Pacific Partnership bill in the Senate at the hands of his own Democratic party, before everything returned back to normal and the TPP fast-track was promptly passed. Why? The simple answer: money. Or rather, even more money. Because while the actual contents of the TPP may be highly confidential, and their public dissemination may lead to prison time for the "perpetrator" of such illegal transparency .... fast-tracking the TPP, meaning its passage through Congress without having its contents available for debate or amendments,...
  • Isakson tries to reassure GOP on trade bill (Fast Track authority)

    05/02/2015 5:55:24 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 4 replies ^ | 5/2/15 | Bernie Becker
    Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) sought to assuage conservative concerns about a trade bill that’s a top priority for both President Obama and GOP leaders in his party’s weekly address. Isakson made the case that giving Obama “fast-track” authority on trade wouldn’t be giving too much power to a president that many conservatives believe is guilty of executive overreach. Under fast-track authority, lawmakers aren’t allowed to amend trade deals sent up to Congress. That’s seen as crucial to completing the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a massive agreement between the U.S., Japan and 10 other Asian economies. “Congress still has the final say in...
  • DC's "Hardest Working Man" Is Model for GOP Success in 2016

    04/30/2015 4:22:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | April 30, 2015 | Matt Towery
    ATLANTA -- The late soul singer James Brown used to call himself the hardest-working man in showbiz. Now another Georgian, a U.S. senator, is proving to be the hardest-working man in his line of work. Many Americans likely don't know the name Johnny Isakson. He's not the type to ever push his name into the limelight. But insiders on Capitol Hill know him, and it's no secret that Georgia's senior senator is everyone's "go-to" person when it comes to producing concrete results and to promoting the conservative agenda in a businesslike and respectable manner. Isakson, who was sworn into office...
  • GOP senators send warning on Iran deal

    03/09/2015 5:46:46 AM PDT · by McGruff · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/9/2015 | David McCabe
    Forty-seven Senate Republicans are signaling in an open letter to Iran and the White House that a deal over Tehran’s nuclear program will be at risk once President Obama leaves office. “It has come to our attention while observing your nuclear negotiations with our government that you may not fully understand our constitutional system,” the senators wrote in the letter, which was first reported by Bloomberg. “Thus, we are writing to bring to your attention two features of our Constitution — the power to make binding international agreements and the different character of federal offices — which you should seriously...
  • Senate Averts Shutdown Fears [until Wednesday]; Fights Over Nominees

    12/13/2014 2:03:46 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 37 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 13, 2014 | AP
    Their power ebbing, Senate Democrats launched a last-minute drive Saturday to confirm roughly 20 of President Barack Obama's nominees, and several Republicans blamed tea party-backed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz for creating an opening for the outgoing majority party to exploit. Lawmakers took a break in their intrigue long enough to send Obama legislation that provides funds for the government to remain open until Wednesday at midnight, easing concerns of a shutdown. A separate, $1.1 trillion long-term funding bill remained in limbo. Republicans tried to slow the nomination proceedings, but several voiced unhappiness with Cruz, a potential presidential candidate in 2016....
  • Dems try to OK Obama picks; funding deadline nears

    12/13/2014 12:27:00 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 13, 2014 2:54 PM EST | David Espo and Donna Cassata
    Their power ebbing, Senate Democrats launched a last-minute drive Saturday to confirm roughly 20 of President Barack Obama’s nominees, and several Republicans blamed tea partyer Ted Cruz for creating an opening for the outgoing majority party to exploit. The weekend session unfolded as measures that could prevent government operating funds from running out at midnight remained in limbo. Even so, there was little apparent concern about a shutdown that Democratic and Republican leaders said they wanted to avoid. Republicans tried to slow the nomination proceedings, but several voiced unhappiness with Cruz, R-Texas. One likened his actions to his role in...
  • Sixteen Republican Senators Vote For Cloture On Gun Control Bill (Lamar Alexander, AYE!)

    06/17/2014 1:32:24 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 32 replies ^ | 4/11/13
    Remember these sixteen names when they run for office again. The sixteen Republicans who voted to proceed were Sens. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), Richard Burr (N.C.), Saxby Chambliss (Ga.), Tom Coburn (Okla.), Susan Collins (Maine). Bob Corker (Tenn.), Jeff Flake (Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Dean Heller (Nev.), John Hoeven (N.D.), Johnny Isakson (Ga.), Mark Kirk (Ill.), John McCain (Ariz.), Pat Toomey (Pa.) and Roger Wicker (Miss.). List courtesy The As reported by RedState yesterday, this bill would allow doctors to add a person’s name to the national database currently used for background checks, and list them as...
  • GOP Senators Push for Tougher Response to Putin

    04/30/2014 2:57:46 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/30/14 | KRISTINA PETERSON
    Frustrated with President Barack Obama’s reaction to Russian action in Ukraine, a group of Republican senators said Wednesday they will introduce legislation outlining a more muscular response. “What we’ve seen from the administration is a lot of rhetoric,” Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, the top Republican on the Foreign Relations Committee, said on the Senate floor Wednesday morning. The White House has been dealing “with the situation after something bad has already occurred,” he said. Earlier this week, violence flared up in another area of Ukraine that hugs the Russian border, as the new government in Kiev criticized local police...
  • Georgia high court disbars former Congresswoman Majette

    03/29/2014 8:29:55 AM PDT · by PAR35 · 34 replies
    AJC ^ | March 28, 2014 | Rhonda Cook
    The Georgia Supreme Court has disbarred former Georgia Congresswoman Denise Majette, finding she overbilled clients and misled the court about how much she was owed in fees. *** DeKalb County voters elected Majette to Congress in 2002 after she defeated then-Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney in the Democratic primary. She resigned after one term to run for the U.S. Senate and lost to Republican Johnny Isakson in the general election in 2004. In 2008, she sought office again but lost her bid to unseat state School Superintendent Kathy Cox.
  • Carr calls on Senator Alexander to Co-Sponsor the “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act”

    11/08/2013 11:35:53 AM PST · by don-o · 8 replies
    Joe Carr for Senate ^ | November 8, 2013 | Joe Carr
    Nashville, TN – Today, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham introduced the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The legislation currently has 33 cosponsors – but Senator Alexander is not one of them. Conservative Senate candidate Joe Carr called on Senator Alexander to change his stance and add himself as a co-sponsor. “I’m strongly pro-life and believe it’s imperative the Senate pass this important piece of legislation. When Senator Graham announced his co-sponsors and Senator Alexander’s name was missing, I was disappointed. I am hoping Senator Alexander will change his stance and add himself as a co-sponsor. This legislation is too...
  • 21 NRA ‘A’-Rated Senators Part Of 68-31 Vote To Defeat Filibuster Of Background Check Bill

    04/11/2013 6:34:57 PM PDT · by 2nd amendment mama · 112 replies ^ | 4/11/2013 | Tommy Christopher
    The Republican plan to block debate on Senate Bill 649, which requires background checks on almost all gun purchases and transfers, failed spectacularly Thursday morning when sixteen Republican Senators joined almost all of the Democrats to vote in favor opening debate on the bill. Among those voting to defeat the filibuster were 9 Democrats with “A” ratings from the National Rifle Association, and 12 A-rated Republicans (out of 16 Republican “ayes”). Two Democrats, Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR) and Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK), joined the majority of Republican Senators who tried to prevent debate, much less a vote, on the bill....
  • Herman Cain for Senate? The Inside Story of His First Insurgent Campaign

    10/15/2011 1:06:44 PM PDT · by libstripper · 21 replies
    The Atlantic Magazine ^ | Oc t. 15, 2011 | Molly Ball
    If the Republican primary is now a Mitt Romney-vs.-Herman Cain contest, Romney has an ace up his sleeve: One of his top advisers has run a winning campaign against Cain before. Not many in politics can make that claim. In his only real previous try for elected office, Cain ran in Georgia's 2004 GOP Senate primary, coming in second to now-Sen. Johnny Isakson. Back then, Romney strategist Stuart Stevens was a consultant to Isakson. Of Cain, Stevens recalls: "He scared the heck out of us." Cain's 2004 candidacy positioned him to the right of an establishment candidate distrusted by the...
  • GOP Senators Killing Energy Issue for Republicans and America

    08/12/2008 8:18:51 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 39 replies · 163+ views ^ | 12 Aug 08 | Bobby Eberle
    Last week, I wrote on efforts by House GOP members to draw attention to the fact that Nancy Pelosi sent House members home for the summer without a vote on domestic oil drilling. The American people want it, and the GOP House members are fighting for it. I also wrote on how big the energy issue is. It could be THE issue of the upcoming elections... an issue upon which Republicans could run AND win. However, this is a new week, and whenever too much time passes, there is bound to be a new effort by the GOP to stall...
  • Profiles in cowardice over immigration bill (Ultra Barf Alert!)

    06/24/2007 6:25:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 131 replies · 2,018+ views
    The International Herald-Tribune ^ | June 24, 2007 | Albert R. Hunt
    American politics is usually a zero-sum game: When one side gains, the other loses. An exception is the current battle to overhaul immigration laws. The bipartisan effort is led by the unlikely duo of President George W. Bush and Senator Edward Kennedy. The fate of the legislation, which would grant a pathway for citizenship to 12 million illegal aliens and toughen enforcement of the borders, will be decided by the U.S. Senate this week. If it passes, there is plenty of credit to share; if it fails both Bush and the Republicans and the Democratic-controlled Congress will be big losers....
  • Loss of Georgia Seat for Democrats Could Cost Senate

    10/08/2004 7:55:05 AM PDT · by Michael Goldsberry · 44 replies · 1,618+ views
    Reuters ^ | Paul Simao
    ATLANTA (Reuters) - Democrats' hopes of retaining a Senate seat in Georgia are fading fast and such a loss could deal a fatal blow to the party's chances of regaining control of the Senate. In the battle for the seat being vacated by a retiring Zell Miller, a Republican congressman appears headed for an easy victory over a relatively unknown opponent. Polls in the traditionally conservative state put Johnny Isakson, a three-term Republican congressman, ahead of Democratic challenger Denise Majette by as many as 15 percentage points. "Isakson is much better known because of his long history of political service...
  • Cain More Than Able

    07/18/2004 6:30:03 AM PDT · by Maurice1962 · 14 replies · 800+ views
    The Augusta Chronicle ^ | 07/18/04 | Editorial Board
    Cain more than able You've probably wished upon a star. But have you ever wished upon a superstar? You have that chance now. You have a chance in the Republican primary on Tuesday to vote for Herman Cain, a dynamic rising star on the national stage, for U.S. senator from Georgia. Cain has all the makings of the kind of candidate you've always wished for: someone you can get excited about; someone you just know is unafraid to fight your battles for you; someone who knows what it takes to make a payroll - and that our political leaders' actions...
  • Is Cain Surging in Ga. Senate Race?

    07/16/2004 12:46:33 PM PDT · by Valerius Poplicola · 88 replies · 1,524+ views
    Personal Observations and Rumors | 7/16/04 | Valerius Poplicola
    I know I'm a first time poster, but I've been reading Free Republic for some time. I want to offer some personal observations that will encourage the supporters of Herman Cain. I know there's no reason to believe what I say, but I think you'll find that what I say supports what others have been saying. My information is obtained from independent sources, not from other Free Republic posters. First of all, the poll produced by Insider Advantage is not accurate. Insider Advantage does not have a good history when it comes to polls. They predicted in 2000 that Jeb...
  • Isakson: no runoff with [Herman] Cain next Tuesday

    07/12/2004 11:02:51 AM PDT · by CondiArmy · 92 replies · 1,254+ views ^ | July 12, 2004 | Jerry Gunn
    GAINESVILLE - Republican U.S. Senate candidate Johnny Isakson said Monday in Gainesville he wants a straight win, not a runoff in next Tuesday's primary. The Sixth District Congressman found friendly ground when he called on Cottrell Incorporated, a Gainesville based vehicle transport equipment producer. He spoke to plant workers and met with Cottrell executives. Isakson said he's working just as hard as opponent Herman Cain for a winning vote next Tuesday. Cain stopped in Clermont Saturday at the beginning of a state wide campaign swing and predicted he and Isakson would emerge from the July 20th Republican Primary in a...