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  • WH Accuses Dems of Obstructing Trump's Nominations

    07/11/2017 9:11:07 AM PDT · by HokieMom · 33 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | July 11, 2017
    The Trump administration is calling out Senate Democrats for blocking President Trump's nominations. The Senate has only confirmed 48 of 197 nominees to departments and agencies, and only two of 23 judicial nominees. Donald J. Trump âś” @realDonaldTrump The Senate Democrats have only confirmed 48 of 197 Presidential Nominees. They can't win so all they do is slow things down & obstruct! 6:59 AM - 11 Jul 2017 16,061 16,061 Retweets 52,253 52,253 likes
  • Senate Democrats embrace extreme vetting of Trump’s court picks

    07/05/2017 1:57:51 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 14 replies ^ | 7/4/17 | Alex Swoyer
    By Alex Swoyer - The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 4, 2017 Senate Democrats are turning to procedural tactics to delay confirmation of President Trump’s appeals court picks, and conservative groups are firing back with a new ad in Michigan trying to force two Democrats to clear a path for one embattled nominee. The Judicial Crisis Network says it will spend $140,000 on the ad, which demands Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters drop any objections to Michigan Supreme Court Justice Joan Larsen, who Mr. Trump nominated to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on May 8. The senators...
  • Senate Democrats blocking Trump court picks

    07/04/2017 6:45:42 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 50 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, July 4, 2017 | By Alex Swoyer
    Senate Democrats are turning to procedural tactics to delay confirmation of President Trump’s appeals court picks, and conservative groups are firing back with a new ad in Michigan trying to force two Democrats to clear a path for one embattled nominee. *** The senators are flexing the chamber’s “blue slip” tradition, which gives individual lawmakers an exceptional amount of say in judges from their home state. Under the tradition, if both home-state senators don’t return their blue slips, signaling acceptance, Senate leaders will hold off on action on that pick. Neither Ms. Stabenow nor Mr. Peters have returned their blue...
  • Trump: I want to work with Democrats but 'their theme is resist'

    06/25/2017 4:22:39 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 06/25/2017 | Kyle Feldscher
    President Trump wants Democrats to work with him on passing legislation but doesn't believe they would do anything that might be seen as helping his agenda. "It would be so great if the Democrats and Republicans could get together, wrap their arms around it, and come up with something that everybody's happy with. It's so easy, but we won't get one Democrat vote, not one," Trump said on Fox News in an interview taped Friday that aired Sunday. "And if it was the greatest bill ever proposed in mankind, we wouldn't get a vote. And that's the terrible thing. So...
  • Charlie Daniels: The Current Atmosphere in This Nation Is Unsustainable

    06/20/2017 5:58:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies ^ | 6/20/2017 | charlie daniels
    But when you're willing to suspend the nation's business and indefinitely delay programs that are desperately needed for the welfare of the country just to keep a president from having a win, that's hate. Hate is a many-headed monster, fickle and deceptive, just as apt to turn on its instigator. There are many old and unturned stones that reflect badly on both major political parties in this nation, and if these numerous investigations persist, last long enough and dig deep enough, there could well be a lot of garbage slung on both sides of the aisle.
  • Dems threaten to bring Senate to a crawl over FBI firing

    05/10/2017 9:08:35 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 104 replies ^ | 5/10/17 | Jordain Carney
    Democrats are threatening to slow the Senate to a crawl in response to President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), the No. 2 Senate Democrat, launched the effort by objecting to the Senate GOP's routine request to allow 13 committee hearings to take place on Wednesday. "Because of the decision last night by the president of the United States to terminate the director of the FBI and the questions that its raised we gathered together, the Democratic senators on the floor, and listened as our leader at least suggested a path for us to follow...
  • Trump stirs pot with talk of blowing up Senate rules

    05/03/2017 11:55:57 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 31 replies ^ | May 3, 2017 | By Cody Derespina
    As a gridlocked Congress threatens to stall the legislative promises that catapulted him to office, President Trump has raised hackles on the Hill by suggesting longstanding Senate rules simply be scrapped to cripple Democratic opposition. Trump has twice in the past week railed against “archaic” Senate procedures – first in an interview with Fox News and then again on Twitter – seeming to suggest the legislative filibuster be ended to take advantage of Republicans’ control of Congress. “And maybe at some point we're going to have to take those rules on, because, for the good of the nation, things are...
  • Filibuster Gorsuch, Please

    03/24/2017 4:01:06 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 58 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 3/23/2017 | Staff
    Supreme Court: After Judge Neil Gorsuch spent 20 hours demonstrating that he is abundantly qualified to be a Supreme Court Justice, Democrats announced plans to filibuster his nomination. Good luck with that. By all accounts, Gorsuch put in a stellar performance in his confirmation hearing. Even the New York Times conceded that "if Democrats harbored any hope of raising doubts about Judge Gorsuch among Republicans, they came nowhere close." But as soon as the hearing ended, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced that he was going to filibuster the nomination anyway. Gorsuch, Schumer said, "was groomed by the Federalist Society...
  • Schumer: Democrats will filibuster Gorsuch nomination

    03/23/2017 8:11:43 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 250 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 23 | Ed O'Keefe, Robert Barnes and Ann E. Marimow
    As the Senate Judiciary Committee was hearing from witnesses for and against Judge Neil Gorsuch, his Supreme Court nomination was delivered a critical blow: Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) said he would join with other Democrats in filibustering Gorsuch — a move that would require at least 60 senators to vote to end debate on the nomination.
  • Trump Has Fewest Cabinet Secretaries Confirmed Since George Washington

    02/14/2017 9:21:17 AM PST · by Zakeet · 15 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | February 13, 2017 | Rob Bluey
    It took nearly a month, but President Donald Trump is finally operating with at least half of his Cabinet in place. Not since George Washington in 1789 has a newly elected president waited so long. [Snip] Why? Unprecedented delays and obstructionism on the part of Democrats have resulted in the most contentious confirmation process in U.S. history, according to a Washington Post analysis. No other president’s nominees have collectively faced similar opposition. And that’s just the 15 members of Trump’s Cabinet. Other top nominees, such as Rep. Mick Mulvaney to lead the Office of Management and Budget and Scott Pruitt...
  • Goodwin: The Democratic Party Has Lost Its Mind — And Its Soul

    02/08/2017 9:58:57 AM PST · by mandaladon · 26 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | 8 Feb 2017 | Michael Goodwin
    History was made Tuesday when Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote in the Senate to confirm Betsy DeVos as secretary of education. But the necessity of Pence’s vote reflected another kind of history, too: The decision by all Senate Democrats to reject DeVos marked a new low for the flailing party. Democrats claim to stand for the poor, immigrants and nonwhites. Yet given a chance to actually support someone who is dedicated to improving education for all America’s children, especially those trapped in urban failing schools, the Dems’ said no, hell no. Joined by two Republicans, they stood...
  • Sessions on track for confirmation over Democratic criticism

    02/08/2017 9:23:39 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 8, 2017 11:29 AM EST | Andrew Taylor
    The Republican-led Senate worked nonstop Wednesday toward a confirmation vote on Sen. Jeff Sessions, President Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general, who faced a firestorm of Democratic criticism over his record on civil rights and other issues. Democrats contended Sessions is too close to Trump, too harsh on immigrants, and weak on civil rights. They asserted he wouldn’t do enough to protect voting rights of minorities, protections for gay people, the right of women to procure abortions, and immigrants in the country illegally to receive due process. Still, the Alabama Republican was expected to prevail on a near party-line evening...
  • It is a disgrace that my full Cabinet is still not in place, the longest such delay in ...

    02/07/2017 5:39:22 PM PST · by SMGFan · 53 replies
    It is a disgrace that my full Cabinet is still not in place, the longest such delay in the history of our country. Obstruction by Democrats!
  • Throw Sand in the Gears of Everything [barf]

    01/30/2017 10:48:55 PM PST · by Enchante · 38 replies
    The Nation ^ | January 18, 2017 | Frances Fox Piven
    ...Most important, in our complex federal system, where the policies of the national government depend on cooperation by state and local authorities, these local movements have the potential to block initiatives by the incoming Trump regime.... ... Now the protests will have to aim not at winning, but at halting or foiling initiatives that threaten harm—either by redistributing wealth to the very top (the Trump tax and energy plans), or by eliminating existing political rights (the cancellation of DACA, the Obama executive order that protected undocumented-immigrant children, known as Dreamers), or by jeopardizing established protections and benefits (the looming prospect...
  • Virtually all Democrats poised to vote against remaining Trump Cabinet picks

    02/06/2017 1:16:51 PM PST · by mdittmar · 103 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 6,2017 | Ed O'Keefe
    Virtually all Democratic senators are expected to vote against President Trump’s picks to lead the departments of Education, Justice, Health and Human Services, Labor and Treasury and his top budget nominee — a historic rebuke of a first-term president’s top Cabinet nominees.

    02/06/2017 8:58:21 AM PST · by Ouderkirk · 67 replies ^ | 2/6/2017 | Bob Lonsberry
    Where does this end? The progressives’ rejection of the presidential election, the obstruction and social disruption – what is its purpose? Is this the Democrats in 1861, or the Bolsheviks in 1917? Four months after the Democrats warned that refusing to accept the outcome of the presidential election would tear the country apart, they are refusing to accept the outcome of the presidential election. In coordinated nationwide demonstrations, in random outbreaks of campus violence, in shrill denunciations and boycotts, a secession has taken place. A non-geographic civil war has seemingly been declared. In rejecting the outcome of an election in...
  • Use Senate rules to break Supreme Court filibuster

    01/31/2017 10:37:47 PM PST · by TBP · 60 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 30, 2017 | James I. Wallner
    Fortunately, invoking the nuclear option isn’t the only way a Senate majority can confirm a Supreme Court justice in the face of minority obstruction. In a recent Heritage Foundation paper, Ed Corrigan and I detail how Senate rules empower a majority to overcome a filibuster of a Supreme Court nominee — without having to invoke cloture or using the nuclear option. Specifically, a majority may use Rule XIX (the two-speech rule) to shorten the amount of time members are able to filibuster. This rule prohibits any senator from giving more than two speeches on any one question during the same...
  • GOP suspends Senate rule, muscles Trump picks through panel

    02/01/2017 8:35:59 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | February 1, 2017 | News services
    Republicans muscled through committee approval of President Donald Trump's nominees for Treasury and Health on Wednesday, suspending a key Senate rule in the latest escalation of partisan tensions in Congress. Democrats boycotted a Finance Committee meeting and Republicans responded by temporarily scuttling a rule requiring at least one Democrat to be present for votes. The committee then approved Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., to become Health secretary and financier Steve Mnuchin to be Treasury secretary by a pair of 14-0 votes. Democrats had been demanding time to ask more questions about both nominees. Democrats say there were unresolved questions about both...
  • Democrats Boycott Confirmation Of Trump Nominees, Blocking Mnuchin, Price Votes

    01/31/2017 9:34:07 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 102 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/31/17 | Tyler Durden
    Full out war between Democrats and the White House broke out today when Senate Democrats on Tuesday refused to attend a committee vote on two President Trump’s more controversial nominees, effectively delaying their consideration. Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee boycotted votes to advance Tom Price, Trump’s pick to head the Department of Health and Human Services, and Steven Mnuchin, his selection to head the Treasury Department. Since at least one democrat must be on present for the vote to be held, the move will effectively delay and potentially prevent the confirmation votes on Mnuchin and Price. The duo is...
  • Senator Tim Kaine: Public Outcry Will Help Democrats Do Their Jobs

    Senator Tim Kaine: Public Outcry Will Help Democrats Do Their Jobs