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  • Ben Sasse re-introduces 'Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act' ahead of March for Life....

    01/16/2019 9:02:20 PM PST · by caww · 21 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 1/16/2019 | Becket Adams
    Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., this week reintroduced his Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, a move that comes just days before the official start of the 37th annual March for Life. “Everybody loves babies, and that love has nothing to do with politics and everything to do with just having a heart,” the Republican senator said in a statement. It added, “This legislation is an opportunity for Congress to find consensus built on common sense, compassion, science, and a simple fact: every baby deserves a fighting chance at life. Providing care for newborns is more important than partisan political divides. Every...
  • OPINION: New Year, New Congress, Same Old Romney

    01/13/2019 4:07:32 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 10, 2019 | Noah Wall
    Ronald Reagan’s “Eleventh Commandment” reads, “Thou shalt not speak ill of another Republican.” The former president’s sage advice went ignored once again last week by the freshman Utah Senator Mitt Romney when he published his anti-Trump oped in The Washington Post. Romney didn’t have a problem accepting Donald Trump’s endorsement for Senate to get the job in the first place, but hey, that’s politics, right? Like most positions Mitt Romney takes, I guess he was against Trump before he was okay with Trump before he was against him again. Romney lamented in his article that the president hasn’t changed his...
  • Fusion GPS-Linked Group Worked With Tech Company Tied To Russian ‘False Flag’ Operation

    01/10/2019 10:34:02 PM PST · by Trump_the_Evil_Left · 35 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 10, 2019 | Chuck Ross
    A non-profit group linked to Fusion GPS has ties to a cybersecurity firm recently implicated in a self-described “false flag” operation in the Alabama Senate race. The Democracy Integrity Project, which works with Fusion GPS and dossier author Christopher Steele, partnered before the 2018 midterms with New Knowledge, an Austin-based firm that has been tied to an operation that created fake Russian bots in Alabama’s December 2017 special election. New Knowledge recently produced a report for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and TDIP’s founder was in contact with two Democrats from the committee. A nonprofit group linked to Fusion...
  • Senate passes Voice vote S 24. Provides for compensation of Federal and other government employees

    01/10/2019 3:23:43 PM PST · by Voluntaryist · 21 replies
    S. 24 (A bill to provide for the compensation of federal and other government employees affected by lapses in appropriations). The bill was passed by voice vote.
  • Democrats shut down the Senate

    01/10/2019 2:19:04 PM PST · by Liberty7732 · 39 replies
    Senate Democrats on Thursday began a “blockade” of all legislation after Senate Republicans refused to consider two House-passed bills that would fund partially shut down government agencies without money for a border wall. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Thursday morning blocked the two bills that were introduced by the two Democratic senators from Maryland, where thousands of federal government workers reside. Democrats made it clear afterward that they wouldn't agree to take up any bills other than those to reopen the government. “It’s my commitment to my federal workers and our country that the first order of business...
  • McConnell blocks Senate Democrats move to reopen the government

    01/10/2019 11:43:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | 01/10/2019 | By Clare Foran and Ted Barrett, CNN
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocked a move by Senate Democrats on Thursday to get the chamber to vote on spending bills to reopen the government on day 20 of the ongoing partial shutdown. In a back-and-forth on the Senate floor, Senate Democrats, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, on Thursday called for the Senate to take up legislation advanced by House Democrats to reopen shuttered parts of the federal government and argued that parts of the federal government not related to the border wall should be re-opened immediately as negotiations continue over the border wall, but Senate Majority Leader...
  • 5 Senators Reintroduce Wall Act to Fully Fund Border Wall

    01/09/2019 9:03:51 AM PST · by rktman · 64 replies ^ | 1/9/2019 | Michelle Moons
    Five Republican Senators reintroduced the WALL Act Tuesday, a bill to fully fund a wall along the U.S. southern border. “Their legislation, first introduced last December, is also the first bill that will fund the wall by identifying specific funding sources,” read a Tuesday announcement from the five senators. The five are Senators are Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Mike Rounds (R-SD), John Kennedy (R-LA), Ted Cruz (R-TX), and Bill Cassidy (R-LA)
  • No Sleeves, No Bible, No Problem: This Is How You Take The Oath Of Office In 2019 (BARF ALERT)

    01/05/2019 12:33:15 PM PST · by SaveFerris · 66 replies ^ | Refinery29 | Natalie Gontcharova
    It was quite a Moment when the anti-LGBTQ+ Mike Pence swore in Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona as the country's first bisexual senator on Thursday. Not only did Sinema show up in an unforgettable Marilyn Monroe-meets Elle Woods-meets blonde Miss Frizzle outfit, but she swore on a law book containing the U.S. Constitution rather than a Bible. The book included the texts of the U.S. and Arizona constitutions, according to The Arizona Republic. "Kyrsten always gets sworn in on a Constitution simply because of her love for the Constitution," her spokesperson John LaBombard told the newspaper. ... "While the number of...
  • The Path to Give California 12 Senators, and Vermont Just One (barf alert)

    01/05/2019 5:13:44 AM PST · by Impy · 100 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 1-2-2019 | Eric W. Orts
    In 1995, Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan declared, “Sometime in the next century the United States is going to have to address the question of apportionment in the Senate.” Perhaps that time has come. Today the voting power of a citizen in Wyoming, the smallest state in terms of population, is about 67 times that of a citizen in the largest state of California, and the disparities among the states are only increasing. The situation is untenable.
  • Pat Roberts set to announce whether he will pursue reelection (Update: He Isn't)

    01/04/2019 9:35:25 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/4/19 | Lisa Hagen
    Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) will make an announcement Friday afternoon about whether he’ll run for a fifth term in 2020, according to multiple media reports. Roberts, who has served in Congress since the 1980s, will make an announcement about his political future at the Kansas Department of Agriculture, the reports noted. He will be 84 by the 2020 election
  • The Senate Will Not Waste Its Time Considering a Democrat Bill Which the President Won’t Sign

    01/02/2019 6:41:00 PM PST · by SmokingJoe · 40 replies
    TheGatewayPundit ^ | January 2, 2019 | Cristina Laila
    Full Title : McConnell Thumps Pelosi: The Senate Will Not Waste Its Time Considering a Democrat Bill Which the President Won’t Sign (VIDEO)McConnell said the Senate won’t even consider legislation passed by the House Democrats this week because it won’t include border wall funding. “Democrats will have to get serious about border security so that a government funding agreement can pass the House, earn 60 votes in the Senate, and receive a presidential signature,” McConnell said, adding, “All three of these things are needed. One partisan vote in the House won’t solve anything.” “As I’ve said consistently for the last...
  • Dying Harry Reid on Trump: He’s Amoral, Has No Conscience

    01/02/2019 4:43:54 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 114 replies
    DB ^ | 2 JAN 19 | staff
    Harry Reid, the former Senate Majority Leader who is suffering from pancreatic cancer, has given a rare interview in which he compares a “weird” President Trump unfavorably to mafia bosses who “are really good with what they do.” He told The New York Times: “Trump is an interesting person. He is not immoral but is amoral. Amoral is when you shoot someone in the head, it doesn’t make a difference. No conscience.” When the writer Mark Leibovich suggested there was a hint of grudging respect in Reid’s words, he added: “I think he is without question the worst president we’ve...
  • Mitt Romney bids to become Trump's Senate nemesis now that Flake and Corker are leaving

    01/02/2019 7:20:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/02/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    Mitt Romney wants America to know that he is a much better person than that icky fellow in the White House.  Taking to the pages of the Trump-hating Washington Post, he kicks off the year he joins the Senate with an attack on his party's leader: The Trump presidency made a deep descent in December.  The departures of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly, the appointment of senior persons of lesser experience, the abandonment of allies who fight beside us, and the president's thoughtless claim that America has long been a "sucker" in world affairs all defined his presidency...
  • Cash-rich Schumer gets caught exploiting the interns

    12/25/2018 12:45:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    American ^ | December 25, 2018 | Monica Showalter
    Has anyone been louder in advocating for a higher minimum wage than New York's Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer? He's bellowed that minimum wages should be raised to at least $12 an hour, attempting to shame Republicans for opposing him, by calling it, (kid you not), "a moral issue," as he put it. He's pretty much defined the Democratic Party in the minds of voters by his hammerings on the minimum wage. Then he went and put out an ad calling for unpaid interns. According to the New York Post: WASHINGTON – Sen. Schumer listed job openings for unpaid interns — but...
  • The Senate Tosses Its Budget Salad: Hold the Dressing

    12/22/2018 5:10:28 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 18 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 12*22*18 | MOTUS
    Gee, the suspense is killing me. Will the Senate pass a Continuing Resolution with a whole $5 billion earmarked for a border wall? Allow me to end the speculation: no, they won’t. And I can’t even believe we’re talking about “shutting the government down” over a rounding error in the federal budget.So despite being in favor of border security before they were against it, the Democrats will vote, as a block, against it and the majority Senate Republicans, as blockheads, will ensure its defeat. The world has gone mad. So once we “shut down the government” – as if anyone could...
  • Did Lady Justice Just Get Bitten By a Wolfe? You Decide.

    12/21/2018 2:29:39 PM PST · by Revel · 4 replies
    QuodVerum ^ | 12/21/18 | REX
    By-sheer-coincidence, the judges who managed the Wolfe docket in the District Court of Columbia are all hardline Democrats. As Rex explains, a cynic could argue that Lady Justice never stood a chance. As we now know, James Wolfe, the veteran security chief of the Senate Intelligence Committee (SSCI), received a sentence of just two months for 'lying to the FBI', which now appears to be the 'go to' felony for the Department of Justice, when it wants to frame people, or cover up corruption. It's an astonishingly lenient outcome for Wolfe, who in March 2017 either conspired with others, or...
  • Live: Senate votes on government funding bill with $5B for border wall

    12/21/2018 10:48:16 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 155 replies
    LIVE on the Senate floor: Senators debate the short-term funding bill passed by the House last night. If the bill fails, it will trigger a government shutdown just before the Christmas holiday.
  • Mitch McConnell Rejects Trump Call for ‘Nuclear Option’ to Fund the Wall

    12/21/2018 10:07:28 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 161 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Dec 2018 | by Sean Moran
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) rejected President Donald Trump’s call to partially fund the border wall with a simple majority vote on Friday, suggesting not enough Senate Republicans support the measure. President Trump called on McConnell to use the “nuclear option,” or switch to a simple majority vote in the Senate, to pass the continuing resolution (CR) that would partially fund the border wall...
  • Trump calls for 'nuclear option' to ram border wall funding through the Senate

    12/21/2018 7:19:54 AM PST · by Steve1999 · 75 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2018-12-21 21:00 | Pete Kasperowicz
    President Trump on Friday called on the Senate to change the rules so Republicans can pass a bill funding his border wall over the objections of Senate Democrats. "Mitch, use the Nuclear Option and get it done!" Trump said on Twitter. "Our Country is counting on you!" Trump's tweet was a call for the Senate to change the rules so that only a simple majority is needed to advance legislation to a final vote, instead of the usual 60-vote threshold that requires some level of bipartisanship.
  • Schumer: House-passed border wall bill dead in the Senate

    12/20/2018 5:27:50 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 120 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/20/18 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) says a House-passed spending bill providing $5.7 billion for a border wall is dead-on-arrival in the Senate, signaling raising odds of a partial government shutdown. “The bill that’s on the floor of the House, everyone knows, will not pass the Senate,” Schumer said moments before the House voted in support on the measure. He accused Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) of “cynically” putting the bill on the House floor “knowing it can’t pass the Senate.” “Everyone knows it can’t pass the Senate. It’s a cynical attempt to just...