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  • Springfield Bishop Reaffirms No Communion for Durbin

    02/22/2018 7:08:32 PM PST · by PBRCat · 11 replies
    Springfield Journal Register ^ | February 22, 2018 | Bernard Schoenberg
    Bishop Thomas John Paprocki of the Springfield Roman Catholic diocese has reaffirmed that U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, should not be allowed to receive Holy Communion because of a recent vote on an abortion issue. According to a statement issued by Paprocki on Feb. 13, Durbin was among 14 Catholic members of the U.S. Senate who voted against a bill that would have prohibited abortions starting at 20 weeks after fertilization. The bill, dubbed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, on Jan. 29 got only 51 of a needed 60 votes to move forward in the Senate. “Because his voting...
  • 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.
  • Mitt Romney jumps out to big lead in U.S. Senate race, poll shows

    02/21/2018 12:34:41 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 58 replies
    Desert News ^ | February 20, 2018 | Dennis Romboy
    SALT LAKE CITY — Mitt Romney became the instant front-runner when he announced his U.S. Senate campaign last week, as a new poll shows him with a commanding lead four days into the race. A Utahpolicy.com poll released Tuesday shows 60 percent of Utahns would vote for the former Massachusetts governor among declared and possible candidates for the office. Only Democratic Salt Lake County Councilwoman Jenny Wilson polled in double digits, with a meager 14 percent. Libertarian Craig Bowden and Rep. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, who has not entered the race, fared the best among the rest at 3 percent and...
  • Grassley, Dems step up battle over judicial nominees

    02/19/2018 4:16:21 PM PST · by SMGFan · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 19, 2018
    The battle between Senate Democrats and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) over the “blue-slip rule” escalated this week, after another one of President Trump’s judicial nominees advanced without the approval of both of their home-state senators The blue-slip rule — which Democrats describe as a long-running Senate tradition Grassley has taken to ignore — has become a flashpoint for members on the Judiciary Committee. The committee has been tasked with considering the slew of nominees from the Trump administration, many of which have been controversial. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the committee’s top Democrat, said that Grassley’s decision to...
  • Blackburn: My Senate Run Is Irrevocable and I'll Beat Corker If He Changes His Mind

    02/19/2018 8:39:42 AM PST · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 19, 2018 | Leah Barkoukis
    There may be rumblings that Sen. Bob Corker may not retire after all, but that doesn’t faze Rep. Marsha Blackburn, who’s staying in the race regardless of what he decides. More than that, however, she’s confident about her prospects of winning. “I am running, and I’m going to win,” the congresswoman told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt on Friday. “I think what Tennesseans want to see, Hugh, is a true conservative in the U.S. Senate. They want to see somebody there that is going to back Donald Trump and his agenda.” Politico recently reported that Corker is “listening” to...
  • Duckworth using pregnancy to educate male-dominated Senate

    02/18/2018 9:05:09 AM PST · by Mandingo Conservative · 37 replies
    MSN/AP ^ | 2/18/18 | LAURIE KELLMAN,
    Duckworth, one of 22 women in the Senate, has the experience to give her policy advice and criticisms of President Donald Trump an especially authoritative edge. His demand for a military parade? "Our troops in danger overseas don't need a show of bravado, they need steady leadership," she said...Breaking down barriers is nothing new for Sen. Tammy Duckworth, and that's the way she likes it...she'll be the first senator to give birth while in office...And so, along with her legislative and political goals, the Illinois Democrat is adding a new one: educating the tradition-bound Senate on creating a workplace that...
  • Trump Should Get Behind Romney’s Candidacy, McConnell Says

    02/18/2018 5:39:11 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 116 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 02/17/2018 | Jonathan Martin
    WASHINGTON — Senator Mitch McConnell said in an interview on Friday afternoon that President Trump should rally behind the Senate candidacy of Mitt Romney despite his blistering criticism in 2016, arguing that Mr. Romney’s potent bid was an illustration of the Republican Party’s improving fortunes entering a challenging midterm campaign. “I can’t imagine that he’s not,” Mr. McConnell said when asked whether Mr. Trump was comfortable with Mr. Romney, who on Friday made official his long-expected candidacy for a Senate seat from Utah. “We don’t want to lose the seat, and this looks like a pretty formidable candidate.” Mr. McConnell,...
  • Romney as Senate candidate promises not to ‘sit and wait’ on school shootings

    02/18/2018 4:52:25 AM PST · by C19fan · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 17, 2018 | Alicia Cohn
    Mitt Romney, after announcing his Republican bid for Senate in Utah, called for “action” following the Florida high school shooting that left 17 dead. Romney called the shooting “senseless, debased evil.” “I think we can’t just sit and wait and hope for things to get better,” the former GOP presidential candidate said, according to The Salt Lake Tribune. “It is wrong and unacceptable for children in our schools to fear for their lives.”
  • Mitt Romney announces bid for U.S. Senate in Utah

    02/16/2018 6:28:45 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 110 replies
    NBC News ^ | February 16, 2018 | Adam Edelman
    Mitt Romney, the GOP’s presidential candidate in 2012 and a former governor of Massachusetts, announced Friday that he would run for U.S. Senate in Utah. “I have decided to run for United States Senate because I believe I can help bring Utah’s values and Utah’s lessons to Washington,” Romney said in a video announcing his bid. “Given all that America faces, we feel that this is the right time for me to serve our state and our country,” he said. Romney pointed to Utah's balanced budget and trade surplus as examples of the state's strengths, comparing them with Washington's debt...
  • Senate rejects centrist immigration bill after Trump veto threat

    02/15/2018 1:07:10 PM PST · by Innovative · 77 replies
    The Hill ^ | Feb. 15, 2018 | Jordain Carney
    The Senate on Thursday rejected immigration legislation crafted by centrists in both parties after President Trump threatened to veto the bill if it made it to his desk. In a 54-45 vote, the Senate failed to advance the legislation from eight Republican, seven Democratic and one Independent senators. It needed 60 votes to overcome a procedural hurdle.
  • Democrats fume as GOP ignores Senate tradition to approve Trump's judicial nominee

    02/15/2018 11:41:40 AM PST · by Liberty7732 · 34 replies
    Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday angrily protested Chairman Chuck Grassley's decision to vote on one of President Trump’s nominees to a federal appeals court position, over objections from a Democratic senator from the nominee's home state. Under Senate tradition, home-state senators have had the right to delay or veto nominees before they are taken up in committee, and the process has started only after these senators have returned their "blue slip" on the nominee. But on Thursday, Grassley's committee ignored that tradition and approved the nomination of Michael Brennan of Wisconsin to the 7th U.S. Circuit Court...
  • Elizabeth Warren disingenuously doubles down defending her fake Indian heritage claims

    02/15/2018 9:26:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/15//2018 | Thomas Lifson
    President Trump's needling of Senator Elizabeth Warren's unsupported claim to Native American ancestry has hit its mark.  Yesterday, the Massachusetts senator made an unannounced appearance before the National Congress of American Indians, the oldest national organization that claims to represent the interests of Native Americans, and repeated her previously debunked claims in a particularly offensive manner. The reliably progressive Boston Globe covered the speech with a straight face: Warren did not apologize for her undocumented claims that her mother's family had Cherokee blood – instead, reaffirming: "My mother's family was part Native American.  And my daddy's parents were bitterly opposed to their relationship.  So,...
  • Senators Strike Bipartisan Deal on Immigration Despite Veto Threat

    02/14/2018 6:56:47 PM PST · by Innovative · 55 replies
    NY Times ^ | Feb. 14, 2018 | SHERYL GAY STOLBERG and MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    A broad bipartisan group of senators reached agreement Wednesday on a narrow rewrite of the nation’s immigration laws that would bolster border security and resolve the fate of the so-called Dreamers, even as President Trump suggested he would veto any plan that does not adhere to his harder-line approach. Their compromise legislation sets up a clash pitting the political center of the Senate against Mr. Trump and the Republican congressional leadership. Senators in both parties have been racing against a self-imposed end-of-the-week deadline to write legislation that could win wide support by increasing border security while at the same time...
  • Declassified Susan Rice Email: Obama Contemplated Hiding Russia Intel from Incoming Trump (trunc)

    02/13/2018 3:58:07 AM PST · by smileyface · 115 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Feb 12 2018 | Ian Mason
    Two leading Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee released a redacted top secret email Monday that Obama administration National Security Advisor Susan Rice appears to have sent herself just minutes after President Donald Trump took office. The email contains Rice’s impressions from a January 5, 2017 meeting on “Russian hacking during the 2016 presidential election” between then-President Barack Obama, then-FBI Director James Comey, and “intelligence community leadership.” According to Rice, President Obama and Comey had a “follow-on conversation” after the formal meeting during which Obama told Comey that “from a national security perspective” he wanted “to be sure that, as...
  • Bipartisan Senate group says they have immigration deal

    02/14/2018 9:17:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 92 replies
    MSN via THE HILL ^ | 02/14/2018 | Jordain Carney
    A bipartisan group of senators on Wednesday said they have reached an immigration deal as lawmakers try to break a logjam on the Senate's debate. "It's going to be ready today. It's going to be ready today," Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) told reporters after a closed-door meeting. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), who was also in the meeting, confirmed that they would be releasing an agreement on Wednesday saying members were working to "tidy up the language." But members remained tight-lipped about the content of the deal and if it would line up with President Trump's demands that any agreement include...
  • Mitt Romney to announce Senate run Thursday on social media

    02/14/2018 6:49:38 AM PST · by C19fan · 107 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 14, 2018 | David M. Drucker
    Mitt Romney will launch his Utah Senate campaign Thursday morning with a low key announcement on social media, and will make his first public appearance a day later near Salt Lake City with a keynote address to a gathering of grassroots Republicans.
  • GOP senators to introduce immigration plan mirroring Trump framework

    02/11/2018 9:56:54 PM PST · by Theoria · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11 Feb 2018 | Jordain Carney
    A group of GOP senators are preparing to introduce an immigration plan that lines up with President Trump's framework as the Senate barrels toward a heated debate over the issue. Seven GOP senators, led by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), will file the bill, known as the Secure and Succeed Act, on Monday. "Our proposal is supported by the President, who’s come a long way to reach a compromise. This is the only Senate proposal that has any chance of passing the House and being signed into law," Grassley said in a statement. The legislation mirrors Trump's framework by offering a...
  • Rand Paul Stands Tall

    02/10/2018 10:24:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2018 | Jeff Crouere
    Thank God for U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY). At least there is one politician in the United States Senate who is concerned about deficit spending.On Thursdaynight, he led a lonely crusade against a two-year $400 billion spending bill that balloons the budget and massively increases the federal debt by over $1 trillion. Paul continued the fight for hours, forcing a very brief government shutdown, and providing much needed attention to the spending habits of our federal government.On the Senate floor, Paul, revealed the real problem was “Republicans hand-in-hand with Democrats offering us trillion-dollar deficits.” He said that the goal of...
  • Senate 2018: Republicans Still Have Plenty of Targets Democrats need all the breaks to win majority

    02/09/2018 3:40:20 PM PST · by SMGFan · 17 replies
    — Republicans have better than 50-50 odds to hold control of the U.S. Senate even in the event of a Democratic wave in November. — The reason is the map: Including the two independents who caucus with them, the Democrats are defending 26 of the 34 seats being contested this fall, which is the most lopsided Senate map any party has faced in a midterm since 1938. Five of the Democratic seats are in states that Donald Trump won in landslides, and another five are in states he won. — Because the map is so good for Republicans, it is...
  • The Senate Budget Deal Proves Republicans Love Government Spending

    02/09/2018 8:37:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Reason ^ | 02/09/2018 | Veronique de Rugby
    Warning: This post contains numbers that may upset anyone who dreams of a smaller government. With the Senate budget deal announced yesterday, congressional Republicans have proved that they aren't merely big spenders: They bear primary responsibility for Washington's complete lack of fiscal responsibility. At the same time, they have reaffirmed the fact that bipartisanship means a determination to spend us into oblivion. The bipartisan budget deal that the senators proclaimed so proudly yesterday would add $300 billion over two years to discretionary spending, not counting emergency funds and other add-ons. It would yet again burst the budget caps that Republicans...