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  • Senate Democrats dispute Obama's decision on Israel boycotts

    02/26/2016 12:23:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 26, 2016 3:06 PM EST | Richard Lardner
    Senate Democrats have opened a rare public feud with President Barack Obama over a congressional effort to discourage America's trading partners from targeting Israel with politically motivated boycotts and sanctions. Minority Leader Harry Reid and other Democrats voiced their objections to Obama's decision not to implement provisions in a trade law that instructs U.S. negotiators to protect Israel from being punished economically for its treatment of Palestinians. [...] Obama is opposed to the boycott movement and has pledged to fight it "as long as I am president." But his administration took issue with part of the bill that it said...
  • Two Broken Clocks Are Right Twice A Day

    08/07/2015 6:32:38 AM PDT · by MikeSteelBe · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/07/2015 | Self
    This is very interesting.
  • Senate Democrats Face Long Minority

    11/19/2014 10:11:21 AM PST · by right-wing agnostic · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 19, 2014 | Bruce Walker
    Recently I wrote about the prospects of Democrats facing a long minority in the House of Representatives. The same is true of the Senate. Democrats have tried to put a brave face on the 2014 results, noting that in 2016 the Senate map will favor their party, when the Senate Class of 2010 – the Republican landslide midterm – face voters. A review of those races, however, suggests that some states may in a good year be able to gain three seats – Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin – but the other imagined “tough race” for Republicans would require a Democrat...
  • Senate Dems in doomed push to limit campaign funds

    09/08/2014 4:29:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 8, 2014 6:52 PM EDT | Alan Fram
    Senate Democrats started their campaign-season drive Monday for a constitutional amendment aimed at curbing special interests’ financial clout in elections, a doomed effort the party hopes will help them make a populist appeal to voters. The measure would allow Congress and the states to limit the money raised and spent in election campaigns by outside groups, candidates and others, curbs that the Supreme Court has weakened in recent years. It has no chance of winning the two-thirds majority needed to clear the Senate, let alone even being considered by the Republican-run House. Democrats brought the measure to the Senate floor...
  • Fidgety Democrats: These Obamacare 'Fixes' Aren't Sufficient

    12/12/2013 6:51:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | December 12, 2013 | Guy Benson
    When the Obama administration declared "fixed" earlier this month, the announcement spawned a flurry of media reports about Congressional Democrats' fears being allayed by the news. As an aside, the website's technical troubles are hardly a thing of the past, for reasons we'll discuss below -- but the front end experience has been substantially improved. Ron Fournier wondered just how long jittery Democrats would be appeased. The detente appears to have lasted less than one week: Senate Democrats facing tough reelections say President Obama has not done enough to fix the botched rollout of his healthcare law and are...
  • Targeting Apple

    05/23/2013 9:34:42 AM PDT · by National Review · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | May 23, 2013 | National Review
    By The Editors At a Senate committee hearing on Tuesday, federal lawmakers hauled in America’s most successful corporation to investigate why it had so precisely followed the laws those solons have passed.
  • Panic: Democrats Fear Another Obamacare Backlash

    04/29/2013 8:42:37 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 32 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Apr. 29, 2013 | Guy Benson
    Within months of Democrats ramming through Obamacare without a single Republican vote, the American people responded, pummeling the president's party at the polls. Republicans gained 63 seats in the House, six United States Senators, six governorships, and nearly 700 seats in state legislatures nationwide. Conservatives had their temporary political revenge, we were told, but Democrats would get the last laugh because Obamacare was sure to become more popular once Republicans' scurrilous smears against the law were shown to be false. How's that working out? Democratic senators, at a caucus meeting with White House officials, expressed concerns on Thursday about how...
  • Dave Camp and the Charge of the Republican Light-Headed Brigade

    04/25/2013 3:43:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | April 25, 2013 | Hugh Hewitt
    Political and policy fiasco alert: The GOP Chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee is gearing up to waste the House Republican Majority's energy, time and political goodwill on a doomed-to-fail scheme that conservative realists know cannot emerge from Congress. The price of pursuing this strategy will be the loss of many good and necessary initiatives that could get done, initiatives that could unify and energize the voting public behind an expanded GOP House majority in 2014 and gains in the Senate as well. The consequence of this strategic blunder could be the loss of the House majority. Everybody...
  • House Passes Ryan Budget, 221-207

    03/21/2013 2:22:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | March 21, 2013 | Guy Benson
    The Republican-held House of Representatives has passed Paul Ryan's FY 2014 budget, as well as the final version of a "continuing resolution" that will fund the federal government through the end of the current fiscal year.  The latter item locked into place the reduced spending baseline established by the sequester.  It does not defund Obamacare, although the GOP FY 2014 budget does.  As I wrote earlier, the House rejected a trio of Democratic alternative budgets yesterday, including the Senate Democrats' offering -- which raises taxes by $1.5 trillion, increases overall spending, adds $7 trillion in new deficits and never balances....
  • Ryan’s Plan Deserves Kudos, Not Boos

    03/14/2013 5:20:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | March 14, 2013 | Bob Barr
    Yesterday, Paul Ryan, Republican Chairman of the House Budget Committee, unveiled his plan that would balance the federal budget within one decade. Considering that the nation’s debt (not including the huge future cost of major entitlement programs) is now approaching $17 trillion, one might think political leaders in Washington, D.C. would consider such a proposal. On the Democratic side of the aisle, however, there is no interest whatsoever in taking such a constructive approach. Democrats in both houses of the Congress and the Obama Administration, along with many media-based pundits, began to loudly criticize the Ryan proposal even before it...
  • Report: Senate Democrats' Budget Hikes Taxes by $1 Trillion, Never Balances

    03/12/2013 6:32:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | March 12, 2013 | Guy Benson
    Raise your hand if you're surprised by any of this:   Senate Democrats are drafting a federal budget blueprint that would raise nearly $1 trillion in new taxes over the next decade and slice roughly $1 trillion more from projected spending, according to Democratic aides familiar with the document. But the framework would never bring the budget into balance, potentially putting Democrats on the defensive as Washington enters a new phase in the ongoing battle over the swollen national debt. This week, both parties are scheduled to unveil competing visions for the 10-year period that begins Oct. 1. House Republicans...
  • Miracle: Senate Democrats' Budget to Drop Next Week?

    03/05/2013 4:53:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | March 5, 2013 | Guy Benson
    The last time Democrats in the United States Senate adhered to the law and put forward an annual budget was back in calendar year 2009, just after the last presidential election.  Now that another major national electoral contest is in the rearview mirror, it appears that Harry Reid's motley crew is preparing to make good on their magnanimous pledge to actually do their jobs this year.  Via a senior Republican source at the Senate Budget Committee:   We expect to mark up a Senate Democrat budget next week. We don’t have a date, we don’t know details such as whether...
  • Again: Obama Misses Another Budget Deadline

    02/04/2013 5:07:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | February 4, 2013 | Guy Benson
    We've known this failure was forthcoming for some time, but it's still worth flagging for several reasons, which we'll get to momentarily.  First, the basics:   Monday marked the deadline set in law for President Obama to submit a budget, but he missed it — making this the fourth time in his five years in office that he's failed to submit the blueprint on time. That makes his record equal to the three previous presidents combined, who spanned 20 years in office. This year, Mr. Obama blamed the late passage of his tax increase deal early last month. "Because these issues were not...
  • Here Comes the Cliff

    12/24/2012 12:15:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | December 24, 2012 | Michael Barone
    Last week, Republicans proved they are not a governing party. Next week we will see whether Democrats are. A governing party would have, reluctantly, passed Speaker John Boehner's Plan B, which would have preserved the current tax rates on everyone with incomes under $1 million. Passage would have put Senate Democrats on the spot, since they voted for a similar measure in 2010. They might have engaged in negotiations with Boehner that could have been more productive than his negotiations with Barack Obama this month and in the summer of 2011. Then, as Bob Woodward reports in his book "The...
  • Senate Democrats: Um, Let's "Postpone" Obamacare's Medical Device Tax

    12/12/2012 4:04:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies ^ | December 11, 2012 | Guy Benson
    What a pity.  If only someone had demonstrated the foresight to warn against the destructive consequences of Obamacare's medical device tax, they might have helped turn public sentiment sharply against the law prior to passage.  Oh, that's right, conservatives did -- and the American people rose up in opposition.  Now, the very actors who are most responsible for ignoring public demands and jamming through Obamacare are trying to "delay" or repeal a major element of their law, warning that it could stifle medical innovation and kill jobs.  Welcome to the party, guys.  You're about two years too late:   U.S....
  • "Negotiating," Democrat-Style

    11/29/2012 4:03:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | November 29, 2012 | Guy Benson
    The White House has been hyping its #My2K Twitter hashtag in an attempt to galvanize supporters to contact their Congressional representatives to demand action to avert the fiscal cliff.  The administration estimates that unless Congress moves, the average family's tax bill will jump by more than $2,000, starting on the first of January.  The implication, of course, is that Republicans are once again standing in the way of resolving this problem.  Show of hands -- as the media breathlessly follows every minor twist and turn of these negotiations, how many of you have seen this fact reported?   .@barackobama's #My2K shenanigans ignore...
  • Obama's Libya Lies Collapse: Senate Democrats Demand Answers

    09/27/2012 8:25:23 PM PDT · by Justaham · 125 replies ^ | 9/27/12 | John Nolte
    The wheels appear to be coming off a two week attempt by the Obama Administration to cover up its fatal security failures at our consulate in Libya and to cover up the very fact that this was a successful pre-planned terrorist attack that cost four American lives, including that of our Libyan Ambassador, Christopher Stevens. Not only has the scandal picked up steam in the mainstream press (Jake Tapper's ABC News report tonight is a must-watch), but high-ranking members of the President's own party are now demanding answers. This includes the man most often cited as a likely Secretary of...
  • Today Marks 1200th Day Since Senate Dems Have Passed a Budget

    08/11/2012 7:57:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | August 11, 2012 | Leah Barkoukis
    It’s very fitting that the same day Mitt Romney chose a fiscal and budgetary guru as his VP also marks the 1200th day since Senate Democrats have passed a budget. The debt accumulated during that time? Oh, a mere $5 trillion. On Friday, Senate Budget Committee Republicans released this infographic to make it clear:     The Weekly Standard has the scoop:  In a joint statement, Senate Budget Committee ranking member Jeff Sessions and House Budget Committee chair Paul Ryan mark the milestone. “Tomorrow marks another disappointing record for the United States Senate: Senate Majority Leader Reid and his Democrat...
  • Senate Democrats: 1,000 Days of Pure Fail

    01/24/2012 3:38:53 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | January 24, 2012 | Guy Benson
    As our intrepid president prepares to lecture Congressional Republicans for rudely refusing to sign on to every last element of his astonishingly irresponsible tax-and-spend agenda, Senate Democrats can rest assured that Obama will spare them the humiliation of mentioning today's truly pathetic anniversary.  Yes, January 24, 2012, marks the one-thousandth day since the United States Senate -- controlled by Democrats since 2007 -- last introduced a budget.  Harry Reid's crew evidently couldn't care less that passing annual fiscal blueprints is a statutory requirement.  To explain away their intentional negligence, Democrats have attempted to (surprise!) blame Republicans for obstructing the process. ...
  • Senate Fails to Advance Democratic Jobs Measure for Teachers, First Responders

    10/20/2011 7:41:16 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 109 replies · 1+ views
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  • Dems Rejected Obama's Jobs Bill, but AP Blames the GOP Nonetheless

    10/11/2011 1:08:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Rush ^ | October 11, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: From the Associated Press: "President Barack Obama’s jobs bill, facing a critical test in the Senate, appears likely to die at the hands of Republicans." It was never meant to live, you people at the AP. But, see, this is exactly -- I hate being right sometimes -- this is exactly what I told you the purpose of that whole jobs bill was. It is the Democrats who can't pass this bill. It's the Democrats who don't have the votes. It was Mitch McConnell's idea to push for a quick vote on this. He wanted to illustrate...
  • Jubilant Senate Dems ready to pass health care

    12/23/2009 10:38:30 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 37 replies · 995+ views
    Associated Press ^ | December 23, 2009 | Erica Werner
    Exultant Senate Democrats prepared to deliver a Christmas Eve win to President Barack Obama with passage of landmark health care legislation that would extend coverage to 30 million Americans. Powerless to stop it, Republicans stepped up their attacks, contending the sweeping bill threatened to harm Medicare and add billions to the deficit. "Tomorrow the Senate will vote on a bill that makes a bad situation worse," Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, said on the Senate floor Wednesday, the 24th day of debate on the 10-year, nearly $1 trillion bill. "This bill slid rapidly down the slippery slope to more and more...
  • Senate Democrats Consider Tactic to Push Through Government Health Plan

    08/23/2009 8:04:24 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 76 replies · 4,006+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 24, 2009 | Robert Pear
    Senate Democrats said Sunday that they were fleshing out plans to pass health legislation, particularly the option of a new government-run insurance program, with a simple majority, instead of the 60 votes that would ordinarily be needed to overcome a filibuster. After consulting experts in Senate rules and procedure, the Democrats said they were increasingly confident that they could legislate creation of a public plan in a way that would withstand challenges expected from Republicans. Appearing Sunday on the NBC News program “Meet the Press,” Senator Charles E. Schumer of New York, the third-ranking Democrat in the Senate, said a...
  • President Gives Senate Democrats a Pep Talk (barf)

    08/04/2009 2:01:11 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 21 replies · 1,034+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 4, 2009 | Robert Pear
    Democratic senators went to the White House on Tuesday to join President Obama in celebrating his 48th birthday and to plot strategy to pass a comprehensive health bill that would offer affordable insurance to nearly all Americans. When Democratic leaders left the meeting, they gave a rosy, upbeat account of the lunch, which apparently featured a big dish of bipartisanship, along with salad and rockfish. The Senate Democratic leader, Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, said there was “absolute unity” among members of the normally fractious Democratic conference. ... The chairman of the Finance Committee, Senator Max Baucus, Democrat of Montana,...
  • On the Cusp of Historic Majority, Senate Democrats Miss 'Pillars' - (Pro-Democrat BARF)

    06/09/2009 5:58:07 PM PDT · by re_tail20 · 20 replies · 575+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | June 9, 2009 | Paul Kane
    The weeks ahead were supposed to mark the moment in which President Obama used a filibuster-proof, 60-vote majority to push some of the most ambitious items on his agenda through the Senate, brushing aside GOP opposition as little more than a distraction. But instead, even with the Minnesota Supreme Court on the verge of settling that state's seemingly endless disputed Senate race, which would finally provide a 100th senator, the chamber's leaders are having to contend with the prolonged absence of two of the most senior and famed members as key summer votes approach. Sen. Robert C. Byrd (D-W.Va.), 91,...
  • Dems: Bipartisanship 'isn't working' [Dingy Harry & San Fran Nan alert]

    02/05/2009 12:13:05 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 59 replies · 2,184+ views
    Politico ^ | 2009-02-05 | Manu Raju
    Frustrated Senate Democratic leaders dispensed with calls for bipartisanship on the stimulus package Thursday, with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid saying that he won't let anyone "hold the president of the United States hostage." President Barack Obama had once hoped to have the package pass with substantial Republican support. But Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said that's now a “distant memory." "So far," he said, bipartisanship "isn't working." But in an interview with Politico, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said that the Democrats - not the Republicans - have made a mockery of bipartisanship. “Senators are in a panic – this bill...
  • Democrats hunt for Republican support on stimulus ( .. and hunt and hunt )

    02/04/2009 10:28:40 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 1,175+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 2/4/09 | Jeremy Pelofsky and Richard Cowan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senate Democrats on Wednesday sought to revise their $900 billion economic stimulus plan to drum up enough Republican support so they can send it to President Barack Obama next week to sign into law. The Democratic-led Senate entered a third day of debate on the package, which Obama wants on his desk by February 16, in a bid to reverse the downward spiral of the U.S. economy, which has been in recession since December 2007. Democrats need at least two Republican votes to clear possible procedural hurdles and Obama wants healthy bipartisan support for the package after...
  • The Senate Carves $90 Million Out of Stimulus For Liberal Activist Group

    02/03/2009 5:23:54 AM PST · by cc2k · 29 replies · 2,627+ views
    The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (”LCCR”) is a far left interest group. The group opposed conservative judges. The group agitates for card check. The group is in favor of the Fairness Doctrine. It is chiefly an agitator for affirmative action programs and tries to pressure banks into giving high risk loans like those that caused the housing crisis. If you oppose them, they label you a racist. LCCR operates like ACORN. And the Senate Democrats are about to give the $90 million of your money. Under the cover of the digital television conversion delay, the Senate Democrats want to...
  • Senate Democrats See Changes In Stimulus Plan (fewer tax cuts, more spending)

    01/11/2009 4:19:32 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 24 replies · 1,011+ views
    Reuters / New York Times ^ | January 11, 2009 | Eric Walsh
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Democrats said on Sunday President-elect Barack Obama's proposals to stimulate the economy would likely undergo big changes to address their concerns and ensure they will revive economic growth. Obama's outline for an $800 billion stimulus plan called for 40 percent of it to be in the form of tax cuts, an effort to win over Republicans who have expressed concerns about major spending on infrastructure projects also in the package. But Democrats complained that the $10 billion in energy tax breaks were not enough and also questioned whether a $1,000 tax cut for middle class workers...
  • Cash-poor Obama says no to Reid

    09/16/2008 6:01:46 AM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 48 replies · 268+ views
    politico via Yahoo news ^ | sept 16,2008 | John Bresnahan
    Earlier this month, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made a personal appeal to Barack Obama: Help me grow the Democrats’ Senate majority by sharing some of the $77 million you’ve got in the bank. Obama’s campaign said no. Although Democratic insiders say a better deal could still come, the Obama campaign so far has agreed only to let Senate Democrats use Obama’s name — as well as those of his wife and running mate — in mail and online fundraising pitches. The campaign has planned no joint fundraising events with House or Senate Democrats, and insiders say none is likely...
  • Targeted Marketing [Petraeus]

    07/12/2008 10:27:07 PM PDT · by Uncle Ralph · 9 replies · 265+ views
    The Corner on National Review Online ^ | July 12, 2008 | Cliff May
    As you no doubt know, the Senate last week voted to confirm Gen. David Petraeus -- slandered less than a year ago by as "Gen. Betray Us" -- by a 95 to 2 vote. Which two senators voted against Petraeus, despite his historic achievement: dramatically changing U.S. military strategy in Iraq and turning what looked to be America's defeat at the hands of al-Qaeda and Iran's proxies into a clear success? The answer (drum roll please): Senator Tom Harkin (D., Iowa) and Senator Robert Byrd (D., W.V.) voted against him. Interesting, don't you think, that both Harkin and Byrd...
  • Chuck Schumer's Media

    08/02/2007 9:22:23 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies · 744+ views
    Townhall. ^ | August 1, 2007 | Brent Bozell III
    Sen. Charles Schumer is a legendary pursuer of television cameras. But look at the way the national media are covering Schumer's heavy-breathing pursuit to make Attorney General Alberto Gonzales cry uncle and resign. It makes you wonder just how hard Schumer has to work to get press attention. The media appear Schumer-owned and operated. One interview really captures how the press acts more like a Democratic goon squad than nonpartisan observers of the national scene. On ABC's "Good Morning America," news anchor Christopher Cuomo, son of Mario Cuomo, asked this pushy question on July 27: "Is Alberto Gonzales out of...
  • Diplomats: Iran Working on Uranium Plant (Technicians "working feverishly" at Natanz)

    02/02/2007 7:26:15 AM PST · by defenderSD · 12 replies · 416+ views
    COMTEX ^ | 2/2/07
    VIENNA, Austria, Feb 02, 2007 (AP Online via COMTEX) -- Hundreds of workers in Iran have set up piping, control panels and electric cables for Tehran'sunderground uranium enrichment plant, diplomats said Friday - the final step before installing equipment that countries fear could be used to make nuclear arms.The move marks an escalation of the confrontation between Tehran and the world's major powers over the Islamic republic's nuclear program and will likely spur U.S. efforts to sharpen existing U.N. sanctions slapped on Iran for its defiance of a Security Council demand that it freeze enrichment efforts. A top Iranian nuclear...
  • Senate Democrats press to reduce troops in Iraq

    06/19/2006 5:48:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 60 replies · 839+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 6/19/06 | Vicki Allen
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Democrats presented two plans for winding down U.S. involvement in Iraq on Monday, one to pull out U.S. combat forces by July 2007 and another to begin withdrawing this year without a deadline for completion. With an election looming in November, Republicans branded the two plans as defeatist and evidence of Democratic disarray. The Senate was to debate the amendments on Tuesday in the annual defense policies bill. "Three and a half years into the conflict, we should tell the Iraqis that the American security blanket is not permanent," said Sen. Carl Levin (news, bio, voting...

    01/12/2006 5:27:44 PM PST · by dawnjbenko · 4 replies · 192+ views
    I would like to know where Senate Democrats get off questioning Judge Alito about his former membership in Concerned Alumni of Princeton, when they continually give leadership positions to a former ku klux klan member. They have no credibility on this issue. They also give leadership postions to that bloviating windbag Ted Kennedy, who I understand belonged to an all male, all white organization in college. I don't know if that was before or after he was thrown out of Harvard for cheating. And exactly when has he ever given full disclosure of the events of July 18, 1969? This...
  • Reid All About It: Harry Reid's Top Ten Leadership Flubs

    11/02/2005 11:32:07 AM PST · by RWR8189 · 6 replies · 1,198+ views
    NUMBER ONE: Pulls "Cheap Trick" And Shuts Down U.S. Senate:The Washington Post's Dana Milbank: "Democrats Did Not Deny It Was A Stunt: A Brazen Effort To Change The Subject From The Supreme Court Confirmation Of Sam Alito ..." (Dana Milbank, "Mad About You," The Washington Post, 11/2/05) Milbank: "It Was A Cheap Trick ..." (Dana Milbank, "Mad About You," The Washington Post, 11/2/05) CNN's Lou Dobbs: "One Minute This Afternoon The U.S. Senate Was Doing The People's Business, The Next, The Senate Was Shut Down In Absolute Secrecy." (CNN's "Lou Dobbs Tonight," 11/1/05) Dobbs: "The Democrats' Strategy Of Shutting Down...
  • Barone: Why Democrats won't want to oppose Samuel Alito

    11/01/2005 4:23:15 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 40 replies · 2,202+ views
    US News & World Report ^ | November 1, 2005 | Michael Barone
    George W. Bush has nominated Judge Samuel Alito of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit to the Supreme Court. Judge Alito has a strong record academically and in government. He was U.S. attorney for New Jersey, a high-pressure job in a state where corruption is—how shall we say this?—not unknown. To be confirmed for that position, Alito would have to have been approved by New Jersey's two Democratic senators at the time, Bill Bradley and Frank Lautenberg, the latter of whom is again serving in the Senate. From my knowledge of those two men, I believe they...
  • Senate Democrats Establish Abortion Litmus Test for State Dept Refugee Job

    10/29/2005 7:53:35 AM PDT · by AliVeritas · 7 replies · 228+ views ^ | Oct 28, 2005 | C-FAM
    It appears that US Senate Democrats intend to impose an abortion litmus test on a State Department job that has nothing to do with abortion. Ambassador Ellen Sauerbrey came under fire by Senate Democrats who charge that she has a history of opposing abortion at the UN. Sauerbrey has been nominated by President Bush to head the $700 million State Department Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration. At Sauerbrey's confirmation hearings on Tuesday before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, California Sen. Barbara Boxer chastised Sauerbrey, charging her with being pro-life. "I question the wisdom of putting someone in that...
  • Senate Democrats Threaten to Block More Bush Nominees

    03/26/2004 4:39:17 PM PST · by neverdem · 67 replies · 189+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 26, 2004 | DAVID STOUT
    <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"/> March 26, 2004 Senate Democrats Threaten to Block More Bush NomineesBy DAVID STOUT ASHINGTON, March 26 — Senate Democrats threatened today to block all of President Bush's judicial nominations unless the White House promised not to name any more judges while Congress was away. "These actions not only poison the nomination process," the minority leader, Senator Tom Daschle, Democrat of South Dakota, said. "They strike at the principle of checks and balances that is one of pillars of American democracy." Senator Charles E. Schumer, Democrat of New York, a member of the Senate...
  • Senate Democrats unveil new site "From the Roots: Pulling the Bush Out"

    01/22/2004 5:11:36 PM PST · by jmcclain19 · 8 replies · 154+ views
    And yet another case of Bush hatred trumping all. The Senate Democrats have debuted a new Blog called "From the Roots: Pulling the Bush out". Good for them if they want use the power of the internet to organize. But I have to break some news to the Minority Leadership. I know with the constant filibusters, many Senate Democrats have forgotten about the Constitution. The last time I heard, the Executive and Legislative branches were two different animals. Does the site show any sort of goals, edicts or plans in case America decides to turn control of the Senate back...
  • Senate Pyromaniacs

    11/13/2003 5:56:58 AM PST · by OESY · 25 replies · 271+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | November 13, 2003 | Editorial
    <p>Terrible as it sounds, we're beginning to wonder if someone shouldn't spark another hundred-thousand-acre wildfire. That seems to be the only thing that will force Senate Democrats to take action on the rotting forests that cause the West's annual infernos.</p>
  • Idiot GOP Senate Set to Shaft Estrada?

    02/28/2003 5:57:59 PM PST · by TLBSHOW · 603 replies · 1,498+ views
    rushlimbaugh ^ | 2/28/2003 | rushlimbaugh
    I am more frosted at the Democrats for what they're doing to the Constitution vis-ŕ-vis Miguel Estrada's than I am over the anti-war movement. Fox News reported that the GOP planned to call for a cloture vote on Estrada next week knowing they'd lose it. That would effectively amend the Constitution - illegally - to read that you need 60 votes instead of 51 to get a judicial nomination through. Happily, it turns out the GOP isn't going to call such a vote. The offices of Senators Santorum and Hatch rang up my office on Friday, and said that the...
  • The Estrada Trap: Democrats talk themselves into a corner over Miguel Estrada.

    02/10/2003 9:12:04 AM PST · by xsysmgr · 11 replies · 170+ views
    National Review Online ^ | February 10, 2003 | Byron York
    Here's the latest on the battle over the nomination of Miguel Estrada to a place on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals: When debate restarts in the Senate today, there will be a filibuster. If Democrats don't do it, Republicans will — sort of. Debate began last week. On Wednesday, Judiciary Committee chairman Orrin Hatch talked and talked and talked about Estrada. Then ranking Democrat Patrick Leahy talked and talked and talked about Estrada. More debate was set for the next day. But when Thursday came, Democrat Byron Dorgan went to the floor and asked for unanimous consent to...

    01/15/2003 3:09:10 PM PST · by sweetliberty · 24 replies · 396+ views
    January 15, 2003 | sweetliberty
    Remember back in November when we were all excited because we had won control of the Senate in spite of massive dirty tricks and voter fraud on the part of democrats in many places? We were thrilled because now, finally, we would begin to see the conservative agenda move forward. We would see conservative judges appointed to the bench. We would finally begin to see some sense come into play regarding racial issues. Well, guess again. It is hard for people who are decent and responsible and law abiding to conceive of the depths of indecency and irresponsibility and corruption...
  • Senate Democrats snub Thurmond's nominee

    10/09/2002 10:27:39 AM PDT · by rface · 35 replies · 182+ views
    Wash. Times ^ | 10.19.02 | Audrey Hudson
    <p>The South Carolina Republican, who rarely speaks during committee meetings, admonished Democrats for promising him a vote during this congressional session, which is coming to a close.</p> <p>"I took you at your word," Mr. Thurmond said. "In 40 years, I have never been treated in such a manner. I am hurt and disappointed by your actions. I do not find your actions satisfactory."</p>
  • Senate Democrats Protest Mine Rescue

    08/13/2002 3:38:11 PM PDT · by ChocChipCookie · 199+ views
    via email, specific author unknown | unknown | unknown
    *****NEWS FLASH***** Washington, D.C. A Senate Committee composed of Senators Daschle, Clinton, and Feinstein have announced that the rescue of the trapped Pennsylvania coal miners has been cancelled, and the miners will, by recommendation of the Committee, be placed back in the mine. The Senators noted the following violations in the rescue process: 10. Heavy diesel equipment was moved to the rescue site without concern for possible air pollution. 9. Water was pumped out of the mine without first determining if it was polluted, and without providing an environmentally safe catchment area for the water. 8. Numerous holes were drilled...