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  • Senators accuse GM of trying to cover up defective switch tied to 13 deaths

    04/02/2014 3:35:15 PM PDT · by alloysteel · 34 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | April 2, 2014 | AP release
    Members of a Senate subcommittee accused General Motors of trying to cover up problems with an ignition switch that is now tied to 13 deaths, and pressed CEO Mary Barra to commit to punishing anyone involved. Panel members also told Barra that GM should tell owners to stop driving all the 2.6 million cars being recalled for the faulty switch until they are repaired. GM is currently telling owners the cars, mainly Chevrolet Cobalts and Saturn Ions, are fine to drive as long as nothing is placed on the key chain.
  • 3 Reasons Why Elizabeth Warren’s Performance at Senate Hearing Was Absurd

    02/15/2013 8:18:19 PM PST · by kanooga · 16 replies
    Z3news.com ^ | Feb 15, 2013 | James Bailey
    Liberals all over America are just giddy over the way newly elected Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren blasted bank regulators in a Senate hearing this week. They are singing her praises as the champion of the consumer. The Huffington Post reported on her performance with the headline, “Elizabeth Warren Embarrasses Bank Regulators at First Hearing.” A YouTube video was also posted with the same title. The 4 minute video shows Senator Warren confronting top bank regulators from the FDIC, SEC, OCC, CFTC, Fed, and Treasury. The video is shown below. Another site, Gawker.com, reported the same story with the headline, “Elizabeth...
  • During Senate testimony, Holder changes misleading testimony from May hearing

    11/08/2011 1:15:37 PM PST · by martosko · 18 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/08/2011 | Matthew Boyle
    Attorney General Eric Holder flip-flopped his Operation Fast and Furious testimony during a Tuesday Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. During a May 3 House Judiciary Committee hearing, Holder told Congressional investigators at least twice that he had only learned of the controversial Operation Fast and Furious gun-walking program a “few weeks” beforehand. But testifying Tuesday, Holder’s timeline changed. His new testimony amounts to an admission that he misled Congress during that May 3 hearing. House oversight committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa and Rep. Jason Chaffetz both asked him during that hearing when he had first learned of “Fast and Furious,” and...
  • Senate Committee Hearing on Pro-Abortion Goodwin Liu This Week

    03/30/2011 10:28:52 AM PDT · by caldera599 · 3 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 03/28/2011 | Steven Ertelt
    The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on pro-abortion federal appeals court nominee Goodwin Liu, whom President Barack Obama picked for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Liu, liberal a University of California law professor, is slated to come before the panel on Thursday, where he will face strong opposition again from Republicans. He is a left-wing abortion supporter who conservative legal guru Ed Whelan observed was so left-wing that former “White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel initially vetoed” his candidacy for the Ninth Circuit “on the ground that Liu’s left-wing record made him too controversial.”...
  • U.S. Muslims Shouldn’t Talk With FBI Unless They Have a Lawyer, Activist Tells Senators

    03/30/2011 9:02:20 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    CNSNews ^ | March 30, 2011 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – A Muslim civil rights activist told Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) that she stands by the advice posted on her Web site that tells Muslims not to speak with the FBI or other law enforcement personnel unless a lawyer is present. Kyl said he was “stunned” that Farhana Khera, president and executive director of Muslim Advocates, would “issue those kind of instructions,” given the connection between many domestic terror attacks and radical Islam and the importance of cooperation from American Muslims to help thwart those attacks. “I would think that Muslim Americans would feel a special obligation to...
  • Senate Hearing To Protect Muslim Civil Rights

    03/23/2011 11:56:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 23, 2011
    In “response to the spike in anti-Muslim bigotry,” the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has quietly scheduled a special hearing for early next week to better protect Muslim civil rights in America. Organized by Illinois Democrat Dick Durbin, who chairs the judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights, the event will mark the first-ever congressional hearing on Muslim civil rights. Durbin put it together because he claims there’s been a surge in anti-Muslim bigotry in the last year. As examples he offers Quran burnings, restrictions on mosque construction, hate crimes, hate speech, and other forms of discrimination....
  • Obama Pro-Abortion Nominee for Appeals Court, Goodwin Liu, Gets Senate Hearing

    04/16/2010 7:25:36 AM PDT · by julieee · 3 replies · 237+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | April 16, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Obama Pro-Abortion Nominee for Appeals Court, Goodwin Liu, Gets Senate Hearing Washington, DC -- Despite protests from Republicans, a pro-abortion nominee President Barack Obama put forward for a federal appeals court position is receiving a hearing today in the Senate Judiciary Committee. Obama nominated pro-abortion professor Goodwin Liu for a spot on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. http://LifeNews.com/nat6255.html
  • Caption Sotomayor

    07/14/2009 2:51:23 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 73 replies · 1,748+ views
    Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 14, 2009, before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor talks with Senate Judiciary Committee members Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, left, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday July 14, 2009, during a break in her confimation hearing before the committee. Disclaimer: This thread is for humor purposes only - let's keep it free of demeaning or inappropriate comments! thanx :)
  • Gingrich Calls Sotomayor “Racist”

    05/27/2009 2:03:02 PM PDT · by pissant · 28 replies · 1,205+ views
    ABC ^ | Jake Tapper
    “Imagine a judicial nominee said ‘my experience as a white man makes me better than a latina woman,’” former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., blogged today. “Wouldn't they have to withdraw? New racism is no better than old racism. A white man racist nominee would be forced to withdraw. Latina woman racist should also withdraw.” He also tweeted similar comments, in so doing joined the ranks of conservative voices such as Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh accusing Judge Sonia Sotomayor of being a racist for her 2001 comments. The conservatives are decrying a comment made by Judge Sotomayor in 2001,...
  • Subcommittee Examines Lawyers Who Approved Harsh Methods (Senate- LIVE THREAD- 10 AM)

    05/13/2009 6:30:40 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 56 replies · 4,595+ views
    C-span ^ | 13 May 2009
    A Senate Judiciary Subcmte. looks into the legal conduct of Justice Dept. lawyers who approved harsh interrogation techniques. One of the witnesses, fmr. FBI agent Ali Soufan, interrogated Guantanamo detainee Abu Zubaydah.
  • Oil For the Tanks of America

    06/27/2008 11:07:46 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 10 replies · 61+ views
    Campus Report ^ | June 27, 2008 | Ben Giles
    Oil for the Tanks of America by: Ben Giles, June 27, 2008 Witnesses at Tuesday’s Joint Economic Committee hearing stressed the need for a multifaceted, bipartisan approach to solve escalating gas prices. Senators on both sides of the aisle used the hearing to place blame for America’s gas woes on the opposite party. Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), committee chairman, set the tone of the hearing with his opening statement. “With seven years under their belt, this White House has taken zero proactive steps to reduce our dependence on foreign oil,” said Schumer. Schumer, who presented plans to lower the...
  • High-Ranking Abuse

    06/20/2008 10:15:30 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 1 replies · 114+ views
    Campus Report ^ | June 20, 2008 | Ben Giles
    High-Ranking Abuse by Ben Giles June 20, 2008 High ranking officials at the Department of Defense undertook the process of authorizing illegal interrogation tactics in the year following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, according to the Chairman of the Armed Services Committee. “Senior officials in the United States government sought out information on aggressive techniques, twisted the law to create the appearance of their legality, and authorized their use against detainees,” said Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) in his opening statement. “In the process, they damaged our ability to collect intelligence that could save lives.” Assisted by questionable legal council from...
  • LIVE THREAD: Gen. Petraeus Before Congress

    09/10/2007 9:03:16 AM PDT · by CaptRon · 3,221 replies · 96,674+ views
    Fox News ^ | 9/10/07 | Live
    Gen. Petraeus' report to Congress
  • Biden tells Petraeus: Time to bring troops home

    09/11/2007 7:01:59 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 93 replies · 2,309+ views
    CNN ^ | September 11, 2007
    Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Joe Biden told Gen. David Petraeus "It's time to end the surge and bring the troops home" from Iraq. Opening a Senate hearing on progress in Iraq, the Delaware Democrat said he found little reason to believe that sectarian violence will end in Iraq. "Are we any closer to a lasting political settlement? If we continue to surge, is there any evidence Sunnis, Shias and Kurds will stop killing?" Biden asked Petraeus and Ryan Crocker, the U.S. ambassador to Iraq. "The answer to both those questions is 'No,' " Biden said. Biden, who was interviewed...
  • Rumsfeld to testify before Senate panel

    08/02/2006 7:08:44 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 7 replies · 590+ views
    CNN.com ^ | 3 August 2006
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld will testify in an open hearing Thursday about the war in Iraq, reversing an earlier decision not to appear, a spokesman for the Senate Armed Services Committee told CNN Wednesday night. Rumsfeld had previously declined to appear because, he said, he was already scheduled for a closed door meeting with members of Congress on the same day.
  • Legislator takes reins against assisted suicide

    06/22/2006 3:46:06 PM PDT · by BykrBayb · 20 replies · 499+ views
    Catholic Sentinel ^ | 06/22/2006 | Ed Langlois
    Only a few politicos paid attention last month when Sen. Sam Brownback held a hearing on the way doctor-assisted suicide impacts society. No legislation emerged from the session. None is forthcoming this year. Major news media did not pick up on the item until weeks later. But during that May 25 meeting of the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, those who oppose Oregon’s controversial experiment met their new legislative champion. Since the 2003 retirement of Sen. Don Nickles, the Catholic Republican from Oklahoma, it was not clear who would step in as chief opponent of assisted suicide. Brownback, a Kansas...
  • Watergate figure John Dean appearing at Senate hearing on censuring Bush

    03/31/2006 9:35:55 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies · 1,381+ views
    ap on San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 3/31/06 | Laurie Kellman - ap
    WASHINGTON –Nixon White House counselor John Dean asserted Friday that President Bush's domestic spying exceeds the wrongdoing that toppled his former boss from power, and a veteran Republican snapped that Democrats were trying to “score political points” with motion to censure Bush. “Had the Senate or House, or both, censured or somehow warned Richard Nixon, the tragedy of Watergate might have been prevented,” Dean told the Senate Judiciary Committee. “Hopefully the Senate will not sit by while even more serious abuses unfold before it.” Testifying to a Senate committee on Wisconsin Democratic Sen. Russell Feingold's resolution to censure Bush, Dean...
  • [Texas Sheriff]Jernigan explains his Senate testimony

    03/12/2006 4:30:20 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 12 replies · 542+ views
    Del Rio News-Herald ^ | March 12, 2006 | Karen Gleason
    First of two parts Earlier this month, Val Verde County Sheriff A. D’Wayne Jernigan testified about border violence and other incidents of concern to U.S. senators examining strategies to end violence along the U.S.-Mexico border. Jernigan’s testimony before the U.S. Senate’s Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology and Homeland Security March 1 was a deliberate counter to what he termed “the rosy picture” of border security being painted by the heads of various federal agencies, he said in an interview Saturday. “I did express to them that this county (Val Verde County) has not suffered the level of violence that other counties...
  • Brown: FEMA Was 'Doomed' To Fail

    02/10/2006 9:08:24 AM PST · by YaYa123 · 46 replies · 1,333+ views
    CBS.com ^ | 10 February 2006 | NA
    (CBS/AP) Top Department of Homeland Security officials were told that New Orleans' levees were breached the day that Hurricane Katrina roared ashore, former disaster chief Michael Brown said Friday, contradicting previous statements by agency officials who said they did not know the levees were toppling until the next day. "I find it a little disingenuous," Brown, who at the time headed the Federal Emergency Management Agency, told a Senate oversight committee. "For them to claim that we didn't have awareness of it is just baloney." Brown also told senators that decisions and policies by the parent Homeland Security Department doomed...
  • Rice, in Testy (Senate) Hearing, Cites Progress in Iraq (Hearing on CSPAN NOW)

    10/19/2005 10:08:08 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 530+ views
    NYT ^ | Oct. 20, 2005 | STEVEN R. WEISMAN
    Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, facing tough questions about Iraq from Republican and Democratic senators, asserted that progress was being made in securing the country but declined to predict when American forces could withdraw or to rule out widening the war to Syria. In three and a half hours of hearings at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Ms. Rice was both conciliatory and combative, rebutting the gloomy assessments from senators of both parties but at the end offering a weary concession to Senator Barack Obama, Democrat of Illinois. "I understand that, yes, it might not work," Ms. Rice told Mr....
  • Hurricane Katrina: Senate Committee Hearing tomorrow 9:30 am

    10/19/2005 7:45:09 PM PDT · by dickmc · 3 replies · 172+ views
    Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans: A Flooded City, a Chaotic Response Hearing by the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Date: 10/20/05 Time (EST): 9:30 AM Place: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Rm. 342 Supposedly this was the hearing where the mayor and governor were to show up. But they are not on the first panel. Not listed on CSpan but supposedly streaming video at: http://hsgac.senate.gov/index.cfm?Fuseaction=Hearings.Live or alternately at: http://www.capitolhearings.org/ The latter link is interesting and worth bookmarking. It appears CSpan streams video from most hearings even if they are not immediately broadcast.
  • Transcript of Able Danger Hearing Sept 21, 2005 -Able Danger and Intelligence Information Sharing

    09/21/2005 7:36:31 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 57 replies · 2,184+ views
    US Senate Committee on the Judiciary ^ | September 21, 2005 | US Senate
    Testimony of all people from today's hearing of the Senate Judiciaary Committee are located at this site: DATE: September 21, 2005 TIME: 09:30 AM ROOM: 226 Dirksen OFFICIAL HEARING NOTICE / WITNESS LIST: September 8, 2005 NOTICE OF COMMITTEE HEARING RESCHEDULED -- Wed., September 21, 2005 at 9:30 a.m. The hearing on “Able Danger and Intelligence Information Sharing” scheduled by the Senate Committee on the Judiciary for Wednesday, September 14, 2005 at 9:30 a.m. in Room 226 of the Senate Dirksen Office Building has been rescheduled to take place on Wednesday, September 21, 2005 at 9:30 a.m. By order of...
  • Rice Hearing

    01/18/2005 6:27:39 PM PST · by Retain Mike · 17 replies · 605+ views
    KPNW Eugene Oregon radio headline news
    I heard on KPNW Senator Biden was quoted as saying in the Rice Hearing that there were only 4,000 trained Iraqi security forces in the country,when disputing an administration claim that the figure was 125,000. The figure of 4,000 was published in Cenral Command news release 05-01-72, which gave the figure for those assigned to Mosul. This sounds like another "Ratherism" to me, if I am hearing correctly.
  • Addiction To Porn Destroying Lives, Senate Told.

    11/18/2004 6:16:42 PM PST · by MisterRepublican · 226 replies · 4,436+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | November 18, 2004 | Connie Cass
    Comparing pornography to heroin, researchers on Thursday called on Congress to finance studies on "porn addiction" and launch a public health campaign about the dangers. "We're so afraid to talk about sex in our society that we really give carte blanche to the people who are producing this kind of material," said James B. Weaver, a Virginia Tech professor who studies the impact of pornography. Internet pornography is corrupting children and hooking adults into an addiction that threatens their jobs and families, a panel of anti-porn advocates told the hearing organized by Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., chairman of the Commerce...
  • I'm Galled. Anyone else?

    09/03/2004 7:33:55 PM PDT · by aardvark1 · 22 replies · 586+ views
    ignorance r us | 9/3/04 | aardvark1
    Every time I have heard the replay of Kerry's testimony I am galled as much by Kerry's phony accent as by what he says. Does this bother anyone else? When talks about see "atrocities" and committing "atrocities." Just the delivery makes me want to commit an atrocity.
  • Senate Committee Considers UN 'Women's Rights' Treaty (CEDAW)

    06/15/2002 9:11:34 AM PDT · by madfly · 19 replies · 756+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | June 13, 2002 | By Jeff Johnson, Congressional Bureau Chief
    Senate Committee Considers UN 'Women's Rights' Treaty By Jeff JohnsonCNSNews.com Congressional Bureau ChiefJune 13, 2002 Capitol Hill (CNSNews.com) - In the 22 years since its introduction by the United Nations, the "Convention on Elimination of All forms of Discrimination Against Women," or CEDAW, has not been ratified by the U.S. Senate. Thursday, Democrats controlling the Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing in an attempt to bring the treaty back to the attention of the public and to call for a ratification vote by the full Senate. Supporters say the U.S. cannot speak to discrimination against women in other...