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  • Grassley: We're not delaying Sessions hearing

    12/13/2016 4:13:54 PM PST · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 13, 2016 | Jordai Carney
    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said on Tuesday evening that he will not delay Sen. Jeff Sessions's attorney general confirmation hearing amid a Democrat push for more information. "Any suggestion that a nominee’s good faith efforts to locate and produce responsive material is cause for delay begins to look like a call for delay for delay’s sake, rather than a thorough review of a colleague’s character and qualifications," Grassley said. The Judiciary Committee chairman added that "I look forward to hearing from Senator Sessions on Jan. 10." His pushback comes after Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) sent a letter to Grassley on...
  • Tom Cotton On Islamic Terrorists At Gitmo ‘Every Last One Of Them Can Rot In Hell’

    02/05/2015 6:43:01 PM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 5, 2015 | Alex Pappas
    Arkansas GOP Sen. Tom Cotton railed against the Obama administration’s arguments for closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay Thursday, saying in a Senate hearing that Islamic terrorists should “rot” at the camp in Cuba before they “rot in hell.” “In my opinion, the only problem with Guantanamo Bay is there are too many empty beds and cells there right now,” Cotton, a veteran, said during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee. “We should be sending more terrorists there for further interrogation to keep this country safe.” “As far as I’m concerned,” Cotton said, “every last one of...
  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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,, 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 ^ | 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
    ( – 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 ^ | 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.
  • 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 · 59 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 ^ | 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...