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  • VIDEO:In Testy Exchange on Senate Floor,Sen.Murray Slams Republicans’Secretive Process

    06/24/2017 2:02:25 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 27 replies
    Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) ^ | Jun 22 2017 | Senator Patty Murray (D-WA)
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  • Dem Senator Blames Russia For Ossoff’s Crushing Loss

    06/21/2017 1:46:51 PM PDT · by davikkm · 67 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Cristina Laila
    Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) blamed the non-stop talk about Russia for Jon Ossoff’s loss Tuesday in the Georgia special election in his appearance on MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’. Senator Murphy appeared on MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’ to talk about Jon Ossoff’s loss in Georgia’s 6th District and the future of the Democrat party. When asked if Democrats need to be more progressive or more moderate to win elections, Murphy responded, “I think the Democrats need to be hyper-focused on an economic message that tells people that the Republican party is all about the economic growth for millionaires and billionaires and the Democrat...
  • Schumer: Democrats will filibuster Gorsuch nomination

    03/23/2017 8:11:43 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 250 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 23 | Ed O'Keefe, Robert Barnes and Ann E. Marimow
    As the Senate Judiciary Committee was hearing from witnesses for and against Judge Neil Gorsuch, his Supreme Court nomination was delivered a critical blow: Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) said he would join with other Democrats in filibustering Gorsuch — a move that would require at least 60 senators to vote to end debate on the nomination.
  • Press coverage of Trump in first month of office: 88 percent ‘hostile,’ says new study

    03/02/2017 9:16:15 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 03/02/2017 | Jennifer Harper
    There was no press honeymoon for President Trump during his first month in office. A meticulous new study by the Media Research Center finds that 88 percent of the broadcast news coverage of Mr. Trump and his team was “hostile” during the first 30 days of office. The coverage was intense and plentiful. The study, which analyzed both tone and content for evening newscasts on ABC, NBC and CBS, found that the “Big Three” networks produced 16 hours of coverage on the new president and his staff. That is over half — 54 percent — of their total coverage for...
  • AL Governor Bentley appoints Luther Strange as U.S. Senator

    02/09/2017 7:08:26 AM PST · by alancarp · 55 replies
    WSFA/WAFF News ^ | 2/9/2017 9:00CT | WSFA 12 News Staff
    MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Gov. Robert Bentley has appointed Luther Strange to replace Jeff Sessions in the U.S. Senate after Sessions was selected by President Donald Trump to be the country's next Attorney General. ... Prior to being appointed to the U.S. Senate to replace Sessions, Strange served as the 47th Attorney General of Alabama. He held that title from 2011 to 2017. “I am greatly honored and humbled to accept the appointment to Alabama’s Senate seat vacated by Senator Jeff Sessions,” said Attorney General Luther Strange. “Senator Sessions’ commitment to public service is nearly unparalleled in Alabama history and...
  • (Governor) Robert Bentley looking to ‘Big Luther’ Strange as Jeff Sessions replacement

    02/08/2017 1:54:14 PM PST · by aimhigh · 15 replies
    Alabama Today ^ | 02/08/2017 | Alabama Today
    Gov. Robert Bentley is leaning toward Alabama’s attorney general Luther Strange to replace U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, who is expected to be confirmed Wednesday as Donald Trump’s Attorney General. POLITICO reports that three Birmingham Republican insiders have confirmed Bentley’s choice of Strange, but warned it’s not a formal selection, and the governor could change his mind at any time.
  • “All doors are open”: Are you ready for Senator Mitt Romney?

    02/07/2017 11:16:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/07/2017 | AllahPundit
    Any news story involving Romney running for any office is postworthy by definition for a veteran Romney trollblogger like me. But let’s be real: A freshman senator at age … 71, which is what he’d be on election day 2018? As good as he looks and as healthy as he seems, it’s rare — maybe even unprecedented — for a senator to be popularly elected to a first full term in his 70s. This list notes 12 who were 75 or older when they were first seated, but nine were appointed to fill vacancies and two more were chosen...
  • John Kennedy wins Senate Seat in Louisiana - Republicans now control Senate 52-48

    12/10/2016 7:31:00 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 83 replies
    Great news out of Louisiana tonight. With 80% of the vote in, John Kennedy (R) is blowing out Foster Campbell (D) by a 64-36% margin. Some insurance for the Republican majority and this virtually guarantees that President Elect Trump gets the Cabinet he wants.
  • Farewell to a hero: Former astronaut John Glenn - the first American man to orbit the earth....

    12/08/2016 3:41:34 PM PST · by Morgana · 30 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | December 08, 2016 | Chris Spargo For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Farewell to a hero: Former astronaut John Glenn - the first American man to orbit the earth - dies aged 95 Former senator John Glenn, a war hero who went on to become the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth, has passed away at the age of 95. Glenn passed away on Thursday afternoon surrounded by family at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, over a week after he was first hospitalized for an unknown illness. Glenn is survived by his wife of 73 years, Annie; his son John Glenn Jr.; his daughter Carolyn;...
  • John Glenn has died

    12/08/2016 12:26:19 PM PST · by sodpoodle · 262 replies
    Fox News | 12/8/2016 | self
    Fox News just announcing.
  • Sources: Bill Nojay committed suicide in cemetery

    09/09/2016 10:30:29 AM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 81 replies
    WHEC news ^ | 9/9/2016 | WHEC Reporter
    Sources tell News10NBC that Assemblyman Bill Nojay has committed suicide. Officers were called to the Riverside Cemetery on Lake Avenue around 9:20 Friday morning for reports of shots fired. Sources say Nojay, 59, was found dead due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The New York Daily News reports Nojay was at his family burial plot. Investigator Frank Camp says officers saw a man shoot himself. At this time investigators are not making a connection to Bill Nojay. The investigation is ongoing. We're told Nojay was supposed to turn himself in on Friday for fraud charges. According to a report from...
  • Hillary Clinton: Trump Could Use IRS To Punish Opponents

    07/13/2016 10:59:43 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 138 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | July 13, 2016 | RealClearPolitics
    At a campaign event in Springfield, Illinois Wednesday afternoon presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton warned Donald Trump would use the military and IRS "to go after his critics and opponents."
  • Elizabeth Warren declares herself ready to be Hillary Clinton's running mate

    06/09/2016 8:47:16 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 64 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | June 10, 2016 | Nicky Woolf
    Senator Elizabeth Warren has declared herself ready to be Hillary Clinton’s running mate in the US presidential election. The Massachusetts senator – popular among the progressive wing of the Democratic party – made the declaration shortly after endorsing Clinton, calling her “a fighter with guts” who would keep Donald Trump out the White House. In an interview on MSNBC, Warren was asked by Rachel Maddow: “If you were asked to be Secretary Clinton’s running mate, do you believe you could do it?” Her response was concise: “Yes, I do.”
  • Miami state senator refers to rivals as ‘Haitians’

    06/09/2016 5:19:16 PM PDT · by Del Rapier · 12 replies
    Miami herald ^ | June 7 2016 | Steve Cannon
    Miami state Sen. Gwen Margolis apparently disparaged three of her opponents as “Haitians” and dismissed two others as “some teacher and some lawyer” at a local Democratic meeting Monday night, according to the only one of her rivals who was present. “It’s reprehensible that three Haitians, some teacher and some lawyer think that they have the right to run against me,” Margolis said, according to teacher Don Festge. “I’ve been in office for over 40 years,” Margolis continued, according to Festge. “What does some teacher know about Tallahassee and how to run the Senate?” Margolis went on to refer to...
  • vanity

    05/16/2016 6:40:05 PM PDT · by make no mistake · 19 replies
    I just recently received my ballot to vote and I have no idea on who to vote for on the replacement of Senator Boxer. There are several Republican Senators running. I would love to hear Freepers suggestion. Thank You.
  • Clinton tries to win New York with her congressional record

    04/01/2016 7:20:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 1, 2016 9:06 AM EDT | Lisa Lerer
    Hillary Clinton will release a $10 billion plan aimed at revitalizing manufacturing in Syracuse on Friday, part of an effort to highlight her work as a senator from New York ahead of that state’s primary later this month. In the weeks before the April 19 contest, Clinton plans to set off on a nostalgia-infused campaign tour designed to remind primary voters of her deep connection to their state. Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders are preparing for a drag-out fight in New York, a state where they both have roots. Clinton and her husband, former president Bill Clinton, will hold a...
  • Email: Nancy Pelosi Said Dealing With Obama Was Like Dealing With ‘The Junior Senator From Illinois’

    02/27/2016 3:03:31 PM PST · by Libloather · 40 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/26/16 | Chuck Ross
    California Rep. Nancy Pelosi disparagingly referred to President Obama as “the junior senator from Illinois” during a meeting with wealthy Democratic donors just after the party was trounced in 2010’s mid-term elections, according to an email that Sidney Blumenthal sent to then Sec. of State Hillary Clinton. “When I go to the White House I feel like I’m dealing with the junior senator from Illinois,” is what Blumenthal claimed Pelosi told a group of people gathered at the Democracy Alliance’s annual meeting, held in mid-Nov. 2010. The email was contained in the batch of records released by the State Department...
  • Republican Senator Uses ‘Night Before Christmas’ to Mock Obama’s Guantanamo Release Plans

    12/23/2015 6:16:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 12/23/15 | Andrew Husband
    Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) took on President Barack Obama‘s recently announced approval of additional prisoner transfers from Guantanamo Bay with a reworked version of the famous poem, “Twas the Night Before Christmas.”Originally titled “A Visit from St. Nicholas,” Clement Clarke Moore‘s holiday poem has now become an anti-Obama screed that hopes to go viral with the hashtag #KeepThemThere.“Twas the night before Christmas / When all through the White House / The President was transferring terrorists as a quiet as a mouse,” reads them poetic complaint. “The terrorists were nestled all snug in their well-guarded beds / While visions of resturning to al-Qaeda or ISIS...
  • Caught On Tape: U.S. Senator Issues Dire Warning On Unchecked Executive Power

    12/21/2015 11:29:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 12/21/15 | Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,
    The deliberations of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 were held in strict secrecy. Consequently, anxious citizens gathered outside Independence Hall when the proceedings ended in order to learn what had been produced behind closed doors. The answer was provided immediately. A Mrs. Powel of Philadelphia asked Benjamin Franklin, “Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?” With no hesitation whatsoever, Franklin responded, “A republic, if you can keep it.” I actually can’t believe I’m writing this, but the following speech from freshman U.S. Senator Ben Sasse (R, Neb) is so thoughtful and inspiring, it should be required...
  • Mark Kirk sides with U.S. Senate Democrats on gun rights (Illinois)

    12/06/2015 7:12:58 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 19 replies
    ILLINOIS REVIEW ^ | Dec 5, 2015
    Saturday, December 05, 2015 ILLINOIS Kirk sides with U.S. Senate Democrats on gun rights WASHINGTON DC - During four crucial votes on Second Amendment issues, U.S. Senator Mark Kirk departed from the Republican majority last week in D.C. Illinois' junior senator chose instead to vote with senior Senator Dick Durbin and the Democrat minority. Kirk was the only Republican to vote with Democrats on the following votes on December 3: