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  • Senators Told North Korea Nuclear Threat Is Urgent

    04/26/2017 3:46:40 PM PDT · by rxsid · 56 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 04/26/2017 | Bill Gertz
    "Senators Told North Korea Nuclear Threat Is UrgentBY: Bill Gertz - April 26, 2017 5:57 pm The Senate took part in a rare White House briefing on Wednesday to hear what senior leaders described as "an urgent national security threat" posed by North Korea's nuclear and missile programs. The hour-long secret session for all senators was held at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, next to the White House, and included a brief appearance from President Trump who made short, introductory remarks. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, also took part in the session. His...
  • Vanity: Which Republican Senator Do we on FR Dislike the Most?

    03/29/2017 7:44:40 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 110 replies
    Vanity | 3/29/2017 | usafa92
    I thought it might be fun to take a little survey and find out who is the most disliked Republican senator currently in Congress. Given that there are 52 Republicans, that gives us about 45 choices. However, in the interest of the upcoming Final Four, I thought I would come up with my top four choices and see where we go. #1. Representing the great state of Arizona Senator John McCain #2. Representing the great state of South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham #3. Representing the great state of Kentucky Senator Mitch the Turtle McConnell #4. Representing the great state of...
  • 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.
  • US SENATORS Ask Rex Tillerson To Investigate US Funds Going Overseas To George SOROS!

    03/16/2017 12:26:37 PM PDT · by davikkm · 11 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    Lets pray Rex Tillerson will move ahead with this mission, and I think he is the man to do it. Several leading Republican Senators are calling on Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to launch an investigation into the Obama administration’s ties to George Soros led efforts to interfere with foreign governments. We all knew this was happening, but we felt helpless to stop it. Now our Government is actually acting, and it feels good. The Senators claim Obama did this by “sending taxpayer funds to extreme and sometimes violent political activists” that promote leftist causes,” according to the Washington Free...
  • Senate Dems Facing Tough 2018 Races Avoid Town Halls

    02/27/2017 6:25:32 AM PST · by scooby321 · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/27/2017 | Kerry Pickett
    Town halls centered around rowdy crowds disrupting Republican members of Congress grabbed headlines recently, but certain Senate Democrats facing tough reelection races next year have avoided in-person town halls in their own states all together. The Associated Press reported Friday Democratic Sens. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, Bill Nelson of Florida, Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Joe Manchin West Virginia all decided against going to town halls to speak to and answer questions from their constituents, preferring to communicate through tele-town halls, e-mail opinion surveys, social media and speeches.
  • AIDE SAYS SENATORS WANT MATERIALS SAVED FOR RUSSIA PROBE

    02/19/2017 4:35:57 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 55 replies
    http://hosted.ap.org/ ^ | Feb. 19 2017 | DEB RIECHMANN AND EILEEN SULLIVAN
    The Senate Intelligence Committee has sent formal requests to more than a dozen organizations, agencies and individuals, asking them to preserve all materials related to the committee's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and related issues, according to a congressional aide.
  • Top Republican senators say Congress should probe Flynn situation

    02/14/2017 1:04:35 PM PST · by Innovative · 64 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Feb. 14, 2017 | By Sean Sullivan, Karoun Demirjian and Paul Kane
    Top Republican senators, including Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, said Tuesday that Congress should probe the circumstances leading up to the resignation of Michael Flynn as President Trump’s national security adviser, opening a new and potentially uncomfortable chapter in the uneasy relationship between Trump and congressional Republicans. McConnell (R-Ky.) told CNN Tuesday that it is “highly likely” that the Senate Intelligence Committee will examine Flynn’s actions. Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), vice chairman of the Senate GOP Conference and a member of the Intelligence Committee, said lawmakers ought to look at the matter as part of an existing probe into Russian meddling...
  • Senator John McCain Demands “Act of War” Against Russia…

    12/30/2016 4:04:04 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 408 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Dec. 30, 2016 | Sundance
    Some things never change. In full alignment with President Obama, the ever faithful war monger Senator John McCain calls for a declaration of war against Russia. …and if you disagree with him, well, you’re “a Hobbit“, or “a crazy“… or something. (Via Reuters) […] Republican John McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said on Friday that Russia must face a penalty for the cyber attacks and that is was possible to impose many sanctions. “When you attack a country, it’s an act of war,” McCain said in an interview with the Ukrainian TV channel “1+1” while on a...
  • Johnny Isakson, David Perdue reject long-term Supreme Court stonewall

    11/06/2016 4:01:49 PM PST · by Dacula · 32 replies
    Atlanta Urinal and Constipation ^ | 11-6-16 | Tamar Hallerman
    Georgia’s two senators said they will consider Supreme Court nominees based on their individual merits in the new year, effectively rejecting a strategy some Republican colleagues have floated should Hillary Clinton win the presidency on Tuesday.
  • Alan Gross upset by Bernie Sanders' praise of Cuban government

    03/30/2016 2:02:15 PM PDT · by Fasceto · 2 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | March 30, 2016 | Fox News Latino
    Alan Gross is not feeling the Bern. The former aid worker who spent who spent over four years behind bars in Cuba said he can’t tolerate Democratic president candidate and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ praise for some of the Cuban government’s accomplishments. Sanders was one of three senators who visited Gross while he was in a Cuban prison after being accused of being a spy and also helped to secure the aid worker’s eventual release. Gross, who was jailed in 2009, was eventually released in December 2014. “I had the impression that Bernie didn’t see that there was so much...
  • Another Clinton Email Coverup (Weekly Updtae)

    04/30/2016 9:49:55 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 29, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    Obama State Department Hid Key Clinton Benghazi Email from Judicial Watch New Benghazi Documents Reveal September 11, 2012, Hillary Clinton ‘Call Sheet’ Describes Benghazi Assault as Attack by ‘Armed Extremists’ Cartels Help Terrorists in Mexico Get to U.S. to Explore Targets; ISIS Militant Shaykh Mahmood Omar Khabir among Them Obama State Department Hid Key Clinton Benghazi Email from Judicial Watch It has taken several years of persistent legal pressure from Judicial Watch even to begin to expose Hillary Clinton’s email scandal. This week, for example, we reported that we could have known about her email games two years ago,...
  • Tennessee GOP senators don't seem happy with Trump today [Corker & Alexander smear]

    06/14/2016 3:00:35 PM PDT · by lodi90 · 43 replies
    KAGS TV ^ | 6/14/2016 | Eliza Collins
    As some Republicans struggle with justifying their support for Donald Trump after a series of controversies — including his recent attack on an American-born judge for his “Mexican heritage” and a doubling down on his call for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the U.S. — the two Republican senators from Tennessee aren't lending their overt support. Sen. Lamar Alexander isn't calling Trump the GOP nominee just yet, as reported by an Associated Press reporter. When his office was asked about the comments, Communications Director Jim Jeffries confirmed them and said, “Republicans officially choose our nominee in July. Sen. Alexander...
  • THE TIME FOR ACTION IS NOW!

    02/17/2016 12:03:37 PM PST · by windhover · 29 replies
    2/17/2016 | windhover
    Ok, we knew it would happen and it is happening. The first cracks in that alleged Republican wall of invincibility in the Senate are beginning to run. Charles Grassley R-Iowa and CHAIRMAN of the Judiciary Committee is now publicly saying that he has not excluded the possibility of calling a vote on an Obama Supreme Court appointment. Grassley is also RUNNING FOR RE ELECTION; as is David Vitter R-Louisiana, another Judiciary Committee member. We have to BURY both these Senators in phone calls, e-mail, snail mail, and personal visits to their office closest to you with like minded voters. They...
  • 2 senators whose families fled Nazis support deal with Iran

    09/10/2015 3:39:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 10, 2015 3:26 AM EDT | Stephen Ohlemacher
    Some of the most strident opponents of the nuclear accord with Iran are invoking memories of the Holocaust in an effort to defeat the agreement, arguing the deal could enhance Iran’s ability to build a bomb, leading to the destruction of Israel. Those arguments, however, failed to sway two senators who grew up hearing stories of the Holocaust firsthand, despite fierce opposition to the deal from Israeli leaders and some Jewish groups. “My parents told me at a young age what it was like to live in fear,” said Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore. “For German Jews, the fear was always...
  • Defund Planned Parenthood: These 7 Senators Need Pressure NOW

    07/31/2015 8:33:39 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    redstate.com ^ | July 31st, 2015 | billyvalentine (Diary) |
    This upcoming Monday evening, August 3rd, the U.S. Senate will vote on a bill (S. 1881) sponsored by Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) 67% that would stop taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood. In the latest reportable year, Planned Parenthood received $528 million – over half a billion dollars – in taxpayer funding. During that same period, they performed 327,653 abortions, and have performed just under one million abortions (988,783) over the last three years. And now, a series of undercover videos allegedly show that Planned Parenthood uses the banned partial birth abortion procedure to harvest and sell the body parts of...
  • GOP senators challenge Ted Cruz book claims

    07/15/2015 7:48:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/15/2015 | By MANU RAJU
    Rand Paul takes issue with one anecdote, and another claim is called ‘pure fantasy.’ Cruz’s camp stands by the book. In his new book, Ted Cruz writes that Rand Paul let him down on Obamacare. During Cruz’s now-infamous 21-hour speech on the eve of the 2013 government shutdown, Paul came to the floor to speak for a few minutes about the health care law. But according to the book, Paul seemed intent on bolstering the GOP leadership’s “skeptical attacks,” which were “deliberately designed to undermine our efforts.” “I marveled that Rand had decided not to be with us in this...
  • Senator Marries Aide a Year After Denying Affair (Thad Cochran)

    05/31/2015 11:24:44 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 30 replies
    Newser ^ | May 30, 2015 | Arden Dier
    Thad Cochran's camp batted down rumors last year of a romance between the senator and longtime aide Kay Webber, the New York Times reports, amid criticism that Webber had joined Cochran on 28 taxpayer-funded trips to 45 countries costing more than $150,000. Now, in a one-sentence statement, his office confirms that Cochran, 77, put a ring on it on Saturday during a private family ceremony in Gulfport, Miss., the Clarion-Ledger reports. Cochran's wife of 50 years—photographed by an anti-Cochran blogger in a nursing home last year—died in December at 73 after suffering from dementia, the Washington Post reports. A Cochran...
  • That Was Then, This Is Now: A Tale of Two Senators: One got away, the other is prosecuted.

    04/09/2015 5:37:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/09/2015 | Jeff Lipkes
    Once upon a time, before he was a Senator, X worked for a law firm that helped a shady developer score $43 million in government funding. When X left the firm and became a legislator, he helped the developer get another $14 million in taxpayer funds, with $855,000 in fees for his former boss and the developer. In return, the slumlord funneled at least a quarter million dollars to Senator X’s campaigns. He also enabled the Senator to buy a $1.56 million mansion by purchasing an adjacent lot the seller also owned and insisted on selling at the same time....
  • White House Petition to Charge ‘Treasonous’ Senators for Iran Letter Breaks 100,000 Signers in One

    03/10/2015 9:58:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 78 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/10/15 | Kristinn Taylor
    A petition posted to the White House’s ‘We the People’ do it yourself petition site on Monday calls for prosecution under the Logan Act of the forty-seven U.S. senators who signed a letter initiated by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) to the Iranian government about the negotiations for a nuclear deal between the Islamist state sponsor of terrorism and President Barack Obama. The petition accuses the senators of having committed a “treasonous offense” and violating the Logan Act which prohibits U.S. citizens from conducting unauthorized negotiations with foreign powers. Signers of the petition rocketed it past the 100,000 minimum signers set...
  • The Constitutional Flaw That Doomed Our Federal System

    03/04/2015 7:54:42 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 49 replies
    Ricochet ^ | March 4, 2015 | Fredösphere
    Instead of watching helplessly as our republic devolves into crown government, let’s distract ourselves with a counterfactual. What if senators were appointed by state legislatures for indefinite terms?The Senate was designed to preserve the federal nature of our system. Members of the House represent the people, but the Senators were to represent the states — really, state governments.Had this worked, the people would have benefited. (Sometimes, you win by grabbing all the power, but sometimes you win by ceding power to critical allies. The states were the people’s only allies in the War Against the Feds.) Unfortunately, senators came to...