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  • Russian lawyer questions why Mueller hasn't contacted her

    04/22/2018 4:57:30 PM PDT · by Enchante · 61 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | April 22, 2018 | NATALIYA VASILYEVA
    A Russian lawyer who discussed sanctions with Donald Trump Jr. in New York during his father's 2016 campaign for the U.S. presidency said Sunday that special counsel Robert Mueller has not contacted her yet. In an interview with The Associated Press, Natalia Veselnitskaya also detailed her recent meeting in Berlin with investigators from the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee. Like Mueller, the committee is investigating allegations of Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election.
  • The 14 GOP senators who voted against Trump’s immigration framework

    02/17/2018 7:00:40 PM PST · by entropy12 · 34 replies
    The Hill.com ^ | 02/17/18 06:10 PM EST | JORDAIN CARNEY
    In the end, 14 GOP senators rejected Trump's proposal, helping make it the least popular of the Senate’s competing measures.
  • 'I'm leaving the Democratic Party today': Democrats are infuriated by their own party's deal (trunc)

    01/22/2018 4:18:32 PM PST · by Mariner · 57 replies
    Business Insider ^ | January 22nd, 2018 | Eliza Relman
    Full title:'I'm leaving the Democratic Party today': Democrats are infuriated by their own party's deal with the GOP to reopen the governmentMany Democrats are incensed about the deal Senate Democrats reached with Republicans on Monday, the third day of a shutdown, to reopen the government. On Monday, a bipartisan group of senators — including 33 Democrats — led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer reached an agreement to fund the government until February 8. The senators agreed to the deal in exchange for a promise from the GOP to vote on legislation to codify the...
  • Liberals livid after deal to end shutdown

    01/22/2018 3:53:59 PM PST · by Mariner · 47 replies
    Pollutico ^ | January 22nd, 2018 | By ELANA SCHOR
    Liberal activists are furious with Democratic senators after most of them agreed to reopen the federal government without a firm path to shielding young immigrants from deportation. As the third day of the shutdown dawned, liberal advocates and immigration groups fired off a joint statement blasting as "unacceptable" Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-Ky.) offer to merely hold a vote on immigration — with no promises for action from the House or White House — in exchange for Democratic votes to reopen the government. But three hours later, Democratic senators agreed to just those terms — sparking anger on the...
  • List: These 32 Senators Voted to Shut Down the Government Before Christmas (Franken's last vote?)

    12/23/2017 4:36:39 AM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 12/22/17 | Thomas Phippen
    The Senate approved a short-term spending plan to keep the government open Thursday but not without nearly a third of the chamber dissenting for various reasons. The funding bill, called a continuing resolution, keeps the government open through mid-January. The legislation needed at least 60 votes and passed by 66 votes, with 32 nays and two senators not voting. That’s double the 14 Democrats who dissented against the temporary spending bill two weeks ago. Most of the nay votes were from Democrats who are desperate to deal with immigration issues.
  • Senators to introduce bipartisan bill to prevent foreign cyber interference in elections

    12/16/2017 1:02:41 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 20 replies
    CBS News ^ | Dec. 16, 2017 | William Miller
    A bipartisan group of senators are introducing a bill early next week to improve and streamline information about cyber threats between state and federal entities, in the wake of Russia's believed interference during the 2016 election, according to a top aide to one of the senators involved. The bill, spearheaded by Sen. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma, and also sponsored by Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-California, is intended to better the communication between the Department of Homeland Security, the intelligence community and state election offices, in efforts to thwart future interference in U.S. elections...
  • How Congress plays by different rules on sexual harassment and misconduct

    10/29/2017 11:19:59 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 27, 2017 | Michelle Ye Hee Lee and Elise Viebeck
    Briony Whitehouse was a 19-year-old intern in 2003 when she boarded an elevator in the Russell Senate Office Building with a Republican senator who, she said, groped her until the doors reopened. She never reported the incident to her bosses for fear of jeopardizing her career. But she recently tweeted about her experience on Twitter as part of the #MeToo campaign, a social-media phenomenon that has aired thousands of complaints about sexual harassment. Some of the accounts have called out by name Hollywood moguls, media stars, even a former U.S. president. Other women such as Whitehouse have stopped short of...
  • Senators Collins,Cantwell Release GAO Report Showing Climate Change Could Cost the Government

    10/25/2017 5:41:09 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 22 replies
    Senator Collins ^ | 10/24/2017 | Senator Collins
    GAO report reveals that by 2039, climate change will cost U.S. taxpayers more than $1 trillion Click HERE to watch Senator Collins’ floor remarks on the GAO reportNote to assignment editors and news directors: Click HERE for high-quality video of Senator Collins’ floor remarks on the GAO reportWashington, D.C. - In the wake of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, and Nate; the multi-year drought across the west; and the wildfires in the nine western states, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a new report requested by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) on the economic impacts of climate change....
  • U.S. Senators Revive Anti-Catholic Bigotry To Intimidate Religious People

    09/14/2017 1:56:53 PM PDT · by detective · 6 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 13, 2017 | Paul C. Binotto
    Democrats’ line of questioning against religious judicial nominees signals a broader strategy to deter religious people who may wish to participate more fully in their government. Fifty-seven years have passed since John F. Kennedy felt compelled to take to the podium of the Greater Houston Ministerial Association and proclaim: “I am not the Catholic candidate for president. I am the Democratic Party’s candidate for president who happens also to be a Catholic.”
  • Senators eye defense bill as a way to challenge Trump’s foreign policy

    09/10/2017 5:08:43 PM PDT · by Innovative · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Sept. 10, 2017 | Karoun Demirjian
    Rank-and-file senators are eyeing the annual defense bill the Senate will take up this week as a chance to challenge President Trump’s recent controversial moves on national security — but thus far, Republican leaders have resisted their efforts. Senators of both parties are drafting amendments that would step up sanctions against North Korea, roll back Trump’s order to ban transgender troops from the military and force Congress to vote within six months on a replacement authorization for use of military force, or AUMF, against extremist groups. Each of those initiatives grapples with an international crisis that Trump has tackled —...
  • If Democrat Senator Bob Menendez is Convicted For Corruption, Everything Could Change...

    08/22/2017 5:23:38 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    Townhall ^ | Aug 22, 2017 | Katie Pavlich
    FULL TITLE: If Democrat Senator Bob Menendez is Convicted For Corruption, Everything Could Change With Obamacare Repeal Here's a story that's been flying under the radar at the national news level. New Jersey's Democrat Senator Bob Menendez is about to go on trial for corruption. The jury selection started today and press was not allowed access to the process. The Senator was indicted two years ago and ethics experts say it is extremely rare for a sitting congressman or senator to be indicted on the charges Menendez currently faces. From the New York Times: Mr. Menendez stands accused of using...
  • TEN GOP Senators Call On McConnell To Fulfill Commitments And Cancel August Recess

    07/02/2017 2:17:46 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    GP ^ | 07/01/17 | Jim Hoff
    Ten Republican Senators called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to Cancel the August recess The list includes:   Senator Perdue (Georgia) Senator Daines (Montana) Senator Ernst (Iowa) Senator Kennedy (Louisiana) Senator Lankford (Oklahoma) Senator Lee (Utah) Senator Rounds (South Dakota) Senator Strange (Alabama) Senator Sullivan (Arkansas) Senator Tillis (North Carolina) Republican leaders Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan have squandered their majorities. So far Congress has refused to pass legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare, pass tax cuts and build a border wall.Weekend after weekend American workers work overtime to complete their unfinished work. Why should the elites in...
  • Prostitutes speak out against Senate health bill

    06/29/2017 8:21:48 PM PDT · by Stopthethreat · 59 replies
    Licensed prostitutes in Nevada, working in legal brothels, are organizing against legislation they say will devastate them, other prostitutes across the nation and their families. With Obamacare (Affordable Care Act), now under threat of being repealed and replaced, "thousands of prostitutes nationwide were, for the first time, able to obtain affordable health care insurance for themselves and their families," said a press release issued Thursday.
  • 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...