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  • Book offers new details of Chief Justice Roberts negotiation with liberal justices to save ObamaCare

    03/22/2019 7:42:56 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/22/19 | Rachel Frazin
    A new book on Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts offers new details of his negotiation with liberal justices Elena Kagan and Stephen Breyer to save ObamaCare ahead of the court's landmark ruling in 2012, according to excerpts released on CNN. In Joan Biskupic's "The Chief" which is scheduled to release next Thursday, she writes that Roberts originally opposed upholding the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate that required people to buy insurance, and cast his initial vote to strike it down, but he did join the liberal justices in voting to uphold Medicaid expansion, according to the book. He later...
  • McSally spoke with Trump, said McCain deserved respect

    03/21/2019 5:41:45 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 110 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 21, 2019
    LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Sen. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) spoke with President Trump about the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Wednesday, after days of unprecedented attacks by a sitting president on a dead war hero. McSally, addressing reporters after a meeting with base commanders here Thursday, expanded on a tweet she sent Wednesday in which she called McCain a hero. The tweet did not mention Trump, and in her remarks Thursday she again refrained from criticizing the president. "I made it clear, I love John McCain. John McCain is an American hero. This state reveres John McCain, and...
  • Omar Feels Targeted By a News Outlet For a Report on Her 'Muslim Prayer'

    03/17/2019 6:02:54 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 44 replies
    Townhall ^ | 3/17/19 | Beth Baumann
    Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) on Friday shared a tweet with part of a prayer from the Quran, which literally translated to "We belong to Allah and to Allah we shall return. "Omar seemed to take offense to the article because she felt she was being singled out. At the end of the tweet where she slammed The Hill, Omar included another short Muslim prayer about redemption. "I seek forgiveness from Allah," is what it translates to. There was nothing offensive about what The Hill wrote. Absolutely nothing. All they did was share what Omar said and where it came from.
  • Police: Woman admitted to slashing tire over MAGA hat seen inside SUV

    03/14/2019 11:01:22 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 88 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 03/13/19 05:25 PM EDT | By Morgan Gstalter
    Police in Arizona said an 18-year-old woman admitted to slashing the tire of a random SUV because she saw one of President Trump’s “Make America Great Again” hats inside, The Arizona Republic reported Wednesday. Phoenix Police Department spokesman Sgt. Vincent Lewis said the woman admitted to slashing the tire “because she saw a hat with a political message inside the vehicle which she disagreed with.” The car belonged to Nick Dugas, a retail security manager, who noticed something didn’t seem right after leaving the parking lot of Paradise Vally Mall. He discovered a slash in his tire and turned back...
  • Romney to vote against Trump's emergency declaration

    03/14/2019 10:42:15 AM PDT · by Eyes Unclouded · 116 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3-14-2019 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) said on Thursday that he will oppose President Trump's emergency declaration to build the U.S.-Mexico border wall. "I will vote today for the resolution of disapproval. This is a vote for the Constitution and for the balance of powers that is at its core," Romney said in a statement. Romney is the sixth Republican senator to say he will vote for the resolution of disapproval, which is getting a vote in the Senate later Thursday.
  • Exclusive: Biden to run for White House, says Dem lawmaker

    03/12/2019 10:20:16 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/12/19 | cott Wong and Amie Parnes
    Former Vice President Joe Biden will run for president in 2020, a senior Democratic lawmaker told The Hill on Tuesday, a move that will shake up the crowded Democratic primary field and make him the clear front-runner for his party’s nomination against President Trump. “I’m giving it a shot,” Biden said matter-of-factly during a phone call with a House Democratic lawmaker within the past week — a conversation the congressman recounted to The Hill and interpreted as a sure sign that Biden will run in 2020. In the brief phone call, the former vice president asked if he could bounce...
  • Tucker Carlson says 'we will never bow to the mob' amid resurfaced comments

    03/11/2019 8:24:35 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/11/2019 | Brett Samuels
    Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Monday rejected what he called a culture of outrage from both Democrats and Republicans amid the fallout from recently resurfaced offensive comments he made about women and minorities years ago. Carlson delivered a roughly seven-minute opening monologue on "Tucker Carlson Tonight" peppered with graphics that read "The Mob," "Crackdown on Dissent" and "Liberal Hypocrisy." While he did not reference any of his specific controversial comments, he doubled down on his initial refusal to apologize for them. "Fox News is behind us, as they have been since the very first day," Carlson said. "Toughness is...
  • Trump Jr. defends Tucker Carlson: 'This is how to handle the outrage mob'

    03/11/2019 10:13:19 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/11/19 11:37 AM EDT | JOE CONCHA
    Donald Trump Jr. defended Tucker Carlson on Monday, saying he was standing up against the "outrage mob," after the Fox News host sparked controversy for comments he made from 2006-2011 to a shock jock radio host. The support from the president's son comes as Carlson faces calls for a boycott of his show, with #BoycottTuckerCarlson trending on Twitter. The controversy was sparked after Media Matters released audio clips of Carlson on Sunday featuring some of his appearances on a radio program hosted by "Bubba the Love Sponge," whose real name is Todd Clem. The comments include joking that women as...
  • Female Gillibrand aide resigned over handling of her sexual harassment complaint: report

    03/11/2019 8:03:03 AM PDT · by Monrose72 · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03-11-19 | AVERY ANAPOL
    A former staffer to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) reportedly resigned last summer in protest of Gillibrand's handling of her sexual harassment complaint against one of the senator's top aides. Politico reported Monday that the unidentified female staffer said the older male aide repeatedly made unwanted advances and sexist comments about other women in the office. The accusations that her office mishandled a sexual harassment complaint could cast a shadow on Gillibrand, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate who has been a vocal defender of sexual harassment victims and a leader in "Me Too"-related reform efforts on Capitol Hill.
  • Warren says it's 'just wrong' to call her a socialist

    03/10/2019 6:41:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/10/19 | Brett Samuels
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said in an interview broadcast Sunday that it's "wrong" to call her a socialist as Republican critics seek to use the label against her and other progressive Democrats running for president. "I believe in markets. Markets that work," Warren told CBS News correspondent Ed O'Keefe in an interview that aired on "Face the Nation." "Markets that have a cop on the beat and have real rules and everybody follows them," she continued. "I believe in a level playing field. And as long as we've got that then we will get the best out of markets because...
  • House Dems delay vote on resolution rebuking Omar over Israel remarks

    03/05/2019 6:28:20 PM PST · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 5, 2019 | Juliegrace Brufke
    House Democratic leaders are delaying a vote on a resolution condemning anti-Semitism that had been slated to take place on Wednesday, a senior Democratic aide confirmed Tuesday. "We could consider something as early as Thursday," the source told The Hill. House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.D.) told Fox News Tuesday evening they were “still drafting” the resolution, but feels it should be "anti-hate." The measure is expected to be updated to include language condemning anti-Muslim bias. The resolution comes in the wake of Rep. Ilhan Omar's (D-Minn.) most recent controversial comments on Israel. "I want to talk about the political...
  • Senate confirms Wheeler to lead EPA

    02/28/2019 10:25:35 AM PST · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 28, 2018 | Miranda Green
    The Senate on Thursday voted to confirm Andrew Wheeler as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in a 52-47 mostly party-line vote. Every Democrat voted against Wheeler, while Sen. Susan Collins (Maine) was the only Republican to vote against him. Collins in a statement Wednesday said she would not vote for Wheeler, a former energy lobbyist, because of his track record backing policies that weaken rules protecting are pollution and lowering car emissions. “While Mr. Wheeler is certainly qualified for this position, I have too many concerns with the actions he has taken during his tenure as Acting Administrator...
  • Schumer: Judge vote will test GOP’s commitment to protecting pre-existing conditions

    03/01/2019 1:29:04 PM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 1, 2019 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) warned Republicans on Friday that voting for Chad Readler, President Trump’s nominee to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, is a vote against protecting with people with pre-existing conditions. Readler, who served until September as assistant attorney general for the civil division at the Department of Justice, filed a brief last year supporting a lawsuit filed by Texas and other states seeking to strike down the Affordable Care Act. “As Mr. Readler is the author of the Trump administration’s decision to side with Republican attorneys general suing to repeal our health care law, Senate...
  • National Review's Goldberg, Weekly Standard's Hayes to launch conservative media company

    03/01/2019 7:23:46 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/01/19 | Joe Concha
    Former Weekly Standard editor-in-chief Steve Hayes and National Review's Jonah Goldberg will be joining forces to launch a new conservative media company, according to a Thursday report. The Axios report comes just three months after The Weekly Standard, a conservative magazine that was critical of President Trump that has been printing since 1995, announced it would be ceasing publication. The report says Goldberg and Hayes, who are currently seeking investors, plan "a reporting-driven, Trump-skeptical company that will begin with newsletters as soon as this summer, then add a website in September, and perhaps ultimately a print magazine." It adds that...
  • Republicans force House subcommittee to adjourn during hearing on climate change

    02/26/2019 3:00:22 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/26/19 05 | Juliegrace Brufke
    Republicans on a House Natural Resources Committee subpanel successfully managed on Tuesday to force a motion to adjourn at the start of a hearing on climate change due to the number of Democratic absences. Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations ranking member Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) kicked off the hearing — titled The Denial Playbook: How Industries Manipulate Science and Policy from Climate Change to Public Health — by arguing the topics didn't fall under the panel’s purview. “This is now the seventh Oversight hearing related to climate change that the majority is holding this month, starting with a full committee hearing....
  • Ocasio-Cortez adviser says Sunrise confrontation with 'old-timer' Feinstein 'sad'

    02/25/2019 9:52:43 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 80 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 25, 2019 | Julia Manchester
    Robert Hockett, who worked as an outside adviser to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on the green new deal, said Sen. Dianne Feinstein's (D-Calif.) viral exchange with young activists over the proposal was "unsurprising" and "sad." Hockett described the 85-year-old Feinstein as "elderly" and an "old timer" in his comments to Hill.TV's Buck Sexton and Krystal Ball on "Rising," saying the young people who confronted the senator have much at stake in the battle over climate change. "When we're younger we tend to have much bigger ideas as to what's possible. We're more energetic, we're less tired when we're younger, and...
  • Senate reignites blue slip war over Trump court picks

    02/24/2019 3:55:43 PM PST · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 24, 2019 | Jordain Carney
    The Senate is set to escalate a long simmering fight over President Trump's judicial nominees. Republicans are poised to confirm a pick for the influential circuit courts next week without the support of either of the nominee's home-state senators—a first for the Trump era. Eric Miller is the first appeals judge to get a vote on the Senate floor this year, and the 31st of Trump’s presidency. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) set up an initial vote on his Ninth Circuit nomination for Monday evening. “The judicial train is running in the committee and it will soon hit the floor,”...
  • Mark Harris calls for new election in North Carolina House race

    02/21/2019 12:02:35 PM PST · by GIdget2004 · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/21/2019 | Max Greenwood
    Republican Mark Harris on Thursday called for a new election in North Carolina’s 9th congressional district, saying that allegations of ballot tampering have shaken the public’s confidence in the race’s outcome. Harris’s request, which came at a hearing of the North Carolina State Board of Elections, was a stunning reversal for the Republican House candidate, who has for months urged state elections officials to certify him as the winner in the race. --This is a developing story.
  • The family secret Bruce Ohr told Rod Rosenstein about Russia case

    02/20/2019 8:32:24 AM PST · by bitt · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/20/2019 | john Solomon
    Who would have thought that, this deep into the Russia collusion probe, we'd be learning about yet another dossier connected to Hillary Clinton? And, as it turns out, it was sort of a family secret. By his own account, senior Department of Justice (DOJ) official Bruce Ohr played an essential — and unorthodox — role, carrying politically tainted allegations of Donald Trump-Russia collusion to the FBI during the 2016 election. First, it was unverified intelligence starting in July 2016 from Trump-hating former British spy Christopher Steele, the author of the infamous Russia dossier. Next, it was sketchy intelligence starting in...
  • Ginsburg smiles, speaks in clear voice in return to Supreme Court bench

    02/19/2019 10:57:39 AM PST · by SMGFan · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 19, 2019
    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg stood tall and smiled as she stepped up to the bench for her first oral argument following a surgery in December. The 85-year-old member of the court’s liberal wing was forced to miss arguments in 11 cases during the month of January after two cancerous nodules were removed from her lower left lung on Dec. 21 It was the first time in more than 25 years on the court that her health has kept her from the bench. But Ginsburg looked strong on Tuesday, holding her head high, as she stepped up and took her seat...