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  • Chuck Schumer Gives Fauci Testimony Advice. The White House Responds.

    05/12/2020 8:36:46 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 12, 2020 | Cortney O'Brien
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is itching to hear from Dr. Anthony Fauci as he testifies before the Senate Health Committee Tuesday morning. The Democrat believes that without President Trump looking over his shoulder, Fauci can tell them how he really feels about the administration. "Fauci has a huge amount of respect and it seems at times he's muzzled by the president," Schumer said. "The president is always lurking over his shoulder. This is the first time we get to hear him without the president looking over his shoulder or cutting him off or cutting the reporter off who asks...
  • Dems resist Senate GOP push to confirm judges, including ex-Kavanaugh clerk, amid coronavirus

    04/29/2020 2:48:57 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 29, 2020 | Tyler Olson
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., on Wednesday joined a growing chorus of Democrats calling on Senate Republicans to pause their efforts to confirm federal judges when the Senate returns on May 4 amid the coronavirus pandemic, saying the GOP seems less interested in passing further measures to combat the virus than they are in putting more of President Trump's nominees on the federal bench. "The GDP just had its biggest drop since the Great Recession, the United States has surpassed one million confirmed positive cases of COVID-19, and we still don’t have adequate testing," Schumer said in a statement....
  • McConnell vows next coronavirus aid bill 'won't pass the Senate' without business liability protection

    04/28/2020 3:47:42 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 28, 2020 | Charles Creitz
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told Fox News Tuesday he will not consider any additional coronavirus aid legislation unless it includes liability or litigation protections for businesses and employees seeking to come back to work. "We can't pass another bill unless we have liability protections. That's the only way we're going to ultimately begin to get past this," McConnell told "Your World with Neil Cavuto". "We have to have businesses brave enough to open up again and employees brave enough to go back to work. And I'm glad to see that some of the states are beginning to move...
  • Democrat Tom Malinowski Jokes about Withholding Coronavirus Disinfectant from Kentuckians

    04/10/2020 8:20:28 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/9/2020 | Sean Moran
    Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-NJ) reportedly said on Thursday that he has fantasized about holding up coronavirus disinfectant from Kentuckians to make Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) pass more Democrat measures. Malinowski, a Democrat representing New Jersey’s seventh congressional district, said in a call that he would threaten McConnell by withholding Lysol for his constituents. “Fun fact about Somerset County [New Jersey], we make 100 percent of the national supply of Lysol disinfectant,” he said in a video obtained by the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC). “I’ve thought about using with Mitch McConnell, like, ‘Hey, we’re going to hold up...
  • YouTube removes clip of Rand Paul reading alleged name of Ukraine whistleblower on Senate floor

    02/13/2020 9:37:12 AM PST · by conservative98 · 36 replies
    Axios ^ | 2/13/20 | Rashaan Ayesh
    Paul told Politico, "It is a chilling and disturbing day in America when giant web companies such as YouTube decide to censure speech. Now, even protected speech, such as that of a senator on the Senate floor, can be blocked from getting to the American people. This is dangerous and politically biased. Nowhere in my speech did I accuse anyone of being a whistleblower, nor do I know the whistleblower’s identity." YouTube spokesperson Ivy Choi said, "Videos, comments, and other forms of content that mention the leaked whistleblower’s name violate YouTube’s Community Guidelines and will be removed from YouTube. We’ve...
  • The Loss of the Senate and the Loss of Liberty

    04/08/2020 6:42:28 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 16 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | Apri 8, 2020 A.D. | John F Di Leo
    Reflections on the anniversary of the Seventeenth Amendment “The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, chosen by the Legislature thereof, for six years; and each Senator shall have one Vote.” - Constitution of the United States of America, Article 1, Section 3 And so it was, for about 124 years, from the implementation of the Constitution in 1789 through the implementation of Amendment XVII, on April 8, 1913. With the Seventeenth Amendment, the progressive era reached its pinnacle. Direct election of United States Senators forever severed the tethers by which the state...
  • Trump, McConnell push ahead with judicial nominations amid coronavirus, presidential election

    04/06/2020 1:28:59 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 6, 2020 | Tyler Olson
    Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., are pushing ahead with an aggressive effort to get more federal judges confirmed amid the global coronavirus pandemic, as they grapple with the possibility that the November elections could wrest away Republican control of the Senate and White House. Losing the White House or control of the Senate would be a major blow to efforts to install conservative jurists on the federal bench, as the president nominates judicial nominees and the Senate confirms them....
  • After Last Week's Sexist Tweets, DSCC Uses Stephen King to Fundraise Against Susan Collins

    03/25/2020 1:55:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 25, 2020 | Reagan McCarthy
    For the better part of President TrumpÂ’s first term in office, Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) has been a target of the far-left, because, of course, she does not embrace their radical agenda line-by-line. A noted moderate in the GOP Senate caucus, Sen. Collins votes with both parties, issue by issue. Sen. CollinsÂ’ nuanced approach to governance is unfathomable to the far-left. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) sent a fundraising plea, amidst a global health pandemic, for Sen. CollinsÂ’ opponent, Sara Gideon, featuring far-left author Stephen King: Friend, I'm just so fed up with watching Susan Collins acquiesce to...
  • GOP senators warn they will oppose coronavirus bill unless ‘massive drafting error’ fixed

    03/25/2020 12:01:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 68 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 25, 2020 | Adam Shaw
    Three Republican senators are warning that they will oppose the $2 trillion coronavirus response package unless a “massive drafting error” in the legislation, that they say will create an incentive for employers to lay off employees, is fixed. Fox News is told the concern is that the current version could pay workers more in unemployment benefits than they're currently making, by sticking a $600 per week payment on top of ordinary benefits that are calculated as a percentage of income. This could disrupt the labor market further, the lawmakers warn. "A massive drafting error in the current version of the...
  • Gingrich: Pelosi, Schumer believe they can 'blackmail' Trump into accepting 'dumb ideas'

    03/23/2020 7:45:50 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 23, 2020 | Newt Gingrich
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said on “Fox & Friends” on Monday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., “believe they can blackmail the president into accepting really dumb ideas.” Gingrich, who is in Italy with his wife, the ambassador to the Vatican, spoke after Senate Democrats blocked a GOP-backed $1.4 trillion coronavirus rescue package, sowing fresh doubt the parties can forge an agreement as the nation descends into economic disaster amid the coronavirus pandemic. On Sunday, when Pelosi was asked if people should be concerned the rescue package won't pass by Monday, she said...
  • Senate clears 77-day extension of surveillance powers

    03/16/2020 3:54:05 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 16, 2020 | Jordain Carney
    The Senate cleared a nearly four-month extension of intelligence programs that expired on Sunday as part of a deal that will also allow for votes on broader surveillance reforms. The Senate had been expected to hold an initial procedural vote Monday on the House-passed bill that paired extension of the three expired USA Freedom Act provisions with some changes to the court established by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Instead, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) came to the floor minutes before the scheduled vote and passed a 77-day extension of the three USA Freedom Act provisions. The extension...
  • Schumer urges GOP to oppose Trump's intel pick

    02/28/2020 4:01:30 PM PST · by jazusamo · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 28, 2020 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) quickly called on Republicans to oppose GOP Rep. John Ratcliffe's nomination to be the next director of national intelligence after Trump announced the decision on Friday. “With this nomination, President Trump has shown once again his lack of respect for the rule of law and the intelligence community. Republicans must join Democrats in swiftly rejecting the nomination of Mr. Ratcliffe," Schumer said in a statement. Trump announced via tweet that he had picked Ratcliffe, viewed as a stalwart loyalist to the president, for the top intelligence community position. Trump had previously nominated the Texas...
  • Why Doug Collins Needs to Win the Georgia Senate Race

    02/26/2020 8:57:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | February 26, 2020 | Michelle Fitzpatrick Thomas
    As is well known, Georgia senator Johnny Isakson resigned in December due to health issues. He never should have run for re-election in 2016, but that's another matter. He had three years left in his term, and Governor Brian Kemp solicited applications from Georgians to fill his seat for 2020. Kemp received hundreds of applications, one of which was from Representative Doug Collins, of my congressional district — the Georgia 9th. Collins was President Trump's choice to replace Isakson. The president reportedly asked Governor Kemp on several occasions to appoint Collins to the Senate, but Kemp bucked the president and...
  • After impeachment acquittal, Senate advances another Trump court pick over Dem objections

    02/11/2020 8:17:14 AM PST · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 11, 2020 | Tyler Olson
    Minutes after Chief Justice John Roberts gaveled out President Trump's impeachment trial, which had consumed the Senate for almost three weeks, Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., got right back to what he's said is his top priority -- confirming judges. Less than half-an-hour after TV networks cut away from the Senate to dive into the ramifications of the body acquitting Trump, McConnell filed cloture on the nomination of Judge Andrew Brasher to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, a procedural step that moved the controversial nominee one step closer to confirmation. The body took the next step to confirming...
  • 'It's an Offense': Jeff Merkley Shows No Mercy for Colleague Lamar Alexander

    01/31/2020 11:20:42 AM PST · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 31, 2020 | Cortney O'Brien
    Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) may very well have just ended the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump. Late Thursday, the Tennessee Republican announced he would be voting "no" on witnesses. "I worked with other senators to make sure that we have the right to ask for more documents and witnesses, but there is no need for more evidence to prove something that has already been proven and that does not meet the United States ConstitutionÂ’s high bar for an impeachable offense," Alexander said in a statement. His vote will put the nail in the coffin, essentially, for witnesses, even with...
  • So Now Schiff Thinks Staff Members Are Off Limits

    01/30/2020 5:00:30 PM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2020 | Bronson Stocking
    Lead impeachment manager Adam Schiff (D-CA) kept a straight face on Thursday as he complained on the Senate floor about Republicans using an "unsubstantiated press article" to "smear" members of his staff. Rep. Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, is the same person who used the debunked Steele Dossier for years to promote his Russia Collusion myth in order to smear Trump and the president's allies. Schiff also attempted to smear Rep. Nunes (R-CA), as well as current and former members of Nunes' staff, by including their personal phone records in Mr. SchiffÂ’s 300-page impeachment report. Furthermore, Schiff lied...
  • Patrick Philbin Nails Adam Schiff on Whistleblower Contact and for Hiding Evidence

    01/29/2020 4:55:21 PM PST · by jazusamo · 78 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 29, 2020 | Beth Baumann
    Deputy White House Counsel Patrick Philbin shredded House Intelligence Committee Chairman and lead Impeachment Manager Adam Schiff (D-CA) for his contact with the Ukranian whistleblower, which led to the impeachment inquiry, and eventually the current trial. As it currently sits, we are still in the dark about what role Schiff and his staff played in the whistleblower's inquiry. Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) presented the question on behalf of Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Josh Hawley (R-MO). "Is it true that Shawn Misco and Abigail Grace and the alleged whistleblower were employed by or detailed by the National Security Council in...
  • Democrat's Latest Star Just Got Ejected From the Senate and You'll Never Guess Why

    01/29/2020 1:13:53 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 29, 2020 | Katie Pavlich
    Lev Parnas, who has been federally indicted for fraud, is being held up as a legitimate witness this week by Democrats on Capitol Hill desperately trying to impeach President Trump. Why? Because Parnas, who President Trump called a "groupie" and has been accused of buying his way into Trump world as a grifter, has suddenly changed his opinion. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has taken note and invited Parnas to be his guest in the Senate today. Electronics of any kind are banned from the chamber, which has created an issue. Ted Cruz âś”@tedcruz Scenes from the impeachment trial: Schumer...
  • Former Senator Richard Lugar dead at 87

    04/28/2019 9:27:01 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 51 replies
    WAVE 3 ^ | April 28, 2019 | Annie Moore
    LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - U. S. Senator Richard Lugar died Sunday morning, according to a release from the Lugar Center. Lugar was a senator from 1977 to 2013, before that serving as Mayor of Indianapolis from 1968 to 1975. After his career in politics, Lugar continued work through the Lugar Center, focused on global food security and aid effectiveness. He was a professor at Indiana University and led the Richard G. Lugar Symposium for Tomorrow’s Leaders at the University of Indianapolis. He held 46 honorary degrees from universities around the country, and Queen Elizabeth bestowed upon him the rank of...
  • Mark Meadows Blasts Desperate Dems Clinging to '11th Hour' 'Leaked' 'Unpublished Manuscript'

    01/27/2020 9:48:14 AM PST · by jazusamo · 72 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 27, 2020 | Julio Rosas
    Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) released a statement in response to new allegations that involve former National Security Advisor John Bolton's unpublished book about his time at the White House under President Trump. The New York Times reported Bolton's book states Trump tied the Ukraine military aid to the country's officials helping investigate the former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, because he was on the board of gas company Burisma. Multiple Senate Democrats have come out to say Bolton must testify in the ongoing impeachment trial in light of the allegation. Meadows said Democrats are becoming desperate if...