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  • CBS News In Talks to Hire Former Sen. Jeff Flake

    01/10/2019 1:37:45 PM PST · by detective · 33 replies
    MSN News ^ | Jeremy Barr
    After retiring from the U.S. Senate last week, Jeff Flake is still looking for his "next thing." It might just be at CBS News, which has engaged in talks with the Arizona Republican about a role at the network, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Flake, who emerged as one of President Trump's biggest critics and might challenge him for the party nomination in 2020, was spotted at the network's Manhattan headquarters last Friday. Flake could serve in the standard role for ex-politicians, as an on-air contributor, or as something more, according to knowledgable sources.
  • GOP senator knocks Romney: The last thing we need is ‘a Jeff Flake on steroids’

    01/05/2019 3:01:58 PM PST · by bitt · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/5/2019 | CHRIS MILLS RODRIGO
    Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) needled fellow Republican Sen. Mitt Romney (Utah) in an op-ed in The Washington Post on Friday, arguing that the GOP doesn't need "more distractions." "The mainstream media and Democrats want to further divide Republicans, and now Romney has played right into their hands," Perdue wrote. "Jeff Flake (Ariz.) filled that role before his retirement; the last thing we need now in the Senate is a Jeff Flake on steroids. We certainly don’t need more distractions. We need constructive leaders who want to get things done." Perdue invoked Flake, a vocal critic of President Trump who retired...
  • Trump on Romney

    01/02/2019 5:22:01 AM PST · by be-baw · 87 replies
    Twitter ^ | January 2, 2019 | President Donald J. Trump
    Donald J. Trump ‏ Verified account @realDonaldTrump 26m26 minutes ago Here we go with Mitt Romney, but so fast! Question will be, is he a Flake? I hope not. Would much prefer that Mitt focus on Border Security and so many other things where he can be helpful. I won big, and he didn’t. He should be happy for all Republicans. Be a TEAM player & WIN!
  • Departure of Trump’s GOP critics in Senate leaves a void [barf]

    12/31/2018 10:49:53 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 1, 2019 | Kevin Freking
    President Donald Trump’s most prominent GOP critics on Capitol Hill are days away from completing their Senate careers, raising the question of who — if anyone — will take their place as willing to publicly criticize a president who remains popular with nearly 9 in 10 Republican voters. Sens. Jeff Flake of Arizona and Bob Corker of Tennessee engaged in a war of words with the president on myriad issues over the past 18 months, generating headlines and fiery tweets from a president who generally insists on getting the last word. Those battles put them on the outs with many...
  • Shocker: Jeff Flake Is Being Totally Insufferable As Government Shutdown Looms

    12/21/2018 1:56:32 PM PST · by jazusamo · 62 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Tweets at link. Well, he’s been a pain in the rear end for months. He’s been a thorn in his party’s side during the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination. Even as the GOP tries to confirm a slate of conservative judges to federal benches, he’s been insufferable. And why? On the latter issue, it was over Senate Republicans’ refusal to pass a bill to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller from being fired by the president. Yes, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) has acted like your atypical Never Trump Republican. He has no base of support, no plan, no future, and so...
  • GOP senators float DACA fix to rescue stalled House border-wall bill (Flake)

    12/21/2018 11:35:12 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/21/18 | Alexander Bolton
    Some Senate Republicans are proposing a reauthorization of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in a last-ditch attempt to rescue funding for President Trump’s border wall. As a motion to proceed to the House-passed measure providing $5.7 billion for the border wall stalled on the Senate floor, some Republicans proposed at a private lunch meeting to add protections for undocumented immigrants in order to pick up Democratic support. “I don’t see any reason to proceed to a bill that can’t pass,” said Sen. Jeff Flake (Ariz.), a Republican who voted against a motion to proceed to the House...
  • Ouch! Jeff Flake makes two.. errors on his way out. One was announcing... farewell on Twitter

    12/14/2018 8:44:07 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 24 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | December 14, 2018 | Tom Tillison
    FULL TITLE: Ouch! Jeff Flake makes two embarrassing errors on his way out. One was announcing his farewell on Twitter Sen. Jeff Flake made his share of mistakes since taking office, chief among them being to underestimate the intelligence of the average Republican voter, so it’s only fitting that the lawmaker makes two embarrassing errors on his way out the door. The first and perhaps most brutal error was for the moderate Trump-hating Arizona Republican to announce his farewell on Twitter. “Full of gratitude today as I deliver my farewell address in the Senate Chamber at 11:00 EST,” Flake advertised....
  • Trump says he hopes Kasich runs against him. Kasich advisor responds: 'Be careful what you wish for'

    12/13/2018 2:18:56 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 64 replies
    CNBC ^ | December 13, 2018 | Brian Schwartz
    Ohio Republican Gov. John Kasich's chief political strategist has a message for President Donald Trump: "Be careful what you wish for." Earlier, a Fox News interviewer asked the president about the possibility of Kasich or retiring Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., running against him in 2020, and Trump responded, "I hope so." John Weaver, the Kasich strategist, responded to the remark with a warning. "Be careful what you wish for," Weaver said in a message to CNBC.
  • Flake: Republican Party ‘is a frog slowly boiling in water’

    12/09/2018 10:00:43 AM PST · by SMGFan · 97 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 9, 2018
    Retiring Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) said in a new interview that the Republican Party has been inured to danger of President Trump's continued criticism of special counsel Robert Mueller. "It’s like the party is a frog slowly boiling in water, being conditioned to not be worried, to not think too hard about what’s happening around them,” Flake told The Washington Post. “They feel at a loss about what to do because it’s the president’s party, without any doubt," he said. "So, there’s a lot of whistling by the graveyard these days.”
  • Senate panel delays Trump’s judicial picks amid Mueller standoff

    12/06/2018 3:57:54 PM PST · by detective · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/05/18 | Jordain Carney
    The Senate Judiciary Committee is postponing votes on nearly two dozen judiciary nominees for the second time in as many weeks. The decision to punt the business meeting again comes as Republicans are locked in a stalemate with Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) over legislation protecting special counsel Robert Mueller. Flake is voting against all judicial nominees until he gets a vote on the bill, which would let Mueller, or any special counsel, challenge the firing and be reinstated if a court determined it wasn’t for “good cause.” With Republicans holding an 11-10 majority on the Judiciary Committee, Flake’s "no" vote...
  • Judicial Nightmare: Jeff Flake Has Pretty Much Destroyed His Party's Agenda On Judges This Year

    12/05/2018 3:10:00 PM PST · by Signalman · 83 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 12/5/2018 | Matt Vespa
    Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) is leaving, but not quietly. The immensely unpopular Republicanhas decided to totally trashhis party’s judicial agenda. Flake is the key 11thvote on the Senate Judiciary Committee, and he’s not budging until Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell holds a binding vote on a billprotecting Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the Department of Justice’s Russia investigation. It’s frustrating. It’s deplorable. And it just comes to show you why Flake would never have won re-election if he decided to execute a suicidal banzai charge concerning that effort. He would have been knocked off in a primary, but I digress....
  • Huckabee lets loose on Flake: ‘Selfish narcissist’ who should ‘go hide in an elevator’

    11/30/2018 9:28:22 AM PST · by SMGFan · 27 replies
    the hill ^ | November 29, 2018
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) on Thursday tweeted his outrage with Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) for vowing to oppose all of President Trump's judicial picks until there is a vote on legislation that would protect special counsel Robert Mueller. "Flake is a selfish narcissist who would stop one of the few things he actually could do for his country-confirm responsible judges," Huckabee wrote. "His hate of @realDonaldTrump exceeds his sense of duty. His proposal is unconstitutional anyway." "Good riddance!" Huckabee wrote of Flake, who is retiring in early January. "Go hide in an elevator!"
  • Senate Republicans unload on Flake

    11/30/2018 7:37:34 AM PST · by C19fan · 96 replies
    Politico ^ | November 29, 2018 | Borgess Everett and Elana Schor
    Jeff Flake is finally taking a stand on the need to protect Robert Mueller — and it’s infuriating his fellow Republicans. The retiring Arizona senator is undermining the Senate GOP’s efforts to approve as many lifetime-appointed federal judges as possible in the lame duck. His vow to oppose all judges until he gets a vote shielding the special counsel from presidential interference has already frozen 21 judicial picks in committee and on Thursday helped derail a nominee on the Senate floor.
  • Thank you Jeff Flack, you IDIOT!

    11/29/2018 3:37:36 PM PST · by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton · 10 replies
    Fox Snooze | self
    A lot of times I leave TV on just to keep the pets from getting too lonely but if I am not careful my DVR will change to Fox News. Therefore, I get a little exposure even though I've sworn off TV news. I highly recommend it. But just catching bits and pieces, let's hope the Senate will be a bit more pro-Trump in the new session. This media hounds should be charged with treason IMHO. And OK, we lost the House. Thanks, RHINO's! 45 PUBBIES suffering from PTSD, that is post-traumatic PRESS syndrome, choose NOT to run fearing the...
  • Trump judicial nominees stall on Hill, as Flake digs in over Mueller plan

    11/29/2018 11:19:15 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 29, 2018 (3 hours ago) | Alex Pappas
    Confirmation proceedings for President Trump’s judicial nominees have partially stalled on Capitol Hill, as outgoing Arizona GOP Sen. Jeff Flake is standing firm in his vow to oppose all Trump nominations until the Senate votes on legislation to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe. Flake, a frequent Trump critic who opted against running for re-election this year, followed through on his threat Wednesday afternoon and joined Democrats in opposing a bid to advance Thomas Farr’s nomination to serve on the federal bench for the Eastern District of North Carolina. Vice President Pence was then forced to break a tie on...
  • Schumer says after Cohen plea, Congress must protect Mueller probe

    11/29/2018 8:27:46 AM PST · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 29, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer said Thursday that the guilty plea by former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen should be the final straw that pushes Congress to vote on legislation to protect the special counsel probe from being ended. Mr. Cohen’s plea included the claim that President Trump’s personal business empire was trying to strike business deals with Russia even during the heart of the 2016 campaign — contradicting Mr. Trump’s own indications of how things played out. ~snip~ Democrats and some Republicans have been fearful Mr. Trump would attempt to fire Mr. Mueller. They’re seeking to approve legislation that...
  • Senate panel cancels votes on Trump court picks amid Flake standoff

    11/28/2018 4:47:53 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 114 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/28/18 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) announced Wednesday that he is canceling votes on nearly two dozen of President Trump’s judicial nominees that were expected to come up in the Judiciary Committee this week. The cancellation of the committee’s Thursday business meeting comes as Senate Republicans are in a standoff with outgoing Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), who has vowed to oppose all court picks until he gets a vote on legislation protecting special counsel Robert Mueller. The notification from the Judiciary Committee didn’t specify when, or if, the committee votes on the nominations would be rescheduled. Six circuit court nominees had been...
  • Schumer begs Senate to defeat Trump judicial nominee: 'How can you have this man in the court?'

    11/26/2018 3:59:12 PM PST · by jazusamo · 59 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 26, 2018 | Alex Swoyer
    Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer pleaded with Republican Senators on Monday to defeat President Trump’s nominee to a North Carolina judgeship, saying Thomas Alvin Farr has shown he doesn’t respect black voters’ rights. Mr. Schumer said all 49 Democrats will vote against Mr. Farr, as will one Republican, Sen. Jeff Flake. If they can sway another GOP senator, they could defeat the nomination, dealing a blow to Mr. Trump. “This is a man who stands for disenfranchisement of voters, particularly minority voters, that is what he stands for. You can try to parse it any way you want, but that...
  • McConnell sets up votes on worst of Trump nominees, gives the finger to Jeff Flake over his threats

    11/17/2018 5:09:28 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 54 replies
    newsok.com ^ | 11/16/18 | John McCarter
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has apparently decided to give a middle finger to Sen. Jeff Flake, the retiring Arizona Republican who says he'll vote against judicial nominees in committee and on the floor until McConnell allows a floor vote on his legislation to protect the Mueller investigation. At the end of the day Thursday, McConnell filed cloture on two of the very worst of Trump's nominees: district court nominee Thomas Farr of North Carolina and 8th Circuit nominee Jonathan Kobes. The votes will happen when the Senate returns after Thanksgiving. Farr has been waiting for a vote since the...
  • Flake to halt judicial nominees until Mueller protection bill passed

    11/14/2018 1:47:01 PM PST · by jazusamo · 133 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 14, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Sen. Jeff Flake announced Wednesday that he will not vote to advance any new judicial nominees through the Judiciary Committee, nor will he vote to confirm picks on the Senate floor, until he gets his way on unrelated legislation to prevent the firing of special counsel Robert Mueller. Mr. Flake made the announcement on the Senate floor minutes after his bid to pass the bill failed. His threat could block the committee from approving any more judges this year, since the GOP only holds a one-seat majority on the panel. It’s less catastrophic to approving judges on the Senate floor,...