U.S. Senate (GOP Club)

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  • Hirono: Kavanaugh Is Fudging the Truth (Democratic Senator from Hawaii)

    09/18/2018 12:44:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Politico Magazine ^ | September 18, 2018 | Edward-Isaac Dovere
    Senator Mazie Hirono thinks Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is not telling the truth about the sexual assault he allegedly committed as a teenager. She thinks he wasn’t telling the truth to the Judiciary Committee when he claimed not to remember any sexual misconduct by a judge he clerked for who was forced to resign last year after allegations from more than a dozen women. And the Hawaii Democrat says that if she gets to question Kavanaugh in another hearing, she’s going to tell him that the revelations over the weekend—when Christine Blasey Ford came forward to accuse Kavanaugh of...
  • Dianne Feinstein, What in the Hell Were You Thinking?

    09/15/2018 9:14:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 14, 2018 | Michael Tomasky
    Brett Kavanaugh stands accused of sexually assaulting a high school classmate. And Feinstein seems to have concluded that the public didn’t need to know this. First of all, what in blazes was Dianne Feinstein thinking? It was late July when she got that letter from a female constituent alleging that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were in high school. And only this week did she bother to share it with her Democratic Judiciary Committee colleagues? And not only that. According to Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer’s explosive New Yorker piece posted Friday morning, those colleagues got wind of...
  • Save the Democrats! Vote Republican

    09/15/2018 8:10:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The National Review ^ | September 15, 2018 | Heather Wilhelm
    The arguments for doing the converse are getting a little silly. If you’re a long-time Republican voter, you’ve likely by now heard the growing and insistent and highly concerned media refrain: Republicans who truly care about America will vote for Democrats this fall. In RealClearPolitics last month, columnist Froma Harrop addressed the woes of Republicans in the age of Trump, offering her take on the only honorable options for this fall: “You can follow the lead of GOP strategist Steve Schmidt, conservative columnist George Will and others who have fled the party. Or you can stay in and help a...
  • CBC Members Firmly Opposed to Trump SCOTUS Pick

    09/15/2018 3:18:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Black Press USA ^ | September 14, 2018 | Stacy Brown
    The Senate Judiciary Committee completed four days of hearings on the Supreme Court nomination of D.C. Judge Brett Kavanaugh and a vote reportedly will come in about two weeks. The hearings were marred with protests and demonstrations against Kavanaugh as more than 227 demonstrators were arrested between the Sept. 4 start of the proceedings and the end of testimony Friday, according to Capitol authorities. On Day 2, California Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris grilled Kavanaugh on whether he had discussed special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election with anyone at the law firm of Kasowitz Benson...
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren opposes Trump impeachment — and wants to protect Mueller

    09/14/2018 2:41:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    CNBC Politics ^ | September 14, 2018 | Jacob Pramuk
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren may be one of President Donald Trump's most vocal critics. But she does not want to boot him out of office, yet. Ahead of November's critical midterm elections, billionaire former hedge fund manager Tom Steyer has piled more than $20 million into his campaign to impeach the president. Asked Thursday evening if she agreed with the mega-donor's effort, Warren answered, "Nope." The Massachusetts Democrat said she wanted to see special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation come to a close before she draws a conclusion. The former FBI director is looking into Russian efforts to influence the 2016...
  • Senator Admits to Creating Fake News

    09/13/2018 8:29:26 PM PDT · by Signalman · 15 replies
    youtube ^ | 9/13/2018 | The Still Report
    Dem Senator Jeff Merkley from OR goes on Maddow show, says Trump diverted 10M dollars in emergency funds from FEMA to go TO ICE in order to build detention camps. Maddow claims Homeland Security "confirmed" this story. Problem: It's not true. Homeland Security was contacted and said its BS. FEMA contacted Merkley's office who told them, "It's a TV hit. You take it when you can". Short video.
  • Bredesen Jabs at Blackburn, Unnerves Some With Trump Talk (Democrats now lining up behind Trump)

    09/13/2018 8:26:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | September 13, 2018 | Adrian Sainz, The Associated Press
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Senate candidate Phil Bredesen has taken some soft jabs at Republican opponent Marsha Blackburn for refusing to debate him in Memphis, Tennessee. He also unnerved some supporters when he said he could back policies made by President Donald Trump — as long as they help Tennessee. Bredesen, a Democrat, answered questions at a forum at Rhodes College in Memphis on Thursday. More than 400 people attended the session scheduled on the same day Bredesen wanted to debate Blackburn, who has represented a Middle Tennessee district in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2002....
  • Heller predicts Kavanaugh confirmation to court by October

    09/13/2018 4:55:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 13, 2018 | The Associated Press
    Nevada Republican U.S. Sen. Dean Heller said Wednesday he's willing to bet $100 that the Senate will confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh by the end of the month. But if there's any delay, he's confident the nominee will be confirmed before November's midterm elections. Heller made the comments on "Nevada Newsmakers ," and is in a tough re-election battle this year and is the only Republican senator running for another term in a state that Democrat Hillary Clinton won in 2016. The senator has portrayed himself to conservatives as the only thing standing in the way of Democrats taking...
  • Dubya Refusing To Fundraise For Ted Cruz?

    09/13/2018 10:40:17 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 77 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 09/12/18 | Allahpundit
    Noticeably absent from [Bush’s] list is Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a Republican who is facing a surprisingly robust challenge from Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso. Cruz once worked for the former commander in chief, both on Bush’s presidential campaign and then in his administration. The senator also met his wife, Heidi, while working for Bush’s campaign, leading him to say that he “will always be grateful” to the former president…
  • With 'legal grounds,' Jenny Wilson says she would move for Trump's impeachment (Utah Dem candidate)

    09/10/2018 8:37:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    KSL-TV ^ | September 10, 2018 | Marjorie Cortez
    If there are legal grounds to support it, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jenny Wilson said Monday that she "will support moving toward impeachment" of President Donald Trump. "If the (special counsel Robert) Mueller report comes out with a grounds toward impeachment, I think we are in such chaos as a nation, we cannot heal until he's gone," Wilson told the editorial boards of the Deseret News and KSL. That said, Wilson said she awaits the release of the Mueller report on the yearlong investigation into the president's conduct. "I'm not favoring impeachment at this moment in time," she said. But...
  • Warren unloads on Trump administration over stalled Indian casino project

    09/10/2018 7:26:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 10, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren slammed the Trump administration after it threw a $1 billion casino project into doubt by ruling the federal government could not take land into trust for a Massachusetts tribe, an issue she has championed as she fights criticism over her disputed claims of Cherokee ancestry. The Massachusetts Democrat vowed to move forward with legislation after the Bureau of Indian Affairs admitted defeat Friday in its two-year search for a legal avenue to take 320 acres into trust on behalf of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe. The Interior Department agreed in 2015 to hold land in trust for the...
  • Kavanaugh views Trump as an ‘oligarch,’ Feinstein says

    09/10/2018 1:34:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 10, 2018 | Lukas Mikelionis
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., on Sunday put pressure on two female Republican senators to vote against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, saying the nominee views the president as an “oligarch” who cannot be charged or investigated for crimes. “The president believes he is above the law. And this nominee believes this president cannot be investigated, cannot be tried,” Feinstein said at the Year of the Woman luncheon at a Santa Barbara hotel held by the Democratic Women of Santa Barbara County, the Los Angeles Times reported. The senator stressed that the confirmation of Kavanaugh depends on two Republican votes –...
  • Michael Avenatti Will Counter Trump’s Rally For Ted Cruz With A “Resistance” Event Of His Own

    09/07/2018 3:33:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Brinkwire ^ | September 6, 2018
    Last week, President Trump took to Twitter to announce that he would be holding a re-election rally for one of Texas’ senators, proclaiming that he would find the largest stadium in Texas in which to gather supporters. However, on Saturday, one of Trump’s nemeses announced a competing rally scheduled to take place at the same time. Michael Avenatti will counter Trump’s rally for Ted Cruz with a “resistance rally” of his own. In announcing the rally, the attorney indicated that he wants to “fight fire with fire.” Trump has endorsed Senator Cruz for re-election and seemingly desires to show his...
  • Trump tells supporters it'll be 'your fault' if he gets impeached

    09/06/2018 9:58:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | September 6, 2018 | Kate Sullivan
    President Donald Trump told supporters Thursday that if he is impeached "it's your fault 'cause you didn't go out to vote." "You didn't go out to vote -- that's the only way it could happen," Trump said during a rally in Billings, Montana. "I'll be the only President in history they'll say: 'What a job he's done! By the way, we're impeaching him,' " Trump said. "This election, you aren't just voting for a candidate, you are voting for which party controls Congress," the President said. "Very important thing. Very important thing." The rally in Montana -- where Trump was...
  • Democrats’ last shot at stopping Trump’s Supreme Court pick

    09/03/2018 11:00:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Politico ^ | September 3, 2018 | Adam Cancryn
    The long-shot path to killing Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination runs through the heart of the American health care system — and right into the November midterm elections. Senate Democrats prepping for this week’s marathon confirmation hearings are zeroing in on the health care views of the man who could pull the nation’s high court to the right for a generation — and determine the fate of abortion rights, the social safety net and Obamacare itself, possibly within months. Their goal: to box Kavanaugh into committing to preserve those health care pillars. Or, failing that, to get the 53-year-old appellate...
  • How Much Trouble Is Ted Cruz Really In?

    09/03/2018 2:24:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 158 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | August 31, 2018 | Dhrumil Mehta and Janie Velencia
    Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup. Poll of the week A new Texas Senate poll came out this week showing Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke within 1 point of Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. It gave new life to a familiar question: Could Texas finally flip blue? Normally, this would be the point where we lecture everyone about the dangers of putting too much stock in one poll. But this poll wasn’t even much of an outlier — it came on the heels of a few others that also show O’Rourke within a few points of Cruz. That’s an awfully close...
  • Sen. Graham weighs in on Meghan McCain's criticism of Trump: 'She is her father's daughter'

    09/02/2018 2:45:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | September 2, 2018 | Eli Watkins
    Two former friends of Sen. John McCain say his daughter Meghan McCain's pointed criticism of President Donald Trump in her speech at the Arizona Republican's memorial service on Saturday reflected the character of her late father. "She is her father's daughter," South Carolina GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union." "If you say something bad about her dad, you will know it, whether you're the janitor or the President of the United States. She is grieving for the father she adored. I think most Americans understand that." Former independent Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman, who joined...
  • Long-shot Gillibrand opponent welcomes unexpected shout-out from Trump (New York)

    08/31/2018 1:49:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    WRVO-FM ^ | August 31, 2018 | Ellen Abbott
    A shout-out from President Trump has given a boost to a long-shot hopeful in the New York Senate race. Republican Chele Farley has a decidedly uphill battle in her race against Democrat incumbent Kirsten Gillibrand. Polls conducted earlier this summer have Gillibrand, running for her second full term in the Senate, ahead of Farley by an average of 29 points. So Farley was pleased when Trump called out her name at a Utica fundraiser earlier this month. "I want to thank Shell Farley," Trump said. "Good luck.” “It was unexpected," Farley said. "But I was very happy that he talked...
  • ARRESTS at Trump rally as supporter PUNCHED protestor in front of police

    08/30/2018 10:08:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Express ^ | August 31, 2018 | Sam Stevenson
    A man in a Trump shirt went into the crowd of protestors and punched a man in the face, in plain sight of police officers. The man wearing the Trump shirt was arrested and has been taken from the scene. The other man has also been taken away in handcuffs. Tensions have been building outside the rally as anti-Trump protesters clash with the President’s loyal support base. Inside the rally, at the Ford Centre in Evansville Indiana, another protestor was ejected minutes after Trump started speaking. After Trump noticed the incident he said “Where the hell did you come from?”...
  • Graham says Trump called him after McCain tribute speech on Senate floor

    08/29/2018 3:20:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | August 29, 2018 | Veronica Stracqualursi
    Sen. Lindsey Graham said Wednesday that President Donald Trump called him after he delivered an emotional farewell to Sen. John McCain on the Senate floor, telling the South Carolina Republican he "did right by his friend." "He called yesterday after my speech and he couldn't have been nicer. He said, 'That was very sad. I just want to let you know you did right by your friend.' I said, Thank you Mr. President.'" Graham told CNN's Dana Bash in an interview on "Inside Politics" Wednesday, adding that the call from the President was "right out of the blue." Never one...