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  • Kamala Harris was shaped by the crucible of San Francisco politics

    01/22/2019 10:45:11 AM PST · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    LA Times ^ | Januarfy 22, 2019 | Michael Finnegan
    When Kamala Harris looks back on her first campaign, a run for San Francisco district attorney, she remembers a brutal awakening. “San Francisco is hard-knocks politics,” the freshly declared 2020 White House hopeful once said in an interview. “People sling mud. They punch the gut.” San Francisco is indeed a crucible that has forged state and national political leaders in numbers far out of proportion to the city’s relatively small size, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Harris’ fellow U.S. senator, Dianne Feinstein. If she wins, Harris, 54, who announced her candidacy Monday, will be the...
  • Head of the Knights of Columbus Calls Democratic Senators' Scrutiny of Catholic Teaching 'A Prob...

    01/21/2019 12:19:47 PM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2019 | Lauretta Brown
    Full title: Head of the Knights of Columbus Calls Democratic Senators' Scrutiny of Catholic Teaching 'A Problem to All People of Faith' Washington, D.C. - Carl Anderson, the head of the Knights of Columbus, spoke with Townhall Friday during the March for Life about the scrutiny that judicial nominee Brian C. Buescher faced over his membership in the Catholic charitable organization. In written questions submitted in December, Sens. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) expressed concern over the group’s support of defining marriage as being between a man and a woman and the group's opposition to abortion. These positions...
  • Mitt Romney backtracks after Trump-hating op-ed attack bombs

    01/03/2019 9:52:53 AM PST · by jazusamo · 87 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 3, 2019 | Monica Showalter
    Arriving in Washington for his new gig as Utah's junior senator, Mitt Romney jumped right in to revert to form, putting out a Washington Post attack op-ed decrying President Trump's lack of "character" and calling on Republicans to reach across the aisle. Gad, his act is old. Here Trump has given us the best economy in decades, and Mitt has almost nothing to say about it other than that he agrees with it. Trump also never wavered on the appointment of Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh and has fought like a lion to get more constitutionally minded judges appointed. Trump...
  • Sen. Feinstein seeks Judiciary committee hearing on CBP's ‘treatment of immigrant children’

    12/27/2018 3:35:38 PM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 27, 2018 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein penned a letter on Thursday urging the chamber's Judiciary committee to schedule a hearing about Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and its “treatment of immigrant children.” The letter was addressed to incoming Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and said the request came “in light of the deaths of two young children in Border Patrol custody this month.” An 8-year-old boy from Guatemala, who was identified by the country’s consul in Phoenix as Felipe Gomez Alonzo, died on Tuesday while in U.S. custody, immigrations officials previously said. Customs and Border Protection revealed that the boy died...
  • 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...
  • James Wolfe sentenced to two months in prison for lying to FBI

    12/20/2018 3:26:13 PM PST · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 20, 2018 | Jeff Mordock
    A federal judge on Thursday sentenced James Wolfe, the former director of security for the Senate Intelligence Committee, to two months in prison for lying about his relationships with reporters to FBI agents investigating the leak of classified information. U. S. District Judge Kentanji B. Jackson told Mr. Wolfe that given his position in the government he should have understood the “value of truthfulness in a national security investigation.” While addressing the court Wolfe was overcome with emotion, his sentences broken up by bouts of crying. He said his extramarital affair with a reporter “humiliated my wife, myself and my...
  • Senate ducks filibuster on major sentencing reform with bipartisan deal

    12/17/2018 4:43:51 PM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 17, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Senators linked arms and voted Monday to advance a new bill combining sentencing and prison reforms, setting up final passage later this week and creating the groundwork for a major bipartisan compromise. President Trump had urged GOP Senate leaders to drop their longstanding objections and allow the bipartisan bill to reach the floor, and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell finally agreed, after the bill was changed a final time to win over some additional conservatives. With those changes in hand, the measure cleared a potential filibuster on a 82-12 vote, far more than the 60 votes needed. The Senate will now...
  • Senate set to vote on competing Saudi Arabia measures; McConnell urges restraint

    12/12/2018 9:27:59 AM PST · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 12, 2018 | Ben Wolfgang
    With the chamber set to take up two competing measures denouncing Saudi Arabia and its crown prince, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday morning urged his colleagues to show restraint and embrace a more modest bill that would condemn Riyadh for the killing of a U.S. journalist but wouldn’t formally cut off all backing for Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen. Speaking on the Senate floor, Mr. McConnell, Kentucky Republican, told fellow senators they should vote against a bipartisan bill that would end all U.S. support for Saudi Arabia’s war against Houthi rebels in Yemen. Instead, he said lawmakers should...
  • Senate intelligence staffer pleads guilty to lying to FBI about leaks

    10/15/2018 1:05:01 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 83 replies
    Fox ^ | 15 Oct 2018 | Gregg Re
    A former security director for the Senate Intelligence Committee (James Wolfe) has pleaded guilty to one count of giving a false statement to FBI agents looking into leaks of national security information to several reporters, the Justice Department announced Monday. ...Wolfe had been scheduled to appear for a routine status hearing, before prosecutors announced that "substantial" negotiations had produced a guilty plea.
  • Kamala Harris, taking 'I don't recall' to new heights

    12/07/2018 9:32:47 AM PST · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 7, 2018 | Monica Showalter
    MeToo loudmouth and Bay Area Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Kamala Harris of California has gotten herself into yet another scrap, this one claiming she knew nothing about a $400,000 payoff for a sexual harassment case brought on by one of her top staffers. How very ironic, given how she stuck it to spotless Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh over sex harassment phony claims during his confirmation hearings and tried to make herself the figurehead for being sterling tough against sex harassment. The hypocrisy is thick. According to Fox News : A senior adviser to U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., resigned...
  • Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris push White House for deal on judicial nominees

    11/19/2018 1:55:15 PM PST · by jazusamo · 196 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 19, 2018 | Gabriella Munoz
    Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris, both members of the Judiciary Committee, called on the White House Monday to make a deal to fill court vacancies. ~snip~ They offered accepting Judge James Rogan, a Trump pick, as long as their choice — Judge Lucy Koh — is also confirmed. They also proposed that each party select a nominee from the other’s list to confirm.
  • Bill Nelson takes shots at Donald Trump in concession to Rick Scott

    11/18/2018 1:55:48 PM PST · by jazusamo · 93 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 18, 2018 | James Varney
    Following a protracted recount battle, three-term incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson conceded Sunday, acknowledging GOPGov. Rick Scott has been elected to replace him in January. “Well, things worked out a little differently than Grace and I had hoped,” Mr. Nelson’s statement read. “But let me say, I by no measure feel defeated. And that’s because I have had the privilege of serving the people of Florida and our country for most of my life.” As he left the political stage, Mr. Nelson, 76, also took a parting shot at President Trump. “We have to move beyond a politics that aims...
  • Senate will confirm Trump judicial picks, working through Christmas New Years Eve: Cotton

    11/14/2018 8:24:23 AM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 14, 2018 | Alex Swoyer
    Sen. Tom Cotton, Arkansas Republican, said Wednesday GOP senators will work through New Years Eve to confirm all of President Trump’s pending judicial nominees before the end of the year if Democrats try to obstruct the confirmation votes. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, has made it a priority to remake the federal bench with a conservative bent, and has more than 40 judicial nominees awaiting floor votes. Before leaving Capitol Hill prior to the midterms, Republicans vowed to get them all confirmed once they returned during the lame duck session before the incoming Congress begins in January. “I...
  • Andrew Gillum waffles on concession in Florida governor's race

    11/08/2018 10:45:07 AM PST · by jazusamo · 113 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 8, 2018 | James Varney
    Democratic legal teams kicked into action Thursday in Florida, demanding a recount they insist will ultimately declare Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson the winner and with defeated Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum hedging his concession. Mr. Nelson had already signaled his intention to fight the results, but Mr. Gillum’s surprise announcement further roils the electoral waters in the Sunshine State. Republican former Rep. Ron DeSantis, a strong ally of President Trump, beat Mr. Gillum, the left-wing mayor of Tallahassee, in the unofficial results and Mr. Gillum conceded shortly before midnight last Tuesday. But in a brief statement Thursday, he appeared to...
  • GOP Senate candidate targeted with dirty tricks in Missouri

    11/03/2018 5:53:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 3, 208 | S.A. Miller
    Josh Hawley, the Republican candidate for Senate in Missouri, on Saturday, demanded an FBI probe of a dirty-tricks campaign mailer that wrongly accuses him of opposing gun rights. The mailers urge voters to back a Libertarian or Independent voter over Mr. Hawley and do not include required disclaimers identifying who paid for them. “Voters telling me about fake & illegal mailers pro-Dem group is putting out. There should be an FBI investigation,” Mr. Hawley, the state attorney general, wrote on Twitter. He called for Democrat incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill to cooperate in a probe.
  • Pavlich: Arizona doesn’t deserve Sinema

    10/30/2018 4:46:29 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 30, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    We’re one week away from the 2018 midterm elections. In the months leading up to Nov. 6, we’ve seen predictions of a “blue wave,” “red wave,” and everything in between. But as voters head to the polls Tuesday, one thing is clear: Arizona doesn’t deserve Democratic Rep. Kysten Sinema as senator. On the surface, Sinema has presented herself to voters as a moderate Democrat willing to work with Republicans, and even President Trump, on a number of issues. But Sinema’s history tells a different story. During the early years of the Bush administration and shortly after the United States was...
  • Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris accused of breaking fundraising rules over Kavanaugh vote

    10/29/2018 1:10:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 29, 2018 | Alex Swoyer
    A watchdog group filed a Senate ethics complaint Monday against Sens. Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren for sending out fundraising emails asking for donations to support their votes against Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh — even before they cast their votes against him. While voting and then asking supporters to back that decision with cash is common, the watchdog group, the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT), says asking for money ahead of time crosses the line into vote-buying.
  • Senate Dem hopeful Kyrsten Sinema said 'I don't care' if people go to fight for Taliban against US

    10/12/2018 1:31:29 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 12, 2018 | Lukas Mikelionis
    U.S. Democratic Senate hopeful Kyrsten Sinema said “I don’t care” if people go and fight for the Taliban in Afghanistan in a newly resurfaced radio interview and co-hosted a radio show with a conspiracy theorist who claimed the September 11, 2001 terror attacks were perpetrated by the government, Fox News can reveal. Sinema appeared on a radio show in February 2003 hosted by Ernest Hancock, a libertarian activist who presented “The Valley of the Sun” program on a local Arizona radio station. During the interview, Sinema told the host that she didn't object to individuals going abroad and fighting for...
  • Sen. Hirono Condemns McConnell Calling Leftist Protestors a 'Mob', Says It 'Dangerously Under...

    10/11/2018 1:44:21 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 113 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 11, 2018 | Lauretta Brown
    Full title: Sen. Hirono Condemns McConnell Calling Leftist Protestors a 'Mob', Says It 'Dangerously Underestimates' Them Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) slammed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) Thursday for using the word “mob” in reference to left-wing protestors that have been targeting GOP lawmakers over the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. “It is the richest of ironies that the majority leader has taken to calling those opposed to the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh a mob when several nights a month the president whips his supporters into a frenzy to attack his target of choice,” she said in a...
  • Look at these comments to Senator Collins speech on You Tube!

    10/06/2018 6:21:11 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 31 replies
    You Tube of complete Sen. Collins Speech ^ | 5 October 2018 | Susan Collins
    Overwhelmingly positive in a venue dominated by lefties. DiFi and cohorts may have screwed the pooch this time!