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  • Mark Warner to reveal amendment to ‘block’ Trump from ‘arbitrarily revoking security clearances’

    08/17/2018 6:05:47 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 85 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 17, 2018 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    Virginia Democratic Sen. Mark Warner on Friday said he plans to present an amendment preventing President Trump from “arbitrarily revoking security clearances.” Warner’s announcement came after Trump earlier this week revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan and hinted Friday that he would soon do the same for Department of Justice official Bruce Ohr. “I will be introducing an amendment next week to block the President from punishing and intimidating his critics by arbitrarily revoking security clearances,” Warner tweeted. “Stay tuned.”
  • Senate confirms two more circuit judges after Flake lifts blockade

    08/16/2018 1:54:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 16, 2018 | Alex Swoyer
    The Senate confirmed two more appeals court judges Thursday, continuing to make progress on President Trump’s goal of revamping the federal judiciary after a maverick Republican dropped his blockade. Sen. Jeff Flake earlier this summer had halted progress on judges, staging a protest over Mr. Trump’s trade policies. But after getting the chance to vote on a non-binding statement of pushback against Mr. Trump, the Arizona Republican relented last month and the GOP was able to clear more judges through the committee pipeline, readying them for floor votes. The latest two to earn full Senate approval were Marvin Quattlebaum and...
  • A "Trumpster" "Blue Collar" street guy scores big in Connecticut Senator Primary.

    08/14/2018 6:26:38 PM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 23 replies
    Republican, maverick, Matthew Cory has been declared the winner of the Republican U.S. Senate primary in the great state of Connecticut, this evening. He will face, the boring useless, incompetent, do nothing, Trump hating, Democrat, Chris Murphy, who has been declared a "safe seat" for the Democrat Party. Mr. Cory is a blue collar worker, a building window washer and owner of a local bar. He has little money or funds for campaigning. Thus far, he has held local, small, little house meetings as best he could. But...I think folks in Connecticut have taken heed of this talented, self-taught, human...
  • Bill Nelson goes silent amid charges of fabricating Russian hacking claim

    08/13/2018 4:22:08 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 13, 2018 | James Varney
    With early voting beginning Monday in some Florida counties, the Senate race there was jolted as Republican Gov. Rick Scott kept up the pressure on Sen. Bill Nelson’s thus far unsubstantiated claims that Russian operatives have already compromised Florida elections. In the hotly contested race, Democratic Sen. Nelson’s comments seemed to dovetail with the narrative of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. elections —international shenanigans many in the American intelligence community have concluded were real. But Mr. Nelson’s pointed remarks triggered a storm of protest not only from his Republican challenger, Mr. Scott, but from other Florida officials, too. Mr....
  • McConnell still sees speedy confirms for Kavanaugh

    08/10/2018 9:30:41 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 10, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday he still wants to have Judge Brett Kavanaugh confirmed and sitting on the Supreme Court by the start of the new term in October. That is an aggressive schedule that means senators would hold a final vote well before all of the documents they’ve requested about his background would be released to the public by the National Archives ~snip~ “He’ll get confirmed. It won’t be a landslide, but he’ll get confirmed,” the senator said.
  • The left's obstruction of qualified Trump nominees is yet another front in the war against the...

    07/30/2018 2:08:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 30, 2018 | Hans A. von Spakovsky, Thomas Jipping
    Full title: The left's obstruction of qualified Trump nominees is yet another front in the war against the presidentMore than a year and a half after the inauguration of Donald Trump’s presidency, the left continues to obstruct the confirmation of nominees to critical posts in both the executive and judicial branches. The unprecedented obstructionism denies leadership to executive branch departments and agencies and impedes the fair and swift administration of justice. It is also an abuse of the Senate’s constitutional obligation to provide “Advice and Consent” regarding presidential nominations of judges and key “Officers of the United States.” The Senate...
  • McCaskill campaign hit with report on husband's federal subsidy windfall

    07/24/2018 10:28:01 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 24, 2018 | Andrew O'Reilly
    Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill was hit with another politically damaging report Tuesday when her local newspaper revealed businesses tied to her husband have gotten more than $131 million in federal subsidies since she took office. According to an investigation by The Kansas City Star, Joseph Shepard's personal income also has grown since McCaskill took office in 2007. He reportedly made between $1,608 and $16,731 in 2006. But by 2017, Shepard reportedly earned between $365,374 and $1.2 million "from investments in housing projects that received federal subsidies." The information came from the senator's financial disclosure forms, which only provide a range...
  • Schumer: Dems won't boycott Kavanaugh hearings, votes

    07/10/2018 1:36:32 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 56 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 10, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Top Democratic Sen. Charles E. Schumer shot down suggestions Tuesday that his party would boycott committee meetings or Senate floor action to try to derail President Trump’s Supreme Court pick. Liberal activists have demanded Mr. Schumer use every tool at his disposal to try to thwart the elevation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the high court, including parliamentary delays. Mr. Schumer, though, said there aren’t a lot of good tools left to the minority party to delay action now that both parties have curtailed the filibuster, and he said boycotting the committee or floor would just leave Republicans more space...
  • Schumer says Trump pick must divulge thoughts on Roe v. Wade

    07/09/2018 12:47:18 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 89 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 9, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer launched a preemptive attack Monday on President Trump’s looming Supreme Court pick, saying the nominee must “share their personal views” on abortion in order to be confirmed. Mr. Schumer, New York Democrat, said senators should no longer accept general promises of fealty to precedent, and will instead demand...
  • Chelsea Manning's Senate campaign in Maryland falters toward end

    06/24/2018 4:40:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 24, 2018 | David Sherfinski
    Government leaker and transgender rights advocate Chelsea Manning entered the U.S. Senate race in Maryland to huge fanfare this year, but her campaign is poised to wind down quietly Tuesday when voters head to the polls on primary day. Ms. Manning promised to shake up the race, using her high profile to push a platform that included creating a universal health care system, abolishing federal law enforcement agencies such as U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and combating what she called the American “police state.” But the strain of being in the public eye after seven years in prison for leaking...
  • McConnell cancels Senate's August recess

    06/05/2018 10:43:46 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 114 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 5, 2018 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Tuesday that he will cancel the August recess, citing "historic obstruction" by Democrats. “Due to the historic obstruction by Senate Democrats of the president’s nominees, and the goal of passing appropriations bills prior to the end of the fiscal year, the August recess has been canceled," McConnell said in a statement. He added that senators would stay in session "to pass legislation, including appropriations bills, and to make additional progress on the president’s nominees.” The Senate had been expected to leave town on August 3 for a four-week break and not return...
  • Arizona governor huddles with John and Cindy McCain

    05/30/2018 3:00:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 147 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 30, 2018 | Scott Wong
    Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Tuesday quietly met with Sen. John McCain (R) and his wife, Cindy, at the couple’s home outside Sedona, Ariz., GOP sources in the state told The Hill. The meeting, which was not on the governor's official schedule, comes amid speculation over whom the Republican governor would appoint to fill the Senate seat should the ailing 81-year-old senior lawmaker and Vietnam War hero unexpectedly leave office. McCain is battling an aggressive form of brain cancer known as glioblastoma and has remained in Arizona since mid-December. GOP sources with knowledge of the meeting Tuesday said they did...
  • U.S. Senate defense bill would bar Turkey from buying F-35 jets

    05/26/2018 6:30:44 AM PDT · by BBell · 11 replies
    https://www.reuters.com/ ^ | 5/24/18 | Patricia Zengerle
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate committee passed its version of a $716 billion defense policy bill on Thursday, including a measure to prevent Turkey from purchasing Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jets.The amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, from Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Republican Senator Thom Tillis, would remove Turkey from the F-35 program over its detention of U.S. citizen Andrew Brunson, Shaheen’s office said. Brunson, a Christian pastor who could be jailed for up to 35 years, denied terrorism and spying charges in a Turkish court this month. He has been in pre-trial...
  • Dear Republicans: To end Senate Democrats' obstruction, make them talk,make them work,make them vote

    05/22/2018 4:28:32 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 22, 2018 | Jim DeMint, Adam Brandon
    Speaker Newt Gingrich was fond of saying “The Democrats are our adversaries. The Senate is our enemy.” The Senate has long been a frustration to the impatient warriors for change. Its rules and culture are intentionally designed to be slow and deliberative, in contrast to the quick-moving partisan House. Today, Republicans have control over all the levers of power. The White House, the House, the Senate, the Supreme Court, the state legislatures, and the governors -- they are all dominated by Republicans. The conservative grassroots is rightfully expecting big things after years of promises. And big things are happening. The...
  • Senate Republicans petition McConnell to work through August on confirmations, spending bills

    05/15/2018 5:49:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 15, 2018 | David Sherfinski
    Follows recent tweet by President Trump urging Senate to stay in session through the summerThe clamor for Congress to scrap its summer vacation is growing louder, with more than a dozen Senate Republicans officially petitioning Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday to keep the chamber in session on nights, weekends and even through their normal August break to make headway on President Trump’s agenda. Partly born of frustration with Democrats and partly worried that voters will see a lack of progress from an all-Republican Washington, the senators said voters preparing for the November elections deserve to know that the Republican...
  • Sela Ward's husband runs for U.S. Senate as a democrat

    05/12/2018 6:03:00 PM PDT · by Boowhoknew · 20 replies
    the Meridian Star
    U.S. Senate candidate Howard Sherman is holding a campaign kickoff party from 6-9 pm on Meridian City hall lawn Saturday may 12th
  • Chelsea Manning unveils Senate platform: ‘Abolish’ Border Patrol, ICE

    04/26/2018 1:11:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 83 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 26, 2018 | Andrew Blake
    Maryland Democrat also calls for national single-payer health care systemSenate hopeful Chelsea Manning said she’ll work to abolish federal immigrations and customs agencies if successful in her bid to unseat U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, Maryland Democrat. Ms. Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst convicted of leaking classified documents to the WikiLeaks website, listed eliminating both the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) as top priorities on her platform unveiled Thursday. “We believe the solution to the so called ‘immigration’ issue, which amounts to nothing more than justification for ethnic cleansing in America, is not...
  • Trump’s war powers to be limited under new Senate resolution

    04/16/2018 3:51:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 67 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 16, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    U.S. troops could continue fighting the Taliban and al Qaeda and would be given explicit new permission to battle the Islamic State — but would not be authorized to attack the capabilities of any nation state, such as Syria — under updated rules of war proposed by a bipartisan group of senators Monday. Led by Sen. Bob Corker, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, the new Authorization for the Use of Military Force would replace 2001 and 2002 AUMFs that started the war on terror and paved the way for the 2003 invasion of Iraq. The commander in chief —...
  • Three district court nominees expected to get confirmed this week, brings total to 17

    04/09/2018 5:46:55 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 3 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 9, 2018 | Alex Swoyer
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday he plans to confirm three of President Trump’s judicial nominees by the end of the week, continuing to fulfill the president’s promise to remake the federal bench with conservative jurists. If all three of his picks are cleared this week, it will bring the total number of Mr. Trump’s district court picks to 17 that have been confirmed since the president took office. Claria Horn Boom, who was nominated more than 300 days ago...
  • Mississippi governor to appoint Cindy Hyde-Smith to Thad Cochran's seat, report says

    03/20/2018 1:57:37 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 20, 2018 | Adam Shaw
    Mississippi’s Gov. Phil Bryant will reportedly appoint the state's first female member of Congress by picking the state’s agriculture commissioner to fill the vacancy to be left by Sen. Thad Cochran’s upcoming retirement. The Associated Press reported Tuesday that Cindy Hyde-Smith, who has served as the state’s agriculture commissioner since 2011, will step into the veteran Republican’s seat. That announcement could come as soon as Wednesday. Should Hyde-Smith be appointed, she will hold the seat for the special election on Nov. 6, when she would be backed by the GOP establishment against both Democrats and a challenger from the right...