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  • Senator McSally? Jon Kyl Is Gone At The End Of The Month(T)

    12/14/2018 10:05:31 AM PST · by rktman · 31 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 12/14/2018 | Matt Vespa
    Well, this was expected. Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) is out at the end of the month. Kyl served previously in the Senate before retiring after the 2012 elections. He left public life, but agreed to fill in temporarily for the late Sen. John McCain. Gov. Doug Ducey, who handily won re-election this year, now has to appoint a replacement. Could it be Martha McSally, who barely lost to Senator-elect Kyrsten Sinema in November? It’s still possible, but word is spreading that her stock has fallen in the governor’s office. One of the reasons was reportedly due to her campaign team’s...
  • Will Carlos Gimenez’s construction firm ties taint the FIU bridge collapse criminal probe?

    10/16/2018 1:04:35 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    Florida Politics ^ | September 27, 2018 | Peter Schorsch
    Last week, federal authorities fined Munilla Construction Management $25,868 for “serious” safety violations in its role as the contractor on the Florida International University bridge that collapsed in March, killing six people. The morning after the collapse, Juan Perez, director of the Miami-Dade Police Department, said the department’s homicide squad would explore criminal charges for contractors such as MCM. “We’ve got to look at the reality that there may be some negligence down the line,” Perez said. Perez answers to Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez, who appointed him director in January 2016. Miami-Dade is the only county in Florida where the...
  • Radio’s Ray Lucia wins at Supreme Court

    06/21/2018 9:15:52 PM PDT · by Kozy · 18 replies
    San Diego Reader ^ | 6/21/2018 | Don Bauder
    Ray Lucia, who gives investment advice in a nationally syndicated radio program, today (June 21) won his case at the Supreme Court. The high court split 7 to 2 in Lucia’s favor. It was not a surprise, because of the court’s current conservative bent. An administrative law judge had banned Lucia from the securities industry in 2013 on the grounds that his Buckets of Money investment strategy used false information. In September of 2015, the full commission upheld the administrative law judge’s ban.
  • Contradict President and Constitution, No Appointment

    12/29/2017 6:38:00 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 26 December, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Presidents correctly and rightfully expect their appointees to at a minimum, remain silent about policy differences, especially in areas where they have no expertise. President Trump is not one to suffer fools at high levels. A recent potential appointee seemed to wish to score political points at the expense of the President.  Dean L. Winslow made a basic, rookie error. He lost. From washingtonpost.com: At my hearing, jet-lagged and in mourning over those killed, I was asked by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) about the military discharge status of the shooter. He had been given a bad-conduct rather than dishonorable discharge...
  • Trump Just Announced Dozens of White House Appointments -- Here's the Full List

    09/03/2017 4:33:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 2, 2017 | Leah Barkoukis
    President Trump announced more than three dozen appointments Friday night for key administration positions. The president intends to nominate Richard Grenell to serve as the next U.S. ambassador to Germany. Grenell served in former President George W. Bush’s administration as a spokesman for the U.S. mission to the United Nations.“For nearly two decades, he has served as the primary communications adviser for public officials at the local, state, Federal, and international levels, as well as for a Fortune 200 ranked company,” the White House statement said. “Mr. Grenell is the longest serving United States spokesman at the United Nations (2001-2008) having...
  • Alito: SCOTUS conservatives have lots of opportunities once we get Scalia’s replacement

    11/19/2016 11:31:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 19, 2016 | ED MORRISEY
    Now that the election has settled the question of who will appoint the next Supreme Court justice, we have spent a considerable amount of time analyzing who might get Donald Trump’s appointment. Perhaps a better way to look at that question will be to recall the context in which it gets made. Earlier this week, Justice Samuel Alito laid out the potential agenda for a court in which an originalist replaces the late Antonin Scalia — and reminded the Federalist Society of the bullet conservatives dodged in the election: Justice Samuel Alito on Thursday laid out a possible agenda for...
  • GOP senator asks hearing witnesses what 'Ebola czar' has been doing (Ron Klain has no authority)

    11/13/2014 5:26:22 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Nov 12, 2014 | DAVID MARTOSKO
    White House Ebola response coordinator Ron Klain may have become an accidental folk hero to fans of crushing bureaucracy everywhere on Wednesday, when a U.S. senator asked high-ranking Obama administration officials to describe his work. The vague answers sounded like something plucked out of a Dilbert cartoon. 'Even though the President has named a so-called Ebola “czar” to coordinate our response,' Senate Appropriations Committee ranking Republican Richard Shelby complained, 'all reports indicate that he has no actual authority to direct government agencies here.' He asked two cabinet secretaries and two other experts what Klain has 'brought to the table' in...
  • Vanity: Question: Is the Senate in session now?

    02/16/2016 4:26:06 PM PST · by John S Mosby · 19 replies
    2/16/2016 | Vanity
    What actions have been taken to prevent any fast and loose footwork? Question posed to all-- especially those with contacts... like w/ McConnell. Newt Gingrich can tell them how to do this in perpetuity until January 20, 2017. Somebody answer how to find this out, and result, and then... admin. please remove. Thank You.
  • India-born judge Srikanth Srinivasan favourite for elevation (Supreme Court)

    02/14/2016 6:56:09 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 37 replies
    The Hindu ^ | 2/14/2016
    Washington, February 14, 2016 India-born judge Srikanth Srinivasan favourite for elevation In this September 27, 2013 photo, Sri Srinivasan takes oath as a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Srinivasan is among President Barack Obama's likely options as he looks for a nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court to replace Justice Antonin Scalia, who died on Saturday. He was Mr. Obama's principal deputy solicitor general, most notably working on the successful fight against the Defence of Marriage Act. Death of a serving judge of the U.S. Supreme Court has set off acrimonious...
  • Christie Campaign: He "Misspoke" About Pre-9/11 Appointment By Bush

    08/09/2015 3:45:21 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    TPM ^ | 08/07/15 | Catherine Thompson
    Journalist Marcy Wheeler was the first to point out that Christie's timeline was off. While it was widely expected around the time of the 9/11 terror attacks that Bush would appoint Christie as a U.S. attorney, the former President didn't announce his intention to nominate Christie until December 2001. Christie was confirmed and began work as New Jersey's top prosecutor in January 2002.
  • Bet on Obama to nominate Kamala Harris as Holder’s replacement

    09/26/2014 4:36:01 AM PDT · by iontheball · 36 replies
    CFP ^ | September 25, 2014 | Robert Laurie
    If you aren’t familiar with the name Kamala Harris, you should be. The LA Times describes the California Attorney General thusly: “Aty. Gen. Kamala Harris is a veteran prosecutor, a skilled political leader and a promising politician who is sure to figure in California’s future.” She’s been called a “female Barack Obama” and she’s just as far-left as you might imagine.
  • Third federal appeals court invalidates Obama NLRB recess appointment

    07/17/2013 3:12:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 7/17/13 | Staff
    RICHMOND, Va. – A third federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that President Obama´s recess appointments of three National Labor Relations Board members was unconstitutional. A divided three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals joined federal appeals courts in the District of Columbia and Philadelphia in ruling that the Senate wasn´t really in recess when Obama filled the vacancies during an extended holiday break in January 2012. The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear the D.C. case. However, the legal dispute may have been resolved politically. Obama on Tuesday nominated two new NLRB appointees to replace those
  • Court: Obama Appointments to Labor Panel Are Unconstitutional

    01/25/2013 9:36:52 AM PST · by lbryce · 25 replies
    Fox news ^ | January 25, 203 | Staff
    President Obama violated the Constitution when he bypassed the Senate to fill vacancies on a labor relations panel, a federal appeals court panel ruled Friday. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit said that Obama did not have the power to make three recess appointments last year to the National Labor Relations Board. The unanimous decision is an embarrassing setback for the president, who made the appointments after Senate Republicans spent months blocking his choices for an agency they contended was biased in favor of unions. The ruling also throws into question Obama's recess...
  • RJC: Hagel Appointment Would Be 'Slap in the Face' to Israel

    12/16/2012 8:18:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    INN ^ | 12/16/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) announced its opposition to the potential appointment of former Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) as Secretary of Defense, citing a long list of actions Hagel has taken that raise alarms about his failure to support Israel. Hagel is said to be the leading contender to replace Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, who is expected to step down early next year. The RJC outlined a number of instances highlighting Hagel’s anti-Israel record: In August 2006, Hagel was one of only 12 Senators who refused to write the EU asking them to declare Hizbullah a terrorist organization; In October...
  • T. Boone Pickens Should Top Romney-Ryan Appointment List

    08/15/2012 6:19:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 15, 2012 | Bob Barr
    With only the formality of the Republican National Convention standing between them and the November election, the “Comeback Team” of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan has a little less than three months in which to convince a majority of the American electorate it is better equipped to govern the country for the next four years than its Democrat counterpart. If these two Republican leaders wish to get a jump start on accomplishing that goal, there is one person with whom they quickly should set up an appointment – Texan T. Boone Pickens. Romney noted in his speech last Saturday at...
  • Candidates advance in judicial race with Walker overtones

    02/22/2012 5:23:55 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 1 replies · 1+ views
    JSOnline ^ | 2-22-12 | Larry Sandler
    After making Gov. Scott Walker the issue in a Milwaukee County Circuit Court race, state Administrative Law Judge Carolina Maria Stark led Walker's appointee, incumbent Circuit Judge Nelson Phillips III, in Tuesday's primary. Stark and Phillips will advance to the April 3 general election, edging out Glendale Municipal Judge Chris Lipscomb on his third try for the circuit bench. Walker appointed Phillips, a former state and federal prosecutor, to the Branch 17 seat in October. Stark made that appointment a campaign issue, saying she didn't apply for the post because she didn't want to be associated with Walker. She works...
  • (Sen. Roger) Wicker (R-Miss.) to boycott Cordray hearing to protest Obama 'recess' appointments

    01/26/2012 5:22:16 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/26/12 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Wicker to boycott Cordray hearing to protest Obama 'recess' appointmentsBy Pete Kasperowicz - 01/26/12 03:45 PM ET Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) on Thursday afternoon said he would boycott a planned hearing next week in which Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray will testify, as a way of protesting Cordray's recess appointment to that post when the Senate was not in recess. "Let me be explicitly clear," Wicker said on the Senate floor. "Richard Cordray is not the duly constituted director of the CFPB. His purported recess appointment does not comply with the Constitution, and is in fact a...
  • Justice memo argues Obama recess appointments were legal

    01/12/2012 10:11:53 AM PST · by Sopater · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/12/12 12:32 PM ET | Alexander Bolton
    The Department of Justice offered a defense on Thursday for President Obama’s controversial decision to make several recess appointments while Congress was in pro forma sessions. In a memo, Justice argued the pro-forma sessions held every third day in the Senate do not constitute a functioning body that can render advice and consent on the president’s nominees. It said the president acted consistently under the law by making the appointments.
  • GOP: Could Obama make a recess appointment overnight or on weekend? (strongly worded letter to DOJ)

    01/09/2012 6:05:42 AM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/06/12 | Pete Kasperowicz
    GOP: Could Obama make a recess appointment overnight or on weekend?By Pete Kasperowicz - 01/06/12 03:01 PM ET Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is asking the Obama administration whether recess appointments overnight and on the weekend are possible after the president's decision this week to appoint four federal officials despite pro forma sessions by Congress. In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, Grassley and seven other Republican senators on Friday pressed the Obama administration for more details about its decision to make the controversial recess appointments. Grassley's letter said the White House broke with 90 years of precedent on Wednesday...
  • Does Obama's appointment of Rich. Cordray sync with Romans 13:1

    01/06/2012 2:48:24 PM PST · by 1raider1 · 14 replies
    today | me
    Romans 13:1 "Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers, For there is not power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God."