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  • Reid: If Hillary wins and Dems retake the Senate, expect Dems to use the Nuclear Option for SCOTUS

    01/04/2017 4:16:05 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 37 replies ^ | October 25, 2016 | Posted by William A. Jacobson
    Outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said he is confident that he has laid the groundwork for Democrats to nuke the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees if they win back the Senate in November. Envisioning Hillary Clinton in the White House and Democrats controlling the Senate, Reid warned that if a Senate Republican minority block her Supreme Court nominee, he is confident the party won’t hesitate to change the filibuster rules again. Such a move would be an extension of what Reid did in 2013 when he was still majority leader, eliminating filibusters (with a simple majority vote) on...
  • Dissecting Slander: The Untold Story of Jeff Sessions’ 1986 ‘Borking’

    12/28/2016 4:37:43 PM PST · by blam · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12-28-2016 | Julia Hahn
    Julia HahnDecember 28, 2016 Decades-old racially charged allegations against Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) parroted by the establishment media and a handful of far left Senate Democrats do not hold up under scrutiny, an extensive investigation conducted by Breitbart News has found. There are essentially three central allegations the left levels against Sessions. The first pertains to his involvement in a 1980s voter fraud case, which, evidence shows, Sessions prosecuted to ensure a fair elections for black Democratic citizens of the county. The second involves allegations from a former assistant attorney, who was described by co-workers as a “disaffected” employee with...
  • The Borking of Donald Trump

    10/18/2016 12:45:04 PM PDT · by fwdude · 15 replies
    Scott Lively Ministries ^ | October 18, 2016 | Scott Lively
    Borking: to attack or defeat (a nominee or candidate for public office) unfairly through an organized campaign of harsh public criticism or vilification. Merriam-Webster Dictionary. At the peak of his presidential power, the populist conservative Ronald Reagan moved to solidify his legacy through the nomination of legal scholar Robert Bork to the United States Supreme Court. A staunch constitutional originalist and defender of natural law, Judge Bork represented the greatest threat to the global leftist elites since Reagan himself had snatched the GOP presidential nomination from their man George H.W. Bush. The globalist campaign to block Bork’s confirmation by the...
  • A Textbook Case on Organized Internet Lynching ( by Senator Elizabeth Warren )

    10/05/2015 4:15:31 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Points and Figures ^ | October 5th, 2015 | Jeff Carter
    One of the dangers of the the social internet is the potential to destroy someone. We have seen it with liberals attacking conservatives over issues. But, rarely have we seen it when one group attacks itself. The Wall Street Journal has an editorial today about how a person at the Brookings Institution think tank was deliberately attacked by Senator Elizabeth Warren. What’s pretty clear is that it was organized behind the scenes and launched. It wasn’t random. You might have read about thought police in science fiction. They aren’t science fiction anymore. What was his crime? Using cost-benefit analysis, Robert...
  • Exclusive: Supreme Court's Ginsburg vows to resist pressure to retire

    07/04/2013 10:56:55 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 75 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 4, 2013 | By Joan Biskupic | Reuters – 5 hours ago
    At age 80, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, leader of the Supreme Court's liberal wing, says she is in excellent health, even lifting weights despite having cracked a pair of ribs again, and plans to stay several more years on the bench. In a Reuters interview late on Tuesday, she vowed to resist any pressure to retire that might come from liberals who want to ensure that Democratic President Barack Obama can pick her successor before the November 2016 presidential election.
  • The Borking of 'Zero Dark Thirty'

    02/28/2013 5:23:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | February 28, 2013 | Larry Elder
    Weeks before the Oscars, Sony Pictures, the studio behind "Zero Dark Thirty," put out this statement: "We are outraged that any responsible member of the Academy would use their voting status in (the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences) as a platform to advance their own political agenda. The film should be judged free of partisanship. To punish an artist's right of expression is abhorrent. This community, more than any other, should know how reprehensible that is." To what was Sony Pictures co-chair Amy Pascal referring? "Zero Dark Thirty," directed by Kathryn Bigelow and written by Mark Boal,...
  • Robert Bork Dies and Rachel Maddow Smears Him With Ancient Slander

    12/25/2012 12:35:23 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 24, 2012 | 17:02 | Jack Coleman
    It’s not enough that liberals sought to destroy a good man’s reputation when he was nominated to the Supreme Court. Their efforts at character assassination continue after his passing. One of the most contemptible examples of this came from Rachel Maddow on her MSNBC show Dec. 19 in talking about the death of Robert Bork and his influence on American jurisprudence and politics over the last four decades. As to be expected, Maddow focused on Bork’s thwarted nomination to the Supreme Court in the fall of 1987, the opening salvo in our decades-long culture war. …
  • Robert H. Bork 1927-2012, RIP

    12/19/2012 6:20:43 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 118 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 12/19/12 | Roger Kimball
    Judge Robert H. Bork, one of the the greatest jurists this country has ever produced, died early this morning from heart complications in a Virginia hospital near his home. He was 84. Bork was a national celebrity. Several years ago, my wife and I visited the Borks in Maine where they had taken a summer house off Somes Sound. I cannot count the times that total strangers would approach us at a lobster shack or park asking to shake the Judge’s hand and to assure him of their admiration and support. Bork’s celebrity was only partly conferred upon him by...
  • Joe Biden Was Behind The Robert Bork Nomination Smear

    12/19/2012 6:42:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 12/19/12 | Staff
    Law: A quarter of a century ago, a good and great man was slandered to maintain liberal judicial power. It was Vice President Joe Biden, who as a senator, led the injustices committed against Judge Robert Bork. The Wednesday morning death of Bork, Ronald Reagan´s failed 1987 Supreme Court nominee, should make us think how much freer and better this country would be if Bork´s intellectual power and constitutional integrity had been present within the justices´ deliberations over the past 25 years. Had Reagan nominated Bork to replace retiring Chief Justice Warren Burger in 1986, when Republicans
  • One leftist's 'borking' remorse

    11/08/2011 4:52:45 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | November 8, 2011 | Editorial
    Late last month, as America was ignoring the 24th anniversary of the Senate's rejection of conservative jurist Robert Bork to the U.S. Supreme Court, something extraordinary happened: New York Times columnist Joe Nocera admitted the borking of Judge Bork spawned today's toxic political culture. "(R)arely has a failed nominee had the pedigree — and intellectual firepower — of Bork," Mr. Nocera wrote. Judge Bork held conservative opinions, but none could be "fairly characterized as extreme." That didn't deter then-Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., who denounced "'Robert Bork's America' as a place 'in which women would be forced into back-alley abortions, blacks...
  • Two women accused Herman Cain of inappropriate behavior

    10/30/2011 5:13:09 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 344 replies
    Exclusive: Two women accused Cain of inappropriate behavior By: Jonathan Martin and Maggie Haberman and Anna Palmer and Kenneth P. Vogel October 30, 2011 08:00 PM EDT During Herman Cain’s tenure as the head of the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s, at least two female employees complained to colleagues and senior association officials about inappropriate behavior by Cain, ultimately leaving their jobs at the trade group, multiple sources confirm to POLITICO. The women complained of sexually suggestive behavior by Cain that made them angry and uncomfortable, the sources said, and they signed agreements with the restaurant group that gave...
  • Borking, Its Not Just For Judges Anymore

    03/25/2010 8:06:53 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 9 replies · 536+ views
    03/25/10 | Reaganesque
    Remember when the Left proudly create their weapon of personal and political destruction: "Borking?" They successfully opposed the nomination of Judge Robert Bork by throwing out every wild and unfounded allegation they could at Judge Bork in hopes that some of them would stick. They gave no consideration to the truth of the charges, the charge was simply made to create a perception of Mr. Bork that would damage his chances of being elevated to the Supreme Court. When President Reagan withdrew the nomination, the Left strode to the microphones to proudly proclaim that they had created a new form...
  • 'The greatest' — Kennedy honored at funeral Mass (by O: "the greatest legislator of our time")

    08/29/2009 10:28:04 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 89 replies · 3,245+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/29/09 | Glen Johnson - ap
    BOSTON – President Barack Obama led the nation Saturday in mourning and remembering "the greatest legislator of our time," celebrating the indelible impact of Edward M. Kennedy as a senator for nearly a half-century and leader of America's most famous family during tragedy and triumph. Delivering an emotional, simple eulogy for Kennedy that capped a two-hour Roman Catholic funeral Mass, Obama employed humor, his own experiences and timeless anecdotes to memorialize the senator, who died Tuesday at 77 after battling brain cancer for more than a year. The country may have viewed him as "heir to a weighty legacy," Obama...
  • Ted Kennedy: The Senator of Sleaze who was a drunk sexual bully... and left a young woman to die

    08/27/2009 11:37:56 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 54 replies · 2,787+ views
    Senator Edward 'Ted' Kennedy stood for sleaze. Bloated and drunken, he used his standing in the Kennedy clan to chase vulnerable women - which brought his dream of reaching the White House to a shameful end. He was the youngest of the four Kennedy brothers, and by far the longest lived. Incredibly, he was in line to inherit his brother John F. Kennedy's legendary presidency, but his chances were dashed following the drowning of the pretty, young campaign assistant Mary Jo Kopechne. Forever known as the Chappaquiddick Incident after the Massachusetts island where it took place, the scandal in 1969...
  • With Ted Kennedy's Death, The Health-Care Battle is Over! And the ZOT is On!

    08/26/2009 4:33:26 AM PDT · by Adamnuke · 120 replies · 5,602+ views
    Adam Kirur ^ | 08/26/09 | Adamnuke
    And the Democrats have won. President Obama will use the emotional capital of the Senator's passing to push through--via reconciliation--legislation that SHALL include the public option that the Pelosi wing of the party wants. Any Republicans who dare to speak against this will be portrayed as heartless demagogues, spitting on the grave of a liberal legend.
  • Kennedy to Be Buried at Arlington, Near Brothers

    08/26/2009 1:49:10 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 100 replies · 3,906+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 8/26/09 | Paul Kane and Debbi Wilgoren
    Wednesday, August 26, 2009; 4:31 PM Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, the political patriarch who died late Tuesday after a 15-month battle with brain cancer, will be buried Saturday at Arlington National Cemetery, close to the famed gravesites of his slain brothers. As tributes poured in Wednesday from across the country and the world, Washington mourned the Massachusetts Democrat whose outsize personality and political skills continued to drive the health-care debate even in his final days. Flags were ordered flown at half-staff at the U.S. Capitol, the White House and federal buildings. Across the Potomac River at the nation's military cemetery,...
  • Edward Kennedy's America

    08/26/2009 9:52:54 AM PDT · by lasereye · 6 replies · 420+ views
    Powerlineblog ^ | August 26, 2009 | Scott Johnson
    The death of Senator Edward Kennedy from a malignant brain tumor superimposes somber intimations of mortality onto a frequently frivolous political scene. It puts us in mind us of what Wordsworth called the "fallings from us, vanishings" that ultimately reconcile us to our own mortality. As a young man Senator Kennedy became, as he is today, the pillar of a large extended family. We extend our sympathies to his family upon his death. Senator Kennedy became the lion of the Senate and of American liberalism. For better or worse, his legislative accomplishments have done much to shape the United States...
  • ABC News Special Report: Senator Ted Kennedy has died.

    08/25/2009 10:14:50 PM PDT · by Gigantor · 754 replies · 34,592+ views
    Senator Ted Kennedy has died.
  • Dems Have Set Precedent for the “Borking” of Nominees

    05/27/2009 8:05:47 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 5 replies · 557+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-27-09 | Mike's America
    No one suggests that the GOP should sink this low. But they also need not fear to ask tough questions of Sotomayer!Within 45 minutes of the July 1st announcement by President Reagan that he had selected Robert Bork to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court Senator Ted Kennedy took to the Senate floor and unleashed this fireball of hate. The speech was telecast live on national TV: SEN. KENNEDY: "Robert Bork's America is a land in which women would be forced into back-alley abortions, blacks would sit at segregated lunch counters, rogue police could break down citizens' doors in...
  • Biden (in Houston for DNC fundraiser) says he helped persuade Specter to switch

    04/29/2009 8:24:27 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 46 replies · 1,085+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | April 28, 2009, 9:26PM | ALAN BERNSTEIN
    ...Biden was in town for a Democratic National Committee fundraising reception at the River Oaks home of lawyer Neal Manne — who served as Specter’s chief of staff in Washington in the 1980s... The vice president said that, as a senator from Delaware, he was Specter’s best friend in the Senate for 33 years, and that he and Manne “have been trying to remind Arlen that he is really Democrat.” “I have been working on that in earnest for the past four years and double time for the past 100 days (as vice president),” Biden added. “It seems only appropriate,”...
  • Study concludes a well-worn gripe may be right: ABA ratings are biased against conservative nominees

    03/18/2009 8:22:49 AM PDT · by stan_sipple · 15 replies · 863+ views ^ | 3-18-09 | Marcia Coyle
    Controversy over the American Bar Association's ratings of potential judicial nominees is likely to continue with the announcement that the bar group will resume its role of evaluating candidates before their nominations. In fact, a soon-to-be-released study by political scientists concludes what conservative groups have long charged: The ratings are biased against potential conservative nominees. Political scientists Richard Vining of the University of Georgia, Amy Steigerwalt of Georgia State University and Susan Smelcer, an Emory University doctoral candidate, will present their findings next month at the Midwest Political Science Association's 67th Annual National Conference. The three academics, all of whom...
  • Vanity: Ted Kennedy Speaking re Filibuster

    01/30/2006 1:13:23 PM PST · by RepublicanCentury · 10 replies · 1,073+ views
    Listening to Fat Ted on C-Span. Retreading his Bork speech. Almost makes me ashamed to be an American.
  • The Roberts-Alito Court (Signaling the End of "The Left's 'Borking' Strategy")

    01/26/2006 12:04:06 AM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 12 replies · 877+ views
    WSJ OpinionJournal ^ | 1/26/2006 | Staff
    With at least 52 Senators already on record in support, it's clear that--short of some smear ex machina--liberal Democrats can't stop Samuel Alito from being confirmed to a seat on the Supreme Court. So it's a good moment to consider what this says about our politics and what it means for the Court as it enters a new era. One conclusion is that the confirmation of both Chief Justice John Roberts and Judge Alito marks the most important domestic success for President Bush since his 2003 tax cuts. These look like legacy picks. Despite the Harriet Miers misstep, Mr. Bush...
  • The Battle of Princeton - Borking has lost its bite.

    01/13/2006 5:55:18 AM PST · by conservativecorner · 28 replies · 1,272+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Jan. 13, 2006 | DANIEL HENNINGER
    The grand hulk of Ted Kennedy ranted that he wanted to subpoena the papers of former National Review publisher William Rusher to get to the bottom of Samuel Alito's membership in the Concerned Alumni of Princeton. At this moment, one sensed that perhaps at last the ghost of Robert Bork had finally been laid to rest. Borking was once a Democratic smear tactic. This week--amid intellectually exhausted and politically befuddled Democrats--it became a laugh track. It is widely believed that all this started in 1987 when Sen. Kennedy raced to the Senate floor to bellow that "Robert Bork's America is...
  • Borking Judge Alito (Cornyn Op-Ed)

    01/09/2006 1:20:18 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 8 replies · 772+ views
    Washington Times ^ | January 9, 2006 | Senator John Cornyn
    With the battle over the nomination of Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr. to the Supreme Court set to take center stage on Monday, the American people have undoubtedly become familiar in past weeks with his critics -- along with their criticisms, attacks and mischaracterizations. If the best predictor of future behavior is past performance, then it is reasonable to expect that a host of rather predictable, knee-jerk criticisms -- which have already been refuted with fact -- will be leveled against this fine nominee in a misguided effort to discredit his qualifications. As a preview of the coming debate, here...
  • A Bruising High Court Fight Likely - Two conservative favorites reportedly top Bush list

    10/30/2005 7:50:40 AM PST · by XR7 · 122 replies · 3,322+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | 10/30/05 | Jan Crawford Greenburg
    WASHINGTON — Rebounding from the failed nomination of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court, President Bush is poised to select between two of the nation's leading conservative federal appeals-court judges — both with deep backgrounds in constitutional law — for what promises to be a bruising Senate confirmation battle. With an announcement expected today or Monday, administration officials have narrowed the focus to Judges Samuel Alito of New Jersey and Michael Luttig of Virginia, sources involved in the process said. Both have sterling legal qualifications and solid conservative credentials, and either would set off an explosive fight with Senate Democrats,...
  • (Vanity) Is Dubya Playing Poker with Miers?

    10/07/2005 10:43:33 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 11 replies · 1,435+ views
    grey_whiskers | 10-07-2005 | grey_whiskers
    What a firestorm has erupted over President Bush’s nomination of Harriet Miers to be the next Supreme Court justice. And on both sides, too. Back during the summer when it was noised about that Sandra Day O’Connor was first going to retire, would anyone have predicted the following? --Harry Reid of Nevada photographed with the candidate, and it being known that the selection was made in consultation with him? --DiFi being quoted as saying the candidate“is clearly a bright, intelligent woman” (and being echoed by Ted Kennedy) without any hint of sarcasm? --White House advisors borrowing a page from the...
  • The Borking of Bill Bennett

    10/06/2005 7:58:01 AM PDT · by manny613 · 14 replies · 735+ views
    "I do know that it's true," said former secretary of education and drug czar William Bennett, "that if you wanted to reduce crime, you could — if that were your sole purpose — you could abort every black baby in this country, and your crime rate would go down. That would be an impossible, ridiculous, and morally reprehensible thing to do, but your crime rate would go down. So these far-out, these far-reaching, extensive extrapolations are, I think, tricky."
  • The Original Borking

    08/24/2005 12:07:14 AM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies · 1,041+ views
    Opinion (WSJ) ^ | August 24, 2005 | Manuel Miranda
    Lessons from a Supreme Court nominee's defeat. For liberals and conservatives alike, the touchstone for beleaguered Supreme Court nominations is the rejection of Judge Robert Bork in 1987. Supreme Court nominees had been rejected before, 27 times, but never with so much orchestrated fury. Usually the nominees were lesser jurists, if not lesser intellects, if not lesser men, than was (or is) Judge Bork. The Senate rejected George Washington's nominee for chief justice, John Rutledge, in 1795 because of his position on a treaty. Andrew Jackson's nomination of Roger Taney was blocked in 1835, though Jackson later nominated Taney successfully...
  • NYP: NARAL'S BIG LIE - the Borking of Roberts disputed by

    08/11/2005 5:27:07 AM PDT · by OESY · 16 replies · 828+ views
    New York Post ^ | August 11, 2005 | Editorial
    The Borking of John Roberts has officially begun. And by "borking," we don't mean just ideologically opposing a Supreme Court nominee, but blatantly misrepresenting what he stands for.... The culprit this time is the abortion-rights group NARAL Pro-Choice America. The group has a TV ad that basically accuses Roberts of supporting violence at abortion clinics. It shows a woman injured in the 1998 bombing of a Birmingham, Ala., clinic — a heinous crime perpetrated by radical anti-abortionist Eric Rudolph that took the life of an off-duty cop. In the ad, the woman states, "I nearly lost my life." The piece...
  • When even Borking might not work

    07/22/2005 8:18:35 AM PDT · by manny613 · 1 replies · 453+ views
    Nothing is more infuriating in politics than a clean adversary, a certifiable good guy with real qualifications and no convictions for murder, child-molesting, bank robbery, or kidnapping.
  • The Incredible Chuck Schumer

    07/19/2005 8:36:00 PM PDT · by Founding Father · 51 replies · 2,086+ views ^ | July 19, 2005
    The Incredible Chuck Schumer By: Leon H I generally try to avoid posts that poke fun at either Teddy Kennedy or Chuck Schumer on the basis that they're such easy targets, it takes all the fun out of the sport. It's about like hunting cows in Southwest Oklahoma. However, Schumer's response to the Roberts nomination is just too juicy for even me to resist. After the announcement of Roberts as Bush's first SCOTUS nominee, Schumer wasted no time letting everyone know that he was going to be the one to carry the water for the moonbats this go-round. What was...
  • Worth Fighting For - (no more "Borking" of presidential SCOTUS nominees; denounce Ted Kennedy et al)

    07/08/2005 7:08:38 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 7 replies · 505+ views
    A historic meltdown occurred in the summer of 1987. Washington, D.C. became a kiln of sweltering heat, smothering both man and beast. The blinding sun seared skin, the inside of noses singed with every breath, and anything within 50 feet of the sizzling sidewalks seemed to bake. But the truly toxic heat bellowed from the chambers of the U.S. Senate as Ted Kennedy took the floor. That summer found me “popping pregnant” -- 7 months and counting -- so I remember the heat well. I also was expectant with hope when President Reagan nominated Judge Robert Bork to fill a...
  • Oprah Recruits Sexual Harassment Accusers For Pro Bono Representation

    07/02/2005 7:28:28 PM PDT · by L.N. Smithee · 14 replies · 879+ views
    O, The Oprah Magazine ^ | July 2, 2005 | L.N. Smithee
    From the article "Anita Hill's After Story" in the July 2005 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine:[Anita Hill's] moment in the news may not be over yet. An appointment to the Supreme Court is for life, so Thomas's position is safe. With Chief Justice William Rehnquist possibly stepping down after the session ends in late June, however, court watchers wonder who might replace him. When previously asked about federal judicial appointments, Bush has said he would select judges like Thomas and Antonin Scalia, indicating a preference for such conservatives. That leads people to wonder whether Thomas might get the nod...
  • Kumbaya or The Battle Hymn of the Republic?

    06/20/2005 7:52:04 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 3 replies · 379+ views
    “He has loosed the fateful lightening of His terrible swift sword. He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat.” Those are two lines of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic“. Do they describe the current bunch of Republicans in Congress? As the Democrats continue to be mired in their out-of-power position, they have become more shrill, more audacious, more “in your face”. Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois even compared our service people holding enemy combatants in Guantanamo to Hitler, Pol Pot, etc. He is unrepentant, but this is usual for the leftists. The Democrat Party was at...

    05/27/2005 9:52:40 AM PDT · by the anti-liberal · 6 replies · 404+ views ^ | May 27, 2005 | Michelle Malkin
    BOLTONBLOGGING: CLOTURE FAILS By Michelle Malkin   ·   May 26, 2005 06:58 PM So much for "comity." And "getting things done." Vote fails 56-42. 3 Dems sided with GOP: - Landrieu, Nelson, Pryor. 656pm. Sen. Harry Reid on the floor: "We're not here to filibuster Bolton, we're here to get information." 658pm Frist: It certainly sounds like a filibuster. It quacks like a filibuster. It does disappoint me...We are going to come back to this issue...but I think what America has just seen is an engagement of another period of obstruction by the other side...once again, another filibuster... 700pm. Reid: We...

    05/27/2005 9:03:55 AM PDT · by the anti-liberal · 23 replies · 476+ views ^ | May 27, 2005 |
    BOLTONBLOGGING: ANOTHER REPUBLICAN BOLTS By Michelle Malkin   ·   May 27, 2005 10:11 AM Another Republican joins the "maverick" club: Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), the man who defeated Tom Daschle, has announced he will not vote for Bush U.N. ambassador nominee John Bolton. Thune says his opposition is payback for the Pentagon's recommendation to close Ellsworth Air Force Base. Thune now claims that Bolton "is not the best man for the job." From AP (hat tip: reader Cynthia M.): Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., said Thursday that he would vote against the nomination of John Bolton to be ambassador to the United...
  • BREAKING NEWS: I hate being Tortured and ZOTTED!

    01/04/2005 9:01:04 PM PST · by Right Wing America · 100 replies · 21,594+ views
    Left Wing America
    <p>Dems on the Judiciary Committee complained late Tuesday that White House was refusing to turn over documents that illuminated Gonzales' role in crafting memos on prisoner torture. Sen. Leahy, committee's ranking Dem, accused Gonzales of 'stonewalling.'</p> <p>'In fact, I and other Senators have requested a number of documents from you and other administration officials that have not been released,' Leahy charged.</p>
  • The Specter Campaign

    11/11/2004 5:53:10 PM PST · by Seadog Bytes · 49 replies · 836+ views
    National Review ^ | November 11, 2004 | Ramesh Ponnuru
    A rejoinder to Hugh Hewitt. What did Specter say last week? Specter, with the apparent support of Hewitt, claims that AP reporter Lara Jakes Jordan distorted his words. Specter didn't "warn" the president not to nominate judges who might vote to overturn Roe v. Wade. He merely predicted that such nominees would face filibusters. This explanation will not wash. The senator said that Roe was "inviolate" in his view; that it was settled law, like Brown v. Board; that any nominee who disagreed would face a filibuster; and that he "would expect the president to be mindful of the considerations...
  • Benchless: Arlen Specter keeps a qualified judge off the federal bench.

    04/19/2004 2:04:45 PM PDT · by Checkers · 26 replies · 169+ views
    NRO ^ | 04/19/2004 8:44 a.m. | David J. Sanders
    It has been almost a year since President Bush nominated Arkansas lawyer Leon Holmes to the federal bench. Since that time, he has had a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, but his nomination remains stalled. Holmes enjoys the support of his two home senators, Democrats Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor. Even with their support, however, some Senate Democrats were uneasy with Holmes. Sen. Charles Schumer, the hard-core liberal New York Democrat, railed against Holmes, but those attacks began to subside last year. Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle has said the Holmes nomination wouldn't be filibustered by Democrats. So what...
  • FRN Columnists' Corner - "The New Counterculture" By Gary Aldrich

    11/08/2003 11:47:20 AM PST · by Bob J · 34 replies · 697+ views
    Free Republic Network ^ | 11-8-03 | Gary Aldrich
    Columnists' Corner "The New Counterculture " By Gary Aldrich On Nov. 7, 1972, the New Left, also known as the “Counterculture,” suffered a major defeat at the polls when Leftist presidential candidate George McGovern lost 49 states to Richard Nixon. Nixon’s joy was short-lived. His re-election caused a furious counter-reaction by the emerging Hard-Left ideologues like Hillary Rodham Clinton. This movement, nurtured on the dreams of a Marxist-style revolution, had to settle instead for grown-up pragmatism that had as its basic tenet that to destroy the hated “system,” you first had to join it. They left the romantic Counterculture...
  • Judge Pickering's Revenge

    11/06/2003 4:35:13 PM PST · by FredTownWard · 19 replies · 188+ views
    National Review Online ^ | November 6, 2003 | Sean Rushton
    Last week, Senate Democrats effectively defeated the nomination of Charles Pickering to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals through abuse of the filibuster. No doubt liberal ringleaders against the judge — Sens. Ted Kennedy (D., Mass.), Patrick Leahy (D., Vt.), and Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) — were pleased to add another Bush nominee's scalp to their collection, but with Tuesday night's Republican victory in the Mississippi gubernatorial race, as well as vulnerable Senate seats across the south and midwest in 2004, it may be Pickering who ultimately has the last laugh.
  • Bad Fit for a Key Court (LA Times Borks Janice Rogers Brown)

    11/05/2003 4:31:37 PM PST · by pogo101 · 1 replies · 187+ views
    LA Slimes (Registration Required) ^ | November 5, 2003 | LA Slimes Idiotorial Board
    ...SNIP... That President Bush may view California Supreme Court Justice Janice Rogers Brown as a future U.S. Supreme Court justice could explain why he nominated her to the D.C. court, 3,000 miles from her San Francisco base. But during her seven years on California's high court, Brown has shown doctrinaire and peculiar views that make her a troubling choice for this appeals court. Judges are supposed to consider disputes with an open mind, weighing facts against the law and precedent. Conscientious judges sometimes find that their decisions conflict with their personal beliefs. However, in opinions and speeches, Brown has articulated...

    10/25/2003 6:29:34 AM PDT · by Apolitical · 2 replies · 148+ views
    It's quite amazing how the liberal press and those of the left in our government can take a truth and completely invert it for their own political gain. Take the matter of President Bush's nominee for the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, Janice Rogers Brown. Here again we have an excellent candidate -- one, in fact, who is rated as qualified by the American Bar Association and who has consistently ruled on the word of law rather than acquiesced to the role of judicial activist that so many liberal judges have adopted. Yet we are hearing "pre-emptive"...
  • Stop The Pickering Assassination

    10/09/2003 9:23:12 AM PDT · by hinterlander · 2 replies · 153+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | October 9, 2003 | John Nowacki
    Longtime Bush judicial nominee Charles Pickering finally made it out of the Judiciary Committee October 2, after waiting nearly two and a half years and enduring one of the worst campaigns of character assassination waged by the left-wing borking squad. Despite decades of working toward racial reconciliation, the Mississippi native and federal district judge found himself branded a racist by liberal interest groups and the Democrat senators who look to them for their marching orders. He was defeated on a party-line committee vote early last year even though he had votes for confirmation in the Democrat-controlled Senate. Last year's blatant...
  • Liberals assail Bush pick for federal court in D.C.

    08/28/2003 10:47:15 PM PDT · by kattracks · 13 replies · 282+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 8/29/03 | Stephen Dinan
    <p>Two influential liberal interest groups yesterday said it would be "disastrous" if the Senate approved a black female judge from California who President Bush nominated in July to serve on the federal circuit court of appeals here in Washington.</p> <p>A joint report by People for the American Way and the NAACP said California Supreme Court Justice Janice Rogers Brown is "committed to using her power as a judge" to work against civil and constitutional rights.</p>
  • Santorum: Confused, bigoted, disturbing [How did the Phila. area end up with so many lefty rags?]

    05/05/2003 7:21:20 PM PDT · by foreverfree · 40 replies · 304+ views
    Delaware County (PA) Daily Times ^ | 5/5/03 | Daily Times editorial board
    Editorial: Santorum: Confused, bigoted, disturbing May 05, 2003 Oh Santorum, you’ve done it again. In his own myopic Mr. Magoo fashion, U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) has once again shown just how confused he is when it comes to navigating in the real world. But unlike the famous cartoon character, Santorum is neither charming nor funny. In fact, downright disturbing is the best way to describe this federal legislator, considering his recent remarks regarding homosexual Americans. Two weeks ago, in an interview with The Associated Press, he said he believed state lawmakers had the right to ban gay sex or...

    12/15/2002 3:00:40 AM PST · by · 118 replies · 345+ views
    THE LOGICAL VIEW ^ | 12/15/02 | MARK A SITY
    LOTT MUST STAY, THE BORKING MUST END! MARK A SITY 12/15/02 I have had serious problems with Trent Lott's leadership for quite a while. I would love to see him replaced, but not under these conditions! In 2 years I'd be quite happy to see a conservative Senate Majority Leader with some backbone. Unfortunately, I can't think of one in the Senate, maybe we could convince Dick Armey or J.C. Watts to run? We need a Leader who knows that the Socialist/Democrats cannot be trusted to keep a bargain or return a favor. It is obvious that this is not...
  • Priscilla Owen, Next Warrior in Nominations Battle (The confirmation wars to heat up again)

    07/08/2002 5:34:30 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 3 replies · 226+ views
    Legal Times ^ | 07-08-2002 | Jonathan Groner
    Administration and Hill sources say the next judicial nominee to get a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing is likely to be Texas Supreme Court Justice Priscilla Owen, selected for a slot on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The hearing could take place later this month. The Owen nomination shows every sign of becoming the most contentious since the battle earlier this year over fellow 5th Circuit nominee Charles Pickering Sr., who was narrowly defeated by the Senate panel. Liberal activists have had Owen in their sights ever since she was nominated in May 2001. They view her as an...
  • Democrats question judicial nominee who challenged Miranda warnings

    03/19/2002 12:44:00 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies · 191+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 3-19-02 | JESSE J. HOLLAND
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) --  Democrats, in a rare grilling of a U.S. District Court nominee, questioned law professor Paul Cassell on Tuesday about his attempts to overturn the requirement that police inform suspects of their right to remain silent.</p> <p>Cassell, a University of Utah law professor seeking a federal judgeship in Utah, persuaded the U.S. Supreme Court to re-examine the Miranda warnings. He lost, however, in 7-2 decision in 2000 with Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist writing, "Miranda has become embedded in routine police practice to the point where the warnings have become part of our national culture."</p>