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  • Senate votes to support Trump's weapons sale to Saudi Arabia

    06/13/2017 1:32:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | June 13, 2017 | Richard Lardner, The Associated Press
    The Senate on Tuesday narrowly turned back a bipartisan bid to rebuke Saudi Arabia and reject President Donald Trump's plan to sell the kingdom more than $500 million in precision-guided munitions, sparing the new Republican administration an embarrassing defeat. The vote Tuesday was 53-47, clearing the way for the sale to be finalized. The precision munitions are part of Trump's proposed $110 billion arms package to Riyadh, which the administration said would create U.S. jobs while also improving a key ally's military capability. But opponents of the deal, led by Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Chris Murphy, D-Conn., have been...
  • Lynch should testify in wake of Comey claims, Graham says

    06/11/2017 12:20:44 PM PDT · by blam · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6-11-2017 | Fox News
    Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch should testify before the Senate, top Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday, in the wake of fired FBI Director James Comey calling into question her handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe. “I want to hear from Loretta Lynch,” Graham said.(snip)
  • Former Dem Vice President Biden to headline Romney summit

    06/05/2017 11:12:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 5, 2017 7:02 PM EDT | Steve Peoples
    Just days after launching a new political action committee, former Democratic Vice President Joe Biden will join Republican officials and donors at a weekend retreat hosted by former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Biden will be interviewed by Romney during a Friday evening event in Park City, Utah, at the invitation-only summit, according to a Biden spokesman and participants briefed on the schedule. The speaker lineup for what is traditionally a gathering of Romney allies is packed with high-profile Republicans, among them House Speaker Paul Ryan and Sens. Lindsey Graham and John McCain. Ryan was Romney’s running mate in 2012....
  • Sen. Graham says he was a target of 'unmasking'

    06/03/2017 2:07:47 AM PDT · by blueplum · 45 replies
    FoxNews Politics ^ | 02 June 2017 | AP
    Sen. Lindsey Graham says U.S. intelligence agencies tell him that a conversation he had with a foreign individual was picked up in surveillance and that an unknown U.S. official or officials asked to know his identity as a party in the conversation. Graham says he doesn't know if intelligence agencies actually revealed his name. But he's sent a letter to the FBI, CIA and the National Security Agency seeking information on any incidental collection of his communications with foreign targets. Graham says he wants to know if Obama administration officials sought the unmasking of Americans in foreign intelligence reports for...
  • 'None of it makes much sense': Experts are baffled by Comey's use of a fake [trunc]

    06/03/2017 1:57:07 AM PDT · by blueplum · 80 replies
    BusinessInsider ^ | 31 May 2017 10:37am | Natasha Bertrand
    Full title: 'None of it makes much sense': Experts are baffled by Comey's use of a fake Russian document to skirt the DOJ Former FBI, CIA, and Justice Department officials say they are baffled by reports that a fake Russian document affected former FBI Director James Comey's handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server. CNN reported Friday that Comey knew the document — a memo purporting to show collusion between Loretta Lynch, who was then the attorney general, and the Clinton campaign — was fake. That has raised questions about why he used it...
  • 2 Republican US senators slam Egypt's NGO law as 'draconian' [guess which ones]

    06/01/2017 10:09:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 1, 2017 10:42 AM EDT | Menna Zaki
    Two Republican U.S. senators slammed Wednesday a law recently passed by Egypt’s president as “draconian” for imposing heavy restrictions and effectively banning the work of non-governmental organizations — the latest among measures cracking down on dissent in the country. Republican Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham urged President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to bring the law on NGOs in line with international standards and the Egyptian constitution. “Congress should strengthen democratic benchmarks and human rights conditions on U.S. assistance for Egypt,” they said in a statement. […] The law has triggered wide international backlash and raised concerns over human rights conditions in...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 28 May 2017

    05/28/2017 4:23:41 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 187 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 28 May 2017 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows May 28th, 2017 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly; Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Bill Cassidy, R-La.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Kelly; Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn.; former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.THIS WEEK (ABC): Kelly; Rep. Adam Schitf, D-Calif.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sens. Linda Graham, R-S.C., and Cory Booker, D-N.J.; Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago.
  • Lindsey’s Leaker — How a Never Trump Legislative Aide with No National Security Experience Landed...

    05/26/2017 6:05:06 AM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Medium ^ | 5/24/17 | Mike Cernovich
    When Senator Lindsey Graham’s long-time legislative assistant Virginia Boney, who specialized in healthcare legislation, was hired to be a legislative affairs chief for the National Security Council, more than a few heads turned. Boney, who is anti-Trump, has no meaningful national security experience. She was also hired instead of several veterans who had applied for the position.“McMaster took her in exchange for Lindsey’s and McCain’s support,” one source with knowledge of the deal told me. Several others confirmed this assessment, noting Boney is completely unqualified to be at NSC.Before working at NSC, Boney was, Deputy Director of Appropriations and Projects...
  • Lindsey Graham: Trump 'calls me when I'm asleep'

    05/15/2017 4:10:17 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 30 replies
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., praised President Trump on Saturday as a leader who is "open-minded" and willing to reach out for help, even late at night. "What have I learned about our president? He's curious, he asks questions, and he knows no fear," Graham said, according to a video recording of his remarks at the South Carolina Republican convention. "And he's under siege unlike any president I've ever seen in my entire life … They don't believe he won; I do. Now Obama was somewhat hard for us, but I thought we were somewhat respectful."
  • Oh good: McCain, Graham and Collins save Obama's insane methane regulation

    05/11/2017 9:30:24 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/11/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Methane Mavericks! John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Susan Collins are liberals. You understand that, right? They are not moderates. They’re liberals. But wait! You want to defend McCain because he was a prisoner of war and he put Sarah Palin on the map. Stop. Just stop. He may vote with his Republican colleagues on occasion when it’s politically easy for him to do so, but when it comes to the big questions, McCain is a liberal. That’s why he refuses to support eliminating the filibuster on legislation, because it would take away Chuck Schumer’s ability to stop the Republican agenda.
  • Senate rejects repeal of Obama drilling rule

    05/10/2017 12:24:28 PM PDT · by fision · 104 replies
    Three Republicans joined Senate Democrats on Wednesday to reject an effort to overturn an Obama administration rule limiting methane emissions from oil and natural gas drilling. Only 49 senators voted to move forward with debate on legislation to undo the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) rule, short of the 51 votes needed.   Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Susan Collins (Maine) and John McCain (Ariz.) joined all 48 members of the Democratic caucus in rejecting the resolution under the Congressional Review Act (CRA). 
  • “I am all in”: Lindsey Graham has a fee-vah and the only prescription is more Donald Trump

    04/19/2017 3:04:41 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 24 replies
    HotAir ^ | 04/19/2017
    Lindsey Graham, December 2015: “You know how you make America great again? Tell Donald Trump to go to hell,” Graham said on CNN’s “New Day” on Tuesday, picking up on the GOP front-runner’s famous slogan, “make America great again.”… “He’s a race-baiting, xenophobic, religious bigot,” Graham told Alisyn Camerota. “He doesn’t represent my party. He doesn’t represents the values that the men and women who wear the uniform are fighting for. … He’s the ISIL man of the year.” Now skip to 3:45 of the clip below, recorded this morning, and watch this guy giddy for two solid minutes at...
  • Graham about McCain: I love him to death

    04/15/2017 12:26:11 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 52 replies
    CNN ^ | CNN staff
    Sen. Lindsey Graham gets emotional when reflecting on his friendship with Sen. John McCain during a CNN town hall with the two senators.
  • McCain and Graham Want Ground Troops in Syria, President Trump Says No

    04/13/2017 12:28:47 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 75 replies
    Townhall ^ | April 12, 2017 | Justin Holcomb
    Sens. Lindsey Graham and John McCain released a joint statement on Tuesday urging President Donald Trump to bolster ground efforts in Syria. "As part of a broader strategy, we urge the President to take greater military action to achieve our objectives, including grounding the Syrian air force and establishing safe havens inside Syria to protect Syrians,” the statement reads. “There will never be a diplomatic solution as long as Assad dominates the battlefield,” according to McCain, the Senate Armed Services Committee chairman, and Graham, who chairs an appropriations subcommittee.
  • Graham: Putin a ‘War Criminal’ — ‘Intentionally Left Chemical Weapons in the Hands of Assad’

    04/12/2017 5:33:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 11, 2017 | Pam Key
    Tuesday on CNN’s “At This Hour,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said Russian President Vladimir Putin was a “war criminal” who he believes “intentionally left chemical weapons in the hands of Assad.”
  • Justice Ginsburg: Sen. Lindsey Graham one of the ‘women of the Senate’

    04/12/2017 3:08:32 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 27 replies
    HotAir ^ | 04/11/2017 | John Sexton
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the late Justice Antonin Scalia were honored Monday by Allegheny College in Pennsylvania. During a speech she gave at the event, Justice Ginsburg described Senator Lindsey Graham as one of the “women of the Senate.” Justice Ginsburg gave a brief talk about civility and her friendship with the late Justice Scalia. She then made an implied contrast between the era in which she and Scalia were confirmed and the present day. “I thought back to the 1993 confirmation of my nomination to the court,” she said. She continued, “The hearing was altogether civil....
  • Lindsey Graham: The crazy man of the Senate

    04/12/2017 2:57:23 AM PDT · by detective · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 12, 2017 | Monica Showalter
    Every time Senator Lindsay Graham opens his mouth, crazy things fly out. Is there something wrong with this guy? It's not for nothing that a MorningConsult poll released Tuesday pegged him at the third-most unpopular senator, trailed by only John McCain and Mitch McConnell. But there are methods to the madnesses of McCain and McConnell. In Graham's case, the loathing is justified, given his out of control statements, signalling an unserious mind, unmoored from reality.
  • Lindsey Graham Is HOT for World War III: “I Think ISIS Should be Germany and Assad Should Be Japan”

    04/10/2017 7:25:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 65 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 10, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    Lindsey Graham Is HOT for World War III: “I Think ISIS Should be Germany and Assad Should Be Japan” (VIDEO) Jim Hoft Apr 10th, 2017 7:33 am 70 Comments Lindsey Graham Is Hot for War Those 59 Tomahawks got his juices flowing— Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) joined Chuck Todd on Meet the Press on Sunday to push World War III. “I think ISIS should be Germany and Assad should be Japan like World War II analogies here. Accelerate the demise of ISIL, they’re a direct threat to the homeland, Assad’s not. But I’ve never been more encouraged by the Trump...
  • Tucker Carlson Pushes Sen Graham to Explain Call for Troops in Syria, how long, and at what cost?

    04/08/2017 10:22:53 AM PDT · by PK1991 · 77 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/7/17 | Tucker Carlson
    Tucker Carlson interviews Senator Graham and asks for specifics on what his call for 7,000 troops in Syria means. Who would they fight, how long would they stay, how much would it cost. In the interview, Senator Graham expresses support for fighting ISIS, Syria, Iran, North Korea, Russia. I may be missing a few nations.
  • Graham: Rice Has History of 'Political Manipulation' of Nat'l Security Information

    04/05/2017 2:41:27 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said today he intends to find out the story behind former national security adviser Susan Rice's actions and whether she manipulated classified information for political gain. According to Fox News' Adam Housley, sources have named Rice as the member of the Obama administration that initiated the unmasking of names of Trump transition officials caught up in surveillance. The unmasked names were then sent to other top Obama administration national security officials. Graham said on "America's Newsroom" that lawmakers must "get to the bottom of" what Rice was doing, pointing out her history of "political manipulation of...