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  • GOP senator calls for exhaustive investigation into Trump-Russia connections

    02/14/2017 8:31:53 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/14/2017 | REBECCA SAVRANSKY
    Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) on Tuesday said there should be an exhaustive investigation into the ties between Russia and the Trump administration. "I think everybody needs that investigation to happen," Blunt told KTRS radio, CNN reported. "And the Senate Intelligence Committee, again that I serve on, has been given the principle responsibility to look into this, and I think we should look into it exhaustively so that at the end of this process, nobody wonders whether there was a stone left unturned, and shouldn't reach conclusions before you have the information that you need to have to make those conclusions."...
  • Blunt joins criticism of Trump comments about Army captain

    08/01/2016 2:27:35 PM PDT · by Controlling Legal Authority · 36 replies
    Columbia Missourian ^ | 8/1/16 | AP
    Republican U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt is taking Donald Trump to task for berating the parents of a decorated Army captain killed in Iraq. Blunt, of Missouri, advised Trump to "focus on jobs and national security and stop responding to every criticism whether it's from a grieving family or Hillary Clinton."
  • Thanks to a GOP Senator, Obama’s ‘Far Left’ Pick Confirmed to Head Library of Congress

    07/14/2016 7:37:57 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 40 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 13, 2016 | Ken McIntyre
    Conservative critics of President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Library of Congress were blindsided Wednesday when a key Republican engineered her lopsided confirmation by the Senate despite concerns she is, in the words of one opponent, “an unqualified, far-left progressive.” The Senate voted 74-18 to confirm Carla D. Hayden, who leads Baltimore’s public library system, as the 14th librarian of Congress. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., rushed Hayden’s nomination to the floor even as Blunt’s office declined to answer The Daily Signal’s inquiries Wednesday morning about the status of the nomination. U.S. Senate Roll Call Vote (go to link) All...
  • Speaker Ryan on VA Secretary: 'I Don't Know If He Should Resign'

    05/24/2016 8:40:09 AM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies
    cns news ^ | 5/24/16 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday stopped short of calling for Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald to resign over his comments comparing wait times at VA clinics to wait times at amusement parks. A reporter told Ryan that Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) is calling on McDonald to resign. "Do you think it goes to that level, that he should resign?" the reporter asked Ryan. "I don't know if he should resign. He should clarify his comments," Ryan said. "He should show some empathy for our veterans that he's supposed to serve. This really is just beyond the pale,...
  • Virginia Man Accused of Tweeting Threats to Shoot Senators

    06/28/2016 2:24:45 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 29 replies
    NBC ^ | June 28, 2016 | Scott MacFarlane
    A Virginia man who works as an Uber driver tweeted threats to shoot at least two U.S. senators, according to testimony at a hearing Monday in a Virginia court. Kyler Schmitz has been ordered held in jail. In at least one of the tweets, sent in the days immediately after the Orlando nightclub shooting, Schmitz allegedly threatened to shoot Sen. Roy Blunt, a Republican of Missouri. The message was directed at Blunt's official Twitter handle. The tweets, which included graphic and violent language, led to an investigation by U.S. Capitol Police. -snip In other Twitter posts, Schmitz is accused of...
  • List of Republicans planning to skip Cleveland convention

    05/30/2016 12:59:00 PM PDT · by Salman · 139 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 30, 2016 | Fox
    The following is a list of prominent Republicans who say they’re not planning to attend the Republican National Convention -- based on responses from their offices and previously published reports: Former President George W. Bush Former President George H.W. Bush 2008 Republican presidential nominee and Arizona Sen. John McCain 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney 2016 presidential candidate and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval Wyoming Gov. Matthew Mead South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson Kansas Sen....
  • They’re Coming For Your Home

    05/23/2016 5:03:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 23, 2016 | Katie Kieffer
    They’re coming for your home. Right now. I suggest you save it. I can guide you, but you must do exactly as I say. Except, this isn’t The Matrix. You’re no actor, like Keanu Reeves, playing a distraught programmer-hacker named “Neo.” Nor am I an actor, like Laurence Fishburne, playing your guide “Morpheus.” This is real life, baby. Your home or apartment—and the neighborhood in which you live—is under siege. “Agents”—sans black glasses and black business suits—who work for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) have written a new regulation called “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing” (AFFH) that...
  • Why 6 Republican senators think you don't need faster broadband

    01/26/2016 2:56:58 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 15 replies
    cio.com ^ | 1-25-2016 | Bill Snyder
    Broadband in the United States still lags behind similar service in other industrialized countries, so Congress made broadband expansion a national priority, and it offers subsidies, mostly in rural areas, to help providers expand their offerings. To qualify for the funds, however, ISPs must offer service that's faster than 4 Mbps. Of course, the ISPs want the threshold to be as low as possible so it's easier for them to qualify for government subsidies. In addition, some cities and counties want to build and deploy their own fiber-based broadband networks and skirt the big ISPs. Until the FCC overruled them,...
  • This Is How Little It Cost Goldman To Bribe America's Senators To Fast Track Obama's TPP Bill

    05/31/2015 6:16:54 AM PDT · by cutty · 56 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 05/30/2015 | Tyler Durden
    It took just a few days after the stunning defeat of Obama's attempt to fast-track the Trans Pacific Partnership bill in the Senate at the hands of his own Democratic party, before everything returned back to normal and the TPP fast-track was promptly passed. Why? The simple answer: money. Or rather, even more money. Because while the actual contents of the TPP may be highly confidential, and their public dissemination may lead to prison time for the "perpetrator" of such illegal transparency .... fast-tracking the TPP, meaning its passage through Congress without having its contents available for debate or amendments,...
  • GOP senators send warning on Iran deal

    03/09/2015 5:46:46 AM PDT · by McGruff · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/9/2015 | David McCabe
    Forty-seven Senate Republicans are signaling in an open letter to Iran and the White House that a deal over Tehran’s nuclear program will be at risk once President Obama leaves office. “It has come to our attention while observing your nuclear negotiations with our government that you may not fully understand our constitutional system,” the senators wrote in the letter, which was first reported by Bloomberg. “Thus, we are writing to bring to your attention two features of our Constitution — the power to make binding international agreements and the different character of federal offices — which you should seriously...
  • The return of Todd Akin? (may run for senate against RINO Blunt)

    02/25/2015 5:34:57 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 40 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 2/25/15 | Jonathan Easley
    Todd Akin is considering a primary challenge to Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) in 2016. “I have not ruled anything out,” the former congressman and 2012 GOP Senate nominee told The Hill in a phone interview on Wednesday. “I think there is a high level of dissatisfaction among conservatives, that they have to some degree been pushed out of the Republican Party,” he continued. “The sentiment is there. The Tea Party is skeptical and wants some fresh blood, not just the same establishment guys.” Akin’s reemergence is sure to be an unwelcome development for national Republicans. During his 2012 race against...
  • Senator Blunt Joins Cruz, Cornyn On Amicus Brief Against President Obama’s Executive Amnesty

    12/24/2014 7:33:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    PoliticalNews.me ^ | December 24, 2014
    Senator Blunt Joins Cruz, Cornyn On Amicus Brief Against President Obama’s Executive Amnesty WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) joined an amicus brief led by U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (Texas) and co-signed by U.S. Senator John Cornyn (Texas) in support of a lawsuit brought by the State of Texas against President Barack Obama’s illegal amnesty. The brief is also co-signed by a number of members from the U.S. House of Representatives. Blunt also voted in favor of a constitutional point of order offered by Cruz and U.S. Senator Mike Lee (Utah) against the president’s executive amnesty. “I agree...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 19 October 2014

    10/19/2014 4:26:48 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 147 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 19 October 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows October 19th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Dr. Anthony Fauci, infectious disease chief at the National Institutes of Health; Reince Priebus, Republican National Committee chairman; Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., head of the Democratic National Committee; Tim Murphy, R-Pa.; and Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Fauci; Sens. Bob Casey, D-Pa., and Roy Blunt, R-Mo. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Fauci; Richard Umbdenstock, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association; Dr. Robert...
  • GOP Senators Push for Tougher Response to Putin

    04/30/2014 2:57:46 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/30/14 | KRISTINA PETERSON
    Frustrated with President Barack Obama’s reaction to Russian action in Ukraine, a group of Republican senators said Wednesday they will introduce legislation outlining a more muscular response. “What we’ve seen from the administration is a lot of rhetoric,” Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, the top Republican on the Foreign Relations Committee, said on the Senate floor Wednesday morning. The White House has been dealing “with the situation after something bad has already occurred,” he said. Earlier this week, violence flared up in another area of Ukraine that hugs the Russian border, as the new government in Kiev criticized local police...
  • Dingell hat trick: Debbie to run (Dingell Dynasty)

    02/25/2014 1:23:09 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 52 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/25/14 | ANNA PALMER and SCOTT WONG
    The Dingell dynasty dates back to the era of FDR and there’s very little that can stop it from rolling on. Rep. John Dingell announced Monday he’s leaving the seat he took over from his father nearly six decades ago. And now his wife, Debbie Dingell, is planning to announce in the district Friday her candidacy for the open seat, according to a source close to Dingell. Dingell wasted no time putting together a campaign apparatus Monday, holding a conference call last night with her husband’s former aides. She also may sever ties with the American Automotive Policy Council where...
  • Carr calls on Senator Alexander to Co-Sponsor the “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act”

    11/08/2013 11:35:53 AM PST · by don-o · 8 replies
    Joe Carr for Senate ^ | November 8, 2013 | Joe Carr
    Nashville, TN – Today, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham introduced the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The legislation currently has 33 cosponsors – but Senator Alexander is not one of them. Conservative Senate candidate Joe Carr called on Senator Alexander to change his stance and add himself as a co-sponsor. “I’m strongly pro-life and believe it’s imperative the Senate pass this important piece of legislation. When Senator Graham announced his co-sponsors and Senator Alexander’s name was missing, I was disappointed. I am hoping Senator Alexander will change his stance and add himself as a co-sponsor. This legislation is too...
  • McCaskill predicts budget deal in December, offers kind words for Blunt -- not for Cruz

    10/24/2013 10:21:20 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 9 replies
    stlbeacon.org ^ | October 23, 2013 | Jo Mannies
    U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill predicts that Congress will reach a budget agreement in mid-December that averts a replay of the federal shutdown and near-default that occurred less than a week ago. Speaking on this week’s Politically Speaking podcast, McCaskill, D-Mo., was optimistic that both parties in both chambers will seek to cut a deal. The podcast is a joint venture between the St. Louis Beacon and St. Louis Public Radio. McCaskill’s comments were among her most expansive since Congress approved a compromise bill last Wednesday to end the shutdown and avert a default of the nation’s payments on its debts....
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 20 October 2013

    10/20/2013 5:22:37 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 144 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 20 October 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows October 20th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Roy Blunt, R-Mo.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew; Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Tom Coburn, R-Okla.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sens. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Mark Warner, D-Va. THIS WEEK (ABC): Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.; Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas; former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Cruz; Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.
  • VP Biden hosts dinner with GOP Senators on Syria

    09/08/2013 4:19:58 PM PDT · by EBH · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/8/2013
    Fox confirms Vice President Joe Biden will have dinner Sunday night with a group of GOP Senators who could be swayed on Syria. The topic of conversation is expected to be what the President needs to say in his Tuesday address.
  • Senator Blunt Co-Sponsors Amendments To Delay Onerous ObamaCare Mandates

    07/11/2013 1:22:02 PM PDT · by Jonah Vark · 5 replies
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – In light of the Obama Administration’s recent announcement that it will delay the ObamaCare employer mandate until 2015, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) co-sponsored two amendments today that would delay the individual and employer mandates. The amendments were introduced by U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (Kan.) to the FY2014 Labor-HHS-Ed appropriations bill. “Picking and choosing which aspects of this flawed law to postpone is like riding a bike with one wheel – it simply does not work,” said Blunt. “I’ll continue to support efforts to repeal and defund ObamaCare so that we can prevent this deeply flawed law...