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  • Suspended Alabama Supreme Court chief justice weighs bid for state’s U.S. Senate seat

    04/24/2017 4:22:32 PM PDT · by kevcol · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 20, 2017 | Alex Swoyer
    Long a controversial figure, Chief Justice Moore’s colleagues on the high court voted Tuesday to uphold his suspension, finding he tried to thwart the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2015 ruling recognizing a national right to same-sex marriage. “This was a politically motivated prosecution from the very beginning,” Chief Justice Moore said after a final ruling Tuesday by the other justices on the Supreme Court. “I’ve done my duty under the laws of this state to uphold the sanctity of marriage and the undeniable truth that God ordained marriage between one man and one woman. Mere human judges have no authority to...
  • Entire U.S. Senate to go to White House for North Korea briefing

    04/24/2017 11:43:09 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 186 replies
    Ruetors ^ | Apr 24, 2017 | Patricia Zengerle
    All 100 senators have been asked to the White House for the briefing by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the aides said.
  • The entire Senate has been asked to the White House for a Wednesday briefing on North Korea

    04/24/2017 10:38:16 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/24/17 | Robert Laurie
    Rumblings Last week, Kim Jong Un threatened to annihilate parts of the United States in what Pyongyang termed “a super-mighty pre-emptive strike.” Then we got a slew of reports indicating that a U.S. citizen had been detained by the North Korean government. Then, over the weekend, the Norks released a statement indicating they were preparing to sink a U.S. aircraft carrier conducting maneuvers in the region. Now, as tensions rise, everyone is waiting for the United States response. So far, we’ve heard nothing concrete.
  • Ted Cruz Trails Dem in 2018 Re-Elect Poll

    04/20/2017 7:19:33 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 87 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 19, 2017 | John Binder
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is trailing Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) in a match-up for the 2018 Senate race, a new poll finds. In a race between the two, Castro leads slightly, with 35 percent, compared to Cruz’s 31 , according to the the Texas Lyceum poll. When Cruz is polled against Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX), the two are tied at 30 percent.
  • ROMNEY SHOULDN'T BE A UTAH SENATOR

    04/19/2017 8:45:45 AM PDT · by shortstop · 18 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 04/19/17 | Bob Lonsberry
    Mitt Romney is unfit to be a senator from Utah, and if Orrin Hatch has to run again to keep him from becoming one, he should. I don't dislike Mitt, I just love Utah. And Utah ought to have a senator who is a Utahn at heart. And who knows and loves the state and its people. Who can go into any town and find folks he knows, stories he can tell, connections he has made. It is a broad, rich and diverse state, made up of pioneers. People who, whether they came in 1847 or yesterday, have some grit...
  • (Colorado) House gives initial OK to Colorado roads funding bill

    04/17/2017 8:09:19 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Clay Center Dispatch ^ | March 30, 2017 | Associated Press
    DENVER (AP) — Colorado's legislative leaders knew they faced a hard sell when they unveiled a bipartisan measure to ask voters for a sales tax hike and a bond issue to generate billions of dollars for transportation. That hard sell was on full display before the Democrat-led House initially approved the bill on party lines Thursday. Even after that approval, Republicans kept trying to change the bill.
  • Elizabeth Warren’s Favorite Curse Word Is ‘Poop’

    04/17/2017 5:23:25 AM PDT · by kevcol · 28 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 17, 2017 | David Rutz
    Reid laughed, saying that was a "goody two-shoes" answer. To his point, the word aired on "CBS Sunday Morning" without being censored. "No, it's not!" Warren said. "Are you kidding? Have you ever seen a woman like me look you straight in the face after you've finished some long explanation of something and then just said poop?" Warren added she hasn't said the word yet on the Senate floor, but the day could be coming.
  • Research Firm Behind Trump Dossier Is Refusing To Answer Senate Committee’s Questions

    04/16/2017 10:32:15 AM PDT · by blueyon · 44 replies
    DailyCaller ^ | 4/13/17 | Chuck Ross
    The opposition research firm that hired a former British spy to dig up dirt on Donald Trump last year is refusing to answer questions recently posed to it by the Senate Judiciary Committee. The firm, Fusion GPS, is protected by attorney-client privilege and the First Amendment, its attorneys said in a letter to the committee. The chairman of the Senate panel, Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, sent a letter to Fusion GPS last month inquiring about the Trump research project. Fusion GPS, which was founded by former Wall Street Journal reporter Glenn Simpson, hired ex-MI6 agent Christopher Steele in June to...
  • Elizabeth Warren Says Mitch McConnell Won't Even Say Hello To Her

    04/15/2017 3:42:13 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 108 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | April 15, 2017 | Sam Levine
    "I say hello to Mitch every chance I get, and he turns his head." Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has apparently been ignoring Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) since moving to silence her on the Senate floor in February, Warren told The Boston Globe. McConnell cut Warren off in February as she tried to read a letter from Coretta Scott King during a speech on the Senate floor, explaining her opposition to Jeff Session’s nomination to be attorney general. McConnell invoked a little-used rule that blocks senators "by any form of words impute to another Senator or to other Senators...
  • 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.
  • GOP Navy SEAL Hints at ‘Path to Victory’ Against Warren Over Waning Poll Numbers

    04/13/2017 11:54:37 AM PDT · by kevcol · 37 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 13, 2017 | Cameron Cawthorne
    Former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez told reporters on Wednesday that he is mulling over the prospects of running for Senate against Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) in the 2018 election. Gomez, who works in private equity and was previously a naval aviator before becoming a SEAL, said that if Republicans can develop the right strategy, then there is a "path to victory" against Warren, the Cohasset Mariner reported.
  • 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.
  • Ed Markey can't wait to retake the Senate, so Dems can restore the filibuster.

    04/11/2017 11:00:59 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/11/17 | Robert Laurie
    Anyone buying that? No? OK Neil Gorsuch has been confirmed to a lifetime SCOTUS appointment, there’s nothing they can do about it, and Democrats are furious. Lefties who demanded the “nuclear option” be employed when they were in power, are simply aghast that the GOP has called Harry Reid’s bluff and used it against them. Remember, as Reid famously said, “Let them do it, why would we care.”
  • Markey Claims Democrats Will Restore 60-Vote Threshold for Supreme Court Nominees

    04/10/2017 4:33:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 91 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 10, 2017 | Cameron Cawthorne
    Markey Claims That Dems will Restore Filibuster for Supreme Court NomineesSen. Ed Markey (D., Mass.) claimed Monday that Democrats will restore the 60-vote threshold for Supreme Court nominees once his party retakes the majority in the Senate. "When the Democrats return to the majority and capture the presidency, which we will," Markey said, "that day is going to arrive [and] we will restore the 60-vote margin." "We will ensure that for the Supreme Court, there is that special margin that any candidate has to reach because that is essential to ensuring that our country has a confidence in those people...
  • Ayyadurai is no Ordinary Senate Candidate

    04/10/2017 9:22:06 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Shiva Ayyadurai is an entrepreneur, MIT graduate, Donald Trump-supporting Indian-born immigrant and U.S. citizen hoping that his outsider status will carry him to the U.S. Senate. A Republican, Ayyadurai declared on social media several weeks ago that he intends to challenge for Sen. Elizabeth Warren's seat in the 2018 election. He filed official paperwork with the Federal Election Commission on March 17. Warren, a Democrat, is a former Harvard Law School professor who defeated incumbent Republican Sen. Scott Brown in the 2012 election. In a Monday meeting with editors of The Sun, Ayyadurai portrayed himself as a "21st-century senator" with...
  • McCain Won’t Rule Out Another Senate Run

    04/09/2017 9:23:37 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 66 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 11/21/2016 | Aryn Braun
    Arizona Sen. John McCain won’t rule out running again in 2022. McCain, 80, told The Arizona Republic he won’t be making any decisions on a potential seventh Senate campaign for at least three years, leaving the door open for another run. First elected in 1986, McCain is one of the most senior members of the Senate, and as chairman of the Armed Services Committee, he still wields a significant amount of power and influence.
  • Politico: Trump White House Is Getting Things Ready For A Second SCOTUS Vacancy

    04/08/2017 5:43:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 233 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 4/7/2017 | Mike Vespa
    This morning Judge Neil Gorsuch was confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court. For such a non-controversial figure, Gorsuch experienced the full might of the Democratic Party’s attack machine. Still sour at Senate Republicans blocking Merrick Garland, Obama’s first pick to fill the vacancy left by the late Antonin Scalia, through the Biden rule—the Left was determined to stop Gorsuch at all costs. Despite having broad support from across the spectrum in the legal scholar realm—Obama’s former solicitor general supported his nomination—and the highest rating from the American Bar Association, Democrats formed a united front to stop him. They had the...
  • SENATE REPUBLICANS NUKE THE SCOTUS FILIBUSTER

    04/07/2017 11:12:14 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/07/17 | Matthew Vadum
    Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch is about to become a reality Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delivered on a key Trump campaign promise yesterday, brushing away an arcane procedural hurdle and in the process clearing the way for the swift Senate confirmation of originalist Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. It is also the first in what promises to be a long series of crushing major defeats for Democrats in the current Congress who are desperate to placate their increasingly rabid far left-wing base.
  • McConnell reaches out to Romney about possible Senate bid [if Hatch retires]

    04/07/2017 9:06:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 7, 2017 11:41 AM EDT | Stephen Ohlemacher
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he has reached out to former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney about possibly running for the Senate — if a vacancy opens in Utah. There has been much speculation about whether Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah will retire instead of running for re-election. The 83-year-old Hatch has fueled some of it. …
  • Dems defeated. Justice Neil Gorsuch confirmed!

    04/07/2017 9:04:34 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 63 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/07/17 | Robert Laurie
    Boom! The voting is still ongoing but, seconds ago, Judge Neil Gorsuch received enough “Yeas” to become Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. It’s almost impossible to overstate how important this was We’re sure we’ll have more on this later, and we’re equally sure liberal heads are exploding, but for now ...Celebrate! This is a huge, huge, win.