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  • First-generation American launches Senate campaign against Booker

    10/17/2019 9:40:14 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/17/19 | Justine Coleman
    A first-generation American on Thursday launched his campaign for Sen. Cory Booker's (D-N.J.) Senate seat. Rik Mehta, a pharmacist and lawyer whose parents came to the U.S. before he was born, will run as a Republican against Booker, whom he criticizes as having left New Jersey behind to run for the White House. "In a few weeks, when Cory Booker is done showboating around Iowa and dropping out of the presidential race, he'll run back to New Jersey to pretend he cares about all of us he left behind," Mehta said in his campaign video. "The difference this time: He'll...
  • Jeff Sessions 2020 U.S. Senate Run Buzz Swirls in Alabama

    10/13/2019 4:24:45 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 12, 2019 | Jeff Poor
    It will be another four and a half months before Republican voters in Alabama select a GOP nominee to face incumbent Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL) in the Nov. 3, 2020 general election. However, there could be a familiar face among the list of candidates on the ballot. In recent days, there has been rampant speculation that former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions could enter the contest for his old seat. Sessions held the seat currently occupied by Jones from 1997 through 2017. He gave up that seat to serve in the Trump administration until his unceremonious exit in late 2018....
  • Fmr Schumer aide claims Trump will be impeached, urges House to hold full vote to begin Senate trial

    10/10/2019 3:42:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 10, 2019 | Charles Creitz
    Radio host Christopher Hahn predicted Wednesday that President Trump will ultimately be impeached and he called on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to schedule a floor vote on the matter. Hahn, a former aide to Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., told "The Ingraham Angle" he is awaiting a potential U.S. Senate trial in which Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts would oversee the proceedings. He dismissed Republicans' criticisms of the impeachment inquiry process, telling host Laura Ingraham there is nothing untoward about what's going on in Congress. "This is basically the grand jury portion of this investigation, and in...
  • Exclusive: Democrats willing to risk 2020 chances to impeach Trump - Reuters/Ipsos poll

    10/08/2019 4:42:18 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 42 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 8, 2019 | Chris Kahn
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Most Democrats want to impeach U.S. President Donald Trump, even if that means weakening their party’s chances of winning back the White House in the 2020 election, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll.
  • McConnell Signaling Trump Trial To Be Quick, If It Happens

    10/04/2019 12:42:10 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/04/19 | ALEXANDER BOLTON
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is signaling that he's prepared to dispose quickly of articles of impeachment against President Trump and that any upcoming trial in the Senate will look much different than the 1999 impeachment trial of President Clinton. McConnell says he is required by the Senate rules to take up articles of impeachment, but notes that there is no requirement on how long such a trial must last. "I would have no choice but to take it up. How long you're on it is a whole different matter," McConnell said on CNBC Monday. Clinton's trial in 1999...
  • Red-state Dems worried Trump impeachment will hurt Senate chances; Giuliani considering lawsuits

    10/02/2019 3:17:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 2, 2019
    Some red-state Senate Democrats are fretting that the ongoing House impeachment inquiry could expand uncontrollably and become a “kitchen sink” of complaints about President Trump and hurt chances of regaining the Senate majority in 2020, Fox News has learned. Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Jon Tester of Montana specifically expressed concerns and have told Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., that leadership cannot allow liberal Democrats to push for the inquiry to include allegations about Trump illegally using his office to enrich himself or relitigate findings from former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of Russian election meddling in 2016....
  • Don't assume the Senate would *never* remove Donald Trump

    10/01/2019 2:06:28 PM PDT · by Innovative · 125 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct. 1, 2019 | Chris Cillizza
    With the House now headed down a path that virtually guarantees President Donald Trump will be impeached, conventional wisdom has settled on the idea that the Republican-led Senate will never, ever remove him from office. Which, I get! If you were a betting person -- which I am not! -- the strong likelihood is that the Senate acquits Trump. Because, well, math. There are 53 Republicans in the chamber currently and 47 Democrats and independents who caucus with Democrats. In order to remove Trump from office, 67 senators would have to vote to do so -- meaning you would need...
  • Impeachment? Bring it on. Trump can put the Dems on trial in the Senate

    09/30/2019 12:31:54 PM PDT · by rxsid · 40 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 09.30.2019 | Jared Peterson
    Impeachment? Bring it on. Trump can put the Dems on trial in the Senate The entrenched elites of both parties and a large portion of the corrupt upper federal bureaucracy understand the mortal threat President Trump poses to them. This threat has been the driving force behind the continuous efforts to destroy the Trump presidency since (and before) the president's inauguration. These forces have no doubt already figured out they can't beat the president at the ballot box. Impeachment is their last desperate chance to rid themselves of the man who has so effectively exposed their self-enrichment and multiple sell-outs...
  • GOP Leadership Memo Suggests Senate Cannot Block Trial If House Votes To Impeach Trump

    09/29/2019 10:04:26 PM PDT · by rintintin · 128 replies
    Huffpost ^ | Sept 28 2019 | Mary Papenfuss
    The Republican leadership issued a memo Saturday clarifying that the Senate must take action if the House of Representatives approves articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. The statement came in response to concerns that the Senate could simply refuse to hold a trial. “There is no way we could somehow bar the doors and prevent the managers from presenting the articles to the Senate,” stated the memo, which was obtained by HuffPost. “The rules of impeachment are clear on this point.” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) also said as much in a March interview with NPR: “If it...
  • The GOP Doesn’t Have An “Impeachment Playbook” Because They Don’t Need One: The Likely Scenario

    09/30/2019 7:37:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/30/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    The Sunday morning shows, along with all of the subsequent cable news coverage yesterday, were focused on the impeachment story. (There’s a surprise for you.) But one theme emerged that the media seems to be running with today. The thumbnail version is that the Republican Party and all of President Trump’s supporters are in some sort of “chaos” and they can’t decide how to push back against the Democrats on this.One good example showed up this morning in the Associated Press. “GOP Split Over Impeachment Pushback.” The president’s lawyer insists the real story is a debunked conspiracy theory. A...
  • Instead of raising the gas tax, stop wasting money on frivolous projects

    09/28/2019 6:37:13 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 20, 2019 | Alison Acosta Winters
    A cardinal rule of government ought to be: stop wasting money before demanding taxpayers hand over more. When it comes to the Highway Trust Fund and the gas tax, Congress has failed to learn this simple lesson. The federal highway program is set to expire a year from now, but lawmakers looking to fund their pet projects are eager to get started. So the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee has already approved a bill that would authorize billions more in projects than the federal gas tax will bring in. The thing is though, they don’t know how to pay...
  • Which GOP Senators Would Vote to Impeach Trump? Jeff Flake Says There Are 35

    09/28/2019 5:37:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    Newsweek ^ | September 28, 2019 | Jennifer Doherty
    Former Senator Jeff Flake caused a stir Saturday when he amended Republican consultant Mike Murphy's comment that 30 GOP senators would vote to impeach President Donald Trump if they could keep their votes secret. "That's not true," the former Arizona senator said. "There would be at least 35." Until his retirement from the Senate earlier this year, Flake was among the small but notable cohort of Republican senators who remained vocal in their opposition to Trump after the election. While most of the Senate's 53 Republican members have stuck to the White House's talking points since the House of Representatives...
  • Isn’t it strange while the Dem house committees are in full coup mode the GOP Senate sits idly by?

    09/27/2019 8:10:05 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 86 replies
    Really not strange at all! *sigh* Trump seemly stands alone except for a small group of House and Senate allies in D.C. while everyone else is activity engaging in taking him down or passively giving lip-service of support while standing down with intent!!! It’s depressing that there is no great urgency in the GOP to fight the Dems and start calling people up that haven’t answered serious questions about who what when where and how in this attack on Trump. Maybe Barr is planning to take down the original core coup group and maybe he’s not but even if he...
  • McConnell: If House Impeaches President Trump, Senate Must Have Trial

    09/27/2019 2:35:38 PM PDT · by LibertyWoman · 289 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 09/27/2019 | Cristina Laila
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Friday said that if the House of Representatives were to impeach President Trump, the Senate “has no choice” and would have to go to trial right away. McConnell told NPR on Friday that “if the House were to act, the Senate immediately goes into a trial.” ... At the time of this publication, 12 House Democrats do not support impeachment proceedings (but I bet there are a few rinos that do. Comment added)
  • Whistleblower lawyers work with nonprofit to launch GoFundMe page seeking $100G <tr>

    09/25/2019 11:05:25 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 25 2019 | Gregg Re, Catherine Herridge
    Whistleblower lawyers work with nonprofit to launch GoFundMe page seeking $100G ahead of possible testimony Lawyers for the whistleblower who has alleged possible wrongdoing by President Trump in his July call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky worked with a nonprofit group to establish a GoFundMe page seeking to raise an initial $100,000 for the whistleblower's legal defense, Fox News has learned. John Tye, a onetime whistleblower who founded the nonprofit Whistleblower Aid, told Fox News he was working with the whistleblower's lawyers at the Compass Rose Legal Group as a matter of principle. Their fundraising page, which can be found...
  • Early endorsements from Democrats for Markey won’t slow Joe Kennedy

    09/27/2019 8:21:26 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 9 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 9/27 | peter lucas
    Can a candidate be a favorite and an underdog at the same time? Ordinarily the answer is no. But if your name is Joe Kennedy III anything is possible, even wresting the U. S. Senate seat from longtime Washington veteran Sen. Ed Markey. But despite the polls that put Kennedy ahead after his decision to challenge Markey in the September Democrat primary, it will not be as easy as it looks. Kennedy must articulate why Markey, a fellow progressive, should be ousted. He did not do that convincingly on Saturday when he made his candidacy official.
  • Senate Republicans Shut Down ATF Nominee

    09/26/2019 9:02:34 PM PDT · by Farcesensitive · 22 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 26, 2019 | Stephen Gutowski and Charles Fain Lehman
    Chuck Canterbury, President Trump's nominee to serve as head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, is likely to see his nomination withdrawn due to stringent opposition from Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, the Washington Free Beacon learned on Thursday. "Chuck Canterbury does NOT have sufficient support in the Judiciary Committee and is now expected to be held up instead of getting a vote today," a GOP Senate aide told the Free Beacon on Thursday morning. "Republican members are (1) Concerned about his stances on gun control, and (2) there is still some bad blood for him...
  • Senate votes to block Trump border wall emergency money

    09/25/2019 10:40:46 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 94 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 25 Sep 2019 | Stephen Dinan
    Senators voted Wednesday to rebuke President Trump and cancel his border emergency, saying he overstepped his powers in grabbing $3.6 billion Congress approved for military construction projects and instead spending it on his campaign promise to build a border wall. The 54-41 vote is unlikely to stop the president, though. While the measure is likely to pass the House, a veto is expected — and Wednesday’s tally showed there are more than enough Republicans ready to sustain Mr. Trump... The vote was a do-over. Congress held a similar vote in March, after Mr. Trump, furious that Congress approved only $1.375...
  • CCHF Applauds U.S. Senate’s Continued Prohibition on Unique Patient Identifier

    09/25/2019 6:38:49 AM PDT · by grumpygresh · 4 replies
    “The UPI would facilitate the vast data-sharing permitted without consent under HIPAA,” said Twila Brase, president and co-founder of CCHF. “This national patient ID would enable government and other third parties to link every piece of data in every medical record of every patient into one longitudinal digital dossier, leaving patients with no options for keeping their data, their personal lives, and their medical conditions confidential. As troubling as the privacy implications, this federal ID card would also become mandatory for patient access to care. In short -- no card, no care.”
  • Senate GOP vows to quash impeachment articles

    09/25/2019 6:16:55 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/24/19 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Republicans are vowing to quickly quash any articles of impeachment that pass the House and warn that Democrats will feel a political backlash if they go forward and impeach President Trump. Republican senators say there are no grounds to impeach Trump and are daring Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to embark on what they dismiss as a fool’s errand that will turn off swing voters. “My response to them is go hard or go home,” said Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which has jurisdiction over impeachment. “If you want to impeach him, stop talking....