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  • Republican Senator Uses ‘Night Before Christmas’ to Mock Obama’s Guantanamo Release Plans

    12/23/2015 6:16:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 12/23/15 | Andrew Husband
    Sen.Tim Scott (R-SC) took on PresidentBarack Obama‘s recently announcedapproval of additional prisoner transfers from Guantanamo Bay with a reworked version of the famous poem, “Twas the Night Before Christmas.”Originally titled “A Visit from St. Nicholas,”Clement Clarke Moore‘s holiday poem has now become an anti-Obama screed that hopes to go viral with the hashtag #KeepThemThere.“Twas the night before Christmas / When all through the White House / The President was transferring terrorists as a quiet as a mouse,” reads them poetic complaint. “The terrorists were nestled all snug in their well-guarded beds / While visions of resturning to al-Qaeda or ISIS...
  • Caught On Tape: U.S. Senator Issues Dire Warning On Unchecked Executive Power

    12/21/2015 11:29:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 12/21/15 | Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,
    The deliberations of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 were held in strict secrecy. Consequently, anxious citizens gathered outside Independence Hall when the proceedings ended in order to learn what had been produced behind closed doors. The answer was provided immediately. A Mrs. Powel of Philadelphia asked Benjamin Franklin, “Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?” With no hesitation whatsoever, Franklin responded, “A republic, if you can keep it.” I actually can’t believe I’m writing this, but the following speech from freshman U.S. Senator Ben Sasse (R, Neb) is so thoughtful and inspiring, it should be required...
  • Mark Kirk sides with U.S. Senate Democrats on gun rights (Illinois)

    12/06/2015 7:12:58 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    ILLINOIS REVIEW ^ | Dec 5, 2015
    Saturday, December 05, 2015 ILLINOIS Kirk sides with U.S. Senate Democrats on gun rights WASHINGTON DC - During four crucial votes on Second Amendment issues, U.S. Senator Mark Kirk departed from the Republican majority last week in D.C. Illinois' junior senator chose instead to vote with senior Senator Dick Durbin and the Democrat minority. Kirk was the only Republican to vote with Democrats on the following votes on December 3:
  • Marco Rubio Falls Apart When Asked Why He Has Missed the Most Votes in the Senate

    10/25/2015 2:08:07 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 58 replies
    Politics USA ^ | 10/25/2015 | Jason Easley
    When pressed during a CNN interview about why he thinks federal workers should be fired for not doing their jobs while he has missed the most votes in the Senate, Sen. Marco Rubio put his foot in his mouth and said that voting in the Senate is not important for a Senator. In an interview that aired on CNNs State of the Union, Jamie Gangel pointed out to Rubio that other Senators running for president (Rand Paul and Bernie Sanders) have only missed ten votes while the Senator from Florida has missed 59. Rubio answered, Well, I can tell you...
  • Which Congressman Misses The Most Votes?

    10/06/2015 3:40:44 AM PDT · by Hanna548 · 53 replies
    Vocative ^ | 02/17/15 | Mike Spies
    Senator Rubio takes his responsibilities as both a senator and a father seriously. The vast majority of missed votes are when the latter duties take precedent, and he needs to be in Miami for family commitments.
  • 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. Whats pretty clear is that it was organized behind the scenes and launched. It wasnt random. You might have read about thought police in science fiction. They arent science fiction anymore. What was his crime? Using cost-benefit analysis, Robert...
  • Unz Review LewRockwell.com - McCain and the POW Cover-Up

    07/23/2015 10:58:46 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 24 replies
    https://www.lewrockwell.com/2015/07/no_author/mccains-pow-cover-up/ ^ | Unz Review May 25, 2010 LewRockwell.com July 21, 2015 | By Sydney Schanberg The Unz Review
    Eighteen months ago, TAC publisher Ron Unz discovered an astonishing account of the role the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, John McCain, had played in suppressing information about what happened to American soldiers missing in action in Vietnam. Below, we present in full Sydney Schanbergs explosive story.
  • The Doctor is Out..............................

    07/02/2015 2:27:51 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 7 replies
    Oklahoma Magazine ^ | March 30, 2015 | M.J. Van Deventer
    Former Sen. Tom Coburn served in the United States House of Representatives from 1995-2001, and in the U.S. Senate from 2005 to January 2015. When U.S. Sen. Dr. Tom Coburn left Washington, D.C., in January, he didnt look back with longing or regrets. He retired with two years left on his term in Congress to return home to Muskogee, his wife, Carolyn, and his career as a family medical doctor. Regret is a word seldom spoken in Coburns vocabulary. Hes an informed straight shooter when he talks about the nations Capitol and his time spent there, astutely observing the political...
  • Charged With Domestic Violence And Assault, (Mich RAT) State Senator Virgil Smith Returns To Work

    05/31/2015 11:53:11 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 5/26/15
    **SNIP** The 35-year-old Smith is charged with felonious assault, felony firearm, domestic violence assault and battery, and malicious destruction of personal property on accusations he fired as many as ten shots at ex-wifes parked Mercedes-Benz during a domestic dispute early in the morning of Sunday, May 10, outside his Detroit home. While Smith has not been asked to resign, the leader of the Michigan Senate has said he should give serious consideration to whether or not he can still serve his constituents. In a statement out May 12, the day charges were filed against Smith, Republican Majority Leader Arlan Meekhofs...
  • Levin: "We Don't Need A Governor" As President

    03/24/2015 5:54:52 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 35 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 24, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Talk radio host and author of The Liberty Amendments Mark Levin argued that the next president does not need to be a governor and that it doesnt matter what title the Republican nominee has on Monday.
  • Feds reportedly plan to charge US senator with corruption THIS WEEK as grand jury reaches...

    03/24/2015 12:42:47 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/23/15 | David Martosko
    Feds reportedly plan to charge US senator with corruption THIS WEEK as grand jury reaches decision on government favors going to top Democratic donor**SNIP** On a new website called ByeBob.com, the group claims he 'unethically, and likely criminally, compromised his ability to represent the people of New Jersey.' CNN reported that the investigation into Menendez is reaching a crescendo, with prosecutors under pressure to complete their work before the statute of limitations runs out on some charges. Attorney General Eric Holder, according to the network, has already given his approval. But he insisted 'I can't comment on that' when a...
  • McCain to Obama on Netanyahu: Get over your temper tantrum, Mr. President

    03/22/2015 2:33:36 PM PDT · by monkeyshine · 43 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/22/15 | Dylan Stableford
    The president has his priorities so screwed up that its unbelievable, senator says... The least of your problems are what Bibi Netanyahu said in a political campaign, McCain said Sunday. I think the president maybe shouldnt like it, but thousands are being slaughtered by ISIS. The Iranians have taken over the major capitols of Lebanon, Syria, Beirut and Baghdad. It pales in significance to the situation which continues to erode throughout the Middle East, and it puts America at risk. The president has his priorities so screwed up that its unbelievable...Either that or hes delusional. Im not sure which,...
  • Sen. Mikulski said to be retiring from Senate [MD]

    03/02/2015 6:38:54 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/02/2015 | Jenna Johnson
    Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), who has served in Congress longer than any woman in history, will announce at a news conference Monday that she is retiring from the Senate after five terms in office, three people familiar with her plans said. Mikulski, 78, was the first woman to chair the powerful Appropriations Committe, a post she had to give up this year when the Democrats lost control of the Senate. A social worker turned politician, she has been a forceful presence on many pieces of legislation, passionately liberal on certain issues but also committed to working closely with Republicans.
  • PRESIDENT PAUL: Rand Paul Gets Standing Ovation At CPAC

    02/28/2015 6:19:49 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 85 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/27/15 | Patrick Howley
    Republican Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul earned a standing ovation at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Friday, with members of the conservative activist crowd chanting President Paul at one point. Paul made clear overtures to a presidential run. The video of his speech is below. Here are some highlights: Your rights are in your DNA and the government, quite frankly, can get over it. I say that your phone records are yours! I say that the phone records of law-abiding citizens are none of their damn business. Hillarys war made us less safe. As Hillary was declaring victory in...
  • Hired Help

    01/27/2015 11:18:01 AM PST · by Paul46360 · 6 replies
    My email | 1-27-15 | Sen. Joe Donnelly
    Sen. Joe Donnelly, Democrat Indiana, described what his position is as a senator"I am the hired help, and my top priority continues to be addressing the issues most important to Hoosiers: working to strengthen the economy for working- and middle-class families, ensuring our servicemembers and veterans have access to the care and resources they deserve, and providing excellent constituent services to every Hoosier.
  • Senator Cruz on tax reform: Abolish the IRS

    01/18/2015 5:23:37 PM PST · by JOHN W K · 50 replies
    1/18/2015 | johnwk
    SEE: Cruz: Abolish the IRS January 13th , 2015 Republican Sen. Ted Cruz said Monday that Republicans should take advantage of their control of Congress to abolish the Internal Revenue Service. We need to pass fundamental tax reform making our tax code simpler, flatter, fairer, he said Monday at Heritage Actions 2015 conservative policy summit. And Ill tell you, the single most important tax reform, we should abolish the IRS. What is discouraging is, the above article goes on to say that Senator Ted Cruz acknowledged its not really possible to abolish the IRS or adopt a flat tax...
  • Jim Inhofe is a small-plane-flying, global-warming-denying senator. And now hes got a gavel

    01/11/2015 2:07:58 PM PST · by Libloather · 108 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/08/15 | Ben Terris
    At the end of last year, with most of his colleagues stuck in Washington for an important Senate session on a Saturday, Sen. James M. Inhofe was in Tulsa getting spurs fastened onto a pair of boots. Theyre ostrich, said Inhofe (R-Okla.), the countrys most prominent climate-change denier, referring to his footwear. Probably some endangered species; I have a reputation to maintain. Inhofe could have been wearing Birkenstocks and it wouldnt have put a dent in his notoriety. The senator cemented his status as public enemy No. 1 for environmentalists long ago, topping it off with his 2012 book on...
  • Let a Hundred Coburns Bloom: Retiring Oklahoma senator knew how to fix whats wrong with America.

    12/18/2014 6:56:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/18/2014 | Mike Brake
    Here in Oklahoma, the news that Senator Tom Coburn will be retiring early from his second term has still not entirely settled in with most folks. For ten years we awoke each day knowing that our states voice in Washington would be one of principled reason and absolute integrity. Its not that our other senator, Jim Inhofe, or our House members, like Tom Cole and Frank Lucas, are lacking. They are all solid conservatives, as is former congressman James Lankford, whom we elected in November to replace Coburn in the Senate. But as conservatives across the nation have recognized for...
  • If Vitter Wins The (Louisiana) Governors Race Next Fall, Fleming Will Go For His Senate Seat

    12/10/2014 12:02:12 PM PST · by abb · 20 replies
    The Hayride ^ | December 10, 2014 | Scott McKay
    So says a Roll Call story "Rep. John Fleming, R-La., is very interested in running for Senate in 2016 if Republican Sen. David Vitter is elected governor next year. Louisiana only wrapped up the 2014 Senate race a few days ago, but soon state operatives may start thinking about another race. Vitter has already announced an exploratory committee to run for governor in 2015. If Vitter wins, Fleming said, he wants to succeed him in the Senate. Im very interested in that possibility, he told CQ Roll Call Tuesday during votes at the Capitol. I think that we need, you...
  • Morning Joe: 11-6-2014 (Senator Tim Scott

    11/06/2014 9:11:26 AM PST · by celmak · 5 replies
    YouTube/MSNBC ^ | 11/06/14 | Truth Revolt
    Thomas Roberts asks Tim Scott How can he care about the poor since the NAACP gives him bad rating
  • Democrat Senator Manchin Unloads On Obama

    11/05/2014 12:14:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 60 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 11/5/14 | Wynton Hal
    Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) blasted President Barack Obama Tuesday night in the wake of a devastating Democratic defeat in the midterm elections. "It doesnt make sense that we have to fight so hard against our own government and our own administration and our President to try to find a balance," said Manchin on MSNBC. Manchin said West Virginians have "the perception of the government attacking them, which basically is whats happening." Manchin added, "The people are speaking loud and clear. They dont like what theyre seeing. I dont like what Ive been involved with the last four years and Ive
  • California state senator sentenced to 90 days in prison serves about an hour

    11/03/2014 5:23:57 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/03/14 | Reid Wilson
    **SNIP** After his conviction, Wright faced up to eight years in prison, but in September, a judge sentenced him to just 90 days and barred him from ever holding public office again. On Friday, Wright reported to the Los Angeles County jail to begin serving his term. But Californias prison system is overflowing with so many inmates that they have no room for a nonviolent offender with no prior convictions. Wright was processed, booked and released after just over an hour. A spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County sheriffs department told the Sacramento Bee that Wright received no special treatment....
  • Senator Michelle Obama? Is the first lady eyeing a Senate seat?

    10/28/2014 12:12:47 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 58 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 10-27-14 | Husna Haq
    Is Michelle Obama gunning for Sen. Dianne Feinstein's California Senate seat in 2018? That's the rumor, according to Orb Magazine, a new gossip site out of the Bronx. In an article published last Thursday, the magazine speculated that the first family has its sights set on California post-White House, and the first lady on a possible Senate seat. "Michelle Obama is being urged to move to California and pursue the Senate seat that will almost certainly be vacated by Dianne Feinstein in 2018 when she will be 85 years old," Orb reports. It later continues, "To lure her to the...
  • Senator Michelle Obama? Is the first lady eyeing a Senate seat?

    10/27/2014 2:25:23 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 55 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 10-27-14 | Husna Haq
    Is Michelle Obama gunning for California Sen. Dianne Feinstein's seat in 2018? That's the rumour, according to Orb Magazine, a new gossip site out of the Bronx.
  • Warner discussed job for Pucketts daughter

    10/10/2014 7:18:08 PM PDT · by CountryClassSF · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/10/2014 | Laura Vozzella
    RICHMOND The son of a former Virginia state senator has told federal investigators that U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner discussed the possibility of several jobs, including a federal judgeship, for the senators daughter in an effort to dissuade him from quitting the evenly divided state Senate.
  • CA State Senator Ricardo Lara's Sacramento office.

    08/27/2014 9:22:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    youtube ^ | 8/27/14 | We The People Rising
    An "interesting" event at the State Senator's office, repleat with drag queen.
  • Thad Cochran's Senate Enablers

    07/03/2014 4:15:32 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 11 replies
    Here is the complete list of Republican senators who contributed to Cochran's campaign as well as to his super PAC. Please contact these senators and tell them to stop funding candidates who run on liberal issues and use race-baiting tactics to get Democrats to hijack Republican elections. GOP Senate Contributions to Cochran Senator Amount Given Phone Number Mitch McConnell (R-KY) $60,000 (202) 224-2541 Rob Portman (R-OH) $40,000 (202) 224-3353 Bob Corker (R-TN) $30,000 (202) 224-3344 Roger Wicker (R-MS) $17,000 (202) 224-6253 John Barrasso (R-WY) $15,000 (202) 224-6441 Roy...
  • In Mississippi, Chris McDaniels Senate Bid Is Bolstered by Tea Party Energy

    06/23/2014 4:56:47 AM PDT · by Syncro · 15 replies
    NYT ^ | 6-22-2014 | THEODORE SCHLEIFER
    In Mississippi, Chris McDaniels Senate Bid Is Bolstered by Tea Party Energy By THEODORE SCHLEIFERJUNE 22, 2014 Inside LAUREL, Miss. Chris McDaniels Republican campaign for the Senate barreled through Mississippi on Sunday on anti-establishment, Tea Party-invigorated energy as the states runoff primary race entered its final hours.The Tea Party Express, one of the nations largest organizations aligned with the movement, was the host of three bus tour events earlier...Five years have passed since Tea Party groups began protesting big government at summer town-hall meetings across the country...*snip* ...kickoff event on Friday evening...10 minutes from Mr. McDaniels hometown, American flags...
  • Michelle Obama a Senator from Illinois?

    06/08/2014 10:24:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/08/2014 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    After Michelle and Barry leave the White House – if they leave the White House, which is certainly up in the air – there are rumors afoot that they may emulate Bill and Hillary and take up residence as far away from each other as humanly possible.  To add intrigue to connubial conjecture, it is also alleged that Michelle may do a Hillary Clinton and run for a Senate seat in Illinois.Speculation abounds that when she’s not “playing politics with our kid’s health,” doing the Dougie on late-night talk shows, vacationing with mom and the girls, scolding schools begging to...
  • Help with electing a conservative senator in New Jersey!

    05/27/2014 6:28:04 PM PDT · by GOP Congress · 11 replies
    GOP Congress
    One week to the June 3rd GOP primary for senator in New Jersey! This week is CRUCIAL for Rich Pezzullo, as he is running in perhaps the most underwatched yet IMPORTANT primary in the country. He is polling either #1 or #2, depending on the poll or the flavor of the day. Nonetheless, he is the most consistently conservative candidate in the race who will caucus with the Ted Cruz / Mike Lee wing of the Republican Party if he wins the primary, then beats Cory Booker. I'll be blunt: This race is not just important for the senate seat,...
  • Dem Senators Volcanic Reaction to Paycheck Fairness Acts Failure

    04/10/2014 8:32:29 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 59 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April | Noah Rothman
    You know, when we raise an issue, were too emotional, Mikulski added. Well, I am emotional. It brings tears to my eyes, she exclaimed, to know how women every, single day are working so hard and are getting paid less. It makes me emotional to hear that. I get angry, I get outraged, I get volcanic, Mikulski asserted.
  • Landrieu leads in conservatives poll -- Louisiana

    04/04/2014 9:13:04 AM PDT · by deport · 19 replies
    The Advocate ^ | April 4, 2014
    U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu leads the three Republicans challenging her reelection and U.S. Sen. David Vitter is viewed more favorably than Gov. Bobby Jindal, according to a statewide poll paid for by Lane Grigsby, a Baton Rouge contractor who frequently contributes to conservative candidates. Though Landrieu leads with definite and probable voters across the state, she only has 39.3 percent of the 600 voters interviewed between March 24 and March 26. The poll by Magellan Strategies of Baton Rouge, which was released Thursday, has a margin for error of plus or minus 4.1 percent.
  • Former Alabama Sen. Jeremiah Denton, Vietnam war hero, dies at age 89

    03/28/2014 10:39:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 85 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 28, 2014 | Seth McLaughlin
    Former Alabama Sen. Jeremiah A. Denton Jr., a prisoner of war for more than seven years in North Vietnam, died on Friday in Virginia Beach. Mr. Denton was 89 years old. His son, Jim Denton, told The Washington Post, which first reported the news, that his father died of a heart ailment. Mr. Denton, a retired U.S. Rear Admiral, was shot down over the city of Thanh Hoa in Vietnam in 1965 and captured while leading a bombing mission. He later wrote a book about his experiences. Mr. Denton grabbed national attention in 1966 when he was forced to give...
  • New Sheriff in Town: Rich Pezzullo for Senate in New Jersey

    03/16/2014 11:39:54 AM PDT · by GOP Congress · 14 replies
    My friend and long-time business associate Rich Pezzullo is running for the GOP nomination for the US Senate from New Jersey. He is a conservative, constitutionalist republican, in line with Tea Party ideals, and will continue to hammer home the same message started by Steve Lonegan in last year's special election. It is VERY important to highlight our candidates, even (and perhaps ESPECIALLY) in deep blue states. Even if their position may be relatively unpopular, they chip away at the leviathan. Steve Lonegan had started the game in the special election last year, and Rich is the best person to...
  • Letter from McCain

    03/05/2014 1:20:52 PM PST · by Don Corleone · 28 replies
    Letter from McCain | 3/5/14 | John McCain
    Dear Mr. Thank you for contacting me. I appreciate hearing your views. I am a proud conservative. If you examine my record, you will find that I am fiscally responsible and have consistently fought against Washington pork barrel politics. I believe in tax reform and in deep tax cuts for the American people. I also believe in the need to allow Americans to invest a portion of their Social Security in private accounts as well as school choice that allows parents to free their children from failing schools. I remain a strong supporter of our Armed Forces, a national missile...
  • NRSC ad asks: Are all of these liars, Senator Reid?

    03/01/2014 10:31:53 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 2/28/14 | Ed Morrissey
    Guy Benson got a nice scoop at our sister site on a new ad from the National Republican Senatorial Committee highlighting Harry Reids attack on people who dare to complain about ObamaCare. Consider this just the first salvo in the breach opened by Reid, as I described earlier today:
  • US senator: US supports Egypt in its war against terrorism (Cairo, Egypt)

    02/21/2014 2:05:05 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    Egyptian State Information Service ^ | Friday, 21 February 2014 - 11:49 PM Cairo | None stated
    US Senator Tim Kaine, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee, said he expects the coming presidential elections in Egypt to be impartial. During a meeting with a number of journalists at a Cairo hotel Thursday, Kaine denied that the US let down Egypt in its war against terrorism, highlighting that the relations between the two countries are strong and that Washington will support Egypt in the coming period. Responding to a question on the US stance regarding the candidature of Defense Minister Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi in the presidential polls, Kaine said that there is no problem at all...
  • Wehby Taps Out-of-State Cash (or, How to elect a Rino in Oregon)

    02/09/2014 1:12:57 PM PST · by aimhigh · 17 replies
    Oregon Oracle ^ | 02/07/2014 | Oregon Oracle
    As expected, the race for the 2014 GOP nomination to oppose Democratic incumbent U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley is shaping up as a two-way battle between a moderate GOP Establishment-backed candidate and a grass roots candidate relying almost exclusively on individual Oregonians for support. . . Wehby reported total receipts of $501,353, compared to Congers $213,102. A closer examination of each campaigns report shows Wehby is relying heavily on out-of-state contributors and D.C. lobby PACs, while 95% of Congers money came from individual Oregonians. Of Wehbys reported half million dollars in receipts, some $216,630 or 43% were out-of-state contributions. In fact,...
  • Democratic senator (the exempt Kay Hagan) will not attend Obama's North Carolina speech

    01/13/2014 2:37:00 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/13/14 | Dan Merica
    Washington (CNN) Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina, who finds herself in a tough race for re-election this year, will not attend a speech President Barack Obama is delivering in her home state on Wednesday. A spokesman for Hagan confirmed to CNN on Monday that because the "Senate is in session on Wednesday," the Democratic senator will not attend Obama's event on the economy in Raleigh, North Carolina. Senators and representatives from the same party as the President generally attend White House events in their home state or district. And Hagan's absence at the event will surely be noted...
  • Colorado (RAT) Senator's Office Accused of Bullying Over ObamaCare Numbers

    01/11/2014 8:42:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Democratic Colorado Senator Mark Udall is being accused of bullying state insurance over ObamaCare cancellation numbers. His office reportedly pressured the Colorado Division of Insurance to change the numbers to make it appear that fewer people had their insurance ​cancelled thanks to ObamaCare. **SNIP** In another email, the same person wrote that she received “a very hostile phone call from Sen. Udall’s deputy chief of staff.”
  • Udalls office pushed back hard on number of health care cancellations

    01/09/2014 8:07:29 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies
    Complete Colorado ^ | January, 9, 2014 | Todd Shepherd
    At the height of controversy surrounding President Obamas promises on the federal health care overhaul, U.S. Senator Mark Udalls office worked assiduously to revise press accounts that 249,000 Coloradans received health care cancellation notices. Because the 249,000 figure was produced inside the Colorado Division of Insurance, Udalls office lobbied that agency to revise the figure, or revise their definition of what qualified as a cancellation. From an email inside the Colorado Division of Insurance (DOI), Director of External Affairs Jo Donlin bluntly stated to her colleagues: Sen. Udall says our numbers were wrong. They are not wrong. Cancellation notices affected...
  • CO Senator asked state to mislead the public about insurance cancellations

    01/09/2014 7:55:41 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 9, 2014 | Rick Moran
    Desperate people do desperate things. In this case, Senator Mark Udall asked the state's insurance commission to downplay the number of policy cancellations by changing the definition of "cancelled." Breitbart: CompleteColorado.com reports that emails show U.S. Senator Mark Udall's (D-CO) office pressured the Colorado Division of Insurance to downplay the number of insurance cancellations caused by the rollout of ObamaCare. A full 249,199 Colorado citizens were victimized by ObamaCare's cancellations. According to the emails, Udall's office hoped to change the definition of a "cancellation" as a way to lower the number. All of this occurred late last year as the...
  • Social media backlash for Senator Mary Landrieu (Has she signed up for Husseincare 24.5 yet?)

    12/24/2013 3:23:47 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Bayou Buzz ^ | 12/23/13
    SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Social media backlash was seen by Senator Mary Landrieu when she took to Facebook to complain about some political ads that criticize her support for President Obama's Affordable Care Act. Landrieu wrote in her post that right wing groups have spent millions attacking her, and she asked for her constituents to join her and fight back. Most of the 600 comments on that Facebook post were negative, and some suggested that they'd gladly vote against the three- term Senator from Louisiana, and they would do so because of her support of ACA.
  • Senator who volunteered as abortion clinic escort seeks statewide buffer zone in Pennsylvania

    12/13/2013 7:37:11 PM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Dustin Siggins
    HARRISBURG, PA, December 13 (LifeSiteNews.com) A state senator who says he has personally escorted women into abortion clinics has introduced legislation to require a statewide buffer zone prohibiting pro-life activity around abortion clinics. Pennsylvania State Senator Larry Farnese introduced Senate Bill 1208 on Wednesday. The bill would require a buffer zone extending 15 feet from any portion of an entrance to or exit from the clinics driveway or parking lot, according to a press release from Farnese's office. The bill would require a buffer zone extending 15 feet from any portion of an entrance to or exit from the...
  • Al Franken in trouble in MN for 2014?

    12/02/2013 12:58:14 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/02/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Don’t get too excited about the latest St. Cloud State University poll in Minnesota, but it does at least offer a glimmer of hope for a Minnesota Republican Party that still finds itself in financial and organizational straits. Just a year after getting blitzed in the 2012 election, Minnesotans find themselves less than enchanted with Democratic officeholders. And 2014 incumbent Sen. Al Franken fares the worst of all:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO In the poll released this week, 44% of Minnesotans polled said Governor Mark Dayton is doing excellent or pretty good. That’s a 9% drop from last year,...
  • Democratic Colorado state senator resigns to avoid recall over gun law

    11/27/2013 9:15:06 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 27, 2013 | FoxNews.com
    A Democratic Colorado state senator resigned Wednesday to avoid a possible recall election over a controversial gun control law that led to the ouster of two of her colleagues earlier this year. Sen. Evie Hudak, who has represented a district that includes Denvers western suburbs since 2008, announced her resignation less than a week before opponents planned to submit petitions to recall her. Calling the decision difficult, Hudak said she decided to resign to protect the new gun control legislation and to ensure her constituents would not have to pay for a special election.
  • Sen. Jim Inhofe's son dies in plane crash near Owasso ( OK )

    11/11/2013 11:45:36 AM PST · by george76 · 67 replies
    KOCO ^ | Nov 11, 2013
    Plane crashed around 4 p.m. after reporting engine trouble ... Dr. Perry Inhofe was an orthopedic surgeon in Tulsa. According to his biographical information on the Central States Orthopedics website, Inhofe attended Duke University and studied biomedical engineering and electrical engineering. He graduated in 1984. Perry Inhofe then attended Washington University in St. Louis for medical school. He graduated in 1988 and did postgraduate training at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.
  • JIM INHOFE'S SON KILLED IN PLANE CRASH - [Republican senator]

    11/11/2013 12:58:58 PM PST · by unlearner · 57 replies
    WND ^ | 11/11/2013 | WND
    Dr. Perry Inhofe, the son of Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., has died in a plane crash. Oklahoma City television station KOCO says a source close to the senator has confirmed his son was on board a plane that crashed near Owasso, Okla., on Sunday. The plane crashed in a wooded area about five miles north of Tulsa International Airport at 4 p.m., approximately 15 minutes after the pilot reported engine trouble.
  • McCain: We'll Try to Pass Immigration Changes After GOP Primaries

    10/29/2013 4:12:29 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 29, 2013 | Tony Lee
    I think conventional wisdom is that time is not on our side, McCain told reporters on Monday after an event in Chicago. But there are a number of members of Congress who have primaries and when those primaries are done, they may be more inclined to address the issue of comprehensive immigration reform.
  • Video: A Lobbyist and a Senator Walk Into a Restaurant...

    10/19/2013 11:14:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    IJ Review ^ | 10/19/13
    Click on the link and push play.