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  • Dem Senator’s ‘Volcanic’ Reaction to Paycheck Fairness Act’s Failure

    04/10/2014 8:32:29 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 59 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April | Noah Rothman
    You know, when we raise an issue, we’re 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 conservative’s 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 Reid’s 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 Conger’s $213,102. A closer examination of each campaign’s report shows Wehby is relying heavily on out-of-state contributors and D.C. lobby PAC’s, while 95% of Conger’s money came from individual Oregonians. Of Wehby’s 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.”
  • Udall’s 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 Obama’s promises on the federal health care overhaul, U.S. Senator Mark Udall’s 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, Udall’s 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 clinic’s 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 Denver’s 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.
  • Authorities looking into threat against Texas Sen. Ted Cruz

    10/18/2013 5:56:17 PM PDT · by markomalley · 98 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/18/2013 | Alexander Bolton
    Law enforcement officials are investigating a threat against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who was vaulted into national prominence with his push to defund ObamaCare. A person identifying himself as Troy Gilmore Jr., posted on Twitter Friday morning: “Take down Ted Cruz, at his home” and listed Cruz’s home address in Houston. “What goes around comes around CRUZ!!” the person wrote. The author of the threat uses the Twitter handle @ArmyVet54 and identifies himself as having served in the U.S. Army and Navy. Sean Rushton, Cruz’s spokesman, said, “We’re aware of it and have alerted the proper authorities.” “I can’t comment...
  • Cruz blasts Obama during speech to Huntsville group

    10/15/2013 8:23:56 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 7 replies
    waff.com ^ | October 15, 2013
    HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - One lawmaker in the eye of the storm that is the government shutdown offered his encouragement to residents in the Tennessee Valley Tuesday night. Texas Senator Ted Cruz spoke at a dinner held by the Huntsville Republican Women. He gave a speech and then took questions from the crowd, via a video link from Washington. Cruz had been scheduled to appear in person but the turmoil in Washington kept him there. During the event, Cruz took the opportunity to blast the Obama administration on a wide range of issues. "We're seeing the constitutional rights of law-abiding...
  • ‘Not Going to Happen’: Reid Says No Negotiations with GOP Before Shutdown Ends

    10/10/2013 7:06:54 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 43 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | October 10, 2013 | Noah Rothman
    Minutes after concluding a meeting with President Barack Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) told reporters outside the White House that there would be no negotiations with Republicans until the House passes a “clean” continuing resolution which ends the government shutdown. Reid began by saying that the government must reopen and the debt ceiling must be raised. “We, if that happens, will negotiate on anything. Anything,” he said. Reid indicated that the Senate would consider a resolution from the House that extends the debt limit but does not reopen the government. He added, however, that the House has to...
  • Former senator, TV anchor Rod Grams dies (MN)

    10/09/2013 10:36:54 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 18 replies
    cbs ^ | 10-9-13 | ap
    ST. PAUL, Minn. Former U.S. senator Rod Grams, a popular TV anchorman who went on to become the most conservative politician ever elected to statewide office in Minnesota, has died. He was 65. Grams died late Tuesday night at his home in the east-central Minnesota town of Crown, said Kent Kaiser, a longtime GOP activist and spokesman for the Grams family. Grams had been diagnosed with cancer in April 2012. After nearly a decade as lead news anchor at KMSP-TV in the Twin Cities, Grams launched his political career in 1992 by running for Congress and ousting the Democratic incumbent....
  • Here’s the Republican Senator Who Allegedly Insinuated FreedomWorks Supporters Were Traitors

    10/08/2013 7:11:15 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 50 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10-8-2013 | Erica Ritz
    Glenn Beck on Tuesday revealed the name of a Republican senator who allegedly called supporters of FreedomWorks and the Senate Conservatives Fund traitors to the party: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Beck said he was given the information by someone who is not on his “usual list of friends” and a guy who, if he gave you the name, you would not think “he’s on our side.” The alleged comments came in a private, off-the-record meeting of Republican Senators that reportedly went far beyond politics as usual. “This guy is just disgusted by what happened, and is one of those...
  • BECK TO REVEAL NAME OF REPUBLICAN SENATOR WHO ALLEGEDLY CALLED FREEDOMWORKS SUPPORTERS ‘TRAITORS’

    10/07/2013 7:40:41 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 223 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10/7/13 | Erica Ritz
    Glenn Beck told his audience on Monday that the following morning on his radio program, he will reveal the name of a Republican lawmaker who said anyone who stands with FreedomWorks or the Senate Conservatives Fund is a “traitor” to the Senate.
  • Angry over shutdown, Sen. Boxer tells House Republicans to 'grow up'

    10/03/2013 8:05:25 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 62 replies
    latimes.com ^ | October 03, 2013 | Richard Simon
    <p>WASHINGTON — California Sen. Barbara Boxer’s Capitol Hill office was locked, with a sign reading, "Office closed due to government shutdown."</p> <p>Much of her staff has been furloughed. The number of staffers answering calls has been scaled back. Casework has been suspended.</p>
  • Vanity- Draft Tom Delay for the Senate!

    09/28/2013 7:32:08 AM PDT · by TexasBarak · 52 replies
    Since John Cornyn voted for cloture (I haven't seen definite news on this, so someone correct me if I'm wrong) despite the expressed wishes of his constituents- and there is still time to file to run against him in a primary.... Since Tom Delay no longer has the cloud of political prosecution hanging over his head.... Let's ask Tom Delay to file in the primary against John Cornyn so that we can have *two* articulate, conservative, and *effective* senators from Texas!
  • Black Pro-Life Senator Not Invited to Speak at March on Washington

    08/29/2013 4:55:19 AM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Senator Tim Scott is not on only the only black Republican member of Congress, he’s the only black member of the U.S. Senate of either party. However, organizers of the March on Washington to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr’s. famous “I Have a Dream” speech declined to invite the unabashedly pro-life lawmakers to participate. From Red Alert politics: Noticeably absent from the speaker line-up at the Let Freedom Ring event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington today: the nation’s only black Senator, Tim Scott. Scott, a Republican Representative appointed by S.C. Governor Nikki...
  • Sen. Tim Scott wasn’t invited to event commemorating MLK march on Washington

    08/28/2013 4:49:14 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 17 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | Aug 28 2013 | By JOEL GEHRKE
    Sen. Tim Scott, R.-S.C., the only African American serving in the United States Senate, wasn't invited to the event commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's march on Washington, though a host of Democratic luminaries spoke on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. “Senator Scott was not invited to speak at the event,” Greg Blair, a spokesman for the South Carolina lawmaker, said in a statement to the Washington Examiner. “
  • Nation’s only black Senator not invited to speak at March on Washington

    08/28/2013 4:25:00 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 27 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | 8-28-2013 | Francesca Chambers
    Noticeably absent from the speaker line-up at the Let Freedom Ring event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington today: the nation’s only black Senator, Tim Scott. Scott, a Republican Representative appointed by S.C. Governor Nikki Haley earlier this year to fill former Sen. Jim DeMint’s seat in the U.S. Senate after he retired, was not invited to participate in the historic event, a spokesperson for the Senator confirmed to Red Alert Politics in an email. African-American leaders who did receive an invitation to speak at included Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) – who participated in the original March...
  • Missouri state senator tweets hate toward conservatives

    08/25/2013 9:25:21 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    examiner ^ | 8/25/13 | staff
    Everyone knows by now, a mastery of social media is a necessity if you want to maintain a successful political campaign or career. Seemingly, social etiquette is absent in some social media as recent months have shown how a miss use of it can draw negative attention to yourself. Former U.S. Congressman, Anthony Wiener, is the most notorious example of how it can ruin a career. In 2011 he resigned his position after sexually suggestive tweets, sent to a 21 year-old woman, became viral and the targets of media fodder. And again, earlier this summer, while campaigning for mayor of...
  • Pay to See Senator Speak

    08/21/2013 9:18:55 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 4 replies
    WNDU.COM ^ | 8-21-13
    " U.S. Senator Dan Coats has canceled a trip to Michiana. The senator was supposed to speak in Elkhart at a Lerner Theater reception on Wednesday. But The Elkhart Truth reports that business in Washington, D.C. is keeping him away. Those who registered for the reception should have been contacted Tuesday about a refund.
  • Greg Brannon Speaks at RedState Gathering 2013

    08/06/2013 10:00:53 AM PDT · by w4women · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | August 5, 2013 | Youtube
  • Senator Vidak!!!

    07/24/2013 7:50:14 AM PDT · by NoRedTape · 25 replies
    www.turnto23.com ^ | July 24, 2013 | Media
    "With 100% of precincts reporting, the Hanford-area grower holds a nearly 6,000 vote lead over Kern County Supervisor Leticia Perez in the contentious 16th State Senate race. According to the California Secretary of State's office, Vidak has 54% of the vote with a total of 39,085 votes. Perez has 46% of the vote with a total of 33,252 votes. As with May's special election for the seat -- which was vacated by Michael Rubio -- Vidak enjoyed strong support. from Kings and Tulare counties................"
  • Sen. Mark Udall's brother found dead

    07/03/2013 7:42:19 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 37 replies
    http://www.cnn.com ^ | July 3, 2013 | CNN Staff
    Colorado Sen. Mark Udall's brother died on a hiking trip in the Rocky Mountains, officials said. Randy Udall, 61, went on a hike in the Wind River Range in Wyoming on June 20 and was expected back six days later. When the experienced hiker did not return, family members reported him missing. Rescue crews and helicopters scoured mountain passes to find him. A helicopter search team discovered his body in a remote area on Wednesday afternoon, the Sublette County Sheriff's Office said. It appeared that he died of natural causes, the senator said in a statement, thanking rescuers for their...
  • The Municipal Organ

    07/02/2013 7:00:00 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    Atlantic City Organ Society ^ | 7-2-13 | Vic Ferrer
    Link Only https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qh25I6Br9qU&feature=youtube_gdata_player This is a chapter entitled "The Municipal Organ" from the documentary film "The Senator's Masterpiece" about the Atlantic City Convention Hall Organ. For more information about The Atlantic City Convention Hall Organ please visit http://www.ACCHOS.org. For more information on the preservation of America's historic pipe organs please visit http://www.organsociety.org. For more information about the filmmaker please visit http://www.VicFerrerProductions.com © 2006 Vic Ferrer Productions http://www.BoardwalkPipes.com http://www.ExpositionOrgan.org
  • Sen. Cornyn Reveals Not One, Not Two, But Three Public Pensions Atop His Salary

    06/17/2013 3:04:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    National Journal ^ | 06/17/2013 | Shane Goldmacher
    Texas Republican John Cornyn supplemented his Senate salary with a trio of public pensions last year from his days as a Texas judge and elected official—a practice some fiscal watchdog groups have attacked as “double dipping.” Cornyn, who is the minority whip and the No. 2 ranking Republican in the Senate, reported collecting $65,383 in public retirement benefits in 2012 in addition to his $174,000 salary as a U.S. senator. Cornyn’s office did not respond to requests for comment. Elected to the Senate in 2002, Cornyn is a former district judge, Texas Supreme Court justice, and state attorney general. In...
  • Senator says program goes deeper than believed

    06/11/2013 5:09:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    yahoo ^ | 6/11/13 | LARA JAKES and KIMBERLY DOZIER | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A leading Republican senator on Tuesday described controversial U.S. spy programs as looking far deeper into Americans' phone records than the Obama administration has been willing to admit, fueling new privacy concerns as Congress sought to defend the surveillance systems. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-SC., says the U.S. intelligence surveillance of phone records allows analysts to monitor U.S. phone records for a pattern of calls, even if those numbers have no known connection to terrorism.
  • Chris Christie appoints NJ Attorney General Jeff Chiesa as interim senator

    06/06/2013 12:02:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/06/2013 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Chris Christie has appointed New Jersey’s Attorney General Jeff Chiesa, a former federal prosecutor who worked for him as governor and as U.S. Attorney, as the interim senator replacing the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg. “I said on Monday I was going to select the person I thought was going to be the best person to represent New Jersey between now and Oct. 13,” Christie told reporters. “During the last few days as I’ve gotten to deliberate on this decision, it became clear to me that Attorney General Chiesa would be the best person to represent the people of New Jersey...
  • Chris Christie’s First Test: Whom he picks to replace Lautenberg will speak volumes.

    06/04/2013 7:10:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/03/2013 | Daniel Foster
    The death, at age 89, of Democratic senator Frank Lautenberg has put a wrinkle in the reelection plans of New Jersey governor Chris Christie. The cantankerous Republican enjoys high approval ratings and a chasmic lead over Barbara Buono, a Democratic rival so weak that former governor Brendan Byrne, now the Garden State’s Democratic elder statesman, has hinted she should think about dropping out. But the need to appoint an interim replacement for Lautenberg, and to schedule a special election to fill out his term through 2014, has created a pair of new challenges. First, does Christie hold the special election...
  • [Georgia] Sen. Isakson uncertain on which way he'll voter on immigration reform

    06/04/2013 6:51:27 AM PDT · by Student0165 · 19 replies
    WSBTV (Atlanta) ^ | 6/3/13 | wsbtv
    Video link. Georgia Senator Johnny Isackson "not sure which way he will vote on immigration reform." His office also barred activist D.A. King from a meeting because "previous meetings with him were 'unproductive'."
  • US Sen. Frank Lautenberg dies at 89

    06/03/2013 6:46:37 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 300 replies
    North NJ com ^ | BY HERB JACKSON
    Sen. Frank Lautenberg died this morning of viral pneumonia at age 89, his office said
  • State Senator to Piers Morgan: Now That Gun Control Failed When Are You Moving Back to England?

    04/25/2013 2:03:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 4/25/13 | Pat Dollard
    Vid.
  • Hairy screed's post anti-gun vote response. You'll need some tums.

    04/24/2013 3:03:06 PM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    Vanity | 4/24/2013 | Mr. Reid
    Mr. X XX Reno, NV Dear Mr. X: Thank you for contacting me. I appreciate hearing from you. Throughout my time in Congress, I have done all I can to protect the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Nevadans. As a gun owner, I welcomed the Supreme Court's decision in District of Columbia v. Heller, which made clear that each and every law-abiding citizen has an individual constitutional right to keep and bear arms. Over the years it has been my firm conviction that we must work to protect this right by enforcing laws that keep guns away from terrorists and...
  • Senator slips up: ‘You’re not going to disenfranchise the NRA overnight’

    04/16/2013 5:54:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies
    Biz Pac ^ | 4/16/13 | Joe Saunders
    It’s not often that the confiscation crowd is nakedly honest, but when they think they’re just preaching to the choir, they might forget the heathens are listening, too. That was the case in Sunday’s New York Times column by Maureen Dowd when Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy blurted out the real goal of the gun grabbers: Getting weapons out of your hands means getting the vote out of your hands, too. “You’re not going to disenfranchise the NRA overnight,” Murphy told Dowd. “Disenfranchise.” This isn’t the usual, misty-eyed “if it will save one life” claptrap; and the speaker isn’t some unshaven...
  • Envelope tests positive for ricin at Washington mail facility

    04/16/2013 3:25:05 PM PDT · by gore_sux · 122 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/16/2013 | Mike Brooks and Dana Bash
    Washington (CNN) -- An envelope that tested positive for the deadly poison ricin was intercepted Tuesday afternoon at the U.S. Capitol's off-site mail facility in Washington, congressional and law enforcement sources tell CNN.
  • BREAKING: Envelope sent to U.S. Senator has tested positive for RICIN!

    04/16/2013 3:41:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 4/16/13 | The Right Scoop
    This is not good at all. CNN is reporting that an envelope that was sent to a Senator (unnamed) has tested positive for ricin poisoning. It’s been tested at least three times and each time it came up positive. The mail facility is off-site so the ricin is not in the Capitol. Watch the report from CNN:
  • Surprised? Republican Sen. Collins will support Manchin-Toomey gun compromise

    04/14/2013 12:51:17 PM PDT · by politisite · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/14/2013 | Gregory Wallace and Kevin Bohn
    Not thinking anyone is surprised about This but CNN is reporting that: Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, became the second Republican senator not involved in negotiating a bipartisan background check measure to say she will support it, according to a statement Sunday. She described the bill as a responsible compromise between two senators - Sens. Pat Toomey, R-Pennsylvania, and Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia - who have strong ratings from the National Rifle Association. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Illinois, has indicated his support for the deal.
  • Massachusetts lawmaker 'took pictures of his genitals...'

    03/23/2013 11:02:51 AM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 48 replies
    Mail online ^ | March 22, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A state representative in Massachussetts is being investigated after allegedly sending pictures of his genitals to a government computer. The investigation is ongoing and the committee has not formally reprimanded the individual in charge, but it is being widely reported that Democratic State Representative John Fresolo is the one behind the scandal. He allegedly sent 'lascivious photos of his privates' to a computer at the State House, and an aide complained to the Ethics Committee to start the investigation. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2297618/Massachusetts-lawmaker-took-pictures-genitals-female-coworkers-computer.html#ixzz2OO43f4D7 Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook