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  • United States Senate: MCA, Impeachment hearings livestream

    01/16/2020 7:01:41 AM PST · by pulaskibush · 20 replies
    CSPAN ^ | 1/16/20 | CSPAN
    Current link. CSPAN says impeachment hearings will start at 11am. Will try to try and watch this off and on & change links if/when that happens
  • GOP senator: 'Huge mistake' to restrict press access during impeachment trial

    01/15/2020 12:45:40 PM PST · by jazusamo · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 15, 2020 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) distanced himself on Wednesday from proposed restrictions on reporters covering the upcoming Senate impeachment trial, calling it a "huge mistake." "There is an effort to limit the press. ... I'm going to vote against that, if I'm allowed to vote," Kennedy told reporters. "U.S. senators are grown women and grown men. If they don't want to make a comment, they know how to say 'no comment.'" The Standing Committee of Correspondents said on Tuesday that the Senate Sergeant-at-Arms and the Senate Rules Committee are preparing to force new restrictions on press in the Capitol during the...
  • Cruz pushes Senate resolution praising Soleimani mission, daring Dems to oppose

    01/03/2020 4:58:05 PM PST · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 3, 2020 | Rich Edson, Alex Pappas
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a noted Iran hawk, is circulating a resolution in the Senate that would commend the Trump administration for killing Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, aides told Fox News on Friday. An aide said the resolution is “structured and worded the same way as a 2011 resolution that commended the Obama administration for killing Bin Laden, which received unanimous support in the Senate.” Cruz is trying to get Democrats on the record supporting the mission. It’s an apparent effort by Republicans to try to dare Democrats to oppose virtually the same resolution the Senate adopted to applaud then...
  • Impeachment impasse deepens as McConnell rejects Pelosi's bid to shape trial: ‘Their turn is over’

    01/03/2020 11:18:33 AM PST · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 3, 2020 | Brooke Singman
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, speaking from the chamber’s floor Friday, rejected House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s efforts to shape a pending impeachment trial as “fantasy”—leaving the process at a standstill as lawmakers return from the holiday recess. “Their turn is over. They’ve done enough damage. It’s the Senate’s turn now to render sober judgment,” McConnell, R-Ky., said on the Senate floor. But he stressed that the chamber cannot hold a trial unless and until the House of Representatives transmits the two articles of impeachment adopted last month, accusing President Trump of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress pertaining to...
  • NH Primary Source: Bolduc endorsed by Republican matriarch, business leader, veterans PAC

    12/27/2019 6:14:18 PM PST · by T Ruth · 2 replies
    WMUR ^ | Dec 19, 2019 | John DiStaso
    BOLDUC ENDORSEMENTS. Republican U.S. Senate candidate and retired Brig. Gen. Donald Bolduc has picked up endorsements from a matriarchal figure in state GOP politics, as well as a well-known business leader in the state’s largest city. He has also been endorsed by a political action committee chaired by a U.S. Navy Seals veteran. As Bolduc continues to campaign for the seat currently held by Democratic U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, he has been endorsed by longtime GOP activist and donor Augusta Petrone of Dublin and Manchester business executive Jeremy Hitchcock. Petrone, the widow of the late Ambassador Joseph Petrone, has been...
  • Graham: Let's Be Real. Dems Impeached Trump Because He 'Exercised His Legal Rights'

    12/22/2019 12:49:55 PM PST · by jazusamo · 41 replies ^ | December 22, 2019 | Beth Baumann
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) made it very clear he believes Democrats are pursuing impeachment against President Donald Trump because the president decided to exercise his legal rights. Specifically, Graham cited Trump's use of executive privilege and the desire for the courts to decide whether or not key administration officials, like acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, can be subpoenaed to testify as part of the Democrats' impeachment process. On Fox News' "Sunday Morning Future," Graham said he believes Speaker Nancy Pelosi has taken "a wrecking ball to the Constitution." He cited the impeachment process and...
  • Susan Collins set to play pivotal role in impeachment drama

    12/21/2019 2:18:05 PM PST · by jazusamo · 92 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 21, 2019 | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) is emerging as the most important vote in the Senate battle over President Trump’s impeachment trial, as Democrats regard her support as key to getting the additional witnesses and documents they need to build their case. Collins, who has played a pivotal role in the biggest Senate debates of the Trump era, finds herself once again in the spotlight as one of the Republicans considered most likely to side with Democrats. “She’s an important player,” said Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), who noted that while every Senate vote is important, key trial questions will be...
  • Pelosi Coup Update [Weekly Update]

    12/20/2019 3:39:06 PM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 20, 2019 | Tom Fitton
    It’s Not an Impeachment — It’s a Coup Judicial Watch Sues Rep. Schiff for Phone Subpoenas Targeting Trump Judicial Watch Back in Court on Clinton Emails and Benghazi Merry Christmas! It’s Not an Impeachment — It’s a Coup There has been nothing in American history that compares to the coup attack against President Trump. It has been nothing but a wild abuse of the Constitution. Frankly, the word impeachment should be replaced with the word coup, because the president was illicitly targeted for removal from office for doing his job in asking questions about Ukraine corruption and its ties...
  • Newt Gingrich: Nancy Pelosi looks 'foolish' holding up impeachment process

    12/20/2019 8:53:15 AM PST · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 20, 2019 | Newt Gingrich
    Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich said Friday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's temporary hold on two articles of impeachment is "absurd" and that she looks "foolish." Appearing on "America's Newsroom" with host Sandra Smith, Gingrich explained that Pelosi, D-Calif., is in a "world that's out of control." "Why would you start a fight in the House knowing you are going to lose control of it to the people who are very capable of making you look very foolish?" he asked. "And yet, that's the dance they began." Gingrich predicted that an impeachment trial would eventually make it to...
  • Rush to the Senate: It’s Time to End This

    12/17/2019 12:32:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Rush ^ | December 17, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: It’s time to end this. It’s time to shut this down and move on and make the Democrats pay a price for what they’ve done instead of letting Christine Blasey Ford come back up and make another appearance in the form of somebody else with some horrible story about Donald Trump and what he did to Marie Yovanovitch or whatever they want to try to concoct. It’s time to end this. Because this is nothing but a foundation of lies and distortions and slander and libel. We’ve got an inspector general report that dictates and spells out the absolute...
  • McConnell Knocks Schumer and Schiff for 'Sloppy' Impeachment Work

    12/17/2019 10:47:43 AM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies ^ | December 17, 2019 | Julio Rosas
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) rebuked Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) for their errors in the impeachment proceedings into President Trump during a floor speech on Tuesday. McConnell said it was wrong for Schumer to have his impeachment trial request be leaked through the media instead of having an in-person conversation, especially since he misquoted the Constitution in his letter. "The preferable path would have been an in-person conversation which nonetheless I still hope to pursue. Instead, he chose to begin by writing me an 11-paragraph letter on Sunday evening delivered by...
  • McConnell rips Schumer impeachment demands, vows not to pursue ‘fishing expedition’

    12/17/2019 8:20:15 AM PST · by jazusamo · 74 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 17, 2019 | Ronn Blitzer
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell struck back Tuesday at his Democratic counterpart's calls for an in-depth impeachment trial featuring multiple new witnesses, dismissing the push as a "fishing expedition" that would set a "nightmarish precedent." "The Senate is meant to act as judge and jury, to hear a trial, not to re-run the entire fact-finding investigation because angry partisans rushed sloppily through it,” he said on the Senate floor. In a Sunday letter, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer had called for the chamber to subpoena new documents and call witnesses who had been blocked by the White House during the...
  • Conway says White House sees 'no reason' to bow to Democratic witness demands

    12/16/2019 4:43:35 PM PST · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 16, 2019 | Morgan Chalfant
    White House counselor Kellyanne Conway told reporters Monday that the White House sees “no reason” for acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and three other witnesses to testify at a Senate impeachment trial, as requested by the top Democrat in the Senate. “We don’t do things just because Sen. [Chuck] Schumer asks us to do them. That’s very clear,” Conway told reporters at the White House Monday evening. “Starting on Oc. 8, our White House counsel made very clear that he looks at the entire process as unconstitutional, illegitimate, and ill-conceived.” “There is no reason for them to go and...
  • Schiff Doesn't Want Schiff Treatment In the Senate

    12/15/2019 2:53:43 PM PST · by jazusamo · 37 replies ^ | December 15, 2019 | Bronson Stocking
    Democrats had every opportunity to conduct impeachment proceedings in whatever manner they deemed appropriate. But House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff is now upset that Senate Republicans will be afforded the same opportunity in the Senate. "I think there are any number of witnesses that should be called in the Senate trial, and many witnesses the American people would like to hear from that the administration has refused to make available," Schiff complained to ABC's "This Week" host George Stephanopoulos. Rep. Jerrold Nadler also spoke to Stephanopolous and echoed Chairman Schiff's concerns about the Senate trial. Of course, Republicans also...
  • John James Takes Lead in Michigan

    12/03/2019 2:20:15 PM PST · by T Ruth · 22 replies
    Senate Conservatives Fund ^ | 12/3/19 | Mary Vought
    Fellow Conservative: Businessman and combat veteran John James (R-MI) now leads incumbent Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) by one percentage point according to a new poll released this week. The survey of 600 likely voters shows James leading Peters, 43% to 42%, and gaining support among independents. This is very exciting news, but winning in Michigan won't be easy. The Democrats will spend millions to destroy John James and this new poll will only speed up their attacks.
  • Newt Gingrich: Hong Kong protesters get needed support from Congress to battle Chinese oppression

    11/23/2019 11:47:04 AM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 23, 2019 | Newt Gingrich
    Anyone watching mainstream news this week might not know that a major bipartisan effort is moving through Congress, aimed at protecting freedom and democracy while holding totalitarianism at bay. That’s because the liberal media have an intentionally myopic focus on the completely partisan effort in the House of Representatives to attack, smear and impeach the president of the United States. According to the mainstream networks, the impeachment hearings are the only newsworthy events happening in Washington. And yet on Tuesday, the Senate unanimously passed legislation to help protect the people of Hong Kong battling the oppression of the Chinese Communist...
  • Grassley to take back Judiciary gavel if GOP keeps Senate in 2020

    10/31/2019 8:16:23 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 31, 2019 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is planning to take back the gavel of the influential Judiciary Committee if Republicans keep control of the Senate after the 2020 election. Grassley chaired the Judiciary Committee for four years, from 2015 to 2019, but handed over the top spot to Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) in January so that he could take over the Finance Committee. But under Senate GOP rules, Grassley hits his term limit for the finance panel at the end of 2020. He's informed Graham that he intends to use his seniority to become chairman of the Judiciary Committee starting in 2021....
  • Newt Gingrich: Pelosi announces Trump impeachment inquiry vote – Here's what I am on the lookout...

    10/29/2019 8:54:20 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 29, 209 | Newt Gingrich
    Full title: Newt Gingrich: Pelosi announces Trump impeachment inquiry vote – Here's what I am on the lookout for nowSenator Lindsey Graham has created a new reality for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Graham has written a powerful resolution which Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell joined in co-sponsoring. Together they have attracted 50 co-sponsors – which means with Vice President Pence supporting them they would win a vote to dismiss any phony impeachment from the House that failed to meet a key standard of fairness. The resolution: “calls on the House of Representatives, prior to proceeding any further with its impeachment...
  • Jeff Flake says 'at least 35' Republican senators would privately vote to impeach Trump

    09/26/2019 6:16:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 163 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 26, 2019 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    Former Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake made a bold claim on Thursday when he said "at least 35" GOP senators would privately vote for President Trump's impeachment. Appearing at the 2019 Texas Tribune Festival, Flake, a frequent critic of the president, offered his own reaction and predicted that close to three dozen Republican senators would back impeachment. "I heard someone say if there were a private vote there would be 30 Republican votes. That's not true," Flake said during a Q&A. "There would be at least 35."
  • New Bill Would Require Gun Owners To Get 5 Year Federal License

    09/14/2019 2:40:24 PM PDT · by PROCON · 160 replies ^ | Sept. 11, 2019 | Chris Eger
    “If you need a license to drive a car, you should need a license to buy and possess a gun,” said U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, a Presidential candidate, and the bill’s author. The measure, dubbed the Federal Firearm Licensing Act, would require individuals who want to buy or receive a firearm to first get vetted by and be issued a license from the U.S. Department of Justice. In addition to an extensive background check, applicants would have to complete firearms training “which must include a written test and hands-on training to ensure safe use and accuracy,” and submit fingerprints. Further,...