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  • Inside Johnny Isakson’s emotional decision to retire (Isakson to backstab on guns)

    09/13/2019 7:54:01 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 16 replies
    AJC ^ | 9/13/2019 | By Tamar Hallerman
    Georgia U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson returned to his beloved Senate this week for the first time since announcing his retirement armed with a secret plan. The three-term Republican, who over two decades on Capitol Hill has honed a reputation as an affable dealmaker, is determined to pull off one last major bipartisan policy coup before his Dec. 31 departure date. On which thorny policy issue, he refused to say.“I’m getting close to something I can tell you about, that I’ve been working on for some time,” Isakson said with a grin on Monday evening. “I’m not quite there yet.”
  • GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson to resign at end of year

    08/28/2019 8:00:41 AM PDT · by robowombat · 76 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/28/19 10:41 AM EDT | JORDAIN CARNEY
    GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson to resign at end of year BY JORDAIN CARNEY - 08/28/19 10:41 AM EDT GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson to resign at end of year GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson (Ga.) announced Wednesday that he will step down from the Senate at the end of the year, citing health issues. "After much prayer and consultation with my family and my doctors, I have made the very tough decision to leave the U.S. Senate at the end of this year. I have informed Georgia Governor Brian Kemp today that I will resign my Senate seat effective December 31, 2019,"...
  • GOP senator says he’s fed up with Trump’s attacks on McCain [Isakson]

    03/20/2019 8:46:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 80 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 20, 2019
    A Republican senator says that he’s had enough of President Donald Trump’s personal attacks on the late John McCain and that “the country deserves better.” Johnny Isakson of Georgia is quoted Wednesday as telling The Bulwark conservative news and opinion website that “nothing is more important than the integrity of the country and those who fought and risked their lives for all of us.” …
  • At Least 11 GOP Senators Defend Mitch McConnell and Do-Nothing Senate from Trump

    08/11/2017 1:39:03 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 209 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 11,2017 | Jim Hoft
    The Republican-led Senator lied to the American people. They promised to repeal the failed Obamacare law for seven-and-a-half years. They ran their campaigns on repealing Obamacare. But they all lied. And then Mitch McConnell had the gall to blame President Trump for expecting too much from the senate! .Sens. tweeting support of McConnell: ▪️Cornyn ▪️Corker ▪️Tillis ▪️Isakson ▪️Collins ▪️Hatch ▪️Gardner ▪️Heller ▪️Flake ▪️Young ▪️Capito.
  • GOP senators: We could work with Hillary Clinton

    10/04/2016 10:09:37 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 132 replies
    the Hill ^ | October 03, 2016, 06:31 pm | By Jordain Carney
    Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) is predicting that congressional Republicans will be more willing to work with Hillary Clinton than they have been with President Obama, should she be elected president. "She is a known commodity, and I think there’ll be more camaraderie in terms of working together, than there might have been in the early days of Obama," Isakson told the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Isakson, who is running for reelection and has endorsed GOP nominee Donald Trump, added, "I don’t think it will be like the post-Obama election at all." Isakson's comments come as Clinton has narrowly trailed Trump in...
  • Sen. Cruz: We Must Send the Message That Defiance of Our Laws Will No Longer Be Tolerated (Video&T)

    10/20/2015 11:35:57 AM PDT · by Isara · 57 replies ^ | October 20, 2015
    Demands accountability of the Obama Administration through legislation cracking down on sanctuary cities, criminal illegal aliens Watch the video WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today delivered a speech on the Senate floor citing the Obama Administration’s persistent negligence of immigration law enforcement and bolstering the Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act (S. 2146), of which he is a lead cosponsor, as a small step in the right direction. In addition to stripping certain federal funds from sanctuary jurisdictions, the legislation also incorporates critical elements of Kate’s Law, which Sen. Cruz introduced earlier this year, by imposing...
  • Johnny Isakson: I regret Eric Holder vote

    06/04/2013 7:28:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    Politico ^ | June 4, 2013 | by Tal Kopan
    Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) is calling his vote to confirm Attorney General Eric Holder “the worst vote I ever took in the United States Senate,” saying Holder should resign in light of recent scandals. “I did my due diligence, turned out I was wrong. And everything that’s happened since that has proven I was wrong. … It’s ruined his credibility in terms of being attorney general,” Isakson said. “Something’s going to come to a head, because this is very serious business.” Isakson was one of 19 Republicans in the Senate who voted with Democrats to confirm Holder.
  • Senators may resurrect defeated gun control after making cosmetic changes (GOA letter)

    05/09/2013 3:42:05 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 14 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | 5-9-2013 | Gun Owners of America
    "Superficial" "A source close to the Senate negotiations [says] that two senators who voted against the background check bill would vote for it after minor, superficial changes." - Lawrence O’Donnell on MSNBC, May 6, 2013ACTION: Senators who voted pro-gun last month are under intense pressure - by Senate Democrats and Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s hit ads - to switch their votes.  We need to keep applying the heat and let them know that gun owners are ready to help in any Senate campaign, no matter which state, to defeat ANY SENATOR who votes for gun control.LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FROM WASHINGTON, DC. It’s...
  • Johnny Isakson organizing GOP dinner with Obama

    03/27/2013 4:54:25 PM PDT · by Dacula · 8 replies
    AJC - Atlanta Urinal Constipation ^ | 5:06 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2013 | Daniel Malloy
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is making another date with Senate Republicans, and Johnny Isakson is playing party planner.
  • Republican Proposes New Corporation to Replace Fannie, Freddie

    12/07/2011 10:47:23 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 4 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 2011-12-08 | Nick Timiraos
    A Georgia Republican is set to introduce on Thursday a bill that would replace Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with a government-owned corporation that could one day be sold off to the private sector. The proposal from Sen. Johnny Isakson, a former Realtor, is the latest in a series of competing measures to address the fate of the mortgage-finance giants whose government takeover has cost taxpayers $151 billion. (snip) To take the place of Fannie and Freddie, the bill would create a new government agency that would provide guarantees on securities comprised of mortgages that meet designated standards. Unlike Fannie...
  • Senate Approves Former Planned Parenthood Director as Judge (McCain leads RINOs for infanticide)

    05/09/2011 2:23:49 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 55 replies · 1+ views ^ |
    The U.S. Senate today overcame a Republican filibuster and approved a former Planned Parenthood abortion business director, John McConnell, as a federal judge in Rhode Island. Senators voted 63-33 to surpass the 60-vote threshold necessary to stop the filibuster and approve the nomination of McConnell’s nomination to the District Court for the District of Rhode Island. his nomination previously cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee recently on a party-line 11-7 vote. Senate Republicans joining all Democrats to end debate included Scott Brown of Massachusetts, Susan Collins of Maine, Lyndsey Graham of South Carolina, Johnny Isakson of Georgia, Mark Kirk of Illinois,...
  • New START treaty passes key Senate vote (Cloture passes 67-28, 11 R support)

    12/21/2010 1:25:07 PM PST · by Innovative · 113 replies · 2+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Dec 22, 2010 | Lisa Mascaro and Michael Muskal
    The Senate voted 67-28 to pass a cloture motion, seemingly enough to assure final ratification. Eleven Republicans joined with 56 Democrats to pass the cloture motion. It will take 67 votes to ratify the New Start pact, which would give the Obama administration its top foreign policy goal in the lame-duck session. Among Republicans announcing their support were Richard G. Lugar of Indiana, George V. Voinovich of Ohio, Scott Brown of Massachusetts, Olympia J. Snowe and Susan Collins of Maine, Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker of Tennessee, Johnny Isakson of Georgia, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Thad Cochran of Mississippi, and...
  • Georgia can survive 23 days without federal checks

    12/15/2010 5:29:44 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 8 replies ^ | December 15, 2010 | Michael A. DeVine
    There is absolutely no reason to capitulate to the illegitimate Democrat majority and their golden parachute continuing resolution The first few days would be tough as the networks show pictures of "suffering" national park workers that may not be paid for 23 more days. But notice that number, 23. Only 23 days. Many Americans who work get paid once per month. Twenty-three days is only nine days more than 14 and only 16 days more than seven. Nearly 18% of Americans are underemployed and over 9% haven't been paid in over 6 months. But is it really 23 days that...
  • Georgia Senate: Isakson 51%, Thurmond 35%

    04/24/2010 7:41:35 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 23 replies · 494+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | April 23, 2010
    Georgia Republican Johnny Isakson finally has a major Democratic opponent in his bid for reelection to the U.S. Senate, but the first Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of the race finds the incumbent holding on to more than 50% support. Fifty-one percent (51%) of likely voters in the state favor Isakson in a match-up with State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond who earns 35% support. Six percent (6%) prefer some other candidate in the race, and eight percent (8%) remain undecided.
  • Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson hospitalized

    03/23/2010 9:19:34 AM PDT · by UAConservative · 39 replies · 3,218+ views
    MSNBC ^ | March 23, 2010
    WASHINGTON - Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson has been hospitalized with what doctors believe is a bacterial infection, according to the Georgia lawmaker's office. Isakson, 65, began feeling ill and dehydrated Monday and was admited to a Georgia hospital for treatment. "Senator Isakson is responding very well to the treatment and is feeling much better," said spokeswoman Joan Kirchner. "He met this morning with his Senate chief of staff at the hospital and hopes to be back at work soon."
  • Isakson delievers Republican Weekly Address about Health Care Reform

    09/26/2009 7:42:23 AM PDT · by cc2k · 6 replies · 834+ views
    YouTube video of the addressI haven’t found a complete transcript, yet. Here are a few highlights: ”The message has been loud and it has been clear, they (the American People) don’t like the direction this health care debate is headed in.”About the Finance Committee bill, “If you have insurance, you get taxed. If you don’t have insurance, you get taxed. If you’re an employer who can not afford to provide health insurance to your employees, you get taxed. ....”Democrat plan only includes non-binding “Sense of the Senate” about medical liability.Democrats have demonized regular citizens for asking questions about their plans,...
  • Isakson Federal Funding Requests 2010

    09/14/2009 6:49:56 AM PDT · by leftyontheright · 5 replies · 261+ views
    Office of Johnny Isakson ^ | April 29, 2009 | Office of Johnny Isakson
    Isakson's Federal Funding Request for 2010.
  • Sen. Isakson: Health care bill's end-of-life provision not my idea (Who dreamed up the Poison Pill?)

    08/13/2009 2:30:46 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies · 1,437+ views
    Ledger Enquirer ^ | 8/13/09 | Halimah Abdullah
    Sen. Isakson: Health care bill's end-of-life provision not my ideaGeorgia senator says Obama wrongly credited him with being part of controversial legislation By Halimah Abdullah Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009 WASHINGTON — When Sen. Johnny Isakson takes the floor at a meeting at Macon’s Vineville Methodist Church today, he’ll no doubt face tough questions about why President Barack Obama credits the Georgia Republican as the inspiration behind the Democratic health care bills’ end-of-life counseling efforts that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and some fellow conservatives call “death panels.” Both the president and Palin have it all wrong, Isakson said, seeking to...
  • Here's Johnny!: Isakson Pushes Back on "Death Panels"

    08/12/2009 6:43:58 AM PDT · by leftyontheright · 25 replies · 1,210+ views
    ABC News ^ | 8/11/09 | Byron Wolf
    ABC News' Z. Byron Wolf reports: During a town hall meeting in New Hampshire Tuesday, President Obama made sure to point out one Republican proponent of end of life counseling to argue there are no "death panels" in health care reform bills in the House and the Senate. "The irony is that actually one of the chief sponsors of this bill originally was a Republican -- then House member, now senator, named Johnny Isakson from Georgia -- who very sensibly thought this is something that would expand people's options," said the president in Portsmouth, N.H. Tuesday
  • Analysis: Isakson Senate seat secure from Demo challenge

    08/12/2009 3:55:56 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 2 replies · 650+ views
    The Augusta Chronicle ^ | August 10, 2009 | Larry Petersen
    In March, I asked Democratic political consultant Beth Schapiro how her party might unseat U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson next year. "It's hard to conceive of that happening," Schapiro said. "I really don't see a scenario under which he can be beaten." Five months later, Schapiro, whose Atlanta-based firm also does campaign polling, hasn't changed her mind. "I still don't see how he gets knocked off," she said last week. Her assessment of the freshman Republican's prospects is widespread in Georgia political circles. And apparently with good reason. A recent Strategic Vision poll suggests Isakson likely is the most popular statewide...