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  • Schumer Says He’ll ‘Watch China Like a Hawk’ Over Fentanyl Commitment

    11/22/2023 1:57:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Sen. Chuck Schumer says he’ll “watch China like a hawk” after Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to stop the flow of fentanyl into the U.S. Most of the fentanyl that comes into the U.S. is made out of chemicals that come from Chinese companies. As part of the agreement, China will enforce laws and regulations against those Chinese companies. But, Schumer warns, we’ve been burned before. “It’s rare to get China to make commitments like this, but we cannot let it stop at words. We have to see results. In the past, China has made commitments and not lived up...
  • Senate ‘Gang of Six’ Negotiates Republican Giveaway on Migration

    11/22/2023 2:15:31 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/22/2023 | NEIL MUNRO
    Roughly 30 Republican senators are backing the House’s H.R.2 migration stabilization bill — but a gang of six senators, including three Republicans, are drafting a giveaway “compromise” bill. “H.R.2 should be the focus,” said a policy analyst who favors pro-American migration laws, adding: There’s no reason to preemptively surrender good border security legislation before we’re forced to negotiate [with the House]. What the Senators who are supporting that [compromise] package are doing essentially is preemptively surrendering, preemptively giving away very important pieces of H.R. 2 before they’re even being forced to do so. “They’re negotiating with themselves” instead of with...
  • Internal Senate memo highlights Biden admin efforts to tie highway funding to woke priorities.

    11/21/2023 7:40:04 AM PST · by Carriage Hill · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11.21.2023 | Thomas Catenacci
    FIRST ON FOX: An internal memorandum circulated among lawmakers by Senate Commerce Committee Republicans highlights how the Biden administration is tying billions of dollars in taxpayer funds to "woke initiatives."
  • Senate Democrats Worry Joe Manchin Presidential Bid May Spoil Race in Trump’s Favor

    11/20/2023 12:38:51 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/20/2023 | SEAN MORAN
    Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) potential presidential bid may not just spoil the Senate Democrats’ chances of keeping the majority; many Democrats now worry that it may spoil the election in favor of former President Donald Trump. “I think it would be very, very unfortunate if Joe Manchin decided to do that,” Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) said of Manchin’s possible presidential bid. “I know he’s a supporter of President Biden and has been an important person here in the U.S. Senate in terms of getting things done. And he knows that if he were to step in [to the race] that...
  • 2024 battle for Senate majority: These five seats held by Democrats are most likely to flip

    11/19/2023 3:40:33 AM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/19/23 | Paul Steinhauser
    It was the announcement Senate Democrats were dreading. When it came, it appeared to strike a major blow to their hopes of holding their razor-thin Senate majority in the 2024 elections. "I have made one of the toughest decisions of my life and decided that I will not be running for re-election to the United States Senate," Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia announced earlier this month. Manchin, a moderate Democrat and former governor, won over 60% of the vote in his 2012 re-election, but his margin of victory fell to just three points in 2018. The consensus was...
  • Sherrod Brown leads potential GOP rivals in Ohio Senate race: poll

    11/16/2023 10:48:42 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/16/2023 | JULIA MUELLER
    Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) is leading hypothetical match-ups with his potential GOP rivals in Ohio’s Senate race as he tries for reelection in 2024, new polling shows. An Emerson College Polling/WJW-TV Fox 8 Cleveland survey of Ohio voters found Brown leading 42 percent support to 32 percent in a match-up with Republican businessman Bernie Moreno. Against Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose, Brown leads by 5 points, with 41 percent to LaRose’s 36 percent. Back in October, LaRose was up by 1 point.
  • Senate Passes House Spending Plan, Extends Pelosi and Biden’s Spending Priorities Until 2024

    11/16/2023 8:40:36 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/16/2023 | BRADLEY JAYE
    The Senate passed House Speaker Mike Johnson’s (R-LA) short-term spending plan late Wednesday night, sending it to President Joe Biden’s desk before the midnight Friday deadline. Biden’s signature will avert a shutdown possibility until January, giving Congress barely two months to complete the process of agreeing on twelve appropriations bills or, failing that, cobble together yet another funding extension. The laddered continuing resolution (CR) extends funding for four appropriations titles until January 19, 2024, and the remaining eight, including for the Department of Defense (DOD) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS), until February 2, 2024. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) consented...
  • Dem Senator Who Wanted to Fund IRS, Gloats Over IRS Audit of Conservative Group

    11/15/2023 5:39:50 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | November 16, 2023 | Daniel Greenfield
    "If you care about debt and deficits, you should want a well-funded, well-functioning IRS."Biden IRS Launches Audit Into Conservative Org That Helped Tank Nominees For Key Administrative Posts Meet the new IRS. Same as the old IRS. But with a lot more money to be put to the use of pursuing political enemies. In the latest series of Front Page Magazine’s investigative pieces on the IRS complicity in enabling leftist violence and terrorism, I profiled a nonprofit that is integrated with Hamas. The BDS National Committee referred to the Hamas atrocities as the “resistance of the oppressed” and the “powerful...
  • US lawmakers horrified by video of Hamas atrocities: It's like visiting Auschwitz

    11/14/2023 11:38:48 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 41 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/11/23
    House lawmakers on Tuesday attended a screening on Capitol Hill of the video assembled by the Israeli government which shows footage of Hamas’ brutal attack on Israel on October 7. The roughly 45-minute video includes graphic footage of the murders and atrocities committed by Hamas terrorists who infiltrated Israel that day. Some of the footage was taken from the terrorists’ body cameras. The screening was attended by lawmakers from both parties, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Greg Casar (D-TX), and Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA). According to Jewish Insider, lawmakers left the screening largely in grave silence, visibly shaken, several...
  • Senate blocks House bill to help Israel, cut IRS

    11/14/2023 6:13:59 PM PST · by Mariner · 9 replies
    The Hill via Yahoo ^ | November 14th, 2023 | Alexander Bolton
    The Senate voted along party lines Tuesday to table a motion to proceed on the House-passed bill that would provide $14.3 billion in emergency aid to Israel and pay for it by cutting the Internal Revenue Service’s budget. The vote came after a group of Senate conservatives ambushed Democrats by offering a surprise motion to proceed on the House bill, which Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) had previously called “a total nonstarter.”President Biden also threatened to veto the House bill.The Tuesday afternoon vote ended a tense standoff on the Senate floor during which Democrats suspended business to block Republicans...
  • Sen. Markwayne Mullin offers to fight Teamsters boss Sean O’Brien

    11/14/2023 12:13:00 PM PST · by DFG · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/14/2023 | Social Links forRyan King
    Capitol Hill hearing room or UFC octagon? Sen. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) nearly came to blows Tuesday with Teamsters general president Sean O’Brien, who has been trash-talking the lawmaker for months on social media. Mullin began his remarks during a testy Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing by reading off a series of mean tweets and other taunts from O’Brien, who challenged him to a fight earlier this year. “Sir, this is the time, this is the place. You wanna run your mouth? We could be two consenting adults. We can finish it here,” Mullin said . “OK, that’s...
  • Senator-wannabe tied to trans-lovin' group backing end to parental rights

    11/13/2023 6:58:44 AM PST · by DFG · 7 replies
    WND ^ | 11/12/2023 | Arjun Singh
    Democratic Rep. Colin Allred of Texas’ 32nd District, who is running for the Senate against Republican incumbent Ted Cruz in 2024, has partnered with and received donations to his congressional campaigns from a left-wing group that engages in transgender advocacy, according to media reviewed by the Daily Caller News Foundation. Allred, a three-term Congressman from Dallas who represents a suburb of that city, announced in May that he would challenge Republican Ted Cruz for Texas’ junior Senate seat. Throughout his political career, Allred has been closely affiliated with the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a group that has advocated on a...
  • Virginia Dems Could Lose Control Of State Senate Because Member May Have Lied About Residence

    11/11/2023 4:31:43 PM PST · by CFW · 53 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 11/11/23 | Luke Rosiak
    Virginia Democrats last week took control of the state House and retained control of the state Senate by one seat — but a winning senator may have lied about residing in the district, a situation that could lead to the chamber falling into Republican hands. Democrats are slated to control the state Senate 21-19, but if Ghazala Hashmi is ineligible to hold office because she lied on her campaign paperwork, then a situation could arise where she is replaced by a Republican, and Republican Lt. Gov. Winsome Sears would cast tie-breaking votes. [snip] The form says “knowingly making any untrue...
  • Senate passes GOP measure to overturn EV charger rule

    11/10/2023 4:42:08 PM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/08/23 | James Bikales
    The Senate narrowly passed a Republican-led measure on Wednesday aimed at cutting Beijing out of the supply chain for electric vehicle chargers — but which the White House argues would do the very opposite. Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Kyrsten Sinema (I-Ariz.) joined Republicans to pass the Congressional Review Act resolution, S.J. Res. 38 (118), by a 50-48 vote. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) voted against. The White House on Wednesday pledged to veto the resolution, which would overturn a rule that temporarily waives some domestic content requirements for federally funded electric vehicle charging stations....
  • Dems abandon hearing when GOP suggests subpoenas for Sotomayor's staff

    11/10/2023 4:23:00 AM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    WND News Center ^ | November 9, 2023 | Bob Unruh
    Majority Democrats on a Senate committee on Thursday abandoned their work, which was targeting conservatives on the Supreme Court, when GOP members suggested subpoenas for the staff of leftist Justice Sonia Sotomayor... Senate Judiciary Committee “punted” on votes scheduled regarding the issuance of subpoenas for GOP donors Leonard Leo and Harlan Crow. Sen Dick Durbin, D-Ill., has accused the two of “stonewalling” an investigation into the high court “that seeks to determine whether two Republican-appointed justices, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito, acted with any impropriety,” the report said. The confrontation was launched when ProPublica said they helped facilitate trips for...
  • W. Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin not seeking new term

    11/09/2023 6:47:18 PM PST · by Eccl 10:2 · 27 replies
    Fox10 Phoenix ^ | 11/9/23 | YouTube
    West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin, who is known as a moderate Democrat, has announced his decision to step down from the Senate at the end of his current term. He said he wants to travel the country, and find ways to mobilize the middle class and bring Americans together. It is unclear if he is planning for a White House run.
  • BREAKING: Democrats Hit the Breaks on SCOTUS Witch Hunt

    11/09/2023 12:50:15 PM PST · by Red Badger · 51 replies
    Townhall ^ | November 09, 2023 12:00 PM | Katie Pavlich |
    Democrats hit the brakes on plans to subpoena conservative legal scholar Leonard Leo and billionaire Harlan Crow during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill Thursday, scoring a win for the integrity of the Supreme Court. The move came after Republican Ranking Member Lindsey Graham warned Chairman Dick Durbin and other Democrats that their efforts to intimidate friends and acquaintances of conservative Supreme Court Justices, specifically Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito under the guise of "ethics reform," would backfire. "I promise you, everything that was working well with the committee is now in jeopardy," Graham warned. "You’re going to...
  • Anti-Trump Dem allegedly claimed Maryland home as primary residence despite running for Senate in California (Schiffty)

    11/08/2023 2:48:46 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/07/23 | Kyle Morris
    California Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff allegedly claimed a primary residence in Maryland for years despite his goal to represent Golden State residents in the Senate. All while owning a 3,420-square-foot home in Maryland, Schiff has reportedly taken a homeowner’s tax exemption on a smaller 650-square-foot condo he owns and designates as his primary residence in Burbank, California. By claiming his California home as his primary residence, Schiff was able to receive a $7,000 reduction in his property assessment – an estimated $70 in annual savings from property taxes, according to a CNN report. In California, each county collects a general...
  • Capitol Police arrest gunman near US Senate

    11/07/2023 10:41:55 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/07/2023 | Josh Christenson
    Capitol Police arrested a gunman outside office buildings near the US Senate on Tuesday. Officers arrested the armed man “in the park across from Union Station,” according to a Capitol Police statement. “At this time we have no reason to believe there is an ongoing threat,” the statement read. “We are working to gather more information and will put out more details when they are confirmed.” In a separate alert, officers alerted members, staff and press to the presence of a suspicious package “in the Upper Senate Park.” They advised all to avoid the area until further notice
  • Report Exposes California’s Shifty Schiff Living in Maryland for Over a Decade...'It depends on which claim most financially benefits him...'

    11/03/2023 5:05:15 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 33 replies
    Headline USA ^ | November 2, 2023 | Luis Cornelio
    Embattled Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., found himself in the center of a political storm as documents recently surfaced, revealing that he has maintained a residence in Maryland for more than a decade while representing California’s 21st district. Mortgage records and financial disclosures obtained by CNN indicated that Schiff claimed a 3,420-square-foot property in Maryland as his primary residence, alongside a smaller 650-square-foot condo in Burbank, California. The documents, however, also uncovered his alleged utilization of the California address to mitigate a substantial $7,000 tax bill. The timing of this bombshell comes as Schiff seeks the vacant U.S. Senate seat in...