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  • After Last Week's Sexist Tweets, DSCC Uses Stephen King to Fundraise Against Susan Collins

    03/25/2020 1:55:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 25, 2020 | Reagan McCarthy
    For the better part of President Trump’s first term in office, Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) has been a target of the far-left, because, of course, she does not embrace their radical agenda line-by-line. A noted moderate in the GOP Senate caucus, Sen. Collins votes with both parties, issue by issue. Sen. Collins’ nuanced approach to governance is unfathomable to the far-left. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) sent a fundraising plea, amidst a global health pandemic, for Sen. Collins’ opponent, Sara Gideon, featuring far-left author Stephen King: Friend, I'm just so fed up with watching Susan Collins acquiesce to...
  • GOP senators warn they will oppose coronavirus bill unless massive drafting error fixed

    03/25/2020 12:01:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 68 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 25, 2020 | Adam Shaw
    Three Republican senators are warning that they will oppose the $2 trillion coronavirus response package unless a massive drafting error in the legislation, that they say will create an incentive for employers to lay off employees, is fixed. Fox News is told the concern is that the current version could pay workers more in unemployment benefits than they're currently making, by sticking a $600 per week payment on top of ordinary benefits that are calculated as a percentage of income. This could disrupt the labor market further, the lawmakers warn. "A massive drafting error in the current version of the...
  • Gingrich: Pelosi, Schumer believe they can 'blackmail' Trump into accepting 'dumb ideas'

    03/23/2020 7:45:50 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 23, 2020 | Newt Gingrich
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said on Fox & Friends on Monday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., believe they can blackmail the president into accepting really dumb ideas. Gingrich, who is in Italy with his wife, the ambassador to the Vatican, spoke after Senate Democrats blocked a GOP-backed $1.4 trillion coronavirus rescue package, sowing fresh doubt the parties can forge an agreement as the nation descends into economic disaster amid the coronavirus pandemic. On Sunday, when Pelosi was asked if people should be concerned the rescue package won't pass by Monday, she said...
  • Senate clears 77-day extension of surveillance powers

    03/16/2020 3:54:05 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 16, 2020 | Jordain Carney
    The Senate cleared a nearly four-month extension of intelligence programs that expired on Sunday as part of a deal that will also allow for votes on broader surveillance reforms. The Senate had been expected to hold an initial procedural vote Monday on the House-passed bill that paired extension of the three expired USA Freedom Act provisions with some changes to the court established by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Instead, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) came to the floor minutes before the scheduled vote and passed a 77-day extension of the three USA Freedom Act provisions. The extension...
  • Schumer urges GOP to oppose Trump's intel pick

    02/28/2020 4:01:30 PM PST · by jazusamo · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 28, 2020 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) quickly called on Republicans to oppose GOP Rep. John Ratcliffe's nomination to be the next director of national intelligence after Trump announced the decision on Friday. With this nomination, President Trump has shown once again his lack of respect for the rule of law and the intelligence community. Republicans must join Democrats in swiftly rejecting the nomination of Mr. Ratcliffe," Schumer said in a statement. Trump announced via tweet that he had picked Ratcliffe, viewed as a stalwart loyalist to the president, for the top intelligence community position. Trump had previously nominated the Texas...
  • Why Doug Collins Needs to Win the Georgia Senate Race

    02/26/2020 8:57:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | February 26, 2020 | Michelle Fitzpatrick Thomas
    As is well known, Georgia senator Johnny Isakson resigned in December due to health issues. He never should have run for re-election in 2016, but that's another matter. He had three years left in his term, and Governor Brian Kemp solicited applications from Georgians to fill his seat for 2020. Kemp received hundreds of applications, one of which was from Representative Doug Collins, of my congressional district the Georgia 9th. Collins was President Trump's choice to replace Isakson. The president reportedly asked Governor Kemp on several occasions to appoint Collins to the Senate, but Kemp bucked the president and...
  • After impeachment acquittal, Senate advances another Trump court pick over Dem objections

    02/11/2020 8:17:14 AM PST · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 11, 2020 | Tyler Olson
    Minutes after Chief Justice John Roberts gaveled out President Trump's impeachment trial, which had consumed the Senate for almost three weeks, Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., got right back to what he's said is his top priority -- confirming judges. Less than half-an-hour after TV networks cut away from the Senate to dive into the ramifications of the body acquitting Trump, McConnell filed cloture on the nomination of Judge Andrew Brasher to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, a procedural step that moved the controversial nominee one step closer to confirmation. The body took the next step to confirming...
  • 'It's an Offense': Jeff Merkley Shows No Mercy for Colleague Lamar Alexander

    01/31/2020 11:20:42 AM PST · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 31, 2020 | Cortney O'Brien
    Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) may very well have just ended the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump. Late Thursday, the Tennessee Republican announced he would be voting "no" on witnesses. "I worked with other senators to make sure that we have the right to ask for more documents and witnesses, but there is no need for more evidence to prove something that has already been proven and that does not meet the United States Constitution’s high bar for an impeachable offense," Alexander said in a statement. His vote will put the nail in the coffin, essentially, for witnesses, even with...
  • So Now Schiff Thinks Staff Members Are Off Limits

    01/30/2020 5:00:30 PM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2020 | Bronson Stocking
    Lead impeachment manager Adam Schiff (D-CA) kept a straight face on Thursday as he complained on the Senate floor about Republicans using an "unsubstantiated press article" to "smear" members of his staff. Rep. Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, is the same person who used the debunked Steele Dossier for years to promote his Russia Collusion myth in order to smear Trump and the president's allies. Schiff also attempted to smear Rep. Nunes (R-CA), as well as current and former members of Nunes' staff, by including their personal phone records in Mr. Schiff’s 300-page impeachment report. Furthermore, Schiff lied...
  • Patrick Philbin Nails Adam Schiff on Whistleblower Contact and for Hiding Evidence

    01/29/2020 4:55:21 PM PST · by jazusamo · 78 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 29, 2020 | Beth Baumann
    Deputy White House Counsel Patrick Philbin shredded House Intelligence Committee Chairman and lead Impeachment Manager Adam Schiff (D-CA) for his contact with the Ukranian whistleblower, which led to the impeachment inquiry, and eventually the current trial. As it currently sits, we are still in the dark about what role Schiff and his staff played in the whistleblower's inquiry. Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) presented the question on behalf of Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Josh Hawley (R-MO). "Is it true that Shawn Misco and Abigail Grace and the alleged whistleblower were employed by or detailed by the National Security Council in...
  • Democrat's Latest Star Just Got Ejected From the Senate and You'll Never Guess Why

    01/29/2020 1:13:53 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 29, 2020 | Katie Pavlich
    Lev Parnas, who has been federally indicted for fraud, is being held up as a legitimate witness this week by Democrats on Capitol Hill desperately trying to impeach President Trump. Why? Because Parnas, who President Trump called a "groupie" and has been accused of buying his way into Trump world as a grifter, has suddenly changed his opinion. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has taken note and invited Parnas to be his guest in the Senate today. Electronics of any kind are banned from the chamber, which has created an issue. Ted Cruz ✔@tedcruz Scenes from the impeachment trial: Schumer...
  • Former Senator Richard Lugar dead at 87

    04/28/2019 9:27:01 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 51 replies
    WAVE 3 ^ | April 28, 2019 | Annie Moore
    LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - U. S. Senator Richard Lugar died Sunday morning, according to a release from the Lugar Center. Lugar was a senator from 1977 to 2013, before that serving as Mayor of Indianapolis from 1968 to 1975. After his career in politics, Lugar continued work through the Lugar Center, focused on global food security and aid effectiveness. He was a professor at Indiana University and led the Richard G. Lugar Symposium for Tomorrows Leaders at the University of Indianapolis. He held 46 honorary degrees from universities around the country, and Queen Elizabeth bestowed upon him the rank of...
  • Mark Meadows Blasts Desperate Dems Clinging to '11th Hour' 'Leaked' 'Unpublished Manuscript'

    01/27/2020 9:48:14 AM PST · by jazusamo · 72 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 27, 2020 | Julio Rosas
    Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) released a statement in response to new allegations that involve former National Security Advisor John Bolton's unpublished book about his time at the White House under President Trump. The New York Times reported Bolton's book states Trump tied the Ukraine military aid to the country's officials helping investigate the former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, because he was on the board of gas company Burisma. Multiple Senate Democrats have come out to say Bolton must testify in the ongoing impeachment trial in light of the allegation. Meadows said Democrats are becoming desperate if...
  • Dont Tug on Supermans Cape: The Failure of House Democrats

    01/27/2020 8:59:27 AM PST · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    CNSNews ^ | January 27, 2020 | Allen West
    Perhaps I am dating myself a tad bit, but I remember the song by Jim Croce called Big Jim. The refrain was: You dont tug on Supermans cape, You dont spit in the wind, You dont pull the mask off the old Long Ranger, And you dont mess around with Jim Right now, yall are thinking, where is ol Col. West going with this? Is this another indicator that he had too many landings on his head as an Army paratrooper? No, quite the contrary, it would have behooved House Democrat impeachment managers Adam Schiff and Jerrold Nadler to have...
  • Cipollone: Impeachment Dems 'Came Here - for 24 Hours - and Hid Evidence from You'

    01/25/2020 8:57:10 AM PST · by jazusamo · 64 replies
    CNSNews ^ | January 25, 2020 | Craig Bannister
    Pat Cipollone (Screenshot) Despite talking for 24 hours in the Senate impeachment trial, Democrats failed to mention key evidence, because they know facts aren’t on the side, President Donald Trump defense attorney said in opening statements Saturday as Trump’s defense began arguments. Cipollone promised that Trump’s attorneys would present the evidence that Democrats omitted, and said that those watching should ask: “Why am I just hearing about this now, after 24 hours of sitting through arguments?”: “The fact that they came here, for 24 hours, and hid evidence from you, is further evidence that they don’t really believe in...
  • Schumer accuses GOP of using 'shiny objects' to distract from witness fight

    01/23/2020 10:17:18 AM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 23, 2020 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) knocked Republicans on Thursday, accusing them of trying to use "so-called outrages" and "shiny objects" as distractions to avoid discussing potential impeachment witnesses. "I think the case for witnesses and documents is so self-evident that many of my Republican colleagues are desperate to talk about anything else, they are so eager to change [the] conversation," Schumer said. Schumer said that Republicans were trying to bring up things "irrelevant to a fair trial." "They try to turn you, the press and the American people away to look at something else that has nothing to do...
  • Hans von Spakovsky: Senate sets Trump impeachment trial rules -- top takeaways from Day One

    01/22/2020 8:25:16 AM PST · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 22, 2020 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    The first day of the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump was largely taken up with procedural issues. Senators argued over and then adopted an organizing resolution laying out the rules under which the trial will proceed. In his opening statement, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., charged that the resolution proposed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., was partisan, a national disgrace, and a dark day in Senate history. All of this heated rhetoric was based on Schumers misleading claim that McConnells resolution was unfair and significantly different from the resolution governing Bill Clintons trial. Yet the resolution adopted...
  • House impeachment managers target top Trump defense attorney Cipollone, claim he is 'material witness'

    01/21/2020 9:57:58 AM PST · by jazusamo · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 21, 2020 | Brooke Singman
    House Democrats prosecuting the Trump impeachment case took aim Tuesday at White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, claiming in a stunning letter that the lead member of the president's defense team is actually a material witness to the charges in both articles and demanding that he disclose all first-hand facts and information before proceedings begin. The impeachment "managers" said they need that information in order to weigh potential ethical issues or conflicts of interest concerning his defense of the president. Just hours before Senate trial proceedings were set to resume, the impeachment managers claimed that during the House inquiry they gathered...
  • BREAKING: Senate Majority Leader McConnell Lays Out Ground Rules for Trump's Impeachment Trial

    01/20/2020 3:38:13 PM PST · by jazusamo · 112 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 20, 2020 | Beth Baumann
    RESOLUTION AT LINK. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Monday released a resolution laying out the ground rules for President Donald Trump's impeachment trial. Trump's team and the House of Representatives have until 9 a.m. on Wednesday to file any motions. The exception being motions to subpoena witnesses or documents. All responses filed to any motions have to be in by 11 a.m. on Wednesday. The trial will begin at 1 p.m. on Wednesday. The House will have two days to make their case for impeachment but their time allotment cannot exceed 24 hours. After that, Trump's legal team...
  • 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 www.c-span.org/video/?468210-1/senate-session-part-1&live