Tag Archives: Senate

Chuck Schumer Trolls Mitch McConnell With His Own 2009 Letter Demanding Delay For Obama’s Nominees


Vox reports: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has a simple request for Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees must meet the same traditional standards that were demanded of President Barack Obama’s nominees eight years ago. In fact, the request is so similar that Schumer sent the exact same letter McConnell sent to Harry Reid, then the Democratic ...

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Rubio Squirms When Asked About His Campaign Claim That Trump Can’t Be Trusted With Nukes [VIDEO]


Via Raw Story: Appearing on CNN’s State of the Union, host Dana Bash reminded the Florida senator that he once called Trump unfit for the office of the presidency, and warned against “turning over the nuclear codes to an erratic individual.” “Senator, do you still have those concerns about President-elect Trump?” Bash asked. “Well, Dana, we had an election,” Rubio ...

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GOP Sen. Jeff Flake: It’s Time For The Senate To Finally Consider Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland


Politico reports: Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake has maintained for months that Republicans should take up Merrick Garland’s Supreme Court nomination if it looks like the presidential contest is a lost cause for the GOP. It’s looking about that time, Flake said in an interview on Thursday. “I said if we were in a position like we were in in ...

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Curt Schilling: I’m Running To Unseat Elizabeth Warren


CBS Sports reports: Curt Schilling, who pitched for parts of 20 seasons in the major leagues and won 216 career games, has announced his intention to run for U.S. Senate against Democrat Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts. Schilling, 49, self-identifies as a conservative, and has established himself as a controversial political gadfly since retiring from baseball in 2007. Schilling previously said ...

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John McCain: The Republican Party Will Be United Against Any SCOTUS Nomination Made By Hillary


Talking Points Memo reports: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) suggested Monday that the Republican party’s months-long refusal to fill a vacant seat on the Supreme Court would extend into the next administration if Hillary Clinton is elected president. “I promise you that we will be united against any Supreme Court nominee that Hillary Clinton, if she were president, would put up,” ...

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Senate Overrides Obama’s Veto Of 9/11 – Saudi Arabia Bill, First Congressional Override Of His Administration


USA Today reports: The Senate voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to override President Obama’s veto of legislation allowing lawsuits against foreign sponsors of terrorism, setting up an almost certain and historic defeat for the White House on the bill. The House is expected to follow suit within hours, making it the first veto of Obama’s presidency that has been overturned by ...

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Democrats Denounce GOP Sen. Mark Kirk For Calling Obama The “Drug Dealer In Chief” For Iran Payment


The Chicago Tribune reports: Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, who has made opposition to a U.S.-led nuclear agreement with Iran a major theme of his re-election campaign, likened home-state President Barack Obama to “drug dealer in chief” over a $400 million payment linked to the release of American prisoners. Kirk’s controversial rhetoric has been an issue as the first-term senator ...

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Marco Rubio To Headline Liberty Counsel Event


Brian Tashman reports at Right Wing Watch: When Marco Rubio cited the deadly attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando as a reason he was changing his mind and running for re-election to the U.S. Senate, many LGBT allies immediately noted that the Florida senator and failed presidential candidate has never been an ally of the LGBT community. “To be ...

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Ted Cruz Money Beg: Somebody Might Run Against Me In Two Years So You Must Donate Right Now


Just in from Lyin’ Ted Cruz: Joe, This morning, the Castro brothers of Texas – Julian and Joaquin, made an announcement, and I want you to be the first to know. In an interview with Charlie Rose of CBS, Joaquin Castro said he will take a look at running for Senate in 2018. Despite any record of achievement and a ...

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GMO Activists Shower Senate With Dollar Bills [VIDEO]


Roll Call reports: Dollar bills rained onto the Senate floor Wednesday as protesters called on senators to reject a bill relating to labeling products with genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. Alexis Baden-Mayer, political director ofthe Organic Consumers Association, and Adam Eidinger, a local activist and founder of “Occupy Monsanto,”dropped more than $2,000 worth of dollar bills onto the floor around ...

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BREAKING: Marco Rubio To Seek Re-Election


From the Washington Post: Sen. Marco Rubio will announce Wednesday he will seek re-election to the Senate, reversing a pledge he made a year ago to either assume the presidency or return to private life in Florida, instantly transforming an already competitive race and improving the chances that Republicans can maintain the Senate majority. Rubio is set to announce the ...

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WHAT MASSACRE? Senate Rejects Democratic Bill Banning Sale Of Guns To Suspected Terrorists


From the Associated Press: A divided Senate blocked rival election-year plans to curb guns Monday, eight days after the horror of Orlando’s mass shooting intensified pressure on lawmakers to act but knotted them in gridlock anyway — even over restricting firearms for terrorists. In largely party-line votes, senators rejected one proposal from each side to keep extremists from acquiring guns ...

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FLORIDA: GOP US Senate Frontrunner Drops Out To Clear The Way For Marco Rubio To Enter Race


CNN reports: Florida Rep. David Jolly on Friday announced he will pull out of the Republican primary to replace Sen. Marco Rubio. Jolly instead will for reelection to his seat in Congress, citing “unfinished business” in an email to supporters Friday afternoon. He said he had been convinced to run for Senate by insiders who told him redistricting made his ...

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HYPOCRISY EXPLOSION: Ted Cruz Mocks Democrats For “Ridiculous” Gun Control Filibuster [VIDEO]


Raw Story reports: During a floor speech on Thursday, Cruz accused Democrats of grandstanding for partisan political purposes. “In the wake of the attack, many of us predicted what would unfold,” Cruz said. “And it was sadly the same political tale we have seen over and over again. Many of us predicted that Democrats would as a matter of rigid ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Senate Democrats Stage Filibuster To Demand Republican Action On Gun Violence


Via USA Today: Senate Democrats led by Chris Murphy of Connecticut ground the Senate floor to a halt Wednesday, vowing to speak as long as necessary to force the Senate to take action to address gun violence. “I am prepared to stand on the Senate floor and talk about the need to prevent gun violence for as long as I ...

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Politico: Senate Republicans Have The Trump Sadz


Via Politico: Senate Republicans have tried to work with Donald Trump. They’ve offered gentle advice and firm guidance, hoping he’ll morph into a general election candidate who won’t kill their chances of keeping the Senate, or better yet, will give Hillary Clinton a run for her money. None of it has worked. And now a palpable mix of despair and ...

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GOP Ad Attacks “Toxic” Hillary Clinton: The Embodiment Of Everything You Hate About Politics [VIDEO]


The Hill reports: The GOP Senate campaign arm says in a new ad that Hillary Clinton is Democratic candidates’ “burden to bear” this fall. The National Republican Senatorial Committee is slamming Clinton as “a living history of scandal, lies and spin” in a video meant to put Democratic senators on the defensive. The ad, slated to run both on television ...

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Koch Brothers Plan $30M In US Senate Ads


The Koch Brothers want to make sure the GOP retains the Senate majority. Via Politico: Key groups in the Koch brothers’ political network on Monday began reserving $30 million in advertising buys in key Senate races in August and September, a network official tells POLITICO. The television and digital ad buys, from Freedom Partners Action Fund and other groups, are ...

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GOP To Ask Trump To Drop The Childish Insults


The GOP is justifiably terrified that Donald Trump is going to cost them the Senate, therefore today they will ask him to drop the incessant childish insults. The Hill reports: Republican lawmakers see Trump’s abrasive style as his biggest liability heading into the general election, even though his knack for putting down rivals helped him win more primaries and votes ...

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Erick Erickson: This Anti-Trump Ad Shows How He’s Going To Cost The GOP The Senate [VIDEO]


Far-right commentator Erick Erickson writes: “This is brutal. This is exactly what you can expect throughout the country in the general election. This is the ad for the Democratic challenger in Arkansas and provides a helpful roadmap to other Democrats on how they are going to take back the Senate.”

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