Tag Archives: Thom Tillis

Bipartisan Senate Bill To Protect Mueller Due Today

Politico reports: A combined version of two bipartisan Senate bills designed to protect special counsel Robert Mueller’s job is set to be released Wednesday, marking lawmakers’ latest political warning shot to President Donald Trump as he entertains firing the man investigating him. The new Senate legislation is the product of months-long talks among Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), ...

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North Carolina GOP Hired Cambridge Analytica In 2014

The Raleigh News & Observer reports: North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis and the state’s Republican Party paid $345,000 to a data company that is now under scrutiny for its use of personal information about Facebook users. Cambridge Analytica also worked for the Donald Trump campaign, earning more than $5.9 million in 2016 according to Federal Election Commission filings, and for ...

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Senators Move To Protect Mueller From Trump’s Axe

The Associated Press reports: Two members of the Senate Judiciary Committee are moving to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s job, putting forth new legislation that aims to ensure the integrity of current and future independent investigations. Republican Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina and Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware plan to introduce the legislation Thursday. The bill would allow ...

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Senate Panel Approves Nomination Of Loretta Lynch As Attorney General

Via the New York Times: The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved Loretta E. Lynch to be the next attorney general, sending her nomination to the full Senate for what is likely to be a contentious vote. The panel voted 12 to 8 to advance Ms. Lynch, President Obama’s pick to replace Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. as the ...

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Sen. Thom Tillis: Hand-Washing Regs Are Another Example Of Government Meddling

Tillis says that restaurants should be able to opt-out of hand-washing rules as long as they post a sign saying that they have done so. He didn’t say if they should also be able to flout refrigeration, food storage, and pest control rules as long as they say they are.

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NORTH CAROLINA: NOM & GOP Appeal Marriage Ruling To Fourth Circuit Court

Via Raleigh’s News & Observer: Within hours of a split ruling by a 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel upholding gay marriage bans in four states, attorneys for North Carolina legislative leaders filed notice in the federal courts of their plans to appeal rulings in North Carolina that struck down a gay marriage ban. The court document, filed by ...

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Brian Brown: GOP Won Because Of NOM

“Our two most prominent efforts to influence Senate contests were in North Carolina and Arkansas. The NOM Victory Fund spent over $200,000 in these races on television ads, direct mail and grassroots outreach to mobilize marriage supporters. When our TV ad and mailer hit in North Carolina, Thom Tillis trailed Kay Hagan by 2-3 points. Within days, we helped bring ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Anti-Gay State Rep. Tom Tillis Unseats Sen. Kay Hagen

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NORTH CAROLINA: NOM Launches Lying Ad Campaign Against Sen. Kay Hagan

NOM has launched an attack ad campaign against US Sen. Kay Hagan, who is battling anti-gay state Rep. Thom Tillis, the leader of his state’s bid to overturn same-sex marriage. NOM accuses Hagan of having “hand-picked” the judge that overturned Amendment One, but Jeremy Hooper points out that the judge was unanimously approved by the Senate. “Unanimous” includes North Carolina’s ...

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Matt Baume: Marriage News Watch

Clip recap: “We just picked up more states with the freedom to marry, and the number could continue increasing over the course of this week. But in several states, officials are blocking the start of marriage despite courts ruling against their bans. We’ll have the details on how couples are fighting back. Plus, more bad news for the National Organization ...

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Federal Court To GOP/NOM: You Can Intervene In North Carolina’s Marriage Case, But You’re Wasting Everyone’s Time

United States District Court Judge William Osteen today ruled that the GOP/NOM legal team has the standing to appeal North Carolina’s marriage equality case. Osteen issued an order granting requests by House Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate leader Phil Berger seeking to intervene in the cases. Osteen’s order follows a separate ruling Friday by U.S. District Court Judge Max O. ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Sen. Kay Hagan Tied With Thom Tillis In New Senate Poll

Via the Greensboro News & Record: Incumbent U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan and House Speaker Thom Tillis continue to be in a close race among likely North Carolina voters, according to the latest High Point University Poll released Monday. About 40.4 percent of likely voters polled said they would vote for Republican Tillis if the vote were today. Democrat Hagan took ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: GOP Tells Federal Court It Has No Jurisdiction On Marriage

GOP leaders in North Carolina have filed their response in that state’s marriage equality case, claiming that the federal court has no jurisdiction over state laws. Matt Comer reports at Q Notes: Attorneys for state Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger filed their latest document shortly after 11:30 a.m. In it, the state GOP repeatedly says, ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: GOP & NOM Face Noon Deadline For Marriage Arguments

The Charlotte Observer recaps: California law professor John Eastman took little time getting involved in the fight, filing motions in two of North Carolina’s marriage cases to give the General Assembly a role and more time to make its arguments. In a ruling Thursday night, U.S. District Judge William Osteen gave legislators only part of what they wanted – denying ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Judge Denies GOP Attempt To Delay Ruling In Marriage Case

A federal judge tonight denied the GOP’s attempt to delay a ruling in North Carolina’s marriage case. Matt Comer reports at Q Notes: On Thursday afternoon, state House Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger hired attorneys affiliated with the anti-LGBT National Organization for Marriage — the same group which funneled more than $400,000 into the 2012 ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: GOP Hires NOM Chairman John Eastman To Fight Marriage

NOM chairman John Eastman has been hired by North Carolina’s GOP leaders to fight the enactment of same-sex marriage. He’s got a track record, people! House Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate President Phil Berger reportedly have hired a conservative California legal expert to lead the effort. John Eastman, a former Republican candidate for attorney general in California, is the former ...

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Editorial Of The Day

The Charlotte News-Observer has taken a swipe at North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis over his opposition to enacting same-sex marriage. Tillis is attempting to unseat US Sen. Kay Hagan. Write the check, Mr. Tillis. If you want to continue North Carolina’s defense of its same-sex marriage ban, even after the U.S. Supreme Court implicitly rejected it and other bans ...

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