Tag Archives: US Senate

Rep. Adam Schiff Tamps Down Impeachment Talk

The San Francisco Chronicle reports: Democrats feverishly looking to send President Trump to an early retirement should step back and take a deep breath, a leading California Democrat said Thursday. With the GOP controlling both houses of Congress, nothing is going to happen until Republican members are presented with examples “of very specific conduct that says their vote (to impeach ...

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ALABAMA: Roy Moore And Luther Strange Head To Runoff After Neither Takes 50% In GOP Senate Primary

The New York Times reports: Roy S. Moore, a former chief justice of the State Supreme Court, and Senator Luther Strange emerged from a crowded Republican field on Tuesday in a special Senate primary in Alabama, according to The Associated Press. They will face off for their party’s nomination next month in a runoff election, a contest that will test ...

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McConnell Super PAC Backs Kid Rock For Senate

Via Politico: Kid Rock is gaining some establishment GOP support for a Senate run. Senate Leadership Fund, a super PAC formed during the 2016 election that has Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s backing, expressed support Friday for Kid Rock taking on Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) in 2018. “We’d be actually very interested in his candidacy,” Steven Law, the group’s president, ...

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Roy Moore Tells The Guardian: America Is Evil And I’m Probably More Like Putin Than I Know [VIDEO]

Hate group founder and leading US Senate candidate Roy Moore says that America is definitely evil and that he’s probably a lot like Vladimir Putin: When The Guardian’s Paul Lewis, who was probing the rising popularity of Russian President Vladimir Putin among U.S. conservatives, told Moore that former President Reagan called Russia “the focus of evil in the modern world,” ...

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Man On Lengthy Golf Vacation During Nuclear Crisis Screams That Senate Leader Must “Get Back To Work”

Reuters reports: For a second straight day, President Donald Trump expressed his public frustration with the top Republican in the U.S. Senate, chiding Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell over the failure to get a bill approved that would overhaul the Obama health law, as the White House reinforced Mr. Trump’s displeasure. At the President’s golf retreat in Bedminster, New Jersey, ...

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Sen. Luther Strange Touts Endorsement, Accuses Rep. Mo Brooks Of Bragging About Attacking Trump [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.) released two new ads on Thursday promoting President Trump’s endorsement, adding to a contentious Alabama special election primary scheduled for next week. The two ads both tout Trump’s endorsement of the senator, while a radio ad hits Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) for his prior criticism of Trump during the 2016 presidential election. “Listen ...

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Trump Attacks McConnell Over “Excessive Expectations”

CNN reports: A close aide to President Donald Trump hit back Wednesday against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, exhibiting further tension between the White House and Congress over Republicans’ failure to pass health care legislation. Dan Scavino, the White House director of social media, responded to McConnell’s comments that the President had “excessive expectations” of how quickly Congress operates “in ...

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Rep. Mo Brooks Is Pissed: Mitch McConnell And His Swamp Tricked Trump Into Endorsing Luther Strange

The Hill reports: Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) says he is confused over President Trump’s endorsement of Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.) in Alabama’s Senate race. “I respect President Trump, but I am baffled and disappointed Mitch McConnell and the Swamp somehow misled the President into endorsing Luther Strange,” Brooks said in a statement. “Perhaps the President is unaware that Luther Strange ...

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Trump Campaign Hands Over Thousands Of Pages Of Documents For Senate Committee’s Russia Probe

Bloomberg reports: Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, his son Donald Trump Jr. and former campaign manager Paul Manafort have started turning over documents to the Senate Judiciary Committee as part of the panel’s expanded investigation of Russian election-meddling. The Trump campaign turned over about 20,000 pages of documents on Aug. 2, committee spokesman George Hartmann said Tuesday. Manafort provided about 400 ...

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Trump Endorses Luther Strange For US Senate

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump on Tuesday endorsed Alabama Sen. Luther Strange as Strange goes into a contentious GOP primary election next week. Trump took to Twitter to throw his support to the Republican senator who is trying to hold on to the Senate seat previously held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The presidential endorsement comes as some ...

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Roy Moore Slams McConnell’s “Slime Machine” [VIDEO]

Emboldened by his perch atop the latest poll, Roy Moore is attacking Mitch McConnell’s “slime machine” in a new ad: The 30-second ad spot echoes President Trump’s calls to “drain the swamp” in Washington and attacks the Senate majority leader for “spending millions to attack” Moore, an apparent reference to a Politico report that the Kentucky Republican’s super PAC is ...

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Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin: “I Just Don’t Give A Shit” If I Get Reelected, Don’t Care If I Get Defeated

The Charleston Gazette reports: Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is one of three Senate Democrats who didn’t sign a letter establishing the party line on tax reform, though he said he agrees with all its components. Manchin, who is up for re-election in 2018, said even though he supports the Democrats’ fiscal ideas, he won’t sign on without efforts to bring ...

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Terrible Wig Man Endorses Roy Moore For Senate

Mobile’s CBS affiliate reports: Judge Roy Moore got the biggest “thumbs up” that any endorsement could offer in his run for U.S. Senate in Alabama on Monday. You guessed it. Moore was endorsed by “Walker, Texas Ranger” actor Chuck Norris. “Judge Roy Moore is the real deal: He’s tough, tested, and has a spine of steel,” said Norris. “The Washington ...

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ALABAMA: Roy Moore Leads US Senate Poll

This isn’t surprising considering that Alabamians happily reelected Moore to the state Supreme Court after the first time he got booted from the bench: Former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore leads the crowded Republican primary field in the state’s Senate race, according to a new poll. Moore has 30 percent support in the JMC Analytics and Polling survey. ...

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Orrin Hatch Says GOP “Shot Their Wad” On Health Bill, Twitter Mocks, Hatch Fires Back With “Jargon Lesson”

It all started with this quote given to Politico: “We’re not going back to health care. We’re in tax now. As far as I’m concerned, they shot their wad on health care and that’s the way it is. I’m sick of it,” Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) said Wednesday, a day before he outlined his committee’s agenda for the ...

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Jason Chaffetz Blasts The Senate For Adjourning Early After Resigning In The Middle Of His US House Term

Mediaite reports: The irony of this one did not escape us. Monday morning on Fox Business, former House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz was incensed over the idea that the Senate would leave early with such a lengthy list of things to do. “It’s infuriating,” Chaffetz said. “[Senate Majority Leader] Mitch McConnell went out in July and touted that the ...

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ALABAMA: Roy Moore Demonstrates Support For Second Amendment By Brandishing His Wife’s Pistol

Roll Call reports: It’s no surprise that a GOP Senate candidate in Alabama supports the right to bear arms. But it is surprising when the candidate pulls out his wife’s pistol to prove it. “We carry,” former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore said at the Chambers County Republican Club’s candidate meeting on Thursday, after one woman asked the candidates ...

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Sen. Jeff Flake Slams GOP For Birtherism [VIDEO]

Flake’s approval rating currently stands at 18% and he’s been backpedaling from the far-right all week. The Hill reports: Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) in an interview broadcast Sunday said he wished the Republican Party had stood up to bitherism. On NBC’s “Meet the Press,” host Chuck Todd discussed Flake’s new book about conservatism and asked the Arizona senator if the ...

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ALABAMA: Roy Moore’s Hate Group Vows To Sue Senate Super PAC Over Ad Calling Him A Scammer [VIDEO]

Via press release: Judge John Bentley, former Chairman of the Foundation for Moral Law and current Board Member released the following statement Wednesday addressing the ad “FUNDS” released by Mitch McConnell’s Senate Leadership Fund: “As the Chairman of the Foundation for Moral Law during 2007-2013 and a current Board Member, I’ve asked our General Counsel to send a Cease and ...

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FRAUD: GOP Accused Of Racketeering In Virginia Donor’s Lawsuit Over Failure To Repeal Obamacare

The Virginian-Pilot reports: A retired attorney in Virginia Beach is so incensed that Republicans couldn’t repeal the Affordable Care Act he’s suing to get political donations back, accusing the GOP of fraud and racketeering. Bob Heghmann, 70, filed a lawsuit Thursday in U.S. District Court saying the national and Virginia Republican parties and some GOP leaders raised millions of dollars ...

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