Tag Archives: US Senate

Rick Scott Was Against High-Speed Rail, Killed 2011 Obama Plan, And You Know Where This $tory Is Going

The Miami Herald reports: As one of his first acts in office in 2011, Gov. Rick Scott canceled a $2.4 billion federally funded and shovel-ready bullet train from Orlando to Tampa because it carried “an extremely high risk of overspending taxpayer dollars with no guarantee of economic growth.’’ It was a political slap to then-President Barack Obama, who considered the ...

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Trump Loyalists Claim An Upside To Impeachment

Politico reports: There’s a new way of demonstrating loyalty to Donald Trump and his Republican Party: Claiming that the president could not only survive an impeachment effort, but that it would guarantee his victory in 2020. The idea gaining currency on the right is that Trump can be Bill Clinton, not Richard Nixon. It depends on a delicate political calculation ...

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Bernie Sanders Won’t Rule Out 2020 Bid [VIDEO]

Newsweek reports: In an interview on The Late Show, Stephen Colbert brought up a betting site that saw Sanders tied with Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) as favorites for the Democratic nomination in 2020. “You want to lay a bet on who gets to face Donald Trump in 2020?” Colbert jokingly asked. “Actually, that’s exactly what I don’t want to do. ...

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NEW MEXICO: Gary Johnson Launches US Senate Bid

Aleppo! The Daily Beast reports: 2016 Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson has entered the New Mexico Senate race, throwing a curveball into a contest that was deemed safe for Democratic incumbent Sen. Martin Heinrich. Johnson, who served two terms from 1995 to 2003 as a Republican governor of the state, tweeted on Tuesday that “New Mexico deserves a strong, independent ...

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Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing Set To Start Sept. 4th

Politico reports: Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation hearings will start on Sept. 4 and last between three and four days, Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) announced on Friday. That scheduling tees up the GOP to meet its goal of getting President Donald Trump’s pick seated on the high court by the time its term begins in early October, ...

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Ted Cruz: I’m In Real Race Against The “Hard Left”

Roll Call reports: Sen. Ted Cruz has admitted his race against Democratic challenger Rep. Beto O’Rourke will be a tough one. The Republican told ABC13 that his re-election bid is a “real race” because of energy on the “hard left.” “The anger on the left is real. And so I think the urgency for conservatives, the urgency for Texans who ...

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VIRGINIA: GOP Senate Nominee Corey Stewart Hailed State’s 1861 Pro-Slavery Secession During Civil War

According to GOP Senate nominee Corey Stewart, Virginia made the right call to secede from the United States in defense of slavery. CNN reports: The Virginia Republican made the comments in April 2017 at an event in South Boston, Virginia, hosted by an unapologetic secessionist. A video of his remarks, given during his failed 2017 gubernatorial run, was posted on ...

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Senate Intel Committee Calls On Assange To Testify

CNN reports: WikiLeaks announced in a tweet Wednesday the Senate Intelligence Committee called on its founder Julian Assange to testify on Russian interference in the 2016 election. The tweet also included a copy of the letter delivered to Assange. It requests Assange make himself “available” for a closed interview with the committee “at a mutually agreeable time and location,” and ...

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TEXAS: Ted Cruz Asks Trump For Campaign Support

The Houston Chronicle reports: U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has asked President Donald Trump to come to Texas to campaign for him. During a campaign stop in Seguin late Monday, Cruz said he has reached out to his former rival for the White House to help him with his re-election effort against Democrat Beto O’Rourke. “I would certainly welcome his support ...

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Arpaio Orders Staff To Buy Senate Ads On InfoWars

Media Matters reports: Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who is running as a Republican for a U.S. Senate seat in Arizona, told his campaign to “stand up” for conspiracy theorist Alex Jones after several social media companies banned Jones from their platforms. Dustin Stockton, a senior Arpaio strategist, wrote on Twitter that Arpaio has directed the campaign to look ...

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Sen. Rand Paul Makes Unofficial Visit To Moscow

The Washington Post reports: Sen. Rand Paul, one of President Trump’s more eager defenders on Russia, jetted into Moscow on Monday in a bid to increase engagement with the country. Paul (R-Ky.) met with several Russian senators including Sergey Kislyak, Russia’s former envoy to Washington and a key player at the heart of the election meddling scandal that continues to ...

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Joe Arpaio: I’d Probably Let Trump Blow Me [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast reports: Playing a Finnish “unboxing” celebrity named OMGWhizzBoyOMG with a shock of bright orange hair, Sacha Baron Cohen sat down with the former sheriff and first asked him to explain “what communists are doing to stop people having guns.” “I have 43 guns,” Baron Cohen told his guest. “I’ve been collecting them for the upcoming race war.” ...

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National Archives Rejects Schumer’s Request For Brett Kavanugh’s Records: GOP Committee Chair Has To Ask

The Hill reports: The Democratic push to get documents from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s work in Bush administration ran into a new roadblock on Friday. The National Archives, in a letter to Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), said it will only respond to a request for documents under the Presidential Records Act (PRA) if they come from a ...

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TEXAS: Beto O’Rouke Shrinks Ted Cruz’s Polling Lead

The Hill reports: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) holds a six-point lead over Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) in the race for Senate in Texas, according to a Quinnipiac University poll out Wednesday. Cruz’s support comes in at 49 percent among Texas voters, according to the survey. O’Rourke comes in at 43 percent. That’s a significantly smaller lead for the incumbent than ...

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Senate Republicans Block Election Security Funding

The Associated Press reports: The Republican-controlled Senate has defeated a push by Democrats to set aside an additional $250 million for states to upgrade their voting systems to protect against hacking and other cyberattacks. An amendment offered by Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy received 50 yes votes, 10 short of the 60 needed for approval. Leahy said securing U.S. elections and ...

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Senate Dems Introduce LGBTQ “Census Equality Act”

Via press release: Today, U.S. Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and Tom Carper (D-DE), both members of the Senate Homeland and Governmental Affairs Committee, introduced the Census Equality Act, legislation to require the U.S. Census Bureau to ensure the approximately 10 million Americans who identify as LGBTQ are properly counted for and represented in Census data collection efforts. The Census ...

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Koch Bros Nix Support For Key GOP Senate Candidate

When you’re not extreme enough for the Koch Brothers: The powerful Koch political network won’t help the Republican nominee in a crucial Senate race less than 100 days before the midterm elections, saying Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) doesn’t do enough to further the Koch’s policy issues to warrant their help in the race. The announcement — made in front of ...

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Sen. Rand Paul: I Will Vote To Confirm Brett Kavanaugh

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports: Sen. Rand Paul said Monday he will support Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, paving the way for a likely confirmation in the Senate. “After meeting Judge Kavanaugh and reviewing his record, I have decided to support his nomination,” Paul tweeted Monday. Paul met with Kavanaugh earlier this month, according to his chief strategist Doug ...

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Roy Moore Sues Super PAC For “Defamatory” Ads

Law & Crime reports: Failed Republican Senate candidate and accused sexual predator Roy Moore has filed a defamation lawsuit against a Super PAC that ran ads against him during Alabama’s 2017 special election. According to Moore’s attorney, Melissa Isaak, Highway 31 Super PAC ran defamatory and misleading ads focused on various allegations of sexual impropriety – including the charge that ...

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Senate Filing: Rick Scott Likely Worth $500+ Million

Politico reports: Gov. Rick Scott’s family fortune could be upwards of $500 million, a number much larger than he has reported in the past because Florida did not require the governor to include massive investments held by his wife, according to federal financial disclosure forms filed Friday. The forms were filed as part of Scott’s bid for the U.S. Senate, ...

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