Tag Archives: US Senate

ALABAMA: Financial Scandal Deepens For Roy Moore

The Washington Post reports: The Alabama charity once led by Senate candidate Roy Moore did not report to the Internal Revenue Service that in 2011 it guaranteed him $498,000 in back pay, according to an income report provided to The Washington Post by the charity itself. Five tax law and accounting specialists said it appears the guaranteed payment should have ...

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Behold The “Average” Face Of Congress

The BBC reports: Take a close look at this face. Who do you see? We’d call him a clean-cut, middle-aged white man. He looks like a John, a James, or a Robert. Perhaps you’ve met him once: the husband of a friend, or a former colleague. Or maybe you’ve only ever seen him on television – people who look like ...

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REPORT: GOP Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran Appears Frail And Disoriented, Loses Way In Senate Building

Politico reports: Mississippi GOP Sen. Thad Cochran insists that he is not retiring from Congress, despite widespread speculation about the veteran lawmaker’s health and political future. The 79-year-old Cochran appeared frail and at times disoriented during a brief hallway interview on Wednesday. He was unable to answer whether he would remain chairman of the Appropriations Committee, and at one point, ...

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Roy Moore’s Hate Group Took Donation From Nazis

The Huffington Post reports: In 2005, the foundation run by Judge Roy Moore, now the Republican nominee for a Senate seat in Alabama, accepted a $1,000 donation from a group founded by Willis Carto, a white supremacist, Nazi supporter and World War II vet who famously said he regretted fighting for the U.S instead of Germany. The Foundation to Defend ...

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POLL: Dem Doug Jones Surges Against Roy Moore

A new poll from Fox News: Republican Roy Moore, the anti-Republican establishment candidate, is tied at 42 percent apiece with Democrat Doug Jones in the U.S. Senate race in deep-red Alabama. A Fox News Poll also finds that among just the 53 percent of Alabama registered voters who are extremely or very interested in the race, Jones has a one-point ...

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Roy Moore: NFL Protesters Are Breaking The Law

TIME Magazine reports: Senate candidate Roy Moore believes that professional athletes who take a knee during the national anthem are breaking the law. In an interview with TIME magazine, the Alabama Republican argued that NFL players and others who have protested police violence are violating a section of the U.S. code which outlines how people should conduct themselves when the ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Sessions Testifies Before Senate Judiciary Committee, Fireworks Expected From Democrats

CNN reports: Attorney General Jeff Sessions will once again be in the hot seat in front of his former colleagues Wednesday, when he testifies before the Senate judiciary committee. Wednesday’s hearing will be the Judiciary committee’s first turn to ask questions of Sessions since his confirmation hearing, a sore subject for committee Democrats who have pushed for a chance to ...

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Pastor Busted On Live TV Over Falsified Resume Now Says He Might Challenge Sen. Lindsey Graham [VIDEO]

The Christian Post reports: One of President Donald Trump’s biggest evangelical supporters, Pastor Mark Burns who leads the Harvest Praise and Worship Center in Easley, South Carolina, says he mulling the prospect of challenging Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham for his seat in Washington when he’s up for election in 2020. Burns who is a member of Trumps evangelical advisory board ...

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John McCain Blasts “Half-Baked Nationalism” [VIDEO]

NPR reports: In what appeared to be a thinly veiled reference to politics in the Age of Trump, Sen. John McCain on Monday warned Americans against “half-baked, spurious nationalism,” calling the abandonment of U.S. global leadership “unpatriotic.” Speaking in Philadelphia, where he was being honored with the Liberty Medal by the National Constitution Center, McCain did not mention the president ...

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Roy Moore Gains 20K Twitter Followers…From Russia

The Washington Examiner reports: Judge Roy Moore is a big deal in Alabama — and also, apparently, in Russia. A swarm of Russian Twitter bots has suddenly followed the Republican front-runner in the special Alabama senate race, helping to increase his social media audience from about 27,000 followers on Friday to 47,000 on Monday. But don’t call him Russian Roy ...

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Dem Sen. Dick Durbin Warns Trump Will Be Reelected If Democrats Become Too Liberal: “Don’t Overdo It”

The Hill reports: Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) predicted that Democrats would lose to President Trump again if they are too liberal. Durbin — the second highest-ranking Democrat in the Senate — said on local Chicago radio station WLS-AM on Sunday that Democrats shouldn’t “overdo it” by acting too liberal in response to Trump. “We don’t give up on our values, ...

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Steve Bannon Declares “Season Of War” Against GOP, Vows To Primary Every GOP Senator Except Ted Cruz

Via Breitbart: Breitbart News Executive Chairman and former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon declared a “season of war” against the GOP establishment in an electrifying speech at the Values Voter Summit Saturday, warning Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: “these folks are coming for you.” “There’s a time and season for everything, and now it’s a season of war against ...

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Roy Moore: Send Me Money Because Joe Biden Hates Me And Also (Probably) Something Something Hitler

Email blast from Roy Moore’s campaign: They call us “rubes” because of our family values. They refer to us as “hayseeds” because of our faith. They say we’re “offensive because we love America and refuse to turn our backs on our country and our flag. At a rally in Alabama, Joe Biden officially declared war on me and my campaign ...

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That Time Roy Moore Led The Successful Campaign To Keep Racism Enshrined In Alabama’s Constitution

Talking Points Memo reports: In 2004, a bipartisan coalition of Alabama leaders moved to eliminate sections of the state constitution mandating school segregation and poll taxes. They assumed it’d be an easy feat — until Roy Moore got involved. Democrats and Republicans led by then-Gov. Bob Riley (R) worked together on an amendment to remove language in the state constitution ...

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GOP Sen. Susan Collins: No Run For Maine Governor

At a press conference streamed live on Facebook just now, Republican Sen. Susan Collins announced that she will not leave the Senate next year to run for governor of Maine. Collins put an end to months of speculation when she made her announcement at the Samoset Resort in Rockport Friday morning. Collins is Maine’s senior U.S. Senator, having held her ...

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Rand Paul Defends Trump’s Exec Order After Having Blasted Obama’s Orders As “King Complex” [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) defended President Trump’s use of an executive order on Thursday, after Republicans previously criticized former President Obama for overusing the tool to bypass Congress. “We’re creating something that is freedom. He’s not creating a new government program,” Paul told CNN’s Jake Tapper. “We’ve read the original law and we believe what the president ...

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CALIFORNIA: Democratic State Senate President Kevin De Leon Likely To Challenge US Sen. Dianne Feinstein

CNN reports: California Democratic state Senate president Kevin de León intends to enter California’s 2018 Senate race against Sen. Dianne Feinstein, three sources with knowledge of his plans say. De León has begun calling labor leaders and elected officials to inform them of his plans, the sources said, and is expected to soon announce his campaign against Feinstein, a giant ...

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GOP Sen. Ben Sasse Rips Trump On Free Press Threats: Are You “Recanting Your Oath” To The Constitution?

The Washington Examiner reports: Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., is questioning whether President Trump is still committed to preserving the First Amendment after he repeatedly floated retribution against the media for publishing stories he doesn’t like. “Mr. President: Words spoken by the President of the United States matter. Are you tonight recanting of the oath you took on January 20th to ...

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REVEALED: Undisclosed Deal With Roy Moore’s Hate Group Guaranteed $180,000 Salary For Part-Time Work

The Washington Post reports: Former Alabama judge Roy Moore, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, once said publicly that he did not take a “regular salary” from the small charity he founded to promote Christian values because he did not want to be a financial burden. But privately, Moore had arranged to receive a salary of $180,000 a year for ...

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MISSOURI: Republican AG Announces US Senate Bid

The guy who once advocated that Missouri legalize anti-LGBT discrimination (even though no statewide protections currently exist) today announced his run for the US Senate. The Associated Press reports: Republican Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley has made it official: He’s running for the U.S. Senate against incumbent Democrat Claire McCaskill in 2018. Hawley, a 37-year-old in his first year of ...

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