Tag Archives: Dianne Feinstein

NY Magazine Calls Feinstein “Mentally Compromised”

In the middle of their deep dive into Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s decades in office and her legacy, New York Magazine drops this observation: Feinstein, who turns 89 in June, is older than any other sitting member of Congress. Her declining cognitive health has been the subject of recent reporting in both her hometown San Francisco Chronicle and the New York …

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Schumer Declines Comment On Feinstein’s Fitness

The Hill reports: Senate Majority Leader Schumer (D-Calif.) told reporters Tuesday that he has had many conversations with Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) but declined to comment on, or vouch for, her fitness to serve in Congress after colleagues raised questions about her memory with the San Francisco Chronicle. Schumer did not push back on The Chronicle’s reporting that Feinstein suffers …

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Feinstein Rejects Call To Resign Over Memory Concerns

The Insider reports: Following a report from the San Francisco Chronicle that raised fresh concerns about Sen. Diane Feinstein’s mental fitness, the 88-year-old California Democrat indicated that she’s not going anywhere. “I meet regularly with leaders,” she told the Chronicle’s editorial board on Thursday. “I’m not isolated. I see people. My attendance is good. I put in the hours. We …

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REPORT: Dems Fret Over Feinstein’s Failing Memory

The San Francisco Chronicle reports: When a California Democrat in Congress recently engaged in an extended conversation with Sen. Dianne Feinstein, 88, they prepared for a rigorous policy discussion like those they’d had with her many times over the last 15 years. Instead, the lawmaker said, they had to reintroduce themselves to Feinstein multiple times during an interaction that lasted …

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Feinstein Reverses, Backs Review Of Filibuster Rules

Politico reports: After President Joe Biden recently suggested he’d favor a return to a “talking filibuster,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Friday the Senate should weigh changing filibuster rules. “I’m open to changing the way the Senate filibuster rules are used,” Feinstein said in a statement Friday, saying a talking filibuster should be considered, pointing to Biden’s support for it. “I …

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Feinstein Shrugs Off Newsom: I’ll Serve My Full Term

CNN reports: Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the 87-year-old veteran Democrat, insisted on Tuesday that she is committed to serving out her full term in office even after California Gov. Gavin Newsom said he had a list of “multiple” potential replacements and would appoint a Black woman to replace her should she retire. “There’s nothing to it,” Feinstein told CNN on Tuesday …

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Newsom Has “Names In Mind” If Feinstein Retires

Politico reports: California Gov. Gavin Newsom committed Monday to nominating a Black woman for the U.S. Senate should Sen. Dianne Feinstein resign from the seat she’s held for more than two decades. Newsom made the comments to MSNBC host Joy Reid in an appearance on her show, saying he has multiple names in mind for the spot. The governor’s surprise …

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Concerns Grow About Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s Memory

Forward reports: Dianne Feinstein’s short-term memory is failing, causing the senior Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee to forget briefings immediately after they take place and even failing to remember things she has just said, according to a new report in the New Yorker. Feinstein is 87 years old and successfully won reelection in 2018 with the support of former …

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Feinstein To Step Down As Top Senate Judiciary Dem

Politico reports: Sen. Dianne Feinstein plans to step down as the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee in the next Congress, after facing blowback from progressives for her handling of Amy Coney Barrett’s contentious Supreme Court confirmation hearing. “After serving as the lead Democrat on the Judiciary Committee for four years, I will not seek the chairmanship or ranking …

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Feinstein “Misunderstood” In LA Times “Acquittal” Piece

The Los Angeles Times reports: Just after President Trump’s defense lawyers ended arguments in their Senate trial Tuesday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California became the first Democrat to suggest that she could vote to acquit him despite serious concerns about his character. “Nine months left to go, the people should judge. We are a republic, we are based on the …

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Sen Dianne Feinstein: My Choice For 2020 Is Joe Biden

Politico reports: Dianne Feinstein’s California colleague Kamala Harris may run for president. But Feinstein already has her preferred candidate in mind: Joe Biden. The Democratic senator, fresh off reelection to a fifth term, told a pair of reporters on Thursday morning that the former vice president and Delaware senator is the ideal choice to run against President Donald Trump. This …

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Man Charged For Threatening To Kill Dianne Feinstein

CBS Los Angeles reports: Authorities formally charged a 47-year-old Lancaster man with attempting to threaten the life of California Senator Dianne Feinstein. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said Craig Steven Shaver faces one felony count each of attempted criminal threats and possession of a firearm — a revolver — by a felon. The case also alleges Shaver was …

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Jeanine Pirro: Democrats Are A “Pack Of Demon Rats”

“Your audacity to destroy and try to destroy a man with impeccable credentials, harm his family and shift the burden of proof to the accused by alleging one of the most of heinous allegations imaginable shows your complete disregard for truth, justice and the American way. Dianne, why would you even wait to send it to the FBI? “Was it …

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Dems Refer Mystery Letter About Kavanaugh To FBI

Buzzfeed News reports: Senate Democrats on the Judiciary Committee have referred a letter concerning Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to the FBI. The contents of the letter have been closely guarded by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee, as well as California Rep. Anna Eshoo, who originally received the letter and shared it with Feinstein, …

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Facebook Insider: Covert Data Harvesting Was Routine

The Guardian reports: Hundreds of millions of Facebook users are likely to have had their private information harvested by companies that exploited the same terms as the firm that collected data and passed it on to Cambridge Analytica, according to a new whistleblower. Sandy Parakilas, the platform operations manager at Facebook responsible for policing data breaches by third-party software developers …

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California Democrats Decline To Endorse Feinstein

The San Francisco Chronicle reports: California Democrats sent a loud message to incumbent Sen. Dianne Feinstein, one of the nation’s best-known and longest-serving politicians, by not endorsing her for re-election at their state convention Sunday. The delegates also offered no endorsement in the state’s race to replace termed-out Gov. Jerry Brown. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom receiving the most support, with …

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Trump Lashes Out At “Sneaky” Dianne Feinstein

Vox reports: Yesterday Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) ignored the objections of her Republican colleagues on the Senate Intelligence Committee and released the full transcript of Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson’s extensive congressional testimony about Christopher Steele’s famous dossier on Donald Trump and Russia. Today, President Trump woke up angry and tweeting about the situation — pretending that there’s something illegal …

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Dianne Feinstein Predicts Obstruction Of Justice Charge

NBC News reports: A Senate investigation into President Donald Trump’s possible connections to Russia has revealed a possible obstruction of justice case against the president, Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein said on “Meet The Press” Sunday. “The [Senate] Judiciary Committee has an investigation going as well and it involves obstruction of justice and I think what we’re beginning to see is …

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Billionaire Tom Steyer Dodges On Senate Bid [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Democrat mega-donor Tom Steyer on Sunday dodged questions about whether or not he will run for Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-Calif.) seat in the upper chamber. “Well, I haven’t said I’m [considering] running. What I said is I haven’t ruled it out,” Steyer told CNN’s “State of the Union” when asked if he would make a better senator …

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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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