Tag Archives: US Senate

Warren’s Doctor Pronounces Her “Very Healthy”

CNN reports: Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign on Friday released the results of the senator’s most recent annual physical exam, as well as a letter from her doctor that said Warren is a “very healthy 70 year old woman” with no medical conditions that would prevent her from serving as president. Warren’s latest physical was conducted on January 14, according to …

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Graham Swats Down Demand For Schiff To Testify

Politico reports: On Wednesday, a conservative backbencher in the House issued an explosive request to Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham: Subpoena the phone records of House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff. On Thursday, Graham had a succinct response: “We’re not going to do that.” President Donald Trump has joined in as well, tweeting on Thursday that he wants to call Schiff, …

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Napolitano Thinks Trump Will Testify On Own Behalf

I don’t believe it but it WOULD be terrific: Fox News analyst Andrew Napolitano told America’s Newsroom that he believes President Donald Trump will testify in the now-likely impeachment trial. “If you go to a Senate trial, who testifies on behalf of the president?” anchor Bill Hemmer asked Napolitano on Thursday. “Himself,” Napolitano responded. “You believe that could happen?” Hemmer …

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Biden Won’t Voluntarily Appear At Trump’s Senate Trial

ABC News reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden is responding unequivocally to a top White House official who said Wednesday that President Donald Trump is demanding a full Senate trial, featuring live witnesses, if and when the House sends over articles of impeachment. Trump reiterated his demands for Biden to testify in a Thursday morning tweet: “We will have Schiff, …

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January Left Entirely Blank On 2020 Senate Calendar

Roll Call reports: The Senate has released its calendar for 2020, but the year will begin with a giant question mark because of a possible impeachment trial. The month of January is missing from the calendar entirely. The schedule for days in session for January and early February is predictably in flux because, absent an agreement, the Senate could convene …

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Matt Gaetz: Georgia Gov Just Announced The Funeral For His Career By Defying Trump With Senate Pick

Axios reports: Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s decision to name Kelly Loeffler as interim U.S. senator has generated lots of political buzz, due to some Trump loyalists claiming betrayal. The intra-GOP skirmish has obscured the big business story, in that Loeffler will become one of precious few senators with a working knowledge of technology and, in particular, blockchain technology. Loeffler is …

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Pompeo Hits Up Sheldon Adelson To Back Senate Run

McClatchy reports: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has reached out to Sheldon Adelson, the Republican Party’s largest donor, in recent weeks to “gauge interest” in his potential run for an open Senate seat in Kansas next year, three sources familiar with the matter told McClatchy. It is the latest evidence of Pompeo’s outreach campaign to rally donor support around a …

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BREAKING: Sen. Kamala Harris Ends Presidential Bid

Politico reports: Kamala Harris has bowed out of contention for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. Hours before Harris announced she was exiting the Democratic primary, her campaign canceled a New York City fundraiser that was expected to have a number of her wealthy bundlers in attendance. At the time, Harris’s team said the cancellation was because of a “personal matter” …

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Hannity Gives Out Phone Number Of Georgia Gov So Radio Listeners Can Complain About His Senate Pick

“They don’t even want to hear from a conservative or conservatives that without whose help Kemp doesn’t become the governor. I guess, I don’t know the way the president has weighed in but my sources have told me he’s apoplectic about it. “No experience, he’s like why are you bringing this person to meet me, one of my sources told …

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Georgia Gov To Defy Trump With Senate Appointment

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Gov. Brian Kemp plans to tap financial executive Kelly Loeffler for a U.S. Senate seat next week as he pushes to expand the Georgia GOP’s appeal to women who have fled the party in recent years. The appointment would defy President Donald Trump and other Republican leaders who have repeatedly urged the governor to appoint U.S. …

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Hemp Advocates Name McConnell Person Of The Year

Whole Foods Magazine has an announcement: “Hemp hero,” “Cannabis champion,” “climate villain”… U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been called all this and more. Odds are, you have an opinion about the Republican senator from Kentucky, and regardless of whether that opinion is positive or not, one thing is certain: Mitch McConnell has done a tremendous amount to influence …

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Roy Moore Longs For Days Of Criminalized Gay Sex

“We have got to go back to what we did back in the sixties and seventies back to a moral basis. We did not have a national healthcare system. You know when Obama passed this thing rising all our costs and business started going down the tube everybody said it was going to be repealed. You never hear anybody in …

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Trump Says Pompeo Might Run For Kansas Senate Seat

USA Today reports: President Donald Trump said Friday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo might leave the State Department to run for a Senate seat in Kansas. In an interview on “Fox & Friends,” Trump said Pompeo – a former House member – might resume his political career if he feels a Republican cannot win a Kansas Senate seat that …

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Republicans Advise White House On Trump’s Trial, Suggest Limiting Senate Proceedings To Two Weeks

The Washington Post reports: A group of Republican senators and senior White House officials met privately Thursday to map out a strategy for a potential impeachment trial of President Trump, including proceedings in the Senate that could be limited to about two weeks, according to multiple officials familiar with the talks. Republican Sens. Mike Lee (Utah), Ron Johnson (Wis.), John …

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Senate Spending Vote Averts Govt Shutdown For Now

Roll Call reports: The Senate cleared a monthlong spending bill Thursday, sending it to President Donald Trump’s desk hours before government funding was set to expire at midnight. The vote was 74-20. The continuing resolution is the second temporary spending bill Congress has passed since fiscal 2020 began on Oct. 1. Once Trump signs it — as his aides say …

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Sen. Rand Paul May Push Vote To Amend Senate Rules So Trump Lawyers Can Call Hunter Biden As Witness

Politico reports: Sen. Rand Paul could force a vote on the Senate floor that would bring Hunter Biden or other White House-favored impeachment witnesses to an impeachment trial. Paul said on Thursday he’s considering forcing votes on motions in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial allowing Trump to bring his own witnesses. The Kentucky senator and close Trump ally has urged …

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McConnell: The Senate Will Definitely Have A Trial

Politico reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) brushed aside a question on Wednesday about trying to quickly dismiss the articles of impeachment against President Trump, noting the chamber would have to have a trial. “I don’t think there’s any question that we have to take up the matter. The rules of impeachment are very clear, we’ll have to have …

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Former Dem Rep To Challenge Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith

Courthouse News reports: Democrat Mike Espy on Wednesday announced his run for the Mississippi Senate seat he sought in a tight special election last year, setting up a potential 2020 rematch with Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith, who was dogged by controversy for a remark expressing a willingness to attend a public hanging. Espy, 65, rose to national prominence after being elected …

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GOP Senator: Trump’s Trial Would Last 6 To 8 Weeks

The Washington Post reports: Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) predicted a Senate impeachment trial would last six to eight weeks, although the top Republican in the chamber, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.), has yet to weigh in. Burr made the comment Monday at an event at Wake Forest University with Sen. Mark R. Warner (Va.), the top …

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What If The Senate Impeachment Vote Were Secret?

An interesting hypothesis from a GOP strategist: A secret impeachment ballot might sound crazy, but it’s actually quite possible. In fact, it would take only three senators to allow for that possibility. According to current Senate procedure, McConnell will need a simple majority — 51 of the 53 Senate Republicans — to support any resolution outlining rules governing the trial. …

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