Tag Archives: US Senate

Biden Backs Filibuster Carveout To Codify Roe [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: President Biden on Thursday said the Senate should carve out an exception to the 60-vote filibuster to codify abortion rights after the Supreme Court overturned the precedent set by Roe v. Wade. “The most important thing to be clear about is I believe we have to codify Roe v. Wade in the law, and the way to …

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Senate Sergeant-At-Arms During Riot Dies At Age 71

Newsweek reports: Conspiracy theories have been spread online following reports that Michael Stenger, the former Senate sergeant-at-arms who oversaw security on January 6, 2021, has died. Details on the circumstances around Stenger’s death aged 71 are still unknown. Reports that Stenger had died on Monday were revealed by Politico’s correspondent Katherine Tully-McManus and Fox News’ Chad Pergram. Stenger, along with …

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Trump-Backed Senate Candidate: Overturn Obergefell

The Daily Beast reports: Republican senatorial candidate Blake Masters enjoys the financial and political support of his longtime friend, mentor, and billionaire business partner Peter Thiel, who is gay. But Masters, who attended Thiel’s wedding, also apparently believes Thiel’s marriage should be illegal. “It’s not just Disney, you know—‘follow your heart,’” Masters said at a campaign event earlier this year. …

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Warren Calls For Expanding Supreme Court [VIDEO]

Axios reports: The Supreme Court “set a torch” to its legitimacy with its decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, warranting an expansion of the number of supreme court justices, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) told ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday. “This court has lost legitimacy. They have burned whatever legitimacy they still may have had after their gun decision, after their …

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Lankford In 2010: 13 Year-Olds Can Consent To Sex

The Associated Press reports: Before he became a leading voice for conservative causes on Capitol Hill, U.S. Senator James Lankford spent more than a decade as the director of youth programming at the Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center, a sprawling campground about 80 miles south of Oklahoma City that attracts more than 50,000 campers in grades six through 12 each …

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Collins Is Very Sad Gorsuch And Kavanaugh Lied To Her

Via press release from Sen. Susan Collins:  The Supreme Court has abandoned a fifty-year precedent at a time that the country is desperate for stability. This ill-considered action will further divide the country at a moment when, more than ever in modern times, we need the Court to show both consistency and restraint. Throwing out a precedent overnight that the …

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Rubio Bill: Ten-Year Sentence For SCOTUS Leakers

Florida Politics reports: Sen. Marco Rubio teamed up with Louisiana’s Bill Cassidy and Mississippi’s Cindy Hyde-Smith to introduce the “Stop Supreme Court Leakers Act.” The bill was a reaction to the unprecedented leak of a draft opinion in the case, which Rubio says was intended to intimidate conservative Justices. This bill mandates a $10,000 fine and up to 10 years …

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Greitens’ Ex-Wife Menaced After “RINO Hunting” Ad

The Associated Press reports: The family of Missouri U.S. Senate candidate Eric Greitens has been subjected to “serious threats” in the days since he released a violent campaign video in which he declares he’s “hunting” RINOs, or Republicans in Name Only, the lawyer for his ex-wife said in court Thursday. Attorney Helen Wade said Sheena Greitens has received written threats, …

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Senate Passes Gun Reform Package With 15 GOP Votes

ABC News reports: The Senate passed the bipartisan gun safety bill by a vote of 65-33 late Thursday night. Fifteen Republicans voted with all Democrats in the chamber to pass the bill. Republican Leader Mitch McConnell supported the final passage, as he was expected to. The House will need to pass the measure before it can be signed into law, …

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Rick Scott Criticizes Texas GOP’s Anti-Gay Platform

The Associated Press reports: Florida Sen. Rick Scott, chair of the GOP’s Senate elections committee, on Wednesday criticized the Texas Republican Party’s new platform for not being “inclusive” when it described homosexuality as “an abnormal lifestyle choice.” Scott spoke to reporters at a breakfast just days after GOP delegates in the country’s largest red state approved the new platform, which …

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GOP Senator May Need Hand Amputated After Injury

The Insider reports: Republican Sen. Kevin Cramer of North Dakota said on Wednesday that his right hand may need to be amputated after a yard work accident over the weekend. “While working in the yard over the weekend, I sustained a serious injury to my right hand, which required immediate surgery,” Cramer said in a statement. “I continue to remain …

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Oz Scrubs Trump Mentions From Website And Socials

Axios reports: Mehmet Oz, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, is quietly shifting his campaign messaging away from former President Trump as he transitions into what’s likely to be one of the most hotly contested Senate elections of the midterms. Oz’s transition for the general election highlights the tightrope many Trump-endorsed candidates have attempted to walk — embrace …

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Herschel Walker Compares Himself To Jesus, Who Also Has Multiple Personalities: “Father, Son, And Holy Spirit”

“I tell them all the time. I say, dude, I tell them. Do our lord Jesus Christ have a mental illness because he said he’s the father, the son and the Holy Spirit? “To me, those are three different personalities. So we’re not so much different than he is. “But what we gotta do is quit putting others down and …

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Katie Britt Drubs “MAGA Mo” Brooks In Senate Primary Runoff, Vows To “Fight For Christian Values” [VIDEO]

The Birmingham News reports: Katie Britt handily won Alabama’s Republican primary runoff for U.S. Senate on Tuesday, defeating opponent U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, who held and then lost the endorsement of former President Donald Trump. “Alabama has spoken. We want new blood. We want fresh blood. We want someone who will fight for Christian, conservative values,” Britt said to cheers …

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Senators Issue Text Of Bipartisan Gun Reform Package

NBC News reports: A bipartisan group of senators overcame some last-minute hurdles and released legislative text Tuesday on a narrow set of provisions to combat gun violence, including state funding to implement “red flag” laws and enhanced background checks. “Today, we finalized bipartisan, commonsense legislation to protect America’s children, keep our schools safe, and reduce the threat of violence across …

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Cornyn Claims Deal Reached On Gun Reform Package

Reuters reports: U.S. Senator John Cornyn, the lead Republican negotiator in bipartisan gun legislation talks, told Reuters on Tuesday that negotiators expected to introduce a bill to address mass shootings later in the day. The Texas Republican said negotiators, including his fellow Republican Senator Thom Tillis and Democratic Senators Chris Murphy and Kyrsten Sinema, spoke early in the day by …

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Greitens Claims Murderous Ad Was Meant To Be Funny

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports: Former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens hit the conservative talk radio circuit Tuesday, arguing that a campaign video showing him storming a house with soldiers in search of “Republicans in name only” was intended to be a humorous metaphor. “I don’t think there is a real person in Missouri who thinks about it literally. Not one,” …

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Ron Johnson Pushed Pence To Accept Fake Electors

The Washington Post reports: Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) offered to hand-deliver certificates of fake electors to Vice President Mike Pence as part of the Trump campaign’s broader effort to overturn the 2020 election result, according to evidence released by the House Jan. 6 committee. In texts obtained by the committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol, a …

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57 LGBTQ Candidates Are Running For Congress

Axios reports: A record number of LGBTQ candidates are running for all levels of office this year, motivated in part by red states passing scores of laws targeting LGBTQ people. LGBTQ voters are among the fastest-growing parts of the electorate, and also have higher turnout than other voters. Yet there are only 11 out LGBTQ lawmakers serving in Congress. At …

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Sen. Mike Lee Blasts Senate Gun Reform Negotiations

The Hill reports: Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) on Sunday criticized the recent bipartisan framework on gun-related legislation principles, calling for additional “transparency” as lawmakers attempt to find agreement on legislative text. “There still is no deal, and yet we continue to be asked by colleagues, by constituents, by reporters, ‘Are you supporting the bill?’ ” Lee said on “Fox News …

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