Tag Archives: US Senate

Martha McSally’s “Liberal Hack” Stunt Was Staged

Vox reports: McSally’s stunt received praise from the MAGA media, including Fox News staple Mark Levin (“Kudos to Martha McSally! Love this!”) and Breitbart, who wrote that McSally “slammed a CNN reporter to his face — and it was glorious.” McSally, for her part, leaned into the incident by posting video of it on her Twitter page. Within a couple …

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Collins Passes McConnell As “Most Disliked” Senator

USA Today reports: Republican Sen. Susan Collins has surpassed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as the most unpopular U.S. Senator, according to a new tracking poll. The Maine Senator’s net approval rating has dropped 10 points since the end of September, leaving her with a 52 percent disapproval rating, a quarterly Morning Consult tracking poll found. The poll comes as …

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Senate Trial May Suspend Cameras At Critical Moments

The New York Times reports: Americans tuning in to witness electrifying exchanges in the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump might be in for a shock themselves: Lawmakers could pull the C-Span plug and go into closed session at critical moments of debate over the conduct of the trial and the fate of the president. While it seems anachronistic today …

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McSally Celebrates Insulting CNN Reporter, Dodges Same Question From “Liberal Hack” Laura Ingraham

Mediaite reports: Former Air Force combat pilot and appointed Senator Martha McSally chose the GOP-friendly confines of Fox News to dismissively mock the outrage over her insult of CNN reporter Manu Raju—but then repeatedly ducked and dodged when Laura Ingraham pushed her to answer his “easy question” about whether or not there should be witnesses in the Senate trial of …

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LIVE VIDEO: House Managers Read Articles To Senate

Coming up next in the Senate: NOON: The seven House impeachment managers are expected to return to the Senate to read the two articles of impeachment against President Trump aloud. Senators are set to approve the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, sending it to Trump’s desk, before turning to impeachment later today. 2PM: Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts is expected to arrive …

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GOP Sen. Martha McSally Calls CNN Reporter “A Liberal Hack” – Won’t Answer Questions About Impeachment

The Washington Examiner reports: Sen. Martha McSally ripped a CNN reporter after he asked whether recent developments would make her reconsider her position on impeachment. On Thursday morning, CNN reporter Manu Raju tried to ask the Arizona Republican about the developments and how it could change her impeachment vote. He asked, “Senator McSally, should the Senate consider new evidence as …

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Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney Opts Out Of Senate Bid

The Washington Examiner reports: Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming has decided against running for Senate in 2020. The No. 3 ranking House Republican had considered her options for several months after Sen. Mike Enzi announced he would not seek reelection. Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, was a strong interest in foreign policy, leading to assumptions that …

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LIVE VIDEO: House Delivers Impeachment Articles

Talking Points Memo reports: It’s a legal term — a noun — describing the final version of a document. The verb from which it comes, traditionally and in this legal sense, is to engross, meaning “to prepare the usually final handwritten or printed text of (an official document).” More immediately, the term engrossment is being used in connection with the …

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Kaine: We’ve Got The Senate Votes On War Powers

Bloomberg News reports: Democratic Senator Tim Kaine says he has enough votes to pass a resolution that would limit President Donald Trump’s ability to carry out a military attack against Iran without congressional authorization. Kaine said Tuesday he has 51 “declared votes“ for a revised version of his war powers resolution. He said Republican senators Mike Lee, Rand Paul, Susan …

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Senators To Be Sworn In Thursday As Trump’s Jurors

The Hill reports: Senators expect to receive the articles of impeachment against President Trump from Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday and then to be sworn in as jurors on Thursday ahead of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. Pelosi says the House will vote Wednesday to send the two articles across the Capitol to begin the trial, and …

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Booker: No Endorsement Yet, VP Slot Not Off The Table

The Associated Press reports: Sen. Cory Booker says he is not making any immediate endorsement for president now that he has dropped out of the race for the Democratic nomination and will focus on his Senate reelection. Booker told “CBS This Morning” on Tuesday, a day after, that he eventually might endorse someone in before the party’s nominating convention this …

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WH Expects GOP Defections Over Trial Witnesses

CBS News reports: The White House is preparing for some Republican senators to join Democrats in voting to call witnesses in President Trump’s impeachment trial, which could get underway in the coming days. Senior White House officials tell CBS News they increasingly believe that at least four Republicans, and likely more, will vote to call witnesses. In addition to Senators …

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BREAKING: Sen. Cory Booker Exits Presidential Race

Insider New Jersey reports: Cory Booker this morning formally opted out of the 2020 presidential race. The junior senator from New Jersey and former mayor of Newark ran up against the money factor and had to take a knee prior to what he hoped would be a competitive showing in early primary states despite what the polls showed. “Nearly one …

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McConnell’s Challenger Reports $6M Q4 Fundraising

Newsweek reports: Democrat Amy McGrath, who is running to unseat Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky, finished 2019 with a $6 million fundraising haul to add to her impressive war chest heading into 2020. The former Marine Corps veteran has raised nearly $17 million since launching her campaign in July and is entering this election year with $9.1 million …

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GOP Senator Furious After Admin’s Briefing On Iran, Will Now Support Vote To Restrict Trump’s War Powers

Raw Story reports: Conservative Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) blasted the Trump administration on Wednesday for their “unconstitutional” briefing on why President Donald Trump assassinated Iranian General Qassim Suleimani. “It’s un-American, it’s unconstitutional, and it’s wrong,” Lee said. CBS News reporter Kathryn Watson described Lee as “ANGRY.” He will now support a vote on the war pushed by Sen. Tim Kaine …

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KANSAS: Dems See Opening To Flip US Senate Seat

The Kansas City Star reports: Kansas Democrats may have their best shot in decades to win a Senate seat in 2020, lifted by a flood of money and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s apparent exit from from the state’s political scene. Democrat Barbara Bollier’s campaign announced Tuesday it raised more than $1.1 million in the final three months of 2019, …

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Republican Senator Blocks Resolution On War Crimes

The Military Times reports: Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) blocked passage of a resolution on Tuesday that classified attacks on cultural sites as “war crimes.” Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) tried to get unanimous consent to pass the resolution, arguing that the Senate should go on record amid Trump’s threats to target Iranian cultural sites. Under the Senate’s …

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REPORT: Pompeo Decides Against 2020 Senate Run

The New York Times reports: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday told Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, that he does not plan to run for Senate in 2020, most likely ending Republicans’ hopes of securing a potentially dominant candidate for the open seat in his home state of Kansas, according to four people briefed on the meeting. Mr. …

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11 GOP Senators Seek To Dismiss Impeachment Articles

From the right wing Washington Examiner: Eleven Republicans have put forth a resolution that, if passed, would seek to dismiss articles of impeachment against President Trump immediately. “Since the start of the impeachment process, Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats have made a mockery of our Constitution and abused impeachment for political gain,” Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who is co-sponsoring the …

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Lindsey Graham’s Challenger Raises $3.5 Million In Q4

The Hill reports: South Carolina Democrat Jaime Harrison on Monday announced that he raised more than $3.5 million in the last three months as he campaigns to unseat Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham. Harrison faces a tough challenge against the three-term senator, but the Democrat’s campaign is touting the fourth quarter fundraising as the most any South Carolina Democratic challenger has …

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