Tag Archives: US Senate

Sen. Susan Collins: I’ll Have An In-Depth Discussion With Trump’s SCOTUS Pick On Keeping Roe [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: “I’m going to have an in depth discussion with the nominee and I believe very much that Roe v. Wade is settled law, as it has been described by Chief Justice Roberts,” Collins said. “It has been established as a constitutional right for 46 years — 45 years, and was reaffirmed 26 years ago.” Collins, who will …

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Twitter Rakes Marco Rubio Over F-Bomb Lament

Sen. Marco Rubio this morning took to Twitter to lament the F-word’s appearance in news reports, likely spurred by last night’s unbleeped F-bomb on CNN, which was delivered by a Maryland shooting survivor in response the the usual “thoughts and prayers” that spill out after every mass shooting. Rubio apparently sees no link between coarsened language in the media and …

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REPORT: Trump Seeks Advice On Naming Mike Lee To SCOTUS, Worries About Senate Seat Getting Flipped

Bloomberg reports: President Donald Trump has asked advisers their opinions about nominating Utah Senator Mike Lee to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court, according to three people familiar with the matter. Trump thinks Lee would be easily confirmed by the Senate, but the president has expressed concern about keeping his Senate seat in Republican hands, one person said. …

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Jeff Flake Shops For Post-Senate Cable News Gig

The Daily Beast reports: When Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) leaves his current job at the beginning of 2019, he could already have a new one lined up: cable-news pundit. On Monday, he met with MSNBC president Phil Griffin; and on Tuesday, he met with rival network CNN’s chief Jeff Zucker. Flake was absent Monday for a series of Senate votes …

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Ted Cruz Backs Fellow Anti-LGBT Senator For SCOTUS

The Hill reports: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Wednesday touted his Republican colleague Sen. Mike Lee (Utah) as the “best choice” to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement announcement. “I think the single best choice President Trump could make to fill this vacancy is Sen. Mike Lee,” Cruz said on Fox News shortly after Kennedy’s …

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Shortlisted GOP Senator Behind Bill To Legalize Anti-LGBT Discrimination “Would Not Say No” To SCOTUS

He probably wouldn’t even be the worst choice. Utah Sen. Mike Lee (R) said in an interview Wednesday that he “would not say no” if he was asked by President Trump to serve on the Supreme Court as Justice Anthony Kennedy’s replacement. “I started watching Supreme Court arguments for fun when I was 10 years old. So if somebody asked …

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Trump: SCOTUS Search Begins Immediately [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he would move quickly to nominate a replacement for Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, who announced that he will retire on July 31. Trump told reporters the process would “begin immediately .” The president said he would review an existing list of candidates for the opening. The list was put together …

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McConnell Calls For “Fair Treatment” Of Next SCOTUS Nominee, Predicts Confirmation Will Happen This Fall

The Hill reports: Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Wednesday that the Senate will vote in the fall to confirm President Trump’s forthcoming nominee to replace Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. “The Senate stands ready to fulfill its constitutional role by offering advice and consent … we will vote to confirm Justice Kennedy’s successor this fall,” McConnell said from the …

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UTAH: Romney Coasts To Easy GOP Senate Primary Win

The Salt Lake Tribune reports: Mitt Romney hardly broke a sweat on his way to capturing the Republican nomination in Utah’s U.S. Senate race, according to unofficial results Tuesday, earning 73 percent of the vote. Romney’s opponent, state Rep. Mike Kennedy, R-Alpine, drew only about one of four votes counted by Tuesday night. Late-arriving by-mail ballots will continue to be …

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Schumer Reveals His Lesbian Daughter’s Engagement

The New York Daily News reports: Sen. Chuck Schumer introduced two brides-to-be from the packed Pride Parade — his youngest daughter Alison and her fiancée. Schumer’s daughter, Alison Schumer, is set to marry her partner, Elizabeth Weiland, on Nov. 18, according to a registry for the couple. It was not known how long the couple has been engaged and a …

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Trump To GOP: Stop Wasting Time On Immigration

The Hill reports: President Trump on Friday told Republican lawmakers to “stop wasting their time” on immigration legislation as the House grapples with a compromise bill. The tweet comes after the House rejected a hardline immigration bill and Republican leaders delayed the vote on a separate, more moderate bill to next week. “Elect more Republicans in November and we will …

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GOP Senators Demand Probe Into Federal Grants That “Propagandize” Climate Change To TV Weathermen

NBC News reports: Four Republican senators called Wednesday for an investigation of National Science Foundation grants, saying the federal agency had ventured beyond science and into political advocacy, particularly with its support of a program to encourage TV weathercasters to report on global warming. The four senators called for a probe by the foundation’s inspector general, saying the $4 million …

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MINNESOTA: Dem Senate Candidate Richard Painter Puts Out DC’s Dumpster Fire In Campaign Ad [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Minnesota Senate candidate Richard Painter (D) released his first campaign ad this week, likening Washington to a “dumpster fire.” Painter, who previously served as White House ethics lawyer under former President George W. Bush and switched political parties for the Senate bid, is first shown in the ad standing in front of a dumpster fire. “Some people …

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KENTUCKY: Rand Paul Disappointed After Neighbor Sentenced To 30 Days In Prison For Assault [VIDEO]

The Bowling Green Daily News reports: Dr. Rene Boucher will serve 30 days in prison for the assault of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, bringing to an end a case that attracted considerable intrigue for several months. Special Judge Marianne Battani sentenced Boucher, 60, on Friday in U.S. District Court on the charge of assaulting a member of Congress, levying a …

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Graham: If You Don’t Like Me Working With Trump To Make The World A Better Place, I Don’t Give A Shit

“If you don’t like me working with President Trump to make the world a better place, then I don’t give a shit.” – Sen. Lindsey Graham speaking live on CNN just now after defending the Trump administration’s loathsome policy of ripping migrant children out of the arms of their mothers. Yesterday Graham posted a much-mocked tweet celebrating Glorious Leader’s birthday …

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New Joe Manchin Ad: I Wanted Mexico To Pay For The Wall But They’re Not, So I Voted With Trump [VIDEO]

“Pat Morrisey, Mitch McConnell, and the Washington establishment have started attacking me. It’s disappointing. It’s not true and that’s why Washington sucks. Hey, I wanted Mexico to pay for the wall. But they’re not. So we need to do it ourselves. We do need a wall. We’re gonna do what it takes to secure our country. I voted to fund …

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Two GOP Senate Candidates Seek And Receive Backing From Notorious Anti-LGBT Activist Eugene Delgaudio

CNN reports: Two Republican Senate nominees sought and received the support of an anti-LGBT group that links homosexuality to pedophilia and defends conversion therapy. North Dakota’s Kevin Cramer and Virginia’s Corey Stewart, who both won the Republican nomination in their respective states on Tuesday, filled out a “Senate Candidate Survey” for the group Public Advocate of the United States. The …

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Sen. Orrin Hatch Marks LGBT Pride Month On Senate Floor, Urges Compassion, Help For Suicide Prevention

Utah’s Daily Herald reports: Utah Senator Orrin Hatch commemorated LGBT Pride Month Wednesday with a speech on the Senate floor. Hatch, whose National Suicide Hotline Legislation passed a House subcommittee Wednesday morning, spoke about suicide risk for LGBT youth on the Senate floor as he urged the House of Representatives to pass his proposal. “Today in honor of Pride Month, …

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Rick Scott On Pre-Existing Conditions: We’ve Got To Reward People For Taking Care Of Themselves [VIDEO]

The Tampa Bay Times reports: Gov. Rick Scott would not directly say Wednesday whether he supports a Trump administration move that critics say could wipe away health care protections for pre-existing conditions — a cornerstone of Obamacare — while saying he believes such protections are needed. “I believe that if you have a pre-existing condition, you need to still be …

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Alt-Right GOP Senate Nominee Corey Stewart Refuses To Condemn White Supremacists In Wild CNN Interview

The Hill reports: CNN host Chris Cuomo and Virginia Senate candidate Corey Stewart (R) sparred Wednesday night in a heated interview that focused on Stewart’s affiliation with white nationalists. Stewart appeared on “Cuomo Prime Time” one day after he secured the Republican nomination to challenge Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) in November’s midterm election. The two men frequently shouted over each …

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