Tag Archives: US Senate

Trump To Plot With GOP Leaders At Camp David

The Associated Press reports: Eager for more legislative achievements before Washington’s focus shifts to the midterm elections, President Donald Trump plans to open the new year by meeting with Republican congressional leaders to map out the 2018 legislative agenda, the White House said. After returning to Washington from Florida, where he is spending the holidays, Trump will quickly host Senate …

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Roy Moore’s “Voter Fraud Expert” Also Claims To Have “Mathematically Proven” JFK Assassination Conspiracy

Raw Story reports: Richard Charnin, the purported “expert” in voter fraud who has been cited by the Roy Moore campaign to claim that Democrat Doug Jones did not legitimately win this month’s Alabama Senate special election, is a notorious conspiracy theorist who has claimed that he has “mathematically proved” that there was a vast conspiracy to assassinate former President John …

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Roy Moore Claims He Passed Polygraph Test Proving Sexual Assault Allegations Are “Completely False”

The Hill reports: Republican Roy Moore says he completed a lie detector test after the Alabama Senate election concluded to prove the allegations of sexual misconduct are untrue as he seeks to challenge his Alabama Senate election loss to Democrat Doug Jones. “Also provided in the complaint is an affidavit from Judge Roy Moore stating that he successfully completed a …

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Roy Moore Sues To Stop Election Certification

The New York Times reports: Roy S. Moore, the first Republican to lose a United States Senate race in Alabama in 25 years, moved late Wednesday to block state officials from certifying the victory of his Democratic rival on Thursday afternoon because of “systematic voter fraud.” In a complaint filed in the circuit court here in Alabama’s capital, Mr. Moore’s …

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REPORT: Trump Blames Sessions For Roy Moore’s Loss

The Associated Press reports: Exactly one week before the raid [on Paul Manfort’s home] Trump sat in the Oval Office with reporters from The New York Times and, with little prompting, veered into an attack on his own attorney general, Jeff Sessions. Trump blasted Sessions, once one of his closest allies, for recusing himself from the Russia probe, believing that …

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Sen. Jeff Flake Won’t Rule Out 2020 White House Bid

CNN reports: Sen. Jeff Flake says he isn’t ruling out a 2020 presidential run following his term in the Senate.  The Arizona Republican, who announced in October he would not be seeking re-election in 2018, told ABC’s “This Week” that he doesn’t have any formal plans to run for President following his time on Capitol Hill.  “I don’t rule anything …

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UTAH: Leading Newspaper Calls On GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch To Retire Over His “Utter Lack Of Integrity”

From the editorial board of the Salt Lake Tribune: The selection of Sen. Orrin G. Hatch as the 2017 Utahn of the Year has little to do with the fact that, after 42 years, he is the longest-serving Republican senator in U.S. history, that he has been a senator from Utah longer than three-fifths of the state’s population has been …

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Alabama Officials To Certify That Roy Moore Is A Loser

The Associated Press reports: Alabama election officials say they will certify Democratic candidate Doug Jones’ upset victory over Republican rival Roy Moore next week. The Alabama Secretary of State announced in a statement Friday that the election results would be finalized next Thursday. Moore has not conceded the race. In a Thursday fundraising letter to his supporters, Moore said he …

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McConnell Mocks “Political Genius” Steve Bannon For Losing A Senate Seat In America’s “Reddest State”

The Associated Press reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell used a holiday season press conference Friday to deliver a lump of coal to Steve Bannon, mocking the former White House adviser’s “political genius” for costing Republicans an Alabama Senate seat. McConnell, R-Ky., made the remark 10 days after the Bannon-backed Roy Moore lost a special election to Doug Jones, giving …

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Democrats +10 In Generic 2018 Midterms Poll

Politico reports: Democrats will enter 2018 with a substantial lead in next year’s congressional elections, with President Donald Trump and the GOP congressional leadership serving as anchors on Republicans’ poll numbers. The midterm election is more than 10 months away, but polls this month — including a new POLITICO/Morning Consult survey — show Democrats opening up a double-digit lead on …

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Flake Flakes On White House Tax Celebration: I Can Only Take So Many Of These Stand And Clap Things

The Hill reports: Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) said he skipped a gathering of congressional Republicans at the White House on Wednesday because he did not want to attend an event where lawmakers are expected to simply “stand around and clap.” The event, attended by House and Senate GOP leaders and a number of Republican lawmakers, was held to celebrate congressional …

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AT&T Announces $1000 Bonus For All Employees After GOP Tax Scam Bill Passes (But Hang On, Not So Fast)

CNBC reports: AT&T was quick to respond to news of U.S. tax reform, announcing it would give some employees bonuses once the legislation is signed into law. The telecom giant said in a press release Wednesday that it would give more than 200,000 U.S. union members a special bonus of $1,000. The company also increased its capital expenditures budget by …

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Sen. Al Franken To Resign On January 2nd

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports: U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., plans to resign from Congress on Jan. 2, a spokesman said Wednesday. Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, who Gov. Mark Dayton appointed to replace Franken, will be sworn in the next day. Franken announced his resignation earlier in December after several women made allegations of unwanted sexual advances or touching and …

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ALABAMA: Roy Moore Still Won’t Concede Senate Race Even Though He Has Zero Numerical Chance [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Republican Roy Moore hasn’t conceded his 20,000-vote loss to Democrat Doug Jones in Alabama’s Senate race, and provisional ballots and military votes still being counted show Moore can’t close the deficit. Jones beat Moore on Dec. 12 to become the first Democrat elected to the Senate from Alabama in a quarter-century. Moore was beset by allegations …

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Trump Whines: Media Meanies Hate My Tax Scam

He just can’t stop bitching: President Trump lashed out at the news media on Wednesday for what he said was demeaning coverage of Republicans’ tax code overhaul. Trump’s tweet came after the Senate approved a sweeping rewrite of the nation’s tax code in a party-line vote early Wednesday. The House, which passed the measure on Tuesday, is set to vote …

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Rosie O’Donnell Offered “2 Million To Any GOP Senator Who Votes No” On Republican Tax Scam Bill

Right wing sites are flipping out over several tweets posted last night by Rosie O’Donnell. From the Daily Caller: Former talk show host and comedian Rosie O’Donnell proudly and openly attempted to bribe Republican Senators Tuesday night, which is of course a felony. As the bill on tax reform was being debated in the Senate, O’Donnell offered “2 million to …

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LIVE VIDEO: Senate Votes On GOP Tax Scam Bill

The Associated Press reports: The Senate is expected to pass the legislation Tuesday night, but the plan to send it on to Trump for his signature had to be scrapped. Democrats noted that three provisions violated Senate rules and had to be removed. So the massive bill will be hauled back across the Capitol for the House to re-vote on …

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Collins: Tax Bill Reports Are “Unbelievably Sexist”

WUT: Sen. Susan Collins on Tuesday blasted coverage of her support for the GOP tax bill as “extremely discouraging” and “unbelievably sexist.” The Maine Republican, a key swing vote on the tax package, accused reporters of ignoring her influence over the final legislation and unfairly criticizing her efforts to pass a pair of Obamacare stabilization bills. “I believe that the …

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GOP State Rep Enters Race For Al Franken’s Seat

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports: State Sen. Karin Housley announced in an e-mail to supporters and YouTube video that she is running in the 2018 special election to replace the departing U.S. Sen. Al Franken. “I’ll work, hard, play fair, do the right thing and get things done,” said the St. Marys Point Republican, who was first elected to the state …

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Sen. Joe Manchin: Trump Begged Me To Switch Parties

Mediaite reports: Sen. Joe Manchin described President Donald Trump’s efforts to court him in a Politico “Off Message” podcast out Tuesday morning — which ranged from trying to sell the Democrat on Obamacare repeal to even attempting to persuade him to switch parties. Manchin, a Democratic senator in red-state West Virginia, revealed that the president repeatedly pushed him to switch …

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