Tag Archives: US Senate

Sen. Rand Paul To Have Hernia Surgery In Canada

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports: Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, one of the fiercest political critics of socialized medicine, will travel to Canada later this month to get hernia surgery. Paul, an ophthalmologist, said the operation is related to an injury in 2017 when his neighbor, Rene Boucher, attacked him while Paul was mowing his lawn. The incident left Kentucky’s junior senator …

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CBS News In Talks To Hire Former Sen. Jeff Flake

From the Hollywood Reporter: After retiring from the U.S. Senate last week, Jeff Flake is still looking for his “next thing.” It might just be at CBS News, which has engaged in talks with the Arizona Republican about a role at the network, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Flake, who emerged as one of President Trump’s biggest critics and might …

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Bernie Apologizes For Harassment Of Female Staffers: Our 2016 Safeguards Were Clearly Inadequate [VIDEO]

The Rising reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Thursday apologized to women who allege they were sexually harassed while working on his 2016 presidential campaign. “To the women in our campaign who were harassed on the street I apologize — our standards, our procedures, our safeguards were clearly inadequate,” the potential 2020 contender told reporters Thursday at a press conference …

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Third GOP Senator Backs “No Wall” Reopening [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Patience is beginning to wear thin among Senate Republicans for a prolonged government shutdown, with a growing number at risk of revolting if the fight over funding President Donald Trump’s border wall drags out indefinitely. “I think we can walk and chew gum,” GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska said on Tuesday, adding she’s “amenable to a process …

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McConnell: Dems Are Throwing A “Partisan Tantrum”

Politico reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) ripped Senate Democrats on Tuesday, comparing their plan to prevent the chamber from taking up legislation to a “partisan tantrum.” “Now they’re threatening to shut the Senate down, too. They’re threatening to shut down efforts to protect our allies and strengthen our relationship with Israel. Something they all recently claim to support,” …

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Sen. Kamala Harris On The View: The US Is “Absolutely Ready” For Its First Woman Of Color President [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) on Tuesday said that she believes the U.S. is “absolutely” ready for a woman of color as president. Harris made the remarks during an appearance on ABC’s “The View” to promote her new memoir, “The Truths We Hold: An American Journey.” “Is this country, after what [President] Trump has unleashed and what we …

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Progressive Dems Went Russia Against Roy Moore

The New York Times reports: The “Dry Alabama” Facebook page, illustrated with stark images of car wrecks and videos of families ruined by drink, had a blunt message: Alcohol is the devil’s work, and the state should ban it entirely. Along with a companion Twitter feed, the Facebook page appeared to be the work of Baptist teetotalers who supported the …

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Vermont Paper “Begs” Bernie Sanders Not To Run

From the editorial board of the Montpelier Times: Bernie Sanders should not run for president. In fact, we beg him not to. That is an unfavorable opinion, especially among most Vermonters and progressives who support the platform that has come to define him. But at this point, there are more things about another Sanders run at the White House that …

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Lindsey Graham: There Will Be No Progress On Opening Government “As Long As The Radical Left Is In Charge”

CBS News reports: Sen. Lindsey Grahm on Sunday said there will not be progress on negotiations to end the partial government shutdown “as long as the radical left is in charge.” “ICE is not the problem, it’s the solution,” Graham, a top ally of President Trump, said on Face the Nation. “The goal is to repair a damaged, broken immigration …

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Collins: Senate Should Vote On Spending Bill [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said Sunday that she would support holding a Senate vote on bills passed in the House to re-open parts of the government unrelated to negotiations over funding for President Trump’s wall along the southern border. Collins said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that she understands Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is in …

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CPAC Chair Matt Schlapp To Run For US Senate In 2020

From the right wing Daily Caller: American Conservative Union Chairman Matt Schlapp will be running for Senate in Kansas in 2020, two sources familiar with the matter told The Daily Caller News Foundation on Friday. Schlapp will likely run for Republican Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts’s seat. Roberts announced his retirement at a press conference in Kansas on Friday afternoon. Roberts, …

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REPORT: GOP Sen. Pat Roberts To Announce Retirement

From the right wing Daily Caller: Republican Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts will announce his retirement at a press conference in Kansas Friday afternoon, two sources close with Roberts told The Daily Caller News Foundation. Roberts, 84, will make the announcement around 11:15 E.T. in his home state. Roberts, who has served in the Senate since 1997, will announce his retirement …

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Openly Bi Dem Sen. Kyrsten Simena Took Her Oath On Copy Of US Constitution, Not The Bible [VIDEO]

The Arizona Republic reports: On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, a Democrat, took her ceremonial oath of office using a copy of the Constitution rather than a religious book, as most members usually do. Sinema’s move, while legally irrelevant, may only heighten speculation that she is an atheist. Vice President Mike Pence ended Sinema’s oath with the usual words, “so …

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Dem Sen. Dick Durbin To Seek Reelection In 2020

The Hill reports: Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said on Thursday that he will seek a fifth term in the Senate. Asked on CNN’s “New Day” whether he would run for reelection in 2020, Durbin replied that he would, adding that his response shouldn’t be taken “as a formal announcement.” “What I’ve said is, I’m raising money and I’m …

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12 For California: An Idea For Senate Reapportionment

In reaction to swelling discussion about the oversized influence small states have on national politics due to their mandated two US Senators, many suggested “fixes” are being floated. Here’s one from Wharton professor Eric Orts: Let’s allocate one seat to each state automatically to preserve federalism, but apportion the rest based on population. Start with the total U.S. population, then …

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NORTH CAROLINA: Anti-LGBT Former Gov Rules Out Run For Contested House Seat, Floats US Senate Bid

The Hill reports:  Former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory ruled out a possible run in the state’s 9th District on Wednesday, saying that Republican Mark Harris deserves a chance to “get the facts out” about alleged fraud in the disputed race. But McCrory also opened the door to a potential gubernatorial bid in 2020 or a Senate run in 2022, …

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Rand Paul Lashes Out At “Virtue Signaling” Mitt Romney

From the right wing Washington Examiner: Washington is already taking sides in the battle between President Trump and incoming Utah Sen. Mitt Romney, with Trump ally Sen. Rand Paul slamming the 2012 GOP presidential nominee. Paul tweeted that Romney is a “Big Government Republican” and faux conservative. In reacting to Romney’s attack in the Washington Post on Trump, Paul also …

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Former Sen. Harry Reid Compares Trump To Mafia Boss

The Daily Beast reports: Harry Reid, the former Senate Majority Leader who is suffering from pancreatic cancer, has given a rare interview in which he compares a “weird” President Trump unfavorably to mafia bosses who “are really good with what they do.” He told The New York Times: “Trump is an interesting person. He is not immoral but is amoral. …

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Mitt Romney Savages Trump’s Leadership In New Op-Ed

From Romney’s op-ed in the Washington Post: The Trump presidency made a deep descent in December. The departures of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly, the appointment of senior persons of lesser experience, the abandonment of allies who fight beside us, and the president’s thoughtless claim that America has long been a “sucker” in …

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GOP Senator Never Returned Campaign Donations

ABC News reports: Despite calls for refunds, new campaign filings show Mississippi Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith kept $50,000 in donations from major companies like Walmart and Facebook in the wake of her controversial special election victory in November. The latest Federal Election Commission filing — released amid the government shutdown at the end of last week — showed that Republican Hyde-Smith …

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