Tag Archives: US Senate

Democrats To Reintroduce LGBT Equality Act

Via press release:   Tomorrow, Tuesday, May 2 at 11AM ET, members of the U.S. Congress will gather in the Capitol’s Rayburn Room with advocacy leaders and LGBT Americans who have suffered discrimination to announce the re-introduction of historic legislation to ban discrimination against LGBT individuals in federal law. The Equality Act would outlaw discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or …

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Fox News Contributor Erick Erickson: LGBTs Should Expect To Be Punched For Violating “Cultural Norms”

Earlier this week Republican US Sen. Mike Enzi declared that if a man walks into a bar wearing a tutu, he should expect to be punched. After an immediate uproar, Enzi issued a seemingly sincere apology which he followed up on today with a personal phone call the man he was thought to be referencing. Via the Casper Star Tribune: …

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Short-Term Spending Bill Averts Shutdown (For Now)

CBS News reports: The House and Senate on Friday passed a short-term spending bill to fund the government, averting a shutdown at midnight. Lawmakers in the House approved the measure in a 382-30 vote and the Senate shortly thereafter approved it by voice vote. It was only meant to buy more time to craft a more comprehensive spending deal that …

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House Dems Call On Senate To Reject Army Secretary Nominee Mark Green For Anti-LGBT Comments

USA Today reports: Nearly three dozen House Democrats are asking the Senate to reject President Donald Trump’s pick for Army secretary, arguing he cannot be trusted to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender soldiers are able to serve without discrimination or harassment. “LGBT soldiers are willing to make tremendous sacrifices to protect our rights and freedoms,” the lawmakers wrote …

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Ted Cruz Backs Breakup Of Ninth Circuit Court To “Free States Of Corrosive Left Wing Influence” [AUDIO]

The Hill reports: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) says that breaking up the 9th U.S Circuit Court of Appeals is “certainly a possibility.” “The 9th Circuit is the largest federal court of appeals,” he said Thursday on “The Jack Riccardi Show.” “I think that’s a topic I can easily see the [Senate] Judiciary Committee taking up, and we’ll have to see …

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ALABAMA: Roy Moore Announces US Senate Bid

AL.com reports: Suspended Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore today announced he is running for the Unites States Senate. “I’ll stand for the rights and liberties of the people” if elected, Moore said to reporters gathered at the State Capitol. “We can make America great again, we’ve got to make America good again,” Moore said. Moore said he has …

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Marco Rubio Blasts Chechnya’s Violent Crusade Against Gay Men, Calls On US Government To Act [VIDEO]

Chris Johnson reports at the Washington Blade: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) denounced on the Senate floor Monday the ongoing reports of anti-gay arrests and detention in Chechnya, blaming Russian President Vladimir Putin for allowing them to happen. Rubio, who previously denounced the alleged atrocities on Twitter, called on the U.S. government to “do more to ensure that all people are …

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Schumer: Flynn May Be The Tip Of The Iceberg

The Hill reports: Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Tuesday said that the House Oversight Committee’s latest findings that former national security adviser Michael Flynn might have broken the law “may be just the tip of the iceberg.” “The disturbing news that General Flynn may have violated the law in connection with his security clearance may be just the …

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ALABAMA: Roy Moore To Hold Wednesday Press Event, May Announce Run In Special US Senate Election

AL.com reports: Suspended Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore will announce his future plans on the steps of the State Capitol on Wednesday. At a press conference three days ago, Moore said he would reveal whether he would run for the U.S. Senate seat held by Luther Strange, who was appointed by former Gov. Robert Bentley to replace Jeff …

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ALABAMA: New GOP Governor Moves Up Special US Senate Election To Replace Jeff Sessions To This Year

AL.com reports: Gov. Kay Ivey has changed the date for the election to fill the U.S. Senate seat previously held by Jeff Sessions. Former Gov. Robert Bentley had scheduled it for next year. Under a proclamation Ivey signed today, the primary will be August 15, the runoff, if necessary, will be Sept. 26 and the general election will be Dec. …

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Warren Plays Coy On 2020 Presidential Bid [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said Tuesday she has no plans to run for president in 2020. “No,” Warren answered when asked on NBC’s “Today” show if she was plans a White House bid. “I am running in 2018 for senator from Massachusetts.” Host Matt Lauer appeared to question her response, saying “a lot of people are already …

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POLL: Mitch McConnell Least Popular US Senator

Morning Consult reports: Of the 100 members of the Senate, there is only one who is underwater in the eyes of his constituents, according to the new Morning Consult Senator Approval Rankings. And it happens to be chamber’s most powerful member: Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. More than 85,000 registered voters across America evaluated the job performance of their senators from …

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ROMNEY BUST: Sen. Orrin Hatch Vows To Bid For Eighth Term Because “Trump Is All Over Me To Run Again”

The Hill reports: Sen. Orrin Hatch (Utah), the most senior GOP senator, said on Monday that he is currently planning on running for an eighth Senate term. “I fully intend to run again, but I’m going to take time and think it over and make up my mind on that, but right now, yes, I’m going to run,” Hatch told …

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McConnell Talks To Romney About 2018 Senate Bid

Politico reports: Mitch McConnell said Friday that he has talked with Mitt Romney about running for the Utah Senate seat now held by Orrin Hatch. But the Senate majority leader made clear that Hatch would have his full support for any reelection bid. Hatch is leaving only the tiniest window to opt out of running for a new six-year term …

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Senate Confirms Neil Gorsuch To Supreme Court

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, was confirmed Friday after Republicans tore up the Senate’s voting rules over furious Democratic objections. The Senate voted to place Gorsuch on the nation’s highest court, a position that has been vacant since the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia in 2016. Democrats denounced the GOP’s use of what …

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LIVE VIDEO: Final Senate Vote On Neil Gorsuch

CNBC reports: The Senate will continue debating the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch as a Supreme Court justice Friday morning. A vote is expected around 11:30 a.m. ET. Gorsuch only needs a simple majority approval to receive confirmation. The chamber moved toward making him the ninth Supreme Court justice Thursday by voting 52-48, along party lines, to take the “nuclear option,” …

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UTAH: Mitt Romney Ponders 2018 Senate Bid

The Atlantic reports: Republican leaders and high-powered donors in Utah are waging a quiet but concerted campaign to convince 83-year-old incumbent Senator Orrin Hatch not to seek reelection next year—and now, they may have found a successor. Mitt Romney, the one-time presidential nominee and leading Trump critic, is exploring a run for Hatch’s Senate seat. According to six sources familiar …

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Senate Dems Block Gorsuch, Set Up Nuclear Option

The Washington Post reports: Democrats successfully blocked Judge Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court from advancing in the U.S. Senate on Thursday, sparking what is expected to be a bitter clash with Republicans over how the chamber confirms high court nominees. Gorsuch failed to earn the 60 votes needed to end debate on his nomination. In response, Majority …

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LIVE VIDEO: Full Senate Votes On Neil Gorsuch

Heavy.com reports: In order for Gorsuch to be confirmed by Senate, he would need 60 votes. But it appears the GOP is short of that, and Democrats in the body have vowed to filibuster the nomination. If the cloture goes through, the Senate would have 30 more hours of debate — all of which Democrats are prepped to use. That …

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Eighteen Senate Republicans Send Letter To Trump Demanding That He Legalize Anti-LGBT Discrimination

The news come from the Family Research Council, who doubtlessly wrote the motherfucking letter themselves. Via press release: The bandwagon to protect religious liberty just got 18 more riders! Senate Republicans are joining a growing movement of conservatives who think it’s time the White House waded into the debate and issued an executive order protecting our First Freedom. In a …

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