October 20, 2017

Senate narrowly passes 2018 budget, paving way for tax reform

Senate Republicans took the first step Thursday evening toward passing a tax plan and fulfilling a long-held campaign pledge. Senators narrowly voted 51-49 to pass the fiscal 2018 budget after a grueling hours-long marathon on the Senate floor. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) joined with every Democrat and independent to vote against the bill. The spending […]

Here We Go: Senate Judiciary Will Investigate Clinton-Russia Uranium Corruption

Earlier this week The Hill published a story showing Russian nuclear officials made the Clintons richer after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton approved a deal allowing for the Kremlin to gain significant control over the U.S. nuclear program. Before the Obama administration approved a controversial deal in 2010 giving Moscow control of a large swath of American […]

Donald Trump ‘Understands’ Steve Bannon’s War with Senate Republicans: ‘They Are Not Getting the Job Done’

President Donald Trump indicated that he is sympathetic with his former chief strategist Steve Bannon’s frustration with Senate Republicans. “Steve is very committed. He’s a friend of mine, and he is very committed getting things passed,” Trump told reporters at the White House on Monday when asked about Bannon’s decision to challenge establishment Senate Republicans […]

BREAKING: Senate Intel Investigating ‘Fake News’ Reporting On Russia Probe

The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Thursday that some news outlets will be left “with egg on their face” over their reporting on the Russia investigation. North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr issued the warning in an interview with CNN. He had been asked to respond to a tweet from President Trump calling on […]

Senate confirms Gorsuch to Supreme Court, giving Trump big win

The Senate on Friday confirmed Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, giving President Trump the biggest victory of his first 100 days in office. The 54-45 vote caps a bitter political battle that began with the death of Justice Antonin Scalia more than a year ago and resulted in the Senate triggering the “nuclear option,” […]

White House Mounts Vigorous Defense of Wiretap Tweets After Senate Intel Says No Evidence

WASHINGTON — A day after the top Republican and Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said they hadn’t seen any evidence to back President Trump’s claim that President Obama wiretapped Trump Tower, the co-chairmen of the Senate Intelligence Committee agreed. But White House press secretary Sean Spicer followed that statement with a vigorous defense of […]

WHAT? You won’t believe what Senate Dems are threatening Trump with now…

While President Obama was in office, Democrats consistently accused Republicans of being “obstructionists.” Apparently, Democrats thought it was the legislature’s job to appease the president. Never mind that whole “checks and balances” thing, Republicans were supposed to bow down to the dear leader’s commands. Perhaps nothing personified the narrative more than the budget battles that took […]

Dead End: Senate Intelligence Dems Admit There May Be ZERO Evidence Of Collusion Between Russians And Trump Campaign

As Guy wrote last week, Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) has retreated from his claim that there’s solid evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian intelligence agencies. Now, his colleagues on the Senate Intelligence Committee also concede that there may be zero evidence of such activity after a month into their investigation (via John […]

Senate Approves McMaster As National Security Adviser

The Senate Armed Services Committee approved National Security Adviser nominee Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster on Tuesday by a vote of 23-2. McMaster was President Trump’s second choice after Michael Flynn was pressured to resign after misleading Vice President Pence on his communication with the Russian government. Usually the president’s choice in national security adviser does not require congressional […]

Senate confirms Perry for Energy secretary

The Senate on Thursday confirmed Rick Perry to lead the Energy Department — an agency he once pledged to eliminate. Perry, the former Texas governor and a two-time Republican presidential candidate, was confirmed on a 62-37 vote. The Senate confirmed Perry after only a few hours of debate on Thursday afternoon, moving unexpectedly quickly on […]

Tom Price Clears Senate, Ready to Dismantle Obamacare as HHS Chief.

The Senate voted 52-47 early Friday morning to confirm Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., a surgeon who has fought to repeal Obamacare, as the 23rd secretary of health and human services. Not a single Democrat voted for Price, an outspoken critic of Obamacare who is expected to oversee the dismantling and replacement of the health care law […]

Senate confirms Sessions as attorney general

The Senate voted Wednesday night to confirm Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) as attorney general, capping a vicious debate that left Democrats and Republicans alike seething at times. No Republicans went against Sessions in the 52-47 vote. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) was the only Democrat to back Sessions. While Republicans broke out into applause after the vote closed, […]

Senate Confirms DeVos As Education Secretary After Pence Casts Tie-Breaking Vote

WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence cast the first tie-breaking vote ever for a Cabinet-level nominee Tuesday for Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, confirming her as the next education secretary. The vote came after Democrats held the floor for more than 24 hours of debate criticizing DeVos over her qualifications for the job. Two Republicans, Lisa […]

Senate confirms Tillerson as secretary of State

The Senate on Wednesday approved Rex Tillerson to lead President Trump’s State Department, despite a late effort by Democrats to slow down the nomination. Tillerson was approved in a 56-43 vote. Though Democrats largely lined up against Tillerson, he got some Democratic support. Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin (W.Va.), Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.), Mark Warner (Va.) and […]

Senate Committee Approves DeVos for Education Secretary

The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions approved Betsy DeVos for Education Secretary Tuesday morning, advancing her nomination to the full Senate for a final confirmation vote. DeVos, one of President Trump’s more controversial Cabinet picks, was confirmed along party lines, 12-11. Democrats have hammered the Michigan billionaire for her lack of experience […]

Senate Confirms Pompeo To Lead CIA

WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed Kansas Republican Rep. Mike Pompeo as CIA director Monday night, 66 to 32. Pompeo received overwhelming support from both Republicans and Democrats in the upper chamber. One Republican, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, voted against Pompeo. Two Connecticut Democrats, Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy could not make it to the floor […]

Gen. Mattis Confirmed in Senate Vote As Secretary of Defense

Gen. James Mattis has been confirmed by the Senate by an overwhelming margin to become our next Secretary of Defense. He is the first confirmed member of Trump’s cabinet. So far, the vote stands at 98-1, with Sen. Kirsten Gilliband (D-NY) voting against Mattis’ nomination. The first bill President Donald Trump signed into law was the […]

BREAKING: Senate passes first stage of Obamacare repeal

The Republican-controlled Senate overcame doubts in its own caucus to approve a budget resolution that will start the process of repealing Obamacare. The Senate early Thursday morning passed a budget resolution, with 51 yays and 48 nays, that calls for legislation to repeal the controversial healthcare law. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., was not present. Sen. […]

Senate poised to confirm Trump’s DHS pick after friendly hearing

President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to be secretary of Homeland Security went on record as holding views counter to Trump in a number of areas at a largely genial Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday. Under questioning from Democrats and a Republican, retired Gen. John Kelly broke with Trump on the effectiveness of a border wall, using torture […]

By the Way, Republicans Won Another Senate Seat Over the Weekend

Cortney covered this news yesterday, but I wanted to make sure you saw it because with Louisiana’s Congressional runoffs complete, we can now close the books on the 2016 election cycle. Donald Trump won the presidency with 306 electoral votes, as Wisconsin’s recount hasn’t even remotely approached changing the outcome (as expected), while Michigan’s was halted by a judge. […]

Worst Liar In Senate Tells Democrats To Police ‘Fake’ News

Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) is one of the worst liars ever to grace the national stage. He accused 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney of cheating on his taxes without any evidence – then celebrated his lie, since it helped prevent Romney from becoming president. He called George W. Bush a “liar” who “betrayed the country.” […]

White House: Senate GOPs ‘Deplorable’ for Not Giving Supreme Court Nominee Hearing or Vote

Federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland walks with President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden at the White House on March 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) WASHINGTON — The White House today borrowed the campaign-trail term “deplorable” to describe not voters but lawmakers who have blocked President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee. There have been no […]

Senate Set to Override Obama’s Veto of 9/11 Bill

The Senate will vote Wednesday to overturn President Obama’s veto of the 9/11 bill, which allows families of victims of the terror attack to sue Saudi Arabia. The measure is expected to get the two-thirds vote of the chamber required to pass. If it does, it will then head to the House later this week for […]

THE SENATE COULD IMPEACH HILLARY CLINTON NOW

Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch stated in a recent interview: “One of the dirty little secrets in Washington is that Mrs. Clinton can be impeached now. A federal official leaving office does not end congressional jurisdiction over impeachment for misconduct in that office. And if she was convicted by the Senate the sanction could […]

Secret Text in Senate Bill Would Give FBI Warrantless Access to Email Records

A provision snuck into the still-secret text of the Senate’s annual intelligence authorization would give the FBI the ability to demand individuals’ email data and possibly web-surfing history from their service providers without a warrant and in complete secrecy. If passed, the change would expand the reach of the FBI’s already highly controversial national security […]

BREAKING: Senate Passes Bipartisan Legislation Allowing 9/11 Families to Sue Saudi Arabia; White House to Veto

In a bipartisan vote Thursday, the Senate passed the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, which allows families of 9/11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia. The bill is now headed to the House, where it will likely pass. President Obama is vowing to veto the legislation should it reach his desk. Democrats, […]

Obama’s Violating the Constitution by Not Submitting Climate Treaty to Senate

Today at United Nations Headquarters in New York City, Secretary of State John Kerry and representatives of over 130 nations will sign the Framework Convention on Climate Change agreement that was negotiated in Paris last December. According to President Obama, this “historic agreement” will “hold every country accountable” if they fail to meet its carbon […]

Watch How Cruz Responds When Jimmy Kimmel Asks Why His Colleagues in the Senate Don’t Like Him

Jimmy Kimmel asked Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) about the perception that he is not liked by his colleagues in the Senate during an interview on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Wednesday evening. “Something we hear about all the time, and I don’t know what goes on behind the scenes at Congress,” Kimmel said. […]

BREAKING NEWS: U.S. Senate NO CONFIRMATION HEARINGS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE!

The Republican Senators in charge of the Judiciary Committee just made a bold announcement after a closed door meeting today: There will be NO confirmation hearings for President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nomination under ANY CIRCUMSTANCE! The meeting took place on the first full session day since Justice Antonin Scalia died on February 13th. This […]

SENATE MUST BLOCK OBAMA’S BID TO TRANSFORM SUPREME COURT

President Obama is shamelessly trying to hide behind a phony strict constructionist argument to pressure the Republican majority in the Senate into acting quickly when he nominates someone to succeed Justice Antonin Scalia. “The Constitution is pretty clear about what is supposed to happen now,” he declared during his press conference on February 16th. “When […]

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