January 26, 2022

Manchin, Sinema back filibuster, derailing Democrats’ ‘nuclear option’ push for election bills

Good morning and welcome to Fox News First. Here’s what you need to know as you start your day … Manchin, Sinema back filibuster, derailing Democrats’ ‘nuclear option’ push for election bills Democrats’ attempt to use a “nuclear option” to get around the filibuster for two major elections bills failed Wednesday after Sens. Joe Manchin and […]

Senate Blocks Chuck Schumer’s Gambit to Break Filibuster

The Senate blocked Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) late-night gambit to nuke the filibuster and pass two “voter bills.” The Senate voted on Schumer’s motion to overrule the legislative filibuster; the motion failed 48-52. Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), two moderate Democrats oppose to the reform, voted against Schumer’s gambit. Schumer…

Senate Republicans Block Democrat ‘Voting Rights’ Bills, Setting Up Filibuster Showdown

Senate Republicans blocked consideration of two “voting rights” bills on Wednesday night, setting the stage for Democrats to try remove the legislative filibuster. The Senate voted 49-51 not to invoke cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 5746. H.R. 5746, an unrelated NASA bill and the…

ACLU staffer on Sinema’s emotional floor speech defending filibuster: ‘We’re breaking her, keep going’

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! A senior strategist at the left-wing American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Thursday responded to a floor speech by Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., encouraging Democrats to keep targeting her. Sarah Michelsen, an ACLU senior campaign strategist and former state director of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ failed presidential campaign […]

Jim acosta claims McConnell would abolish filibuster if circumstances were reversed: 'What would Mitch do?'

CNN host Jim Acosta on Saturday encouraged Democrats to abolish the filibuster, arguing that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell would do the same if he was in the Democrats’ shoes – despite McConnell notably electing not to strike the legislative procedure when he had the opportunity to do so last year. Acosta waded into the […]

Dem Rep. Cleaver: We Have ‘Idol Worshippers in the Senate’ Who Think They Have to ‘Not Trespass on the Filibuster’

On Saturday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation,” Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) said there are “idol worshippers in the Senate” who are “practicing idolatry” by believing “that they’ve got to not trespass on the filibuster.” Cleaver said, “[W]e have some idol worshippers in the Senate. They’re practicing idolatry. They believe, somehow, that the filibuster was brought down…

Live Q&A: Trump Unveils Social Network and Media Group; Evergrande Collapse Accelerates

Live Q&A: Trump Unveils Social Network and Media Group; Evergrande Collapse Accelerates Former President Donald Trump has announced a new social media app, alongside a new video entertainment company and media company. And in other news, the looming housing market crisis in China is accelerating. In this live Q&A with Crossroads host Joshua Philipp, we’ll…

Gas Explosion in China Shatters City Block

A big explosion in a northern Chinese city left buildings destroyed. People covered in blood were seen carried away in ambulances. ​​ China turns to the United States for help amid a power crisis. Beijing is set to double its import of natural gas from America through deals with an American energy company. China’s coal…

When Giving the Gift of Life Costs You Your Life

Commentary Due to the advocacy and educational work I do around the medical, ethical, and legal risks involved in surrogate pregnancies, I was recently alerted that another U.S. gestational surrogate died. Lydia Cox died July 18, 2021, at the age of 33.  She was married and the mother of four children.  Per her husband Trey’s…

Qantas Brings Forward International Flights as Sydney Set to Reopen

Australia’s major airline Qantas will bring forward a series of international flights from Sydney to Singapore, Bangkok, Phuket, Johannesburg, and Fiji. Qantas said on Friday that the changes would enable the airline to bring 11,000 of its employees previously stood down back to work in December—including about 5,000 employees linked to domestic flying and 6,000…

Biden: Open to Eliminating Filibuster on Voting Rights –

During a town hall on CNN on Thursday, President Joe Biden said that he was open to reforming or abolishing the Senate filibuster. Biden said, “Here is the deal, if, in fact, I get myself into at this moment the debate on the filibuster, I lose at least three votes right now to get what…

Biden Says He’s Open To Ending Filibuster For Voting Rights ‘And Maybe More’

October 21, 2021 11:05 PM ET President Joe Biden said Thursday he’s open to getting rid of the filibuster on the issue of voting rights “and maybe more.”The president, speaking at a CNN town hall, was asked about the filibuster by moderator Anderson Cooper. Biden began by suggesting he wouldn’t discuss the issue because getting…

Klobuchar: ‘Abolish the Filibuster’ to Address TX Abortion Law, Voting Rights, Climate Change

Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) called for the filibuster to be abolished to pass abortion rights into law. Klobuchar said, “I’m glad Speaker Pelosi is showing that leadership to get this through the house immediately. Basically, codify or to put Roe v. Wade into law. In the U.S. Senate, first…

‘I Can’t Imagine A Carveout’: Manchin Blows Up The Possibility Of A One-Time Suspension Of Filibuster For Voting Rights

Democratic West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin threw cold water on the idea that he might support a one-time suspension of the filibuster to pass voting reform legislation. Manchin told CNN anchor Jake Tapper that he did not see a path forward for what some advocates are calling a “carveout” — a special exception to the…

Abbott: TX Dems ‘Using a Filibuster to Flee’ So They Can ‘Plead with the President to Do Away with the Filibuster’

On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Ingraham Angle,” Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) slammed Democrats in the Texas state legislature for “using a filibuster to flee the state of Texas” to stop the passage of election legislation while arguing for the abolition of the filibuster at the federal level. Abbott said, “One word:…

Rick Scott: Dems Need Us for a Quorum, if They Abolish Filibuster ‘Nothing Will Happen’ in Senate

On Friday’s broadcast of Fox News Radio’s “Brian Kilmeade Show,” Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) said that if Democrats move to eliminate the filibuster, “nothing will happen in the Senate.” And pointed out Republicans would have to show up in order for the Senate to have a quorum. Scott said, “I mean, look, if they want…

Biden Suggests He Is Open To Restoring Traditional Filibuster, Would Require Continued Speaking

President Joe Biden suggested that he would support changes to the Senate filibuster Tuesday evening, saying that he would back an earlier rule that required objecting lawmakers to be on the floor. “I don’t think you have to eliminate the filibuster,” Biden said in an interview with ABC News. “You have to do it what…

Clyburn: ‘No Question’ Biden Would Pick John Lewis Voting Rights Act over the Filibuster

During an interview aired on Tuesday’s broadcast of “CNN Tonight,” House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) said that while he doesn’t know if President Joe Biden agrees that there should be a general exemption to the filibuster for voting rights legislation, there is no question in his mind that Biden would pick the John Lewis…

‘It’s About Contempt For Voters’: Josh Hawley Criticizes Democrats’ Plans To Pack The Courts, Eliminate Filibuster

Republican Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley said Wednesday that packing the courts and abolishing the Senate filibuster is “about contempt for voters” and “would be a huge mistake.” Though Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden came out against court packing in August 2019, the issue again enjoyed center stage when he refused to take a stand in…

Democrats’ Filibuster Blocks Senate Immigration Debate.

Democrats are blocking GOP Senators from debating proposals sought by GOP voters during the Senate’s debate on immigration, and are demanding the Senate only discuss the terms of an amnesty for millions of illegals. The surprise Democratic filibuster began Tuesday morning when the Senate’s Majority Leader, GOP Sen. Mitch McConnell, introduced an amendment restricting sanctuary […]

Democrats’ Filibuster Blocks Senate Immigration Debate

Democrats are blocking GOP Senators from debating proposals sought by GOP voters during the Senate’s debate on immigration, and are demanding the Senate only discuss the terms of an amnesty for millions of illegals. The surprise Democratic filibuster began Tuesday morning when the Senate’s Majority Leader, GOP Sen. Mitch McConnell, introduced an amendment restricting sanctuary […]

McConnell Turns Nuclear Key After Dems Filibuster Gorsuch

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell triggered the so-called “nuclear option” Thursday morning, ensuring Judge Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation to succeed the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court. The procedural maneuvering necessary to break the Democratic filibuster started at 11 a.m. Thursday, when a petition to end debate on Gorsuch’s nomination was filed, which began […]

Watch: Free Beacon’s Brutal Video Hitting Democrats’ Hypocrisy On Gorsuch Filibuster

Guy touched upon this yesterday, but the Democratic hypocrisy—and their caving to the loony Left—has been nothing short of appalling concerning the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch. Senate Democrats are still sour about Republicans adhering to precedent (i.e. Biden rule) by not considering Supreme Court nominations during an election year and blocking Merrick […]

The Friday Filibuster: Sanctuaries of Liberal Lawlessness

The Friday Filibuster: The one-stop-shop for everything you need to know about this week in politics. Closing Numbers 7: The number of people killed in Chicago over the July 4 weekend, while another 40 were wounded in gang violence. 40,000: the number of Army troops the U.S. to cut by 2017, even as ISIS and […]

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