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    (CNN) — Former Gov. John Hickenlooper attacked Sen. Cory Gardner in a new ad released Wednesday, charging that the Colorado Republican is “ready to rush through a Supreme Court justice at lightning speed” rather than address a host of other issues. Former Gov. John Hickenlooper, right, Republican Sen. Cory Gardner, left. (credit: Getty/CNN) The ad...
    Donald Trump Jr. slammed the media for largely ignoring the damning revelations from the GOP-led Senate report on Hunter Biden's foreign financial ties. The Senate Homeland Security and Finance Committees on Wednesday released an interim report on their months-long joint investigation into Hunter Biden’s role on the board of Ukrainian natural gas firm Burisma Holdings and his alleged “extensive...
    Reuters September 24, 2020 0 Comments Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives are working on a $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package that could be voted on next week, a key lawmaker said on Thursday, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reiterated that she is ready to negotiate with the White House. With formal COVID-19...
    By ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are going back to the drawing board on a huge COVID-19 relief bill, paring back the measure in an attempt to jump-start negotiations with the Trump administration. The Democratic-controlled chamber could also pass the $2 trillion-plus measure next week if talks fall through to demonstrate...
    By BRUCE SCHREINER and CLAIRE GALOFARO, Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Democrat Amy McGrath called for fundamental change to combat “systemic racism" as the Senate candidate met Thursday with some of the Kentucky protesters seething over a grand jury's decision not to charge officers in the killing of Breonna Taylor. Senate Majority Leader Mitch...
    Chief researcher Jason Buttrill joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to discuss an "explosive" new report released Wednesday by Senate Republicans on Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, and the Ukrainian energy company Burisma. Among other serious allegations, the 87-page report claims that "Hunter Biden received a...
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Democrat Amy McGrath called for fundamental change to combat “systemic racism” as the Senate candidate met Thursday with some of the Kentucky protesters seething over a grand jury’s decision not to charge officers in the killing of Breonna Taylor. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, her Republican opponent, said peaceful protests offer...
    Democrats in the House of Representatives are planning to introduce a bill Tuesday that would impose a term limit of 18 years on Supreme Court justices. The legislation would allow every new president to nominate two justices each term and would cancel lifetime appointments. This comes just days after the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth...
    Former independent counsel Ken Starr told Fox News’ “Your World” that it would “folly to predict” that a potential right-leaning 6-3 Supreme Court majority would overturn Roe v. Wade. “Abortion is what this is really all about, and Roe v. Wade,” Starr told anchor Neil Cavuto in a Thursday afternoon interview. “But here too you...
    By Andrew Taylor | Associated Press WASHINGTON — House Democrats are going back to the drawing board on a huge COVID-19 relief bill, paring back the measure in an attempt to jump-start negotiations with the Trump administration. The Democratic-controlled chamber could also pass the $2 trillion-plus measure next week if talks fall through to...
    The Senate could confirm a Supreme Court nominee before Halloween, Senate Judiciary Committee member Josh Hawley, R-Mo., told Fox News on Thursday. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday at her home. She was 87. President Donald Trump will announce his nomination for her spot this Saturday. "I think we could go even faster than Halloween,...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland’s Law Enforcement Bill of Rights could be repealed amid nationwide calls for policing reforms. A state Senate hearing outside of session concluded a third day of hearings Thursday after discussing 15 bills aimed at reforming police departments. Family members of those killed by police officers tested before the committee Thursday...
    The vacancy left by the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg last week could be filled by the end of October -- if not earlier, Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., told “Bill Hemmer Reports" Thursday. “I think we could [hold a final vote] even faster than Halloween,” Hawley, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, told host Bill Hemmer....
    WASHINGTON – The House has approved a modest bill to promote “clean energy” and increase energy efficiency while phasing out the use of coolants in air conditioners and refrigerators that are considered a major driver of global warming. The bill boosts renewable energy such as solar and wind power, sets stricter energy efficiency standards for...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has approved a modest bill to promote “clean energy” and increase energy efficiency while phasing out the use of coolants in air conditioners and refrigerators that are considered a major driver of global warming. The bill boosts renewable energy such as solar and wind power, sets stricter energy efficiency standards...
    President Trump has signaled his clear intention to nominate a woman to the Supreme Court to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. But he should nominate Miguel Estrada instead. Here is why. In a single stroke, Mr. Trump could correct one of the most egregious and disgusting wrongs ever committed in modern Washington politics. It would also rewrite a glorious ending to a truly amazing American...
    There seems to be one Republican aware that COVID-19 relief is still necessary, possibly because all his Wall Street friends have been looking at the prolonged economic disaster it’s becoming and freaking out. Whatever the reason, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has been a willing negotiator with congressional Democratic leadership. He told the Senate Banking Committee...
    Polling this week showed Arizona Republican Sen. Martha McSally closing in on Democratic challenger Mark Kelly. The new ABC News/Washington Post public opinion survey released Wednesday showed McSally just 1 percentage point behind the former NASA astronaut. According to KTAR News, it’s the first time ABC News/The Washington Post has polled Arizona’s races. Notably, results leaned further right...
    A report by two Senate committees on Hunter Biden's overseas business dealings has revealed more questionable transactions than were previously known, author and researcher Peter Schweizer told "Bill Hemmer Reports" Thursday. "They put a lot of meat on the bones here," Schweizer said of the report by the Senate Homeland Security and Finance committees. "They did that...
     House Democrats are going back to the drawing board on a huge COVID-19 relief bill, paring back the measure in an attempt to jumpstart negotiations with the Trump administration. The Democratic-controlled chamber could also pass the $2 trillion-plus measure next week if talks fall through, to demonstrate that the party isnt giving up on passing...
    Sen. Josh Hawley said there could be a new Supreme Court justice ready to be on the bench sooner than the end of October. The Missouri Republican is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which oversees nominations to federal courts, including the Supreme Court. On Wednesday, Hawley said he believes it is not only...
    Bradley Cortright September 24, 2020 0 Comments The U.S. Senate is affirming its commitment to a peaceful transfer of power. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.) introduced a resolution that was approved by unanimous consent on Thursday — which means no senator objected to it — just one day after President Donald Trump did not commit to a peaceful...
    The state Health Department would finally have to reveal how many nursing home residents died of COVID-19 after being sent to hospitals, under a pair of bills introduced in the state Senate on Thursday. Separate pieces of legislation from both sides of the aisle aim to close a loophole through which only fatalities that actually...
    Theresa Greenfield, the Democratic challenger to Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst, appears to be shifting her language when it comes to the question of increasing the number of justices on the U.S. Supreme Court. The idea of "packing the court" – which would mean increasing the number of justices on the bench – has been embraced by some Democrats following the death...
    WASHINGTON – House Democrats are going back to the drawing board on a huge COVID-19 relief bill, paring back the measure in an attempt to jump-start negotiations with the Trump administration. The Democratic-controlled chamber could also pass the $2 trillion-plus measure next week if talks fall through to demonstrate that the party isn't giving...
    As deep red as South Carolina is — President Donald Trump carried the state by 14% in 2016 — Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham is fighting a surprisingly tough reelection battle this year. His Democratic challenger in South Carolina’s U.S. Senate race, Jaime Harrison, is trailing him by only 1% in a Morning Consult poll released...
    via ABC ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl laid out a scenario that would put “enormous pressure” on Republicans to not confirm a nominee to replace former Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. In this week’s episode of The Interview, Mediaite’s Aidan McLaughlin asked Karl what should be expected in the next few months regarding...
    The Senate passed a resolution on Thursday reaffirming its support for a peaceful transition of power, one day after President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden on Trump's refusal to commit to peaceful transfer of power: 'What country are we in?' Romney: 'Unthinkable and unacceptable' to not commit to peaceful transition of power Two Louisville police officers shot amid...
    Democratic Senate candidates find themselves maneuvering around questions about the party's threats to expand and pack the Supreme Court over President's Trump's plan to fill an open Supreme Court seat weeks before the election. Some Democrats have said it's necessary to expand the composition of the Supreme Court from nine, where it has stood since...
    A major trade group representing credit unions launched a multi-million dollar spending campaign on Thursday in support of congressional candidates on both sides of the aisle. The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) and its PAC, the Credit Union Legislative Action Council, said they plan to spend $7 million this cycle, with PAC donations supporting over 350 House and...
    Cowboy boot-wearing Montana Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock could end the 2020 election cycle with two unsuccessful campaigns for different offices under his belt. Bullock, 54, is challenging Republican incumbent Steve Daines, 58, to represent Montana in the Senate after suspending his six-month Democratic presidential nomination bid. The popular term-limited governor's senatorial efforts started strong, reflecting...
    Reuters September 24, 2020 0 Comments The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee chaired by Republican Senator Roger Wicker will issue subpoenas to the chief executives of Twitter Inc , Alphabet Inc’s Google and Facebook Inc if they do not agree to testify at a hearing on Oct. 1. The hearing will discuss a legal immunity...
    Tom Brenner | Reuters A legislative stalemate in Washington is preventing Congress from getting more financial relief to millions of Americans who are facing financial hardship. Despite that impasse, there are actually a handful of stimulus initiatives that leaders on both sides of the aisle agree on. They just have not been combined into one...
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., now says she’s not considering a fresh round of impeachment charges against President Trump as a tool to delay a Supreme Court confirmation vote. “I don’t think he’s worth the trouble at this point,” she told reporters Thursday, which also marked the one-year anniversary of the speaker announcing the first impeachment...
    Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamSenate GOP aims to confirm Trump court pick by Oct. 29: report The Hill's Campaign Report: GOP set to ask SCOTUS to limit mail-in voting Senate GOP sees early Supreme Court vote as political booster shot MORE (R-S.C.) said on Fox News Thursday that he was “getting killed financially” by his...
    Senators are poised to punt passage of a must-pass stopgap government funding bill into next week and up against the Wednesday deadline to prevent a shutdown.  The Senate is scheduled to take a procedural vote related to the continuing resolution (CR) on Thursday, but then leave town for the weekend. GOP senators say passage of...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other top Republicans on Thursday repudiated President Donald Trump’s refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power and assured American voters that November’s election outcome will be accepted....
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said on the Senate floor Thursday morning that the biggest threat to American democracy does not come from abroad, but from the White House. Schumer spoke about how after a reporter asked President Trump if he would commit to a peaceful transfer of power, Trump said, “We're going to...
    House Democrats, increasingly anxious about leaving Washington without acting on coronavirus relief, are amping up the pressure on Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiHoyer: House should vote on COVID-19 aid — with or without a bipartisan deal Ruth Bader Ginsburg lies in repose at Supreme Court McCarthy threatens motion to oust Pelosi if she moves forward with...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City These days, the odds of getting help from the Republican-led Senate aren’t ever in the MTA’s favor — and that has Pat Foye fuming. The chair of the cash-strapped public transit authority for the New York...
    Unlawfully appointed acting DHS Sec. Chad Wolf. Chad Wolf should not be secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Chad Wolf should not be the secretary of anything in the federal government, period. But during his brief, two-hour Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday, the unlawfully appointed acting secretary yet again lied under oath in his attempt to maintain...
    Matthew Chapman September 24, 2020 4:54PM (UTC) This article originally appeared on Raw Story On Thursday, The Daily Beast reported that Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) is accusing Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) of offering President Donald Trump money for his re-election in return for helping her push opponent Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) out of the race. "This...
    A top House Republican pressed FBI Director Christopher Wray on Thursday about whether the bureau has been investigating Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, following a GOP Senate report about allegations of corruption. Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, the ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee, told Wray in a two-page letter that...
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) pushed back against President Donald Trump’s alarming refusal to commit to a peaceful transition of power if he loses the general election in November. The Kentucky lawmaker took to Twitter on Thursday morning to address the situation. “The winner of the November 3rd election will be inaugurated on January...
    Kansas Democrat Barbara Bollier (at left) Donald Trump is about to ransack the Supreme Court because—he's admitted—he wants a pliant bench that will comfortably rule in his favor on any disputes that follow November's election. And if he gets his way, it'll be because the lapdog Republican Senate has abandoned all pretense of...
    Two top Republicans are pushing for FBI and Justice Department investigations into a series of wire transfers that Chinese and Russian businesspeople made to Hunter Biden, the son of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, sent a letter Thursday to FBI Director Christopher Wray...
    Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz claimed Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler tried to bribe President Trump with campaign donations to help her election odds in November. Gaetz, a Republican, told the crowd at a recent campaign event in Cobb County, Georgia, that Loeffler offered to spend $50 million on Republican campaigns under the condition that Trump...