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    Republicans are in such a desperate, fearful race to confirm a replacement for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg that they literally can’t wait for her to be buried before they get things rolling. Ginsburg’s casket arrived at the Supreme Court Wednesday morning, where she will lie in repose. Meanwhile, Republicans were working out a timeline to get...
    Sen. Gary PetersGary Charles PetersBiden's six best bets in 2016 Trump states GOP set to release controversial Biden report Democrats fear Russia interference could spoil bid to retake Senate MORE (D-Mich.), the top Democrat on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Sen. Ron WydenRonald (Ron) Lee WydenGOP set to release controversial Biden report...
    Two top Senate Democrats released a report on Wednesday to counter the findings released by their Republican counterparts from an investigation into Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden's dealings in Ukraine. Sens. Gary Peters, the ranking member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Ron Wyden, the top Democrat on the the...
    Democratic West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin said Wednesday that he opposes packing the Supreme Court or ending the Senate filibuster and urged his Democratic colleagues to be “bipartisan.” “I do not believe that would help anybody,” Manchin told “Fox & Friends” when asked if he would favor adding more seats to the Supreme Court or...
    Alex Thomas September 23, 2020 0 Comments A Republican-led Senate committee released a report this week that presented findings into their investigation into Hunter Biden, who is the son of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. The report comes just over 40 days before the 2020 presidential election and amid accusations from Democrats that...
    In June, the National Republican Senatorial Committee prepared a slideshow for GOP chiefs of staff about the Democratic fundraising advantage. The final slide, obtained by Politico, showed a man on train tracks as a freight train bore down on him. When all was said and done by the second quarter, Democratic challengers in 10 key...
    Despite President Trump's taunts of Joe Biden for not releasing a list of potential Supreme Court nominees, Senate Democrats say their party's presidential nominee is better off holding back. Trump in 2016 pioneered the practice of releasing a list of prospective Supreme Court nominees in advance, which he and his advisers credit with winning over...
    The influx of campaign cash came fast and furious. In the hours after the death of trailblazing Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Democratic Senate candidates running in November’s election saw a surge in fundraising. REPUBLICAN SENATORS FALL IN LINE TO BACK GOP PUSH TO IMMEDIATELY FILL SUPREME COURT SEAT Democratic challengers to GOP incumbent senators...
    Mississippi Democrat Mike Espy raised $1.4 million during the first 18 months of his long shot bid to unseat incumbent Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith. In the three days since Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died, Espy raised $1 million. Fundraising for Democratic Senate candidates has exploded since Ginsburg, a beloved liberal icon, died on...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland Senate panel has started three days of hearings on police reforms. The Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee started discussing 15 reform measures on Tuesday that they plan to take up in the legislative session in January. Democrats say it’s important to act at a historic time, but Republicans say all...
    Democrats are showing that they don't care about about the American justice system as it currently exists, and would like to do away with it, Sean Hannity argued Tuesday night. "Radical Democrats, the media mob, well, they don't seem to care about any precedent," the "Hannity" host said. "They don't care about the Constitution. They don't care about the Bill of Rights. They...
    Democratic New York Sen. Chuck Schumer was interrupted by at least two hecklers as he gave an outdoor press conference Tuesday. Schumer was speaking on the topic of Republicans’ intent to fill the seat left by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Democrats point to the fact that Senate Majority Leader withheld a confirmation...
    Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, submitted legislation to Congress late Tuesday that would prevent any party from “packing” the court and limit the Supreme Court to nine justices. “Any attempt to increase the number of Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States or ‘pack the court’ would undermine our democratic institutions and destroy the...
    Congressional Democrats and Republicans and the White House have resolved a dispute over farm aid in a stopgap funding bill that had raised the risk of a U.S. government shutdown on Oct. 1. Under the deal, farm aid will be added to legislation that would keep government operations financed through Dec. 11 in exchange for...
    Sen. Marco Rubio accused Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of throwing a “temper tantrum” on the Senate floor Tuesday by canceling an intelligence briefing on election interference because of a standoff over Republican efforts to vote on a Supreme Court justice. Rubio, the acting chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, noted that Schumer and other...
    Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee who were strongly in favor of voting for Judge Merrick Garland have voiced their disapproval for voting on the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s potential replacement. President Barack Obama nominated Garland, the chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, in February 2016 after...
    Senate Democrats released a report Monday alleging that the Trump administration has undermined fair housing policies and exasperated racial inequities.  The report showed the Trump administration has loosened enforcement of fair housing, “systematically undermining the progress that has been made over the past 50 years.” According to the National Fair Housing Alliance data cited in the report,...
    By Matthew Daly | Associated Press WASHINGTON — The “H” word — hypocrisy — is suddenly in vogue at the Capitol as lawmakers debate how quickly to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court following the death of liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has vowed that President Donald Trump’s as-yet...
    By KEN RITTER and SAM METZ CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Democrats promised Tuesday to appeal a state judge’s ruling in a lawsuit by Republicans on a question crucial to the beleaguered state budget: Whether lawmakers in 2019 improperly approved two funding measures without a constitutionally required two-thirds majority vote. “Senate and Assembly Democrats...
    Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee should proceed directly to a vote on President Trump's forthcoming Supreme Court nominee without bothering to hold a confirmation hearing, syndicated radio host Rush Limbaugh said Tuesday. "We’ve obviously got the votes, so what’s the point of the hearing? ..." Limbaugh asked. "We don’t need to open this up...
    Democratic Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse said Democrats don’t have a “triple secret procedural trick device” to use to stop the confirmation of President Donald Trump’s nominee to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. With recent statements from Republican Utah Sen. Mitt Romney and Republican Iowa Sens. Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst supporting a...
    Here we are again, figuring out what a Senate minority of Democrats can do to gum up the works and force a delay/derailment of Mitch McConnell's juggernaut of a Supreme Court appointment. When we last faced this, it was "Lock down 49 and fight like hell." Now Democrats have 47, but the argument remains. That...
    Democrats and the mainstream media are “not going to like or support any nominee for the Supreme Court put forth by a Republican president,” former House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy said on the latest episode of "The Trey Gowdy Podcast" Tuesday. “If you're trying to find some consensus pick, you can't, because they don't...
    Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said he’ll consider major changes to the Senate, including an end to the filibuster, if Democrats take back the majority in November. “Everything is on the table,” Schumer, a New York Democrat, said Tuesday. “My Senate Democratic colleagues and candidates know America needs some change, and we're going to figure out...
    By BRIAN WITTE, Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland Senate panel began three days of hearings on police accountability Tuesday, with Democrats calling for long overdue reforms and Republicans criticizing the process for lacking their inclusion so far. The Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee started discussing 15 reform measures they plan to take up...
    Senate Democrats on Tuesday introduced legislation that would establish a task force to investigate claims that the Trump administration politicized health agencies’ response to the coronavirus pandemic.  Thirty-four Senate Democrats, led by Minority Leader Chuck SchumerChuck SchumerJacobin editor: Primarying Schumer would force him to fight Trump's SCOTUS nominee CNN's Toobin: Democrats are 'wimps' who won't...
    White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany blasted Democrats who want to delay the Supreme Court nomination until after the inauguration – saying that they are showing a “blatant disregard for the U.S. Constitution.” “Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have shown blatant disregard for the U.S. Constitution,” the press secretary told reporters during a press briefing on...
    By Mark Sherman | Associated Press WASHINGTON — The prospect that President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans will fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Supreme Court seat before the year is out has ignited a call for major changes on the court, including expanding the number of justices. Some Democratic senators, who had been averse to...
    Senate Democrats are limiting the ability to hold committee hearings in retaliation for Republicans decision to try to fill a Supreme Court seat in the middle of an election year, the first action in what is likely to be an increasingly combative battle over procedure in the Senate. A Democratic aide confirmed that Senate Minority...
    By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The prospect that President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans will fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Supreme Court seat before the year is out has ignited a call for major changes on the court, including expanding the number of justices. Some Democratic senators, who had been averse to...
    WASHINGTON – The prospect that President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans will fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Supreme Court seat before the year is out has ignited a call for major changes on the court, including expanding the number of justices. Some Democratic senators, who had been averse to increasing the size of the nine-member...
    Meghan McCain said Tuesday on “The View” that she believed Republicans should go forward with plans to nominate and confirm a replacement for the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. McCain explained that she had never even considered a scenario where Republicans did not push to replace Ginsburg, who passed away Friday from metastatic pancreatic cancer....
    A Republican congressman running for U.S. Senate in Georgia says he has a proposal that will end the political war that erupted after Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday. Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) plans to introduce a constitutional amendment that he says will "take the heat of the moment out of"...
    Republicans are going to have to find a way to compensate for a major disadvantage in resources if they hope to put a dent in the Democratic majority in the House after Democrats entered September with $36 million more to spend on the fall campaign than the GOP. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised $22.6...
    WASHINGTON -- Democrats controlling the House hope to pass a government-wide temporary funding bill on Tuesday that would keep federal agencies fully up and running into December and prevent a partial shutdown of the government after the current budget year expires at the end of the month.But a mini-furor over farm subsidies is threatening to...
    (CNN)The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg weeks before the presidential election has turned Democratic nightmares into a crushing reality.Impervious to cries of hypocrisy and pleas to adhere to a standard they set in 2016, Republicans are bulling forward with plans to fast-track her replacement. Liberal hopes that enough GOP senators might stand...
    Republicans appear ready to move forward on confirming a new Supreme Court justice as soon as President Trump announces his nominee for filling the seat left vacant after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, but some Democrats are already looking to drastic measures of retaliation should this happen. With hopes that their party will gain...
    Senate Democrats have proposed a new coronavirus task force charged with investigating whether the Trump administration meddled with government health agencies responsible for handling the pandemic. “America will not defeat this virus if people do not have confidence that treatments, vaccines, and guidance are approved with only public health goals in mind,” Senate Minority...
    Senate Democrats are telling the American people they are ready to go all in on packing the Supreme Court if former Vice President Joe Biden wins the election in November. Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) is the latest in a growing chorus of Democrats vowing to expand the court, calling the extreme legislation "long overdue court...
    By ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats controlling the House hope to pass a government-wide temporary funding bill on Tuesday that would keep federal agencies fully up and running into December and prevent a partial shutdown of the government after the current budget year expires at the end of the month. But a...
    Despite appearing to now have the votes to confirm, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday warned of a brutal Supreme Court confirmation battle to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg, saying he expects an “appalling sequel” to the 2018 fight over Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination. McConnell spoke moments after winning the support of Sen. Mitt Romney...
    The passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has brought leftists to a full political tantrum. Facts, timing and the Constitution make it an increasingly likely prospect that President Trump will successfully install a third Supreme Court Justice in his first term. That drives liberals over the edge. Granted, it was not a very long drive,...
    The fight over the seat of late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has thrown the Supreme Court and its current tenuous conservative majority into focus once again, as Republicans have the chance to solidify the court's rightward lean by replacing Ginsburg with a nominee from President Trump -- a prospect that has roiled Democrats and led them...
    Getty/Stefani Reynolds Senator Mitt Romney, pictured on September 21, 2020. Utah Republican Senator Mitt Romney on Tuesday morning ended speculation about whether he would support a vote on President Trump’s nominee to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg on the Supreme Court. Ginsberg died on September 18, and her passing immediately sparked a vicious...
    As President Donald Trump quickly moves ahead to nominate a replacement for the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Democrats had hoped to halt that process in its tracks by convincing at least four Republicans that Trump's nominee should not even receive a vote before the election. Those hopes likely took a mortal blow on Tuesday when...