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VIDEO: The History of Democrat Deceit on Judicial Filibusters

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 5:00pm 4/6/2017 at 5:00pm

Neil Gorsuch will be confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday, April 7, 2017, on a straight up or down vote.

That up or down vote will happen after Democrats filibustered the nomination by getting 45 Democrats to vote against closing debate.

Republicans then exercised what usually is referred to as the...

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Senate Republican’s exercise Nuclear Option on Gorsuch Nomination

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 10:45am 4/6/2017 at 10:45am

The Senate Republicans used the “nuclear option” to end the filibuster on Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court. The Senate now has 30 hours to debate before the confirmation vote, which should take place on Friday at 7PM EST.

The Senate voted 55-45 to end the debate with three Democrats...

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Pence Casts Tie-Breaking Senate Procedure Vote For Defunding Abortion

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 31, 2017 at 12:00pm 3/31/2017 at 12:00pm

On Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence cast a tie-breaking procedural vote to stop federal funding for abortions. The bill will now head to President Donald Trump’s desk. From The Hill:

Republican Sens. Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) and Susan Collins (Maine) joined all Democrats in voting against ending debate on the bill.

Sen. Johnny Isakson...

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Senate Russia Hearing: Hackers Targeted Rubio, Tried to Foment Angst Against Paul Ryan

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 6:45pm 3/30/2017 at 6:45pm

The Senate Intelligence Committee held its first hearing on possible Russian interference during the 2016 presidential election and its “information warfare.”

It was revealed that hackers targeted Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) during his presidential campaign:

“Former members of my presidential campaign team who had access to the internal information of my presidential campaign were...

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GOP Senators Ask Treasury to End ‘Too Big to Fail’

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 7:30am 3/30/2017 at 7:30am
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The Republicans on the Senate Banking Committee have asked Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to end the “too big to fail” policy for non-banks. From The Hill:

Ten of the Banking panel’s 12 Republicans wrote to Mnuchin, asking him to freeze the Financial Stability Oversight Council’s (FSOC) ability to classify as “systemically important...

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Funding Trump’s Border Wall May Complicate the Looming Budget Showdown

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 4:15pm 3/28/2017 at 4:15pm

On the heels of the failed GOP health care bill, Republicans on the Hill have two new battles: tax reform and avoiding a government shutdown. I detailed the tax reform fight Sunday.

Funding for Trump’s border wall could complicate the looming budget showdown. Among the options for avoiding yet another government shutdown...

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WATCH LIVE: Day 3 of Neil Gorsuch Senate Confirmation Hearing

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 9:30am 3/22/2017 at 9:30am
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Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch will face the Senate Judiciary Committee for the third day starting at 9:30 AM EDT.

Today should be the last day of Gorsuch’s testimony. Hearings will continue after today but will feature witnesses both in favor and opposed to Gorsuch’s nomination.

Yesterday, Senate Democrats

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Recap: Day 2, Neil Gorsuch Confirmation Hearing, Afternoon Session

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 7:40pm 3/21/2017 at 7:40pm
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If you are looking for a run down on the morning sessions, Mary covered that here. The most entertaining moment, courtesy of Senator Durbin, who quickly found himself outmatched and outfacted.

Hearings went late into the evening.

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Gorsuch Makes Minced Meat of Dick Durbin’s Gotcha Attempt

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 6:30pm 3/21/2017 at 6:30pm
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Today was Day Two in confirmation hearings for Trump Supreme Court Justice nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch.

Senators on the Judiciary Committee took turns spending thirty minutes grilling Gorsuch.

When it was Sen. Durbin’s (D-IL) turn to bat, he flamed out. Gloriously.

“Do you believe that there are ever situations where the cost...

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WATCH: Day 2 Neil Gorsuch Confirmation Hearings, Morning Session

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 9:30am 3/21/2017 at 9:30am
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Yesterday, we heard opening statements from the Senate Judiciary Committee and Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. Today, Gorsuch will face questions from the senators in 30-minute intervals. The hearing should last 12 hours.

Will Democrats soften their stance on Gorsuch? As CBS pointed out, the Democrats “stressed that Gorsuch has impeccable credentials”...

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Dem Senators want to take Gorsuch down to satisfy base, but unlikely to succeed

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 6:00pm 3/19/2017 at 6:00pm
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Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is set to begin four days of confirmation hearings on Monday.

The hearings will be led by Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) for the majority, and Diane Feinstein (D-CA) for the minority. In other words, Republicans are in control of the process and there is little Democrats can...

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Rand Paul: McCain ‘past his prime,’ may be ‘unhinged’

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 9:13am 3/16/2017 at 9:13am

Payback is a . . . Rand Paul. After John McCain, speaking on the Senate floor yesterday, accused Paul of “working for Vladimir Putin,” Paul had a crushing comeback on today’s Morning Joe.

Said Paul of McCain, “he makes a really, really strong case for term limits. I think maybe he’s past...

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McConnell, White House Battle Over Tax Reform Timeline

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 10, 2017 at 5:30pm 3/10/2017 at 5:30pm
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Tax reform has been at the forefront of GOP policy issues in Washington. Under the Trump administration, tax reform includes a proposed border adjustment tax or tariff. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and the White House want tax reform legislation in the works by August, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said an...

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Labor Secretary Nominee Acosta Files Proper Paperwork for Confirmation

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 10, 2017 at 4:30pm 3/10/2017 at 4:30pm

President Donald Trump’s nominee for Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta has filed his financial disclosure and ethics paperwork a week before his confirmation hearing. The paperwork has shown “an uncomplicated financial situation for the law school dean” and “very few financial entanglements.” The Wall Street Journal continued:

His only apparent encumbrance is tied...

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General Wants More Troops in Afghanistan to Break Stalemate

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 1:00pm 3/9/2017 at 1:00pm
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Gen. Joseph Votel, the general in charge of the U.S. Central Command, told the Senate Armed Services Committee that he needs more troops in Afghanistan to break a stalemate:

“We are developing a strategy, and we are in discussions with the secretary and the department right now,” Gen. Joseph Votel told the...

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Senate Confirms Ben Carson as HUD Secretary

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 1:30pm 3/2/2017 at 1:30pm

The Senate has confirmed former presidential candidate Ben Carson as Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary, 58-41 on Thursday morning.

Carson received yes votes from the following Democrats and Independent: Joe Manchin (WV), Mark warner (VA), Heidi Heitkamp (ND), Sherrod Brown (OH), Jon Tester (MT), Joe Donnelly (IN), and Angus King (ME).

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Trump Presents Agenda to Congress With Presidential Tone

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 8:30pm 2/28/2017 at 8:30pm

President Donald Trump presented his agenda in front of Congress on Tuesday night. For the first time since he announced his candidacy, Trump sounded presidential and smooth. Kemberlee reported he will speak about these topics:

  • Tax and regulatory reform
  • Making the workplace better for working parents
  • Obamacare reform
  • Education
  • Rebuilding the military
  • Taking care...
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