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Pat Toomey: “The Senate bill will codify and make permanent the Medicaid expansion”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 5:00pm 6/25/2017 at 5:00pm
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Appearing this morning on Meet the Press, Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) defended the Senate health care bill.

Pushing back against the premise that the Senate bill will destroy Medicaid and leave those who qualify for it under ObamaCare out in the cold, Toomey explained that the Senate bill “will codify and make...

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Grassley: Schumer Publicly Stated Trump Was Under Investigation … Knowing Full Well It Was Untrue

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 1:00pm 6/25/2017 at 1:00pm
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Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) has called out Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) over his public comments about the president being under investigation.

The problem, Grassley states, is that Schumer knew this was untrue because former FBI head James Comey had briefed not only the Senate Judiciary Committee but the Gang of...

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Senate Committee Investigating if Lynch Interfered With FBI’s Hillary Email Probe

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 23, 2017 at 4:00pm 6/23/2017 at 4:00pm

The top Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee have launched an investigation into former Attorney General Loretta Lynch to find out if she interfered with the FBI’s probe into Hillary’s email server.

Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) <...

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Why Did Claire McCaskill Ignore Two Women Testifying About Islam?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 16, 2017 at 5:41pm 6/16/2017 at 5:41pm
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Wednesday, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs held a hearing called “Ideology and Terror: Understanding the Tools, Tactics, and Techniques of Violent Extremism.”

There were four witnesses who testified before the panel.

Two women, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a Research Fellow, Hoover Institution Stanford University. Hirsi Ali is a...

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Jeff Sessions slew the innuendo dragon today

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 9:30pm 6/13/2017 at 9:30pm

Watching Attorney General Jeff Sessions testify before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence was both an inspiring and infuriating experience.

When it comes to inspiration, there’s Jeff Sessions. He did as well as he possibly could in slaying the media and Democratic innuendo machine. For several months we have heard conspiracy theory...

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Kamala Harris silenced for interruptions during Senate Intel hearing

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 5:00pm 6/10/2017 at 5:00pm
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I warned Legal Insurrection readers that irksome Kamala Harris would prove to be worse than the progressive pixie she replaced in the U.S. Senate, Barbara Boxer.

She has, however, vastly exceeded my abysmally low projections in the short amount of time she has been in the nation’s capital.

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Senate Passes Bill to Make Firing VA Employees Easier

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 6:00pm 6/7/2017 at 6:00pm

After three years of constant problems at Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals, the Senate passed a bill that will make it easier to fire offending VA employees currently protected by layers of bureaucracy. Fox News reported:

The bill would lower the burden of proof needed to fire employees — from a “preponderance” to...

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Sens. Cruz, Cotton, Portman, and Rubio Endorse Senate Hopeful Josh Mandel (R-OH)

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 8:30am 5/31/2017 at 8:30am
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The 2018 midterms are going to be followed like nothing we’ve seen before, drawing more mainstream media coverage than did even the 2010 midterms.  Although they have lost two special elections (Kansas and Montana) and failed to avoid a runoff in Georgia, Democrats and their media allies really really want the...

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Rand Paul Wants a Senate Vote on One Part of the Saudi Arms Deal

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 26, 2017 at 2:00pm 5/26/2017 at 2:00pm

While in Saudi Arabia, President Donald Trump signed a $110 billion arms deal with the kingdom. The White House has claimed the deal “includes defense equipment and other support to help the Arab nation and the rest of the Gulf region fight again terrorism and the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran.”

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Senate Issues Two Subpoenas to Flynn’s Businesses

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 5:30pm 5/24/2017 at 5:30pm

On Monday, former national security adviser Michael Flynn refused to honor a subpoena from the Senate Intelligence Committee for documents connected to the investigation into its Russian probe. He invoked his Fifth Amendment right.

The committee has tried another way to receive the documents by issuing two subpoenas for two of Flynn’s...

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Rand Paul’s REINS Act Heads to Senate Floor

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 19, 2017 at 1:00pm 5/19/2017 at 1:00pm

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee has passed Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-KY) Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act, which means it will finally proceed to the Senate floor.

This is a major victory for us who despise too much regulation. From Reason:

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Democrats Grind Senate’s Work to a Halt Over Comey’s Firing

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 5:30pm 5/11/2017 at 5:30pm
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Democrats have gone from demanding former FBI Director James’ Comey’s resignation or dismissal to being puffed up with such outrage that the president has fired Comey they have decided to grind Senate work to a halt by cancelling or postponing meetings  . . . for a whole day.  This is their...

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Rice Declines Senate Request To Testify On Russian Election Interference

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 7:00pm 5/4/2017 at 7:00pm
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Following revelations that Susan Rice sought the unmasking of Americans purportedly caught up in incidental surveillance, Rice is on Congress’ short list of persons to testify on Russian hacking.  She has, through her attorney, declined Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC)’s request to do so.

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GOP Senators Shoot Down Trump’s Demand to End the Filibuster

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 8:45pm 5/2/2017 at 8:45pm

President Donald Trump wants to push through his agenda no matter what it takes. On Tuesday, he proved that when he tweeted out that the Senate change the rules to eliminate the 60 votes needed to avoid a filibuster when it comes to a spending bill.

The GOP in the Senate have...

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Trump Will Host Entire Senate at White House for North Korea Briefing

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 11:30am 4/25/2017 at 11:30am

President Donald Trump will host the entire U.S. Senate on Wednesday for a briefing on the situation with North Korea. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis will join the senators along with Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats.

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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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