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Senate Democrats enter new territory on Russia probes with push to grill Sessions, Trump

Senate Democrats are looking to intensify the Russia-related investigations on Capitol Hill despite a call from Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel to abandon the “collusion” track for lack of evidence – with plans to grill Attorney General Jeff Sessions and even a bid to get President Trump under oath. While Trump has not responded

Ted Cruz: Schumer Trying to Force a Gov’t Shutdown to Appease the ‘Left-Wing Radical Base’

Jeff Poor, Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) elaborated on his proposal to fund a border wall by using drug money from seized from El Chapo. Cruz argued opposition to the border wall and other initiatives from the Trump White House by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer were being orchestrated

Justice Gorsuch: Senate Confirms Trump’s First SCOTUS Pick

Ian Mason, The Senate voted just before noon Friday to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Nation’s highest bench. The vote, originally set for Friday evening, was moved up to the morning after Democrats agreed to wave part of the final debate period. Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s pick to replace conservative anchor of the Court,

Dr. Carson Deserves an Up or Down Full Senate Vote

Armstrong Williams, On any given day in New York, there are more homeless adults than fans at a sold out game in Yankee Stadium; more homeless children than attendees at a packed to capacity Madison Square Garden event. Then there are those on the precipice. Twenty million American families pay more than half their income

Democrats use only tactic, delay, to turn confirmation runway into parking lot

It’s been like air traffic control management in the Senate recently. Various Cabinet nominees stuck on the tarmac in a full ground stop. That could be Labor Secretary nominee Andrew Puzder, who finally has a confirmation hearing on Thursday. Some have pushed back from the gate. Maybe Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Montana, whom President Trump tapped

Finally: Jeff Sessions Confirmed As Attorney General (Liberal Tears Flow Again)

Matt Vespa, Sen. Jeff Sessions’ (R-AL) attorney general nomination has been fraught with partisan politics and gimmicks. Senate Democrats pulled every procedural maneuver in the book to delay a committee vote on his nomination. On February 1, Sessions was finally approved by an 11-9 party line vote to move his nomination to the Senate for

End the Fake Filibuster

Betsy McCaughey, Tuesday, Senate Democrats lost the battle to stop President Trump’s pick for secretary of education. But on bigger battles ahead, the Democrats have a powerful weapon — and they intend to use it. Republicans control both houses of Congress and the White House. Yet Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer boasts that he can

Graham ‘will do whatever is necessary’ to get Gorsuch confirmed to Supreme Court

Democrats who refuse to vote for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch risk looking like “you lost your mind,” Sen. Lindsey Graham said in an interview broadcast on Sunday afternoon. Graham, speaking to Paul Gigot of The Journal Editorial Report, pushed back on the notion that Senate Democrats could be contemplating a filibuster to try to

Judge Gorsuch Is A Mainstream Constitutionalist

Ken Blackwell, “Mainstream”.  We are having a country-wide civics lesson on who is or is not out of our mainstream: Senate Democrats or the Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said he’ll fight “tooth and nail” against any Supreme Court nominee who’s outside the mainstream, and many of his Democratic colleagues

Free Dr. Tom Price!

Andrew Mangione, Congressman Tom Price has been waiting…and waiting…and waiting to be confirmed as Secretary of Health and Human Services. His delay could be on a record setting pace if Senate Democrats have their way. If only these politicians put the same effort into delving into Rep. Price’s legislative history as they have his stock

The Resistance Show Goes On … For Now

Robert Charles, What a show. A banner unfurled last week by activists in Washington read: Resistance. The movement has now gone “inside” the federal government. Some federal workers apparently do not agree with President Trump’s election or mandate. Senate Democrats are giddy. Then-acting Attorney General Sally Yates instructed lawyers in the Justice Department not to