*Insurrection, Fake Electors, And Witness Lists As Justice For Trump Grinds Slowly*
#USPolitics #Politics #Trump #TrumpIndicted #RrumpAccountability #Colorado #The14th #DisqualificationClause #Nevada #Wisconsin #FakeElectors #Georgia #RICO #FaniWillis #Witnesses #Senate #Ukraine #UkraineFunding #DOJ #Garland #WarCrimes #Russia #Gaza #KevinMcCarthy #JamaalBowman #Censure #Florida #GOP #Zeiglers #RapeCharges #ClimateChange #NormanLear
U.S. Sen. Kramer's son arrested after a crash in stolen vehicle kills Sheriff Deputy.
The #EU needs to take note and prepare.
Senate Republicans and Bernie Sanders block vote on Ukraine and Israel aid
Senate Republicans and Sen Bernie Sanders (I-VT) blocked a vote on a supplemental bill that would have provided aid to Ukraine and Israel as Republicans seek to tie border restrictions to aid for Ukraine.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer had put the supplemental legislation – which included $110.5bn in aid to Ukraine and Israel as well as humanitarian assistance for Gaza – to a floor vote in an attempt to pressure Republicans.
“To show our Republican colleagues that we care about this issue deeply and are serious about moving forward in a bipartisan way, we are willing to give them an amendment here on the floor on any border proposal of their choice, at 60 votes,” Mr Schumer said in a speech before the vote.
Seems like the #RepublicanParty are now willing to sacrifice geopolitical stability unless they get their way on border priorities
U.S. Eastern Standard Time is bonkers. For where I live, it means sunrise is before 8 AM and sunset is before 5 PM. If foolish #congress could get off their asses and pass the Sunshine Protection Act that passed the #senate **unanimously**, East Coast States could maybe keep us on Eastern Daylight Time, which would make sunrise before 9 AM and sunset before 6 PM.
I'd much rather go to work in the dark than drive home in the dark.
A U.S. senator warned that governments are spying on push notification data in a letter, which Apple confirmed.
#spying #governmentspying #Apple #Google #senate #departmentofJustice #dataprivacy
*Washington, boxed in*
#USPolitics #Politics #Biden #GeoPolitics #War #Gaza #Ukraine #US_MexicoBorder #MitcheMcConnell
#Schumer #SpeakerJohnson #RuslanStefanchuk #Senate #Tuberville #MilitaryReadiness #Banking #SenateBankingCommittee #PatrickMcHenry
*Letters from an American*
#USPolitics #Politics #DOJ #JackSmith #January6 #ElectionDenial #Trump #SpeakerJohnson #TrumpWeaponizingGovernment #SecondTrumpPresidency #FarRightExtremism #AuthoritarianPlans #RachelMaddow #LizCheney #Senate #Tuberville #MilitaryReadiness #History #Histodons
Several #Republican senators walked out of a classified briefing on Ukraine Tuesday as it descended into a row over the border crisis, after President Volodymyr Zelensky unexpectedly canceled a videolink appearance to appeal for continued US funding.
Read more here🔗 https://www.kyivpost.com/post/25094
A classified briefing for senators on the White House's request for aid for Israel and Ukraine became "heated" Tuesday, with #Republican members storming out of the meeting.
It fell apart, senators from both parties said, after Republicans began asking about the border. #GOP members in both chambers have demanded serious changes to immigration policy to address rising migrant crossings in exchange for passing new aid for Ukraine.
#SenSchumer presents #GoldenGavel to #Veep #KamalaHarris who sets new #Senate record with 33 #TieBreakers , exceeding John C Calhoun's 1830's tenure of 131 #PoliticalParalysis #DCGridlock killing votes. Harris votes today got around #JoeManchin siding with #GOP attempt to uphold a DC circuit judge confirmation.
#Senate lawmakers careen toward failed vote on #Ukraine
Billions in additional #aid stuck as #Republicans push #border security, walk out of classified briefing Senators began blaming each other Tues for the looming potential failure to provide additional aid to Ukraine as fragile negotiations over a #NationalSecurity package continued to break down amid #Republican demands for far-reaching #immigration restrictions.
He has now narrowed his hold to the 10 or so promotions at the 4-star rank. Tuberville said he relinquished the hold because he wanted to keep #Senate Majority Leader Charles E. #Schumer (D-N.Y.) from bringing up a vote to get around his maneuver.
He did NOT receive any concessions he previously demanded"
"I've still got a hold on, I think, eleven 4-star generals".
I am absolutely furious that this utter weasel of a man has this much power.
Russia will not pause at Ukraine if they win there.
China is sneakily helping Russia however it can.
The Middle-east is inching up toward multinational implosion, with Iran tossing gasoline on every fire it can reach.
Tuberville's expertise is that he is a retired football coach.
Putin has a sad. #Tuberville is still holding on to 10 4-star promotions. The threat of changing the #Senate rules weakened his resolve. The Senate rules should change so that no one senator can put an indefinite hold on a nominee. Maybe limit it to 30 days.
Tuberville releasing hold on hundreds of military promotions
On #PrinceEdwardIsland, a recent #report has outlined how the #province could reduce #poverty by adopting a #basicincome. Meanwhile in #Ottawa, the #Senate is considering developing a #framework for a #national #basicincome program. Momentum is clearly growing in #canada
"'I thought my ethically-challenged colleague @BobMenendezNJ could use some encouragement given his substantial legal problems. So, I approached a seasoned expert on the matter to give ‘Bobby from Jersey’ some advice,' Fetterman, a Pennsylvania Democrat, tweeted Monday."
Jon Fetterman has Won The Internet for the remainder of the year. The competition will open up again on Jan. 1, 2024.
*The Ukraine quagmire*
By now you're certainly heard #Santos was expelled. (Third time's the charm!) You've probably heard that Santos is now doing cameo, paid video messages.
But did you know that Sen. Fetterman paid for Santos to do a video message to also-disgraced Sen. Bob Menendez? 💀
ALL HAIL BIG JOHN!
#SamCast for 12/4/23
1. #Gaza residents running out of places to go
2. #Senate considers U.S. aid to Israel package
3. #Climate talks: hundreds of fossil fuel employees attending
4. #Florida GOP chair won’t resign over rape
A grand jury found probable cause that Senator #BobMenendez used his official position to influence arms sales and U.S. aid to Egypt.
House ousted #GeorgeSantos.
Why aren't you investigating the indicted senator?
"U.S. Senator: What Do Our Cars Know? And Who Do They Share that Information With?"
"U.S. Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts has sent a much-needed letter to car manufacturers asking them to clarify a surprisingly hard question to answer: what data cars collect? Who has the ability to access that data?
Private companies can often be a black box of secrecy that obscure basic facts of the consumer electronics we use."
After House Ousts Santos, Fetterman Says Menendez Also 'Needs to Go'
"If you are going to expel Santos, how can you allow... somebody like Menendez to remain in the Senate?"
Senator John Fetterman. Image-The View/X video screengrab
After the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday voted to expel Republican New York...
#fetterman #ouster #house #senate #santos #menendez
#Senate Committee Authorizes Subpoenas of Harlan Crow and Leonard Leo as Part of #SupremeCourt Ethics Probe
The subpoenas ask for details on gifts, travel and other perks the two men provided or helped arrange for Supreme Court justices and their relatives, but Senate #Democrats will need help from their #GOP colleagues if Crow and Leo defy the subpoenas.
This is why I can't sleep at night. Well, one of the reasons.
Via Decision Desk HQ
Democrats currently have a 51-49 narrow majority in the Senate, but the 2024 #Senate map favors Republicans. They will only need to protect 11 seats, while Democrats must protect 20.
PP has not been elected to run the country. Apparently, common sense means no respect for the system. If the bill fails, he should immediately resign.
#StitchedInkMedia #Politics #Canada #Respect #Climate #Senate #Environment https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/poilievre-calling-on-unelected-senate-to-immediately-pass-farm-fuels-carbon-tax-bill-1.6664093
The #KOSA Bill threatens to censor online content under the guise of trying to "protect the children". 🤔
The bill's vague language opens the door to dangerous legal interpretations that will do more to push censorship on the American public than protect the nation's youth. 🚫
Contact your senators and make your voice heard against this attack on free speech! 👇 https://tuta.com/blog/kosa-threatens-free-speech
A spokesperson for Live Nation, which owns Ticketmaster, said the firm doesn't “feel comfortable” sharing information with Congress.
#Ticketmaster #LiveNation #ticketscalping #senate #CONCERTTICKETS #subpoena
Live Nation/Ticketmaster Subpoenaed By Senate Subcommittee Investigating Hefty Prices For Taylor Swift And Other Concerts
#News #Politics #BruceSpringsteen #LiveNation #LiveNationTicketmaster #RichardBlumenthal #Senate #TaylorSwift #Ticketmaster #USSenate
"The #Senate has been a relative bastion of tranquility and sanity this year. But there are exceptions. One is Sen. Tommy #Tuberville (R-Ala.). Since February, the former college #football coach has blocked more than 400 #military nominations...
A few #Republicans have gone to the floor repeatedly to force him to object to the nominations, one by one, for hours at a time. This week, they kept him there until 3:44am Thursday."
I have to post just a few samples of the #GOP insanity:
"Was it Sen. #MarkwayneMullin? At a hearing of the #Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee, the #Oklahoma #Republican challenged one of the witnesses to “stand your butt up” and fight him then and there in the committee room. “In a fight, I’m gonna bite,” the senator said in a podcast after the incident. “And I don’t care where I bite, by the way.”
Auch US-Senat stimmt dem Übergangshaushalt zu
Der Stillstand der Regierungsgeschäfte ist abgewendet - nach dem Repräsentantenhaus stimmte auch der Senat einem Übergangsetat zu. Weiter verhandelt wird trotzdem, weil zentrale Regierungswünsche ausgeklammert wurden.
The Senator is a thug and doesn’t deserve the honor that has been bestowed upon him.
"Proposing that your #Senate committee take an interlude so that you can bloody up the committee’s witness — this is the behavior of someone who has the power, the platform and the authority of a #US senator and doesn’t know what to do with any of it.
Bernie Sanders told Senator Markwayne Mullin to sit down, saying, “God knows the American people have enough contempt for Congress, let’s not make it worse.”
#congress #senate #markwaynemullin #Teamsters #MMA #SeanO'Brien #BernieSanders #fight
#Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said both he and the White House are on board with Speaker Mike Johnson's bill to avoid a government shutdown.
Still, Schumer called bill’s two-tiered deadline "goofy" and made clear it's not how he would have written it.
"The #Senate still seems incapable of breaking #Tuberville ’s hold & confirming hundreds of military officers who are needed at their posts. The Republican-controlled #House seems incapable of passing a budget & might force a #GovernmentShutdown this week...
#ForeignPolicy has become yet another partisan battleground, and the collateral damage is likely to include the #UnitedStates’ standing in the world."
U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin’s retirement a buzzkill for Senate Democrats’ 2024 hopes.
The Hill reports: "Manchin’s announcement means Democrats will have to win seven competitive races in Montana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Arizona, Michigan and Wisconsin — all Republican-leaning or swing states — to keep control of the Senate."
@barney @johnobriant Yep. I don't know anyone who likes Manchin, but we'd have lost the ACA and other key votes without him. If you look at his voting record *relative to his constituency* he is way more of an asset than many other Democratic Senators. Feinstein used to be one of the furthest right/pro-GOP of her constituency, and Manchin one of the furthest pro-Dem of his constituency. https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/biden-congress-votes/
Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia says he won’t seek reelection in 2024
Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia announced Thursday that he won’t seek reelection in 2024, giving Republicans a prime opportunity to pick up a seat in the heavily GOP state.
But, I'm sad to say that seat will flip from blue to red unless the Dems can pull a rabbit out of the hat. Then again, how will we notice?
When I grew up in the 60s and 70s, West Virginia was solidly Democratic.
"I have made one of the toughest decisions of my life & decided that I will not be running for re-election to the #UnitedStates #Senate, but what I will be doing is traveling the country & speaking out to see if there is an interest in creating a movement to mobilize the #middle & bring #Americans together," #JoeManchin said in a statement.
Republican U.S. senators angrily challenged Sen. Tommy Tuberville on his blockade of almost 400 military officers Wednesday evening, taking over the Senate floor for more than four hours to call for individual confirmation votes after a monthslong stalemate.
AP reports the Alabama senator "stood and objected to each nominee — 61 times total" over his opposition to a U.S. military abortion policy.
“Who specifically asks for a 21-year NDA? Who within their organization needs to die within that 21 years that is being protected?” — Saskatchewan Treaty Commissioner Mary Musqua-Culbertson
Senate Committee shocked by difficulties faced gathering residential school records from Catholic Church https://windspeaker.com/news/windspeaker-news/senate-committee-shocked-difficulties-faced-gathering-residential-school
10-26-23 Nicole Sandler Show – Thursdays with Howie Klein
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Howie Klein, your host at DownWithTyranny.com and the Blue America PAC is my standing guest every Thursday, today introduces us to the newest Blue America endorsee... Zach Shrewsbury! The Marine veteran who served as a member of the Fleet Anti Terrorism Security Team (FAST) i
#NicolesBlog #HowieKlein #Manchin #MassShootings #senate #WestVirginia #ZachShrewsbury
“Disturbing”, “appalling”, “shocking,” “incomprehensible”. Yep, all those words were used by Canadian senators to describe stonewalling by the Catholic Church in the effort to collect residential school records from the entity.
Saskatchewan Treaty Commissioner Mary Musqua-Culbertson didn’t mince words when she testified before the Standing Senate Committee on Indigenous Peoples.
#Women #Transgender #LGBTQ #LGBTQIA #Michigan #Conservatives #Extremism #Fascism #RepublicanParty #Hate #Bigotry #Violence #Genocide #Discrimination #Homophobia #Transphobia #ThePartyOfHate
A majority of #Congressional lawmakers have called for unequivocal support for #Israel, w/many — particularly #conservatives — advocating a gloves-off approach of maximum #aggression & likening any calls for #restraint to a betrayal of one of #America’s most important #allies. Sen #TedCruz (R) said on the #Senate floor Wed that “unequivocal support from the #UnitedStates is critical,” & calls “for our Israeli allies to stand down” are a “shameful spectacle.”
#LaphonzaButler has decided not to run for the U.S #Senate seat vacated when #DianneFeinstein died. She will complete the term to which she was appointed by #GavinNewsom. https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2023-10-19/laphonza-butler-senate-race-2024-schiff-porter-lee-feinstein-garvey #California
The 38-year-old Democrat is the latest entrant to join an increasingly crowded field for California’s 2024 Senate contest. The San Fernando Valley native argues that she offers a centrist option for voters tired of polarization in the nation’s politics.
Language policy in the Belgian Senate.
In this parliamentary committee room (for institutional reforms) there’s live interpreting for the two main national languages: Dutch and French.
But on the microphones the instructions are written down in neither language, but in English (which has no legal status as a language in Belgium).
(I love it.)
“After nearly two decades of statewide Republican candidates being rejected by California’s left-leaning electorate, former Dodger All-Star #SteveGarvey hopes to drag the GOP back toward political relevance.
Garvey announced Tuesday that he is running for the U.S. #Senate seat held by the late Dianne #Feinstein”
But you are right, the memory does not last long. Without voters not making politicians accountable long-term, we're stuck in this limbo of divided government where no single policy position is given a long-term shot to prove its worth.
Regardless of what it is, it gets hobbled as soon as the other side is in power.
“James Craig, the former Detroit police chief who was disqualified from #Michigan’s Republican primary for governor last year after failing to collect enough valid signatures, announced Tuesday that he will seek the state’s open #Senate seat in 2024.
Craig’s decision sets up a potentially fractious primary in a state where the GOP recently has suffered historic losses, in part by nominating candidates who hew closely to Trump and his election conspiracy theories.”
The #extremists, however, warned Joe #Biden last month that they would oppose additional #assistance to #Kyiv. The list of signatories to a Sept 21 letter to the OMB is a roster of #shame, incl’g the new America Firsters in the #Senate (#JDVance, #RandPaul, #MikeLee, & Tommy #Tuberville among them) & the #grotesque caucus-within-a-caucus of some of the most #unhinged & weirdest members of the #House, incl’g #ClayHiggins, #HarrietHageman, #AndyBiggs, #AnnaPaulinaLuna, &… #PaulGosar.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom has selected Laphonza Butler, a Democratic strategist and adviser to Kamala Harris’ 2020 presidential campaign, to fill the U.S. Senate seat made vacant by the death of Sen. Dianne Feinstein.
AP reports: https://flip.it/NXi8sX
60) Tomorrow, the Sunday politics talk shows will be filled with spinning about who blinked first on the threat of a government #Shutdown
McCarthy Blocks Bipartisan Bill Approved by 77 Senators to Avoid Shutdown as He Moves to Pin the Blame on Democrats
Republican Speaker Kevin McCarthy is saying he will not allow the House to take up a compromise bill supported by a large and bipartisan majority of Senators that would allow the federal government to continue operating past the midnight Saturday deadline.
An agreement between Senate Republicans and Democrats would keep agencies open through mid-November and provide billions in aid for Ukraine and disaster relief. But House Republicans are likely to balk.”
'Extremely serious': AOC becomes first progressive to call for Menendez resignation
New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Sunday became the first progressive House Democrat to call on Sen. Bob Menendez to resign following the former Senate Foreign Relations Committee chair's indictment last week on federal bribery charges.
Menendez (D-N.J.) and his wife, Nadine Menendez, were charged Friday with accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes—including gold bars, cash, home mortgage payments, and a Mercedes-Benz—from businessmen in exchange for influence. The indictment also accuses Menendez of giving "sensitive U.S. government information" to Egypt's dictatorship.
Appearing on CBS' "Face the Nation," Ocasio-Cortez said that "the situation is quite unfortunate, but I do believe that it is in the best interest for Sen. Menendez to resign in this moment."
"Consistency matters. It shouldn't matter whether it's a Republican or a Democrat. The details in this indictment are extremely serious. They involve the nature of not just his, but all of our seats in Congress," added Ocasio-Cortez, who is the vice-ranking member of the House Oversight Committee.