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"Some say the riots were caused by Antifa. There was absolutely no evidence of that. And conservatives should be the first to say so...."

"The President bears responsibility for Wednesday’s attack on Congress by mob rioters. He should have immediately denounced the mob when he saw what was unfolding. These facts require immediate action by President Trump, accept his share of responsibility, quell the brewing unrest and ensure President elect Biden is able to successfully begin his term. The President’s immediate action also deserves congressional action, which is why I think a fact finding commission and a censure resolution woul...
Tags: Law, Congress, House, Biden, Trump, Kevin McCarthy, Ann Althouse, Impeachment, Antifa, what Trump did to the GOP, the Trump resistance

"Given the smaller number of seditious members in the Senate, McConnell’s task is far easier: Conduct a quick Senate trial; convict Trump and..."

"... ban him from future office; expel Cruz and Hawley; and then vote to censure others who tried to deny voters the president and vice president they chose. McConnell should do these things not because it is the only moral, decent course, but because he is smarter than McCarthy and knows that to do any less would starve his members of financial support and set them up for losses from pro-democracy primary challengers or Democrats. And we know one thing: McConnell is not dumb."  From "Impeachm...
Tags: Law, Senate, Joe Biden, House, Mitch McConnell, Biden, Mccarthy, Cruz, Trump, Mike Pence, McConnell, Kevin McCarthy, Rubin, Hawley, Jennifer Rubin, Ann Althouse

"Disappointed Democrats headed Wednesday toward renewing their control of the House... with a potentially shrunken majority as they lost at least seven incumbents without ousting a single Republican lawmaker."

"By Wednesday afternoon, Democrats’ only gains were two North Carolina seats vacated by GOP incumbents after a court-ordered remapping made the districts more Democratic.... 'They were all wrong,' House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., told reporters about Democrats’ assumptions of adding to their House numbers. Repeating a campaign theme Republicans used repeatedly against Democrats, he said, 'The rejection that we saw last night from the Democrats, was that America does not want to be...
Tags: New York, Law, Congress, Virginia, America, Ap, Democrats, Gop, House, Biden, North Carolina, Illinois, St Louis, Cincinnati, Trump, Democratic Party

46 Academics Encourage Congress To Consider Section 230’s Benefits

On behalf of ourselves and 44 other academics, Prof. David Levine (Elon) and I sent a letter to Congress regarding the benefits of Section 230. Congress is already focusing plenty of attention on Section 230’s costs, but Section 230’s benefits sometimes get overlooked in the process. The letter specifically enumerates four: (1) Job creation, (2) Promoting small businesses, (3) Market efficiency, and (4) Fostering free speech for all. As Congress continues to look closely at Section 230, we hope...
Tags: Law, Congress, United States, Nancy Pelosi, Eric, Kevin McCarthy, Jerrold Nadler, University of Mississippi School of Law, Content Regulation, Derivative Liability, Elliot Harmon, NERA Economic Consulting, David Levine Elon, Frank Pallone Jr Rep Greg Walden, Betsy Rosenblatt

GOP leader Kevin McCarthy has 10 questions for Nancy Pelosi and a warning that the answer to all the questions had better be "yes," or...

... it will be denying President Trump the basic procedural safeguards that have been given to all previous Presidents subjected to an impeachment inquiry. She must say "yes" to these 10 things or — per McCarthy — the process is "completely devoid of any merit or legitimacy":Leader McCarthy, we look forward to you soon becoming Speaker of the House. The Do Nothing Dems don’t have a chance!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 3, 2019 [Author: [email protected] (A...
Tags: Law, Gop, Nancy Pelosi, Mccarthy, Trump, Donald J Trump, Pelosi, Kevin McCarthy, Ann Althouse, Impeachment

"House Republican leaders removed Representative Steve King of Iowa from the Judiciary and Agriculture Committees on Monday night as party officials scrambled to appear tough on racism and..."

"... contain damage from comments Mr. King made to The New York Times questioning why white supremacy is considered offensive. The punishment came on a day when Mr. King was denounced by an array of Republican leaders, though not President Trump. The Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, suggested Mr. King find 'another line of work' and Senator Mitt Romney said he should quit. And the House Republicans, in an attempt to be proactive, stripped him of the committee seats in the face of multipl...
Tags: Law, Senate, House, New York Times, Iowa, The Times, Mitt Romney, Mitch McConnell, Lincoln, King, Trump, Racists, Kevin McCarthy, Steve King, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics

"Republican John Cox Secures Spot in California Governor’s Race/Businessman comes in second in primary, is set to face Democrat Gavin Newsom in November election."

The Wall Street Journal reports.Mr. Cox’s second-place finish was a boost for President Donald Trump, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and other party leaders who had endorsed him and worked to consolidate GOP support behind him in a sprawling field that had 27 candidates including five Republicans....“Mr. Newsom made it clear that he wanted to run against me instead of another Democrat,” Mr. Cox told supporters Tuesday night. “Be careful, be careful Mr. Newsom what you wish for.”...In his s...
Tags: Law, California, Gop, Wall Street Journal, Emotion, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Cox, Golden State, Kevin McCarthy, John Cox, Donald Trump House, Newsom, Drudge, Ann Althouse, Pragmatism

"Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country."

"Never said 'take them out.' Made up by Dems. I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians. Probably should record future meetings - unfortunately, no trust!"Tweets Donald Trump, just now.Earlier this morning, there is this series of tweets:The so-called bipartisan DACA deal presented yesterday to myself and a group of Republican Senators and Congressmen was a big step backwards. Wall was not properly funded, Chain & Lottery were made worse and USA would be forced to take large numbers of peopl...
Tags: Usa, Law, California, Virginia, Georgia, Arkansas, Illinois, Donald Trump, Wall, Haiti, South Carolina, Lindsey Graham, Trump, Monica Lewinsky, Kevin McCarthy, Durbin

Primer On How To Interpret The Attacks On Jeff Sessions

News from the rectum of America. Some congressional Republicans were quick to agree Thursday with Democrats calling for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election, following leaks and media reports that Sessions met with Moscow’s ambassador twice last year. The allegations, leaked from intelligence sources, were first reported by The Washington Post. “I have not met with any Russians at any time to discuss any political cam...
Tags: Utah, Politics, Texas, Washington Post, Russia, America, Cnn, Fbi, Military, House, Moscow, Graham, Npr, State Department, Cia, Msnbc

A “view” from the East Room: The unveiling of Neil Gorsuch

There’s less than an hour to go before President Donald Trump will announce his Supreme Court pick, and a few reporters have stepped out of the White House press briefing room into the cool but not cold air of this last night of January. If this event were scheduled for daylight hours, it could have been held in the Rose Garden, as Tuesday’s temperatures weren’t much cooler than the day last March when President Obama announced Merrick Garland as his pick to fill the seat left vacant by the Febr...
Tags: Utah, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Obama, Congress, Colorado, California, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Alabama, Reagan, Gop, Ronald Reagan

The Clintons have "been through enough" Trump reportedly says, and Kellyanne Conway confirms that his administration won't pursue a criminal investigation.

This sounds like the right approach to me. I don't like the victor in an election using his new power against the person he defeated. I said the same thing about the idea that Barack Obama should pursue criminal charges against George W. Bush. You might remember me standing up to forcible pushback by Jane Hamsher (of FireDogLake) back in September 2008 (who couldn't believe that I, a law professor, didn't believe in enforcing the law to the last letter):As for the Clintons, don't forget that Hou...
Tags: Law, Congress, Barack Obama, Gop, Hillary Clinton, House, Fox News, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Mccarthy, Clinton, Trump, Clintons, Jason Chaffetz, Kevin McCarthy, Chaffetz

House Speaker Paul Ryan reportedly still eager to push for federal criminal justice reform

This new Politico article , headlined "Ryan pushes sentencing reform in face of skeptical GOP," reports that a very important politician remains very committed to trying to move along federal sentencing reforms.  Here is how the piece starts: House Speaker Paul Ryan is facing a major obstacle in his months-long quest to pass criminal justice reform: unenthused House Republicans still skittish about looking soft on crime.  The Wisconsin Republican for weeks has repeated his personal desire to mo...
Tags: New York, Law, Congress, Senate, Alabama, Fbi, Gop, House, Wisconsin, Paul ryan, Judiciary, Republican, Donald Trump, Trump, Calif, Ryan

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