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NRA-ILA: The New York Times Throws ATF Pity Party

Careful, New York Times, your bias is showing. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -( It’s time once again for that lamest of all biennial traditions –  the publication of a lengthy New York Times or Washington Post opinion piece disguised as news that commiserates about the purportedly beleaguered state of the ever-so valiant Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). As if taking direction directly from the Democratic National Committee, the institutional gun control organizati...
Tags: Guns, Congress, Washington Post, Politico, New York City, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Cnn, Idaho, New York Times, Iowa, Chuck Grassley, Reddit, Treasury, Anderson Cooper, Secret Service

Chuck Grassley’s push-up challenge sounds like it's from 'Seinfeld.' But his longevity is no joke

It could be the ticket to an eighth term in the Senate — and change the midterm landscape.
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Open Letter to Sen. Grassley on David Chipman’s ATF Director Nomination

I’m not asking you to do anything more than this, for now, Senator. Please pick up the phone and direct a staffer to look into allegations raised on the same source site from which the world first heard of ATF’s Operation Fast and Furious “gunwalking.” (Senator Chuck Grassley/Facebook) U.S.A. – -( Dear Senator Grassley, As the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, you play a key role in making sure the interests of your constituents are represented on all nominat...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Congress, Mexico, Senate, New York Times, Chuck Grassley, Resistance, Darrell Issa, Bureau, Phoenix, Senate Judiciary Committee, Grassley, Tucson, Carmel, Coatesville

Chuck Grassley Tweets That Cable Companies Have Gotten 'To [Sic] Big Like Goggle [Sic]'

U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa has always used Twitter in a rather bizarre way. After all, who can forget Grassley classics like “PantsBurnLegWood” of 2009 and “WH:ANSWER MY LETTER” of 2017? But the senator’s tweets over the weekend were particularly weird, even if you agreed with his central premise.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Disney, Comcast, Iowa, Chuck Grassley, Att, Grassley, Legislatures, Legislators, Fox Corporation, ViacomCBS

Biden eyeing capital gains tax as high as 43.4% for wealthy

By Laura Davison and Allyson Versprille | Bloomberg President Joe Biden will propose almost doubling the capital gains tax rate for wealthy individuals to 39.6% to help pay for a raft of social spending that addresses long-standing inequality, according to people familiar with the proposal. For those earning $1 million or more, the new top rate, coupled with an existing surtax on investment income, means that federal tax rates for wealthy investors could be as high as 43.4%. The new marginal 39....
Tags: Business, Taxes, Congress, California, White House, Bloomberg, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Gop, Iowa, Chuck Grassley, Treasury, Biden, Donald Trump, Roger Stone

Grassley Calls MLB Decision To Move All-Star Game From Atlanta ‘Economic Terrorism’

Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Chuck Grassley (R-IA) set the tone for his party’s reaction to Democratic accusations of voter suppression Tuesday, railing against MLB’s decision to move the All Star Game out of Atlanta as “economic terrorism.” [Author: Kate Riga]
Tags: News, Atlanta, Chuck Grassley, Mlb, Voting Rights, Senate Judiciary Committee, Grassley, Chuck Grassley R IA, Kate Riga

Hunter Biden Memoir Among Mounting Evidence of Gun Law Violations

Hunter Biden’s open addiction to crack while buying a handgun and the Secret Services’ coverup of the event, further supports the powers that be’s attitude of rules of thee, not for me. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -( As President Joe Biden and his Department of Justice concoct new firearm restrictions for ordinary law-abiding Americans, pampered elites can rest assured that the government has no intention of holding them to account for violating these new, or even existing, gun control me...
Tags: Guns, California, Politico, Los Angeles, Joe Biden, Iowa, Chuck Grassley, Cbs, Secret Service, Department Of Justice, Biden, Delaware, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Ron Johnson, Joe, Nra

Heard at BOP oversight hearing: "Simply put, our prison system at the federal level is failing."

The quote in this title of this post is sentence from the opening statement by Senator Dick Durbin during this morning's hearing titled "Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Prisons" before the US Senate Judiciary Committee. The only witness for this hearing is Michael Carvajal, the Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and I had hoped by now that there might be publicly available some written testimony from him (as well as official statements from Senator Durbin or others).  Lacking such ava...
Tags: Law, Chuck Grassley, Justice Department, Bureau, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Carvajal, Durbin, Dick Durbin, Bop, Douglas A Berman, Bureau of Prisons BOP, US Senate Judiciary Committee, COVID, Michael Carvajal, Department the Bureau of Prisons

United States: "Come Down With A Sledgehammer": FCA Enforcement Priorities In The Biden Administration - WilmerHale

During a question-and-answer session following his opening remarks at the Federal Bar Association Qui Tam Conference earlier this year, Senator Chuck Grassley said that the government needed to...
Tags: News, United States, Chuck Grassley, Fca, Biden Administration WilmerHale, Federal Bar Association Qui Tam Conference

Hunter Biden’s Involvement in Firearm Incident Raises Legal Questions

Biden shaking hands with constituents. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -( While advocating for new gun controls in 2013, then-Vice President Joe Biden told NRA-ILA Director of Federal Affairs Jim Baker, “regarding the lack of prosecutions on lying on Form 4473s, we simply don’t have the time or manpower to prosecute everybody who lies on a form, that checks a wrong box, that answers a question inaccurately.” Joe may have found a new reason to oppose vigorous enforcement of the gun control law...
Tags: Guns, Politico, Joe Biden, Fbi, Iowa, Chuck Grassley, Secret Service, Capitol Hill, Biden, Usc, Armed Forces, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Joe, Nra, Hunter, Hill

Senators Durbin and Grassley introduce new "First Step Implementation Act"

As detailed in this press release, on Friday "U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, the lead sponsors of the landmark First Step Act (FSA), introduced the bipartisan First Step Implementation Act, legislation that aims to further implement the FSA and advance its goals." Here is more from the release: “In 2018, Congress came together to pass the most important cr...
Tags: Law, Congress, Fsa, Senate, Chuck Grassley, Senate Judiciary Committee, Grassley, Durbin, Dick Durbin, Douglas A Berman

Montana Sen. Steve Daines said his state used to have 'homegrown' meth, but now that it's coming from Mexican cartels it's more 'pure'

Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., speaks during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on the nomination of Xavier Becerra to be Secretary of Health and Human Services on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. Michael Reynolds/Pool via AP A group of GOP senators visited the southern border this week amid a surge in migrants. During a news conference, Sen. Steve Daines said meth in his state used to be "homegrown." Now, he said, it is coming from Mexican cartels and is more pure, makin...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Montana, Washington, Mexico, Meth, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Chuck Grassley, Homeland Security, Methamphetamine, Customs, Donald Trump, Border Patrol

Senate confirms Merrick Garland to be attorney general

By Sarah N. Lynch | Reuters WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly to confirm Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden’s nominee for attorney general, as the federal appellate judge won the support even of the chamber’s top Republican, Mitch McConnell, who played a key role in denying him a spot on the Supreme Court in 2016. The bipartisan tally in the Democratic-led Senate was 70-30 to confirm Garland as the top U.S. law enforcement official, with a number of Republicans inc...
Tags: Politics, News, Supreme Court, Republicans, Washington, Senate, Barack Obama, Sport, Joe Biden, Fbi, Soccer, Chuck Grassley, Mitch McConnell, Republican, Biden, Donald Trump

Senators Durbin and Grassley re-introduce "Prohibiting Punishment of Acquitted Conduct Act"

Back in 2019, I was pleased to be able to blog here about a legialative effort to prohibit judicial reliance on "acquitted conduct" in the federal sentencing system.  I am now pleased to now be able to again highlight that Senators Dick Durbin and Chuck Grassley are again the bipartisan sponsors of the latest version of the "Prohibiting Punishment of Acquitted Conduct Act."  This March 4 press release from Senator Durbin's office provides these details: U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-...
Tags: Law, United States, House, Chuck Grassley, Senate Judiciary Committee, U S Senate, Grassley, Ginsburg, Steve Cohen, Scalia Thomas, Durbin, Dick Durbin, Kavanaugh, Thom Tillis, Douglas A Berman, Split Michigan Supreme Court

Garland’s AG nomination clears Senate committee

By Alex Rogers | CNN The Senate Judiciary Committee voted on Monday to advance President Joe Biden’s nomination of Judge Merrick Garland for attorney general, setting up his confirmation before the full Senate. The vote was 15 to 7 with all Democratic senators and four Republicans in favor of the nominee. Garland, the former chief judge of the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, has been praised by members of both parties for his intellect and integrity. He pledged in his nomination hearing ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Senate, Russia, Barack Obama, Sport, Joe Biden, Cnn, Fbi, Soccer, Iowa, Chuck Grassley, Bill Clinton, Biden, Donald Trump, Doj, Delaware

McConnell, Graham, and Grassley voted against Bill Clinton in his 1998 impeachment. They just acquitted Trump of inciting an insurrection.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images/ The Senate acquitted Donald Trump of inciting an insurrection in his second impeachment trial. Some senators who voted in Trump's impeachment trial also voted in Clinton's more than two decades ago. Five current GOP senators who voted to remove Clinton just voted to acquit Trump. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The Senate acquitted Donald Trump Saturday in the impeachme...
Tags: Utah, Politics, Congress, Senate, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Maine, House, House Of Representatives, Chuck Grassley, Bill Clinton, Mitt Romney, Mitch McConnell, Republican

Senators Durbin and Grassley re-introduce "COVID-19 Safer Detention Act"

As detailed in this post from last June, US Senators Dick Durbin and Chuck Grassley responded to the ugly realities of the COVID pandemic and its impact on incarcerated persons by introducing a modest, but still important, new bill to reform the procedures surrounding federal elderly home release and compassionate release.  Disappointingly, that bill never moved forward in the last Congress, but this press release reports that it is back on the docket for the new Congress.  Here are excerpts fro...
Tags: Law, Congress, Senate, US, House, Chuck Grassley, Beltway, Department Of Justice, Senate Judiciary Committee, Grassley, Federal Bureau of Prisons BOP, Chris Coons, Cory Booker, Durbin, Dick Durbin, Thom Tillis

Grassley, Durbin Announce Wray Hearing Amid Questions On Capitol Attack

Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) sent a letter to FBI and Department of Justice leadership Tuesday, demanding answers to a long list of unanswered questions on the January 6 Capitol attack. [Author: Kate Riga]
Tags: News, Fbi, Chuck Grassley, Department Of Justice, Dick Durbin, Sens Chuck Grassley, Dick Durbin D IL, Grassley Durbin, Kate Riga, Capitol insurrection

"Another spending blowout:' Senate Republicans turned up their criticism of Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus plan during Janet Yellen's confirmation hearing

Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa. Andrew Harnik-Pool/Getty Images Republicans launched attacks against the Biden stimulus plan during the Yellen confirmation hearing on Tuesday. Sen. Chuck Grassley called it a "laundry list of liberal structural economic reforms." The hearing likely presages the staunch opposition many parts of Biden's economic agenda will encounter on Capitol Hill. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Senate Republicans ratcheted up their criticism of President-...
Tags: Congress, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Gop, South Dakota, House, Iowa, Chuck Grassley, Janet Yellen, Capitol Hill, Biden, Donald Trump, Yellen

Senate Finance Committee to consider Yellen as treasury secretary before Inauguration Day

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley on Wednesday said the panel would consider President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for treasury secretary, Janet Yellen, next week ahead of Inauguration Day.
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House Democrats say Trump should be impeached because insurrection attempt threatened the lives of the top 3 people in line to succeed him - creating a huge national security risk

Roberto Schmidt/Getty Images The House Judiciary Committee released a report Tuesday making the case for imminently impeaching Trump after he "willfully incited violence" at the US Capitol. Among other "impeachable conduct," the report claimed Trump "threatened the safety of the three most senior officials in the presidential line of succession" — Vice President Mike Pence, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and President pro tempore of the Senate Sen. Chuck Grassley. The House is planning to vo...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Senate, China, US, Trends, Iran, Gop, House, Chuck Grassley, Zimbabwe, National Security, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Trump

Rep. Adam Kinzinger steps forward as first Republican to call for Trump's removal via the 25th Amendment

In this July 28, 2011, file photo, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Democrats' new congressional map forced Kinzinger to challenge the veteran Rep. Don Manzullo in the 16th Congressional District in the March 20, 2012 Illinois primary. Kinzinger was one of five victorious freshman Republicans in 2008. Harry Hamburg/AP GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger is the first Republican lawmaker to publicly call for President Donald Trump's remo...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Washington, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, House Of Representatives, Chuck Grassley, Capitol Hill, Nancy Pelosi, Air Force, Illinois, Donald Trump

The House and Senate abruptly go into recess after Trump-supporting rioters storm the Capitol building

Supporters of US President Donald Trump enter the US Capitol's Rotunda on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images The House and Senate were forced to go into recess Wednesday after thousands of violent Trump supporters descended on the Capitol to protest the certification of Joe Biden's 2020 election victory. Video footage showed Trump supporters breaching barriers at the Capitol building and clashing with law enforcement officers while Congress met to count ...
Tags: Politics, Usa, Nbc, Congress, Washington Post, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, House, Chuck Grassley, Fox News, Pentagon, States

The House and Senate abruptly go into recess after throngs of Trump supporters storm the Capitol building

Supporters of US President Donald Trump enter the US Capitol's Rotunda on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images The House and Senate were forced to go into recess Wednesday after thousands of Trump supporters descended on the Capitol to protest the certification of Joe Biden's 2020 election victory. Video footage showed Trump supporters breaching barriers at the Capitol building and clashing with law enforcement officers while Congress met to count up elect...
Tags: Politics, Usa, Nbc, Congress, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, House, Chuck Grassley, States, Biden, Donald Trump, Capitol Police

The Trump campaign posted the wrong number for a Michigan lawmaker on social media. A 28-year-old in California got all of the calls instead.

President Donald Trump speaks he campaigns with Republican U.S. Senator Kelly Loeffler on the eve of Georgia's run-off election in Dalton, Georgia, on January 4, 2021 REUTERS/Brian Snyder The Trump campaign asked supporters to call Michigan officials on Sunday and demand they decertify the state's presidential election results. The social media posts included a wrong number for the Republican former Michigan House speaker Lee Chatfield.  The number instead directed supporters to 28-yea...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Senate, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Chuck Grassley, US Senate, Michigan, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Rose, Oakland California, Michigan House

GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley briefly confuses everyone over announcement on Pence and Electoral College certification

Sen. Chuck Grassley talks to reporters before a lunch meeting on Capitol Hill on June 24, 2020 in Washington, DC. Vice President Pence met with GOP leadership at the lunch. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley prompted widespread confusion on Tuesday by suggesting that Vice President Mike Pence would skip the Electoral College certification before his office walked back his comments.  Pence has been under pressure from President Donald Trump to use the certification process...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Senate, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Gop, Washington Dc, Iowa, Chuck Grassley, Capitol Hill, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence, Grassley

The sketchy origins of the FBI’s ‘Trump-Russia’ investigation

The lying began at the beginning. Newly declassified emails from fired FBI agent Peter Strzok have recently been released by the U.S. Department of Justice. They reveal that the beginning of the FBI’s investigation into Donald Trump’s supposed collusion with Russia was earlier than previously admitted. Rep. Devin Nunes called for a criminal referral to investigate why the messages had not been turned over previously by the FBI and DOJ. “This is clearly lying and obstructing Congress,” Rep. Devin...
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Trump just blew up the stimulus and spending bill. What happens now?

President Donald Trump. Erin Schaff - Pool/Getty Images President Donald Trump threw a wrench into the otherwise settled stimulus package already passed by both chambers of Congress when he tweeted out a 4-minute video on Tuesday night. Trump was expected to sign the more than $2 trillion bill, which was negotiated on his behalf by Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin. Yet after Mnuchin assured Congress that Trump would sign it, Trump implicitly threatened a veto in his video, where he appeare...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Congress, Senate, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, House, Chuck Grassley, Treasury, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Stimulus, Trump

Trump sent a scathing email to Republican members of Congress taking credit for Mitch McConnell's Senate win

McConnell, wrote President Trump in a message to GOP leaders, "was the first one off the ship!" Getty/Getty President Donald Trump is lashing out against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell after the Kentucky Republican acknowledged Joe Biden's presidential win last week.  In an email sent to select members of Congress, Trump took credit for McConnell's election win, citing a tweet and robocall he released in support of McConnell's candidacy.  "Sadly Mitch forgot! He was the first one o...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Kentucky, Senate, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Gop, Chuck Grassley, Mitch McConnell, Republican, Biden, Donald Trump, Mitch, Trump, Democratic

Senate Finance Committee heads demand IRS commissioner provide hacking answers

Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, left, and Committee Chairman Charles Grassley at a hearing in February to question Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin about the president's fiscal year 2021 budget. (SFC hearing video screen capture) The two men who head the Senate Finance Committee want answers about whether the Internal Revenue Service was among the agencies hacked by foreign agents and they want them now. Finance Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Ranking Member Ron W...
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