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GOP Senators Interrupt Trump’s Family Dinner To Change His Mind On Emergency

Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Ben Sasse (R-NE) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) busted in on President Donald Trump’s family dinner in his private residence Wednesday night to craft a last-minute out for Trump as a bicameral rebuke on his national emergency declaration becomes more and more likely. According to a Thursday Washington Post report, they pushed an 11th hour proposal to give senators a way to vote for the emergency declaration and also take a stand on what is being perceived as presidential ove...
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Several GOP Senators Urge Release Of Mueller Findings At Barr Hearing

One notable thread ran through Tuesday’s confirmation hearings for attorney general nominee Bill Barr: requests, from Senate Republicans, that the findings of Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s interference see the light of day. The proceedings saw repeated, rare Republican calls for transparency about a probe that President Trump and his supporters have dismissed as a witch hunt launched solely to undermine his administration. Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) urged Ba...
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Graham: AG Nominee Barr ‘Can Right The Ship’ At The Justice Department

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said Tuesday that attorney general nominee William Barr “can right the ship” at the Justice Department. Graham made the remark at the start of Barr’s confirmation hearing Tuesday: “I want to thank the President for nominating somebody who is worthy of the job, who’ll understand on Day 1 what the job is about, and can right the ship over there.” “We’ve got a lot of problems at the Department of Justice,” Graham added later, thanking Bar...
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Barr: Sessions ‘Probably Did The Right Thing Recusing Himself’

Attorney general nominee William Barr said Tuesday that former Attorney General Jeff Sessions “probably did the right thing” by recusing himself from matters related to the Russia probe. “Do you believe that Attorney  General Sessions had a conflict  because he worked on the Trump  campaign?” Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) asked Barr at his confirmation hearing.  “I’m not sure of all the  facts, but I think he probably  did the right thing recusing  himself...
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What Dems Should Demand From William Barr On Mueller And DOJ Independence

After nearly two years of an unprecedented frontal assault by President Trump on his own Justice Department, Senate Democrats have an opportunity this week to pin down attorney general nominee William Barr at his confirmation hearing Tuesday on the commitments he will make to protect the special counsel’s Russia probe and the historic independence of the department. “You want to hear the nominee say that the president is not above the law, that credible allegations will receive full review,” ...
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House Dem Intern Charged With Posting Senators’ Private Info Online

A Democratic congressional intern was arrested Wednesday for allegedly posting private identifying information “ab out one or more United States Senators to the internet,” the Capitol Police said . Jackson A. Cosko, 27, was a staffer at one point for former Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and current Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Politico reported. After leaving Hassan’s office in May, he worked as an intern for Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), Lee’s chief of staff confirmed to Politico. The chief o...
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Now We Know How Sessions Lost Grassley’s Support

Last year, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) said he wouldn’t have time to consider new candidates for attorney general. In a tweet he claimed that his committee’s schedule “is set for rest of 2017” and there was “no way” the committee would have time to consider nominees to replace Jeff Sessions. But this year, Grassley says his schedule has freed up. “I do have time for hearings on nominees that the president might send up here that I didn’t have last year,” Grassley to...
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Here's how much Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, and Sheryl Sandberg have donated to the lawmakers that questioned Zuckerberg (FB)

Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, and Sheryl Sandberg have donated to some of the lawmakers questioning Zuckerberg during his Congressional testimony this week. Facebook has given the most to Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ). Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg doesn't have a strong presence in Washington — but he, Sheryl Sandberg, and Facebook Inc have donated tens of thousands of dollars to several of the same lawmakers that questioned him this week in high-profile Congressional hearings.  Congress grilled Zucke...
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Nearly 40 Senators Are Crafting An Immigration Deal. Too Many Cooks?

A small coalition of senators from both sides of the aisle attempting to hammer out an immigration deal in the next few weeks has ballooned into a working group of dozens, many of whom have little to no experience with immigration policy.With the March 5 deadline for protecting DACA recipients from deportation looming, Senate staffers tell TPM the “unwieldy” group of nearly 40 is still talking “in broad strokes.” If they can’t put together a bill by Feb. 8—the deadline imposed as part of the dea...
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Sen. Graham: Failure on tax reform could be end of GOP

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) says that if Republicans don't pass tax reform, then Democrats will take back the House of Representatives and attempt to impeach President Donald Trump.
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Sen. Graham: Tax reform failure could be end of GOP as we know it

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) says that if Republicans don't pass tax reform, then Democrats will take back the House of Representatives and attempt to impeach President Donald Trump.
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Graham: Failure on tax reform could be end of GOP

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) says that if Republicans don't pass tax reform, then Democrats will take back the House of Representatives and attempt to impeach President Donald Trump.
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Graham: Tax reform failure could mean end of GOP

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) says that if Republicans don't pass tax reform, then Democrats will take back the House of Representatives and attempt to impeach President Donald Trump.
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Senator Graham: Tax reform failure could mean end of GOP

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) says that if Republicans don't pass tax reform, then Democrats will take back the House of Representatives and attempt to impeach President Donald Trump.
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How Graham plans to move forward after Collins' decision

At CNN's health care debate, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) explains what he's doing to obtain the necessary amount of votes needed to pass the GOP's latest health care bill.
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Lindsey Graham: Trump has no choice on North Korea

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) defends his opinion for the US to consider military options with North Korea after its recent missile test, saying that President Trump has no other choice.
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Graham: Trump has no choice on N. Korea

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) defends his opinion for the US to consider military options with North Korea after its recent missile test, saying that President Trump has no other choice.
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Sen. Graham: Kushner story is suspicious

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) says the entire storyline that Jared Kushner proposed setting up a secret communications channel between the Trump transition team and the Kremlin is suspicious.
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Murkowski: 'May' Be Time For Independent Probe On Trump-FBI-Russia

Expressing concern about “the continuous and often conflicting reports” involving President Donald Trump and Russia, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) on Wednesday voiced support for an independent investigation into Russian interference in the U.S. election. Murkowski joins a small but growing number of Republican lawmakers expressing openness to either an independent commission or special prosecutor. “I still maintain that the Senate Intelligence Committee should continue conducting a thorough and fa...
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Group of Senators revive idea of a National Criminal Justice Commission

Long time readers may recall that, way back in 2009, then-Senator Jim Webb introduced legislation to create a National Criminal Justice Commission.  As reported here by The Crime Report, what was old is now new again, and might this time have a chance to become a reality: A bipartisan group of more than 20 U.S. senators is making another attempt to establish the first national commission in 50 years to study the criminal justice system and make recommendations on improving it.  Smaller groups o...
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United States: Senators Propose Bipartisan Bill To Secure Relief For Dreamers - Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart

On December 9, 2016, Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) introduced bipartisan legislation that would provide DREAMers with employment authorization and temporary protection from removal.
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Trump's controversial national security advisor Michael Flynn appears to have deleted his Twitter account

President Trump's controversial national security advisor Michael Flynn has apparently deleted his twitter account.  The retired Army lieutenant general was known for spreading conspiracy theories via Twitter, using his @GenFlynn account. For instance, days before the election, he retweeted articles published on right-wing blogs debunked as fake news that accused Clinton of everything from from "money laundering" to "sex crimes with children." Flynn earned a reputation in the military for effect...
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Lindsey Graham To Fundraise For Ted Cruz: He's The Best Alternative To Trump

UPDATE: 2:15 p.m. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is expected to host a fundraiser for Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Monday, CNN reported Thursday. Read More → [Author: Sara Jerde]
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Obama's Two Mistakes That Lost The Country

Early this year President Obama spoke before the Cleveland Club. After the speech 7th grader Alura Winfrey inquired, "If you could go back to the first day of your first term what advice would you give yourself?" Obama reflected for a moment and then blithely explained he would have worked harder to sell his economic policies. Ms. Winfrey asked the right question but might have elicited a more revealing response if the question was given more context and phrased more insistently. Something like...
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