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Trump Just Suffered an Embarrassing Defeat on the Wall. This Republican Tried to Stop It

Sen. Mike Lee arguably worked harder than the White House to forestall Thursday’s embarrassing defeat on emergency powers. The Utah Republican pored over federal budget documents, talked with White House lawyers and Senate colleagues, worked over the weekend to draft a compromise bill and personally lobbied the president and the vice president to no avail.…
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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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‘Party’s Over’: GOPers Seem Ready To Deal Trump Defeat On Nat’l Emergency

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Senate is set to deal President Donald Trump a rebuke on his declaration of a national emergency at the Mexican border, with the only remaining question how many GOP senators will join Democrats in defying him. Republicans are predicting that Thursday’s showdown vote will result in Congress sending Trump a resolution blocking the border emergency he proclaimed last month to steer an extra $3.6 billion to building border barriers. Since the Democratic-contr...
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White House threatens veto of Yemen war resolution

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has issued a veto threat ahead of a Senate vote to end U.S. support for the Saudi Arabian-led coalition fighting in Yemen. The resolution coming up for a vote Wednesday is co-sponsored by independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah. It invokes the […]
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Opposition To Trump National Emergency Grows In GOP-Led Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate opponents of President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the Mexican border have moved very close to having enough votes to prevail, and one Republican suggested the president risks a rebuff by the GOP-led chamber if he doesn’t change course. Trump’s move would “turn a border crisis into a constitutional crisis,” veteran Sen. Lamar Alexander said on the Senate floor Thursday. But he stopped just short of saying he’d support a resolution blocking th...
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February 27 roundup

In move to protect itself against patent trolls, Apple plans to close retail stores in the troll-favored Eastern District of Texas [Joe Rossignol, MacRumors; Sarah Perez, TechCrunch] Don’t: “Civil Rights Lawyer Faked Cancer to Delay Cases, Illinois Bar Authorities Say” [Scott Flaherty, American Lawyer] Don’t: “* lies about joint stipulation for extension * FABRICATES OPPOSITION BRIEF * constructs false chain of emails, forwards to partner. Dude, just doing the work would have been WAY les...
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Variety and Rolling Stone Collaborate for ‘American (In)Justice’ Special Print Supplement

On Wednesday, Feb. 27, Variety and Rolling Stone will publish a special print supplement for “American (In)Justice,” taking a hard look at the criminal justice system in America. Nearly 30 stories from voices including Ava DuVernay, Roger Ross Williams, Common, Sarah Koenig, and Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) will be featured in the magazine. The diverse […]
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Criminal Justice Bill Clears First Major Hurdle In Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation that would ease federal sentencing laws for some offenders cleared its first major test vote Monday, garnering overwhelming support in both parties even as some conservatives portrayed the bill as soft on crime. The Senate voted 82-12 to advance the bill. A vote on final passage would come later in the week, but not until the chamber has debated and voted on a series of amendments from opponents that will be brought up Tuesday. The bill would give judges more dis...
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How New Legislation Could Affect Federal Inmates

As Congress gets closer to passing an overhaul of the federal criminal justice system, NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, about how the legislation will affect federal inmates.
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Senate Approves Yemen Resolution Condemning MBS In Khashoggi’s Death

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators voted Thursday to recommend that the U.S. end its assistance to Saudi Arabia for the war in Yemen and put the blame for the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi squarely on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, in a direct challenge to both the longtime Middle East ally and President Donald Trump’s handling of the relationship. The succession of bipartisan votes came two months after the Saudi journalist’s slaying at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and after Trump p...
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Senate rebukes Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi, Yemen war

By MARY CLARE JALONICK and LISA MASCARO WASHINGTON  — Senators voted Thursday to recommend that the U.S. end its assistance to Saudi Arabia for the war in Yemen and put the blame for the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi squarely on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, in a direct challenge to both the longtime Middle East ally and President Donald Trump’s handling of the relationship. The succession of bipartisan votes came two months after the Saudi journalist’s slaying at the Saudi consu...
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Senate Looks Likely To Yank U.S. Aid From Yemen; House Probably Won’t

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators are expected to vote Thursday on a resolution that would call on the U.S. to pull assistance from the Saudi-led war in Yemen, a measure that would rebuke Saudi Arabia after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Senate may also consider a separate resolution condemning the journalist’s killing as senators have wrestled with how to respond to the Saudi journalist’s murder. U.S. intelligence officials have concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ...
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Senate Judiciary Cmte. Cancels Votes On Judges As Flake Refuses To Back Down

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee has canceled a Thursday vote on more than 20 federal judge nominations amid a standoff between Republican Sen. Jeff Flake and GOP leaders over legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller. The Arizona senator, who is retiring from Congress, is a frequent critic of President Donald Trump. Flake has said he won’t vote for any federal judges until Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell holds a Senate floor vote on the special counsel bill...
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Pompeo: ‘No Direct Reporting’ Linking Crown Prince With Khashoggi Killing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top administration officials urged senators Wednesday to keep supporting U.S. involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen, but it was unclear whether their message would dissuade lawmakers who want to punish the kingdom for its role in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.   The Senate was to vote later Wednesday on ending U.S. assistance for the conflict that human rights advocates say is wreaking havoc on the country and subjecting civilians to indiscriminate bombing. Aft...
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Trump’s defense of Saudis puts dissidents at risk around the world

President Trump’s inability to hold Saudi Arabia accountable for the heinous murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi not only thwarts American values — it undermines America’s standing on the world stage. Over the past month,  Trump has repeatedly defended the Saudi government even as evidence has mounted not only that Saudi officials knew about the Oct. 2 death of Khashoggi, but actually ordered the killing. Khashoggi, a critic of the Saudi government and the Saudi war in Yemen, disappeared after ...
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FIRST STEP Act, already compromised to cater to tough-on-crime crowd, may be watered down further for Senate vote

The Washington Post is reporting in this new article, headlined "Senate Republicans mull changes to controversial criminal justice bill," that there is talk of further gutting the few sentencing reform provisions in the latest version of the FIRST STEP Act and creating still further prison reform carve outs.  Here are the details: Senate Republicans are actively discussing changes to a controversial overhaul of the criminal justice system in a bid to win more GOP support that could nonetheless ...
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Sen. Mike Lee: 'Certain' next Congress will investigate Trump's ties to Saudi Arabia

A Utah Republican senator on Sunday said he was "certain" the next Congress will look into President Donald Trump's ties to Saudi Arabia after the President signaled he would not punish the Saudi crown prince over the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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Despite His Bloviating, Trump Has No Plan To Deal With Caravan If It Arrives

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has not settled on a plan for what to do if a migrant caravan arrives at the southern border, despite threats by President Donald Trump to declare a national emergency or rescind aid from the countries whose people are journeying north. Top immigration officials and close Trump advisers are still evaluating the options in closed-door meetings that have gotten increasingly heated in the past week, including one that turned into a shouting match as the...
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Kavanaugh accuser wants to talk to Senate; terms up in air

By LISA MASCARO and MARY CLARE JALONICK | Associated Press WASHINGTON — The woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of a decades-old sexual assault has accepted a Senate committee’s request to tell her side next week but Christine Blasey Ford wants to resume negotiations over the exact terms of her appearance, her lawyers said Saturday. It was not immediately clear whether the Republican-run Senate Judiciary Committee would agree to more talks with Ford’s team. Also unclear was when...
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We Just Got A Taste Of The Kind Of Kavanaugh Docs Being Designated As ‘Committee Confidential’

A brief back-and-forth between Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) — about Booker questioning Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh about an email not in front of the judge — revealed that among the Kavanaugh documents deemed “committee confidential” and thus not accessible to the public was an email titled “racial profiling.” “The one email specifically entitled ‘racial profiling’ — literally the email was entitled ‘racial profiling’ — that somehow was designated as something th...
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Keeping It Real

Sen. Mike Lee brings up Bork — drink! — Tierney Sneed (@Tierney_Megan) September 4, 2018 [Author: David Kurtz]
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"An almond doesn’t lactate, I will confess."

Said FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, quoted in "Senators Ask ‘What Is Milk?’/Dairy industry wants to limit the word to what comes out of cows" (Business Insider). The Senate voted, 14-84, to defeat an amendment, offered by Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah, that would kill spending on a Food and Drug Administration study on what can be marketed as milk.“Consumers are not deceived by these labels,” said Lee. “No one buys almond milk under the false illusion that it came from a cow. They buy it be...
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“Sen. Mike Lee says Kavanaugh is the ‘kind of originalist jurist we need on the court'”

“Sen. Mike Lee says Kavanaugh is the ‘kind of originalist jurist we need on the court'”: Thomas Burr has this article in today’s edition of The Salt Lake Tribune.
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Sen. Mike Lee on calls to cancel Trump-Putin summit

Democrats want President Trump to ditch meeting the Russian president following indictments over election meddling.
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Trump closes in on Supreme Court pick; 3 judges top list

By CATHERINE LUCEY, KEN THOMAS and LISA MASCARO The Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is closing in on his next Supreme Court nominee, with three federal judges leading the competition to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. Trump’s top contenders for the vacancy at this time are federal appeals judges Amy Coney Barrett, Brett Kavanaugh and Raymond Kethledge, said a person familiar with Trump’s thinking who was not authorized to speak publicly. This 2017 photo provide...
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3 More Supreme Court Candidates Meet With Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump spoke with three more potential Supreme Court candidates on Tuesday as a key senator privately aired concerns about one of the contenders. As Trump weighs his options, he has heard from Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., who has expressed reservations about one top potential nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, according to a person familiar with the call but not authorized to publicly disclose details of it. The activity around Kavanaugh was an early glimpse of the frenzied jo...
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Trump calls Sen. Mike Lee as Supreme Court announcement nears

President Donald Trump spoke with Utah's GOP Sen. Mike Lee by phone on Monday about the Supreme Court vacancy, a spokesman for Lee confirms to CNN.
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Lawmakers Pull For One Of Their Own To Be Chosen Supreme Court Nominee

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump considers his next Supreme Court pick, some Republicans in Congress want him to consider pulling from their ranks on Capitol Hill. GOP Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas suggests his conservative ally, Sen. Mike Lee of Utah, would be “the single best choice” Trump could make to fill the vacancy. Republican Sen. Tim Scott is making a pitch for his best friend in Congress, Rep. Trey Gowdy, a fellow South Carolinian. “I hope that the president will be open to that,” ...
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Some lawmakers say they’d like to see one of theirs on court

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump considers his next Supreme Court pick, some Republicans in Congress want him to consider pulling from their ranks on Capitol Hill. GOP Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas suggests his conservative ally, Sen. Mike Lee of Utah, would be “the single best choice” Trump could make to fill the […]
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GOP lawmakers floated for Trump’s Supreme Court opening

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump considers his next Supreme Court pick, some Republicans in Congress want him to consider pulling from their ranks on Capitol Hill. GOP Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas suggests his conservative ally, Sen. Mike Lee of Utah, would be “the single best choice” Trump could make to fill the […]
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