The Democrats heat up some leftovers for the 2016 Senate races.
Before we get into the meat of this story from the National Journal, let me just note that this – “One of the most underappreciated stories in recent years is the deterioration of the Democratic bench under President Obama’s tenure in office” – has always been properly appreciated by me. I noticed this issue a while back. Sorry, but I felt the need to establish | Read More »
David Vitter vs. the GOP
Two years before his announcement that he would run for governor, Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) 83% declared war on health care subsidies for Congress and its staff. The subsidies were to be lost thanks to Obamacare, but the White House worked with Congress to get everyone their subsidies by labeling Congress a small business enterprise or some such nonsense. Since then, Vitter | Read More »
The Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015 has FINALLY passed Congress.
Fighting human trafficking is all very well, but when it comes to Democratic Senators the principle took a distinct second place to expanding access to abortion.
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CNN: “Will Schumer bring on new Democratic era?”
CNN is visibly hoping that Chuck Schumer takes back the Senate. How… droll.
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Dick Durbin endorses Chuck Schumer for Minority Leader.
Somebody has to say this, so it might as well be me: there’s a step missing in this scenario. “Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) on Friday endorsed his rival, Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), to become the next Senate Democratic leader, clearing the path for what is likely to be an easy transition in leadership when Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) 14% steps | Read More »
Harry Reid won’t seek re-election
This is probably wise on the part of the apparently recently-turned-blues-musician. WASHINGTON — Senator Harry Reid, the tough tactician who has led Senate Democrats since 2005, will not seek re-election next year, bringing an end to a three-decade congressional career that culminated with his push of President Obama’s ambitious agenda against fierce Republican resistance. Mr. Reid, 75, who suffered serious eye and facial injuries in a Jan. | Read More »
Sen. Klobuchar (D-MN) Admits Her Staff To Blame for Scuttling of Trafficking Bill
Last Friday, I wrote about how the Democrats were putting abortion before helping victims of human trafficking. The Democrats incredible defense was that they had not read the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act to find the language inserted by the GOP relating to abortion. Now, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) 6%, a Democrat from Minnesota and the bill’s leading Democratic sponsor, admits | Read More »
Obama to Senate: You are irrelevant on Iran
Not content with unleashing a virtual lynch mob on Senator Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AR) 82% for citing the United States Constitution, now White House chief of staff Dennis McDonough has sent a letter to Foreign Relations chairman, Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) 46%, warning him not to proceed with a bill he has introduced that ::shock :: gasp would require | Read More »
Democrats Put Abortion before Helping Human Trafficking Victims
In January of this year, Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) 53% introduced the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act. The most important part of this law is that it would impose an additional fine of $5,000 upon anyone caught engaging in various actions involved in human trafficking, and the money from these fines would go into a Domestic Trafficking Victims’ Fund. It had | Read More »
Prostitutes and Their Johns
State Senator Hunter Hill proposed legislation, Senate Bill 63 (“SB63″) to bring some semblance of common sense to the State of Georgia. Georgia is one of five states that prohibits beer brewers from selling their beer directly to the public. Wineries can, but breweries cannot. The issue is not about beer. It is not about whether or not you like beer. It is about whores | Read More »
Human Trafficking vs. Taxpayer-Funded Abortion
The Democrats are really working hard to remain genuinely awful, and a bill that fights human trafficking is their latest attempt to do so. Senate Democrats are threatening to pull their support from a bipartisan anti-trafficking bill set for Senate action this week. They are infuriated over an abortion-related provision that Democrats say was slipped in without their knowledge. The legislation passed the Senate Judiciary | Read More »
The Last Temptation of Russ Feingold.
Russ Feingold will succumb to that temptation, of course.
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The #EndSlaveryAct Deserves Our Support
I have spent a lot of time on the front page of RedState covering the horrors committed by ISIS over the past several months, but lest we forget, they are not the only perpetrators of horrendously evil acts. One of the most odious ongoing crimes against humanity is human trafficking, and it could be going on right in our backyards. In fact, I live in | Read More »