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 steps down from the job.” To wit: Chuck Schumer | 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, , a Democrat from Minnesota and the bill’s leading Democratic sponsor, admits that it was her staff, not the | Read More »
Obama to Senate: You are irrelevant on Iran
Not content with unleashing a virtual lynch mob on Senator for citing the United States Constitution, now White House chief of staff Dennis McDonough has sent a letter to Foreign Relations chairman, , warning him not to proceed with a bill he has introduced that ::shock :: gasp would require Obama to actually obey the freakin law. With a four-month extension of Iran nuclear talks | Read More »
Democrats Put Abortion before Helping Human Trafficking Victims
In January of this year, 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 no problem going through the initial committee mark | 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 »
Eunuch Mitch McConnell Squeals Like a Pig
I told you guys the Senate GOP would screw us over on DHS funding, but even I had no idea Mitch McConnell would capitulate so easily. I assumed he’d do a major song and dance first, but instead he just went all Ned Beatty in Deliverance the moment Barack Obama looked at him funny. Good grief. Even CNN’s website declared that the Democrats were the | Read More »
Congressional Republicans Preparing to Investigate NASA Temperature Tampering
In the short few months since the 2014 midterm elections, Republicans have already committed many sins, but their willingness to investigate abuse, fraud, and deceit by governmental agencies is not among them. Their newest target appears to be the scandalous temperature tampering by activist scientists to push the global warming agenda forward. The Daily Caller reports on this citing a series from (R-CA-28). The most | Read More »
The Senate is Preparing to Investigate Ties between White House and IRS
Here at RedState, we’ve already spilled a lot of digital ink covering the IRS scandal. Now, we’ve got more fuel for the fire. The newly minted Republican Senate appears to be getting at least one thing right. The Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee, led by (R-UT), have sent a letter to the White House demanding all communications the President and his aides have had | Read More »
Tom Steyer reportedly mulling California Senate run.
Or, as I would put it, Tom Steyer thinking of eliminating middleman by signing up to directly lose a Senate seat: “Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer is mulling a run for Bar bara Boxer’s Senate seat, according to a person close to the former hedge fund trader.” …and there’s the trouble, right there for Mr. Steyer: all those adjectives. ‘Billionaire’ is at best, neutral. ‘Environmentalist’ is not | Read More »
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D, California) cuts and runs.
is retiring. If you listen, you can hear the faint sounds of Democratic politicians all across California as they get up from their breakfasts and calmly go to open up their weapons caches. For there will be a Democratic war in the primaries over this. A California Senator’s seat? Oh, my, yes, but there will be a Time Of Troubles. Lots of people want that | Read More »