Many Republican lawmakers have been frantically distancing themselves from Roy Moore on Thursday afternoon following the publication of a shocking Washington Post story — which accuses Moore of having relationships with four teenaged women while in his 30s. Moore does have his defenders in conservative media, although they are few and far between. But one Fox News personality who seldom goes against the family spoke out Thursday and called for the former Alabama Supreme Court justice to quit the race. On Thursdays edition of The Five, the reliably conservative Jesse Watters came out against Moore. “[I]f these allegations are true, I feel horrible for these women,” Watters said. “It’s disgusting. Even just the allegation itself. It’s not just one person. It’s multiple people.”Watters went on to call for the judge to withdraw. “[T]he whole cloud, the whole stench around this guy, I don’t see how he can represent Alabama in the … [Read more...] about Jesse Watters on Roy Moore: ‘I Don’t See How He Can Represent Alabama in the U.S. Senate’
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Last night the U.S. Senate voted on a bill that will extend the current Tax Cuts first put into place by President Bush after Senator Harry Reid appeared to capitulate to the threat of a Republican filibuster. This appeared to frustrate, if not anger MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow last night, and not only because it messed up the rundown of her show. It understandably irked the self-described progressive because it was just another example of, as she put it, “this phenom of passing bills in the house only to see it die in the Senate.”Maddow ran trough a litany of examples where House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was successful in moving legislation consistent with both Obama’s and the progressive agenda forward through the House, only to see it die in the U.S. Senate. Then Maddow made very clear the stakes put forth by Senator Reid’s consistent surrender to the GOP: With the endless obstructions and delay tactics. The margins that Democrats have over Republicans has been … [Read more...] about Rachel Maddow’s Anger At U.S. Senate: ‘Game Over’ For Support From Obama Base?
Harry Reid (D-NV) declared that he was prepared to move forward with the “nuclear option” and change the Senate rules so that only a simple majority vote would be required to consider and confirm President Barack Obama’s executive branch nominees. In response, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) called his “friend” history’s worst majority leader. McConnell began by saying that the Reid’s plan alters the U.S. Senate’s role from an obligation to “advise and consent” to the president’s appointees to “sit down and shut up.”McConnell expressed dismay over the fact that Reid had “broken his word” and pursued the nuclear option after he pledged that he would not. He said that there are many Democratic members of the Senate who are not pleased with the change in the rules. “When they tell me that, the Republican I expect they would be least likely to want to tell that to, I know … [Read more...] about Worst Leader Ever: Mitch McConnell Trashes Harry Reid As Worst Majority Leader In U.S. Senate’s History
President Donald Trump’s former presidential campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, appeared on Fox News’ Justice with Judge Jeanine late Friday to make the explosive charge that officials from the Obama administration had secretly listened to conversations between then-Senator Jeff Sessions and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, in the senator’s office.“They did spend time listening to conversations between then-Sneator Jeff Session and the ambassador to Russia while he was in his U.S. Senate office,” Lewandowski told Judge Jeanine Pirro. “If that were to take place, which supposedly did take place, what other conversations did they listen in on from the American public?”A visibly stunned Pirro said she was unaware of any such activity from the Obama administration, but Lewandowski pressed on.“They were monitoring [who] a United States Senator was having a private conversation with, is what I understand, and if that is the case it is very … [Read more...] about Lewandowski Accuses Obama of Spying on Sessions ‘While He Was in His U.S. Senate Office’
While we currently have more women in the U.S. Senate than we ever have before (20 whole women!), there’s clearly room for improvement. Thankfully, the trajectory for women in the Senate seems to be moving continually higher, and after the upcoming elections in November, it’s possible that women will be making even more history.As reported by The Slot, there are currently six women running for senate seats in November, most of them in swing states where, if they win, they would be responsible for bringing back a Democratic majority. If only two of them win their races, we’ll have more women in the Senate than we’ve ever had before with 21. If all six win their races, which is unlikely (but a girl can dream!), that would bring the percentage of women in the Senate to 25%!It would be the first time in history when a full quarter of the Senate was made up of women, and would be a huge deal. So, who are the women you should be keeping an eye on?Tammy Duckworth … [Read more...] about U.S. Senate May Soon Have Record-Breaking Number of Female Senators