Television personality Geraldo Rivera on Friday outlined his views on abortion, gay marriage, immigration and entitlements as he considers a Republican bid for the U.S. Senate. Media Credit: www.geraldo.com Rivera is thinking about jumping into a 2014 race in New Jersey, where he has lived since 1989. In an interview with Fox News, where he hosts Geraldo At Large, Rivera called himself a "modern Republican" who lives in a Democratically blue state. "There is a point of view that is unrepresented in states like New Jersey," he said. Sen. Frank Lautenberg is up for re-election next year. The Democrat has not yet said whether he'll seek another term, but Newark Mayor Cory Booker has already declared his intention to run next year. Read More
Former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown stays that way: "I will not be a candidate for the United States Senate in the upcoming special election.” https://twitter.com/MajorCBS/status/297417075197108224 Former Massachusetts Republican Sen. Scott Brown, won't look to reclaim a spot in the Senate in this summer's special election to replace outgoing Sen. John Kerry. via NBC Politics.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) announced that the House will consider the Require a PLAN Act, H.R. 444, next week. Sponsored by Vice Chairman of the Budget Committee Tom Price (R-GA) this bill will require the President to produce a balanced budget or submit a plan that indicates the earliest year he believes balance can be achieved and the policies he would implement to get there: “Next week, the House will consider the Require a PLAN Act to force President Obama to put forward his plan to balance the budget. For the fourth time in five years, the President is expected to miss the legal deadline for his annual budget proposal. Another signal he is not serious about solving our nation’s spending problem. That is unacceptable. Even the budget he [...]
Report: FBI raids office of Florida doctor linked to Sen. Menendez The Miami Herald is reporting that the FBI on Tuesday night raided the office of a doctor whom news reports have linked with embattled Sen. Robert Menendez, the man poised to take over as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. According to The Herald, agents raided the West Palm Beach office of Dr. Salmon Melgen, who another press outlet, the Daily Caller, suggested in reports last year had paid for Mr. Menendez to take trips to the Dominican Republic and even arranged for prostitutes for the senator. It was unclear whether the Tuesday raid was targeted at Mr. Menendez, New Jersey Democrat, or some other aspect of Dr. Melgen's business. The Herald said he has an outstanding IRS lien of $11.1 [...]
Who where the three Senators who voted against John Kerry? Republicans Jim Inhofe (OK), John Cornyn (TX), and Ted Cruz (TX) The Senate today confirmed John Kerry to be the next Secretary of State by a vote of 94-3. As expected, the former Senator and Foreign Relations Committee chairman had no trouble sailing through his confirmation process. The only three dissenters were Republicans Jim Inhofe (OK), John Cornyn (TX), and Ted Cruz (TX). Kerry has served in the Senate since 1985 and has been on the Foreign Relations Committee the entire time. Disputing his foreign policy expertise would have been a challenge. (However, one can certainly have reservations about the Obama Administration’s agenda on arms control, international treaties, and climate change agreements. This is a classic [...]
Obama Violates the Constitution Washington - Today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled the 2012 recess appointments made by President Obama are unconstitutional. Although it is unclear how this ruling will affect the appointment of Richard Cordray to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau or the National Labor Relations Board appointments, the judges do define a recess appointment as “limited to intersession recesses.” via Obama Violates the Constitution | U.S. Congressman Trey Gowdy. Judiciary Hearing on Recess Appointments via Judiciary Hearing on Recess Appointments - YouTube.
Senators To Provide Key Update On Bipartisan Talks On Comprehensive Immigration Reform Today At 2:30pm
Washington, D.C. – A bipartisan group of senators will hold a news conference TODAY, January 28, 2013 at 2:30 pm to provide a key update on their discussions on a comprehensive immigration reform bill. Monday, January 28, 2013 2:30 p.m. EST U.S. Senator Marco Rubio and a group of bipartisan senators provide key update on comprehensive immigration reform. Senate Radio-TV Gallery U.S. Capitol Washington, D.C. Bipartisan Framework for Comprehensive Immigration Reform Introduction We recognize that our immigration system is broken. And while border security has improved significantly over the last two Administrations, we still don’t have a functioning immigration system. This has created a situation where up to 11 million undocumented immigrants are living in [...]
A white ex-congresswoman with an “A” rating from the National Rifle Association is the front-runner to replace former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. in a majority-black Chicagoland district with inner-city neighborhoods wracked by gun violence. At first glance, Debbie Halvorson should have no business winning the Feb. 26 special election. The former Democratic congresswoman was crushed by Jackson in a primary last year. She’s a white Democrat seeking to represent a district in which 54 percent of voters are African-American. Read More
The writer of “Zero Dark Thirty” lashed out Sunday at Senate lawmakers, accusing them of a conducting a McCarthy-esque probe of the film that could squelch free speech. The film’s screenwriter and producer, Mark Boal, criticized lawmakers for probing the film about the hunt for Osama bin Laden. Several lawmakers and terrorism experts say the via ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Writer Slams Senate’s Film Probe
Prohibits sale, transfer, importation and manufacture of 157 dangerous military-style assault weapons; bans high-capacity ammunition magazines Washington—U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today joined a broad coalition representing Congress, law enforcement, doctors, clergy and gun violence victims to announce the introduction of the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013. The bill bans dangerous military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition feeding devices capable of holding more than 10 rounds. The following joined the Senate bill as cosponsors: Senators Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Carl Levin (D-Mich.), John Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Jack Reed [...]