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10.25.18

‘Historic And Bipartisan’ Opioids Law Will ‘Save Lives’

President Trump Signed Into Law A Landmark Bill To Address The Opioids And Addiction Crisis In America PRESIDENT TRUMP: "Today, we are here … to sign landmark legislation to defeat the opioid epidemic…. Over the last year, we have mobilized the entire federal government to address this crisis…. My administration has also launched an unprecedented effort to target drug dealers, traffickers, and smugglers. We are shutting down online networks, cracking down on internationa… Continue Reading


10.12.18

‘The American Economy Is Humming’

In 'A Remarkable Rebound' From The Last Recession, 'The Benefits Of The Strong Economy Lifted The Fortunes Of More Americans' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "According to the latest Department of Labor report, unemployment in the United States of America has now fallen to 3.7 percent. That's our lowest unemployment rate since 1969…. [I]t is rising wages, more job opportunities, and new investment. And it's reaching kitchen tables and communities large and small all acr… Continue Reading


10.10.18

List Of Accomplishments Keeps Growing

Water Infrastructure, FAA Reauthorization, And Landmark Opioids Bill Are Latest Additions To The Accomplishments Of The 115th Congress SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Earlier this year, the president challenged us to seriously address our nation's crumbling infrastructure. In Congress, we've wasted no time on working to tackle this challenge in a bipartisan way. Here are just a few highlights. The funding bill for fiscal year 2018 included a $21 billion increase in infrastruc… Continue Reading


10.04.18

Never Enough

Democrats Demanded Another FBI Investigation, Got Another FBI Investigation, And Now Say It Wasn't Enough SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "This is now the seventh time the FBI has thoroughly reviewed Judge Kavanaugh's background." (Sen. McConnell, Remarks, 10/04/2018) SEN. McCONNELL: "Our Democratic colleagues have made it abundantly clear they will never, ever be satisfied. Not ever." (Sen. McConnell, Remarks, 10/03/2018) SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM (R-SC): "It will never be enoug… Continue Reading


10.03.18

Dems Embrace Avenatti Circus Allegations

Senate Democrats 'Including … The Democratic Leader Have Tried To Get Judge Kavanaugh To Withdraw From This Process Because Of These Uncorroborated And Sometimes Ridiculous Allegations' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[T]his mudslide has been actively embraced, urged on, and capitalized upon by Democrats inside this chamber and organized far-left special interests outside it. It hasn't been about getting to the truth or giving anyone a fair hearing. It has seemingly be… Continue Reading


10.02.18

Julie Swetnick’s ‘Credibility Issues’

'NBC News Was Unable To Independently Corroborate Swetnick's Claims,' And 'There Are Things That She Told Us On Camera That Differ From Her Written Statement' While Swetnick's Ex-Boyfriend Says 'She's Not Credible At All' RICHARD VINNECCY, Swetnick's Ex-Boyfriend: "Never, never once [did] she mention that to me. We used to talk just about everything, and she never once mentioned that at all." (Fox News' "The Ingraham Angle," 10/01/2018) 'Does [Julie Swetnick] Have Credibility Issues?' … Continue Reading


10.02.18

‘It Will Not Take A “Tremendous Amount Of Time”’

Democrats Repeatedly Said They Were Comfortable With An FBI Investigation That Would Not Take Long Dems: 'A Finite Period For An FBI Investigation,' 'No One Is Asking That It Take Longer Than A Week' SENS. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY) and DIANNE FEINSTEIN (D-CA): "Now that it appears likely that the Judiciary Committee will hold its hearing on Thursday, September 27th, the FBI has almost a full week to do its work. It will not take a 'tremendous amount of time,' but it is necessary …" (Sen… Continue Reading


09.30.18

Julie Swetnick: ‘She’s Not Credible At All’

'The [Defamation] Suit Also Alleges Swetnick "Engaged In Unwelcome, Sexually Offensive Conduct" While At Webtrends And "Made False And Retaliatory Allegations That Other Co-Workers Had Engaged In Inappropriate Conduct Toward Her"' Julie Swetnick By The Numbers One Defamation Suit Filed Against Her Involving Sexual Harassment Allegations In Oregon One Restraining Order Filed Against Her By Her Ex-Boyfriend In Florida One Sexual Harassment Lawsuit, Where She Was Represented By Debra Katz's… Continue Reading


09.30.18

Dr. Ford’s Lawyer: ‘We’re Going To Object, Mr. Chairman’

SEN. GRAHAM: '[Dr. Ford] Didn't Know That The Committee Was Willing To Go To California Again.' SEN. COTTON: 'They Pointed to Her Lawyers Who…Did Not Tell Her That The Staff Was Willing To Go To California' SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM (R-SC): "I'm shocked not one media outlet is reporting that during the hearing, [Dr. Ford] didn't know that the committee was willing to go to California again. If the shoe were on the other foot, the Republicans had done this, we would be destroyed. We would … Continue Reading


09.30.18

Search And Destroy By Any Means Necessary

Dems: 'Block Kavanaugh,' 'Time Is Critical If You Have Information And Do Not Want to See Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court' SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM (R-SC): "We're at a new standard here. You destroy man's life. You say he's unfit to judge you, because of the way you treated him. We're not going to play that game…My response to Senator Hirono is…you spoke truth. You said the goal was to delay this hearing to draw it out past the midterms, keep this seat open, have it replaced … Continue Reading


09.26.18

Professional Counsel De-Politicizes The Process

Former Biden Chief of Staff: The 'Best Way To Avoid Speech-Making, Repetition, Grandstanding Or Political Bickering Is To Have Expert Counsel Pose The Questions' SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN CHUCK GRASSLEY (R-IA): "The majority members have followed the bipartisan recommendation to hire as staff counsel for the committee an experienced career sex-crimes prosecutor to question the witnesses at Thursday's hearing. The goal is to de-politicize the process and get to the truth, instead of… Continue Reading


09.25.18

Biden On FBI: ‘They Do Not Reach Conclusions’

Then-Judiciary Committee Chairman JOE BIDEN (D-DE) In 1991: The 'FBI Explicitly Does Not, In This Or Any Other Case Reach A Conclusion, Period' SEN. JOE BIDEN (D-DE), then-Judiciary Committee Chairman: "And the last thing I will point out, the next person who refers to an FBI report as being worth anything, obviously doesn't understand anything. FBI explicitly does not, in this or any other case reach a conclusion, period, period." (U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing, 10/12/1991) … Continue Reading


09.25.18

Vague, Uncorroborated Allegations

'No Memory,' 'I Have No Idea,' 'Does Not Know Mr. Kavanaugh' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Look -- the American people know that sexual misconduct is gravely serious. They expect this to be treated seriously and addressed promptly. That's precisely what Chairman Grassley has done and is doing. But the American people also insist that vague … and uncorroborated allegations of 30-plus-year-old misconduct -- where all the supposed witnesses either totally deny it or can… Continue Reading


09.25.18

A Brief History Of Dems’ Calls For Delay

A Timeline of Senate Democrats' Varying Calls For Delay Of Senate Consideration Of Judge Kavanaugh's Nomination To The Supreme Court SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "The Democrats had already made up their minds and chosen their tactics: delay, obstruct, and resist. Whatever it took -- whatever the truth really was -- they were going to do whatever they could to stop this qualified, experienced, and mainstream nominee." (Sen. McConnell, Remarks, 9/24/2018) June 27th: Wait … Continue Reading


09.25.18

Confidentiality Denied

'Top Democratic Sources Told Me, Yes, This Was A Leak By Democrats' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[Democrats] sat on Dr. Ford's letter for seven weeks. They kept it secret. They did nothing. They bid their time. And then they threw Professor Ford's wishes overboard and leaked it to the press…. As I've noted, we know the chain of custody of the letter went through the Democrat side of the Judiciary Committee." (Sen. McConnell, Remarks, 9/25/2018) SEN. McCONNELL: "So… Continue Reading


09.24.18

‘The Ends Justify The Means’

'Yet Again, Senate Democrats Actively Withheld Information From The Rest Of The Committee' SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM (R-SC): "[E]verything is fair game and falls into the category of - 'The Ends Justify the Means.'" (Sen. Graham, @LindseyGrahamSC, Twitter, 9/24/2018) SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY), July 10th: "Bottom line, folks … I'm going to fight this nomination with everything I've got…. We must defeat Judge Kavanaugh's nomination to the bench …" (Sen. Schumer, Press Confere… Continue Reading


09.21.18

Democrats’ ‘Mysterious’ Money

Senate Democrats Continue To Complain Of 'Dark Money,' While 'Mysterious' Money Flows From Their Super PACs SEN. CLAIRE McCASKILL (D-MO), on her Supreme Court nomination vote: It's based "on his positions on several key issues, most importantly the avalanche of dark, anonymous money that is crushing our democracy." (Springfield [MO] News-Leader, 9/19/2018) 'Mysterious' Super PACs Spending Millions On Senate Races Are Funded By 'Super PAC[s] Aligned With Senate Democrats' ARIZONA: "A m… Continue Reading


09.21.18

Democrats Disproven…Again And Again And Again

Democrats Have Perpetuated 'False,' 'Unfair And Unfounded' Attacks 'Three Pinocchios' For Leahy 'Throwing Red Meat' On Bush-Era Surveillance Program "Considering the context, Kavanaugh's email in the days after 9/11 is a slim reed on which to hang an allegation of potentially misleading testimony under oath. Leahy asked whether Kavanaugh had seen or heard anything about a specific program, and Kavanaugh said no. No evidence has surfaced showing Kavanaugh knew at the time that a spying pro… Continue Reading


09.18.18

‘Landmark Legislation’ To Combat The Opioid Crisis

'A Historic Bill': Senate Overwhelmingly Passes 'Sweeping' Legislation 'Aimed At Combating The Nation's Deadly Opioid Epidemic' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Yesterday, the U.S. Senate sent a clear message to the millions of Americans who have personally done battle with addiction to opioids and prescription drugs…. To every American affected by the opioid epidemic, the landmark legislation the Senate passed yesterday says: 'The nation will not stand for this. More help… Continue Reading


09.13.18

Are You Now Or Have You Ever Been A Baseball Fan?

Democrats Ask Judge Kavanaugh Absurd, Irrelevant Questions About Baseball Tickets And The Dating Game "For how many seasons have you purchased Washington Nationals season tickets?" (Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse [D-RI], Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, Questions for the Record, 9/10/2018) "How many tickets did you purchase each year?" (Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse [D-RI], Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be an Associate Justice of… Continue Reading

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