Posts in category "congress"

Democrats blow a mountain of political capital trying to nail CIA nominee Gina Haspel

Gina Haspel, nominated to head the CIA, turned Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee every which way as she deftly answered one ridiculous question after another. The Democratic game plan was so obvious as to be laughable: Get her to admit that enhanced intelligence techniques (e.g. waterboarding) used to obtain information to prevent more devastating terrorist... Read more »

Dick Durbin's ridiculous take on 'chain migration'

For Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) the phrase “chain migration” is offensive to African-Americans because some of their ancestors were brought here in chains as slaves. Writes Ethan Epstein in the Weekly Standard: (Subscription may be required) Dick Durbin would like to have a word with the professoriate. It seems that the phrase “chain migration”—a technical term used... Read more »

Rep. Gutierrez' rigged succession: it's the Chicago Way

“[There is] no quid pro quo,” — Rep. Luis Gutierrez’ denial that there was a secret, backroom deal behind his sudden, surprising retirement from  his congressional seat and endorsement of Jesus “Chuy” Garcia as his successor. Oh, sure. That’ll rank right up there in Chicago political lore with the late Mayor Richard J. Daley’s famously absurd assertion that, “There... Read more »
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Senate rejects progressive bias and confirms an "orthodox" Catholic to federal judgeship

Amy Coney Barrett whom Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, California Sen. Diane Feinstein and others attacked for her “orthodox” Catholicism and other imagined infirmities, has been confirmed as a judge on Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals whose jurisdiction includes Illinois. At the same time, the Senate confirmed Joan Larsen’s appointment to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati. All the... Read more »

Must watch: Marco Rubio eloquently responds to Elizabeth Warren's rant

I guess you have to read the conservative publications and posts to have seen this. It is Sen. Marco Rubio’s eloquent response to Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s personal attack against attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions. It came after Democrats, echoed by left-leaning media, blow their tops over what they variously called Republican censorship of Warren.  Repeating the... Read more »

Cops as pigs art in Congress evokes Harold Washington as gay/trans art in Chicago

The row in Congress over a student’s artwork depicting police as pigs evokes a similar battle over insulting art and freedom of expression that occurred in Chicago years ago over a student’s painting that depicted Mayor Harold Washington wearing a bra, G-string, garter belt and stockings. The sides were completely reversed then and it is a perfect example... Read more »
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Mr. Obama, give us your best shot for the new Supreme Court justice

Bring it on. Republicans shouldn’t be afraid of who President Barack Obama will nominate to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court. I say, Mr. President,  send the best ya got. Find someone, if you can, that won’t anger the radical left or the hard right. See if you can follow... Read more »

Illinois Legislature not the best place to learn how to compromise

Or for learning wisdom. President Barack Obama is meeting today with Congressional leaders, hoping to figure out a way to move forward with the nation’s business. Compromise  and swallowing your pride will be required. So, while most of those he’s having lunch with are experienced hands at lawmaking, of which compromise is an integral part,... Read more »

What Republicans want

President Barack Obama, in his post-election press conference, asked Republicans to lay out what they want, now that in the next Congress they will control both houses of Congress. As if it were a mystery. But for those who have rigidly insisted that the Republicans were entirely negative and had no clue about what issues... Read more »
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Obama thinking about disobeying another law?

Really? This time it’s the Congressional prohibition against bringing terrorists to our backyards. Reports the Wall Street Journal (a paywall may apply): The White House is drafting options that would allow President Barack Obama to close the detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by overriding a congressional ban on bringing detainees to the U.S., senior administration officials... Read more »
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