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“We’re gonna try everything in our power — we’re gonna go forwards, really, on all fronts, whether it be a vote to defund, whether it be a lawsuit, might even get into censureship.”
“And I personally hope that these tragedies give us the opportunity to come together as a nation to find our balance again.”
Sen. Kirsten Gilibrand has been pushing a bill on the issue — but had no advance notice of the Pentagon’s new plans, nor did at least two other Democratic senators on the issue. Sen. Claire McCaskill was notified.
“I don’t care if he had a weapon or not. He still has to comply with the order. He has to comply. That’s the law.”
The Louisiana governor’s views seem designed to avoid displeasing anyone. John Bolton and Jim Talent are advising the likely 2016 candidate.
“But I don’t believe, you know, that this officer operated incorrectly, and that’s because the grand jury decided not to indict. That’s the way the process works.”
Boehner said he hasn’t ruled out congressional hearings on the case.
After the dismal 2014 elections, House Democrats are anxious, critical of the leadership, and wondering if it’s time for a message overhaul. Leadership has plans in the works.
Trent Lott said the immigration executive order is something to worry about next year.
“Yes….I’m disappointed…and no….yes I’m disappointed.”
The rule is to be published in the Federal Register on Friday and will take effect 120 days later.
The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals denied Florida’s request to issue a stay pending its appeal. “The stay … expires at the end of the day on January 5, 2015.”
“If the price is right for them I think we need to be worried that they’ll collaborate with terrorists,” the senator-elect says.
“I’m gonna tell you something — what gets you shot is when you grab a police officer’s gun, and you lunge at him, and you try to hit him in the face.”
Corker says the operations would have been “very targeted, very brief.”
The schizophrenic man was scheduled to be executed Wednesday for killing his wife’s parents. [Update: A federal appeals court has issued a stay of execution, which the state is not going to appeal immediately, meaning the execution will not go forward at this time.]
Two states are now on board seeking review from the justices, as same-sex couples wait to see what the court does with the cases.
Representatives from the four major professional sports leagues met with the senators today to discuss policies addressing players and violence against women.
Rep. Ted Yoho said the Senate has tried to coordinate a bill with him.
“We need the backing of our black president to say that this is a racial issue and that he stands behind us. We don’t need him to come and put boots to the ground; he should have done it 100 days ago.”
“Use what the Constitution says — but no, we won’t do that.”
He served as deputy defense secretary under Leon Panetta and Chuck Hagel.
The House is expected to try to both avoid a shutdown and hit Obama for his immigration executive action.
At the Supreme Court, several justices appeared to be seeking a middle ground.
House Republicans will meet Tuesday to decide on a plan of action.
Despite Alyssa Mastromonaco’s departure from the White House earlier this year, she’s taken meetings for the presidential library.
“Cassidy/Jindal — bad for Louisiana, disastrous for black families.”
The radio ad features Landrieu saying she approves the message and is “authorized by Friends of Mary Landrieu and authorized by the Democratic State Committee of Louisiana.”