Chuck to Trump: “Flattery won’t get you very far.”
“I think a lot of people are unsure if we want the faces of the party to be Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi: liberals from New York and California,” one Democrat said.
That’s it. That’s the entire letter, which Reid’s office provided on Sunday after Trump said Chuck Schumer is “far smarter” than Reid.
The Kentucky senator says John Bolton would be a “disaster” for foreign policy, and former Mayor Rudy Giuliani wouldn’t be much better.
“We can’t fathom it and therefore are not planning for it,” said Rep. Marc Veasey.
He said he can’t and won’t defend the party’s nominee, and that the “high principle” is to retain the Republican majority in the House.
“Engage your mind before putting your mouth in gear, he did not do it that time and has apologized,” one pastor wrote.
“That is a sanctionable offense. I don’t know what the appropriate sanction is, but I don’t care if you’re a civil rights leader from the 1960s or if you’ve been here three days, if you raise money on the floor, that is a sanctionable offense,” Rep. Mick Mulvaney said.
There’s not a clear end in sight to the fight over the Patriot Act and surveillance programs. “We’re gonna run the clock and they are going to have to either try to work with us or we’ll be here all weekend.”
Most GOP senators won’t be “standing with Rand” as Paul launched into what will likely be a very long floor speech on Wednesday to fight the Patriot Act.
The Arizona senator says Ukraine announced his appointment to a semi-official government position before he cleared it under Senate rules.
The Alabama senator voted to move forward with debate on fast-track trade authority, but remains opposed to the deal.
Aides in both offices confirm the two senators are coordinating their efforts to stop a straight reauthorization of the Patriot Act.
It’s been almost three months since Obama asked for a new authorization for the use of military force and there’s been little movement on the issue “We’re going to do one thing at a time,” said Sen. Bob Corker.
Expect the Senate floor to look more like a Republican presidential debate stage in the coming weeks, with candidates Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, and Ted Cruz facing off over the size and scope of the government’s domestic surveillance program.
Every major Republican is hitting the state up for money and endorsements right now. But, at least for now, donors, operatives, and lawmakers are in a freeze while the state’s senior senator eyes running for president.
“No one should ever confuse me with a partisan; I’m clearly an ideologue,” says Thomas Massie, the libertarian, gun-rights stalwart, MIT grad who is a surprising bipartisan.
It seems probable that most people like Justin Amash and Mark Sanford will endorse Rand Paul — but they are careful to say they haven’t yet. “We all want to sort of wait and see who is viable, who is putting together a decent campaign.”