Actress Jane Lynch, a vocal Democrat supporter, invoked ire on Twitter after she suggested a US Senate building should be named after the late Senator John McCain – a Republican anti-Trump icon.
The ‘Party Down’ star tweeted late on Monday that “as soon as the nightmare” of the Donald Trump presidency is over, “the Senate building” should be renamed after the politician who died in 2018 following a brain cancer diagnosis.
Lynch did not specify whether by “the Senate building” she meant a particular office building or the iconic United States Capitol as a whole. However, the mere suggestion turned out to have been enough to provoke an onslaught of online ridicule from both left-wingers and Trump supporters.
Together they tried to explain in excruciating detail why McCain does not deserve the honor. They called him a “warmonger,” a “racist,” and a “homophobe.” Personal attacks were also thrown in. Some even went after Lynch alleging she had shallow political convictions and calling her “a low-information liberal.”
The House of Representatives passed legislation Saturday to prevent any further changes at the United States Postal Service and to provide $25 billion in funding ahead of an expected surge in mail-in ballots in the November election.
The bill faces an uncertain future in the Republican-led Senate. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told the Louisville Courier-Journal Tuesday he was doubtful a bill only addressing the Postal Service could pass the Senate.
President Donald Trump, in a Saturday tweet, called the controversy over the Postal Service a “hoax” and told Republican lawmakers to vote against it, but over two dozen House Republicans joined all Democrats in voting for the bill. It passed by a 257-150 vote.
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Senate Republicans approved subpoenas in their investigation of Hunter Biden and Burisma on Wednesday.
This comes the day after Ukrainian officials released the recordings of Joe Biden and former Ukrainian President discussing their quid pro quo agreement on firing the prosecutor who was investigating Hunter Biden in exchange for IMF funding.
Chairman of the Senate Homeland Committee Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) joined FOX News on Wednesday to discuss the investigation.
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The US Senate is increasingly targeted by left-wing think tanks and legislators for the fact it is based on “voter inequality.”
According to critics, the Senate ensures small states are “overrepresented,”and the body favors voters in smaller and more sparsely populated states. In contrast, reformers hold up the concept of “one man, one vote” as an ideal and a solution.
“One man, one vote” is not a clearly defined concept, but it is often used to oppose legislative schemes used in federal political systems. Among these schemes is the US Senate in which each state is given an equal vote so as to balance out the interests of small states against the interests of large states. Large states, of course, dominate legislatures in population-based representation systems like that used in the US House of Representatives.
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President Trump will likely be removed from office if the Republican-led Senate holds an impeachment trial, according to Trump confidante Roger Stone.
Stone joined The Alex Jones Show in a rare interview on Friday to give a thorough rundown of the threats Trump faces amid the Democrats’ renewed impeachment push against him.
“I did have a front-row seat during the Nixon impeachment,” Stone told Alex Jones. “I also had a front-row seat during the Clinton impeachment. And I must say what is going on now in Washington is completely unlike either of those processes.”
Republicans no longer hold any House seats in New England, Axios reports, indicating that the party’s shift to the right since President Donald Trump’s election has pushed out more moderate conservatives.
The final GOP representative was unseated by Democrat Jared Golden in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District Thursday. Golden was declared the winner by about 3,000 votes, NPR said, after taking into account Maine’s new ranked-choice voting system.
Of all New England’s senate seats, Republicans hold just one: Susan Collins of Maine, who faces a reelection in 2020. Some Democrats, including Obama’s former National Security Adviser Susan Rice, are already considering a run against Collins.
Rep. Kyrsten Sinema won Arizona’s Senate contest, becoming the state’s first Democrat in 30 years to win Senate election.
The Associated Press on Monday declared Sinema the winner over Republican Rep. Martha McSally following a tight race that took about a week to produce a winner. McSally conceded defeat.
With Sinema’s victory, the Democrats have now flipped two Senate seats and the Republicans three, with the Florida Senate race still outstanding and a Nov. 27 runoff election still to come in Mississippi. Sinema won by more than 38,000 votes, or about 1.7 percentage points.
Back in September, Axios reported that the Democrats already had an agenda set for the possibility of the party taking over the House.
Well, that happened last Tuesday and now Axios disclosed that the agenda will see the light of day as the Democrats prepare a “subpoena cannon” aimed at over 85 people in President Donald Trump’s sphere.
These subpoenas will not come out at once. Democrat California Rep. Adam Schiff, who will take over the House Intelligence Committee, told Axios that the committee will “prioritize what they view as the most pressing topics, which he says range from Trump’s potential business dealings with Russia to where things currently stand with North Korea.”
Dumped Attorney General Jeff Sessions is weighing a bid to win back his old Senate seat in Alabama, a report said.
Sessions, fired by President Trump a day after Republicans lost control of the House in the midterm elections, left the seat in 2017 when he was nominated to head up the Justice Department.
But Sessions could run against Democrat Doug Jones, who won a special election in December 2017 to fill the seat and is up for re-election in 2020, Politico reported late Wednesday.
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In an interview with Hill.TV, Vice President Mike Pence expressed extreme confidence in a Republican “red wave” sweep of the upcoming midterm elections, and remained optimistic the GOP would keep their House majority.
“I think we’re going to expand our majority in the United States Senate, and I think we’re going to hold our Republican majority in the House of Representatives,” Pence told The Hill in an interview released Friday.
“But that being said, there is certainly common ground in areas that we can work that the president has laid out,” Pence said, hoping a GOP victory could convince Democrats
to compromise and instead of obstruct the president’s agenda.
“I think there’s a broad range of areas that we’ll be able to work with that Democrat minority in the House and the Senate, and we’ll continue to reach out to do that.”