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It should go without saying that judges at all levels should be held to strict and enforceable ethical standards. the Supreme Court doesn’t need to wait on Congress to clean up its act; the justices could take action today if they wanted to, and if the court fails to act, Congress must.
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Well, I'm concerned. There's a standard that we follow when it comes to members of Congress and classified information. The door to my office is closed. The person that presents the document to me takes it out of a locked briefcase, hands it to me and watches as I read it. When I finish reading it, he takes it back, puts it in the briefcase and leaves the scene, that's how carefully we review these documents. To think that any of them ended up in boxes in storage one place or the other is just unacceptable.
Those documents should not have been in the personal possession of either Joe Biden or Donald Trump, but what happened and followed from it is significantly different, donald Trump defied those who knew the documents were in place and ultimately led to, involuntarily, a court order and a search of his Mar-a-Lago hotel resort to find out how many documents were there.
We know that it's important in December, that we pass the DREAM Act — December of this year when we return from Thanksgiving — because if the House moves, as we think it might politically, it becomes increasingly difficult after the first of the year to take up this issue. We need to do it now and to do it we need bipartisan support in the Senate.
The FDA is supposed to protect all Americans, and particularly our children. I'm calling on FDA to finally come to its senses. Err on the side of public safety, on the side of kids, not tobacco companies. This free fall in the legal department at the FDA is unimaginable. It's not safe for America. And it's not safe for our future.
If this turns out to be the opinion of Supreme Court and it's issued, it could have a major impact on the outcome of this election, when you go to an issue as fundamental as privacy and an individual's right to privacy, control of their bodies and their ability to make their own decision and Supreme Court just basically eliminates it, it is certainly a mobilizing factor in the next election.
There will not be a separate set of rules for Democrats in control of this committee. That was used as a response time and time again by those senators, and it was accepted. If what I said was somehow problematic or painful yesterday, I'm sorry, but the Democrats are going to use the same mechanism that Republicans have used on this committee.
For many of senators, yesterday was an opportunity to showcase talking points for the November election, for example, all Democrats are soft on crime. Therefore, this nominee must be soft on crime. Well, you've made a mess of their stereotype. The endorsement of the Fraternal Order Police, the International Association of Chiefs of Police just doesn't fit with their stereotype of a Harvard grad black woman who is aspiring to the highest court in the land.
There are two issues that came up repeatedly yesterday from the other side of the aisle that I want to address at the outset. One of them was a question of judicial philosophy, lo and behold, I've discovered the answer. It turns out that during the course of your time as a judge, you have… written opinions – 573, to be exact. I think maybe I'm off, what, one or two? And they more or less express your view of the law.
The Supreme Court has a long and storied history... The reality is the court's members in one respect have never really reflected the nation they served, in more than 230 years, the Supreme Court has had 115 justices. One hundred-eight have been White men... No justice has been a Black woman. You, judge, can be the first.
This is a dilemma. It's a classic dilemma. We want to provide the equipment that Ukraine needs to survive. We don't want to push Russian President Vladimir Putin into World War III or a nuclear confrontation, it is only the President who can make this decision, and he has urged caution. I can make arguments of one side or the other.
To be the first to make history in our nation you need to have an exceptional life story, judge Jackson’s achievements are well known to the Senate Judiciary Committee as we approved her to the D.C. Circuit less than a year ago with bipartisan support. We will begin immediately to move forward on her nomination with the careful, fair, and professional approach she and America are entitled to.
I'll tell you, I voted for both in the past because I have to measure it against the value of the package itself, build Back Better is the future for many working families. It gives them a chance to finally break away from the inequality in our economy and to have some optimism about the future. So, I don't want to let the package break down over that issue.
President Trumps recorded conversation with Georgia Secretary of State Raffensperger is more than a pathetic, rambling, delusional rant, his disgraceful effort to intimidate an elected official into deliberately changing and misrepresenting the legally confirmed vote totals in his state strikes at the heart of our democracy and merits nothing less than a criminal investigation.
Senate Democrats basically have kept options open, senate Democrats'd rather see this go through the regular process that Senator( Mitch McConnell) Mitch McConnell announced four years ago and that all of the Republicans stepped forward and said that Senate Democrats believe in this approach : Senate Democrats don't fill vacancies on Supreme Court in the last year of a president's term.
Senate Democrats'd rather see this go through the regular process that Senator( Mitch McConnell) Mitch McConnell announced four years ago and that all of the Republicans stepped forward and said that Senate Democrats believe in this approach : Senate Democrats don't fill vacancies on Supreme Court in the last year of a president's term.
Weve got to get beyond this impeachment is the answer to every problem, its become a knee-jerk reaction among many Democrats that if youre unhappy with President Trump or some of his appointments, impeachment is a recourse. ... If thats how we are identified ... we run the risk that people will feel were ignoring the issues that mean a lot to them as families.
The administration position was defended by both of them in terms of what we had done naming 17 people who would suffer because we believed they were involved. But there was no satisfying answer about how it is possible that this could have occurred without the crown prince's knowledge or direction.
There are many options, many of us feel we need to go beyond a statement of the obvious -- that we stand behind the professionals at the Department of Justice and intelligence community and the Department of Defense. We think the Senate hast to act immediately to do something. At a minimum to have a public hearing to get to the bottom of what happened in Helsinki.
In an interview with NBC News, President (Donald) Trump admitted to firing FBI Director James Comey because of his investigation of the Trump campaign's Russian connections, that is dangerously close to obstruction of justice. This morning, the President tweeted a thinly veiled threat to Mr. Comey, which could be construed as threatening a witness in this investigation, which is another violation of federal law.
We have the power to act, and we must, the bottom line is that we allow dangerous people to buy guns in America and that has got to change. In the coming days, Congress must take a stand against hate, terrorism, and this horrific gun violence.
Found on Reuters 7 years ago
There is nothing to concede, secretary Clinton will not have the requisite number of pledged delegates to win the Democratic nomination. She will be dependent on superdelegates.
Found on FOX News 7 years ago
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