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WASHINGTON -- Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) on Tuesday tore into Republicans for filibustering another one of President Barack Obama's judicial picks, and warned that Democrats are dangerously close to changing Senate rules to strip the minority of the power to block certain nominees. "If the Republican caucus continues to abuse the filibuster rule and obstruct the president's fine nominees to the D.C. Circuit, then I believe ... a rules change should be in order," Leahy said on the Senate…

Senator Slams GOP For Blocking Another Nominee

Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, predicted Tuesday that things could get ugly if Republicans block a vote this week on one of President Barack Obama's key judicial nominees, Patricia Millett.

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, predicted Tuesday that things could get ugly if Republicans block a vote this week on one of President Barack Obama's key judicial nominees, Patricia Millett.

Dem Senator Predicts 'Insurmountable' Pressure To Change Filibuster Rules If GOP Blocks Obama Nominee

Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, predicted Tuesday that things could get ugly if Republicans block a vote this week on one of President Barack Obama's key judicial nominees, Patricia Millett.

"The first legislation I plan to move in the new Congress is the Violence Against Women Act," Leahy said Wednesday during remarks at Georgetown University Law Center. "Last year, the Senate passed my bipartisan bill, but House leaders refused to agree to protect some of the most vulnerable victims of domestic violence and rape. Like so many other worthy efforts, renewing VAWA suffered from obstructionism that has seeped too much into our legislative process."

Patrick Leahy: Violence Against Women Act Is First Bill I Will Move This Year

Democrats unveil legislation forcing the FCC to ban Internet fast lanes

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) said Sunday that Democratic aides in the Senate are drafting new language for an authorization of military force in Syria, Politico reports.

Leahy: Dems Drafting New Language For Authorization Of Force In Syria

Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) said Sunday that Democratic aides in the Senate are drafting new language for an authorization of military force in Syria, Politico reports.

The Obama administration has secretly suspended military aid to Egypt, The Daily Beast reported on Monday. A spokesman for Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), the head of the Appropriations State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee, told The Daily Beast that the Obama administration has decided to withhold aid from Egypt.

Obama Secretly Suspends Egypt Aid, Senator Says

The Obama administration has secretly suspended military aid to Egypt, The Daily Beast

WASHINGTON -- Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) chastised some of his Republican colleagues on Monday for saying immigration reform should be delayed in light of the bombing last week in Boston, accusing them of taking advantage of the tragedy to push their own political agenda. "Late last week opponents of comprehensive immigration reform began to exploit the Boston Marathon bombing," Leahy said at the second Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on an immigration bill…

Patrick Leahy Has Tough Words For Chuck Grassley

WASHINGTON -- Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) chastised some of his Republican colleagues on Monday for saying immigration refo.

In the wake of the many different scandals surrounding the government's surveillance of journalists, senators are attempting to craft a new federal shield law that would ramp up some of the protections for reporters. But, as McClatchy reported on Thursday night, the politicians have hit a bit of a snag: they can't agree on who is a journalist and who isn't.

Senators Trying To Narrow Media Shield Law

In the wake of the many different scandals surrounding the government's surveillance of journalists, senators are attempting to craft a new federal shield law that would ramp up some of the protections for reporters. But, as McClatchy reported on Thursday night, the politicians have hit a bit of a snag: they can't agree on who is a journalist and who isn't.

WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers threatened Afghanistan on Tuesday with severe cuts in foreign aid if President Hamid Karzai's government institutes an exit tax on American military equipment, food supplies and other goods as the United States pulls most of its troops and much of its property out of the country over the next 18 months. "I have seen some stupid things from that government," said Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., who co-sponsored the amendment.

President Barack Obama may have opened relations again with Cuba, South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday, but that doesn't mean there will be an ambassador confirmed for Havana, if he has any say about it.

There’s a shake-up in the cast of the original Alpha House. The retirement of Rep. George Miller means the congressional group home that inspired an Amazon Original comedy series will be down one roommate. Sen. Chuck Schumer, Miller’s roommate for 31 years, tweeted Monday afternoon that he was seeking a replacement following the lawmaker’s...

Schumer tweets seeking roommate

The original Alpha House will soon be down one member with George Miller's retirement.

Watch Bill O'Reilly Call Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch A "Hero"

Fox News host Bill O'Reilly described Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch a "hero" in a 2012 broadcast, which was referenced by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) during Lynch's Senate confirmation he

One year and they are already saying he is the best president EVER .

One year and they are already saying he is the best president EVER .

Progress on resolving the government shutdown came when Republican Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) convinced Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to abandon Donald Trump.

Progress on resolving the government shutdown came when Republican Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) convinced Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to abandon Donald Trump.

Dump & his Dumplings. As the president provides a defining moment of national humiliation and disgrace, two Republican senators diminish the authority of their office to feebly try and cover for him.

Shoveling Sh*t for Donald Trump, Senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue Get Covered in It

Dump & his Dumplings. As the president provides a defining moment of national humiliation and disgrace, two Republican senators diminish the authority of their office to feebly try and cover for him.

WWII Vet Recognizes Something From Thrift Store From Over 70 Years Ago… Brings Him To… http://conservativetribune.com/vet-thrift-store-tears/ … #tcot

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WWII Vet wept after seeing what turns up in a thrift store 70 years later

Jeff Flake Rips Trump In Senate Speech....

Jeff Flake Rips Trump In Senate Speech....

Russian Bots Retweeted Donald Trump 500,000 Times Before Election

Russian Bots Retweeted Donald Trump 500,000 Times Before Election — HuffPost

Russian Bots Retweeted Donald Trump 500,000 Times Before Election