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Sen. Tim Scott: Sen. Sessions ‘committed to upholding the Constitution’ as AG

Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) announced Sunday night – just ahead of the start of Sen. Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearings – that he endorses the longtime senator for U.S. attorney general, as Sen. Sessions will be ‘committed to upholding the Constitution.” The Hill has the details: Senate Republicans' only black member, announced on the eve of Sen. Jeff Sessions's confirmation hearing that he will support the Alabama Republican's attorney general nomination… Scott said it was "no secret" that Sessions was blocked from becoming a judge in 1986. The fight, he noted, was part of what led him to pay close attention to Sessions's attorney ...

Prominent Alabama Democrat Susan Cobb gives Sen. Sessions stamp of approval

Democrat and Former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court Susan Bell Cobb in a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) endorsed President-elect Donald Trump’s Attorney-General Nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.). The Montgomery Advertiser has the details: In her letter, Cobb references the 1994 election, when she was the Democratic candidate for the appellate court and Sessions was running for Alabama Attorney General. “We were then as we are now, members of different parties, but always willing to assist each other as we attempted to constantly do the right thing for the people of our beloved state,” ...

Jenny Beth’s Journal: Principled and persuasive, Sessions is the perfect attorney general nominee

Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin in a recent column says Attorney General Nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) has shown he is willing to put appearances aside and dig into the specifics of proposed policy and consider potential ramifications and whether the policy jives with the liberties enshrined in our Constitution. The Washington Times has the commentary: I have had the distinct honor of working alongside Sen. Sessions on several key legislative battles over the last five years, and I have always been impressed with his willingness to roll up his sleeves and do the hard work of fighting for conservative principles. In 2013, when ...

Jenny Beth’s Journal: Politicians in 2017 must ‘have the courage to stand’ by these four campaign promises

Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Jenny Beth Martin in a recent column asks members of the new Congress and the new administration to have the chutzpah to follow through on the campaign promises that landed them in Washington, D.C. – specifically, repealing Obamacare; securing the border; reforming the tax code; and reforming trade policy. The Washington Times has the commentary: Republicans should show the same stubborn commitment to conservatism’s tried-and-true principles as the Democrats show to their misguided and unworkable principles. Patient-centered health care reform, a simplified tax code, immigration laws that respect the rule of ...

Concerned Women for America president: Sessions as attorney general will stand ‘for women, children, for families’

Concerned Women for America President Penny Nance in a recent column calls for the “swift” confirmation of President-elect Donald Trump’s attorney-general nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), as he will be “for women, for children, for families — for all Americans.” USA Today has the commentary: His nomination is great news for those of us who love justice and truth and who are tired of the political calculations that have plagued the DOJ under the Obama administration. Sessions will be on the side of the people as the next attorney general. He will be for women, for children, for families — for all Americans. That is a welcomed ...

Washington Examiner: President Obama planning flurry of costly “midnight regulations”

President Obama before he leaves office is ensuring more of Americans’ hard-earned money leaves with him as he puts into effect so-called midnight regulations projected to cost $6 billion. The Washington Examiner has the details: The new regulations, according to the watchdog group American Action Forum, include four from the Environmental Protection Agency and one from Interior. "These five measures alone could impose $5.1 billion in costs and more than 350,000 paperwork burden hours. In addition, three other rules in proposed form could add $898 million in burdens and 146,000 paperwork hours, for a cumulative total of nearly $6 billion in ...

California lawmakers pushing waiver application that would allow illegal immigrants to purchase Obamacare

State lawmakers in California are scrambling to get approval on a waiver that would permit illegal immigrants in California to purchase Obamacare health insurance. The Washington Times has the story: California first made its request, known as a “1332 waiver,” earlier this year. But the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services sent the application back as incomplete in mid-November. [Democrat State Sen. Ricardo] Lara said they resubmitted their proposal last week and are hoping for a final expedited review before Mr. Trump, who has taken a harder stance on illegal immigrants, takes office. Authored by Sen. Ron Wyden, Oregon Democrat, ...

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Washington Times: House Republicans derail impeachment effort against IRS commissioner

House Republicans effectively ended the effort to impeach IRS Commissioner John Koskinen for his involvement in the agency scandal that unfairly targeted a specific group of Americans for their political beliefs by rejecting or slow-rolling tax-exempt-status applications. The Washington Times has the story: Republican leaders managed to derail impeachment of IRS Commissioner John Koskinen on Tuesday, forcing the debate back to a committee for more study, where it will die when Congress adjourns at the end of this year. It was a quiet end to a saga that had bedeviled GOP leaders for more than a year, dating back to revelations that Mr. Koskinen ...