Graham, McCain, Ayotte, And King Put Out Statement To Remove Boston Bombing Suspect’s Rights

By: Monday April 22, 2013 5:58 am

A joint statement by Senators John McCain, Kelly Ayotte, Lindsey Graham, and Representative Peter King calls for a man accused of participating in the Boston Marathon Bombing, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, to be charged and handled as an enemy combatant and outside the constitution despite Tsarnaev being a U.S. citizen. “It is clear the events we have [...]

Lindsey Graham: “The President Is Showing A Bit Of Leg Here.”

By: Tuesday April 9, 2013 10:01 am

Senator Lindsey Graham appears to be excited by President Obama’s recent proposal to cut Social Security and Medicare benefits. As social insurance advocates mobilize in opposition to Obama’s austerity budget there are signs that Republicans are aroused by the thought of screwing the poor, veterans, and seniors with cover from a Democratic President. Groups are [...]

Lindsey Graham Planning To Place Hold On Hagel And Brennan Over Benghazi

By: Tuesday February 12, 2013 8:26 am

Senator Lindsey Graham is planning to place a hold on the nominations of Chuck Hagel and John Brennan if the Obama Administration does not grant his demands for more information on the response to the Benghazi embassy attack. Graham indicated that he is reserving the right to put a hold on the nominations of Hagel [...]

Republicans Gear Up for Susan Rice Nomination Fight, Which Could Be Stopped By Ending the Filibuster

By: Wednesday November 28, 2012 7:00 am

Apparently the meetings between potential Secretary of State nominee Susan Rice and cranky old warhawks didn’t go very well. “Bottom line, I’m more disturbed now than I was before,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), one of the critics, said after the meeting. The Republican senators have repeatedly said they are concerned with how Rice explained what [...]

The Norquist Rebellion: Not Actually News

By: Monday November 26, 2012 7:00 am

The big story I’m supposed to chase today concerns Republican legislative figures distancing themselves from the Grover Norquist pledge, opening the door a crack to increases in tax revenue. This is really a Washington process story about lobbying power rather than a legitimate policy evolution, however. Who are these rebels, anyway? Here’s a roster. You [...]

Schumer, Graham Restart Immigration Reform Talks

By: Monday November 12, 2012 6:13 am

Chuck Schumer and Lindsey Graham have restarted talks on a comprehensive immigration reform bill.

Defense-Minded Senators Broach Idea of “Balanced” Solution to Avoid Sequester

By: Tuesday September 25, 2012 6:16 am

A curious coalition has come together to petition the Senate leadership of both parties to work on a bipartisan deal to avoid the sequester, the automatic cuts to defense and discretionary spending. Six senators, three in each party, wrote the letter to Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell. It’s mostly generic, but the identity of those [...]

McCain/Graham/Ayotte Tour to Stop Defense Cuts Held at Defense Contractor Sites

By: Tuesday August 14, 2012 1:15 pm

I don’t have a big problem with Mitt Romney and Marco Rubio holding a campaign event at the restaurant of a convicted drug smuggler. I think it’s amusing because of their criminal justice perspective, but he did his time and righted himself, and we don’t give enough second chances to ex-felons in this country. It [...]

Republicans Encourage Defense Contractors to Issue Layoff Notices Before the Election

By: Wednesday August 8, 2012 11:44 am

Defense contractors have come up with a particularly devious way to undermine the automatic cuts to the military budget in a way that could impact the Presidential election. Under the Worker Adjustment, Retraining and Notification (WARN) Act of 1988, government employees must be notified 60 days in advance of any layoffs. Defense contractors are taking [...]

McCain, Graham, Ayotte Plan Town Hall Blitz Against Defense Cuts

By: Monday July 30, 2012 9:35 am

The Rosencrantz and Guildenstern of the US Senate, John McCain and Lindsey Graham, have planned a touring company production, assisted by their newest understudy, New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte (somewhere Joe Lieberman is sobbing), which will go around the country and warn about the dangers of defense cuts. This could end up gaining some traction, [...]

How the Bush Tax Cuts and the Trigger Could Mix to Serve Each Party’s Goals

By: Thursday July 12, 2012 11:07 am

We know that Republicans desperately want to avoid the defense side of the trigger cuts. We know that Democrats, at least at the leadership level, want to revert the top two marginal tax rates back to the Clinton-era levels. There’s a way in which this can resolve itself in a mutually satisfying way. Lindsey Graham [...]

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