Orrin Hatch Posts Archive
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Thursday 11/21/2013, 11:10am
After waging an unprecedented campaign of obstructionism against President Obama’s nominees, Republicans are now crying crocodile tears over a rules change that would end the filibuster on certain judicial nominees. NBC News points out that Republicans are not blocking judicial nominees over “concerns about ideology or qualifications, but over the president’s ability to appoint ANYONE to these vacancies.” This unprecedented blockade leaves Democrats with few options, as dozens of nominees are left unable to receive a simple confirmation vote. It’s even harder to... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Miranda Blue, Friday 09/20/2013, 11:07am
Yesterday, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted along party lines to approve the nomination of Georgetown Law professor Cornelia “Nina” Pillard to the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, which is often considered to be the nation’s second-highest court. The party-line vote wasn’t exactly a surprise – Republicans have decided they don’t want President Obama to fill any of the D.C. Circuit’s three vacancies, so have voted against both nominees who have come before them so far – but the content of at least some GOP senators'... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Tuesday 07/30/2013, 12:10pm
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) accused President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder of acting like “despots” over the “outrageous” Justice Department decision to challenge new voter suppression efforts in Texas. While the Supreme Court recently gutted a key enforcement of the Voting Rights Act, DoJ retains the right to ask a federal court to impose preclearance requirements on a particular state under Section 3 of the law, which the court’s ruling did not alter. “He’s trying to reinstitute the Voting Rights Act in Texas; if I was a Texan I would be so... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Monday 02/13/2012, 4:23pm
Last week, amid the Religious Right freak-out over the Obama administration's rule requiring health insurance plans to cover contraception, the Family Research Council hastily organized a webcast to rally the opposition called "Healthcare Mandate: Violating the Separation of Church and State." Among the guests was Sen. Orrin Hatch who claimed that the issue was not about contraception but rather about abortion as he asserted that abortion constitutes 95% of what Planned Parenthood does as an organization: If that sounds familiar, it is probably because Sen. John Kyl made the same... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Tuesday 12/07/2010, 5:39pm
Sad news: Elizabeth Edwards has died. CBN "journalist" David Brody explains that President Obama is "starting to get the message ... [that] America is a center-right nation." Bryan Fischer blasts Orrin Hatch and John Kyl for selling out to President Obama. John Voight says that Sarah Palin saved Alaska by stepping down as governor. Chris Christie's bullying act is getting old. Finally, Peter LaBarbera remains very angry at the Southern Poverty Law Center. MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 02/04/2010, 5:41pm
Speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast, President Obama called the proposed anti-gay Uganda legislation "odious" ... and Ugandan officials are apparently not pleased. One Iowa warns that "right-wing extremists are resorting to underhanded tactics in an attempt to take away the freedom to marry." Americans United says a brief filed by Wallbuilders is "offensive, disrespectful and essentially advocates that the government should feel free to discriminate against all non-Judeo-Christian religions." Yep, that sounds like Wallbuilders.... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 12/09/2009, 5:45pm
Interesting info: Mass Resistance started up in 1993 in Cardinal Bernard Law's residence with a bunch of people from around the state. It was mostly clergy and other related people who wanted to talk about issues having to do with the culture wars and after a series of months, Mr. Camenker was elected to run the group in late 1993. In 1994, they named themselves the "Interfaith Coalition." Later, after same sex marriage became law in the state, a blogger in the group set a up a site called "Mass Resistance," and the group changed the name. Right before that, they were... MORE >
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 06/03/2009, 10:38am
It seems that, after years of operating behind the scenes and under the radar, Manuel Miranda has returned to once again take a lead role in the judicial confirmation wars.Just in the last few days, Miranda has burst back onto the scene, drafting a letter calling on Senate Republicans to filibuster Sonia Sotomayor's nomination, suggesting that Senator Mitch McConnell should resign if he can't wage a better fight to stop her and, just for good measure, saying that, unlike Blacks, Hispanics "think like everybody else," whatever that is supposed to mean.As such, Miranda is now getting... MORE >
Five Conservatives Who Don't Understand Net Neutrality…But Are Definitely Against It!
11/14/14 @ 10:57am
Solomon: Obama Is 'A Homosexual Muslim Married To A Man'
11/10/14 @ 3:50pm
Beck: 'Revolutionaries Will Come And They Will Pull You Out Of Your Car And Shoot You'
11/13/14 @ 2:42pm
Alex Jones Has Net Neutrality Meltdown: This Is What The Nazis Did!
11/13/14 @ 5:00pm
Ben Carson Will Crack Down On Non-Citizens Committing Voter Fraud By Revoking Their Citizenship
11/12/14 @ 10:55am