11 hrs ago
The Daily Caller
Senators Claim Passing NSA Reform Could Help ISIS
Senators skeptical of a proposal restraining National Security Agency bulk surveillance programs warn that passing such a bill could make it harder for the U.S. act against terrorist threats like ISIS. "If you want to take away the ability to monitor ISIS, then you eliminate the tools that are eliminated in the Leahy bill," Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss, the top Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said in a weekend Hill report .
12 hrs ago
This election puts women in the driver's seat
Let's be clear. As the majority of the population, the majority of registered voters, and the majority of those who actually show up at the polls, women can determine the outcome of any election.
12 hrs ago
Bush 41 backs David Perdue for Senate in Georgia
Former president George H.W. Bush gave his blessing to Republican David Perdue in Georgia's tight Senate race, four months after expressing his displeasure at being part of Democrat Michelle Nunn's ad campaign. Bush released a statement Monday formally endorsing Perdue, after hosting the former CEO of Reebok and Dollar General at his home in Maine this weekend.
18 hrs ago
Nuclear Option Helped Obama Refashion Bench
Ten months after his fellow Democrats "went nuclear" in the Senate on his behalf, President Barack Obama is done putting his stamp on the federal judiciary - at least for the year, but maybe forever if Republicans take control the place. Majority Leader Harry Reid's decision to exercise the so-called nuclear option , which he and his predecessors from both parties had threatened for more than a decade, created the biggest change in the congressional rules since the 1970s.
22 hrs ago
Congress tries to rush home for Election Day
The U.S. Congress may have only returned to Washington, D.C. last week from a lengthy summer break, and Election Day may still be seven weeks away, but lawmakers could try to wrap up work this week in order to rush back home to campaign for the November elections. Along the way, something really odd might happen - lawmakers might actually have to be in session with votes Monday through Friday of this week.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
Usual Suspects: GOP Senate Scaremongers Claim Passage of 'USA Freedom Act' Will Strengthen ISIS
The GOP never misses an opportunity to scaremonger, and this time they're centering their authoritarian bona fides on the Senate version of the USA Freedom Act. The legislation is rather tame, in my opinion, compared to what is needed to rein in the NSA and other intelligence agencies in their ill-conceived quest to capture every byte of electronic information in the world.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
Senators: Curbing NSA could help ISIS
Critics of a proposal to reform the National Security Agency say the rising threat of terrorism in the Middle East should give lawmakers pause as they consider harnessing the government's spy powers. The bill from Sen. Patrick Leahy would handicap American intelligence officials at a crucial moment, they say, and make it harder to track terrorists around the globe.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
GA-Sen/Gov: AJC Poll Gives Perdue (R) A Small Lead Over Nunn (D), Carter (D) & Deal (R) Tied
Georgia's race for governor is in a dead heat, while Republican U.S. Senate hopeful David Perdue holds a small lead, according to a new poll of likely voters conducted for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Gov. Nathan Deal, a Republican, garners 43 percent of likely voters, while Democrat Jason Carter holds 42 percent and Libertarian Andrew Hunt brings in 7 percent, including voters who were leaning toward one candidate.
Voter fraud probe roils Ga. Senate race
A group helmed by a major donor and policy adviser to Democratic Senate candidate Michele Nunn is under investigation by the Georgia secretary of State for alleged voter fraud. Secretary of State Brian Kemp said in a memo, reported by WSB-TV , that his office has "received numerous complaints about voter applications submitted by the New Georgia Project," an organization launched to register and turn out voters to the polls.
Rural voters key to Democratic Senate hopes in Georgia and Kentucky
Democrats are playing offense in Georgia and Kentucky in their fight to maintain control of the U.S. Senate and rural voters are critical to wresting both seats away from the GOP column this November. In the Bluegrass State, Alison Lundergan Grimes has emerged as a good fundraiser and excellent retail campaigner, proving she really is like the "Kentucky Woman" that Neil Diamond sang about, as she tries to deny Minority Leader Mitch McConnell a sixth term.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
NRSC looks beyond Kan., Ky. and Ga.
The Senate Republicans' campaign arm is brushing off Democratic attempts to go on offense in the red states of Kansas, Kentucky and Georgia in this fall's battle for Senate control. The National Republican Senatorial Committee has no current plans to devote considerable future resources to the reelection campaigns of Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky and Pat Roberts in Kansas, said Sen. Rob Portman , the NRSC's top money man.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Is Michelle Nunn the Wonderbread Candidate?
As one of Peach Pundit's more left-leaning front page posters, Ed has been issuing warnings for a while now that Georgia Senate candidate Michelle Nunn is not being liberal enough in stating what she really believes. In a recent post, Ed said, Last week, Senator Johnny Isakson said Nunn is going to have to start taking a stance on issues.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Udall courting GOP support ahead of campaign finance vote
The Democratic sponsor of a constitutional amendment seeking to overturn the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United ruling said Monday he is in discussions with key GOP colleagues about backing the measure. Sen. Tom Udall expressed optimism that the amendment would get at least a measure of Republican support, and said there could be days of debate before a final Senate vote on the issue.
Saxby Chambliss Hints at Two ISIS Killers in Beheadings
Sen. Saxby Chambliss on Monday appeared to agree with the new thinking that American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff were killed by two different executioners. In an interview on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer," Chambliss three times referred to the killers in the plural, one time saying there were two of them.
Michelle Obama goes where her husband can't
President Obama may not be a welcome sight on the campaign trail for Democrats in many key Senate races, but the first lady is a different story. Michelle Obama will make her campaign trail debut Monday in the hotly contested Georgia Senate race.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
The New Zealand Herald
Democrat Senate majority threatened
America's unofficial end of summer this week marked the unofficial beginning of the campaign that may give Republicans control of the Senate, an outcome that could utterly close down President Barack Obama's legislative agenda in his final two years in the White House. Republicans already have an unassailable majority in the House of Representatives.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Michelle Obama to Make 2014 Fundraising Debut for Nunn
Michelle Obama makes her debut next week as a 2014 campaign fundraiser, traveling to Republican-leaning Georgia to put out a tin cup to aid Democrat Michelle Nunn's bid for the U.S. Senate . The battle for an open seat now held by Republicans may prove crucial in the fight for a Senate majority.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Bill Clinton to raise money at Usher's house
The Atlanta-based singer and dancer will hold a campaign event for Georgia U.S. Senate candidate Michelle Nunn on September 13, and the former President will be the fundraiser's marquee guest.
The Atlanta-based singer and dancer will hold a campaign event for Georgia U.S. Senate candidate Michelle Nunn on Sept.
2014 Nearing End; 2016 Campaign Beginning
With the passing of Labor Day, we're in the home stretch of the 2014 Campaign Season.