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Chuck Grassley

  1. the kavanaugh confirmation
    The Right Closes Ranks Behind KavanaughConservative passion for the Supreme Court nominee isn’t rational any more. It’s holy war.
  2. the kavanaugh confirmation
    Kavanaugh Goes to War As New Sexual-Assault Allegations EmergeThe guarded judge of the earlier Senate hearings is gone, as Kavanaugh identifies with his angry defenders.
  3. garrett ventry
    Aide Who Guided Kavanaugh Strategy Quits Over Sexual Harassment AllegationGarrett Ventry also worked for the PR firm that has been trying to undermine Christine Ford’s credibility.
  4. the kavanaugh confirmation
    Grassley Closes, then Reopens Talks with Ford Over TestimonyLooks like Republicans have decided they’ve got the votes to confirm Kavanaugh and will no longer try to look sympathetic to the judge’s accuser.
  5. the kavanaugh hearings
    Time Is Running Out for Christine Blasey FordRepublicans have given her 24 hours to decide whether she will testify — a move her supporters have criticized.
  6. the kavanaugh hearings
    Everything That’s Happened During the First Day of Brett Kavanaugh’s HearingsFurious Democrats and protestors defined the early going.
  7. the kavanaugh hearings
    Democrats Come Out With Guns Blazing at Kavanaugh HearingMaybe Senate Democrats will roll over eventually, but they aren’t going quietly along with the Kavanaugh confirmation initially.
  8. john mccain
    GOPers Balk at Honoring John McCain instead of Segregationist DemocratIt’s not Richard B. Russell’s fellow Democrats but Republicans who are hesitant about renaming a Senate building to honor McCain.
  9. criminal justice reform
    Trump Overrules Kushner, Puts Hold on Criminal-Justice Reform BillIn the end, Trump listened to crime demagogues like Tom Cotton instead of Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley — or his own son-in-law.
  10. politics
    Can Jared Kushner Talk Trump Into a Sentencing Reform Push?The prospects for a bipartisan sentencing reform bill are looking up now that the president seems supportive and Sessions has been sidelined.
  11. The GOP Is Setting Up a Narrow Window for the Kavanaugh ConfirmationChuck Grassley says he hopes to wrap it all up by the beginning of October, and his party had better hope he’s not off by much.
  12. Bracing for a Supreme Court Retirement BombshellAt the end of the term, the focus is on Kennedy, whose retirement could ignite the Senate races. But Thomas’s exit might spark a battle in the GOP.
  13. Iowa Could Be 2018’s Bellwether for DemocratsThe state that lurched heavily red in 2014 and 2016 could lurch back, and that would be significant given Iowa’s Trump-friendly demographics.
  14. Can Kushner’s Patchy Prison-Reform Bill Survive the Senate?A House-passed bill backed by the Trump administration at the behest of Jared Kushner could succumb to bipartisan crossfire in the Senate.
  15. Grassley to Aging Supreme Court Justices: Retire NowThe Republican senator says that if any justices are thinking of retiring in the near future, they should do so before this year’s midterm elections.
  16. 4 GOP Senators Call for Second Special Counsel to Investigate FBIRepublicans still suspect the FBI misused the Steele dossier, despite the dearth of evidence for that charge in Devin Nunes’s infamous memo.
  17. Senate Votes Down Every Immigration ProposalTrump’s own proposal and a bipartisan compromise that he angrily opposed both went down in the Senate.
  18. Will Trump Make or Break an Immigration Deal?The odds of any legislation making it through the abattoir of both houses of Congress is limited at best — unless Trump gives Republicans cover.
  19. Don Jr.’s Senate Testimony on Trump Tower Meeting Will Be Made PublicThe Senate Judiciary Committee is pulling back the curtain on its investigation into Russian election meddling.
  20. 3 Bombshell Claims in the Leaked Testimony on Trump and RussiaDemocrats just released testimony on the Christopher Steele dossier that Republicans don’t want you to see.
  21. Grassley: Non-Wealthy People Would Waste Tax Cuts on ‘Booze or Women or Movies’It’s an implicit part of conservative economic theory that investors are the only people who matter. But most GOP pols don’t say it out loud.
  22. politics
    This Senator Wants Mandatory Sexual-Harassment Training for CongressCurrently, such training is optional for Capitol Hill staffers.
  23. McConnell Pulls Out the Stops to Smooth Path for Trump’s Judicial Nominees.GOP used the “blue slip” tradition that let senators veto home-state judges to thwart Obama nominations. Now they’re denying Democrats the same power.
  24. When Two Warring Parties Share a State’s U.S. Senate SeatsThe number of “split” Senate delegations is declining steadily, and with it the phenomenon of voters deliberately choosing a senator from each party.
  25. Blue-Slip Tradition, Democrats’ Best Weapon Against Right-Wing Judges, in PerilThe century-long tradition of requiring approval of judicial nominees by home-state senators could soon be scrapped under pressure from conservatives.
  26. Grassley Strongly Implies That Comey Told Him Trump Isn’t Under InvestigationThe Republican senator called on the FBI to say publicly whether it is investigating the president.
  27. Will Republicans Let Trump Curb the Russia Investigation?There are few ways to pursue an investigation of Russia-Trump ties if the administration fights it, so long as the congressional GOP has Trump’s back.
  28. Trump Is Going to Lose It When He Finds Out About This Obscure Senate RuleHe has just nominated ten federal judges. Democratic senators can use the arcane “blue slip” practice to block three.
  29. GOP Senator Fans Rumors Trump Will Get Another SCOTUS Pick This YearChuck Grassley raises conservative hopes about a fifth vote against the right to choose.
  30. abortion
    The Many Stealth Questions About Abortion in Neil Gorsuch’s Confirmation HearingIn addition to being grilled on Roe v. Wade, Trump’s SCOTUS nominee fields queries on “litmus tests,” the weight of precedent, and more.
  31. The Many Stealth Questions About Abortion in Neil Gorsuch’s Confirmation HearingIn addition to being grilled on Roe v. Wade, Trump’s SCOTUS nominee fields queries on “litmus tests,” the weight of precedent, and more.
  32. Merrick Garland Officially Becomes Victim of Do-Nothing SenateIt’s been 150 years since a SCOTUS nominee who did not withdraw was denied any action by the Senate. It’s a sign of the times.
  33. White House Vetting Jane Kelly for Supreme CourtIf Obama nominates Jane L. Kelly, Iowa senator Chuck Grassley could be in a tough spot.
  34. politics
    Republicans Have Some Questions About Jack Lew’s Investment History But the White House isn’t worried.
  35. early and awkward
    Eight Lawmakers Who Voted Against MLK DayMost people know about John McCain. What about Chuck Grassley?
  36. hunting season
    Sen. Chuck Grassley: ‘Assume Deer Dead’At least they’re in season.
  37. politics
    Did Harry Reid ‘Use’ Ted Kennedy’s Illness?A new book about the Obama stimulus plan says yes.
  38. stereotypes
    Now We Know Why Chuck Grassley Can’t Stop Watching the History ChannelHe needs to connect with constituents.
  39. early and awkward
    Please Silence Your Phone, Senator GrassleyIt rang while he was speaking on the Senate floor.
  40. not-so-secret service
    The Secret Service Scandal Isn’t Quite Exciting Enough for Chuck GrassleySo he added some Russian spies.
  41. history
    A Brief History of Chuck Grassley’s History With the History ChannelIs that enough “history” in one title for you, Chuck?
  42. careless whispers
    The Mets Pick a Preferred Bidder ... Not Named Steve CohenCongressional investigation into SAC Capital ramps up.
  43. how tweet it is
    You Are Not Allowed to Mock Chuck Grassley’s Twitter FailHe may not know as much about Twitter as he thought, but come on, he’s an old man.
  44. Mediavore
    What The Stars of Friends Ate for Ten Years Straight; Eva LongoriaCourtney Cox steals Jennifer Aniston’s lunch habits and a Desperate Housewives star claims a legal action against her from restaurant partners is without merit.
  45. early and often
    City Rallies Behind Rudy for First Time Since 9/11When Rudy Giuliani lost Florida the other day, Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley [R] suggested that his personality was responsible. “It seemed like the more people got acquainted with him, the less they liked him,” he said. This was not a groundbreaking statement — in fact, the Times used pretty much the exact same words the following day. But Grassley used two more words, words that would prove to be his undoing: It was not just Giuliani’s personality that was off-putting, he said, but his “New York personality.” Immediately, the Daily News was up in arms about the “hick senator”: “I’ve seen Grassley before,” the News quoted Curtis Sliwa as saying. “He wears polyester, waffle-weave, flame-retardant pants that look like they survived the high waters.” Jimmy Breslin called Grassley a “moron” and a “low-IQ loudmouth,” and Michael Musto told the News: “This just cements the idea that New York City should secede from the union.” In the comments, readers got in on the action. “I wouldn’t worry about Grassley’s comments,” wrote one. “After all, Iowa stands for ‘idiots out walking around.’” Some were more forgiving: “Rather than dis Senator Grassley, I sentence him to life in Iowa.” Right? How dare he suggest that New Yorkers are as arrogant and unlikable and provincial as Giuliani when obviously we’re really fucking loving warm people? Maybe if he didn’t live in stupid Hicksville, Iowa, he would know that. Daily News Readers Blast Iowa Senator, Hick Iowa senator says N.Y. attitude cost Rudy Giuliani; Apple strikes back [NYDN]
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