Ben Sasse

Grassley agrees to second Kavanaugh hearing after GOP members revolt

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyMurkowski: Committee 'might' need to consider delaying Kavanaugh …

Chuck Grassley

Republicans can’t hold Kavanaugh or anyone else accountable — because Trump is president

The conservative movement is becoming a no-standards zone.<p>Brett Kavanaugh is not the only conservative jurist in America with a Supreme Court-ready resume. Indeed, Kavanaugh was not even on the initial shortlist of potential Trump SCOTUS picks, added only later and ultimately selected against the …

Donald Trump

‘No one is talking about us’ in this booming economy

The statistics of a strong economy don’t represent the tough reality for millions of people working multiple jobs.

Charlie Brown

Bugs, Weeds, Gophers: A Trump-TV Antithesis Tackles Real Problems

BOZEMAN, Mont. — The Sunday morning after Senator John McCain died, the “Meet the Press” credits rolled over a photo of the deceased sitting next to former Senator John Kerry. Mr. McCain, the Republican P.O.W., famously joined forces with Mr. Kerry, the Democrat and onetime spokesman for Vietnam …

Opinion

Republicans can’t try to muscle through Kavanaugh’s confirmation anymore

The Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit had appeared to be a fait accompli. Until it wasn’t. On Sunday, we moved from the realm of mundane reality to the kind of fantastical twists and turns that seem ripped straight …

Opinion

Flake's revenge? Trump antagonist holds power over Supreme Court pick

Trump drove the Arizona senator into retirement with his blistering criticism. Now the fate of the president's high court nominee may be in Flake's hands.<p>Jeff Flake once said Donald Trump didn’t deserve to win the presidency. He later wrote the book, literally, on why Trump is destroying the …

Politics

Can Ben Sasse Actually Drain the Swamp?

Judging by the substance, Senator Ben Sasse has made a forceful case that an ethics reform package he introduced on Thursday would help unclog …

Politics

Sen. Ben Sasse criticizes media, offers advice for healing divisions in new book

Ben Sasse

'I Won’t Support This Nonsense': Wealthiest GOP Supporter in Ohio Announces He's Leaving the Party

Less than two months before the midterm elections, the wealthiest Republican supporter in the state of Ohio announced he's done with the …

The Columbus Dispatch

A judicial Frankenstein monster

According to the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Jefferson questioned George Washington for having agreed to a second legislative chamber (the Senate), …

U.S. Supreme Court

Partisan hatred drives today’s politics

Why did Hillary Clinton tweet this on Wednesday?:<p>“I want to be sure we’re all clear about something that Brett Kavanaugh said in his confirmation …

Hillary Clinton

Kavanaugh Testimony, Part 3: unenumerated rights and more

In my two previous posts, I highlighted Judge Brett Kavanaugh's testimony about originalism and an interesting exchange he had about inalienable …

Bill Of Rights

'Secret histories,' like the anonymous op-ed about the Trump administration, have toppled regimes for centuries

Bob Woodward's new book, "Fear: Trump in the White House," seems to contain scant new information.<p>Like Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House," it portrays President Donald Trump as an "emotionally overwrought, mercurial and unpredictable leader," whose senior staff struggle …

Trump Administration

Bill Kristol building 'war machine' to challenge Trump in 2020 primary

Conservative commentator and outspoken #NeverTrump critic Bill Kristol says he is building a "war machine" within the Republican party to challenge …

Webcomics

3 reasons it's unconstitutional to require presidential candidates to release their tax returns

On Thursday, Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., discussed his multi-layered new legislation that would, among other things, require presidential and …

U.S. Politics

Brett Kavanaugh may have perjured himself — but mainstream media doesn’t want to talk about it

<b>Brett Kavanaugh (AP/Jacquelyn Martin))</b><p>There’s a legitimate argument that Kavanaugh lied under oath in 2004 and 2006. Major outlets are ducking the issue<p>Justin Anderson<p>September 14, 2018 11:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared at FAIR.org. Used by permission.<p>Supreme Court nominee Brett …

Brett Kavanaugh

Watch: Clarence Thomas Zings Cory Booker's "Spartacus Moment" Before Dropping Some Serious Wisdom

No one was more proud of Cory Booker than Cory Booker during the Kavanaugh hearings, going so far as to call his brave moment of claiming to defy …

Clarence Thomas

Ben Sasse has five great proposals for draining the swamp

Lots of politicians talk about draining the swamp. Few seem motivated to do anything about it. While the president tweets, Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., …

Hillary Clinton

How Ben Sasse could best help America: Leave the Republican Party, become an independent.

Sen. Ben Sasse is considering leaving the Republican Party. He should do it. Independent senators would have the leverage to fix our broken system.<p>Republican Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska drew national headlines last weekend after candidly replying to a tweet from a newly independent voter asking …

Bernie Sanders

Sasse Wants to ‘Drain the Swamp for Real’

Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) “introduced an ethics reform package of bills that included proposals to require presidential and vice presidential candidates …

Income Tax

Episode 60: Stray Cats and Screaming Chyrons

Download Subscribe<p>Subscribe For Free:<p>iTunes<br>• Google Play<br>• Stitcher<br>• Tunein<p>Jonah invites Senator Ben Sasse (R-Corn) back to <i>The Remnant</i> for a wide-ranging …

Conservative View

Sen. Ben Sasse's new ethics reform bills target legislative, executive branches

WASHINGTON — Sen. Ben Sasse says a great way for Congress to honor the legacy of Sen. John McCain would be to actually accomplish something …

Clinton Foundation

Ben Sasse: Let's drain the swamp -- by, among other things, making politicians disclose their tax returns

He’s violating one of the basic rules of populism: Establishment transparency good, populist transparency bad. (There’s a corresponding rule of …

Conservative View

What’s Missing From Bob Woodward’s Book? Ask Ben Sasse

With McCain gone, the Nebraska Republican may be the closest thing left to a never-Trumper<p>OPINION — Bob Woodward’s book “Fear” — which might better …

Politics

Ben Sasse, Jeff Flake and other Republicans worried about America must take action before Trump calls their bluff

Hot Take<p>Over the weekend, Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska, a frequent critic of President Donald Trump, mused that he regularly considersleaving the Republican Party. Sasse’s reflections may be borne of stylistic differences and genuine concern for the Republic. However, based on his voting record (87 …

Jeff Flake

My new reform plan will drain Democratic and Republican ethics swamp

Despite promises to drain the swamp from both sides, Washington is filled with greed. It's time to clean this mess up. No more looking the other way.<p>In 2016, Republicans promised to “drain the swamp.” Two years later, not only is the swamp still here — it's gotten swampier.<p>In the last 18 months …

Hillary Clinton

Ben Sasse Introduces Series of Ethics Bills To "Drain The Swamp"

As I wrote last week, I think Sen. Ben Sasse may be the most frustrated member in the United States Senate. His blistering opening statements at …

Conservative View

Public Pulse: Term limits, Sasse's party, Catholic doctrine, Senate hearings, unions and GOP

Term limits limit our choices<p>Leaders for the Democratic and Republican Parties have once again thumbed their noses at Nebraskans. Believing we are …

Clean Power Plan

Should 'Never Trumpers' leave the Republican Party?

Sen. Ben Sasse is the latest Republican to opine the loss of traditional GOP values. Many so-called "Never Trump" Republicans, remnants of the old …

Democratic Party

Rand Paul ramps up his alliance with Trump

Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulHillicon Valley: Trump signs off on sanctions for election meddlers | Russian hacker pleads guilty over botnet …

Rand Paul