Ben Sasse

Morning Bits

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) ignores the real problem: that we never had a president this untrustworthy before. “Well, it’s never been the policy of the United States to renounce the first use of nuclear weapons. It wasn’t President Obama’s policy either.”<p>One shouldn’t ignore that he supports virtually …

Opinion

Happy Hour Roundup

* Joseph Bernstein reports that yet another of President Trump’s closest advisers thinks he’s a blithering idiot:<p>National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster mocked President Trump’s intelligence at a private dinner with a powerful tech CEO, according to five sources with knowledge of the …

Opinion

Watch: Ben Sasse Had A Few Words To Say To Reporters About Growing Political Tribalism

Sen. Ben Sasse (R – Neb.) took a moment to speak to reporters in Iowa on Saturday at The Family Leader’s Celebrate the Family event and responded to …

Conservative View

White House softens stance on Moore, cites tax vote

**Want FOX News Halftime Report in your inbox every day? Sign up here.**<p><b>On the roster: White House softens stance on Moore, cites tax vote - New questions on savings, uninsured rate from killing mandate - Romney Senate hopes rise as potential rival drops out - Another Dem joins Bill Clinton</b> …

U.S. Politics

Wall Street and Trump are about to kill the CFPB, the only government agency that effectively polices bank scams, crimes and frauds

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (previously) is practically the only US regulator we can be proud of -- founded by Elizabeth Warren before …

Richard Cordray

Don't trust politicians to solve our problems, U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse tells Iowa crowd

Don’t look to politics to solve the pressing problems in American culture or address looming technological and economic changes that will rearrange …

Elections

GOP's Sasse likes tax bill, but won't call it key to 2018

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse says Republican leaders are overstating how much passing tax-cut legislation can protect their party in …

Elections

Omaha VA's use of unauthorized waiting lists dates back to at least 2006

The Omaha VA hospital system used unauthorized waiting lists to track psychotherapy patients for much longer and far more extensively than VA …

Veterans

Watch Ben Sasse Crush the Myth that the American Bar Association is 'Objective and Neutral'

Yesterday, Senator Ben Sasse took to the Senate floor to speak about the importance of the Senate’s duty with regard to confirming judicial nominees. …

Conservative View

Gorsuch takes victory lap at Federalist dinner

Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch mocked the conservative Federalist Society’s critics along with his own detractors during a speech to the group’s annual conference in Washington on Thursday.<p>Speaking in a cavernous hall just blocks from the high court, Gorsuch poked fun at those who’ve painted …

Politics

Joe Biden Needs To Address His Wrongs With Anita Hill And Black Women Before Considering A 2020 Run

In terms of his political ambitions, former Vice President Joe Biden appears to be living in a perpetual state of what might have been.<p>Following the …

Women of Color

House passes OPEN Act to improve public access to government data

The House of Representatives passed the OPEN Government Data Act on Nov. 15, 2017, as part of the bipartisan Foundations for Evidence-Based …

Librarianship

Head of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau steps down, giving Trump a great opportunity - Salon.com

The head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is announcing that he's resigning from his consumer watchdog post — and that means President Donald Trump, an avowed enemy of financial regulation, will get to choose his replacement.<p>Cordray's tenure as head of the Consumer Bureau has been a …

U.S. Politics

How Every Republican Senator Has Responded to the Roy Moore Scandal

The controversy over Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore has put Republican senators in a bind.<p>The former state Supreme Court justice had already been …

U.S. Congress

Two Smart Changes Have Made the GOP Tax Bill Passable

Posted: Nov 14, 2017 10:35 AM<p>Last week, Texas Republican Kevin Brady, using the power available to him as chairman of the House Committee on Ways and …

Conservative View

Things get worse for Trump's most outlandish judicial nominee

Donald Trump has sent some outrageous judicial nominees to the Senate for confirmation, but there’s something special about Brett Talley, who’s up …

Donald Trump

Sessions admits he forgot to protect elections from Russian meddling

Attorney General Jeff Sessions arrives to testify before a House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday November 14. Tom Williams/Congressional …

Liberal View

Is Romney a Sure Bet for Orrin Hatch's Seat?

Mitt Romney — at 70 and a resident of the Beehive State since his defeat for president in 2012 — will seek the all-important Republican nomination …

Elections

The Old Republican Party Is Gone Forever

Frank Rich: “The idea that the pre-Trump GOP will make a post-Trump comeback to vanquish these forces is laughable. Old-line Establishment …

Republicans

All the Appalling Ways Republicans Are Defending Roy Moore

A new meaning for "disgrace."<p>It seems quaint, in the Trump Era, to point out that we have reached a new low. But we are plumbing new depths with the saga of Roy Moore, the lawless theocrat running to fill the abandoned Senate seat of Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III. There were …

Equality

Senate GOP reveals different approach on tax reform

Senate Republicans revealed their own version of tax-reform legislation Thursday, breaking with President Trump by offering a one-year delay to the …

James Lankford

Do Tuesday's GOP losses prove Trump's politics don't work for everyone?

WASHINGTON — The hazards of Trump-inspired appeals to white nationalism were laid bare for Republicans this week in a closely watched Virginia …

Elections

Will this be the new ‘Alpha House’?

Last week, Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) purchased a three-bedroom Victorian on Capitol Hill that possibly could become the backdrop of a quirky Web series skewering Washington. Hey, it’s happened before.<p>A Sasse spokesman told the Washington Business Journal that the lawmaker, who paid $926,000 for the …

Lifestyle

Ben Sasse buys D.C. town house for $926,000, plans to rent it out much of the year

WASHINGTON — Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., has a new home on Capitol Hill.<p>Sasse paid $926,000 for a Victorian town house at 403 Constitution Ave. NE, …

Townhouses

Deb Fischer and Ben Sasse: Grasz deserves seat on court

<i>The writers are Nebraska’s U.S. senators. Sasse is a member of the Judiciary Committee.</i><p>Nebraska has an impressive legal community. With more than …

Democratic Party

Sen. Sasse Addresses Leftist Smear Campaign Against Judicial Nominee

When it comes to appointing judges, there is always a tough fight between Republicans and Democrats. As President Trump tries to fill court vacancies …

Conservative View

The ABA's attack on Steve Grasz — behind the curtain

I wrote here about the ABA’s unfair attack on Steve Grasz, President Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. The ABA …

Conservative View

Three options for Republicans plotting a Trump counterattack

<b>(CNN) —</b> The political community's dominant reaction to high-level Republicans like Sen. Jeff Flake and former President George W. Bush denouncing President Donald Trump has been that the attacks only underscore their weakness and the strength of his hold on the party.<p>That may be true in the …

U.S. Politics

Ben Sasse Forgot It Was a Female Colleague’s Turn to Speak, Nearly Skipped Her

Sen. Mazie Hirono at another hearing where she was not forgotten but was possibly ignored.Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images On Wednesday morning, the Senate …

Rights & Freedoms

US Navy: 2 deadly summer collisions were 'avoidable'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The US Navy has released a report concluding that two fatal collisions that resulted in the deaths of 17 sailors during the summer were "avoidable."<p>The guided-missile destroyers USS Fitzgerald and USS John S. McCain collided with commercial ships in June and August, …

U.S. Politics