A joint statement by Senators John McCain, Kelly Ayotte, Lindsey Graham, and Representative Peter King calls for a man accused of participating in the Boston Marathon Bombing, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, to be charged and handled as an enemy combatant and outside the constitution despite Tsarnaev being a U.S. citizen.
|By: DSWright Monday April 22, 2013 6:40 am|
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday December 27, 2012 9:10 am|
Senators from the Republican Party have asked a federal appeals court to permit them to participate in oral argument in a lawsuit against the indefinite detention provision of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Through their lawyers, according to Josh Gerstein of POLITICO, they filed a motion requesting ten minutes to give a presentation on the intent of the provision and how the court’s resolution of this matter could affect or impact Congress.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday November 28, 2012 7:32 am|
The darkly comic part of this is that there’s probably no bigger liberal interventionist in the executive branch than Susan Rice. We may not have had a US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and by association a ruler other than Moammar Gadhafi, if it wasn’t for Susan Rice and her foreign policy perspective winning the day in 2011.
|By: TBogg Tuesday October 16, 2012 12:10 pm|
Hillary Clinton steps forward and takes the blame for the blown-completely-out-of-proportion events in Benghazi:
|By: David Dayen Tuesday September 25, 2012 6:38 am|
A curious coalition has come together to petition the Senate leadership of both parties to work on a bipartisan deal to avoid the sequester, the automatic cuts to defense and discretionary spending. Six senators, three in each party, wrote the letter to Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell. It’s mostly generic, but the identity of those involved does say something about what could come in the lame duck session.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday August 14, 2012 6:40 pm|
Senator’s McCain, Graham and Ayotte have been lobbying against the sequester defense budget cuts, but there’s a question about their use of facilities of military defense contractors to make their pitches, especially when the contractor’ PACs contribute to their campaigns.
|By: David Dayen Monday July 30, 2012 12:30 pm|
The Rosencrantz and Guildenstern of the US Senate, John McCain and Lindsey Graham, have planned a touring company production, assisted by their newest understudy, New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte (somewhere Joe Lieberman is sobbing), which will go around the country and warn about the dangers of defense cuts. This could end up gaining some traction, and represents an attempt to turn the deficit/jobs debate onto Republican-friendly turf.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday September 14, 2010 1:15 pm|
Today effectively marks the end of the primary election season and the true beginning of the general elections. It’s not only one of the last primary days but one of the biggest, including Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Wisconsin. [Ed. note: Jon will be liveblogging results all night. Delaware polls close at 8pm EDT, with a number of others closing at 9. Look for results and reaction at FDL's Elections page.]