Dem Rep. Lee: W.H. Has 'Refused to Compromise' on COVID Relief, Newest Proposal 'Insufficient'

During Friday’s Democratic Weekly Address, Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) stated that President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) have “refused to compromise” on coronavirus relief and that the White House’s latest proposal “is not only insufficient; in many cases it would make matters worse.” “Hello, I’m Congresswoman Barbara Lee. I’m privileged to represent California’s thirteenth Congressional District, which

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McConnell: Full Senate to Take Up Barrett Nomination Right Before Election

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said that the Senate will take up the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Oct. 23 with a final vote scheduled for Oct. 26. The Judiciary Committee is expected to approve her nomination on Oct. 22, he told reporters on Thursday, adding that he has the votes to confirm her to the court. “We’ll go to the floor on Friday the 23rd and stay on it until we finished. We have the votes,” McConnell said. When McConnell brings her nomination to the floor of the upper chamber, the Senate will then debate and have a procedural vote, leading to the final confirmation. On Friday, the majority leader praised Barrett, who was nominated by President Donald Trump, and said in a statement that “exhibited every bit of the intellectual brilliance, legal expertise, and open-minded judicial temperament” necessary to serve on the Supreme Court. “I will proudly vote to confirm Judge Barrett, and will lead the full Senate to take up her nomination as soon as the Committee reports it out next week,” he added. Furthermore, he argued that the confirmation process of Barrett falls “within history and precedent.” Some Democrats had argued that the winner of the upcoming presidential election should be the one to decide who sits on the Supreme Court after the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death last month. The only GOP senators who have said they would not vote in favor of Barrett are Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska). Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) this week again said he would cast his vote in favor of her, giving Republicans the edge. No Democrat is expected to vote for Barrett’s confirmation to the top court. Barrett underwent several days of confirmation hearings this week in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee and didn’t answer some of Democrats’ key demands, including on climate change or whether the president could delay the election. During the hearings, Democrats attempted to delay them, leading to a debate on the floor. “This rushed, sham process is a disservice to our committee,” Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), who introduced the motion, said on the floor. “The purpose of doing it is simply to have a justice on the Supreme Court, as the president has said, to decide the election and to strike down the Affordable Care Act.” The motion was ultimately defeated after causing about a two-hour delay in the hearing in which two representatives of the American Bar Association (ABA) and eight witnesses testified on Barrett’s character, qualifications, and record. Barrett was not in attendance at Thursday’s hearing. Janita Kan contributed to this report.

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Mitch McConnell: Full Senate to Take Up Barrett Nomination on October 23

The Senate will take in the United States Supreme Court nomination of  Judge Amy Coney Barrett upon October 23,   Senate Vast majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) introduced Thursday. “We’ll navigate to the floor on Friday the 23rd and stay on it until all of us finished [sic]. We have the particular votes, ”

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Dear Republicans: If you want to win this election, do something about tech censorship

By every real-world indicator, this election should be a slam dunk for Republicans. The President is going up against a man who can’t piece together two sentences without a major gaffe. The House of Representatives is wide open with at least 45 seats that can and should be flipped from blue to red and less than a dozen that can be flipped red to blue. The Senate is still a question mark but there are great indicators that vulnerable seats can be held and at least a couple of sitting Democrats can be unseated. But in the virtual world, the picture is far less rosy. Polls, as unreliable as they are, still seem to draw the attention of far too many voters. This threatens to dishearten conservatives while pushing voters who are sitting on the fence to take the natural human step of backing the horses they think can win. Mainstream media is a joke but still holds sway as the propaganda machines continue to spew pro-Democrat rhetoric. Big Tech continues their onslaught on conservative thought while enjoying the protections of Section 230. There’s nothing Republican lawmakers can do about the first two. Polls will continue to be polls and mainstream media will continue to spew lies. But lawmakers do have some sway over Big Tech, particularly when it comes to the blatant censorship they displayed yesterday over the Hunter Biden story. Accounts were suspended. Links were suppressed. Discussions were curtailed. All the while, Twitter and Facebook continue to pretend like they’re “platforms.” With Nancy Pelosi in control of the House, there is zero chance of passing legislation that stops Big Tech censorship. But legislation isn’t the only superpower national legislators have. Senate committees can call hearings. Just because they’re in the process of trying to confirm Amy Coney Barrett does not mean they can’t walk and chew gum at the same time. Mitch McConnell and his committee chairs have the power to ask questions and expose the censorship that’s happening right before our eyes. Members of Congress are not powerless, either. Pelosi may not do anything, nor will her committee chairs, but individual Representatives can speak out and spark action away from Capitol Hill. When I interviewed Marjorie Taylor Greene, she was very clear that one of her priorities when she gets to Congress is to go after Big Tech censorship. She was fresh off a Twitter suspension of her own when we talked, so it was top of mind. Yesterday, she said what many of us have been thinking for a while. It may be drastic, but it may also be the best way Republicans can truly leave a mark on Twitter that will make them think harder about what they’ve been doing for the last four years. Connect with one of hundreds of physicians nationwide who believe in HCQ as a prophylaxis and treatment for COVID-19. Do you know what would crash @Twitter entirely and make this platform irrelevant?@realDonaldTrump leaving and moving to a different platform to use his freedom of speech every single day as @POTUS That’s how the free market works and I’m a fan. Censorship has consequences. — Marjorie Taylor Greene For Congress🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) October 15, 2020 With the election a couple of weeks away, it may seem foolish for any conservatives to leave Twitter or Facebook. Big Tech may hate us and the feeling may be mutual, but they have a ton of power when it comes to spreading the message to the masses. They’re well aware of their power, which is why their censorship escapades yesterday were arguably bigger news than the stupidity of Hunter Biden’s actions for most of his life. The Burisma scandal is big, but censoring Americans is arguably bigger and definitely more draconian. There are those, even among conservatives, who believe stripping Twitter, Facebook, and other Big Tech companies of their Section 230 protection will destroy them. To those people, I ask, “So what?” They’ve made choices that have positioned them as arbiters of the news cycle. By doing so, they have opened themselves up to an existence without platform protections because they are not acting like platforms at all. They are, in essence, news-sharing sites. They’re publishers. They can either choose to be unbiased platforms where legally distributed news is free to roam or they can be vulnerable publishers, stripped of their platform protections. They can’t have it both ways. At least they shouldn’t. If President Trump does not make the internet-breaking move of leaving Twitter and/or Facebook and moving to free speech pastures, then Republican lawmakers and thought-leaders still need to act. They must engage with these Big Tech companies directly or through their supporters. That could mean sending out press releases, asking serious questions, and sending out subpoenas. It could mean attacking the platforms through the platforms themselves, rallying the people to call for changes or else. If elected Republicans and Republicans in leadership don’t act quickly, Big Tech could flip this election. It’s that serious. Stop everything else and do something NOW! Use every lever of govt. power you have because I guarantee they’re using every lever of power they have. — Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) October 15, 2020 Arguably the most important thing they can do is encourage their supporters to engage on alternative platforms like Parler. I’m not well verse about the site yet simply because I haven’t spent enough time on it to give my own opinion, but I do know this. If the site can handle an influx of users, every Republican lawmaker (or more likely their staff) needs to say in one voice that they’re going to Parler (or whoever) where freer speech is embraced. We’ve heard similar calls like this in the past. We need one more before the election and it needs to be the loudest one yet. I’d love to see President Trump Tweet something to the effect of, “I’m slowing down on Twitter until they change their ways. You can find me on Parler @realDonaldTrump.” Then, he needs to post non-stop on the platform and only occasionally post to Twitter. That would make news. It would benefit his campaign. It would send a message. It would rally the people. It’s long past time for the GOP to engage with Big Tech publishers and either strip them of their Section 230 protections or move to a free speech platform. As Marjorie Taylor Greene noted, censorship has consequences. COVID-19 may take down an independent news outlet Nobody said running a media site would be easy. We could use some help keeping this site afloat. Colleagues have called me the worst fundraiser ever. My skills are squarely rooted on the journalistic side of running a news outlet. Paying the bills has never been my forte, but we’ve survived. We have ads on the site that help, but since the site’s inception this has been a labor of love that otherwise doesn’t bring in the level of revenue necessary to justify it. When I left a nice, corporate career in 2017, I did so knowing I wouldn’t make nearly as much money. But what we do at NOQ Report to deliver the truth and fight the progressive mainstream media narrative that has plagued this nation is too important for me to sacrifice it for the sake of wealth. We know we’ll never make a ton of money this way, and we’re okay with that. Things have become harder with the coronavirus lockdowns. Both ad money and donations that have kept us afloat for a while have dropped dramatically. We thought we could weather the storm, but the so-called “surge” or “2nd-wave” that mainstream media and Democrats are pushing has put our prospects in jeopardy. In short, we are now in desperate need of financial assistance. The best way NOQ Report readers can help is to donate. Our Giving Fuel page makes it easy to donate one-time or monthly. Alternatively, you can donate through PayPal as well. We need approximately $11,500 to stay afloat for the rest of 2020, but more would be wonderful and any amount that brings us closer to our goal is greatly appreciated. The second way to help is to become a partner. We’ve strongly considered seeking angel investors in the past but because we were paying the bills, it didn’t seem necessary. Now, we’re struggling to pay the bills. This shouldn’t be the case as our traffic the last year has been going up dramatically. June, 2018, we had 11,678 visitors. A year later in June, 2019, we were up to 116,194. In June, 2020, we had 614,192. We’re heading in the right direction and we believe we’re ready talk to patriotic investors who want to not only “get in on the action” but more importantly who want to help America hear the truth. 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McConnell Calls It ‘Bizarre’ to Watch Democrats Fail to Give a Straight Answer on Court Packing

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is expressing his frustration with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and other Democrats for refusing to answer questions on packing the Supreme Court. “It is bizarre to watch Vice President Biden and other Democrats refuse to give a straight answer on their own party’s threats to pack the Supreme Court,” McConnell said in a statement Wednesday. He

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McConnell Says Pre-Election COVID-19 Deal Unlikely

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Friday that the White House and Congress were unlikely to reach a deal on a COVID-19 economic stimulus ahead of the Nov. 3 election. “We do need another rescue package. But the proximity to the election and the differences of opinion what is needed at this particular juncture are pretty vast,” he

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GOP Lawmakers Say There Will be a Peaceful Transition of Power Regardless of November Outcome

Republican lawmakers uniformly came out in support of a peaceful transition of power after President Donald Trump declined to say on Wednesday whether he would commit to such a transition. Asked if he would commit to a peaceful transfer, Trump said “Well, we’re going to have to see what happens.” He added, “There won’t be a transfer, frankly, there’ll be a continuation. The ballots are out of control.” On Thursday morning, Republican leaders were blunter. Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) tweeted, “The winner of the November 3rd election will be inaugurated on January 20th. There will be an orderly transition just as there has been every four years since 1792.” The winner of the November 3rd election will be inaugurated on January 20th. There will be an orderly transition just as there has been every four years since 1792. — Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) September 24, 2020 House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-Wy.) echoed McConnell’s statement, writing, “The peaceful transfer of power is enshrined in our Constitution and fundamental to the survival of our Republic. America’s leaders swear an oath to the Constitution. We will uphold that oath.” The peaceful transfer of power is enshrined in our Constitution and fundamental to the survival of our Republic. America’s leaders swear an oath to the Constitution. We will uphold that oath. — Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) September 24, 2020 During a Thursday morning appearance on “Fox & Friends,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said that he is pushing for a ninth justice on the Supreme Court before the election and added, “People wonder about the peaceful transfer of power. I can assure you it will be peaceful. Now, we may have litigation about who won the election but the court will decide and if the Republicans lose, we will accept that result.” Lindsey Graham: "People wonder about the peaceful transfer of power. I can assure you it will be peaceful. Now we may have litigation about who won the election, but the court will decide, and if Republicans lose, we'll accept that result. But we need a full court." pic.twitter.com/mVBGtMXiBF — Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 24, 2020 Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), who has sometimes broken with the president wrote on Twitter, “Fundamental to democracy is the peaceful transition of power; without that, there is Belarus. Any suggestion that a president might not respect this Constitutional guarantee is both unthinkable and unacceptable.” Earlier this week, Trump said that he believes the result of the 2020 election will end up before the Supreme Court. “I think it’s better if you go before the election because this scam that the Democrats are pulling — it’s a scam — this scam will be before the United States Supreme Court,” he said.

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McConnell Declares There Is ‘More Than Sufficient Time’ To Confirm Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is showing no signs of caving to pressure to hold off on filling the Supreme Court vacancy that opened up in the wake of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death. During his first speech on the Senate floor since the court announced Ginsburg’s death, McConnell said, “President Trump’s nominee for this vacancy will receive a vote on the floor of the Senate.” He continued to claim that “the same individuals who tried every conceivable dirty trick to obstruct Justice Gorsuch and Justice Kavanaugh are lining up to proclaim the third time will be the charm.” “The American people are about to witness an astonishing parade of misrepresentations about the past, misstatements about the present, and more threats against our institutions from the same people… who’ve already been saying for months they want to pack the Court,” he added. Watch the video below: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: "President Trump's nominee for this vacancy will receive a vote on the floor of the Senate." https://t.co/58wHr1kiD0 pic.twitter.com/cTjrpAKjuG — ABC News (@ABC) September 21, 2020 The Supreme Court announced on Friday that Ginsburg, 87, died due to complications from pancreatic cancer, as IJR reported. Her death and the vacancy that has opened up on the court has touched off a new political battle over whether Republicans in the Senate should move to hold hearings and a confirmation vote on President Donald Trump’s nominee. Democrats have strongly warned Republicans against pushing through a confirmation with just over a month left till the election. However, McConnell said, “We’re already hearing incorrect claims that there is not enough time to examine and confirm a nominee. We can debunk this myth in about 30-seconds.” “As of today, there are 43-days until November 3 and 104-days until the end of this Congress. The late, iconic, Justice John Paul Stevens was confirmed by the Senate 19-days after this body formally received his nomination,” he continued.  McConnell also noted that Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s confirmation process took 33-days, and Ginsburg’s confirmation process took 42 days.  “Justice Stevens’ entire confirmation process could have been played out twice, twice, between now and November 3, with time to spare,” he said. Finally, McConnell argued, “The Senate has more than sufficient time to process a nomination. History and precedent make that perfectly clear.”  Mitch McConnell: "The Senate has more than sufficient time to process a nomination. History and precedent make that perfectly clear." https://t.co/xZL9CpTuVh pic.twitter.com/BmN17u5tCq — This Week (@ThisWeekABC) September 21, 2020 Former President Barack Obama released a statement after Ginsburg’s death in which he said, “Four and a half years ago, when Republicans refused to hold a hearing or an up-or-down vote on Merrick Garland, they invented the principle that the Senate shouldn’t fill an open seat on the Supreme Court before a new president was sworn in.” “A basic principle of the law — and of everyday fairness — is that we apply rules with consistency, and not based on what’s convenient or advantageous in the moment,”  he added. Still, some Senate Republicans voiced their desire to move forward with the confirmation process “without delay.”

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American Politics is About to Go Nuclear

Please respect our republishing guidelines - Click Here Practically speaking, politics in America has never been for the faint of heart, but since Donald J. Trump ascended to the White House, civility has substantially degraded. With the passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, it appears a partisan battle royale is shaping up and about to get ugly posthaste. All weekend the political chatter has highlighted the “special friendship” between Ginsburg and the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Unfortunately, this appears to be nothing more than lip service to the good old days, and it is highly unlikely Democrats and Republicans will be ready to break bread together any time soon. Each side carries a particular revilement for the other, including castigating their opponents with invectives, rebukes, and downright lies. However, with the delicate balance of the Supreme Court at stake, the partisan battle is headed toward a new, even more divisive frontier. Mitch McConnell Enter Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), a hardscrabble and wily politician who knows how to play hardball. Within minutes of Ginsburg’s passing, McConnell signaled that a Senate vote to confirm her replacement would not be far off. His intention to move full speed ahead sent the Democrats into a meltdown. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) asserted the Democrats would “use every arrow in our quiver” to block such a move. She even went so far as to invoke the “I” word – impeachment – to halt a vote should the Senate move to confirm a new justice before the election. The unveiled threats continued with Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), who appears loaded for bear should Republicans try to fill RBG’s seat on the high court. According to one report, Schumer led the charge during a conference call with members of his party this weekend, saying: “Let me be clear: if Leader McConnell and Senate Republicans move forward with this, then nothing is off the table for next year. Nothing is off the table.” Then he added: “Our number one goal must be to communicate the stakes of this Supreme Court fight to the American people,” according to an unnamed Axios source who was reportedly part of the tele-meeting. What rankles the loyal opposition was their inability to get President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland, before a Senate committee. Now they are crying foul at the thought of Trump getting a third nominee onto the bench. The media wing of the Democratic party has already started the presses rolling. A September 19 article heading from The New York Times opined: “The fight over the confirmation of Judge Garland in 2016 set the tone for an even more brutal battle over who should succeed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.” Ah, but no one wants to say that there are differences between the Garland nomination and the vacancy left by Ms. Ginsburg. This is – to put it simply – power. Chuck Schumer The Democrats did not control the Senate when Obama made the appointment of Merrick Garland – and they still don’t. As an almost powerless party, they can do little but cover themselves in sackcloth and ashes and whine that the people should choose the new Supreme Court justice. But who are the Senate and the president if not the voices of the people? They are “representatives” of the people who have been duly elected by the voting public. Until a new election is held and decided, the unvarnished truth is that the people have already spoken. This truth frustrates the leaders of the Democratic Party because they realize they are backed into a corner with little room to maneuver. At this moment – and despite the defection of two GOP senators who say they won’t approve a nominee before the election – the Democrats find themselves thwarted at every turn. Will the GOP Man Up? McConnell is currently laughing all the way to the floor of the Senate because he already invoked the so-called nuclear option when Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. The rule change means that a nominee can be approved with a simple majority vote. It worked like a charm for both Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh. So, the Democrats have nowhere to go with their bitterness and angst save the friendly cable television outlets and the legacy media. The left-wing Fourth Estate will shout as loudly and often as they like, but if the GOP has enough cajones, a new Trump Supreme is a done deal. So the burning question that lies dead ahead is: Will the GOP man up and do the deed, or will they cower before the empty threats of Democrats and the media madness that is bound to reach a fever pitch as election day 2020 approaches? This, my friends, is that unique place in politics where the road that lies ahead is clear – if only our elected officials are brave enough to take it. ~ Read more from Leesa K. Donner.

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AOC Warns McConnell Amid SCOTUS Fight: ‘Playing With Fire’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) issued a warning to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Republican lawmakers as they move forward with expediting their plans to fill the Supreme Court vacancy following the death of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. On Sunday evening, Ocasio-Cortez appeared with Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) as she expressed concern about McConnell’s latest push to quickly fill Ginsburg’s seat in time for the upcoming general election. With just weeks until the presidential election and early voting already underway in multiple states, Ocasio-Cortez is stressing the importance of using their voice. “This is one of the most important times that we have had for everyday people to stand up,” Ocasio-Cortez said, adding, “We all need to be more courageous and we all must act in unprecedented ways to make sure that our rights are stabilized.” She continued with a warning to McConnell as she insisted that he is “playing with fire” with the stance he has taken. “And to Mitch McConnell, we need to tell him that he is playing with fire. We need to make sure that this vacancy is protected, that our election continues and that the American people have their say,” she said. See Ocasio-Cortez’s remarks below: Rep. @AOC: "We need to tell [Mitch McConnell] that he is playing with fire." pic.twitter.com/CSgI2dBBmy — The Hill (@thehill) September 20, 2020 Schumer also both expressed concern about McConnell’s attempt to replace Ginsburg before the election. Schumer highlighted all of the laws and government policies that could be reversed if McConnell can get the number of votes needed to confirm President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. The top-ranking Democrat called on American voters to stand up and fight back so their voices can be heard. “If you care about all these rights, if you don’t want big, powerful, wealthy special interests to turn the clock back 100 years, please, our fervent plea, our fervent wish is that you call your senator,” Schumer said. See Schumer’s remarks below: “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.” —RBGI’m standing with @AOC at James Madison HS—RBG’s alma mater and mineDems are united in fighting to honor RBG’s last wish and all that’s at stake for health care and Americans' rights pic.twitter.com/C3dqm0So8J — Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) September 21, 2020 Ocasio-Cortez and Schumer’s latest remarks come just days after Ginsburg’s death and the series of events that followed. Just hours after Ginsburg’s death made headlines, McConnell released a statement vowing to fill the newly-vacated Supreme Court seat as soon as possible — most likely before the presidential election.

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A message from Chuck Schumer to the GOP delivered February 22, 2016

When Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declined to hold confirmation hearings or a vote on President Obama’s final Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland, Democrats were enraged. The reasoning McConnell cited was the fact that it was an election year with a new president to be elected a few months later. It was a political move, of course; had a Republican been in the White House, McConnell would not have delayed. That’s one of the problems with political parties and both sides play the same game. They tend to do what’s expedient for their party by making the rules convenient as they go. But fair is fair. If some want to complain that McConnell is being inconsistent by pledging to hold a vote for President Trump’s nominee to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg, others can complain that Schumer is being inconsistent by claiming now that it shouldn’t be done. In 2016, he held a very different position. Attn GOP: Senate has confirmed 17 #SCOTUS justices in presidential election years. #DoYourJob pic.twitter.com/Mdm0P5SRC4 — Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) February 23, 2016 President Trump intends to nominate a woman for the open seat next week. When he does, Democrats will cry foul. Some NeverTrump Republicans will cry foul. Mainstream media will cry foul. But at the end of the day, McConnell is right. He has been given responsibility to the American people to push President Trump’s agenda and oppose the Democrats. That’s why his party was given the majority in 2014, held it in 2016, and expanded it in 2018. The Senate and the nation mourn the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the conclusion of her extraordinary American life. My full statement: pic.twitter.com/NOwYLhDxIk — Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) September 19, 2020 The only thing consistent on Capitol Hill is partisanship. Chuck Schumer is crying foul now, but he was saying the exact opposite four years ago. His current outrage isn’t just disingenuous. It’s outright embarrassing. COVID-19 may take down an independent news outlet Nobody said running a media site would be easy. We could use some help keeping this site afloat. Colleagues have called me the worst fundraiser ever. My skills are squarely rooted on the journalistic side of running a news outlet. Paying the bills has never been my forte, but we’ve survived. We have ads on the site that help, but since the site’s inception this has been a labor of love that otherwise doesn’t bring in the level of revenue necessary to justify it. When I left a nice, corporate career in 2017, I did so knowing I wouldn’t make nearly as much money. But what we do at NOQ Report to deliver the truth and fight the progressive mainstream media narrative that has plagued this nation is too important for me to sacrifice it for the sake of wealth. We know we’ll never make a ton of money this way, and we’re okay with that. Things have become harder with the coronavirus lockdowns. Both ad money and donations that have kept us afloat for a while have dropped dramatically. We thought we could weather the storm, but the so-called “surge” or “2nd-wave” that mainstream media and Democrats are pushing has put our prospects in jeopardy. In short, we are now in desperate need of financial assistance. The best way NOQ Report readers can help is to donate. Our Giving Fuel page makes it easy to donate one-time or monthly. Alternatively, you can donate through PayPal as well. We need approximately $11,500 to stay afloat for the rest of 2020, but more would be wonderful and any amount that brings us closer to our goal is greatly appreciated. The second way to help is to become a partner. We’ve strongly considered seeking angel investors in the past but because we were paying the bills, it didn’t seem necessary. Now, we’re struggling to pay the bills. This shouldn’t be the case as our traffic the last year has been going up dramatically. June, 2018, we had 11,678 visitors. A year later in June, 2019, we were up to 116,194. In June, 2020, we had 614,192. We’re heading in the right direction and we believe we’re ready talk to patriotic investors who want to not only “get in on the action” but more importantly who want to help America hear the truth. Interested investors should contact me directly with the contact button above. Election year or not, coronavirus lockdowns or not, anarchic riots or not, the need for truthful journalism endures. But in these times, we need as many conservative media voices as possible. Please help keep NOQ Report going. Check out the NEW NOQ Report Podcast. American Conservative Movement Join fellow patriots as we form a grassroots movement to advance the cause of conservatism. The coronavirus crisis has prompted many, even some conservatives, to promote authoritarianism. It’s understandable to some extent now, but it must not be allowed to embed itself in American life. We currently have 8000+ patriots with us in a very short time. If you are interested, please join us to receive updates.

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President Trump signals he WILL nominate a Supreme Court Justice before election

Conventional wisdom says it would hurt the President and Republican Senators running for reelection if they push through a replacement for Ruth Bader Ginsburg who died yesterday. But it’s 2020. Conventional wisdom has failed at nearly every level all year, which may be why President Trump has signaled on Twitter that he will be nominating a new Supreme Court Justice “without delay.” .@GOP We were put in this position of power and importance to make decisions for the people who so proudly elected us, the most important of which has long been considered to be the selection of United States Supreme Court Justices. We have this obligation, without delay! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 19, 2020 Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has already indicated that he will bring a vote to the Senate floor if the President makes a nomination. Democrats have been aggressively opposing the prospects of replacing Ginsburg with a Trump-appointee since news broke of her death with some going so far as to make threats of rioting should it happen. But as our EIC noted, they’re rioting already and will certainly riot even more when the President wins reelection. There will be riots no matter what happens with SCOTUS. President Trump's reelection is going to be the triggering event of the century. Thankfully, law and order should prevail in the end. https://t.co/VztlzmhZzl — JD Rucker (@JDRucker) September 19, 2020 Many Democrats have been joined by a handful of Republicans to claim it would be unfair for McConnell to bring a nominee to the Senate after refusing to do so in 2016 for President Obama. He addressed these concerns in a statement that called on history as his reasoning for doing what he did in 2016 and why he intends to act differently in 2020. “Since the 1880s, no Senate has confirmed an opposite-party president’s Supreme Court nominee in a presidential election year,” his statement read. The Senate and the nation mourn the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the conclusion of her extraordinary American life. My full statement: pic.twitter.com/NOwYLhDxIk — Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) September 19, 2020 “By contrast, Americans reelected our majority in 2016 and expanded it in 2018 because we pledged to work with President Trump and support his agenda, particularly his outstanding appointments to the federal judiciary,” he continued. “Once again, we will keep our promise.” From an election perspective, it seems the only one one who seems to be at risk by the move would be McConnell himself. Other Senators will face the Supreme Court question whether a nominee is voted on or not. McConnell holds the power and therefore his reelection prospects would seem to be weakened by the apparent switch in stance. He is currently ahead of Democrat Amy McGrath by double-digits in his Senate race. As for the President’s prospects, he will likely not see a significant difference in polls whether he nominates someone or not. The open seat on the bench will be an election issue if he does not nominate anyone. But if he nominates someone appealing to both his base as well as swing voters, he may actually see a bump whether that person is confirmed or not. Such a person could be Amy Coney Barrett, a Seventh Circuit Judge sitting on the Federal Court of Appeals in Indiana. She is popular, an originalist, and would be a female taking over a seat previously held by a female. I'd like to see an originalist like Amy Coney Barrett. But I'd put 99-1 odds against the nominee being one of the Senators on the list. Not now. Maybe next time. — JD Rucker (@JDRucker) September 19, 2020 This isn’t the election issue many are claiming it will be. It hurts McConnell, though probably not enough for him to lose his seat. As for the President, the right pick will actually help him get reelected. This is a great move. COVID-19 may take down an independent news outlet Nobody said running a media site would be easy. We could use some help keeping this site afloat. Colleagues have called me the worst fundraiser ever. My skills are squarely rooted on the journalistic side of running a news outlet. Paying the bills has never been my forte, but we’ve survived. We have ads on the site that help, but since the site’s inception this has been a labor of love that otherwise doesn’t bring in the level of revenue necessary to justify it. When I left a nice, corporate career in 2017, I did so knowing I wouldn’t make nearly as much money. 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Obama Urges GOP Not To Fill Ginsburg’s SCOTUS Vacancy Until After the Election

Former President Barack Obama and other Democratic leaders urged Senate Republicans to refrain from filling the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat until after the presidential election in November. Obama immediately released a statement on Friday following announcements about Ginsburg’s death. The former president highlighted the contradiction in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) actions as he recalled his refusal to bring a vote to the Senate floor when he nominated Merrick Garland for the Supreme Court. Obama noted that at the time McConnell invented a principle: “The Senate shouldn’t fill an open seat on the Supreme Court before a new president was sworn in.” “Four and a half years ago, when Republicans refused to hold a hearing or an up-or-down vote on Merrick Garland, they invented the principle that the Senate shouldn’t fill an open seat on the Supreme Court before a new president was sworn in,” Obama said. Now, Obama is challenging McConnell and Republican lawmakers to stand by the rule they ultimately created, noting that early voting has also begun in multiple states. “A basic principle of the law — and of everyday fairness — is that we apply rules with consistency, and not based on what’s convenient or advantageous in the moment,” he continued. “The rule of law, the legitimacy of our courts, the fundamental workings of our democracy all depend on that basic principle. Obama added, “As votes are already being cast in this election, Republican Senators are now called to apply that standard.” As news of Ginsburg’s death began to circulate, Republican lawmakers immediately began making plans to replace the historic trailblazer. Soon after Ginsburg’s death was reported, McConnell announced there would be a vote on the Senate floor for one of President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominees to occupy the vacated seat. Like Obama, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), and others have expressed disapproval of McConnell’s stance. As Biden mourned the loss of Ginsburg, he echoed Obama’s sentiments. He noted that McConnell refused to hold a vote for Obama’s Supreme Court nominee roughly 10 months before the 2016 presidential election. With only 45 days until the 2020 election, Biden also argued that the Supreme Court appointee should be selected by the next United States president — a decision that will ultimately be decided by the American public. “Let me be clear: Voters should pick the next president and the president should pick the justice for the Senate to consider. This was the position the Republican Senate took in 2016 when there were almost 10 months to go before the election. That’s the position the United States Senate must take today, and the election’s only 46 days off.” He added, “I think the fastest justice ever confirmed was 47 days, and the average is closer to 70 days, and so we should do this with full consideration, and that is my hope and expectation of what will happen.” See Biden’s remarks below: Joe Biden struggles to read prepared remarks after passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg."The voters should pick the president & the president should pick the justice for the Senate to consider."pic.twitter.com/Qinpv3Mlye — Breaking911 (@Breaking911) September 19, 2020 Despite stark criticism, McConnell vowed to hold a vote on the Senate floor for whoever Trump appoints. The president is reportedly expected to put forth a nominee to fill Ginsburg’s vacant seat soon, according to ABC News.

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died in her home in Washington D.C. The 87-year-old was the oldest on the Supreme Court. Her death will spark more intrigue with the upcoming election as both the presidency and the Senate will be turned towards her replacement. Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died this evening surrounded by her family at her home in Washington, D.C., due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer. She was 87 years old. — Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) September 18, 2020 “Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died this evening surrounded by her family at her home in Washington, D.C., due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer. She was 87 years old,” Tapper Tweeted. Many on both sides of the political aisle took to social media to express sadness over her passing as well as concern about what this means from a political perspective. A battle may ensue if President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell try to replace her before the election, especially considering McConnell refused to hold hearings during the President Obama’s final term with the election on its way. Conservatives are extending their grace to RBG, a most formidable political opponent who is at final rest with Antonin Scalia, one of our best. Meanwhile… “No, no, no” is trending. Those who would presume to succeed her have neither the class nor strength to fill her shadow. — Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) September 19, 2020 If Republicans don’t nominate and confirm a successor to #RuthBaderGinsburg they will definitely lose the election. — Steve Deace (@SteveDeaceShow) September 19, 2020 It’s important for us to be aware that this is where many Democrats are mentally now. Remember this going forward. pic.twitter.com/C6u2pXgayb — Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) September 19, 2020 Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a credit to the Court. I disagreed with many of her decisions but they were all well reasoned and well argued. She was a close friend of her ideological opposite, Justice Scalia. They both loved opera, law and the U.S.A. May She Rest In Peace — Rudy W. Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) September 18, 2020 BREAKING: Mitch McConnell – “President Trump’s nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate." — Jack Posobiec ?? (@JackPosobiec) September 19, 2020 Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dictated this statement to her granddaughter Clara Spera: "My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed." https://t.co/IUtqGDV1Cj — Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) September 18, 2020 RIP RBG. Gutted. Sad.Grateful for all she did. And very very scared. — Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) September 18, 2020 BREAKING: McConnell says replacement for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be voted on this year. — Carmine Sabia (@CarmineSabia) September 19, 2020 RUTH BADER GINSBURGRest In Peace??????#RBG??RIP RBG??#KidVicious??‍♂️ pic.twitter.com/W9uKanI6W7 — kirk Acevedo?? (@kirkacevedo) September 18, 2020 RIP RBG. You may be gone, but your work will live on. pic.twitter.com/ngckrpgu9U — McJoderson (@McJoderson) September 18, 2020 inna illahee wa inna illayhee raji’un (to God we belong and to Him is our return). rip RBG https://t.co/83UF6xFyRe — Siraj Hashmi (@SirajAHashmi) September 18, 2020 This is so horrible for so many reasons… RIP RBG. ? https://t.co/bpgkUfe02M — Aisha C. Mills (@AishaMoodMills) September 18, 2020 Regardless of how anyone feels about her rulings, she has been an icon on the bench for many decades. Her passing will be felt for a long time, just as her life made an impact on America. Update: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says President Trump’s nominee will receive a vote this year. ? McConnell: pic.twitter.com/D5nWZMNEOB — Guy Benson (@guypbenson) September 19, 2020 COVID-19 may take down an independent news outlet Nobody said running a media site would be easy. We could use some help keeping this site afloat. Colleagues have called me the worst fundraiser ever. My skills are squarely rooted on the journalistic side of running a news outlet. Paying the bills has never been my forte, but we’ve survived. We have ads on the site that help, but since the site’s inception this has been a labor of love that otherwise doesn’t bring in the level of revenue necessary to justify it. When I left a nice, corporate career in 2017, I did so knowing I wouldn’t make nearly as much money. But what we do at NOQ Report to deliver the truth and fight the progressive mainstream media narrative that has plagued this nation is too important for me to sacrifice it for the sake of wealth. We know we’ll never make a ton of money this way, and we’re okay with that. Things have become harder with the coronavirus lockdowns. Both ad money and donations that have kept us afloat for a while have dropped dramatically. We thought we could weather the storm, but the so-called “surge” or “2nd-wave” that mainstream media and Democrats are pushing has put our prospects in jeopardy. In short, we are now in desperate need of financial assistance. The best way NOQ Report readers can help is to donate. Our Giving Fuel page makes it easy to donate one-time or monthly. Alternatively, you can donate through PayPal as well. We need approximately $11,500 to stay afloat for the rest of 2020, but more would be wonderful and any amount that brings us closer to our goal is greatly appreciated. The second way to help is to become a partner. We’ve strongly considered seeking angel investors in the past but because we were paying the bills, it didn’t seem necessary. Now, we’re struggling to pay the bills. This shouldn’t be the case as our traffic the last year has been going up dramatically. June, 2018, we had 11,678 visitors. A year later in June, 2019, we were up to 116,194. In June, 2020, we had 614,192. We’re heading in the right direction and we believe we’re ready talk to patriotic investors who want to not only “get in on the action” but more importantly who want to help America hear the truth. Interested investors should contact me directly with the contact button above. Election year or not, coronavirus lockdowns or not, anarchic riots or not, the need for truthful journalism endures. But in these times, we need as many conservative media voices as possible. Please help keep NOQ Report going. Check out the NEW NOQ Report Podcast. 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Senate Won’t Confirm Ambassadors For Germany or Afghanistan

CTH The Decepticon snake rears its ugly head once again as a recent report indicates the Senate will not confirm President Trump’s nominees for Ambassador to Afghanistan and Germany.  Nothing within the Senate happens without Mitch McConnell directing it. According to sources cited by the Washington Free Beacon the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, a hotbed for Decepticon payments by foreign governments, will not take up the nominations of retired U.S Army Colonel Douglas Macgregor (Germany) or U.S. Navy reserve officer William Ruger (Afghanistan) because they do not hold the correct and appropriate thinking of the republican controlled Senate. More The fact that the president would nominate Colonel Macgregor is a clear signal of significant foreign policy changes are coming. – Dr. Tar

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McConnell Casts Doubt on Coronavirus Deal: ‘It Doesn’t Look That Good Right Now’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is not optimistic Democrats and the White House will be able to strike a deal on a fifth coronavirus relief package. “I wish I could tell you that we were going to get another package, but it doesn’t look that good right now,” McConnell said. McConnell this afternoon at a hospital in Mount Sterling, Ky., talking about a stimulus package. “I wish I could tell you that we were going to get another package but it doesn’t look that good right now.” — Manu Raju (@mkraju) September 11, 2020 McConnell’s comments come just one day after the Senate rejected the GOP backed proposal, as IJR previously reported. The Senate failed to get the 60 votes needed to advance the bill. The only Republican to vote against the bill was Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.). The bill would have provided around $300 billion in new coronavirus aid, but Democrats are calling for around $3 trillion. Congress acted quickly earlier this year and passed four bills providing about $3 trillion in response to the pandemic. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) slammed the GOP for making it seem as though they are meeting the needs of the American people in their bill, as IJR previously reported. Pelosi and Schumer said in a statement on Tuesday, the “emaciated bill is only intended to help vulnerable Republican Senators by giving them a ‘check the box’ vote.” They also accused McConnell of stressing “that twenty Republican Senators intend to do nothing in the face of this historic crisis.” In a letter Schumer penned to his Democratic colleagues on Sept. 3, he said McConnell was planning “another round of partisan games” for relief negotiations, as IJR previously reported. Schumer previously predicted Republicans would be willing to negotiate with Democrats once they realized they were not going to give in to their demands. He told CNN on Thursday, “Once they see the Democrats are not going to fold to this emaciated bill, which leaves so much out, the pressure will mount on them.” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Sept. 3 negotiations are “stuck” on specific policy issues, but most importantly, the top line. According to Mnuchin, Pelosi “has refused to sit down and negotiate” unless Republicans “agree to something like a $2.5 trillion deal in advance.”

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