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Old 11-08-04, 03:44 PM
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The taking of Specter to the woodshed must have done some good.

Grassley likes to be where the money is.

The Majority Leader can't call an up or down vote on a judicial nominee unless it has been through the committee process. The ML has lots of power, but not that much.

The Repubs caucus votes by secret ballot on chairmanship posts.

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Old 11-08-04, 03:45 PM
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so its still possible that they could just not vote for him (although it doesnt look likely at all)
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Old 11-08-04, 03:47 PM
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so its still possible that they could just not vote for him (although it doesnt look likely at all)
Another Republican member on the Judiciary Committee would have to run against him.
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Old 11-08-04, 03:58 PM
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Originally posted by Venusian
why did he block bork in the 80s?

He felt he was too ideologically extreme, particularly on civil rights. Specifically, when Specter asked about Brown v. Board of Education, Bork said that under his theory of the Constitution there was no sound basis for the Court decision ordering school desegregation.

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Old 11-08-04, 04:00 PM
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Originally posted by Venusian
can't the majority leader call for an up/down vote without committee reccomendation?
No.



i heard somewhere that the committee chair position is voted on by a secret ballot among the caucus. is that true? i think the radio said it

Conference votes by a secret ballot that isn't secret.
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Old 11-08-04, 04:04 PM
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Originally posted by Red Dog
He felt he was too ideologically extreme, particularly on civil rights.


And he personally didn't like him, thought him to be too brusque.
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Old 11-08-04, 04:07 PM
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Originally posted by classicman2
Another Republican member on the Judiciary Committee would have to run against him.

With the only possibility being Senator DeWine.
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Old 11-15-04, 07:02 PM
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Some random political clippings:


Senator Schumer will not seek the the governorship of New York, leaving the Dem side cleared for Mr. Spitzer, but will instead take the position formerly held by Senator Corzine, the DSCC chair.



Senator Norm Coleman is believed to have the necessary votes to take the NRSC chair, which was also being sought by Ms. Dole.



President Bush today tapped Ken Mehlman, his former campaign chairman, to head the RNC. The post had been held by Ed Gillespie.

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Old 11-15-04, 08:55 PM
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saw on the news that the house had the picture taken of the new representatives
too bad the one from this area hasn't been picked yet. recount started today
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Old 11-16-04, 07:35 AM
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Originally posted by Pharoh
President Bush today tapped Ken Mehlman, his former campaign chairman, to head the RNC. The post had been held by Ed Gillespie.
A small part of me is going to miss the Gillespie/McAuliffe face-offs on FoxNews.

Very small.
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Old 11-16-04, 03:43 PM
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It looks as if Specter is in serious trouble.

Majority Leader Frist met with him today and refused to endorse him.

He has a meeting with the Republicans on the Judiciary Committee at 4:00 P.M.. They have serious questions for senior senator from PA.

Even if he should loose in the committee vote among Republicans, he could appeal to the full caucus.
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Old 11-16-04, 03:50 PM
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Originally posted by classicman2
It looks as if Specter is in serious trouble.
That is wonderful news. Specter is just about the only person who could make me want Hatch back. On election night I was wishing for Specter to lose his senate seat just as much as Daschle. Can't win them all I suppose.

He sure seems to know how much trouble he is in if his media appearances are any indication.
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Old 11-16-04, 04:13 PM
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He seemed to be doing ok until he shot his mouth off again.
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Old 11-16-04, 05:18 PM
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There now may be a move in the Republican caucus which would change the chairman term-limit rule to allow Orrin Hatch to serve 2 more years as the chairman of the judiciary committee.
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Oh God, no, not Hatch again!

How about any other Republican on the committee?
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Old 11-16-04, 05:51 PM
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Oh God, no, not Hatch again!

How about any other Republican on the committee?

Senator Kyl, the next in line, will be the man if it isn't Senator Specter.

I still think it will be him, when everything is said and done though. I do have to say that I am somewhat surprised by Senator Santorum. I stated that he was the only one who could kill Specter's nomination, and he may just have.
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Old 11-16-04, 08:15 PM
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Sen. Hatch walked out of the meeting with the Republican members of the committee today with Specter. Hatch was asked if Specter would become chairman. Hatch replied yes.

Tomorrow Specter will meet with the entire Republican caucus.
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Looks like he's getting it... after being publicly neutered.

What a spineless bum.
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