Episode 62: Kavanaugh in the Homestretch, A Chat with Jake Porter

On the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart discusses the upcoming Kavanaugh confirmation vote and then chats with Jake Porter, Libertarian nominee for Governor of Iowa.

Insane Reaction to Senator Collins Suggestion for Kavanaugh-Ford Hearing

U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) suggested Christine Blasey Ford’s attorney question Kavanaugh and Kavanaugh’s attorney question Ford. A reasonable suggestion which received an unreasonable response.

Democrats Defeat Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

Republicans supportive of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act failed to break the Democrat filibuster of S. 2311 when the cloture vote failed on a 51 to 46 vote on Monday afternoon.

Ernst Will Work to Add Hyde Amendment Language to Alexander-Murray Bill (Update)

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) will work to add Hyde Amendment language to Alexander-Murray healthcare bill she and U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley support that currently expands abortion funding.

Senate GOP Leadership Blocks Controversial NDAA Transgender Amendment

GOP Senate leadership blocked the Gillibrand-Collins Amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) allowing transgender military service.

Seven Republican Senators Who Voted Against Obamacare Repeal

U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander, Shelley Moore Capito, Suans Collins, Dean Heller, John McCain, Lisa Murkowski, and Rob Portman voted against Obamacare repeal.

Senate Votes to Allow States to Defund Abortion Clinics

The U.S. Senate voted 51-50 to send a bill reversing an Obama-era rule directing state family planning money to Planned Parenthood to the President’s desk.

So What Did We Learn from Betsy DeVos’ Hearing?

The American people were shortchanged if they wanted to hear relevant, substantive questions and answers during Betsy DeVos’ confirmation hearing.

Grassley and McConnell’s Only Job To Do With Obama’s SCOTUS Pick

Robert Romano: U.S Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have one job to do on Obama’s SCOTUS nominee – nothing.

Senate Democrats Block Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood

Senate Democrats defeated a cloture vote Monday on a motion to proceed with a bill that would have defunded Planned Parenthood on federal taxpayer funds.

Anti-Religious Freedom Bill Fails in the U.S. Senate

Senate Bill 2578 that was introduced by U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA)…

16 GOP Senators Who Sabotaged Rand Paul’s Gun Control Filibuster

16 Republican Senators voted to proceed with debate on a gun control bill which most Senators have not read which could lead to a federal gun registry.

CRPD Treaty Fails Ratification Vote

The U.S. Senate failed to ratify the CRPD Treaty on a 61 to 38 vote. Eight Republicans voted in favor as did all Democratic Senators.

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repealed: Let’s Just Throw Out All of the Standards

The branches of the United States military will soon have to enlist…

*Shocker of the Week* Senate Confirms Elena Kagan

Elena Kagan’s nomination to the Supreme Court was confirmed by the Senate…