Entries by Adam L Silverman

Where Things Stand Before the Cloture Vote

We’re about fourteen hours out from tomorrow’s cloture vote to advance the Kavanaugh nomination. The last reporting I saw on Senator Grassley’s whip count is from Seung Min Kim from about four hours ago. .@ChuckGrassley's whip count, as relayed to me, @eschor and @LACaldwellDC on a noisy Senate train: "I know that we don’t have […]

Senator Heitkamp Makes a Stand!

New: Dem Senator Heidi Heitkamp, facing a tough re-election fight, tells North Dakota station WDAY she will vote No on the Brett Kavanaugh nomination — Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) October 4, 2018 The question is whether this will be her last stand as a senator. If Doug! wants to come along and add an ActBlue for […]

The Parameters of the Reopened Kavanaugh Background Investigation Have Been Expanded

On Saturday night I posted this comment in a reply to smintheus who was expressing concerns over the reported constraints on the reopened Kavanaugh background investigation. 1) This, like every other one of these too cute by half maneuvers they pull, is going to blow up in their faces. This actually increases the pressure on Flake, […]

Prop Humor is Really Not Bibi Netanyahu’s Forte: UN General Assembly Edition

Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin “Bibi” Netanyahu addressed this year’s UN General Assembly. As he does every time he makes one of these addresses, he had visual aids. Today’s were pictures of Iran’s secret atomic warehouse. FULL TEXT: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's 2018 UN General Assembly speech https://t.co/TbdAmEBAE2 — Haaretz.com (@haaretzcom) September 27, 2018 From Ha’aretz:  Prime […]