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2:00PM Water Cooler 6/16/2016

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Readers, thanks once more for your help on the Water Cooler Mini-Fundraiser! –lambert TPP/TTIP/TISA “Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch said the Obama administration for the first time appears to be willing to meet his demands on TPP” [Politico]. “Bipartisanship. n. 1. Get ready for another vile piece of jobbery.” […]

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“Be nice to him, he’s a first-time candidate.” — Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), quoted by The Hill, talking to reporters about Donald Trump.

Orrin Hatch Gives Away the Game

This is priceless: Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) hasn’t yet met with Supreme Court nominee Merrick B. Garland for what has been a long anticipated encounter between the former Judiciary...

Friday Talking Points -- Paul Ryan, Democrat?

Has Paul Ryan become so disaffected with Donald Trump that he quietly changed political parties, when no one was looking? The Washington Post, in an unrelated story, ran a photo of Orrin Hatch standing next to Ryan with the caption (emphasis...Show More Summary

Orrin Hatch Op-Ed Says Meeting With Merrick Garland That Hadn’t Happened Yet Was Unpersuasive

If you needed yet another indicator of how intransigent Senate Republicans are about Merrick Garland’s nomination to the Supreme Court, in the face of fair play, good faith, and good governance, you got it on Thursday in the form of Utah Senator Orrin Hatch. Show More Summary

Orrin Hatch, Time Traveler, Talks About Meeting With Merrick Garland That Hasn't Happened Yet

Senator Orrin Hatch posted an op-ed early Thursday morning in the Deseret News regarding a meeting that he had with Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland. In the op-ed, taken down moments later, he explained that his view regarding Garland had not changed and that he did not support his nomination. Nothing unusual. Show More Summary

Breaking: Senator Orrin Hatch Is a Time Traveler

Earlier this morning, Republican Senator Orrin Hatch (Utah) published a story that he apparently wrote in the future. Read more...

Oops! Senator’s article tells of phantom meeting with Obama nominee

last monthNews : The Raw Story

Republican U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch wrote in an opinion piece published on Thursday that his meeting with Merrick Garland failed to change his view that the Senate should not act on President Barack Obama’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee. The problem is that no such meeting has taken place. Paul...

Republican senator time travels, meets and rejects Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland

Yowser! Republican Senator Orrin Hatch has apparently worked the kinks out in the flux capacitor and traveled to the future to meet and reject President Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court, because even though Hatch has yet to sit down...Show More Summary

Orrin Hatch's partisan games keep catching up with him

Orrin Hatch thinks it would be "unfair" to treat Garland the way other nominees have been treated, suggesting Hatch is confused about the meaning of "fairness."

Sen. Orrin Hatch reacts to meeting with Merrick Garland before it occurs

The publishing snafu underscores how little traction Democrats have won with their slippery-slope Supreme Court strategy.

Hatch Reacts to Meeting Before It Occurs

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) accidentally published an op-ed in the Deseret News claiming that his meeting with Judge Merrick Garland didn’t change his mind about delaying action on the nomination until after the presidential election, the Washington Post reports. The [...]

Sen. Hatch Demands Release Of Secret Reagan-Era DOJ Tax Memo Supporting Obama's Expansive Use Of Presidential Power

Washington Times, Orrin Hatch Demands Secret Memo That’s Aided Obama Executive Actions: President Obama’s unilateral pen-and-phone approach to governing has been aided by a decades-old secret memo that allows him to avoid economic scrutiny of some of the most intrusive rules and regulations his administration has issued, a top senator...

Under Ted Kennedy’s shadow, lions of the Senate tangle over Supreme Court blockade

Remarks by Orrin Hatch and Patrick Leahy gave the bitter fight a more genteel tone, if only for a few minutes.

Utah Republicans press for quick vote on Utah judicial nominee while maintaining SCOTUS blockade

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

You'd be hard-pressed to find two more obnoxiously partisan, obstructionist Senate Republicans than the team from Utah, Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee. Hatch is a former chairman of the Judiciary Committee who has made a career out of sanctimoniously sniffing about how horrible Democrats are for doing the very things he himself has gleefully done. Show More Summary

US Citizens Must Receive Compensation From Sponsors of Terrorism - Senator

US Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Orrin Hatch claims that Saudi Arabia or any other nation found to be a sponsor of terrorism should have to compensate Americans who are victims of terrorist attacks.

The Supreme Court Is All Tied Up

Last week, Sen. Orrin Hatch penned an op-ed suggesting that Democrats were trying to “deceive voters” with disingenuous claims “that the Supreme Court cannot function properly with fewer than nine justices on the bench.” After calling...Show More Summary

Revelations from politicians’ Spotify playlists: Paul Ryan digs Darius Rucker, Darrell Issa thinks Shaq is a good rapper

We can learn a lot about pols from their Spotify playlists. But how the hell did Neon Trees get on Orrin Hatch's?

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