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Orrin Hatch’s Cake Hole

Sen. Orrin Hatch [said] that Republicans were ready to give the other party “a taste of their own medicine.”... Our 'own medicine'? You mean like Affordable Health Care? (Somehow I doubt it.) Continue reading ?

Senate Republicans block their own judicial nominees

Sanctimonious Orrin Hatch wants you to know he is above petty politics. Sen. Chuck Grassley, incoming chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is giving us a preview of what's to come for the next two years of a non-functioning Senate. Last week, Sen. Show More Summary

Why Won't Orrin Hatch Blame Republicans For the Failure of Immigration Reform?

Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch cracks me up: [Hatch] expressed concern that President Barack Obama may soon take executive action on immigration and protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation. "It would be catastrophic for him to do that," said Hatch. Show More Summary

Hatch: Let’s Not Rush To Confirm This Attorney General Nominee

Utah Senator Orrin Hatch says not so fast on Loretta Lynch. No one has been nominated and confirmed to be attorney general in a lame-duck session since before the Civil War. Since Mr. Holder has committed to serve until a successor is confirmed, there will be no break in Justice Department leadership and, therefore, no [...]

Stop the presses. Orrin Hatch is a filibuster flip-flopper.

The worst thing to ever happen to the Senate, said Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) was Majority Leader Harry Reid's decision to end the filibuster on nominations for everything but the Supreme Court last year. In fact, he expounded upon that...Show More Summary

Republican Claims About Judicial Nominations Combine Gross Inaccuracies With Banal Observations

Republicans regain control of the Senate and already the self-serving, revisionist history has begun. In a joint op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal, GOP Senator Orrin Hatch and former White House counsel under President George H. Show More Summary

Hatch Calls Reid's Leadership "Pathetic, Pitiful"

Not one prone to hyperbole, the most senior republican in the Senate, Utah's Orrin Hatch said of Harry Reid's leadership, it's "the most pathetic, pitiful way I've seen the Senate run in all my 38 years — and I've seen some pretty pathetic, pitiful times." Hatch made the comments during a phone interview with The Hill. Show More Summary

And the Winner Is… The GOP. Now What?

The GOP takes control of the Senate. It has secured a majority in the Senate but has far from working control in a chamber where 60 votes is needed to do almost anything. Utah’s Orrin Hatch will become the new chair of the Senate Finance Committee. Alabama’s Jeff Sessions is in line to head the […] The post And the Winner Is… The GOP. Now What? appeared first on TaxVox.

GOP Leaders Clamoring for More 'High-Tech Immigration' if Party Wins Senate

GOP leaders are clamoring behind the scenes to massively increase the number of guest-worker visas for high-tech companies if Republicans control Congress after the midterms. According to The Hill, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) recently said...Show More Summary

Hatch, Alexander Highlight GAO Report Confirming Need for Additional Oversight of Department of Labor Grants

United States Senate Committee on Finance U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, and Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee,...Show More Summary

Sen. Hatch: Democrats Use Inversions to Play Politics

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R., Utah) accused Democrats of playing politics on inversions by demonizing businesses..

The Post-Partisan Future of National Service

This week's 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps marks an erosion of the program's bipartisan consensus. Five years ago, Senators Ted Kennedy (D-MA) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) passed the widely bipartisan Serve America Act, authorizing AmeriCorps' expansion to 250,000 volunteers. Show More Summary

Wyden and Hatch Propose Bill to Prevent Tax-Refund Identity Theft

Finance Chairman Ron Wyden (D., Ore.) and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R., Utah), jointly proposed a set of changes to help fix the problem of tax-refund identity theft.

Congress Proposes to Fix Restitution for Child Pornography Victims

Faced with a draconian decision by the United States Supreme Court in late April which all but eliminated meaningful restitution for child pornography victims, U.S. Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) spearheaded a comprehensive legislative fix (S. Show More Summary

Hatch Says He’s Open to Short-Term Measure on Inversions

Sen. Orrin Hatch, the top Republican on Senate Finance, has left the door open to a short-term fix on corporate inversions in a letter to Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew.

Sen. Orrin Hatch: Claim that Corporations Don't Have Religious Freedom is 'Total Bunk' [CP Video Interview]

The idea that businesses cannot have religious liberty protections because they are not individuals or nonprofits is "total bunk," Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said.

Orrin Hatch: Democrat Bill to Overturn Hobby Lobby Decision 'Stupid Politics'

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) denounced Senate Democrats for introducing a bill Wednesday to overturn the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision. The legislation would alter the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, cited by the Supreme Court in its ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby, which passed both Houses of Congress and was signed by President Bill Clinton. Show More Summary

Disabled Americans: Pawns In A Larger Social Security Game?

William Galston writes in the Wall Street Journal about a Republican senator’s plans to force a confrontation on government disability benefits. Though Mr. Galston doesn’t seem to see it this way, it sounds as if Sen. Orrin Hatch plans to hold benefits for disabled Americans hostage in order to force Social Security cuts on everyone. Sen. Show More Summary

Glenn Becks Angrily Shoots Rifle On Radio Show Over Chris McDaniel's Loss

Glenn Beck called into his radio show from his ranch and was whining about Orrin Hatch and other Republicans who had supported Thad Cochran's victory of the Tea Partiers' new favorite toy, Chris McDaniel. Beck got so riled up over it that he ran outside his yard and started shooting off his rifle to relieve the stress. Sen. Show More Summary

Thursday Speed Read: Pennsylvania, Orrin Hatch, Luxembourg, NOM, Scott Walker, Wisconsin

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BY LISA KEEN / Keen News Service PENNSYLVANIA IS SAFE AS NUMBER 19: A federal judge in Pennsylvania denied a petition Tuesday from a county clerk who asked to serve as intervenor in an appeal to defend the state’s ban...

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