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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

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?

Sen. Hatch Excoriates Reid For Lying About SCOTUS Process Dozens of Times

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) has a simple request for Democratic Minority Leader Harry Reid: Stop lying about the Supreme Court nomination process. On...

Princeton explains why it charges tuition despite its multibillion-dollar endowment

Harvard and Princeton have each responded to a critical letter from congressional leaders questioning how they spend their endowment money, Inside Higher Ed reported. The letter — written by Senator Orrin Hatch, Congressman Thomas W....Show More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Coke FRIDAY!

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE Late Night Snark: The Silly Season Continues... Clip of Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) on why Republicans can't hold hearings on Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland: Right now the political arena is toxic, difficult and terrible to bring this nominee up at this time. John Oliver: Hold on. Show More Summary

Historian unleashes a devastating takedown of Republican ‘cowards’ over their illogical SCOTUS arguments

last monthNews : The Raw Story

Senator Orrin Hatch took to the New York Times op-ed page to try to make the case for the Senate refusing to take up President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee. It didn’t go well. He starts by praising the late Antonin Scalia, implying that the rules should be different when replacing one of the...

Rock-paper-scissor SCOTUS: Orrin Hatch has a new ludicrous justification for obstructionism

Utah's Orrin Hatch says the upcoming election is like a tie-breaker for deciding which way the Supreme Court goes

Orrin Hatch very disturbed his lunch was disrupted by Supreme Court protesters

Those radical hippies who think that the Senate should hold confirmation hearings on a new Supreme Court justice after a sitting one dies have gone too far for Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch. They interrupted his lunch, he writes in an op-ed for Bloomberg. Show More Summary

GOP’s Supreme Court blowback: The Republicans’ case for obstruction is bad and getting worse

Orrin Hatch has a new reason to block Obama's Supreme Court nominee: Protesters ruined his fancy lunch

Orrin Hatch tying himself in knots explaining why he supported nominee Garland in 1997 but won’t now

In 1997, Merrick Garland was nominated to the court where he is now chief judge, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, the second most important court in the nation. Republican Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch was his usual scoldy, sanctimonious self back then. "Playing politics with judges is unfair, and I am sick of it," Sen. Show More Summary

Orrin Hatch: 'You Can't Just Put Politics Aside' And Vote On A Supreme Court Nominee

As Sen. Ted. Cruz (R-TX) surges in Utah GOP primary polls, one influential senator from the state suggested on Monday that he was not ready to lead the candidate's fan club. During an interview with KTSU in Salt Lake City, hosts DanShow More Summary

Orrin Hatch struggles to compliment Ted Cruz: ‘He’s not one who does a terrific job in the Senate’

last monthNews : The Raw Story

As Sen. Ted. Cruz (R-TX) surges in Utah GOP primary polls, one influential senator from the state suggested on Monday that he was not ready to lead the candidate’s fan club. During an interview with KTSU in Salt Lake City, hosts Dan Evans and Kerri Cronk asked Utah’s senior senator if...

Merrick Garland Will Not be Confirmed in a Lame Duck Session

For reasons that really should be obvious: But what if Hillary Clinton wins in November and brings a Senate majority on her coattails (or Trump’s anti-coattails)? Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, a former head of the Judiciary Committee himself, has suggested that Garland could be confirmed by the lame-duck Senate after an election. And there’s a […]

The Possibilities of Obama’s Last Lap

On Friday March 11, Senator Orrin Hatch appeared before a conservative organization and complained about President Obama’s forthcoming Supreme Court nomination. “The president told me several times he’s going to name a moderate, but I don’t believe him,” said Hatch. “[Obama] could easily name Merrick Garland, who is a fine... More »

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