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Albert Mohler: Which Party Will Be Setting the Agenda in the Senate?

In the wake of the contentious 2020 election, the battle for the majority in the U.S. Senate looms large. That majority will be decided in the two run-off elections in the state of Georgia on January 5th.

Both of the Republicans are incumbents: Kelly Loeffler was appointed by Governor Kemp, replacing Johnny Isakson who had resigned for health reasons.

And David Perdue is running for his second term representing Georgians.

Neither of the candidates reached Georgia’s requirement of 50-percent plus one in the November 3rd election.

All of this matters tremendously:

Holding the majority in the Senate determines who sets the agenda. To put it this way, nothing can come to the Senate floor if the majority leader does not allow it to be presented for a vote.

Turnout is going to be key. It will likely be a very partisan vote, which means that one party or the other is likely to win both seats.

As we understand the issues that will come before the Senate, that matters immensely.

Keep your eyes on Georgia.

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All Eyes Turn to Georgia and Runoff for Two Senate Seats


Townhall Review – November 14, 2020

Hugh Hewitt talks with Byron York, of the Washington Examiner, about the Senate runoff race in Georgia.

Hugh Hewitt and journalist Salena Zito talk about another aspect of the Senate runoff race in Georgia.

Larry Elder talks about Attorney General William Barr’s investigation of irregularities in the election.

Dan Proft and Amy Jacobson talk with James Carafano, of the Heritage Foundation, about Joe Biden’s plans to rescind much of President Trump’s regulatory relieve and executive orders.

Hugh Hewitt and Pete Peterson, Dean of the Pepperdine Graduate School of Public Policy, talk about the challenges related to production and distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Chris Stigall talks with Sharyl Attkisson about her book, “Slanted: How the News Media Taught us to Love Censorship and Hate Journalism.”

Sebastian Gorka and Andrew McCarthy, former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, about the roll the U.S. Supreme Court may play in the election.

Mike Gallagher talks about an article in the Federalist by Peter Burfeind, “Five Reasons for Optimism.”

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Chen: GOP Exceeds Expectations in Contests for the Senate


We’re still waiting for the dust to settle on this year’s elections, but one thing appears extremely likely: Republicans will retain control of the United States Senate.

Credit should go to Mitch McConnell and the leadership team at the National Republican Senatorial Committee. They were left for dead by many pundits and analysts before the election but managed to pull off an impressive victory—even though they were outspent by tens of millions of dollars in crucial races across the country.

Congratulations should go to incumbent Senators Susan Collins, Thom Tillis, Joni Ernst and Steve Daines, who appear to have won reelection. David Perdue of Georgia is close to victory, and—at least as I speak—challenger John James is running ahead in Michigan.

It was a good night for the Republican majority in the Senate. That will be hugely important, regardless of who wins the presidency.

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Albert Mohler: We Need Judge Barrett

What happens now? President Trump made history by nominating Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. That is fantastic news. But now the scene shifts to the United States Senate. The rules of the Senate call for hearings before the Judiciary Committee. Watch for those in coming weeks—and expect a political blockbuster.

Then, the committee votes to move the nomination to the floor of the Senate. That, too, will be a fight. Then Senate debate and the big event—the vote. It will be a battle at every turn, and Democrats will try their best to slow it down. Republicans must keep up the heat, and see it through to the end—the future of the Supreme Court is at stake.

We need Judge Barrett on the Supreme Court now.

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Hugh Hewitt: Congress Must Go Far, Go Big, Go Fast

Senate Republicans must go big and fast in their response to the coronavirus. They are facing choices right now about what sort of economic relief and stimulus package they support in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

The goal is simple: Help those injured in their pocketbooks and provide aid to an economy shuddering under successive shocks of slowdowns and closures.

The biggest impediment to success might be the fact that Capitol Hill staffs don’t turn over much. Longtime Hill workers aren’t exactly the eager recipients of new policy proposals that haven’t been sliced and diced by constituent interest groups.

That has to change. The need is urgent for Congress to go far, go big, go fast. Senate Majority Leader McConnell announced the intention to do just that. He’s going to stay there until it gets done using never tried before ideas.

Time to break the glass and pull the alarm. Time to spend as though you are FDR going to war.

This is no time for business as usual.

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