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5 Quick Facts About SCOTUS Nominee Neil Gorsuch

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 2:50pm 2/1/2017 at 2:50pm
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Never heard of Neil Gorsuch before last night?

The NTK Network put together a brief overview of Judge Gorsuch’s credentials:

1. Gorsuch was born in Denver and serves there as a judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit.

2. He was nominated to that post in 2006 by President...

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Trump: “Mitch, Go Nuclear” if Democrats block Gorsuch

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 2:37pm 2/1/2017 at 2:37pm
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After intense blowback and promises of confirmation obstruction for Trump’s SCOTUS nominee, Neil Gorsuch, Trump suggested the Senate employ the “Nuclear Option” to move Judge Gorsuch to Justice Gorsuch.

The Nuclear Option would allow the Senate to confirm Gorsuch with a simple majority as opposed to 60 votes.

“Mitch, go nuclear,” Trump said...

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Chris Matthews: Dems who vote for Gorsuch “will have to answer” for it for 30 years

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 9:15pm 1/31/2017 at 9:15pm

On MSNBC this evening, Chris Matthews cautioned Democratic Senators that if they vote to confirm Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, they will have to answer for it for the rest of their political career.

His reasoning was a supremely political one: that at age 49, Gorsuch is likely to be on...

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TRUMP NOMINATES NEIL GORSUCH for Supreme Court Scalia Seat

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 7:25pm 1/31/2017 at 7:25pm
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UPDATE: It’s Neil Gorsuch

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Senate Confirms Chao While Committee Fights Over Sessions, Approves DeVos

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 4:00pm 1/31/2017 at 4:00pm

It’s a grand old time in the Senate today! I reported earlier that a few Senate Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee boycotted the vote to approve Rep. Tom Price as Human and Health Services (HHS) Secretary and Steven Mnuchin for Treasury Secretary. The drama did not end there.

The Democrats have...

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Democrats Boycotting Committee Votes for Price, Mnuchin

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 11:30am 1/31/2017 at 11:30am

Crybabies. Some Senate Democrats have decided to boycott committee votes to advance Re. Tom Price (R-GA) for Health and Human Services (HHS) secretary and Steven Mnuchin for Treasury secretary. From The Hill:

“I can’t understand why senators, who know we’re going to have these two people go through, can’t support the committee,”...

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Trump Will Announce SCOTUS Pick Tuesday Night

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 30, 2017 at 11:04am 1/30/2017 at 11:04am
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You know what will make this week even more contentious? A good ol’ fashioned SCOTUS fight.

President Trump announced (via Twitter) that he’ll reveal his Supreme Court Justice nominee Tuesday night at 8:00 PM:

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Reports: Trump Supreme Court nomination may come sooner than expected

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 8:20pm 1/29/2017 at 8:20pm
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Donald Trump recently said that he would announce his Supreme Court pick on Thursday.

But there are multiple reports today that the announcement may come as early as Monday. Moving up the pick would be viewed as a conversation changer after a media frenzy over the weekend regarding the visa and refugee...

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Senate Democrats Delay Jeff Sessions Vote

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 1:00pm 1/24/2017 at 1:00pm

The senate Democrats on the Judiciary Committee have delayed the vote to confirm Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) as attorney general. Politico reported:

The powerful panel officially agreed to delay the official committee vote on his nomination due to requests from Democrats, who said they wanted more time to review Sessions and the...

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Trump Picks Heather Wilson for Air Force Secretary

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 23, 2017 at 3:00pm 1/23/2017 at 3:00pm

President Donald Trump has chosen former New Mexico representative and graduate of the Air Force academy Heather Wilson as Air Force secretary:

“Heather Wilson is going to make an outstanding Secretary of the Air Force,” Trump said in a statement. “Her distinguished military service, high level of knowledge, and success in so...

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Senate Confirms Gen. Mattis for Defense Secretary

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 20, 2017 at 6:00pm 1/20/2017 at 6:00pm
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The Senate has confirmed retired General James Mattis to become the Secretary of Defense, the first confirmation of President Trump’s Cabinet.

He won confirmation with a 98-1. WOW. But who doesn’t like or approve of Mad Dog Mattis?

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Treasury Secretary Nominee Steven Mnuchin Grilled Over Banks, Taxes

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 6:00pm 1/19/2017 at 6:00pm

Treasury Secretary nominee Steven Mnuchin faced the Senate Finance Committee on Thursday for his confirmation hearing, answering questions about the dollar and his own investments.

Mnuchin worked at Goldman Sachs for 17 years before he “became an investor at ESL Investments and then with his own fund Dune Capital Management.” He rescued...

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WATCH LIVE: Energy Nominee Rick Perry Senate Hearing

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 10:00am 1/19/2017 at 10:00am

Former Texas Governor Rick Perry, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Energy Department, will face the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources at 10AM EST.

During the 2012 primary, Perry said he would abolish the Department of Energy if he became president. He also famously forgot the name of the...

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Tom Price, Nikki Haley, Wilbur Ross Faced Senate Hearings for Cabinet

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 8:30pm 1/18/2017 at 8:30pm

I live blogged Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s senate hearing for the EPA, but three other cabinet choices had their own senate hearings today. That included Rep. Tom Price for Health and Human Services, Wilbur Ross for Commerce, and Nikki Haley for UN.

Obamacare took control of Price’s hear...

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Liberal nightmare: Trump could appoint half federal judiciary

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 4:00pm 1/18/2017 at 4:00pm

Ballotpedia is one of our favorite reference websites. It is like Wikipedia for politics, but more in-depth and reliable.

Ballotpedia just released a statistical analysis of federal judicial vacancies as Trump enters office, and likely to become available during his term.

That takes on great importance given that Democrats in 2013 busted the filibuster...

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WATCH LIVE: EPA Nominee Scott Pruitt Senate Confirmation Hearing

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 10:00am 1/18/2017 at 10:00am

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the EPA, will face the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee at 10AM EST.

This has potential to become one of the more feisty confirmation hearings because of his ties to everything Democrats hate: fossil fuels, skeptical of man-made climate change,...

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WATCH LIVE: Betsy DeVos Hearing for Education Secretary

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 5:00pm 1/17/2017 at 5:00pm

Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for education secretary, has her confirmation hearing in front of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions at 5PM ET. The Democrats picked her as one of the eight nominees they want to grill the most.

DeVos has remained an advocate for school choice...

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