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Senate Republican’s exercise Nuclear Option on Gorsuch Nomination

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 10:45am 4/6/2017 at 10:45am

The Senate Republicans used the “nuclear option” to end the filibuster on Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court. The Senate now has 30 hours to debate before the confirmation vote, which should take place on Friday at 7PM EST.

The Senate voted 55-45 to end the debate with three Democrats...

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Senate Dems Have the Votes to Filibuster, Nuclear Option Imminent?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 3, 2017 at 1:00pm 4/3/2017 at 1:00pm
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Friday, the Senate will hold a confirmation vote fo Trump Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch. Senate Democrats are feverishly working to whip up enough votes to filibuster Gorsuch’s confirmation.

As it stands, Senate Democrats are still short the votes need to block Gorsuch’s ascension to the Supreme Court.

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Nuclear Option Week at Legal Insurrection

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 7:30am 4/2/2017 at 7:30am

It’s becoming clear that obstructionist Democrats are giving the GOP little choice on Gorsuch.

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Dems forcing the Nuclear Option would unite the Republican Party

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 9:20pm 3/28/2017 at 9:20pm

I’m not sure the Republican Party ever has been united. There always were factions at odds with each other and at each other’s throats.

It reminds me of the Tom Lehrer song National Brotherhood Week, paraphrasing:

Well the RINOs hate the Tea Party, and the Tea Party hates the Neocons, and the Neocons hate...

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Manchin Blames Dems for Nuclear Option: Harry Reid ‘Dead Wrong’

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 10:00am 2/1/2017 at 10:00am

Did Joe Manchin just open the door for Republicans to invoke the nuclear option if necessary to confirm Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court? In appearances on CNN and MSNBC this morning, Dem Senator Manchin blasted his fellow Dems for having invoked the nuclear option in the first place.

Said Manchin on ...

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Dems’ Nuclear Option will allow Trump to fill over 100 court vacancies quickly

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 26, 2016 at 8:30am 12/26/2016 at 8:30am

We’ve written many times about the Democrats’ destruction in 2013, under the leadership of Harry Reid, of the filibuster for judicial nominees below the Supreme Court level.

Most of the columns written recently, including by us, discuss whether Republicans will extend that “Nuclear Option” to the current Supreme Court vacancy.

And certainly, that’s...

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Senate Democrats Regret Reid’s Nuclear Option Power Play

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 4:00pm 12/10/2016 at 4:00pm

While retiring Harry Reid has no such compunction, Senate Democrats who will actually be in the next Congress are very much regretting Reid’s nuclear option play.

CNN reports:

Senate Democrats are eager to make Donald Trump pay a political price...

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VIDEO: Chuck Schumer learns that on Nuclear Option, what goes around comes around

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 12:00pm 11/20/2016 at 12:00pm
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As discussed many times recently, Democrats have a yuge problem stopping Trump from naming just about anyone he wants to the Supreme Court, Will Republicans press SCOTUS Nuclear Option button?

In 2013, Democrats pulled the Nuclear Option, elim...

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Will Republicans press SCOTUS Nuclear Option button?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 18, 2016 at 3:00pm 11/18/2016 at 3:00pm

The Nuclear Option was used for the first time by Harry Reid in 2013 to allow Obama to stuff the lower federal courts with Obama nominees despite Democrats not having a filibuster proof majority in the Senate at the time. It was a clear possibility at the time that Democrats were about...

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The Next Congress and the Nuclear Option

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 11:30am 11/1/2016 at 11:30am

When Barack Obama took office in 2008, one of the most difficult things for conservatives was the fact that he soon had a compliant and Democrat-controlled Congress to do his bidding. With the defection of Arlen Specter in April of 2009 and...

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Harry Reid – Nuclear Option proliferator

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 8:40pm 10/25/2016 at 8:40pm

Harry Reid was the first to use the Nuclear Option, on November 21, 2013, when under his direction the bare majority of Democrats in the Senate removed the ability to filibuster for judicial nominees below the U.S. Supreme Court level.

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The nuclear option and risk: why now?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 25, 2013 at 8:30am 11/25/2013 at 8:30am

Both Democrats and Republicans have talked about the nuclear option for years—usually in favor of it when they’re the majority party and against it when in the minority. But it’s all been talk, till now.

So why did the Democrats finally do it? In the Wall Street Journal, James Taranto points out...

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Nuclear Option Watch (Update – BOOM!)

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 10:50am 11/21/2013 at 10:50am

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Nuclear Option

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 10:44pm 7/16/2013 at 10:44pm

Republicans struck a deal to avoid Harry Reid going nuclear on the filibuster of Obama nominees.

So the filibuster remains in place for one of two things to happen:

(1) Democrats retain control of...

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Obligatory “Obama Was Against The Nuclear Option Before He Was For It”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 11:53am 2/24/2010 at 11:53am

Hah. The internet is a dangerous thing … for hypocritical, devious Democrats, as in the entire Democratic leadership and The Won, who now claim the filibuster should be disregarded for substantive legislation. It was not that long ago, when W was President, that the attempt to use the nuclear (aka nucular)...

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German Foreign Minister Will Visit Iran to Save Nuclear Deal

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 7, 2019 at 1:00pm 6/7/2019 at 1:00pm
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German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas will travel to Iran next week in a desperate bid to save the nuclear deal. Berlin is coordinating this latest diplomatic move in consultation with the UK and France, the German state media confirmed.

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Pompeo: Sanctions on North Korea Will Remain Until Complete Denuclearization

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 11:00am 6/14/2018 at 11:00am
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Just because North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un met with President Donald Trump, shook hands, and signed a vague agreement doesn’t mean the sanctions against the evil regime will disappear right away. From Reuters:

“President Trump has been incredibly clear about the sequencing of denuclearization and relief from the sanctions,” Secretary of...

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