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What If Democrats Hadn’t Over-played Their Hand On Gorsuch Nomination?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 6:00pm 7/15/2018 at 6:00pm

Last year, we covered Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court, including their misguided insistence on using the filibuster in an attempt to stop the nomination.  At that point, former Senate majority leader Harry Reid (D-NV) had eliminated the filibuster on lower court nominations but since there was no Supreme Court...

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Mitch McConnell confronted outside restaurant: “We know where you live”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 8, 2018 at 7:30pm 7/8/2018 at 7:30pm
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This summer is #ResistanceSummer, and it’s already getting hot with attempts to intimidate and attack Trump administration officials, Republicans, and Trump supporters.

Here are some of the incidents we’ve covered just in the past three weeks:

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Elaine Chao, Mitch McConnell Accosted by Immigration Protesters

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 6:00pm 6/26/2018 at 6:00pm
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Men, get you a lady like Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao! Immigration protesters accosted Chao and her husband Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as they left Georgetown University.

Chao took none of their nonsense and snipped at them to leave her husband alone.

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Sick of Democrat Stonewalling, McConnell Cancels August Recess to Pass Bills, Vote on Judges

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 2:00pm 6/5/2018 at 2:00pm
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Senate Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has announced he cancelled August recess so the upper chamber can vote on bills and President Donald Trump’s nominees.

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Judicial nominees keep moving through the pipeline

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 18, 2018 at 9:00pm 5/18/2018 at 9:00pm

Pretty much since the 2016 election we’ve been tracking the potential Donald Trump has to fundamentally alter the federal judiciary.

At various times we’ve expressed frustration with the ability of Democrats to slow down the Senate confirmation process. We’ve also recognized that for the most part Judiciary Chair Chuck Grassley and Majority...

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Rule change advances in Senate, will help Trump fill as many judicial vacancies as possible by November 2018 midterms

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 8:00pm 4/26/2018 at 8:00pm

At one level, Senate Republicans are doing a good job at moving Trump judicial nominees through the committee and confirmation process.

The Senate just confirmed the 15th nominee to a Court of Appeals, Kyle Duncan, about whom Democrats are apoplectic:

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While you were focused on … Republicans kept moving judicial nominees through pipeline

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 16, 2018 at 9:00pm 2/16/2018 at 9:00pm

This has been another crazy news week, with breaking news after breaking news.

While you were focused on other things, Republicans continued to shepard judicial nominees through the confirmation blockages put in place by Democrats.

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The sense that Roy Moore is heading toward victory

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 8:30pm 12/3/2017 at 8:30pm
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All the way back on November 21, 2017, I suggested that given the state of the Alabama Senate special election, Roy Moore was likely to win assuming no new allegations or proof of sexual misconduct came out.

In my post, If Roy Moore wins, thank...

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Grassley and McConnell need to get moving on judicial confirmations

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 4:00pm 10/19/2017 at 4:00pm

The rot in many institutions cannot be undone in one presidential term or even two. In part that’s because of the entrenched permanent bureaucracy, in part because many (if not most) important institutions are not part of government.

Higher Ed is a prime example. Over two generations, faculty hiring and infighting has...

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Senate GOP Leaders Debate Adding Harvey Relief to Debt Ceiling

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 7:00pm 9/5/2017 at 7:00pm

Congress has returned to work and have started to ponder two important tasks at hand: Hurricane Harvey relief bill and the debt ceiling.

One option leaders have leaned towards is attaching the two into one bill, thus killing two birds with one stone. The House could pass the Harvey relief bill on...

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McConnell: ‘Zero Chance’ U.S. Won’t Raise Debt Ceiling

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 8:30am 8/22/2017 at 8:30am

While everyone is talking about statues or President Donald Trump taking a glance at the eclipse, America has some serious issues to address once Congress returns from its recess. This includes the debt ceiling.

Last month, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin urged Congress to raise the debt ceiling to prevent the government from...

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Trump and conservatives could win by Luther Strange losing Alabama Special Election

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 9:30pm 8/10/2017 at 9:30pm
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Next Tuesday, August 15, is an Alabama Special Election primary for the Republican nomination to replace Jeff Sessions in the U.S. Senate.

Luther Strange was an interim appointment, and is running. Congressman Mo Brooks and “controversial” former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore also are running. Since whoever gets the Republican nomination...

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Why Mitch McConnell is Involved in an Alabama Special Election

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 3:00pm 8/2/2017 at 3:00pm

Jeff Sessions’ appointment to the Attorney General post has left a Senate seat vacant. To fill it, Alabama is holding a special election this December. With the primary on August 15 and the runoff September 26.

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The Maverick shoots down any chance of Obamacare repeal

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 28, 2017 at 8:30am 7/28/2017 at 8:30am
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Overnight the Senate failed to pass a so-called “skinny” repeal of Obamacare, when three Republican Senators (Collins, Murkowski and McCain) voted against the measure.

Whether the “skinny” repeal was an actual repeal was doubtful. As unveiled late last night, it removed the mandate, the medical device tax, and defunded Planned Parenthood, but...

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McConnell Plans To Force Vote On ObamaCare Repeal, Hopes GOP Accountability Revives Replace Effort

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 4:34pm 7/22/2017 at 4:34pm

One of my favorite things to come out of the Republican ObamaCare flailing is Kemberlee’s term for it:  a cluster. It is that.  But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reportedly has one card left up his sleeve, and he intends to use it next week: force his caucus to record for...

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EU Officials Consider Retaliatory Bourbon Tariff if U.S. Adopts Steel Tariff

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 10:00am 7/11/2017 at 10:00am
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And this is how we know the EU is officially off its rocker — they’re considering a retaliatory bourbon tax.

Before we get too alarmist here, they’re also considering tariffs on dairy and orange juice, according to a report in the Financial Times:

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No, McConnell’s Childhood Polio Treatment Was Not Funded By Government

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 7:00pm 6/27/2017 at 7:00pm
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Occupy Democrats is a progressive group who claim they provide “a counterbalance to the Republican Tea Party.”  They are best known for creating “click bait” memes on Facebook that the left eats up. Occupy Democrats keeps Snopes.com busy writing reports on their false, or “mixture” of fact and fiction,...

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