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Trump adds 5 conservative judges to shortlist of potential SCOTUS nominees

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 17, 2017 at 8:30pm 11/17/2017 at 8:30pm
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I noted yesterday that Chuck Grassley finally appears ready to clear the backlog in Judiciary Committee hearings on Appeals and District court judicial nominees, by preventing withholding of “blue slips” from becoming de facto filibusters, Chuck Grassley rips up “blue slip” stall, Al Franken left groping for alternative delay tactic.

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Chuck Grassley rips up “blue slip” stall, Al Franken left groping for alternative delay tactic

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 7:30pm 11/16/2017 at 7:30pm
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I recently noted frustration with Democrat delay tactics for judicial nominations, including the withholding of “blue slips” to prevent confirmation proceedings to proceed, Trump judicial confirmations moving along, but not fast enough:

Every single vacant seat should be filled as quickly as possible. Some progress is not good enough. Grassley and McConnell need...

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Trump Picks Former Drug Executive Alex Azar as Health Secretary

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 13, 2017 at 11:30am 11/13/2017 at 11:30am
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President Donald Trump has picked former drug executive Alex Azar for Health and Human Services secretary to replace Tom Price, who resigned in September after questions arose of his use of private jets.

Azar served as HHS deputy secretary in President George W. Bush’s administration from 2005 to 2007 when Mike Leavitt...

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Trump judicial confirmations moving along, but not fast enough

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 11:00am 11/12/2017 at 11:00am

In numerous prior posts we have followed the tortuous process of getting Trump federal judicial nominees confirmed. Democrats have thrown down every procedural delay possible, even for nominees they didn’t oppose.

What Democrats fear is that Trump will take advantage of the historic opportunity handed him to reshape the federal judiciary for a...

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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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Drug Czar Nominee Withdraws From Consideration After Opioid Report

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 11:30am 10/17/2017 at 11:30am
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President Donald Trump has announced that his pick for drug czar Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA) has withdrawn from consideration after a report alleges he helped with legislation that makes it harder for the DEA to go after drug companies that allegedly supply corrupt doctors and pharmacies with narcotics like opioids.

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Some worry about anti-Catholic bigotry against 7th Cir. nominee Amy Barrett

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 29, 2017 at 1:00pm 9/29/2017 at 1:00pm
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Notre Dame law professor Amy Barrett has been nominated to the Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit. Barrett is a former Scalia law clerk.

Barrett’s nomination hearing in early September generated a lot of attention when Democrat Senators attacked her for being a religious Christian. The National Review reported at...

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While media obsesses over Russia, Trump continues reshaping federal judiciary

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 9:00am 8/5/2017 at 9:00am

For several months we have been highlighting the unique opportunity presented to Donald Trump to reshape the federal judiciary.

That opportunity has largely been lost in a liberal media trying to take down Trump over Russia, Russia, Russia, as I previously wrote, While you were focused on COMEY, Trump nominated another group of...

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Report: Sean Spicer Resigns From Press Secretary Post

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 21, 2017 at 12:15pm 7/21/2017 at 12:15pm

The New York Times has reported that Sean Spicer has resigned from his press secretary post.

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Where #TheResistance is succeeding – slow walking Trump nominee confirmation process

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 14, 2017 at 7:30pm 7/14/2017 at 7:30pm

I pointed out recently that when it comes to judicial nominees, Republicans on the Judiciary Committee have signaled that they will do whatever it takes to get the nominees through the process over Democrat delay tactics.

As to judicial nominees, the slowdown tactics include Democrat Senators refusing to return so-called “blue cards”:

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NY Times Editorial Board Emits Primal Scream Over Neil Gorsuch

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 2, 2017 at 8:35pm 7/2/2017 at 8:35pm

For the Editorial Board of the NY Times, these are not the best of times, but the worst of times.

But more than anything, for the Times Editorial Board, it is the age of foolishness and the season of Darkness. [h/t Charles Dickens] Trump *literally* has driven them insane.

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Republicans steamrolling Dems to confirm Trump judicial nominees

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 7:20pm 6/22/2017 at 7:20pm
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This may be the least covered major story of the Trump era, so far at least.

While the media and Democrats are obsessed with increasingly bizarre Trump-Russia conspiracy theories, and failed attempts to flip Special Election congressional seats, an enormous change to the federal judiciary is well underway.

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While you were focused on COMEY, Trump nominated another group of CONSERVATIVE Judges

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 10:00pm 6/7/2017 at 10:00pm
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It’s understandable why everyone is focused on The Greatest Show on Earth, the appearance of James Comey before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, June 8, 2017.

But barring some surprise testimony not in Comey’s prepared statement, the hearing will merely confirm “bad” news for Trump already leaked to the press –...

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Trump Will Nominate Christopher Wray for FBI Director

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 11:30am 6/7/2017 at 11:30am
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President Donald Trump announced on Twitter this morning that he will nominate former assistant attorney general Christopher Wray for FBI director.

The announcement comes one day before former FBI director James Comey testifies in front of a Senate committee.

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The Shrinking List of Comey Replacements

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 8:04pm 5/17/2017 at 8:04pm
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Earlier this month, President Trump fired FBI director James Comey.  Since then, a number of people of have withdrawn their names from consideration for the post, with the latest being Former Assistant Attorney General Alice Fisher.

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A former Justice Department official has withdrawn her name from consideration to replace former...

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Merrick Garland for FBI Director?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 15, 2017 at 8:45am 5/15/2017 at 8:45am

Okay, I’ll admit this is a good bit of trolling, but I can’t help myself this morning.

You remember Merrick Garland? He’s the guy Obama nominated for the Scalia seat, but who never got a vote. That was like an injection of hot sauce into the veins of Democrats.

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Trump begins counter-packing federal courts, Dems can’t stop him thanks to Reid Rule

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 8, 2017 at 5:30pm 5/8/2017 at 5:30pm
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As we have pointed out repeatedly, Trump has an unprecedented opportunity to nominate a substantial percentage of the federal judiciary.

There are currently over 100 vacancies, and many more are likely to open up, Liberal nightmare: Trump could appoint half federal judiciary. Yet Democrats, so blinded by the light of #TheResistance, appeared oblivious...

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