Trump Appointments  (Page 1)

Possible Border Policy Changes? CBP Boss Kevin McAleenan to Replace DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 8, 2019 at 9:00am 4/8/2019 at 9:00am
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Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resigned on Sunday after butting heads with President Donald Trump over policy and border control issues. He recently asked her “to close the ports of entry along the border and to stop accepting asylum seekers, which Ms. Nielsen found ineffective and inappropriate.”

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Mitch McConnell pushes forward with rule change to speed lower-level confirmations

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 1, 2019 at 8:30pm 4/1/2019 at 8:30pm
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Mitch McConnell has been a bad boy (in the eyes of Democrats) according to my email inbox:

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Judicial confirmation update: Trump nominees “begin takeover of federal appeals courts”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 9:00pm 3/17/2019 at 9:00pm
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Republicans continue reshaping federal judiciary, though you probably are focused on Democrat anti-Semitism

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 5:00pm 3/7/2019 at 5:00pm
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Much focus the past week has been on the anti-Semitic accusations of dual and disloyalty from Democrat Representative Ilhan Omar, backed by the progressive wing of the party, particularly Rashida Tlaib and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Democrats not only have been unable to deal with it, they connived to water down a planned...

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Liberal activist groups howl over “Monster Markup” of Trump judicial nominees

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 8:30pm 2/7/2019 at 8:30pm
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There has been a fair amount of conservative frustration that the Trump administration was slow to get off the mark to renominate and start the confirmation process for judicial nominees held over from the last Congress.

Particularly as to vacancies on the 9th Circuit, there were fears that the administr...

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Dems are trying to Bork and Kavanaugh appeals court nominee Neomi Rao

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 4, 2019 at 7:00pm 2/4/2019 at 7:00pm
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Neomi Rao is the nominee to fill the vacancy created on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals created when Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court after a vicious campaign against him.

Rao’s Judiciary Committee hearing is Tuesday, February 5. Senate Democrats and liberal interest groups are try...

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Trump heard the conservative media outcry, nominates three judges for 9th Circuit

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 10:30pm 1/30/2019 at 10:30pm
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There was a huge outcry in conservative media over the past couple of days regarding a deal allegedly being worked out with liberal Democrat Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris, as to nominees to fill vacancies.

We covered the issue in Trump has opportunity to flip the 9th Circuit, so why isn’t he?  Rush...

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Trump has opportunity to flip the 9th Circuit, so why isn’t he? (Update)

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 9:00am 1/30/2019 at 9:00am

Bringing the federal judiciary back to the center has been one of the great successes of Trump’s first two years in office.

As mentioned many times before, Trump was presented with an opportunity to realign the federal judiciary for a generation given the large number of Court of Appeals and District Court...

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Time to fire up the judicial confirmation engines again

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 6:00pm 1/20/2019 at 6:00pm
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I’m so old, I remember when Republicans were ramming judicial nominations through the Senate, and Democrats were squealing like stuck pigs about it.

Then came Jeff Flake’s attempt to disrupt the process unless a bill were passed protecting Mueller, and...

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Watch

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 8:30pm 1/10/2019 at 8:30pm
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85-year-old Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has suffered multiple health setbacks in recent months.

She fell and broke some ribs, and then had cancerous tumors removed from her lungs. Recovery from the lung surgery caused Ginsburg to miss

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Two Dem Senators question judicial nominee’s membership in … Knights of Columbus

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at 11:00am 12/25/2018 at 11:00am
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As a Catholic woman, I am very familiar with the faith-based, charity activities organized by our parish’s Knights of Columbus group.

I must have missed the memo saying it was a chauvinist, religious cabal intent on creating a pontifical version of “A Handmaid’s Tale”. It’s a good thing US senators Kamala Harris...

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Trump Will Nominate Heather Nauert as UN Ambassador

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 7, 2018 at 10:12am 12/7/2018 at 10:12am
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President Donald Trump will nominate State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert to take over as UN Ambassador to replace Nikki Haley. From The Washington Examiner:

“Heather Nauert will be nominated [for U.S. ambassador]. She’s done work with Nikki Haley to replace Nikki at the United Nations. She will be ambassador to the United...

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Trump Will Nominate Former Attorney General William Barr for Same Position

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 7, 2018 at 10:00am 12/7/2018 at 10:00am
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William Barr served as attorney general under President George H.W. Bush and he may have an opportunity to return to his old job.

President Donald Trump announced this morning that he will nominate Barr for attorney general to replace Jeff Sessions.

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DOJ Rules Matthew Whitaker Can Serve as Attorney General

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 1:30pm 11/14/2018 at 1:30pm
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The Department of Justice has ruled that acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker can serve in the position.

Whitaker came under criticism after President Donald Trump appointed him when Jeff Sessions stepped down. Whitaker served as Sessions’ chief of staff.

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Trump to nominate Neomi Rao to replace Brett Kavanaugh on D.C. Circuit

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 9:00pm 11/13/2018 at 9:00pm
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At a White House celebration of the Indian holiday Diwali, Trump indicated that the next day he would be nominating Neomi Rao to fill the seat vacated by Brett Kavanaugh on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals:

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Senate Judiciary Final Report: “no evidence to substantiate any of the claims of sexual assault made against Justice Kavanaugh”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 9:30am 11/4/2018 at 9:30am

The Senate Judiciary Committee has released its Final Report (pdf.)(full embed at bottom of post) detailing the extensive investigation conducted into allegations of sexual misconduct lodged against Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation proceedings.

The report completely clears Kavanaugh. Here is a portion of the Summary (emphasis added):

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Senate Judiciary Committee holds nominee hearings during recess, and Dems are pissed

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 29, 2018 at 7:00pm 10/29/2018 at 7:00pm
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You may recall that just after Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation, Democrats agreed to confirm 15 federal judicial nominees in exchange for Mitch McConnell putting the Senate in recess so that vulnerable Senate Dems could return home to campaign.

#TheResistance was upset. While they can’t stop nominees, they demand resistance for resistance sake. But...

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