confirmation hearings
Apr 2017
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Grassley: Expect a SCOTUS opening this summer

Ed Morrissey Apr 20, 2017 8:41 AM

Tea leaves.

Mar 2017
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The gangs may be busted, but John McCain is still slogging along

Jazz Shaw Mar 31, 2017 2:01 PM

Neil Gorsuch will likely be the end of Senate gang warfare

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NBC poll finds majority of Americans believe Gorsuch deserves a vote

Jazz Shaw Mar 30, 2017 9:21 AM

Chuck Schumer is really testing fate

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Another one week delay on the Gorsuch vote

Jazz Shaw Mar 28, 2017 12:01 PM

Foot dragging on the way to the nuclear option

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The Democrats want to make the Gorsuch hearings about… Donald Trump

Jazz Shaw Mar 21, 2017 2:31 PM

There’ a surprise, your honor.

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The Gorsuch crucible starts today for red-state Dems

Ed Morrissey Mar 20, 2017 10:01 AM

Choices and consequences.

Feb 2017
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Democrats continue their “60 vote standard for SCOTUS nominees” myth

Jazz Shaw Feb 23, 2017 12:01 PM

That’s not how this works. That’s not how any of this works

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Conway: Recess appointments “on the table” in response to Senate Dems’ obstructionism

Ed Morrissey Feb 21, 2017 12:41 PM

“They’re obstructing regardless of who the individual is.”

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Can we just confirm Ryan Zinke already?

Jazz Shaw Feb 20, 2017 12:41 PM

A natural fit for the Department of the Interior

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Democrats are setting a trap for themselves on Cabinet confirmations

Jazz Shaw Feb 14, 2017 10:41 AM

What goes around comes around

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Elizabeth Warren Gets Mitchslapped

Duane Patterson Feb 08, 2017 5:05 AM

The Senator will take her seat.

Jan 2017
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Rick Perry, Al Franken find an SNL moment during hearing

John Sexton Jan 19, 2017 4:01 PM

“May I rephrase that, sir?”

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How will Mad Dog Mattis deal with the women in combat question?

Jazz Shaw Jan 12, 2017 9:21 AM

Hasn’t exactly been a fan…

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NAACP: Sessions is ‘unfit to serve’ as Attorney General

John Sexton Jan 11, 2017 1:01 PM

“…he lacks the judgment and temperament to serve effectively as Attorney General of the United States.”

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Pew: Only 1 in 3 Americans can name a single Trump cabinet pick

Jazz Shaw Jan 11, 2017 9:21 AM

Somewhat surprisingly, Sessions was the one most of them could name

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GOP slows pace of confirmation hearings

John Sexton Jan 10, 2017 3:01 PM

One day after Sen. Schumer threatens to delay all confirmation hearings.

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More Sessions: Racism allegations “damnably false”

Ed Morrissey Jan 10, 2017 2:01 PM

“A dedicated public servant and a decent man.”

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MTV News writer: ‘kindly return this Asian baby to the Toys ‘R’ Us you stole her from’

John Sexton Jan 10, 2017 1:01 PM

Sessions was sitting with his granddaughter.

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The Sessions confirmation hearing should be a doozy

Jazz Shaw Jan 10, 2017 8:01 AM

The Democrats are furious

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Ethics office: These confirmation hearings are too fast and too furious

Jazz Shaw Jan 07, 2017 8:31 PM

Let’s slow this down

Nov 2016
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GOP Senators hint at nuclear option if Dems block Supreme Court appointment

John Sexton Nov 18, 2016 1:21 PM

“…there’s an easy way and there’s a hard way.”

Aug 2016
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Remember when Hillary promised there wouldn’t be any ‘smoke’ let alone ‘fire’ with the Clinton Foundation?

Larry O'Connor Aug 25, 2016 1:21 PM

The standard was set during her confirmation hearings that “smoke” was enough of a problem to cry foul.