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Apr 2017
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Heitkamp: I supported Gorsuch on his merits — and my constituents thank me for it

Ed Morrissey Apr 11, 2017 12:41 PM

“Elections have consequences.”

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Breaking: Gorsuch confirmed to Supreme Court, 54-45

Ed Morrissey Apr 07, 2017 11:58 AM

Mission accomplished.

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Live thread: Will McConnell drop the big one on the Senate? Update: BOOM; Update: Cloture set on Gorsuch vote

Ed Morrissey Apr 06, 2017 11:21 AM

“McConnell doesn’t start many fights; he finishes them.”

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Stunt Man Merkley: The non-filibuster filibuster

Ed Morrissey Apr 05, 2017 10:01 AM

Huffpuffery.

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McConnell: Democrats “determined to head into the abyss, and taking the country with them”

Ed Morrissey Apr 04, 2017 12:31 PM

Ayotte: Senate Dems forcing McConnell to go nuclear.

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Oh my: McCain backs McConnell on the nuclear option

Ed Morrissey Apr 03, 2017 5:01 PM

Game over?

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Feinstein, Warner, Leahy: We’re on for the filibuster

Ed Morrissey Apr 03, 2017 12:01 PM

Bennet: “I will oppose efforts to filibuster the nomination …”

Mar 2017
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Senators Manchin and Heitkamp announce they will vote to confirm Judge Gorsuch

John Sexton Mar 30, 2017 6:01 PM

“…I have not found any reasons why this jurist should not be a Supreme Court Justice.”

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Gang-busters: Gorsuch confirmation on collision course

Ed Morrissey Mar 30, 2017 2:01 PM

McCaskill: “By the way, Gorsuch was one of the better ones.”

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McConnell: Gorsuch will be confirmed next Friday

John Sexton Mar 28, 2017 5:21 PM

“…they will not be successful in keeping this good man from joining the Supreme Court very soon.”

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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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Sen. Coons: Gorsuch won’t get 60 votes, GOP will go nuclear

John Sexton Mar 27, 2017 1:21 PM

“I doubt he’s going to get 60 votes.”

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Chuck Schumer: Democrats will filibuster Judge Gorsuch

John Sexton Mar 23, 2017 1:21 PM

“My vote will be no and I urge my colleagues to do the same.”

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Gorsuch: Roe v Wade is “a precedent of the Supreme Court”

Ed Morrissey Mar 21, 2017 10:41 AM

“… worthy of treatment as precedent like any other.”

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Politico: Senate Dems “paralyzed” over Gorsuch confirmation

Ed Morrissey Mar 14, 2017 8:41 AM

Chevron two-step.

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Trump taps Bush administration lawyer and Cruz friend as Solicitor General

Ed Morrissey Mar 07, 2017 6:21 PM

Poised to defend the deconstruction of the administrative state?

Feb 2017
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Gillibrand: Of course Neil Gorsuch will get confirmed

Ed Morrissey Feb 22, 2017 10:01 AM

And so will anyone else.

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The FEC is about to experience a major shakeup

Jazz Shaw Feb 19, 2017 5:01 PM

Out with the old, in with the new

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Puzder’s ex-wife: ‘I have become the victim of the media’s malice’ (Update: Puzder withdraws)

John Sexton Feb 15, 2017 1:01 PM

“My privacy has been invaded, my family has been hurt, my children are suffering…”

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Oprah tapes and GOP doubts: Is Puzder in trouble?

Ed Morrissey Feb 14, 2017 5:41 PM

Old news?

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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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(Slow) business as usual: Price wins confirmation on party-line vote

Ed Morrissey Feb 10, 2017 8:41 AM

Harry Reid’s biggest win of all?

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Sasse: Gorsuch got “pretty passionate” about defending judiciary — which makes him an even better choice

Ed Morrissey Feb 09, 2017 10:01 AM

“A warrior for our constitutional system of restraints and limits.”

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Jeff Sessions confirmed as Attorney General (Update: Warren blasts Session’s ‘radical hatred’)

John Sexton Feb 08, 2017 7:31 PM

“Everybody in this body knows Senator Sessions well, knows that he is a man of integrity…”

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Breaking: DeVos wins confirmation on Pence’s vote

Ed Morrissey Feb 07, 2017 12:33 PM

No surprises.

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Trump: Any negative polls are fake news

Allahpundit Feb 06, 2017 8:31 PM

Heh.

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Senate gets up awfully early on DeVos, but …

Ed Morrissey Feb 03, 2017 9:21 AM

And then … wait.

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GOP Senators opposing DeVos are well funded by teachers unions

Jazz Shaw Feb 02, 2017 9:21 AM

Follow the money

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Breaking: Collins, Murkowski to oppose DeVos for Education Secretary

Ed Morrissey Feb 01, 2017 2:34 PM

High-wire act ahead?

Jan 2017
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Bipartisan Senate vote moves Tillerson closer to confirmation

John Sexton Jan 30, 2017 9:10 PM

Final vote expected Wednesday.

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McCain: I may vote against Mulvaney for OMB

Ed Morrissey Jan 25, 2017 12:31 PM

Upcoming Trump EO on interrogation “wouldn’t stand a day in court.”

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McConnell on nuclear option for SCOTUS: Trump’s nominee will get confirmed, period

Ed Morrissey Jan 23, 2017 4:01 PM

The consequences of the Pompeo betrayal?

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McCain, Graham: We’re voting for Tillerson after all

Ed Morrissey Jan 23, 2017 8:41 AM

“The incoming president gets the benefit of the doubt.”

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Senate confirms Mattis as defense secretary, Kelly as homeland secretary

John Sexton Jan 20, 2017 8:01 PM

“Mattis was approved by a vote of 98-1.”