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Senate goes ‘nuclear,’ ends Democrats’ blockade of Trump court pick

Senate Republicans on Thursday crushed a Democratic blockade of President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee in a fierce partisan brawl, approving a rule change dubbed the “nuclear option” to allow for conservative judge Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation by Friday. With ideological control of the country’s highest court at stake, the Republican-led Senate voted 52-48 along

McConnell vows Gorsuch confirmation this week

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Sunday that Judge Neil Gorsuch will be confirmed this week to the Supreme Court but acknowledged Republicans still might not have enough support from Senate Democrats to avoid their attempts to slow or try to stop the nomination process with a filibuster. “We’re going to get Judge Gorsuch confirmed

Senate showdown, will GOP use ‘nuclear option,’ to confirm Gorsuch?

“There were too many shaky hands holding the lighters near too many fuses.” – Stephen King, The Drawing of the Three It’s always a numbers game on Capitol Hill. Which side possesses the most votes. After all, that’s the essence of democracy. The Founders feared direct democracy — and various other forms of republican democracy.

WIKILEAKS CIA Evidence Ignored By Senate Intelligence Committee

Jon Bowne | Infowars, Intelligence agencies can stage false flag cyberattacks. The Senate Intelligence Committee heard testimony this week on Russian interference in the elections, and focused in hard on the Russian’s cyber warfare capabilities while ignoring Wikileaks revelations that the CIA can stage false flag cyberattacks: And Lee Ann McAdoo explains why the elites

Gorsuch vows independence at confirmation hearing, says won’t be ‘rubber stamp’

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, peppered with questions for hours from senators trying to pry loose his views on a host of hot-button cases, responded Tuesday with a consistent answer: His job is to follow the law, and set aside his personal beliefs. Like past nominees in confirmation hearings dating back decades, President Trump’s pick

Senate confirms Trump’s pick for national intelligence chief

The Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump’s choice for national intelligence director. Senators voted 85-12 Wednesday to approve the nomination of former Indiana Sen. Dan Coats, making him the fifth person to hold the post created after the Sept. 11 attacks. Coats replaces James Clapper, who retired at the end of the Obama administration. As the Trump

Grassley holds up Deputy AG nomination until he hears from Comey on Russia

The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Tuesday that he will not permit President Trump’s nomination for deputy attorney general until members of the committee are briefed by FBI Director James Comey on Moscow’s involvement in last year’s election. Senator Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, halted the nomination of Rod Rosenstein, a longtime U.S. attorney for

Senator Demands Release of FISA Court Warrant Request from Obama Surveillance of Trump

Warner Todd Huston, Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE), delivered a statement on Saturday concerning the accusations President Trump posted to Twitter that President Barack Obama authorized wiretaps on Trump’s campaign during the recent election. The Senator also noted that Obama’s spokesman said the accusations are false. “The President today made some very serious allegations, and the