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Pat Buchanan: Trump Must Break Judicial Power

“Disheartening and demoralizing,” wailed Judge Neil Gorsuch of President Trump’s comments about the judges seeking to overturn his 90-day ban on travel to the U.S. from the Greater Middle East war zones. What a wimp. Did our future justice break down crying like Sen. Chuck Schumer? Sorry, this is not Antonin Scalia. And just what

The Election of Donald Trump Tells Us That Anything Is Possible

Michael Brown, We are often too rational for our own good, not willing to believe in the seemingly impossible because, well, after all, it seems to be impossible. But are some of the things we’re afraid to dream about any more unlikely than the election of Donald Trump to the presidency of the United States?

Lord, protect Judge Gorsuch from the pack of rabid, liberal jackals

Todd Starnes, It’s only a matter of time before Democrats accuse President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee of hating puppies. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi launched a rather ugly attack on Judge Neil Gorsuch just moments after he was announced as Trump’s nominee – calling him a “very hostile appointment” and “well outside the mainstream of

Trump nominates Judge Gorsuch to Supreme Court

Judson Berger, President Trump on Tuesday night announced federal Judge Neil Gorsuch as his choice for the Supreme Court, in his highest-profile nomination to date – and one sure to touch off a fierce Senate debate in the weeks ahead.  Touting his nominee’s credentials and legal mind, the president said he was living up to

Conway slams Democrats’ vow to filibuster Trump Supreme Court pick

Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway said Monday that Democratic senators who have vowed to filibuster President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee are in the business of “permanent protest.” “They don’t even know the person’s name yet,” Conway told Fox News’ Martha MacCallum on “The First 100 Days.” “They haven’t even met him or her

Trump set to name Supreme Court pick on Tuesday

The Supreme Court is coming to primetime. President Trump on Monday announced on Twitter he was set to name his pick for the nation’s highest court on Tuesday night at 8 p.m. ET. Trump said he already had made his decision. Once the selection is announced, the Senate would need to debate and vote on

Trump reportedly could name Supreme Court pick as early as Monday

President Donald Trump could announce his nomination for the Supreme Court as early as Monday, a White House official told the Associated Press. Word of the possible announcement came as the administration grappled with the fallout of Trump’s executive order halting the United States’ refugee program and suspending visas for citizens of seven predominently Muslim

McConnell refuses to say whether ‘nuclear option’ in Supreme Court nomination is on table

The top Republican Senator Friday refused to say whether or not his colleagues would take the so-called “nuclear option” during the confirmation process for President Trump’s Supreme Court pick, but promised that the nominee will be “confirmed.” “My answer’s going to be … [Democrats] have set the standard,” Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told Politico. If

GOP-run Congress Sees Mandate To End ObamaCare #HappyNewYear

The 115th Congress begins Tuesday with a full slate of business, though nothing will be more politically important or pressing for Republicans than repealing ObamaCare.  With Donald Trump set to officially become president on Jan. 20, Republican leaders in the House and Senate will begin repeal efforts shortly after Congress’ 59 new members — seven

Trump says he’s down to ‘probably three or four’ Supreme Court candidates

President-elect Donald Trump told Fox News’ Sean Hannity in an exclusive interview Thursday that he had narrowed his list of potential Supreme Court nominations “down to probably three or four” candidates and said an announcement would come “pretty soon.” “They are terrific people,” Trump said on “Hannity.” “Highly respected, brilliant people.” This past May, Trump

GOP Lawmakers Chomping at the Bit to Cut Tax Rates Next Year

Donald Lambro, WASHINGTON – President-elect Donald Trump has a big agenda, with many moving parts, that should keep the Congress busy for the next four years. Under normal circumstances, when Republicans control the White House and both houses of Congress, one would expect swift approval of the president’s chief proposals along straight party lines. But

Trump’s presidential pen could remake Supreme Court’s agenda

Even before Donald Trump chooses a Supreme Court nominee, the new president can take steps to make several contentious court cases go away. Legal challenges involving immigration, climate change, cost-free contraceptive care and transgender rights all could be affected, without any help from Congress. The cases turn on Obama administration policies that rely on the