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Why Supreme Court Nominations Prompt Scorched-earth Warfare

Jonah Goldberg, After successfully delivering the secret knock and password, a beleaguered, unshaven older man walks into the bunker, stomping out the cold from his feet on the way in. He walks over to one of the garbage-can fires, where his younger yet battle-hardened comrades are gathered, strategizing about the fight to come. As the

Rex Tillerson Clears Senate Procedure, Vote Set for Wednesday

Justin Holcomb, Former ExxonMobil chief executive Rex Tillerson is almost set to take the reigns of the U.S. State Department after being approved by the senate for an official vote on Wednesday. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell described Tillerson as “well qualified” on Monday. Senators voted 56-43 on a procedural hurdle. Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin, Heidi Heitkamp, and Mark Warner

South at heart of close fight to control US Senate

 The South is where President Barack Obama and Democrats long have struggled, and it’s where the party’s toughest battleground will be this year in the fight for control of the U.S. Senate. Three incumbents must face the consequences of having voted for Obama’s health care law, but Republicans first must settle primaries in several states,