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Trump names 10 nominees to federal courts on heels of Gorsuch win

President Trump began his bid Monday to reshape the makeup of the lower federal courts, with the White House announcing 10 judicial nominees it described as Trump’s “third wave of Federal judicial appointments.” Coming out of its first 100 days, the administration aims to build on the successful confirmation of Justice Neil Gorsuch to the

Trump travel ban: Appeals court takes first look at revised order

President Trump’s revision of his controversial executive order imposing a travel and refugee ban on certain countries will get an important legal test on Monday, when a federal appeals court in Virginia weighs whether the administration overstepped its authority. At issue is whether the ban violates the Religion Clause of the First Amendment, the Due

Texas proposal looks to nullify federal law in between state lines

A proposal in the GOP-led Legislature in Texas calls for the state to ignore federal law and court rulings and forgo enforcing national regulations. State Rep. Cecil Bell’s Texas Sovereignty Act allows for overriding federal laws through the same process as passing a bill. First a legislative committee, then the whole Legislature, would vote for

Ted Cruz: Schumer Trying to Force a Gov’t Shutdown to Appease the ‘Left-Wing Radical Base’

Jeff Poor, Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) elaborated on his proposal to fund a border wall by using drug money from seized from El Chapo. Cruz argued opposition to the border wall and other initiatives from the Trump White House by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer were being orchestrated

Will Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch recuse himself on his first day on the job?

Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch’s first day on the high court’s bench is likely to be a T.S. Eliot special: All whimper, no bang. Gorsuch’s first time sitting with the Supreme Court as the newly-installed Associate Justice on Monday morning is set to include hearing a trio of cases, none of which are likely to

House Republican moderates must repeal ObamaCare

David McIntosh, Vice President Mike Pence says Republicans are united in keeping their promise to repeal ObamaCare. House Speaker Paul Ryan says the same.  But some House Republicans are openly saying they’ll break that promise, conceding they played their constituents for suckers and undermining leaders they claim to respect, such as Pence and Ryan. Not

Bannon, Kushner make peace for now, insiders say

Serafin Gómez, White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner have made significant progress since meeting Friday in Mar-a-Lago to mend fences, White House insiders tell Fox News. President Trump last week had ordered Bannon and White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus to “work this out,” amid mounting media reports detailing