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Tillis stages a love-in for Goldman Sachs

54 minutes agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Yeah, sure, just a bunch of little guys helping out: "I feel like sometimes I'm living a reality TV version of Atlas Shrugged," Tillis quipped during the confirmation hearing for Jay Clayton, Trump’s nominee for chairing the Securities and Exchange Commission. Show More Summary

Scalia Was No Fan Of Voting Rights. Will Gorsuch Follow His Lead?

As Judge Neil Gorsuch faces his confirmation hearings to be the next Supreme Court Justice, the Trump White House and Republican Senators continue to say that he is a strong conservative in the mold of Justice Antonin Scalia, who he would replace. Show More Summary

Perdue Gets His Ag Secretary Hearing

Accompanied by his four children and 14 grandchildren, former Georgia Governor Ervin “Sonny: Perdue III finally had his confirmation hearing before the Senate Agriculture Committee Thursday and will hopefully be confirmed shortly. “I know there was some anxiety over whether there would be a secretary of agriculture nominee,” Perdue began. Show More Summary

What we learned about Neil Gorsuch during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing

Confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominees act out a peculiar Washington ritual in which inquisitive senators gather before TV cameras to hear an aspiring justice politely refuse to answer their questions on all the pressing legal issues of the day. To no one’s surprise, Judge Neil M. Gorsuch,...

Yooka-Laylee developer removes voice of YouTube personality JonTron after racist statements

You can enjoy the spiritual successor to the Nintendo 64 Banjo-Kazooie games without having to hear the grunting, guttural sounds of someone who espouses views that are nearly identical to confirmed white supremacists. Developer Playtonic has dropped the voice of Jon “JonTron” Jafari from its upcoming 3D platformer Yooka-Laylee, which will debut on console and […]

Trump's Agriculture Pick Sure Doesn't Seem Opposed To Food Stamp Cuts

16 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

The long-delayed confirmation hearing of Sonny Perdue, President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture, finally arrived before the Senate on Thursday. For two hours, members of the Senate’s Agriculture, Nutrition...Show More Summary

GOP Sen. Roberts: I ‘deeply regret’ quip about insurance coverage for mammograms

Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., speaks at Secretary of Agriculture nominee Sonny Perdue’s confirmation hearing. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., expressed remorse Thursday for making a sarcastic comment implying that coverage for mammograms shouldn’t be a requirement for the GOP’s insurance plan. Show More Summary

Who is Mary Elizabeth Taylor? Social Media Loses It Over Woman at Gorsuch Hearing

She's been sitting behind Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch during his confirmation hearings.

Gorsuch Represents Directions America Should Take

Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation hearings have been refreshing to watch. Democrats, many of whom approved of his becoming a judge on the Court of Appeals over a decade ago, recognize that he is exceptionally qualified for the Supreme Court,...Show More Summary

House Intel Chair Makes MAJOR Announcement About Trump Wiretapping

Don’t let this story pass you by, because we finally have confirmation on rumors we’ve been hearing for weeks. Just today, the House Intelligence Chairmen Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) dropped a

Just Say No: Senate Democrats' Alleged "Deal" to Confirm Gorsuch is a Joke

By virtually all accounts, Neil Gorsuch put on a clinic in his confirmation hearings this week. He was sharp, exceptionally well-informed, and...

Gorsuch says if Trump had asked him to commit to overturning Roe v. Wade, ‘I would have walked out the door’

19 hours agoNews : The Cutline

During his confirmation hearing, Judge Neil Gorsuch was asked by Sen. Lindsey Graham if President Trump had ever asked him to commit to overturning Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision on abortion. Gorsuch responded: “Senator, I would have walked out the door.”

White House has no comment on Gorsuch not commenting on Roe v. Wade

WASHINGTON — During his campaign last year, President Trump promised to appoint judges who would overturn the court decision legalizing abortion, Roe v. Wade. At his confirmation hearing on Tuesday, Gorsuch said he wasn’t asked by Trump...Show More Summary

Gorsuch Says Marriage Equality “Absolutely Settled Law” In Confirmation Hearings, But Gets Indignant About LGBT Rights

20 hours agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

Trump's nominee said sharing his personal views would send a "misleading signal" to the American people.

Five dumbest questions to Gorsuch

(Scott Johnson) Reporter/commentator Brendan Kirby has watched enough of the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing to identify the “Five dumbest questions put to Gorsuch.” Kirby’s report is current as of 10:19 a.m. yesterday, so it may not be his last word on the subject. Show More Summary

'Originalists' sanctify the framers, some of whom owned slaves and held objectionable views on women

To the editor: Originalists seem to think that our Constitution is complete, a flawless document written largely by our sainted founding fathers. (“Democrats voice deep skepticism at Gorsuch's confirmation hearing for Supreme Court seat,” March 20) But that’s the problem: Some of the framers were...

As Gorsuch is testifying, Supreme Court undermines his decision in school disabilities case

Senate Democrats seized on a Supreme Court ruling handed down Wednesday morning — less than an hour into the third day of the confirmation hearing for nominee Neil Gorsuch — to question the judgment of President Trump’s choice to fill the empty seat on the high court. Show More Summary

Gorsuch on Roe at the Hearings

Pro-lifers have been burned often enough by Republican appointees to the Supreme Court to be nervous when watching confirmation testimony. Two of Judge Gorsuch’s exchanges raised a few pulses. First, his comments under questioning from Senator Feinstein are being taken as suggesting that he thinks Roe v. Show More Summary

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