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
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
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
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,...
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 last nominee takes confirmation questions.
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
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
She's been sitting behind Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch during his confirmation hearings.
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
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
By virtually all accounts, Neil Gorsuch put on a clinic in his confirmation hearings this week. He was sharp, exceptionally well-informed, and...
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.”
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
Trump's nominee said sharing his personal views would send a "misleading signal" to the American people.
(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
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...
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
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