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Schumer Poised to Oppose Trump Supreme Court Nominees

Posted: January 4, 2017 at 11:07 am   /   Friends

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., is reinforcing his opposition to any Supreme Court nominee President-elect Donald Trump will nominate. “The consequences are going to be down the road,” Schumer said. “We are not going to settle on a Supreme Court nominee. If they don’t appoint someone who is really good, we are going to […]

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Clarence Thomas Should Be Included in the African-American History Museum

Posted: December 21, 2016 at 6:49 am   /   Friends

On Sept. 24, 2016, after years of effort, the National Museum of African American History and Culture was finally opened to the public. The Smithsonian’s new museum has been rightly praised for its detailed, complex, and powerful portrayal of the African-American experience in the United States. As the Wall Street Journal and New York Times […]

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Trump’s Arrival Means Obama Won’t Have ‘Last Word’ on Abortion, Pro-Life Leaders Say

Posted: December 15, 2016 at 9:03 am   /   Friends

In one of its final acts for a political constituency, the Obama administration issued a regulation Wednesday to block states from defunding Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider. “There is a real chance of overturning Roe v. Wade,” @March_for_Life VP says. But pro-life activists expect the political environment to change rapidly in their favor […]

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SOWELL: Where Are We?

Posted: December 13, 2016 at 8:00 am   /   Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories

We are now in a kind of political no-man’s-land between an administration on its way out and a new administration taking shape. Predictions are always risky — and nowhere more so than in times like these. What we can do, however, is assess where we are, and what some of the opportunities and dangers are. […]

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BARONE: Some Free Advice for the Democratic Party

Posted: December 13, 2016 at 6:30 am   /   Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories

Herewith some unsolicited free advice for the Democratic Party. Whether it’s worth more than the price I leave up to Democrats to decide. The first thing to remember is that the Democratic Party is the oldest political party in the world. It’s had its ups and downs over many years. Under any fair reading of […]

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Congress Demands Black History Smithsonian Include Clarence Thomas

Posted: December 6, 2016 at 8:15 am   /   Friends

A group of legislators led by Republican Texas Sen. John Cornyn introduced a resolution Monday demanding the National Museum of African American History and Culture include Justice Clarence Thomas in its exhibits. A corresponding resolution was introduced in the House of Representatives by Reps. Earl “Buddy” Carter and Pete Sessions, and cosponsored by a dozen […]

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EPA May Finally Have to Answer For the Animas River Spill

Posted: December 5, 2016 at 1:46 pm   /   Friends

Remember when the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) caused a discharge of three million gallons of toxic water into the Animas River, and no one was held accountable? Now, the Supreme Court is getting involved. The toxic spill occurred in Aug. 2015 when EPA workers accidentally caused a leak in an abandoned near Durango, Colorado. Contaminants […]

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One of These 21 Men and Women Will Be Trump’s First Supreme Court Pick

Posted: December 1, 2016 at 2:45 pm   /   Friends

President-elect Donald Trump is that rare president who will nominate a Supreme Court justice almost immediately after taking office. Trump is expected to act quickly to fill the seat of Justice Antonin Scalia, who died in February. Two of the remaining eight Supreme Court justices, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 83, and Stephen Breyer, 78, are older […]

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Trump Could Reshape the Federal Courts Dramatically

Posted: November 29, 2016 at 10:28 am   /   Friends

President-elect Donald Trump can substantively recast the direction of the federal courts from the earliest days of his administration, after two years of divided government have left vacancies open across the federal bench. Though the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court occasioned by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia is the most prominent of these […]

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