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GOP Senators Renew Pledge to Block Obama Supreme Court Nominee

Posted: June 10, 2016 at 1:27 pm   /   Politics

Top Senate Republicans doubled down on opposition to President Barack Obama’s recent Supreme Court nomination, meaning the next justice could be indirectly picked in the November election. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., was adamant in opposition to the nomination of Merrick Garland, speaking Friday at the Road to Majority Conference, a gathering of conservative […]

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Lawyer With Firm That Won Freddie Gray Settlement Is Next Obama Judge Up for Senate’s OK

Posted: May 14, 2016 at 1:56 pm   /   Politics

President Barack Obama has not been able to move his Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland, through the Senate but Republicans continue to advance the president’s lower court nominees. The chamber on Monday is set to take up the nomination of Paula Xinis, a partner and senior trial attorney at Murphy, Falcon & Murphy—the Baltimore law […]

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Grassley: Obama Received More Confirmations Than Bush at This Point in His Presidency

Posted: May 12, 2016 at 1:12 pm   /   Politics

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, is pushing back against the idea that the judicial nomination process is broken after being criticized for not holding a hearing to confirm President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee. The Senate Judiciary Committee, tasked with checking the president’s power to appoint federal judges, has held hearings for 38 of Obama’s judicial […]

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California Teachers Unions Force Nonmembers to Pay for LGBT, Other Political Goals

Posted: May 5, 2016 at 12:45 pm   /   Politics

A large California teachers union and its national affiliate are forcing nonunion teachers to pay for political activism, according to a disclosure form acquired by The Daily Signal. Under a category called “human rights,” both the National Education Association and the California Teachers Association require nonunion teachers to finance LGBT leadership training and other political […]

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Texas Governor Predicts Supreme Court ‘Politics’ Will Prevent States’ Outright Win on Obama Immigration Actions

Posted: April 21, 2016 at 10:51 am   /   Politics

The governor of the state leading the legal fight against President Barack Obama’s executive actions protecting illegal immigrants from deportation predicted today that “the best we can hope for” is a deadlocked decision by the Supreme Court. That’s the difference the vacancy on the court left by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia makes, Texas […]

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Will the Supreme Court Stop Obama’s Illegal Executive Amnesty Program?

Posted: April 19, 2016 at 2:52 pm   /   Politics

One of the most fundamental challenges facing the United States today is the deep and growing distrust between the American people and their political system in Washington, D.C. And the inconvenient truth—rarely acknowledged by Washington elites—is that the American people’s distrust of their public institutions is totally justified. Most moms and dads in America still […]

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Protestors, Politicians Spar at Supreme Court Over Obama’s Immigration Program

Posted: April 18, 2016 at 3:18 pm   /   Politics

Mercedes Garcia would be eligible to benefit from President Barack Obama’s 2014 immigration executive actions, with the opportunity to earn quasi-legal status that would allow her three U.S. citizen daughters to not worry about their mother being arrested. Rep. Ken Buck, a Republican congressman from Garcia’s home state of Colorado, doesn’t believe Garcia — who […]

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Obama Administration Doubles Down on Forcing Religious Groups to Accept Abortion Drug ‘Accommodation’

Posted: April 14, 2016 at 11:23 am   /   Politics

Two weeks ago the Supreme Court asked both sides in the Little Sisters’ case to file supplemental briefs. The Little Sisters’ case challenged Obamacare’s requirement that nonprofit employers must provide employee health insurance coverage that includes potentially life-ending drugs and devices. Now the briefs are in—and while the Little Sisters of the Poor and other […]

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Alaskan Hunter Triumphs Over Federal Agency in Supreme Court, for Now

Posted: April 11, 2016 at 4:59 am   /   Politics

For more than 15 years, John Sturgeon used a hovercraft to reach moose-hunting grounds in Alaska without any incident or objection. Then, one day in 2007 two National Park Service rangers told Sturgeon that he was on federal property and hovercraft were illegal. What followed was nine years of litigation. Sturgeon lost his case in the […]

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