Senate Democrats' Incoherence on Gorsuch and Executive Power

So Schumer and some of his colleagues, including Senator Elizabeth Warren, are now vowing to block Gorsuch , in the wake of the FBI's Monday confirmation that the Trump campaign is under investigation for possible ties to Russian Federation. More..

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This incredible Frozen reference was cut from Beauty and the Beast

Oscar-winner Bill Condon ("Gods and Monsters") helms this retelling of the 1991 original that was the first animated film to be nominated for Best Picture with Emma Watson and Dan Stevens in the title roles....More..

by | Thursday, March 23, 2017

What to Look for in the Gorsuch Confirmation Hearings

Wade , the case establishing a right to abortion, and what he would have done had Trump asked him to do so. "I didn't think it would've made any difference in terms of how other people voted", Graham said ...More..

White House: Trump isn't considering a carbon tax
by | Thursday, March 23, 2017

White House: Trump isn't considering a carbon tax

Walter Jones, a Republican from North Carolina, said when asked if the president had addressed the wiretapping claim during the meeting ahead of Thursday's health care bill vote. I want to get a sense of how co...More..

by | Thursday, March 23, 2017

Krauthammer Hesitates To Say Nunes Revelations Vindicate Trump

The California congressman would not name which Trump associates were picked up through the intelligence collections, nor would he say how he had received the new information. The National Security Agency, or N...More..

Maryland High School Rape Gets Drawn Into Immigration Debate
by | Thursday, March 23, 2017

Maryland High School Rape Gets Drawn Into Immigration Debate

Border agents held them first, and then, as the law requires, turned them over to Health and Human Services, which sheltered them and apparently released them to their guardians in Maryland. Superintendent Jack...More..

Dakota Access Pipeline vandalized before it comes online
by | Thursday, March 23, 2017

Dakota Access Pipeline vandalized before it comes online

An appeals court last Saturday refused a request from two Native American tribes for an emergency order that would prevent oil from flowing through DAPL, which traverses North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and int...More..

State Sen. Robert Ortt, ex-Sen. George Maziarz to be arraigned Thursday
by | Thursday, March 23, 2017

State Sen. Robert Ortt, ex-Sen. George Maziarz to be arraigned Thursday

Rob Ortt was arraigned Thursday on three felony charges of filing a false instrument, with former Sen. Wojtaszek did testify before a federal grand jury in New York City that had also been looking into Maziarz'...More..

Facebook starts roll-out of fake news alert
by | Thursday, March 23, 2017

Facebook starts roll-out of fake news alert

Facebook has begun rolling out its new feature created to combat the spread of fake news after warnings appeared around an article claiming thousands of Irish people were taken to the U.S. The story was widel...More..

Jacksonville's population growth speeds up for third year in a row
by | Thursday, March 23, 2017

Jacksonville's population growth speeds up for third year in a row

Since 2010, the District's population has grown by more than 79,000 people. Of those who left Morgan County between 2010 and 2014, 363 people stayed close to home, moving to Sangamon County. "While net glob...More..

Some Hawaii Democrats wary about party switch
by | Thursday, March 23, 2017

Some Hawaii Democrats wary about party switch

Fukumoto has been a critic of President Trump and recently spoke during January's Women's March in Honolulu, calling Trump a bully who won the White House with "anger and hate". State Rep. Beth Fukumoto, whose ...More..

Supreme Court ruling boosts protections for students with disabilities
by | Thursday, March 23, 2017

Supreme Court ruling boosts protections for students with disabilities

As the Judiciary Committee questioned the Colorado judge about his thoughts on the 1973 ruling, which gave women the constitutionally protected right to an abortion, Senator Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.) asked Gors...More..

Officer, 3 Others Killed in Wisconsin Shootings; Suspect in Custody
by | Thursday, March 23, 2017

Officer, 3 Others Killed in Wisconsin Shootings; Suspect in Custody

They then received reports of shootings at a law firm and apartment complex. Todd Baeten, said gunshots were fired at Marathon Savings Bank, Tlusty, Kennedy and Dirks law office and the Aspen Street Apartment...More..

Neil Gorsuch Supreme Court Confirmation Hearing Day 2
by | Thursday, March 23, 2017

Neil Gorsuch Supreme Court Confirmation Hearing Day 2

I take that seriously. Gorsuch , in response to a question from Sen. "Senator, that's a policy question for this body", Gorsuch said. A committee vote is expected April 3. Even before Obama announced G...More..

by | Thursday, March 23, 2017

Tillerson calls for stabilized, safe havens as Islamic State fighters retreat

It's one of the few initiatives started by the previous administration that Trump has retained unchanged, even keeping in place its coordinator, Brett McGurk. Defeating ISIL is the "number one USA goal in the r...More..

Chicago lawmakers introduce bills calling for marijuana legalization, taxation
by | Thursday, March 23, 2017

Chicago lawmakers introduce bills calling for marijuana legalization, taxation

Illinois State Senator Heather Steans (D-Chicago) and Illinois State Representative Kelly Cassidy (D-Chicago) introduced identical legislation Wednesday in both General Assembly chambers to legalize and tax rec...More..

by | Thursday, March 23, 2017

Cruz calls Dems hypocrites at Gorsuch confirmation hearing

When the Republican senator brought up his concern that religious expression was being denied by the Supreme Court, Gorsuch brought up the Lemon test . He noted that Roberts had been a leading opponent of ...More..

Former Manchester Day Care Worker Accused Of Assaulting Infants
by | Thursday, March 23, 2017

Former Manchester Day Care Worker Accused Of Assaulting Infants

Matthew Larochelle of the Manchester Police Department said. Blais is charged with four counts of misdemeanor simple assault, which each refer to specific actions taken against three different children betw...More..

A Senator Just Asked Gorsuch the Dumbest Reddit AMA Question
by | Thursday, March 23, 2017

A Senator Just Asked Gorsuch the Dumbest Reddit AMA Question

Of Lawrence v. Texas, which held the government can't criminalize gay and lesbian relationships, Gorsuch said, "I'm going to give you the same answer every time". "He has a radically restrictive view in the are...More..

by | Thursday, March 23, 2017

Nelson to support Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court

On Day Two of his marathon Supreme Court nomination hearings, Neil Gorsuch was served up a question from the teenage son of Arizona senator Jeff Flake, which you may or may not have heard before-depending u...More..

Latino advocacy group targets 7 Republicans in push against ObamaCare replacement
by | Thursday, March 23, 2017

Latino advocacy group targets 7 Republicans in push against ObamaCare replacement

Because of Senate rules and the threat of a Democratic filibuster, Republican leaders have been forced to use a cumbersome three-step formula to pass the bill - that threatens to stifle its momentum once it rea...More..

President Trump praises black contributions before caucus meeting
by | Thursday, March 23, 2017

President Trump praises black contributions before caucus meeting

In a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Richmond and Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) write that "the first several weeks under your tenure have given us many causes for concern". Trump in his budget mainta...More..

by | Thursday, March 23, 2017

Sean Spicer doesn't know what a campaign manager is

Manafort was promoted in May to campaign chairman and chief strategist. Spicer stated that Manafort played a "very limited" role in the campaign. . "I heard some names floated around before, that were hang...More..

by | Thursday, March 23, 2017

The White House Just Denounced 'Ramspecking.' What's That?

As Neil Gorsuch's nomination process for the Supreme Court moves along, and lawmakers in the House plan to vote on the American Health Care Act, Spicer is likely to continue taking questions on these fronts. If...More..

by | Thursday, March 23, 2017

Gorsuch forced to defend decision in frozen trucking case

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) said Gorsuch's confirmation could mean that the high court is asked to revisit a recent case in which a deadlocked 4-4 court let stand an appeals court decision permitting pub...More..

Supreme Court sets higher bar for education of students with disabilities
by | Thursday, March 23, 2017

Supreme Court sets higher bar for education of students with disabilities

Maryland parent Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, president of the nonprofit RespectAbility, calls the decision "epic". "I think the president's list that he's put out on 20 are jurists that both the Federalist Societ...More..

Trump To Louisville Crowd: ACA Replacement Must Happen Before Tax Reform
by | Thursday, March 23, 2017

Trump To Louisville Crowd: ACA Replacement Must Happen Before Tax Reform

However, he can't do that until the new health care bill is done. "We are going to put our miners back to work", he said. "Obamacare has been a complete and total catastrophe, and it's getting worse and worse...More..

DTE working to restore power for final 7000
by | Thursday, March 23, 2017

DTE working to restore power for final 7000

There are 1,000 linemen from seven states as well as 750 linemen from MI working Monday to restore power throughout the utility's coverage area, Rivard said. "The fix of your outage my not be near your home". I...More..

'Long overdue' Kentucky charter schools await governor's signature
by | Thursday, March 23, 2017

'Long overdue' Kentucky charter schools await governor's signature

LGBTQ advocates fear the new law will further promote the bullying, harassment, and ostracizing of Kentucky's LGBTQ students. The legislature cleared a measure last week that would allow local school bo...More..

Conservatives File Lawsuit Against School For Transgender Student Sharing Locker Rooms
by | Thursday, March 23, 2017

Conservatives File Lawsuit Against School For Transgender Student Sharing Locker Rooms

In October, the plaintiff, identified as Joel Doe , was changing into gym clothes in the boys' locker room when he saw a student, wearing shorts and a bra, who had recently begun transitioning from female to m...More..

SCOTUS Nominee Gorsuch Would Not Repeal Roe v. Wade
by | Thursday, March 23, 2017

SCOTUS Nominee Gorsuch Would Not Repeal Roe v. Wade

During the past three days of questioning, Gorsuch has repeatedly said that he has to be cautious about commenting on specific issues that could come before him if he is confirmed as an associate justice on t...More..

Lindsey Graham feared Trump would tap TV star for high court
by | Thursday, March 23, 2017

Lindsey Graham feared Trump would tap TV star for high court

Gorsuch has said repeatedly that he would adhere to the rule of law and respect the independence of the judiciary, but he has refused to address specifics on any number of issues, from abortion and guns, to all...More..

Sen. Whitehouse Questions Gorsuch On Dark Money
by | Thursday, March 23, 2017

Sen. Whitehouse Questions Gorsuch On Dark Money

Even as Gorsuch testified, Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer of NY spoke on the Senate floor in an effort to connect the Supreme Court nominee with the president who picked him. She also expressed conce...More..

by | Thursday, March 23, 2017

Comey revelation changes everything, Senate should postpone Gorsuch Supreme Court nomination hearing

Cruz asked if, for example, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer, who were appointed to the high court by former Democratic President Bill Clinton, were expected to address sexual harassment allegations aga...More..

Richard Davis: Democrats should take the moral high ground on Judge Gorsuch
by | Thursday, March 23, 2017

Richard Davis: Democrats should take the moral high ground on Judge Gorsuch

Following Graham, Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy asked Gorsuch if a president is free to ignore laws on national security grounds, Gorsuch replied that "nobody is above the law in this country, and that includes...More..