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Trump Offers UN Ambassadorship to SC Gov. Nikki Haley
President-elect Donald Trump has picked South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to be ambassador to the United Nations in his upcoming administration, his transition team announced today. Haley, a favorite among conservatives, accepted the position this morning. Haley is the first woman Trump has chosen
Nikki Haley: Everything You Need to Know About Trump's Pick for UN Ambassador
President-elect Donald J. Trump has tapped South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to serve as ambassador to the United Nations, a role currently occupied by Samantha Power. Haley, the child of Indian immigrants, brings diversity to the nascent administration, and also showcases that Trump is willing to
What Donald Trump's Presidential Victory Means for the Supreme Court
Donald Trump ’s victory in the presidential election will likely have wide-ranging implications for the nation’s highest court, which currently has only eight sitting members following the death of conservative Justice Antonin Scalia earlier this year. To help achieve clarity on what the business
What's Next in Nigeria?
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES U.S. SENDING SMALL MILITARY TEAM TO NIGERIA. A team of less than 10 U.S. military members will arrive in Nigeria in coming days to be part of the coordination cell to assist that country in the search for more than...
Sen. Ted Cruz Denounces Obama Administration's 'Lawlessness'
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., told a Washington, D.C. audience today that “the pattern of lawlessness by [the Obama] Administration should concern every citizen, regardless of party or ideology.” His speech to the Federalist Society, a conservative legal group, came on the same day the Texas...
The Note: Edward Snowden Debate: Traitor Or Hero?
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES CHARGES COMING AGAINST ALLEGED NSA LEAKER: The U.S. Justice Department is preparing to file criminal charges against Edward Snowden, the man who confessed to leaking top secret documents on the National Security Agency’s vast surveillance programs, ...
Conservative Trailblazer Robert Bork Dies at 85
Judge Robert H. Bork, one of the chief conservative intellectuals of the law, who forever changed the nature of Supreme Court confirmation hearings, died Tuesday morning of heart disease, according to his son, Robert H. Bork Jr. Bork was 85 years old. “Robert Bork was...
Clarence Thomas on Gorwing Up as a 'Minority Within a Minority Within a Minority'
Although he doesn’t pose questions from the bench, Justice Clarence Thomas spoke eloquently at the National Archives last night about law, faith, race and his colleagues on the Court. The event was in honor of the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution. Explaining his background...
Clarence Thomas Speaks Out in Support of His Wife
ABC News' Ariane de Vogue reports: In a speech Saturday night, Justice Clarence Thomas praised his wife, Virginia Thomas, for working “in defense of liberty” and said that they both "love the same things, we believe in the same things."...
Mike Pence: The President Should Regard The Constitution Like ‘An Obsessed Lover’
ABC News’ Michael Falcone reports: Indiana Republican Rep. Mike Pence, who has been mentioned as a potential presidential candidate in 2012, delivered a sharp-tongued critique of the American presidency on Friday, saying that the office had become “symbolic of overreaching.”...