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Supporters Tweet #LetLizSpeak After Elizabeth Warren Silenced on Senate Floor
Democrats rushed to Twitter on Wednesday in defense of Sen. Elizabeth Warren after Republicans rebuked her on the Senate floor Tuesday night for quoting 30-year-old criticisms of Jeff Sessions ahead of his confirmation vote to become U.S. attorney general. The Massachusetts senator had referenced
Progressive groups demand a filibuster against Trump's Supreme Court pick
Progressive organizations are ramping up their campaign against Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch and explicitly calling on Senate Democrats to do more to oppose his confirmation to the nation's highest court. Monday, leading organizations on the left, including MoveOn, UltraViolet, DailyKos,
From Chuck Schumer to Vicente Fox, Foes of Trump's Travel Ban Welcome Its Suspension
Opponents of President Donald Trump 's executive action that temporarily bans immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries welcomed a Seattle federal judge's issuance Friday of a temporary restraining order halting the controversial travel ban. Washington state attorney general Bob Ferguson
As Gorsuch Comes to the Hill, Democrats Divided on a Plan
With small talk of his resume and home state of Colorado, President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch began making the rounds on Capitol Hill Tuesday, as lawmakers prepared for battle over his confirmation to the nation’s highest court. Gorsuch spent his day in a flurry of meetings
Senate Preparing for Battle Over SCOTUS Nominee
President Trump told the Senate GOP to "go nuclear" and end the filibuster rule over Supreme Court nominees if Democrats will not OK Judge Neil Gorsuch.
Trump's Supreme Court Pick of Neil Gorsuch Sparks Criticism and Praise
The nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to be Donald Trump 's Supreme Court pick to replace Justice Antonin Scalia sparked a fast and furious reaction from Democrats while Republicans and conservative groups heaped praise on him, rejecting the assertion from critics that he was extreme in his views.
President Trump to Announce SCOTUS Nominee
President Trump revealed in a tweet that he will announce his pick for Supreme Court justice, a nomination that would fill the vacant seat of the late Justice Antonin Scalia.
Donald Trump's Pick for EPA, Scott Pruitt, Testifies That Climate Change Is No Hoax
President-elect Donald Trump 's pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency , Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, testified today at his confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill , telling lawmakers that climate change is no hoax and acknowledging that human activity is a contributing factor to
Senators Call on Justice Department to Investigate Wells Fargo's Top Brass
Fourteen senators have written to Attorney General Loretta Lynch urging her to “thoroughly investigate the culpability of senior executives” at Wells Fargo, as part of the Department of Justice’s investigation into an unauthorized accounts scandal that has engulfed the bank. The letter, which was