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  • President Donald J. Trump Announces Eighth Wave of Judicial Candidates

    09/28/2017 9:58:50 PM PDT · by Impy · 18 replies
    The White House, Office of the Press Secretary ^ | 9-28-17 | Office of the Press Secretary
    Today the President announced his intent to nominate these nine individuals to the following Federal judgeships. If confirmed, Stuart Kyle Duncan of Louisiana will serve as a Circuit Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Kyle Duncan is currently a partner at Schaerr Duncan LLP, where he represents clients in trial and appellate litigation. Before joining the firm, Mr. Duncan served for two years as general counsel of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, where he managed Becket’s nationwide public-interest litigation. Mr. Duncan previously served for three years as the Solicitor General and Appellate Chief of...
  • Here's a List of U.S. Attorney Nominations President Trump Just Sent to The Senate

    09/12/2017 11:52:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | September 12, 2017 | Katie Pavlich
    President Trump sent half-a-dozen U.S. attorney nominations to the Senate Monday, ramping up efforts by the White House to get important legal positions filled as the administration moves into its eighth month. Here's the list, provided by the White House: -Scott W. Brady, of Pennsylvania, to be United States Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania for the term of four years, vice David J. Hickton, resigned. -Bobby L. Christine, of Georgia, to be United States Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia for the term of four years, vice Edward J. Tarver, resigned. -David J. Freed, of Pennsylvania,...
  • President Donald J. Trump Announces Seventh Wave of Judicial Candidates

    09/08/2017 3:46:27 PM PDT · by Impy · 35 replies
    The White House, Office of the Press Secretary ^ | 9-7-17 | Office of the Press Secretary
    Today, President Donald J. Trump announced that he has nominated sixteen individuals to the following Federal judgeships. If confirmed, Ryan Wesley Bounds of Oregon will serve as a Circuit Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Ryan Bounds serves as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Oregon, where he prosecutes criminal cases on behalf of the United States. Previously, he was a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia. Before becoming a Federal prosecutor, Mr. Bounds served as Special Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy, acting as the White...
  • Cornyn: Many of Our Colleagues Still Don't Accept That Trump Won the Election

    08/03/2017 12:07:20 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    Townhall ^ | August 3, 2017 | Leah Barkoukis
    Sen. John Cornyn took to the Senate floor Wednesday to talk about the backlog of President Trump’s executive nominations, saying he’s “never seen anything quite like it.” As Cortney reported last month, if the current pace continues, it would take 11 years for all of the president’s nominees to be confirmed—long after he’d be out of office even if he did get a second term. "We had an election on November 8, but for many of our colleagues, the election remains undecided. They don't accept the verdict of the American people, the Electoral College, that President Trump won the election....
  • Twelve Nominations Sent to the Senate Today

    06/07/2017 9:01:59 PM PDT · by Impy · 9 replies
    The White House, Office of the Press Secretary ^ | 6-7-17 | Office of the Press Secretary
    NOMINATIONS SENT TO THE SENATE: Michael P. Allen, of Florida, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims for the term of fifteen years, vice Bruce E. Kasold, term expired. Jeffrey Bossert Clark, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Attorney General, vice John Charles Cruden. Allison H. Eid, of Colorado, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit, vice Neil M. Gorsuch, elevated. Ralph R. Erickson, of North Dakota, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit, vice Kermit E. Bye, retired. Dabney Langhorne Friedrich, of California, to be United...
  • Former secretary of Labor pick Andy Puzder resigns as CEO of CKE Restaurants

    03/22/2017 6:26:51 AM PDT · by Truth29 · 6 replies
    CNBC ^ | March 21, 2017 | Rachel Cao
    Andy Puzder, President Donald Trump's former Secretary of Labor pick, stepped down as CEO of CKE Restaurants, the parent company of fast food chains Hardee's and Carl's Jr. Puzder held the position of CKE CEO since September 2000, but will be replaced by former KFC president Jason Marker, according to a press release on Tuesday. Marker is expected to start in his new position as CEO in April. (snip) Puzder had drawn scrutiny after Trump picked him over his opposition to federal minimum wage increases, alleged wage violations at CKE fast food restaurants and decades-old abuse allegations from his ex-wife....

    03/03/2017 12:11:50 PM PST · by Lester Jackson · 14 replies
    Restoring Liberty ^ | March 3, 2017 | Lester Jackson, Ph.D,
    Is the GOP Trying to Kill President Trump? March 3, 2017/by Lester Jackson I have long maintained that the Republican Party is a greater threat to representative democracy than the Democrats. Although they seek to misrepresent themselves, it is no secret what to expect from Democrats. But when Republicans lie to voters with repeatedly broken promises to resist the Democrats, voters are stripped of any election choice on controversial issues. Although it is clearly the function – and obligation – of a second major party to provide opposition, Republicans repeatedly have lied to get elected and then joined forces with...
  • Contact TN Senators Alexander and Corker over nominations

    02/05/2017 4:40:27 PM PST · by Gopher Broke · 7 replies
    Please take a moment and urge our TN senators Alexander and Corker to SUPPORT President Trump's nominees of Gorsuch, DeVos and Sessions!
  • Contact VA Senators Warner and Kaine over nominations

    02/05/2017 4:33:34 PM PST · by Gopher Broke · 8 replies
    Please take a moment and urge our VA liberal senators Warner and Kaine to SUPPORT President Trump's nominees of Gorsuch, DeVos and Sessions!
  • Reid: 'I have set the Senate' for nuclear option

    01/31/2017 4:34:23 PM PST · by hans56 · 9 replies ^ | JORDAIN CARNEY
    Oct 24,2016 Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is predicting a Democratic-majority Senate next year could break out the "nuclear option" to change the rules on Supreme Court nominations.
  • Judge Neil Gorsuch: Some Cause for Concern

    01/30/2017 6:57:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 30, 2017 | Lawrence D. Pratt and William J. Olson
    In recent days, news outlets have been reporting that 10th Circuit judge Neil Gorsuch has now risen to the top of President Trump's list of potential Supreme Court nominees. He apparently replaces Judge William Pryor, who was widely reported as previously leading the pack of potential nominees. Judge Pryor faced significant backlash from many on the right, including Evangelical Christians, criticizing Pryor's apparent support of the radical homosexual and transgender agenda. The danger in being the front runner for a spot on the High Court is that you receive intense scrutiny, and, as with most candidates, Judge Gorsuch is difficult...
  • Byron York: On Capitol Hill, Trump wins Week One

    01/13/2017 1:42:55 PM PST · by ColdOne · 30 replies ^ | 1/13/17 | Byron York
    This was supposed to be the week President-elect Trump's nominees endured tough grilling and determined opposition in Senate confirmation hearings. "Trump Cabinet picks face extreme vetting ahead of confirmation," USA Today reported last month, predicting that several Trump picks could face a very difficult time on Capitol Hill. Now Week One is ending, and the tough grilling mostly didn't materialize. And all of Trump's first week of nominees seem headed toward confirmation. Seven Trump picks — Attorney General-designate Jeff Sessions, Homeland Security Secretary-designate John Kelly, Secretary of State-designate Rex Tillerson, Transportation Secretary-designate Elaine Chao, Defense Secretary-designate James Mattis, Housing and...
  • Democrats’ strategy to snarl nominations: Demand more information

    01/06/2017 10:46:32 AM PST · by detective · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 5, 2017 | S.A. Miller and Stephen Dinan
    Left without the power to filibuster, Democrats are settling on another strategy to derail President-elect Donald Trump’s nominees: Demand more information. It’s the same tactic that helped Democrats sink some nominees the last time they were in the minority, during the George W. Bush administration. But they may have dented their own cause by powering through President Obama’s picks and drawing a road map that Republicans will now employ to confirm Mr. Trump’s nominations. The first target for the strategy is Rep. Tom Price, the anti-Obamacare crusader whom Mr. Trump tapped to run the Department of Health and Human Services....
  • What happens if Trump doesn't nominate a new Cabinet Secretary after the first one is defeated?

    01/04/2017 12:00:14 AM PST · by chaosagent · 34 replies
    What happens if Trump doesn't nominate a new Cabinet Secretary after the first one is defeated?
  • Trump missed diplomatic coup with liberal media elite

    12/13/2016 11:51:49 AM PST · by luke1825 · 92 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 12/12 | peter lucas
    Donald Trump really should have gone bold and appointed -- or reappointed -- Hillary Clinton as secretary of state. That is if he couldn't find another unemployed general to hire. The Clinton appointment might not have made America great again, but it sure would have neutralized the Washington/New York liberal political and media establishmen
  • Save the Filibuster and Save the Senate From Partisanship

    09/02/2016 8:22:30 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 1, 2016 | Brian Darling
    The filibuster is under attack again, this time by Senate Democrats who are hoping to win back that chamber as well as the White House in November. Carl Hulse, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, reported Wednesday that Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid wants Democrats to “move to curtail the filibuster” if they win both the White House and the Senate “only to run up against persistent use of the tactic by Republicans.” Hulse wrote:
  • It Is MOST Important To Nominate (and approve) Good Judges

    08/06/2016 11:03:31 AM PDT · by knarf · 8 replies
    Tenth Amendment Center ^ | August 6, 2016 | knarf
    Here is a pretty good treatise about Supreme Court Judges.Note the things to do BEFORE approving a judge. "The Court has elevated itself to a level that seems almost unreachable. It makes pronouncements and all of America bows down. But Paulson insists remedies exist, and he identifies six actions that can serve to check Supreme Court overreach. Full substantive ideological review at the appointment and confirmation stage of a judicial candidate’s judicial philosophy, including the posing of “litmus test” questions. Control over the Supreme Court’s appellate jurisdiction through aggressive use of the Exceptions Clause power (“jurisdiction stripping”). Manipulation of the...
  • Several GOP delegates working to block Trump's nomination: report

    06/17/2016 1:29:35 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 165 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 17, 2016 | Ben Kamisar
    At least 30 delegates are mounting a longshot attempt to deny Donald Trump the GOP presidential nomination on the convention floor, The Washington Post reported Friday. The delegates hope to change party rules next month to take away delegates who are pledged to the presumptive nominee but who may not actually support him. The attempt comes on the heels of a tough stretch for Trump, who has seen his favorability plummet and any lead over Democrat Hillary Clinton evaporate over his attacks on a Hispanic federal judge, comments this week about banning Muslims and other controversies.
  • Marco Rubio Turns Home to Florida, Laying Down a Marker

    03/03/2016 12:48:09 PM PST · by abb · 52 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 3, 2016 | Jeremy W. Peters
    MIAMI — Confident just two weeks ago that he could win Ohio and cement his path to the Republican nomination, Marco Rubio now plans to spend almost no time or money there at all. He is resigned to hunting for smaller prizes like Puerto Rico, where he will campaign this weekend. He talks of driving around the country asking for votes in his pickup truck if it comes to that. And his senior aides, who once spoke in a self-assured way about the race’s quickly narrowing to a two-man contest between Mr. Rubio and Donald J. Trump, now privately concede...
  • Flashback: In 2007, Schumer Called For Blocking All Bush Supreme Court Nominations

    02/14/2016 1:39:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/14/16 | Blake Neff
    During a Sunday morning appearance on ABC’s “This Week,” Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer decried the intent of many Senate Republicans to prevent President Barack Obama from appointing the successor to deceased Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. But less than a decade ago, Schumer advocated doing the same exact thing if any additional Supreme Court vacancies opened under former President George W. Bush. Almost immediately after Scalia’s death was announced Saturday evening, Republican lawmakers and presidential candidates began arguing the appointment of his successor should be left to the next president. Schumer lamented this outlook as pure obstructionism. “You know, the...