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Senate confirms 15 more judges, wrapping up a GOP priority
Associated Press ^ | Oct. 11, 2018 8:33 PM EDT | Lisa Mascaro and Alan Fram

Posted on 10/11/2018 7:04:54 PM PDT by Olog-hai

The Senate confirmed 15 more judges late Thursday, all but wrapping up its pre-election work on a top Republican priority days after Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court.

Clearing the judicial nominees provided a signature walk-off for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who has focused on reshaping the judiciary with more conservative judges. Once final action was finished later Thursday evening, senators were not expected back to session full-time until after the November election.

While many of the judges were approved with bipartisan support, almost half were confirmed on mostly party-line votes. Democratic opponents and their allies swiftly objected to some of the nominees, in large part over views aligned with stricter abortion access. […]

Singled out for opposition were David Porter, who was confirmed as a circuit court judge in Pennsylvania over the objection of that state’s Democratic Sen. Bob Casey, and Mark Norris, confirmed as a district court judge for the Western district of Tennessee.

Republicans have seen a bump in polling since Kavanaugh’ confirmation. McConnell has marveled at the way the Supreme Court fight is animating Republican voters — who, polls showed, had been less enthusiastic before Kavanaugh advanced. …

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: davidporter; judges; judiciary; maga; marknorris; mcconnell; mitchmcconnell; senate; snappingturtle; winning
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1 posted on 10/11/2018 7:04:54 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Give the devil his due, Mitch has been great at this.


2 posted on 10/11/2018 7:09:58 PM PDT by proust ("The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday, but never jam today.")
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To: Olog-hai

15 is not 50 but a good start..


3 posted on 10/11/2018 7:10:15 PM PDT by max americana (Fired libtard employees 9 consecutive times at every election since 08'. I hope all liberals die.)
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To: Olog-hai

So Ditch is not all that politically intelligent?


4 posted on 10/11/2018 7:10:48 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Olog-hai

Huzzah!


5 posted on 10/11/2018 7:11:33 PM PDT by Kudsman (I'm normnal.)
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To: Paladin2

Give Mc-See credit...5 is better than nothing.

Good thing is there’s more to come.


6 posted on 10/11/2018 7:14:05 PM PDT by Kevin in California
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To: Kevin in California

oops...15


7 posted on 10/11/2018 7:14:30 PM PDT by Kevin in California
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To: Olog-hai

I don’t recall a SINGLE objection from the MEDIA over any of Obama’s picks.


8 posted on 10/11/2018 7:17:49 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Democrats Hate America)
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To: proust

I agree, he has done a great job on confirmations.


9 posted on 10/11/2018 7:20:01 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (Stop The Madness. Do Not Respond To Vanity Posts.)
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To: Olog-hai

Not so good: there were 40-some in line.
But we did get 3 out of 4 Citcuit judges, so not so bad either.


10 posted on 10/11/2018 7:21:42 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat/RINO Party!)
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To: Olog-hai

Also today, the Senate confirmed two assistant attorneys general who were nominated by President Trump SIXTEEN MONTHS ago! Thanks to a recalcitrant senate, it has taken almost two years for the president to get his DOJ team in place. It looks like the senate has finally gotten religion.


11 posted on 10/11/2018 7:23:33 PM PDT by Always A Marine ("When you strike at a king, you must kill him" - Ralph Waldo Emerson)
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12 posted on 10/11/2018 7:24:30 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Olog-hai
where was all this determination LAST YEAR???
13 posted on 10/11/2018 7:27:24 PM PDT by Chode ( We’re America, Bitch!)
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To: Olog-hai

Everyone watches Trump’s right hand shake with Kanye while his left ushers in judges.


14 posted on 10/11/2018 7:27:35 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: VeniVidiVici

Well since the media votes 95 percent Democrat they adored Barack Obama, he could do no wrong in their eyes because they worshipped the ground he walked on


15 posted on 10/11/2018 7:35:04 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: max americana

Yeah, seems Mitch didn’t negotiate that one very well. There are a lot that were left on the table. There won’t be a single judicial appointment approved by the Senate if the Democrats take it. All of the ones outstanding should have been approved before adjourning.


16 posted on 10/11/2018 7:35:15 PM PDT by Defiant (I may be deplorable, but I'm not getting in that basket.)
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To: Olog-hai

Wasn’t there something like 165 pending?


17 posted on 10/11/2018 7:48:06 PM PDT by Reno89519 (No Amnesty! No Catch-and-Release! Just Say No to All Illegal Aliens! Arrest & Deport!y)
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To: Chode

I think this year the establishment Republicans are realizing that Trump is here to stay for a while and they better get on the train.


18 posted on 10/11/2018 7:50:31 PM PDT by SamAdams76 ( If you are offended by what I have to say here then you can blame your parents for raising a wuss)
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To: max americana
Leader McConnell ‏ Verified account @senatemajldr 21m21 minutes ago Nearly one out of every six circuit court of appeals judges has been appointed by @POTUS and confirmed by this Republican Senate __________________________________________________________ Leader McConnell ‏ Verified account @senatemajldr 21m21 minutes ago The Senate has confirmed President Trump’s judicial nominees at a historic pace – 84 total, including Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, 29 circuit judges, and 53 district court judges.
19 posted on 10/11/2018 7:51:47 PM PDT by hoosiermama (When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice.DJT)
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To: SamAdams76

won’t do-em much good if they lose the house...


20 posted on 10/11/2018 7:52:48 PM PDT by Chode ( We’re America, Bitch!)
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