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Senate Republicans Launch Judicial Push, Confirm New Appeals Judges

Senate Republicans are launching an aggressive push to confirm as many of President Trump’s judicial nominees as possible before the midterm elections, including confirming two new judges – Michael Brennan and Kurt Engelhardt – to the powerful federal appeals courts this week.

U.S. President Donald Trump welcomes Crown Prince Shaikh Mohammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi, for a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, on May 15, 2017 in Washington, DC. Shaikh Mohammad is on a two-day visit to the U.S. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Trump’s America First Agenda Wins Trade Dispute with United Arab Emirates

President Donald Trump’s State Department will reportedly announce a new trade agreement with United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday, scoring a victory in a trade dispute over UAE’s subsidizing its two state-owned airlines to the detriment of U.S. airlines and workers.

Donald Trump

Democrats Try to Block Trump’s Judicial Nominees with Blue Slips

Democrats are trying to resurrect a way to block President Trump’s judicial nominees with “blue slips” as the Senate Judiciary Committee prepares for a hearing Wednesday on the nomination of Ryan Bounds to be a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Oliver North, a central figure in the Iran-Contra scandal under president Ronald Reagan, is to become the next president of the National Rifle Association

Oliver North New President of NRA, Wayne LaPierre to Continue as CEO

National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre announced in Dallas on Monday that the NRA’s board of directors has voted to elect the iconic Lt. Col. Oliver North as the new president of the NRA, making him partners with LaPierre and NRA chief lobbyist Chris Cox to lead the oldest and largest civil rights organization in the United States.

Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch listens as he is asked a question as he testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Supreme Court Oil States Highlights Next Generation of Conservatives

Tuesday’s Supreme Court’s Oil States decision showcases Justice Neil Gorsuch as contemplating a major judicial role in limiting government power, perhaps providing a glimpse of where conservatives could take the Constitution in years ahead.

Supreme Court Travel Ban Case

Trump Travel Ban Has Good Day at Supreme Court

President Donald Trump had a good day at the Supreme Court on Wednesday in the “travel ban” case involving immigrants from terror-prone nations, as a majority of the justices seemed to signal their agreement with the president’s lawyers on key points.

Judge James Ho

Trump Judge Pushes for Original Meaning of 1st Amendment

One of President Trump’s new judicial appointments debuted in a big way on Wednesday in a campaign-finance case, showing that the president is serious about keeping his promise on the sort of judges he appoints, and that his vetting system for nominees is working brilliantly. And liberals are throwing a fit.

Passengers look at a departure board at Miami International Airport on January 26, 2015 in Miami, Florida. Northeast coast airports are canceling thousands of flights as a major winter storm hits the North East U.S. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Pilots: NeverTrump Airline Group Might Be Foreign Agent, Could Violate Federal Law

Lobbyists for the U.S. Travel Association, led by prominent NeverTrumpers, descended on the nation’s capital last month to persuade lawmakers. American pilots accuse U.S. Travel of trying to keep President Trump from enforcing trade deals that support his America First agenda, and question whether the group might even be unregistered foreign agents in violation of federal law.

Sen. Cory Booker and Mike Pompeo

Sen. Cory Booker Violating Constitution: Voting Against Pompeo for Religious Beliefs

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) announced on Friday that he will vote against CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s nomination to become secretary of state because of Pompeo’s beliefs on marriage and sexuality — beliefs consistent with Pompeo’s Christian faith. Conservative leaders are now denouncing Booker’s vote as a violation of the Constitution’s Religious Test Clause.

Sealing the Border

Trump Tweets: ‘Sealing Border,’ Mattis and Nielsen Send Troops, Sessions Prosecutes

Secretaries James Mattis and Kirstjen Nielsen announced on Friday that the first troops are moving to the Mexican border after Attorney General Jeff Sessions declared “zero tolerance” for illegal crossings, followed on Saturday by a tweet from President Trump making clear that these actions an interagency response to seal the border.

Scott Pruitt

Conservative Leaders Stand with Scott Pruitt

Over a hundred conservative leaders issued a movement-wide statement on Friday, which begins, “Conservatives stand behind Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and thank him for the significant actions he has taken to implement President Trump’s deregulatory agenda.”

Ted Kennedy Chappaquiddick

Klukowski: Chappaquiddick Movie Spotlights Kennedy Scandal that Changed America

A new movie coming out in theatres on Friday, Chappaquiddick, is a tragic drama revealing the sordid details and political damage-control surrounding the night that Sen. Ted Kennedy’s (D-MA) car went off a bridge near Edgartown, Massachusetts, leading to the death of young Mary Jo Kopechne and devastating damage to Kennedy’s presidential ambitions.

Troops at Border

Trump Announces Troops for U.S.-Mexican Border, Blackwell Says It Reveals ‘Unified Trump Policy’

President Donald Trump’s said on Tuesday that he would order National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexican border, hours after leading transition policy adviser Ken Blackwell told Fox Business Network that sending troops would show a coherent Trump policy of treating illegal immigration as a national security and homeland security issue, using all the levers of American foreign and domestic power enact his policy.  

jeff sessions

Turley: Sessions’ Appointing Utah Federal Prosecutor Much Better for Trump than 2nd Special Counsel

WASHINGTON, DC – Professor Jonathan Turley, a top national legal expert on government prosecutions, commented on Thursday about Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to bring in U.S. Attorney John Huber. Turley called it “brilliant” to combine all the powers of the U.S. Department of Justice’s inspector general with a prosecutor who can bring charges, seek indictments, and get results far more quickly than a second special counsel, which will lead to swifter results for President Trump.

Thousands of people follows actors as they portray Jesus Christ and Roman centurions during a traditional Via Crucis, or Way of the Cross, procession on the Christian Good Friday holiday March 30, 2018 in Takoma Park, Maryland. The re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus drew several thousand area Catholics and …

Christians Observe Good Friday, Remembering the Death of Jesus

Christmas, Good Friday, and Easter together form the three seminal events that Christians believe are the focal point of history that will determine the destiny of humanity. While those words may seem jarring in a pluralistic and relativistic culture like modern America, for billions of devout Christians over the past 2,000 years, it has been the foundational belief of their lives. For tens of millions of Americans today, those central pillars of the Christian faith shape the entire focus of their time on earth.

Sen. Joe Donnelly talks to a student at March for Our Lives

Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly Attends Gun Control Event; Republicans Call Foul

Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN) clapped along at a March for Our Lives gun-control event in Indianapolis on Saturday, an unusual move for a vulnerable red-state senator, one that his 2018 Republican opponents were quick to criticize as indicating Donnelly’s lack of support for Second Amendment rights.

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Republicans Gaining Ground in Midterm Election Polls

Congressional Republicans are surging in polls against Democrats on the generic ballot, narrowing Democratic leads in a Fox News poll, presenting evidence that increasingly suggests the GOP might retain control of Congress in the U.S. House after the November 2018 midterm elections.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the NRA Leadership Forum on Friday, May 20, 2016, in Louisville, Ky. (Mark Cornelison/Lexington Herald-Leader/TNS via Getty Images)

Klukowski: Second Amendment and Due Process Allow NRA-Backed White House Proposal on “Extreme Risk Protection Orders”

The National Rifle Association is right to support President Trump’s call for state-level Emergency Risk Protection Orders (ERPOs) – under which a court can take guns in rare situations for just a few days when there is evidence that a person may be on the verge of extreme violence – because such temporary measures are consistent with the original meaning of the Constitution’s Second Amendment and Due Process Clause.

National Rifle Association executive director Chris W. Cox speaks at the National Rifle Association convention Saturday, May 21, 2016, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

NRA Proposes Major Programs: Protect Schools, Fix Background Checks So Dangerous People Cannot Get Any Guns – ‘Period’

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Rifle Association (NRA) on Monday called for new legislation to improve background checks to identify people with violent mental illness and endorsed emergency court orders to temporarily disarm people on the verge of violence, coupled with robust due-process protections to guarantee that peaceable Americans are not deprived of their Second Amendment rights.

Jeff Sessions, Shannon Bream

Sessions Appointed Prosecutor Months Ago to Investigate Possible Crimes, Might Appoint 2nd Special Prosecutor

Attorney General Jeff Sessions appointed prosecutors in 2017 to investigate matters Congress referred to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) as growing scandals possibly involved criminal activities. These prosecutors will report directly back to Sessions, who told Fox News on Wednesday night that he will then decide whether a second special prosecutor is necessary to take these matters to court.

jeff sessions

DOJ Court Filings: U.S. Constitution Forbids California Sanctuary City Laws

Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to file a lawsuit on behalf of President Donald Trump and his administration against the State of California, Gov. Jerry Brown, and Attorney General Xavier Becerra, seeking a court order that California’s sanctuary city laws violate the U.S. Constitution. This case is likely ultimately heading to the U.S. Supreme Court.