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Neil Gorsuch on Abortion: Roe v. Wade Is a Precedent of the U.S. Supreme Court

During his Supreme Court confirmation hearing on Tuesday, federal judge Neil Gorsuch was repeatedly asked about his stand on abortion and whether he would overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade High Court ruling that found women had the right to privacy in medical and reproductive matters, which in practice made abortion on demand legal in the United States.

Sen. Al Franken to Gorsuch: Are You Part of Steve Bannon’s Plan for Deconstruction of the Administrative State?

During Judge Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing on Tuesday, Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) asked Gorsuch about remarks made by President Donald Trump’s Chief of Staff Reince Preibus and Chief Strategist Steve Bannon at the recent Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) conference in D.C. about plans for the “deconstruction of the administrative state.”

Trump Relaxing EPA Water Regulation; Heartland Farmers Applaud

Farmers in Michigan are expressing relief that President Donald J. Trump has, through an executive order, started the process of reviewing, revising, or rescinding the Waters of the U.S. portion of the Clean Water Act that threatened to put huge swaths of land under federal control.

HHS Sec Price: CBO Got It ‘Wrong’ on GOP Health Bill

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price and Mike Mulvaney, director of the Office and Management and Budget, disagree with the Congressional Budget Office’s assessment on the cost and other impacts of the GOP’s American Health Care Act, which concludes that as many as 24 million would be uninsured by 2026 under the new law.

ICE Special Agent Jaime Zapata was shot and killed in Mexico by members of the Los Zetas drug cartel

Inspector General: Obama’s DOJ Failed to Arrest Arms Traffickers Who Killed ICE Agent

In a report published this month, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) investigated the shooting death of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agent Jaime Zapata by drug cartel members. The report revealed that Zapata’s death may have been prevented if arms trafficking arrests had been made before the Feb. 15, 2011, attack.