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Trump Nominates Ten Conservatives to be Federal Judges

President Donald Trump unveiled a slate of ten judicial nominees to the federal courts on Monday who are mainstream conservatives, taking the next step to fulfill his campaign promise after his successful appointment of Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.

FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2016 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference at the Pentagon. President Barack Obama returns from vacation rested and ready for a busy fall, including pressing Congress for Zika funding and fending off congressional attacks over the administration's $400 million "leverage" payment to Iran. Obama also plans a dogged effort to help elect Democrat Hillary Clinton as president. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

House to Probe Whether Obama Undermined U.S. National Security to Finalize Iran Deal

Citing a POLITICO investigation, Republican leaders of the House oversight committee said Friday they have launched a sweeping investigation into whether the Obama administration, in trying to win support for a nuclear deal and prisoner swap with Tehran last year, undermined an ambitious U.S. counterproliferation effort to thwart Iranian weapons trafficking networks.

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Netanyahu Thanks All 100 Senators for ‘Standing Up For Israel At UN’

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday thanked the U.S. Senate for “standing up for Israel at the UN” after all 100 senators signed a letter to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres Thursday calling for an end to the “unacceptable” anti-Israel bias at the international body.

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China Warns North Korea Not to ‘Cross Point of No Return’ with Nuclear Test

Speaking through its state-controlled media, China has warned North Korea not to “cross the point of no return” by conducting another nuclear test. North Korea evidently has no interest in defusing tensions on the peninsula as it conducted a massive live-fire artillery drill on Tuesday – possibly the largest such drill it has ever performed.

Full Appeals Court to Hear Trump Executive Order Challenge

Monday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit took the extremely rare step of ordering that the constitutional challenge to President Donald Trump’s immigration travel order would be heard by all 15 judges on the court, making it very unlikely that the president will prevail unless the Supreme Court intervenes.

Chuck Schumer Has Enough Democrats to Filibuster Neil Gorsuch

Monday it became official that Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has the necessary 41 senators publicly committed to filibuster Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court, meaning that now the future of the nation’s highest court hangs on Republicans getting 50 votes for the constitutional option.

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Senate Set for Historic Supreme Court Vote on Friday

WASHINGTON—This week’s Senate showdown over the pending Supreme Court confirmation will go down in history because by next weekend America will either see the first ever successful partisan filibuster of a nominee or the Senate will reject using filibusters to block presidential nominations.

Lindsey Graham Ready to Go Nuclear for Gorsuch

On Thursday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said that if Democrats tried to filibuster Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court, he would vote for the “constitutional option” to permanently end filibusters of nominees to the nation’s highest court.

Schumer: Democrats Will Filibuster Gorsuch

WASHINGTON—Senate Democrats will attempt to filibuster the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced on Thursday during a speech on the Senate floor.