Filibuster

Dem Congress Member Caught Snoozing During Pelosi’s DACA Speech

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) spent so much time talking about protecting Dreamers during her eight-hour “filibuster” that she turned a Democratic Congresswoman into a dreamer herself. Rep. Doris Matsui (D-CA) was caught dozing off multiple times Wednesday during Pelosi’s record-breaking marathon

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Conservatives Praise Trump, McConnell, and Grassley on Judges

The Judicial Crisis Network (JCN) has launched a six-figure ad campaign thanking President Donald Trump and Senators Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) for their historic achievements on appointing federal judges during the first year of the Trump presidency.

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Trump’s Historic Success Appointing Federal Judges in 2017

Even President Donald Trump’s critics cannot deny his historic success in 2017 in appointed judges to the Supreme Court and lower federal courts, exercising one of the greatest powers of the presidency in a way that will create a lasting legacy shaping the destiny of the nation.

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Tom Cotton: Senate Democrats Must Be Reasonable or Face ‘Martial Law’

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) threw down the gauntlet to Senate Democrats on Thursday, telling the Federalist Society that Democrats would either agree to reasonable conditions for confirming President Donald Trump’s nominees or “face the Senate equivalent of martial law.”

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POLLAK: Don’t End the Senate Filibuster Rule

President Donald Trump is again urging the Senate to eliminate the filibuster rule for ordinary legislation, so that it can pass key parts of his legislative agenda currently being held hostage by the Democrats.

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John McCain Voted Against Bipartisanship, Not for It

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said his vote Friday against “skinny repeal” of Obamacare was a vote for bipartisanship. In fact, it was the opposite, rewarding Democrats for passing Obamacare without working with Republicans in the first place.

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Trump Appointment of Gorsuch an Epic 100-Day Success

President Donald Trump’s successful appointment of Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court is a major achievement that not even his critics can deny, one that has been a tremendous credit to Trump, with no political downside.

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Klukowski: Nuclear Option Restores Constitutional Balance

Thursday’s nuclear option vote restores 200 years of Senate practice, going far beyond Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation to restore the proper constitutional balance for Supreme Court and federal court appointments.

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)

Constitutional Option Unstoppable: John McCain and Lisa Murkowski Will Vote Yes

Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) announced on the Senate floor Wednesday that they will not allow a filibuster of Neil Gorsuch, and will instead vote for the constitutional option to restore a simple-majority vote to confirm Supreme Court nominations, making that outcome now almost certain.

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