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McConnell: I Recommended Merrick Garland for FBI Director

Tuesday on Bloomberg, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said he recommended chief judge of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Merrick Garland to President Donald Trump to replace James Comey as FBI Director. McConnell said, “I have spoken with

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Madine: Please President Trump, No Deal with the Sleepy Devil of the Supreme Court!

NewsMax CEO and Trump confidant Chris Ruddy believes Donald Trump should “do a deal” in which Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg would retire from the Supreme Court to be replaced by Obama choice Merrick Garland. But you don’t need to have read (or written) Art of the Deal to know it is not profitable to compromise with a weak opponent.

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Democrats’ Fill-in-the-Blank Protest Against Neil Gorsuch

Pre-printed, fill-in-the-blank signs were distributed: “OPPOSE _______.” Markers would suffice to fill in the name. They did not need to know anything about Judge Neil Gorsuch. They just knew to oppose anyone Trump chose.

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Democrats: Trump ‘Stole’ Neil Gorsuch Seat from Obama

Democrats were seething Tuesday night over President Donald Trump’s decision to nominate Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court, claiming that Trump “stole” the seat from President Barack Obama.

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Democrats Debate Recess Appointing Garland to SCOTUS

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rumors whispered around Washington have it that Democrats are debating having President Barack Obama install Judge Merrick Garland on the Supreme Court by a recess appointment on Jan. 3.

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Gun Owners of America: Top 10 Pro-Gun Successes of 2016

The list includes everything from “exposing Hillary Clinton’s anti-gun agenda” to securing constitutional carry in various states to helping defeat President Obama’s gun-control Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland.

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Pat Toomey Reaffirms Decision to Oppose Garland for Supreme Court

Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey has supported Democratic nominees to the Supreme Court in the past but announced he would oppose Judge Merrick Garland after he met with President Barack Obama’s nominee to fill the vacancy created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

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Obama Could Try to Appoint Garland Without Senate Vote

WASHINGTON—As President Barack Obama’s efforts to pressure Senate Republicans to confirm Merrick Garland’s nomination to the Supreme Court fail, liberal White House allies are floating a trial balloon of installing Garland on the Supreme Court without Senate confirmation.

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Kasich’s Second Amendment Problem

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Governor John Kasich’s hopes that he had overcome the anti-gun reputation he had earned for supporting the Clinton Gun Ban in 1993 may now be dashed, after he told two separate Sunday talk shows that he is considering nominating a Supreme Court justice who might abolish the Second Amendment.

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President Obama Nominates 5 for Texas Federal Courts

President Barack Obama’s naming Judge Merrick Garland as his pick to replace Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court, has been front and center in the nation’s headlines. Not so high profile was his nomination of five lawyers to serve on federal district court benches in Texas.

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Kasich Would Consider Nominating Garland for Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, DC—With remarks that may leave Republicans wondering which party’s nomination he is competing for, Ohio Governor John Kasich told CBS’s John Dickerson that if elected president, he would consider re-nominating Judge Merrick Garland, President Barack Obama’s pick for the Supreme Court.