Gorsuch Nomination Hangs By Thread–Unless GOP Goes “Nuclear”

Senate Democrats are making public their planned votes for opposing or supporting Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court. The Republicans hold 52 seats in the Senate, and they would need 60 votes to avoid a filibuster that could block the confirmation. As of Monday morning, three Democrats have said they will support Gorsuch … Continued

Attempt to Shut Down Elizabeth Warren Backfires on GOP

The Republican-controlled Senate voted 49-43 to uphold a ruling that Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) violated Senate Rule 19 in her statement opposing Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) and his nomination for Attorney General. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) had rebuked Warren, saying she ran afoul of rules which prohibits senators from impugning their colleagues. (Rule … Continued

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