Over bitter protests from the pharmaceutical industry, California this month enacted a law that requires drug makers to explain and justify prices for some medicines. Predictably, those who backed the effort are hailing the move as a significant victory, because they hope this will become the first step toward reining in drug prices.
Donald Trump, Jr. posted a clip to Instagram showing a small group at Trump National Golf Club Bedminister gathered to celebrate his father's 75th birthday.
The video showed Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) and Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) — although they were the only two members of Congress tagged in the video.
Former football player Herschel Walker was also seen, along with Trump's youngest son.
The video is in sharp contrast to the large crowds Trump enjoyed as president.
On Monday, POLITICO reported that the new threat by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to deny President Joe Biden any Supreme Court nominations if he regains control of the Senate in 2022 could backfire in a big way — by supercharging Democratic efforts to seat as many judges as possible before the midterms can take place.
"McConnell ... might be doing his opponents a favor," wrote Elana Schor. "That's because Democrats have spent springtime searching for a breakthrough on a long list of White House priorities, from infrastructure to policing to voting rights, with little success so far. The one front that Democratic senators seem to feel genuinely good about ... is their progress on judicial confirmations."
According to the report, "Democrats inherited fewer vacancies on the federal bench (82) than former President Donald Trump and McConnell did (112). But they're making decent headway so far, with 19 nominees tapped by President Joe Biden this year and several already confirmed, including the first Muslim in the federal judiciary, Zahid Quraishi of New Jersey." Sen Chuck Grassley (R-IA), who controlled the Judiciary Committee during the first part of the Trump administration, told POLITICO Democrats could "easily" match Trump's confirmation rate.
The big question, the report noted, is whether Biden will have a Supreme Court vacancy to fill before the midterms.
"If [Justice Stephen] Breyer can be coaxed to make the decision that the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg didn't back in 2014, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson — confirmed tonight to Attorney General Merrick Garland's seat on the D.C. Court of Appeals — is waiting in the wings as a natural successor," said the report. "She'd be the first Black woman tapped for the nation's highest court, fulfilling a Biden campaign promise, if she's chosen."
Pickup trucks blared their horns in downtown Bozeman, MT on Monday as they rallied for the former president on his 75th birthday.
Trump lost the county by 7% points in December, but as has been happening across the country, some of the former reality TV show stars fans refuse to accept the fact he decisively lost the 2020 election.
They have been emboldened by Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-MT), who voted with the insurrectionists to overturn the election results following the January 6th insurrection.
One Trump supporter flew the flag of the racist traitors of the Confederacy.C
Confederate flag in Bozeman, MT.Bob Brigham.
Another participant flew the flag of the Three Percenters militia group:
Three percenters militia group.Bob Brigham
And another flew the flag of the QAnon conspiracy theory:
QAnon cultist in Bozeman, MT.Bob Brigham.
QAnon pickups in Bozeman, MT.Bob Brigham
Many pushed the lie that "Trump won" the 2020 election:
Towed vehicle with a false "Trump won" message.Bob Brigham
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