U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday said President Donald Trump’s eventual nomination to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy will be debated by the full Senate this fall.
“We’ll be addressing the nominee on the floor of the Senate this fall,” McConnell told reporters. Asked whether it would be proper for the Senate to decide on a justice before November’s congressional elections, McConnell responded, “There’s no presidential election this year.”
Reporting by Richard Cowan; Editing by Paul Simao
Warren narrowly beats Sanders to take over second place for first time in new poll of 17,000 Democratic voters
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has narrowly taken second place in a new, just-released Politico/Morning Consult nation-wide poll of more than 17,000 registered voters. Warren beat Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) for the first time in this specific poll. Former Vice President Joe Biden maintains his first place position.
Republicans keep dragging trolls, wackos and conspiracy theorists before hearings — are the Democrats finally fed up?
Republicans in Congress returned to Capitol Hill following their August recess last week and immediately set out to make a mockery of their constitutional obligation — inviting discredited witnesses to provide expert testimony in a manner that only served to derail, dismiss and diminish otherwise serious subject manners.
Former Turning Point USA communications director Candace Owens was again invited by Republicans to appear before a House Joint Oversight Subcommittee on combating white supremacy. Owens, who previously argued that the 2018 mail bombings targeting Democrats actually resulted from a conspiracy plot orchestrated by liberals, claims the NRA was founded as a civil rights organization (it was actually started by Civil War veterans to improve soldiers' marksmanship), and has said, "Black Americans are doing worse off economically today than we were doing in the 1950s under Jim Crow,” to downplay the threat of white supremacy.
Now Betsy DeVos is telling colleges what to teach
I’m delighted to learn that everything must be fine with America’s public schools, with student loans and debts, with the growth of community colleges, with affirmative action in our school communities, with a healthy diversity, school assaults and shootings, fair pay, teacher satisfaction and childcare issues.
I know this because otherwise, I would have no explanation for why Education Secretary Betsy DeVos would have time to interfere with the content of college abroad classes.
Last week, the Education Department ordered Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to remake their Middle East studies program run jointly by the two schools because it isn’t offering a positive-enough image of Judaism and Christianity in that part of the world.