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Trump gearing up to replace Ginsburg with ‘brutal confirmation fight’ should her health fail

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With the Trump White House doing it all it can to keep the president afloat while buffeted by multiple investigations that could lead to impeachment, aides to the president are also creating battle plans to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg should she have to step down for health reasons.

According to a report at Politico, an official at the conservative Heritage Foundation — which is expected to highly influence Trump’s next pick — said replacing the liberal Ginsburg is going to lead to a brutal fight.

“It would be a brutal confirmation,” explained John Malcolm of the Heritage Foundation. “The first two were not easy at all, but this would be much harder in this respect: When Neil Gorsuch was the nominee, you were replacing a conservative with a conservative. With Kavanaugh, you were replacing the perennial swing voter, who more times than not sided with the so-called conservative wing so that slightly solidified the conservative wing.”

Due to the 85-year-old Ginsburg’s recent health issues — including broken ribs and another cancer scare — senior aides within the White House are licking their chops at replacing the liberal icon and changing the direction of the nation’s highest court for generations.

“The White House is urging outside allies to be prepared for another bruising confirmation battle should Ginsberg’s health take a sudden turn for the worse, according to four sources with knowledge of the overtures,” Politico reports.

Along with outside conservative groups girding for war, the White House is reportedly working with new Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on a short list of nominees who could survive the confirmation problems — particularly in light of the tumultuous Brett Kavanaugh hearing fights.

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According to Hertiage’s Malcolm, a Trump replacement of Ginsburg would be huge for conservatives.

“If you are replacing Justice Ginsburg with a Trump appointee, that would be akin to replacing Thurgood Marshall with Clarence Thomas,” Malcolm stated. “It would mark a large shift in the direction of the court.”

 

 

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Trump’s golf courses fired these five undocumented workers — now they have a plan to spoil his 2020 launch

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Five undocumented immigrants who worked for President Donald Trump's golf courses for years are planning to crash his big 2020 campaign kickoff rally in Florida on Tuesday.

The New York Daily News reports that the former Trump workers plan on going to his rally to highlight his "cruelty and hypocrisy" for welcoming undocumented immigrants to work at his clubs until they became a political inconvenience.

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Congressmen ask special counsel to bring the hammer down on Jared Kushner for Hatch Act violations

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Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) and Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) have asked the Office of Special Counsel to open an investigation into Jared Kushner for alleged violations of the Hatch Act.

According to the congressmen, Kushner violated the law by "engaging in prohibited campaign fundraising activities."

Reports have suggested that Kushner has used his official role in the White House to aid President Donald Trump's reelection effort.

Last week the Office of Special Counsel took the unprecedented step of recommending Kellyanne Conway's removal from service for violations of the Hatch Act.

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‘Black students don’t tip’: Texas restaurant says forcing African-American kids to pay gratuity is not racist

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A restaurant in Cypress, Texas has come under fire after an employee allegedly said that black students "don't tip."

Brittany Blakney told KPRC that she and her friends went to Locatelli’s restaurant to celebrate graduating from Prairie View A&M University.

Blakney said that she was surprised to find out that the server had already added a 15% gratuity to her check.

“He said, 'Black students from Prairie View don’t tip,'” she recalled.

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