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Senate Invokes ‘Nuclear Option’ As Gorsuch Nomination Heads To Final Vote

Doug Mataconis · 14 Comments
Nuclear Explosion

As expected, Senate Republicans invoked the so-called ‘nuclear option’ to move the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch forward to a final vote on Friday.

Donald Trump Inauguration

Donald Trump And The Inevitable Foreign Policy Crisis

Doug Mataconis · 71 Comments

Donald Trump is historically unpopular for a new President. What does that mean when his first foreign policy crisis comes, as it inevitably will?

Gavel And Scales Of Justice

Seventh Circuit Rules Discrimination Based On Sexual Orientation Barred By 1964 Law

Doug Mataconis · 47 Comments

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 bars discrimination based on sexual orientation, but its reasoning is questionable at best.

Quick Takes

Trump East Room  Press Conference

Trump Hits Another Job Approval Low As Presidency Marks 75th Day In Office

Doug Mataconis · 66 Comments

Two new polls show Donald Trump hitting new lows in the polls as we get closer to his 100th day in office.

Neil Gorsuch

Senate Committee Advances Gorsuch Nomination As ‘Nuclear Option’ Becomes Inevitable

Doug Mataconis · 95 Comments

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted to advance the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch even as it became inevitable that Republicans would be forced to invoke the ‘nuclear option’ to confirm him to the Supreme Court.

St Petersburg Subway Bombing

Explosions At St. Petersburg Subway Stations Kill At Least Ten

Doug Mataconis · 11 Comments

An apparent terrorist attack in Russia’s second largest city.

Scalia Seat SCOTUS

The Politics of Gorsuch

Steven L. Taylor

The ordinary and the extraordinary with the latest SCOTUS nomination.

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OTB Caption Contest

Rodney Dill

Time For The Monday OTB Caption ContestTM

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trytheveal

OTB Caption Contest Winners

Rodney Dill

The Bull Pulpit Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

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Dylann Roof In Custody

Dylann Roof Pleads Guilty To State-Level Murder Charges In Charleston Church Shootings

Doug Mataconis

With the exception of the mandatory Federal death penalty appeals, the legal process is basically over in the Charleston Church shootings.

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US Army Lt General Flynn testifies before House Intelligence Committee in Washington

Trump’s Former National Security Adviser Seeks Immunity Deal

Doug Mataconis

Lt. General Michael Flynn wants immunity before he agrees to testify before Congress. This could be significant, or it could mean nothing at all.

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Trump And GOP Elephant

Trump Declares War On House Freedom Caucus

Doug Mataconis

Donald Trump has basically declared war on the people who blocked the AHCA from passing last week.

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Donald Trump Shrug

So Far, There’s No Sign Of A ‘Trump Bump’ In The Economy

Doug Mataconis

So far, there’s no sign that Donald Trump is having much of an impact on the economy.

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Interior Secretary: Let’s Build Trump’s Wall In Mexico

Doug Mataconis

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke suggests building Trump’s Wall on Mexican territory.

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congress-healthcare

Republicans Claim That Obamacare Repeal Is Still On The Table, Don’t Believe Them

Doug Mataconis

Republicans are saying that repealing the PPACA isn’t off the table, but practically speaking it probably is.

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Oakland Raiders Set To Move To Las Vegas

Doug Mataconis

The Oakland Los Angeles Oakland Raiders are headed to Vegas, baby!

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Neil Gorsuch

Senate Headed For ‘Nuclear Option’ Showdown Over Gorsuch Nomination

Doug Mataconis

Next week’s big news is likely to be the Senate’s vote to confirm Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, which could mean invocation of the so-called ‘nuclear option’ by Senate Republicans.

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NATO Montenegro Flags

Montenegro To Become Member Of NATO For No Good Reason

Doug Mataconis

The tiny Balkan nation of Montenegro is set to become the latest member of the NATO alliance despite the fact that there is seemingly no good reason for it.

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Canada On Track For Marijuana Legalization By Mid-2018

Doug Mataconis

Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party is set to follow through on a campaign promise.

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Donald Trump Paul Ryan

The Republicans’ Governance Problem

Steven L. Taylor

Speaker Ryan’s statement about the GOP being “a 10-year opposition party” is problematic.

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Trump And GOP Elephant

Republicans Just Can’t Quit Donald Trump

Doug Mataconis

Republicans are going to find it difficult to distance themselves from Donald Trump.

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White House Aerial View

Disturbing Patterns Emerging From The Trump White House

Doug Mataconis

After just sixty-six days, there are some disturbing patterns emerging from the Trump Administration.

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Kushner’s Newest Mission

Steven L. Taylor

He is supposed to help make the government run more like a business.

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trytheveal

OTB Caption Contest

Rodney Dill

Time For The Monday OTB Caption ContestTM

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savagesatthegate

OTB Caption Contest Winners

Rodney Dill

The He Did It Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

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Capitol Daytime

A Remarkable Legislative Debacle

Steven L. Taylor

This was one for the history books.

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Donald Trump

Trump Fails The Leadership Test

Doug Mataconis

The failure of the AHCA shows that Donald Trump doesn’t know the slightest thing about leadership or how to be President.

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