US Senate clashes over Trump Supreme Court pick
The expected failure of the test vote sets the stage for Republican leaders to employ the "nuclear option", which would change Senate rules in order to advance the nomination - and all subsequent Supreme Court nominees - by simple majority vote. Republicans refused to hold hearings or a vote on Merrick Garland. The Oregon Democratic senator is hoping to rally support for a filibuster of Gorsuch.
However, in an interview with Meet the Press, McConnell indicated the legislative filibuster is safe, even if he triggers a change of rules regarding Supreme Court nominees.
Democrats are preparing to filibuster a well-qualified judge, marking the first time a partisan filibuster has been mounted against a high court nominee. The most famous filibusters came during the 1960s when southern Democrats attempted to block a host of civil rights legislation - often physically speaking on the Senate floor for hours at a time.
It also appears that absolutely no Republicans are even slightly open to any kind of deal to save the Supreme Court nomination filibuster, let alone to (as I would prefer) restore the filibuster for all judicial selections.
Democrats begged to differ, returning again and again to McConnell's decision last year to deny consideration to then-President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Merrick Garland, who was ignored for almost a year by Senate Republicans after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.
Pakistan call up teenage leg-spinner Shahdab Khan for Windies tests
Brathwaite also flopped in the Tri-Nations Series in Zimbabwe last November with 42 runs in three outings and just six wickets. West Indies are scheduled to play Pakistan in an ODI series followed by Tests, which coincides with the IPL.
He also said Gorsuch should not be considered until the investigation into alleged ties between Trump and Russian Federation ends.
But the vote on that motion will not come before Thursday, and it requires 60 senators to pass.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said last week he wants the Senate to vote by Friday before its two-week recess.
Jeff Merkley spoke for more than 15 hours from the Senate floor, laying out his arguments overnight against Neil Gorsuch ahead of a tense showdown over President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee at the end of the week.
For all the talk of President Donald Trump not respecting institutions, more than 90 senators this week will disrespect the United States Senate.
McIlroy says would think twice about golfing with Trump again
Yet this course is also the site of his worst nightmare - when Spieth put two in the water on No. 12 to card a quadruple bogey. The 23-year-old world number six has one win and two runner-up finishes in his three Masters appearances.
Gorsuch's confirmation would also serve as vindication for McConnell's strategy of refusing to fill Scalia's seat a year ago, instead leaving it open for the next president, even though few imagined then that that person would be Trump.
"They can choose to go nuclear or they can sit down with Democrats to preserve the grand traditions of this body", Schumer said. What do you think will happen when eventually Democrats are in majority in the Senate? GOP likely to change Senate rules to confirm him.
Walker tweeted on Tuesday that Baldwin "broke her word to Wisconsinites to give Judge Gorsuch a fair shot".
He also highlighted Republicans' desire to confirm Gorsuch and their opposition previous year to President Barack Obama's pick, Merrick Garland, saying the SCOTUS seat vacated by the death of Antonin Scalia had been "stolen" by the GOP.
IISc Bengaluru tops NIRF rankings
This year, two more categories were added, Overall and General Studies. "We want to make a policy announcement today". The Framework was approved by the MHRD and launched by Minister of Human Resource Development on 29 September 2015.
Cassini spacecraft to begin 'grand finale' plunging into Saturn
Cassini also observed storms, lightning and clouds around Saturn for the first time. And if the mission is successful, there's a great deal we could learn.
Monk says India never used him against China
India offered him a base in the hill town of Dharamsala, where he was allowed to set up a government-in-exile. China also lodged a protest with India's Ambassador in Beijing Vijay Gokhale.
Georgetown hires Patrick Ewing as men's basketball coach
JT3 was paid about $3.6 million a year, and that was after he had success as Princeton University's head coach for four seasons. Miami Heat owner Micky Arison, whose team had many memorable battles with Ewing's Knicks, saw fit to chime in.
Pentagon responds to criticism over civilian deaths in Mosul blast
Widespread displacement is one, with Iraqi authorities saying that more than 200,000 people have fled west Mosul since February. Joseph Scrocca, the US spokesman in Baghdad for the American-led coalition fighting ISIS, said Thursday.
Lawmakers weigh White House offer to revive health care bill
I just want to say, I agree with that 100 percent, except pre-existing conditions, I would absolutely get rid of Obamacare. House lawmakers who derailed the White House on legislation to repeal and replace the Obama-era health care law.
Xbox One Creators Update brings new Guide, Beam, a lot more
Accompanying the broadcasting features is a new preinstalled Beam viewing app, letting you watch others play from your console. Even the guide, which appears on the left side, undergoes a series of changes created to simplify the user's navigation.
Extra portion of SpaceX rocket recovered from launch, Musk says
Historically, rockets have been a single-use object - imagine the cost of commuting to work if you had to buy a new auto each day. As reported by Spaceflight Insider , Musk intends to do this using what he calls the Interplanetary Transport System .
'Game of Thrones' trailer offers chilling look at season 7
Truly, it is a long and risky walk for all the characters who want to sit down on the Iron Throne and claim it as their own. For almost a year now, we've been waiting to see what will become of our favs since all of Westeros is in shambles.
Season seven promo released
Are you excited for season 7? A newly released trailer for the HBO original shows the Mother of Dragons taking to her throne . There are no dialogues featured in the video , but with one breath; Cersei announces the beginning of the long awaited winter.
With Vice President Pence breaking tie, Senate moves against Planned Parenthood
As long as federal money is flowing to Planned Parenthood in any way, Congress is funding abortion. He's using this as a deterrent to Title X caregivers to stop providing abortion services.
Apr 03 2017