“The Senate’s Confirmation Shutdown”


THE NEW YORK TIMES

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“Reid-Grassley feud gets even uglier”


POLITICO

The two can barely exchange a civil word, as the protracted partisan spat over whether to confirm Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court has dragged on.

The two can barely exchange a civil word, as the protracted partisan spat over whether to confirm Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court has dragged on.

“Open carry at the Republican National Convention?”


MSNBC

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“Democrats Pounce As Harry Reid Calls Mitch McConnell A Fool Who Will Lose The Senate”


POLITICUS USA

Senate Democratic Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) deepened the fractures in the Republican Senate caucus by warning Republicans that Senate Majority Leader McConnell's strategy of obstructing Obama's Supreme Court nominee was foolish and would lead them to defeat.

Senate Democratic Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) deepened the fractures in the Republican Senate caucus by warning Republicans that Senate Majority Leader McConnell’s strategy of obstructing Obama’s Supreme Court nominee was foolish and would lead them to defeat.

IS MITCH McCONNELL IGNORING THE CONSTITUTION AND JUST MAKING HIS OWN RULES?


TIT 4 TAT

 

  • WHAT IS THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONNECTION BETWEEN VOTING AND FILLING SUPREME COURT VACANCIES?
  • WHERE CAN WE FIND THE “BIDEN RULE” IN THE CONSTITUTION?
  • WHERE IN THE CONSTITUTION DOES IT LIMIT THE POWER OF THE PRESIDENT IN THE LAST YEAR OF HIS SECOND TERM?

“Obama Hating Conservatives Demand That GOP Lose The Senate To Block SCOTUS Nominee”


POLITICUS USA

Conservatives are demanding that Mitch McConnell virtually hand control of the Senate to Democrats by doing everything possible to block President Obama's Supreme Court nominee. Conservatives want to sacrifice the Senate to block Obama.

Conservatives are demanding that Mitch McConnell virtually hand control of the Senate to Democrats by doing everything possible to block President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee. Conservatives want to sacrifice the Senate to block Obama.

CARTOON


February 17, 2016

February 17, 2016

CARTOON


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FROM ELIZABETH WARREN . . .


UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 26: Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., listens during the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

UNITED STATES – FEBRUARY 26: Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., listens during the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

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Only a few hours after Justice Antonin Scalia suddenly died this past weekend, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declared that the vacancy on the Supreme Court shouldn’t be filled until the next President is sworn in next January.

Senator McConnell said the American people should have a voice in the selection of the next Supreme Court justice. He’s right – and, in fact, they did – when President Barack Obama won the 2012 election by five million votes.

Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution says the President of the United States nominates justices to the Supreme Court, with the advice and consent of the Senate. I can’t find a clause that says “…except when there’s a year left in the term of a Democratic President.”

Join me in telling Mitch McConnell: The Republican Senate must do its job and commit to giving President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee timely consideration and an up-or-down vote. Sign the petition right now.

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REPUBLICANS, LED BY MITCH McCONNELL CONTINUE TO OBSTRUCT 1st BLACK PRESIDENT’S PLACE IN AMERICAN HISTORY