The Biden Effect: Attorney General Merrick Garland Tanks in Latest Approval Data.

Newly released Rasmussen polling data shows Joe Biden’s Attorney General Merrick Garland facing collapsing favorability numbers amongst Likely U.S. Voters, following Biden’s own steep popularity decline. Garland – once tipped as a Supreme Court Justice – saw his favorability among Likely U.S. Voters drop even compared to unpopular predecessors such as Donald Trump’s first Attorney General (AG), Jeff Sessions. Conducted between October 21st and 24th, the polling participants came from a broad yet equal range of voter demographics. Rasmussen pollsters focused on two questions: voters’ impression of AG Garland, and whether he is doing a better or worse job than

Jeff Sessions is Still Best For Alabama

President Donald Trump officially endorsed Tommy Tuberville, spurning his former Attorney General Jeff Sessions in the Alabama Senate race.  https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1237557409943416834 Sessions fell out of favor with the President and was fired from the post of Attorney General in 2018 after he recused himself from the Justice Department’s Russia investigation. “This is what happens to someone who loyally gets appointed Attorney General of the United States & then doesn’t have the wisdom or courage to stare down & end the phony Russia Witch Hunt. Recuses himself on FIRST DAY in office, and the Mueller Scam begins!” Trump tweeted after Sessions fell

Why Is the Trump Administration Trying to Block This Mega-Merger?

Since taking office, President Trump’s greatest economic achievement has undoubtedly been the aggressive regulatory rollback his administration has unleashed. With respect to government red tape, the Trump administration has sent a clear signal from day one — the “War on Business” initiated by President Obama’s executive branch was over. But last week, we received our first signal that the deregulation train could be losing steam, when Trump’s Department of Justice announced it would be suing to block AT&T and Time Warner from merging. As The Wall Street Journal reported: The lawsuit misconstrues markets and undermines the rule of law—whether or

All Republican Eyes on Alabama for Heated GOP Senate Race

The coming Senate primary contest in Alabama between incumbent Sen. Luther Strange, Rep. Mo Brooks, and former Judge Roy Moore next Tuesday has caught the attention of the President and his fellow Republicans in Congress. After Jeff Sessions was tapped by President Trump to become the nation’s next Attorney General, Senator Luther Strange was appointed to the seat by Alabama Governor Robert Bentley. Soon after, however, Gov. Bentley resigned over allegations that he used state resources to cover up an affair. His replacement, Lieutenant Governor Kay Ivey, called for a special election to take place on December 12th. Quickly approaching is

Why Is the Trump Administration Still Going After Nuns?

When he was a presidential candidate, Donald Trump promised to protect the First Amendment and end the Obama Administration’s war against religious liberty. He specifically assured Catholics in a letter in October of last year that he would stop the federal government from suing the Little Sisters of the Poor over the Obamacare HHS mandate, promising that lawsuits like that were “a hostility to religious liberty you will never see in a Trump Administration.” If he still intends to honor that promise, he has some work to do. As Tim Carney at the Washington Examiner reports, the federal government is

Corruption, Common Core Highlight Wild Race to Replace Jeff Sessions

The new Republican governor of Alabama, Kay Ivey, just set the date for the special election to fill Jeff Sessions’ old Senate seat: August 15. Let the games begin. It’s pure Southern gothic. First, there is the man currently holding that seat, appointed by disgraced former Gov. Robert Bentley as one of his final acts before leaving office. If Superman’s archenemy and Batman’s archenemy met and produced a love child, they might have called him “Luther Strange.” Strange was elected as attorney general pledging to clean up Alabama’s government corruption. However, last November, Strange went to the GOP-controlled House Judiciary Committee and

Supreme Court Vacates Virginia Transgender Ruling

In a victory for common sense, the Supreme Court vacated the Fourth Circuit ruling upholding Obama’s transgender mandates on public schools. It did so because Obama’s guidance letter holding that Title IX’s sex discrimination ban requires schools to give transgender teens equal access to the bathroom, shower, sports team and away-game hotel room of their gender choice was withdrawn by Attorney General Jeff Sessions in his first 24 hours in office. The Fourth Circuit had relied on this guidance in its G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board ruling that a transgender teen had the right to access gendered facilities of his or

Trump Admininistration Withdraws Obama Transgender Guidelines

On Wednesday, the Departments of Education and Justice jointly issued a “Dear Colleague” letter, withdrawing Obama era guidelines dictating that U.S. schools allow transgender students access to facilities – such as bathrooms and locker rooms — matching the students’ “gender identity” rather than their biological sex. With the publishing of this letter, the question of how to handle access to bathrooms and locker rooms while balancing privacy concerns for all students is now up to individual states and school districts. The letter included a promise from the Department of Education to hear discrimination claims and “ensure that all students, including