Mitch McConnell Is Doing One Thing Right — And It May Save His Legacy

Over the years, Beltway insiders and the media have built a myth around Mitch McConnell as a master tactician and strategist who both sides agree is a formidable force in Congress. For the most part, it’s just not true. For all his decades in the Senate and years in Senate leadership, McConnell has only one major legislative achievement: tax reform. The rest of the battles (Obamacare and Obamacare repeal, defunding Planned Parenthood, etc.) have resulted in failures where McConnell was unable to hold his caucus together or thwart the Democrats’ agenda. And he’s undeniably a card-carrying member of the swamp, notorious for

Trump Promises Another Conservative Supreme Court Justice

Many conservatives who may have been unsure about Donald Trump during the campaign ultimately voted for him because of his promise to nominate a strong pro-life Supreme Court justice to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia. The data bear this out: 21 percent of voters said that Supreme Court picks were “the most important factor” in their decision about whom to support for president in 2016. Among those voters, 57 percent voted for Donald Trump. And President Trump delivered for these voters by nominating Justice Neil Gorsuch, who was confirmed last month after Senate Republicans overrode the Democrats’ filibuster. This

No Playground for Christian School? Even Liberal Justices Baffled by Court Case

Trinity Lutheran was supposed to be the first big test for newly seated Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch: a religious liberty case which revolves on whether the government may deny grants to otherwise qualifying preschools on the grounds they are Christian preschools. Trinity Lutheran applied to participate in a program giving nonprofit playgrounds recycled tires — good for the environment and even better for the toddlers’ knees. Out of 44 applicants, the government ranked their application 5th in quality. But the grant was denied solely on the grounds they are a church-run school, and the Missouri constitution bans any kind

Thank God for Justice Neil Gorsuch

As is being widely reported, Neil Gorsuch was confirmed today to the Supreme Court by a 54-45 vote. There are a lot of people to thank for the fact that such a distinguished conservative legal scholar and judge is to take Justice Scalia’s seat at the Court, most importantly Jim DeMint and the Heritage Foundation as well as Leonard Leo and the Federalist Society, both of whom President Trump has publicly acknowledged helped guide his short list of nominees. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell should also be thanked for recognizing that the Democrats had already changed the rules of the game

Liberals Bet It All on the Court — And They’re About to Lose

Live by the court, die by the court. For decades now, the Left has been using the courts to force their unpopular, unconstitutional ideas on the American people, who would not accept them through the democratic process. Some of the most egregious examples include Roe v. Wade (abortion), Obergefell v. Hodges (same-sex marriage), and NFIB v. Sebelius (Obamacare). It’s awfully convenient — the Left doesn’t have to worry about any of that democracy stuff. (The 31 states that voted against redefining marriage prior to Obergefell, for example, just weren’t cutting it.) But when so many of your core issues rest

LIVE COVERAGE: Senate Dems Continue Filibuster, GOP Readies Nuclear Option

This is a live blog. Stay tuned for more updates as the day progresses. 11:30 A.M. At approximately 11:00 A.M. today, the U.S. Senate took a vote to limit debate to just 30 more hours on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. This motion would set the stage for a confirmation vote tomorrow. The motion, called a “cloture vote,” needed 60 votes to pass. WATCH LIVE BELOW: It did not pass — it failed 55-45. In a stunning display of obstructionism, Democrats voted to continue their filibuster, a historic event that will now force Senate Majority

2 Reasons You Should Blame Liberals for Our “Nuclear” Mess

I listened to Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) explain why he was going to vote against cloture and thus force the Senate to change its rule permitting 41 senators to stop a Supreme Court nomination: I am not ready to end debate on this issue, so I will be voting against cloture unless we are able as a body to finally sit down and find a way to avoid the nuclear option and ensure the process to fill the next vacancy on the court is not a narrowly partisan process, but rather an opportunity of both parties to weigh in and

Supreme Court SHOWDOWN: GOP Promises Vote, Dems Promise Filibuster

Appearing on “Fox News Sunday,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) stated, in no uncertain terms, that the Senate plans to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court this week, whether the Democrats filibuster or not. WALLACE: “You have promised that the Senate will confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court by Friday. Two questions, 1.) do you stand by that schedule, a Friday vote, and 2.) do you have the eight votes of Democrats so that you can beat a filibuster?” MCCONNELL: “Well, look, Judge Gorsuch deserves to be confirmed, you know, unanimously well-qualified by the

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