The Washington Post reports on the deal Byron York broke yesterday here between the White House and Senate Democrats over judicial nominations. President Bush agreed not to make any more recess appointments to the federal bench between now and the end of his term in return for Senate Democrats’ agreement to allow approximately 25 largely non-controversial judicial nominations to go through. Of note, none of the high profile appellate nominees (Owen, Brown, Hynes, Myers, Kuhl, etc.) are included on the list of nominees to be approved, so the deal doesn’t end the judicial filibusters. Some Senate Republicans are trying to spin this as a victory — after all, more judges will get confirmed — but on the principle of whether judges can or should be filibustered over ideology, it seems like a defeat.
The policy was first instated by President Reagan to ensure that taxpayers would not be required to indirectly fund abortions in other countries.
Beware: Those arguing the Dems are making a miscalculation have got it all wrong.
Pro-life lawmakers pledge to resist spending bills that don’t include the Hyde amendment.
Never mind how he voted.
Democratic impeachment managers have a duty to explain how Officer Sicknick died.
A radical new rule would politicize the classroom and very likely trample the free-speech and religious-liberty rights of teachers.
Biden's order will initiate a 100-day review of supply chains for pharmaceuticals, semiconductor chips, minerals and rare earths, and high-capacity batteries.
Though the organization claims otherwise, it is the nation’s largest abortion provider.
His posthumous critics exhibit all the flaws that he avoided.
Earlier in the hearing on Wednesday, Becerra claimed that he "never sued any nuns" during his tenure as attorney general.
Becerra faces extensive opposition from Republicans over his pro-abortion record.
President Biden's nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services did not identify any restrictions during a Senate confirmation hearing.