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Scott Pruitt: ‘An Ideal Nominee For EPA Administrator’

'Attorney General Pruitt Has Proven Over The Course Of His Career That He Has The Right Character, Experience, And Knowledge To Serve As The Administrator Of The EPA' JOHN BARRASSO (R-WY), SENATE ENVIRONMENT & PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN: "Through six hours of questioning before our committee ... Scott Pruitt showed that he understands the need to return the Environmental Protection Agency back to its proper course. He showed that he is committed to working as a partner with Americans a… Continue Reading


Andy Puzder: A ‘Labor Secretary Who Actually Knows What It Is Like To Have Worked Behind A Counter’

Employees Praise Puzder's 'Employee-Centered' Philosophy Which Provides Opportunities And 'Flexibility,' 'It's An Awesome Place To Work' Puzder Is Credited With Turning Around Carl's Jr. And Hardee's, Allowing The Company To Now Employ Over 75,000 American Employees "Andy Puzder was raised in a working class community in Cleveland, Ohio. Andy's father took a job selling cars after returning from WWII where he served in the U.S. Army in Europe. Andy's mother was one of 9 children and earned h… Continue Reading


The ‘Grand Tradition’ Of The Ginsburg Standard

No Hints, No Forecasts, No Previews… And No Special Obligations THE GINSBURG STANDARD: 'Judge ... Are Bound to Decide Concrete Cases, Not Abstract Issues' JUDGE RUTH BADER GINSBURG: "You are well aware that I came to this proceeding to be judged as a judge, not as an advocate. Because I am and hope to continue to be a judge, it would be wrong for me to say or preview in this legislative chamber how I would cast my vote on questions the Supreme Court may be called upon to decide. Were … Continue Reading


Even The Legal Left Can’t Help But Praise Judge Gorsuch

'He Will Work Tirelessly To Get Each Case Right' LIBERAL LAW PROFESSORS: 'A Brilliant Mind,' 'A Kind, Sensitive And Caring Human Being,' '[H]e Follows The Law As Best As He Can Wherever It Might Lead' YALE LAW PROFESSOR E. DONALD ELLIOTT: "I have known him personally for more than a decade, since he was an attorney in the Justice Department. He is a brilliant mind, but more important he is a kind, sensitive and caring human being. Judge Gorsuch tries very hard to get the law right... [H]e fo… Continue Reading


There They Go Again…

Washington Post Fact-Checker: Senate Democrats' Are 'Being Slippery With Their Language,' 'Misleading,' There Is No 60 Vote 'Standard' For Supreme Court Nominees 'Democrats Are Being Slippery With Their Language' "A confirmation vote for a Supreme Court nominee requires only a simple majority, or 51 votes." ("Sanders On SCOTUS Filibuster,, 2/6/17) "Democrats are being slippery with their language. Sixty votes is not 'a standard' for Supreme Court confirmations, as… Continue Reading


Cabinet Confirmations The Slowest Since George Washington

'Democrats … Are Slow-Walking The Installation Of Trump's Cabinet To A Historic Degree' SEN. MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Look, we all get it. Democrats are having a tough time coming to grips with the election results. They wish it had turned out differently. I understand their disappointment. I know their base is rioting against reality. I know the far left is demanding obstructionist tactics at any cost. I realize that Leader Schumer in particular is under immense pressure from the radic… Continue Reading


Editorial Boards Laud Judge Gorsuch As ‘A Masterful Pick’

Newspapers Across The Country Praise Judge Gorsuch As 'A Defender Of Liberty And Justice' From The Heartland, 'Resoundingly Traditional, [And] Eminently Qualified' COLORADO NEWSPAPERS: Judge Gorsuch 'Is A Brilliant Legal Mind And Talented Writer'; President 'Trump Could Not Have Made A Better Supreme Court Appointment Than Gorsuch' THE DENVER POST: "Happily add us to those excited to see Colorado native Neil Gorsuch nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court. Among those President Donald Trump co… Continue Reading


Senate Pushes Back Against Harmful Obama Administration-Era Regulations

'Congressional Review Act… Could Become More Familiar In The Coming Weeks' SEN. MITCH MCCONNELL (R-KY): "This Republican-led Congress is committed to fulfilling our promises to the American people. That work continues now as we consider legislation to push back against harmful regulations from the Obama Administration. On its way out the door, the Obama Administration forced nearly 40 major - and very costly - regulations on the American people. Fortunately, we now have the opportunity t… Continue Reading


‘Liberal Base Apoplectic … Demanding Opposition At Any Cost’

'The Fight Over Trump's Cabinet Is Notable (If Not Unique) For Political Reasons: Mainly, That It's So Damn Politicized' "Voters from the liberal base apoplectic over Trump's presidency are demanding opposition at any cost." ("Democrats In A Vise Over Trump's Supreme Court Pick," AP, 2/2/17) "Democrats' only option to oppose Trump and his conservative Cabinet is to delay the inevitable. This week, it's clear that's exactly what they've decided to do. They've asked some nominees back for more q… Continue Reading


Even Liberals Admit Judge Gorsuch ‘A Brilliant, Terrific Guy’

'One Of The Most Thoughtful And Brilliant Judges To Have Served Our Nation,' 'An Intellectual Leader' 'An Impressive Résumé And Academic Background,' 'An Incredibly Solid, Respectable' Pick SEN. MARK WARNER (D-VA): "Judge Neil Gorsuch has an impressive résumé and academic background." (Sen. Warner, Press Release, 1/31/17) NEAL KATYAL, Former Solicitor General under President Obama: "Judge Gorsuch is one of the most thoughtful and brilliant judges to have served o… Continue Reading


Judge Neil Gorsuch ‘An Excellent Judicial Craftsman’

'A Brilliant Legal Mind And Talented Writer,' 'One Of The Brightest Stars In The Federal Judicial Firmament' THE DENVER POST: "…we are encouraged by one of the names on his list to replace former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Neil Gorsuch is a federal judge in Denver with Western roots and a reputation for being a brilliant legal mind and talented writer. Those who have followed Gorsuch's career say that from his bench in the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals he has applied the … Continue Reading


Democrats, Do Your Job

Dems Continued 'Failure To Accept The Election Defeat' Leads To Boycott Of Senate Finance Committee SEN. ORRIN HATCH (R-UT): "I don't want to hear anything more from Democrats to 'do our jobs.' They're not here. We are." (Twitter, @SenOrrinHatch, 1/31/17) "The progressive Donald Trump doomsday clock is still at a minute to midnight even as the President-elect has named a string of mainstream cabinet nominees, and Senate Democrats are signaling that they plan to fight nearly all of them. They… Continue Reading


Fighting Back Against The Democrats’ War On Coal Families

'Punitive 11th-Hour [Obama] Regulation On Coal… A Classic Example Of The Job-Killing Rules That Mr. Trump Has Vowed To Overturn' 14 STATE ATTORNEYS GENERAL: "As chief legal officers or as environmental regulators for our States, we write to urge Congress to use its power under the Congressional Review Act to disapprove … 81 Fed. Reg. 93,066… which was issued by the Interior Department's Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement ('OSM'). The Rule is an unlawful a… Continue Reading


Sen. Merkley, ‘Our Citizens Expect More’

Former Filibuster Foe Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) Gives In To 'Powerful Interest Groups' "Senate Democrats are going to try to bring down President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick no matter who the president chooses to the fill the current vacancy. With Trump prepared to announce his nominee on Tuesday evening, Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) said in an interview on Monday morning that he will filibuster any pick…" ("Senate Dems Will Filibuster Trump's Supreme Court Nominee," Politico, 1/30/1… Continue Reading


Leftists’ ‘Troubled’ SCOTUS History Continues

The Same Extreme Left Wing Groups That Always Oppose Republican Supreme Court Picks Have Declared War On President Trump's Yet-Unannounced Nominee, Declaring They 'Will Be United In Opposition' TAIL WAGGING THE DOG SEN. SCHUMER (D-NY): 'It's Hard For Me To Imagine A Nominee… That We Could Support' SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): "It's hard for me to imagine a nominee [for the Supreme Court] that Donald Trump would choose that would get Republican support that we could support. So you'… Continue Reading


Dem Promise ‘Tooth-And-Nail’ SCOTUS Fight Against… Whomever

Sen. Schumer Goes From 'We Need Nine' To 'We Will Fight It Tooth-And-Nail, As Long As We Have To,' To 'Keep The Seat Open' SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): 'It's Hard For Me To Imagine A Nominee… That We Could Support' SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): "It's hard for me to imagine a nominee [for the Supreme Court] that Donald Trump would choose that would get Republican support that we could support. So you're right." RACHEL MADDOW, MSNBC: "So you will do your best to hold the seat open." SCHUMER:… Continue Reading


‘Petty Politics’

'Stalling The Confirmation Of Presidential Nominees En Masse Will Be Viewed, Rightly, As Just An Extension Of The Petty Politics That Americans Are So Strongly Rejecting' "Schumer added that if Trump doesn't send some of his other, more controversial nominees back to Senate committees for more questioning, Democrats will use the Senate floor to lob their complaints and questions about those nominees, potentially drawing out the process of confirming the Cabinet picks by several days each." ("De… Continue Reading


Steven Mnuchin ‘Helped Us’

'Oversaw 101,000 Mortgage Modification Offers' At OneWest Bank, 'We Were Very Grateful That Our Loan Got Modified' 'We Personally Witnessed Mr. Mnuchin's Actions To Protect Homeowners' While He Led OneWest Bank "Mnuchin led a consortium of investors that purchased the troubled bank IndyMac from the federal government in 2009, acquiring a $13.9 billion portfolio of some of the nation's shoddiest loans for about $1.6 billion. Tara Bradshaw, a spokeswoman for Mnuchin, said about 178,000… Continue Reading


Wilbur Ross ‘Will Do A Superb Job’ As Commerce Secretary

'Will Use His Decades Of Experience To Put American Jobs In The Best Position Possible To Flourish' COMMERCE COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN JOHN THUNE (R-SD): "Mr. Ross spent his career revitalizing struggling businesses and he understands the ability of our nation's job creators to compete when given a level playing field and commonsense relief from federal red tape. His optimism about U.S. production and manufacturing will refresh Americans who have felt left behind or told they can't compete." (Sen. Thu… Continue Reading


Dr. Tom Price ‘An Excellent Choice’ For HHS Secretary

'Healthcare Is Not An Academic Exercise For [Dr.] Price. It Is Not A Distant Policy Or Political Debate. It Is A Passion And One He Has Dedicated His Life To Improving' FORMER HHS SECRETARIES: 'Price's Unique Expertise Makes Him More Than Qualified To Serve As Secretary Of The Department Of Health And Human Services' FORMER HHS SECRETARIES TOMMY THOMPSON and MICHEAL LEAVITT: "As former HHS Secretary's, we personally know the immense responsibilities that come with leading the vast and comple… Continue Reading

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