The Leader Board


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


Scott Pruitt ‘More Than Qualified To Lead EPA’

Pruitt 'Will Strike The Right Balance Between Protecting Our Land, Air And Water While Respecting The Rights Of Property Owners And Entrepreneurs' "The Oklahoma attorney general is likely to be confirmed, only needing 50 votes in the upper chamber, and has already earned the support of Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.)." ("Five Things To Watch In Round 2 Of Trump Confirmation Fights," The Hill, 1/17/17) "Dem Manchin lauds Trump's EPA pick: Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) lauded President-elect Donald Tr… Continue Reading


Betsy DeVos ‘Puts Children At The Forefront’

'DeVos Has A Real Compassion For Children And A Proven Record Of Championing Reforms To Improve Literacy And Learning In Our Nation' 20 GOVERNORS: 'Betsy DeVos Will Fight To Streamline The Federal Education Bureaucracy, Return Authority Back To States And Local School Boards' 20 Governors: "As governors, we know the conditions placed on local schools by the federal government. While state and local governments bear the chief responsibility for funding our K-12 systems, we take issue with man… Continue Reading


Obamacare Chaos Hurting American Families

'The Law Hasn't Just Failed To Live Up To Its Promises, It Is Actively Collapsing, And The Status Quo Is Unsustainable' '[T]he Vast Majority Of Our Citizens Know The Truth: Obamacare Just Doesn't Work.' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[T]he pain Americans are experiencing is deeply personal, the betrayal middle-class families are feeling is clearly palpable, and - unless we do something soon - Americans will continue to lose their health plans. They'll continue to get stuck … Continue Reading


Betsy DeVos: A Leader In The Fight ‘To Expand Education Opportunities For Children’

'A Reformer' With 'A Long Commitment To Improving Education Who Is Unafraid To Challenge The Status Quo' SENATE HELP COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN LAMAR ALEXANDER (R-TN): "Betsy DeVos is an excellent choice. The Senate's education committee will move swiftly in January to consider her nomination. Betsy has worked for years to improve educational opportunities for all children. As secretary, she will be able to implement the new law fixing No Child Left Behind just as Congress wrote it, reversing the trend… Continue Reading


Sessions’ Strong Record On Civil Rights

'Prosecuted The KKK,' 'Focused On Solving The Fires' At Black Churches, Won 'Hard-Fought Victory For Civil Rights' On Drug Sentencing Which 'Unfairly Impact[s] Minority Communities' REP. MARTHA ROBY (R-AL): "I'm sharing these photos that my staff member took in Selma during the 50th Anniversary of 'Bloody Sunday,' showing Senator Sessions joining arms with civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis and other leaders to cross the Edmund-Pettus Bridge. That was an important day for Alabama, and Senator S… Continue Reading


Democrats: Gen. Kelly ‘A Man Of Steady Leadership’

'I'm A Huge Fan,' He 'Has Served Our Country With Distinction' Gen. John Kelly "…a seasoned commander with personal experience of the costs of war in charge of protecting the nation's borders. Blunt-spoken and popular with military personnel, General Kelly, 66, rose to run the United States Southern Command, which… exposed him to immigration, drug trafficking and other cross-border problems over a sprawling area that encompasses 32 countries in the Caribbean, Central America and S… Continue Reading


Dems On Sessions: ‘A Man Of His Word’

'He Is Always A Gentleman,' 'Wonderful To Work With,' 'We've Relied On Him,' 'A Great U.S. Attorney,' 'Treated [Me] With Great Dignity' FORMER-SEN. JOE LIEBERMAN (D-CT), Democratic Nominee For Vice-President: "I always found Jeff to be an honorable and trustworthy person, a smart and good lawyer, and a thoughtful and open-minded listener… I believe that he will be a principled, fair, and capable Attorney General. If I were in the Senate today, I would vote 'aye' on his nomination." (For… Continue Reading


Rex Tillerson: An ‘Excellent Choice’ For Secretary Of State

Former Cabinet Officials Praise Tillerson As 'A Person Of Great Integrity Whose Only Goal In Office Would Be To Protect And Advance The Interests Of The United States' Former Secretaries Of State: Tillerson Has 'Remarkable And Broad International Experience' And 'Demonstrated … Management And Negotiating Skills' FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE JAMES A. BAKER III: "Rex Tillerson, who is a friend of mine, is an excellent choice to head the State Department and has an opportunity to be a very … Continue Reading


Sen. Sessions’ Long Distinguished Record Is Clear

'Senators Know Sessions' … Personally As One Of Their Own' "Senators know Sessions' voting record and positions very well, said Durbin, the Senate's No. 2 Democratic leader. They also know him personally as one of their own, which Durbin acknowledged could make the difference…" (Bloomberg, 1/9/17) "[Office of Government Ethics] has released the ethics agreements and financial disclosures for … Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, the attorney general nominee…" ("Senators Gea… Continue Reading

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