The Hill: Hirono electrifies left as Trump antagonist

In a chamber packed with loud personalities, Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) is not the obvious pick to be a pillar of resistance to the Trump administration. She’s not running for president. She’s petite, generally unassuming and for years had a reputation among reporters for refusing to talk in the Capitol. She is, in the words of […]

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The Hill: Senate confirms Trump’s 100th judicial nominee

Senate Republicans this week confirmed President Trump‘s 100th judicial nominee. The milestone marks the latest victory for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who views the courts as the party’s best shot at having a long-term impact on the direction of the country and who has made confirming Trump’s picks a top priority. …Demand Justice, a progressive outside […]

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BuzzFeed: Progressive Groups Ask Congress To Investigate Brett Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON — More than two dozen progressive groups are sending a letter to Congress on Thursday urging an investigation into Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation process and the numerous controversies around it, according to a copy obtained by BuzzFeed News. The national furor over Kavanaugh’s nomination to replace former justice Anthony Kennedy on the US Supreme Court, after […]

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New York Times: Frustrated Democrats Intensify Demand for Big Institutional Changes

  It’s an emerging rallying cry on the left: Expand the Supreme Court and eliminate the Senate filibuster. Still seething over Republican obstruction during the Obama administration that peaked in 2016 with the blockade against the Supreme Court nominee Merrick B. Garland, liberal groups are encouraging Democrats running for president and the Senate to commit to […]

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