Senate Republicans voted to pull the trigger on the nuclear option to break the first ever filibuster of a Supreme Court nominee.
The Senate voted 52-48 to change Senate rules to require only a simple majority to end debate on Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination, rather than a 60-vote threshold. That vote broke along party lines with no Democrats joining the GOP majority.
A college professor who accused Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch of academic malfeasance is a Green Party member who has written extensively about the connection between plagiarism and rape.
President Donald Trump asked hard hat unions that opposed him in the general election to boost support for his $1 trillion infrastructure plan, which he dubbed “the great rebuilding of our country” on Tuesday.
Appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch cleared committee on a party line vote and is poised to become the first Supreme Court nominee in history to face a filibuster when he reaches the Senate floor Friday.
The American Federation of Teachers appears unable to win a majority vote of graduate students at its presidents alma mater, although the final vote is still too close to call and may be appealed.
One of the leading liberal groups behind the campaign against Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch refused to disclose its donors.
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is re-examining licensing regulations in the wake of a state board’s crackdown on a cosmetology student for giving free haircuts to homeless people.
Labor secretary nominee Alexander Acosta moved one step closer to confirmation after clearing the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions on Thursday.
The Democratic attorneys general who investigated and charged the two videographers behind the 2015 tapes revealing Planned Parenthood’s efforts to sell fetal tissue have received tens of thousands of dollars from abortion supporters.
Newly-elected DNC Chairman Tom Perez downplayed the notion that Democrats are becoming the “Party of No” by saying he’d be willing to work with Trump on socialized medicine.