Senate confirmation

New Poll: Conservatives Say Kavanaugh Will Boost GOP In Midterms

Almost 95% of those polled by FedUp PAC say the Kavanaugh nomination will boost the GOP in the midterms because “most Americans support the Constitution and want Supreme Court justices who will follow it.”  Less than 4% think the nomination will hurt Republicans this fall.

Will Brett Kavanaugh Stand For Property Rights?

There’s lots of talk about where Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh stands on the Roe v Wade abortion decision and if he would vote to rescind it. There is another very controversial Supreme Court decision made just a few years ago, supported by Anthony Kennedy, the Kelo decision, that conservates should be asking about during Judge Kavanaugh's vetting.

Kavanaugh's baseball debts: Why the nominee's opponents are striking out

Howard Kurtz, Fox News

I've seen the Kavanaugh story slip down the lineup on many MSNBC opinion shows, and that seems to me to reflect a grudging recognition that he is extremely likely to be confirmed. There will be plenty of sound and fury, but given the supportive comments of Susan Collins and Joe Manchin, the Republicans look like they'll get to 50 votes. If the opposition is down to stories about baseball debt, they're going to strike out.

The Left's dismally weak case against Brett Kavanaugh

Editors, Washington Examiner

Kavanaugh is more of a peacemaker in the mold of Justice Anthony Kennedy and Chief Justice John Roberts than he is a clone of Justices Antonin Scalia or Neil Gorsuch. But unless liberal activists and the army of opposition in the press get much better dirt on Kavanaugh, President Trump looks likely to place another conservative justice on the Supreme Court, giving it its first conservative majority in a lifetime.

Grassley: If Any GOPs Defect, Don't Expect Any Dems to Vote for Kavanaugh

Bridget Johnson, PJ Media

On Kavanaugh's chances to be confirmed by the time the new Supreme Court session begins in October, Grassley said that "with the possibility of getting five or six Democrats and all the Republicans sticking together, yes, but if all the Republicans don't stick together and the Democrats smell blood, then I don't think we'll get any Democrats." "So, I think we've got to work from the standpoint that most of the Democrats have said they're going to vote 'no,'" he added.

If Republicans Really Control The Senate…

If Republicans really control the Senate, then why are they making confirming Republican President Donald Trump’s department heads and subcabinet posts so difficult? A case in point is the nomination of Rep. Jim Bridenstine to serve as administrator of NASA, whose nomination has languished since September 2017.

We’ll Send You Home Again, Kathleen: Energy and Politics

William Murchison, The American Spectator

Whatever might be said regarding heat and cold, the climate of opinion seems unlikely to change anywhere there’s a chance to spear the oil companies and, in passing, those with a patient word for the fuel that made modern America. That fuel is now denounced, expected to participate cheerfully in its own demise. What Kathleen Hartnett White hoped to say to the capital city was: Hold it; no rush to judgment, please; no sentence without verdict. Alas, that’s the only kind of sentence progressives know how to pass out when the culprit has oil beneath his fingernails.

Neomi Rao Nomination A Win For Constitutional Conservatives

Many in Congress will not welcome her nomination and will seek to stop it. However, limited government constitutional conservatives should welcome the nomination of Prof. Neomi Rao to head OIRA as a major victory for constitutional government and fight tooth and nail to secure her confirmation.

Democrats Prepare to Bork Tom Price

David Catron, The American Spectator

If confirmed, Tom Price will be the best qualified HHS secretary in a generation. His nomination has been received enthusiastically by the health care industry. Moreover, unlike Kathleen Sebelius and Sylvia Burwell, he spent twenty years actually treating patients. He knows the system and why Obamacare isn’t working. If the Democrats successfully Bork him, it means that they can’t be trusted with even a modicum of power.

Rule Change Pushed By Harry Reid Could Allow Trump To Get All Of His Appointments Confirmed

Alex Pfeiffer, Daily Caller

In 2013, Sen. Reid and other Democrats pushed forward with a rule change dubbed the “nuclear option” to eliminate filibusters for all presidential nominations except Supreme Court justices. This means that a simple majority of 51 votes instead of 60 votes is necessary to confirm executive office appointments.

GOP rallies around court blockade

Burgess Everett, Politico

Dire warnings that GOP unity over the court blockade would splinter after Trump’s ascension have yet to materialize. And a pressure campaign on vulnerable Republican senators — backed by polling data and liberal groups disrupting campaign events back home — hasn’t budged anyone.

Confirmation fights got bigger because government got bigger

Philip Klein, Washington Examiner

The reason why confirmations have become so contentious is that the federal government has grown so big, and has seized so much power, that every federal official or member of the judiciary can wield outsized control over the lives of the citizenry — far more than was ever intended by the nation's Founders.

Countdown to Armageddon: Less Than 35 Days To Stop Obama's Iran Nuclear Deal

We must put pressure on Congress to reject Obama's nuclear weapons deal with Iran and save our children from inheriting a dangerous nuclear-armed radical Muslim regime. If you'd like to see who your Senator supports (Iran or America), you can check on the Secure America Now Iran Deal Scorecard through this link.