/ Apr 5, 2017

All-night Democrat talk-a-thon opposes Supreme Court pick

A Democratic senator held the Senate floor through the night and was still going Wednesday in an attention-grabbing talk-a-thon highlighting his party’s opposition to President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch. But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell claimed the votes necessary to change ...

Contentious top court nominee votes date back to George Washington's pick

Apr 3, 2017

Contentious top court nominee votes date back to George Washington's pick

Wondering when Supreme Court nominations became so politically contentious? Only about 222 years ago — when the Senate voted down George Washington’s choice for chief justice. This year’s brouhaha sees Senate Democrats and Republicans bracing for a showdown over President Donald Trump’s nominee, Neil ...