Category Archives: Campaigns & Elections

Vacant Supreme Court seat will likely influence U.S. election turnout, poll shows

The U.S. Supreme Court seat left open by the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy is a powerful motivator for voters, particularly Democrats, in this fall’s midterm election fight for control of Congress. Continue reading →

Collins, Murkowski in Hot Seat Over SCOTUS and Abortion

Republican Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins are already in the searing spotlight for the role they’ll play in voting to confirm the next Supreme Court nominee. Continue reading →

Jan Brewer: Border Tough Trump Protects US From Illegal Aliens

President Donald Trump’s border-tough policies are making America safe again from immigrant lawbreakers, former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer wrote in a column for the Washington Examiner. Continue reading →

Sen. Mike Lee, Brother Thomas Lee on SCOTUS List to Replace Kennedy

Thursday, Sen Mike Lee said he’s been watching the Supreme Court since he was 10 years old, and he’s honored to be on President Donald Trump’s shortlist to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy — and if his brother, Thomas, is picked over him, that “would be fantastic” as well. Continue reading →

7 Front-Runners to Replace Supreme Court Justice Kennedy

The list has been narrowed down. There are seven front runners to replace Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, according to The Washington Post, any of whom could tilt the nation’s highest court decidedly conservative for decades to come. Continue reading →

Border Patrol Union VP:** Dem’s Immigration Claims Couldn’t Be ‘Farther from the Truth’

The vice president of a National Border Patrol Council union disputed a California congresswoman’s claims that children in a border detention facility were being treated like criminals, as backlash toward the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy continues. Continue reading →

Mark Meadows Rips DOJ on FBI Documents

House Freedom Caucus Chairman Rep. Mark Meadows took to Twitter on Saturday to attack the Justice Department for only turning over “a small percentage” of the document Congress has subpoenaed on the Russia investigation. Continue reading →

Sen. McCaskill Praises Kamala Harris as ‘Leader’ on Immigration

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri) lauded California colleague Sen. Kamala Harris as a “leader” in the party’s effort to form “an immigration policy that is true to the heritage of this country.” Continue reading →

Administration Seeks to Expand Immigrant Family Detention

The Trump administration is calling for the expanded use of family detention for immigrant parents and children who are stopped along the U.S.-Mexico border, a move decried by advocates as a cruel and ineffective attempt to deter families from coming to the United States. Continue reading →

Voters Blame Parents Illegally Crossing Border for Separations

In a recent poll, most voters, when asked who is to blame for separating the families found illegally crossing the border, blamed the parents and not the government. Continue reading →