The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch by a party-line vote of 11-9. Gorsuch's nomination now heads to the full Senate, where Democrats are threatening to mount a filibuster against him and Republicans are threatening to go "nuclear" and eliminate the filibuster for all SCOTUS nominees.
- The Trump administration is reportedly reaching out to members of the House Freedom Caucus in an attempt to modify and revive the failed Obamacare replacement bill.
- A suspected chemical gas attack in Syria has killed dozens.
- Authorities in Russia now say that yesterday's bombing on the St. Petersburg subway was "possibly a suicide attack."
- "Two years before joining the Trump campaign as a foreign policy adviser, New York business consultant Carter Page was targeted for recruitment as an intelligence source by Russian spies promising favors for business opportunities in Russia, according to a sealed FBI complaint."
Simply put: Republicans agree not to vote on a replacement for Ginsburg until January; Democrats agree not to pack the Court.
Democrats Scuttle Marijuana Decriminalization Vote Over Fears of Not Being Deferential Enough to Cop Lobbyists
If Congress is too afraid to vote on marijuana reform, how the hell are they ever going to pass policing reform?
2016: Fill it. 2020: Don't fill it.