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Stat of the Day: Trump & McConnell Quickly Reshaping Judiciary

Whatever one's opinion of Donald Trump, his tweets or his legislative accomplishments to date, he has unmistakably achieved great progress on the issue perhaps foremost among his supporters' minds.  Along with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R - Kentucky), whose efforts began while Barack Obama was still president after Justice Antonin Scalia's passing, Trump is already reshaping the nation's judicial branch, as The Wall Street Journal's Kimberly Strassel details:

. Mr. Trump has now nominated nearly 60 judges, filling more vacancies than Barack Obama did in his entire first year.  There are another 160 court openings, allowing Mr. Trump to flip or further consolidate conservative majorities on the circuit courts that have the final say on 99% of federal legal disputes…[more]

October 13, 2017 • 11:43 am

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President Trump Should Rescind Congressional ObamaCare Immunity
By Timothy H. Lee
Thursday, August 03 2017
By now it's apparent that majorities in Congress consider ObamaCare too precious to repeal and replace.  So why does Congress itself remain immune from the law it passed under ignominious circumstances, and insists on sustaining?  If Congress demands that other Americans endure ObamaCare and its provisions, under what concept of fairness can it conspicuously receive a "get out of jail free" exemption for its own members and employees?  The story behind the exemption offers a classic tale of Washington, D.C., duplicity, and its outrageousness speaks not only to the sheer…
 
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Question of the Week   
Which one of the following states was the first in the country to name a “Tweeter Laureate”?
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Quote of the Day   
 
"Nearly half of voters, 46 percent, believe the news media fabricate news stories about President Donald Trump and his administration, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll.Just 37 percent of voters think the media do not fabricate stories, the poll shows, while the remaining 17 percent are undecided.More than three-quarters of Republican voters, 76 percent, think the news media invent…[more]
 
 
—Steven Shepard, POLITICO Chief Polling Analyst
— Steven Shepard, POLITICO Chief Polling Analyst
 
Liberty Poll   

Would you be willing to pay a small percentage in extra federal income taxes in return for the ability to file your taxes on a simple, one-page form that most taxpayers should be able to use without professional tax preparer help?