The House Returns to Deep Uncertainty Over Both Parties’ Leadership

The House Returns to Deep Uncertainty Over Both Parties’ Leadership

Just earlier than the Fourth of July recess, Mr. Ryan heralded a broad immigration overhaul as a “great consensus bill,” solely to look at it go down in flames on the House ground, with nearly as many Republicans voting towards it as for it. Still, Mr. Ryan seems on observe to carry on to the […]

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Remember, too, the boundaries of the courtroom’s energy. On some huge points, the courtroom just isn’t imposing right-wing insurance policies on your entire nation. It is as an alternative refusing to ban state-based right-wing insurance policies — like abortion restrictions and partisan gerrymandering — that progressives contemplate unconstitutional. (And, by the way in which, the […]

‘It’s a Terrible Vote’: Red-State Democrats Face an Agonizing Supreme Court Choice

‘It’s a Terrible Vote’: Red-State Democrats Face an Agonizing Supreme Court Choice

WASHINGTON — Democratic senators working for re-election in Trump Country face an agonizing alternative over President Trump’s coming Supreme Court nominee: Vote to verify the decide and threat demoralizing Democratic voters forward of the midterm elections, or persist with the occasion and probably sacrifice their very own seats — and any likelihood at a Democratic […]

Alan Dershowitz Is Enjoying This

Alan Dershowitz Is Enjoying This

CHILMARK, Mass. — This is what McCarthyism evidently appears to be like like on Martha’s Vineyard. Alan Dershowitz is holding court docket on the entrance porch of the Chilmark General Store, speaking to previous mates and full strangers, almost all of whom cease to inform him, between sips of their iced espresso, to maintain doing […]

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Of course, it’s not solely Supreme Court picks that depend. Lower-court appointments matter enormously as nicely, a actuality of which the Senate majority chief, Mitch McConnell, is exquisitely conscious, as demonstrated by his efforts to ram by means of circuit court docket nominations at a dizzying clip. Thanks to Mr. McConnell’s labors, Mr. Trump put […]

A Frosty Summer for Alan Dershowitz on Liberal Martha’s Vineyard

A Frosty Summer for Alan Dershowitz on Liberal Martha’s Vineyard

On Tuesday, as guests to the island disembarked the ferry in Oak Bluffs for the Fourth of July vacation, a spit of a seaside close by was already filled with sunbathers. Some folks sought aid from the 83-degree warmth (and an undesirable contact of humidity) in waist-deep water. One couple sitting on a bench as […]

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Erin Gabriel was already fairly busy earlier than Donald Trump was elected president. All three of her youngsters are autistic, and her youngest, an Eight-year-old woman named Abby, can also be deaf, blind and nonverbal, and suffers from seizures. “She has like 17 specialists,” Gabriel, 39, instructed me. “She does multiple therapies every week.” Gabriel’s […]

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President Trump’s short-lived household separation coverage prolonged the laborious line on immigration he promoted throughout his presidential marketing campaign. Many analysts consider that this technique helped him win the election by politicizing latent nativist sentiment amongst white Americans. At his rallies, Mr. Trump constantly propounded a view of immigrants as criminals and miscreants, to not […]

Supreme Court Defeat for Unions Upends a Liberal Money Base

Supreme Court Defeat for Unions Upends a Liberal Money Base

Mary Kay Henry, the president of the Service Employees International Union, mentioned that her union had minimize its price range by about 30 p.c in anticipation of the choice, and that the service workers had been speaking with leaders of liberal teams for 2 years about the right way to offset the loss. She mentioned […]

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Whatever its bigger which means or impression, Representative Joseph Crowley’s stunning loss to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in last Tuesday’s primary election already has set off one tremor inside the Democratic Party: It has thrown House management into chaos. Mr. Crowley is chairman of the Democratic caucus, making him the fourth-ranking Democrat within the House. He additionally […]