The last-minute delay in Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court, to allow for an FBI investigation into sexual assault allegations against him, may save the Senate Judiciary Committee from a rerun of the earlier Clarence Thomas-Anita Hill fiasco.
Jules Witcover made a point with which I totally agree. His point was that Republican Sens. Jeff Flake and Robert Corker, who have been outspoken in their opposition to President Trump’s agenda and methods, should continue the fight to keep the GOP from becoming an extremist party.
A small number of Republican senators soon face a "profile in courage" challenge as President Trump and his clique of advisers run roughshod over the U.S. Constitution, its guarantees and the national interest of the American people. Republicans hold a narrow 52-48 edge in the Senate, which must approve cabinet-level nominees, treaties and judicial appointments. No one has to switch parties, but a temporary alliance across party lines would halt the Trump-Bannon machine in its tracks.
The Pentagon and National Guard paid professional sports teams to publicly honor soldiers at sporting events, according to a Senate oversight report released Wednesday that labeled the practice "inappropriate and frivolous."
Bipartisan cheer for the release of a man with Maryland ties who was held in Cuba for more than five years quickly gave way to political rancor Wednesday as lawmakers presaged coming battles over the dramatic new relationship President Barack Obama outlined with Havana.
Thomas E. Perez, the Marylander nominated by President Barack Obama to lead the U.S. Department of Labor, is set to face a critical vote in the Senate this week that puts his confirmation in the middle of a blistering battle over the use of the filibuster.