Schumer warns against rule change for Gorsuch

McCaskill, who is up for re-election in 2018, has faced intense pressure to confirm Trump's pick, especially in her home state, where Trump won by 19 points.

"We need to know if Judge Gorsuch will serve as an independent check on the executive and legislative branches".

Schumer, the New York Democrat, has vowed to block Gorsuch's nomination on Monday - and two other party members, Sens.

Duckworth, a combat veteran of the Iraq war who was first elected to the Senate in 2016, cited in a statement the refusal of Gorsuch to meet her as one key reason for her vote.

From impressing many Senate Democrats in one-on-one meetings to unanimously earning the American Bar Association's highest rating, Judge Gorsuch has earned bipartisan support, underscoring how well-respected he is as a jurist and as a person.

"Judge Gorsuch is incredibly qualified, he has a sterling record, he was confirmed unanimously to the Court of Appeals", the President said, making his case to the nation as a showdown over Senate cloture rules draws closer. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., announced he would support a filibuster on Tuesday. NARAL has endorsed McCaskill in the past.

There may come a time when a nomination by Trump or some other President of a strongly conservative judge to a seat now held by a liberal or moderate justice would tip the balance of the Court.

"Just days ago, McCaskill was caught on tape saying that she was "uncomfortable" with the filibuster strategy that she now plans to join".

North Korea may have tested new technology in latest missile
There's even a possibility that North Korea could conduct a sixth nuclear test during Trump and Xi's summit. He said that hadn't happened "over different dialogues and offers over the course of four administrations".

Claire McCaskill of Missouri. She said she hoped Democrats could "try to figure out a way to hold onto 60". "He has frequently sided with employers over employees and favored corporate interests over public interests", Cantwell said in a statement Thursday.

Trashing the filibuster over a single nominee would be doing a judge of Gorsuch's caliber - and the nation - a awful disservice.

She said that "Donald Trump promised Missourians that he would look out for the little guy, for working people, for the forgotten". This judicial nomination breaks those promises.

McCaskill's announcement Friday drew swift condemnation from Republicans.

Senators Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Democrats who face re-election in states that voted for Trump previous year, said they would vote for Gorsuch.

"But ultimately, each senator is going to make up their own mind on this issue", she said.

One of Trump's finalists, U.S. Circuit Judge William Pryor, was described by one Slate writer as a "a bomb-throwing culture warrior and Republican politician in robes". Its decisions must ensure that the rule of law is preserved for real people, and that our Constitution continues to protect us from overreach and tyranny.

Seven Democrats and one independent, Angus King of ME, who usually votes with them, have not yet announced their position. Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia also announced Thursday that he will vote in favor of Gorsuch.

  • Rose, Garcia tied for lead at Masters in prelude to finale

    A pair of terrible wedge shots led to a nine on the par-5 15th hole, a score that sent him plummeting off the leaderboard . Garcia's best save became a birdie on 13 after his second shot disappeared off a bank toward the tributary of Rae's Creek.
    Mixed start to third round for Rory McIlroy

    Mixed start to third round for Rory McIlroy

    We have Sergio Garcia chasing his first major title, playing in the final pairing with the Olympic gold medalist and 2013 U.S. He had trouble finishing on Thursday with a 40 on the front nine, but he followed that 72 with a 68.

    Johnson tipped to don Masters green jacket

    Still, 16 of the past 17 have been gone to players in the top 30, and eight of the past 10 have been won by players in the top 12. Instead, Sarazen ripped it with a four-wood on his second shot to achieve a double eagle/albatross to tie Wood on one stroke.
  • 'Itty Bitty' guard big in Bulldogs lore after UConn shocker

    'Itty Bitty' guard big in Bulldogs lore after UConn shocker

    TAKING DOWN THE TOP SEEDS: Mississippi State is looking to be the third team in NCAA history to beat three No. 1 seeds. SC players celebrate after defeating Mississippi State 59-49 in the Southeastern Conference Tournament final March 5.

    Bashar al-Assad's ouster a priority of United States: Nikki Haley

    McMaster told Fox News he also supported removing Assad , but said the USA was "not going to be the ones who effect that change". The strike was the first time the US has purposely targeted the Syrian government since the 2011 civil war broke out there.
    GOP must follow Trump on healthcare, no art in dealing with Dems

    GOP must follow Trump on healthcare, no art in dealing with Dems

    They asked to allow states to choose between a traditional block grant and a per-capita block grant - and got it. The goal is not to support the most conservative legislation; it is - to paraphrase William F.
  • Garcia wins 1st major title at the Masters

    Rose then birdied No. 16 while Garcia left a 6-foot birdie putt just short on the hole, giving Rose a one-stroke lead. Garcia's fell apologetically off the club-face and dribbled wide, a two-second study in doubt and trepidation.
    Russian markets fall after United States  strike against Syria

    Russian markets fall after United States strike against Syria

    Haley also addressed reports that there were mixed diplomatic signals sent about the USA position toward Assad's role in Syria. I have been following reports of the air strikes against the Shayrat Airbase in Syria conducted by the United States.

    Grichuk, Cardinals top Cubs 4-3 in wild opener

    Louis is 458-322 when Molina starts and 93-99 when he does not. "So, the main thing is, I really need to move forward from today". By the time you are reading this column one of the most exciting days of the sporting year for me will be in the record books.
  • Shambolic Gunners Pile Pressure On Wenger

    Wenger, who has yet to sign the two-year deal that is on the table for him, said: "I wouldn't say that the players downed tools". But Wenger, who has repeatedly refused to say what he intends to do, was in no mood to discuss his own future after the defeat.

    Trump aide urges defeat of Michigan member of Freedom Caucus

    House Speaker Paul Ryan said in a CNN interview in March that Congress would pass a debt ceiling increase and avoid default. Meadows said the "hope" is that a vote could occur before the recess, but they're not setting any artificial deadlines.
    Atlanta Braves set 25-man roster for opening day

    Atlanta Braves set 25-man roster for opening day

    Fifth starter Robert Gsellman , who tossed a scoreless ninth, will start Saturday. "I'm really not too concerned about it". Noah Syndergaard was dominating the Braves today, allowing no runs on five hits with no walks and seven strikeouts.