Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Trump Likely to Name 1 of These 2 Judges to Supreme Court

The Daily Signal
Jan. 31, 2017
Good morning from Washington, where tonight President Trump plans to nominate a qualified conservative to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat. Fred Lucas has details on two judges considered his likeliest picks. We've also got a guest commentary on the confirmation process from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Trump pokes a beehive with his executive order restricting travel from certain terrorism-plagued nations, and Josh Siegel and Rachel del Guidice have reports. Plus: The war in Ukraine flares up, and Nolan Peterson has a dispatch.
News

Trump Likely to Name 1 of These 2 Judges to Supreme Court


President Donald Trump will reveal tonight his pick for the Supreme Court, widely reported to be one of two federal appeals court judges—Neil Gorsuch or Thomas Hardiman.


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Commentary

The People Have Spoken. Trump's Supreme Court Nominee Deserves a Vote.


"I consistently maintained that the next president would fill [Justice Scalia's] vacancy," writes Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. "I held to that view even when nearly everyone thought the president would be Hillary Clinton."
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Experts Debate Whether Trump's Refugee Order Will Make America Safer


"We are establishing new vetting measures to keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the United States," President Trump said. "We want to make sure we aren't admitting to our country the threats our soldiers are fighting overseas."
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Congress Set to Overturn Obama Gun Control Rule


Congress is poised to unravel one of the Obama administration's midnight regulations that could prevent certain Social Security disability beneficiaries from buying guns.
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'This Is Barbarism': Ukrainian Troops on High Alert as War Intensifies


Ukrainian troops have been placed on "high alert" along the 250 miles of front lines in the Donbas, Ukraine's embattled eastern region on the border with Russia.
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What Republican Lawmakers Say About Trump's Order on Refugees


"America welcomes Muslims from 190 countries and temporarily bans all individuals from seven countries," says Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colo. "The president's executive order is a temporary effort that addresses a serious issue with terrorist hot spots."
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Flashback

After Expanding Under Obamacare, This 123-Year-Old Insurance Company Is Closing Its Doors


Assurant Health's 2015 decision came 18 months after the implementation of Obamacare, and industry watchers argued Assurant Health's end could be attributed to the health care law.
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