Senate confirmation

The GOP senator's stance could imperil both nominations in what is expected to be a heated confirmation process.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer argued that Supreme Court nominee Neil Gosuch would not be independent, would be too ideological, and has favored corporations over people.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer argued that Supreme Court nominee Neil Gosuch would not be independent, would be too ideological, and has favored corporations over people.
Both Trump and DeVos, if she is confirmed, also need to understand the historic role the federal government has played in
Although, as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, I do not get to ask Senator Jeff Sessions questions during his confirmation hearing (the Senate has that duty), I have been thinking a lot about what I would ask, and what I encourage Senators to ask with what is at stake.
Congressman Goodlatte, if there's one thing people can count on you for, it's that you will put your party's interests ahead of the good of the nation. Fortunately, there's something you can do now to redeem yourself.
Grassley should simply follow his own admonition from more than a decade ago, come back to Washington, tell his Republican colleagues "let's do our jobs," and get to work confirming Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court.
John King has the makings of another Arne Duncan, and on some points (e.g., ESSA Title I state plans), Sen. Lamar Alexander will want to use the Senate to rein King in. However, on other points (e.g., reckless charter spending; pressuring states to deliver on that 95 percent of test takers), King and Alexander will get on just fine.
For Asian Americans, as for other immigrant groups before them, there will be opportunity, but only if we continue to insist on our stake in the nation. We are equals. We deserve to be included.
Much is at stake in this battle the Republicans have forced upon the nation. It is a battle that must be fought and won, and one that is the president's job, above all, to lead.