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by CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER February 2, 2017 8:00 PM @KRAUTHAMMER
Senate Democrats have Reid to thank for being powerless to block Gorsuch’s nomination.
There are many people to thank for the coming accession of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Donald Trump for winning the election. Hillary Clinton for losing it. Mitch McConnell for holding open the High Court seat through 2016, resolute and immovable against furious (and hypocritical) opposition from Democrats and media.
And, of course, Harry Reid. God bless Harry Reid.
It’s because of him that Gorsuch is guaranteed elevation to the Court. In 2013, as then–Senate majority leader, Reid blew up the joint. He abolished the filibuster for federal appointments both executive (such as cabinet) and judicial, for all district- and circuit-court judgeships (excluding only the Supreme Court). Thus unencumbered, the Democratic-controlled Senate packed the lower courts with Obama nominees.
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How Republicans proceed on Obamacare will have huge political implications, so they should take the time to get it right. The Affordable Care Act failed to live up to expectations in part because of the way the Obama administration and the Democratic Congress chose to tackle the complicated, multifaceted issue of health-care reform.
In the minds of the Democrats, all of the problems in health care had to be addressed in one massive bill. The sales pitch for Obamacare set up unrealistic expectations: Families could expect their premiums would go down by $2,500 per year, and if they liked their plans and doctors, they could keep their plans and doctors.
It had to be passed quickly, before the president’s political capital had dwindled; some Democrats admitted they didn’t even have the time or patience to read every one of the bill’s thousand-plus pages before voting on it. In January, President-elect Trump offered a similarly grandiose promise that everyone would be pleased with the replacement legislation:
BY BROOKE SEIPEL – 02/03/17 07:06 PM EST
A federal judge in Seattle issued a temporary nationwide restraining order Friday stopping President Trump’s executive order banning citizens of seven countries from entering the United States.
Judge James Robart, who was appointed by former President George Bush in 2003, ruled the executive order would be stopped nationwide, effective immediately.
“The Constitution prevailed today,” Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said in a statement after the ruling. “No one is above the law — not even the President.”
“It’s our president’s duty to honor this ruling and I’ll make sure he does,” Ferguson added.
The ruling, made at the request of Washington and Minnesota, is the broadest to date against Trump’s executive order.
Ferguson, a Democrat, filed the lawsuit three days after Trump signed the executive order. The suit argued that the travel ban targets Muslims and violates constitutional rights of immigrants and their families. THE HILL – CLICK HERE TO READ ON>>>>>