COMMON DREAMS – PLEASE DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE
PROGRAMMING WHICH ALLOWS THESE HUGE INCREASES IN PHOTOS
COMING ALONG WITH LINKS – AND THEY INCREASE WITH EACH EDITING.
And Pompeo and Bolton are still in the White House –
and look at what Schumer did for us all today – Approved more GOP Judges
Democrats Agree To Confirm More Of Trump’s Judicial Nominees — Again
WASHINGTON ― Democrats on Thursday agreed to expedite votes on 15 of President Donald Trump’s nominees to lifetime federal court seats so they could allow vulnerable members to campaign less than a month before the November midterm elections.
Normally, Senate rules require up to 30 hours of waiting time for each nominee ― something Democrats typically take advantage of to delay action on confirming Trump judges. But with a handful of endangered Democrats up for re-election this year, they agreed to vote immediately on three Circuit Court judges and 12 District Court judges, who were all successfully confirmed on Thursday, and head home on recess.
It’s another major win for Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), whose No. 1 priority is filling up federal courts with young, conservative judges in order to tilt the judiciary to the right for decades. Roughly 1 in 6 U.S. circuit court seats is now filled by a judge nominated by Trump. With Thursday’s tally, the Senate has now confirmed 84 Trump judges over the past two years, including two Supreme Court nominees. And with Republicans likely to hold the Senate next year, that number is only going to continue to grow.