U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, a Colorado Democrat, is warning against underestimating Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell’s ability to pass legislation overhauling the nation’s health care system — even if the bill appears to be on the ropes.
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The vote was 55-45, short of the 60 needed to advance Gorsuch over procedural hurdles to a final vote. All 44 Democrats and independents voted against advancing Gorsuch, and for procedural reasons, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell cast his vote with them to enable the vote to be reconsidered. Many senators voted from their seats, […]
A deeply divided Senate panel favorably recommended Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch on Monday, sending the nomination to the full Senate for what is expected to be a partisan showdown — and eventual confirmation. The 11-9 committee vote for President Donald Trump’s nominee, strictly along party lines, came shortly after Democrats secured enough votes to […]
Colorado Democratic Party Chairman Rick Palacio says the stakes are profound but it’s also personal whether Judge Neil Gorsuch winds up on the U.S. Supreme Court. Palacio, the first openly gay man to chair a major party in Colorado, says he’s only able to marry his partner — they’re engaged right now — because of […]
When Senate Republicans decided last year to ditch their constitutional duty – by stiffing President Obama’s eminently qualified Supreme Court nominee, denying him even the courtesy of a hearing – they took a big political risk. They gambled that the voters wouldn’t punish them on election day. Turns out, they were right. Their unprecedented power […]
Conservative Colorado judge Neil Gorsuch is the leading contender for President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nomination, which could happen as early as next week, according to media reports. Gorsuch, who sits on the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, was included in a list of 21 potential nominees for the Supreme Court […]