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President: Keep court above fray, hear judge
- March 21, 2016

McConnell was asked whether Republicans might decide to confirm Obama's nominee Merrick Garland late this year if Democrats win in November. If Garland gets his hearing, it will be incredibly hard to argue that someone with his credentials is not qualified for the job, and he is likely to be confirmed. (more...)
Find Out Which US Cities Could Get Hit By Zika
- March 21, 2016

Prior to the confirmed local case, Cuba had already assigned resources to combating Zika: More than 9,000 soldiers, police and university students are part of an effort to eliminate mosquitoes through fumigation and reducing standing water. (more...)
Trump has 'extreme, sick obsession' with Megyn Kelly Trump has 'extreme, sick obsession' with Megyn Kelly
- March 21, 2016

If insane @megynkelly didn't cover me so much on her awful show, her ratings would totally tank. Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly (right ) is one of Donald Trump's (left) favourite targets. "I've been thinking about that Margaret Thatcher quote where she said something like, 'I love when they attack me personally because it means they don't have a political argument left, '" Kelly said . (more...)
Montana senators split on consideration of Supreme Court nominee
- March 21, 2016

McConnell you're going to be the leader because we've given you a Majority in the Senate", the president continued. Thad Cochran (R-MS) - all said they would consider meeting with Garland. Obama announced his intention to nominate Garland on Wednesday. I can not think of a more textbook example of political circus. "The ice is cracking". (more...)
Obama Nominates Merrick Garland To Supreme Court
- March 21, 2016

But more fundamentally, it is about the Presidency versus Congress. If the Senate does not withhold consent on the President's nomination , it would forfeit the only check on executive power it has left. Two other federal judges that Obama seriously considered - Sri Srinivasan and Paul Watford - are both under 50. "But the stakes are high and we can not rush this decision", Cotton said. (more...)
SeaWorld shuts down killer whale shows, bowing to criticism SeaWorld shuts down killer whale shows, bowing to criticism
- March 20, 2016

Though SeaWorld and the Humane Society of the United States acknowledged themselves as longtime adversaries, they made the announcement together on Thursday's conference call , indicating a "broad, new partnership". "We are saddened to report that over the past few weeks, Tilikum's behavior has become increasingly lethargic, and the SeaWorld veterinary and animal care teams are concerned that his health is beginning to deteriorate", a report recently posted on the park's blog said. (more...)