5 Point Guide To Politics Today

Good morning, here’s what you need to know.

  1. Senate Democrats have delayed President Trump’s picks for Treasury, and Health and Human Services. There is also an effort by some Democrats to block the confirmation of attorney general nominee, Senator Jeff Sessions
  2. A letter circulating around American embassies saying that President Trump’s immigration order will not make the U.S. safer has about 1,000 signatures, the State Department said on Tuesday.
  3. Who is Neil Gorsuch? His mother was a top official in the Reagan administration. He went to Columbia and Harvard Law School, he also clerked for Justice Anthony M. Kennedy. He also has worked in private practice as well as in the Justice Department. He would be more conservative than Justice Antonin Scalia but less conservative than Justice Clarence Thomas. He is expected to vote to limit gay rights, uphold any abortion restrictions, and overturn affirmative action programs.
  4. 1-in 4 voters believe President Trump’s claims, unsubstantiated claims, that he lost the popular vote because of voter fraud. But more people believe that Mr.Trump, not Hillary Clinton, benefited more from any voter fraud.
  5. Republicans won’t rule out stopping a filibuster for President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch. Interviews show that 20 Senate Republicans don’t want to, but wouldn’t say no to, suspending the filibuster in order to confirm Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court.
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