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Democrats Contemplate Stacking the Supreme Court if They Win in 2020

Democrat Sens. Kamala Harris (CA), Elizabeth Warren (MA), and Kirsten Gillibrand (NY) told Politico they would not “rule out” expanding the Supreme Court after the 2020 elections. Potential approaches include raising the number of appointed justices to temper Republican influence on appointments, and setting term limits. “We are on the verge of a crisis of confidence in the Supreme Court,” Harris asserted. “We have to take this challenge head on, and everything is on the table to do that.” Democrats are responding poorly to the potential of a growing conservative majority in…

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Hirono on Breitbart Story: Trump Is ‘Encouraging’ Supporters to Assault People, Behave in a Dangerous Way

Thursday on MSNBC’s “All In,” Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) reacted to an exclusive Breitbart News Network interview with President Donald Trump. In the story, when asked about the left fighting hard, Trump said, “You know, the left plays a tougher game, it’s very funny. I actually think that the people on the right are tougher, but they don’t play it tougher. OK? I can tell you I have the support of the police, the support of the military, the support of the Bikers for Trump – I have the tough people,…

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Senate Democrats Fail to Protect Infants Born Alive After Abortions from Infanticide

Senate Democrats failed to protect babies from infanticide when they are born alive following botched abortions. On Monday, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, S. 311, failed, 53-44, with the requirement of a 60-vote supermajority for approval and only Democrats voting against it. “Despite opposition and setbacks, despite some strange rhetoric about this bill over the course of the last week, I am hopeful in the long term.” Full video here: https://t.co/yY4fUuiFRs pic.twitter.com/zdlrcdAn0g — Senator Ben Sasse (@SenSasse) February 26, 2019 Democrat Sens. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, Doug Jones of Alabama,…

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Dem Sen Hirono: ‘Grifter’ Manafort ‘Must Have Something Very Major to Hide’

Wednesday on MSNBC’s “All In,” Sen Mazie Hirono (D-HI) reacted to the news that a federal judge ruled former Donald Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort “intentionally” lied to investigators in special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe. Host Chris Hayes asked, “Do you have a theory why so many people have lied in these high-stakes situations under oath to investigators, to Congress and now to the special counsel’s office after having struck a plea agreement.” Hirono said, “It’s pretty amazing. They must have something very major to hide. I think this really shows that…

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Hirono: Green New Deal’s Flight Restrictions ‘Would Be Pretty Hard for Hawaii’

Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) expressed skepticism about progressive Democrats’ Green New Deal proposal Thursday, saying the goal of replacing necessary air travel with high-speed rail transport would be burdensome on her home state of Hawaii. “That would be pretty hard for Hawaii,” Hirono said of the far-left environmental proposal unveiled Thursday by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA), according to Fox News’ Chad Pergram. Hawaii is roughly 2,500 miles away from Los Angeles, California, with a flight time of four and a half hours. As NTK Network notes: “To…

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Philly Archbishop: Dems’ Attacks on Catholic Nominee Show ‘Pattern of Bigoted Thinking’

The archbishop of Philadelphia has joined the chorus of those condemning the anti-Catholic harassment of U.S. district court nominee Brian C. Buescher by members of the Senate Judiciary Committee. A Breitbart News reported, several Democrats assailed Mr. Buescher for his membership in the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic charitable organization, declaring that the organization holds “extreme” position on abortion and same-sex marriage. “The sheer ignorance, not to mention injustice, in the senators’ describing the Knights as ‘extreme’ would be baffling – if it weren’t part of pattern of bigoted thinking…

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Hirono on MSNBC: ‘Bullsh–t’ to Blame Dems for Possible Government Shutdown

Thursday on MSNBC’s “All In,” Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) said it would be “bullshit” if President Donald Trump attempted to blame Democrats for a government shutdown. Discussing the deal to keep the government open until February, Hirono said, “Of course, the Senate did the responsible thing last night by keeping government running, passing this bill by a voice vote.” She continued, “And only to have President Trump get all worked up because he’s got some right-wing loud people yelling at him on Fox News and suddenly he says, ‘Well, I don’t think…

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Hirono: I ‘Worry’ About SCOTUS Independence, ‘Glad’ Roberts Reminded Everyone It’s Independent

On Wednesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Situation Room,” Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) expressed concern over the Supreme Court’s independence and “political operative” Justice Brett Kavanaugh. She also expressed her gratitude that Chief Justice John Roberts reminded everyone “how the court is supposed to operate.” Hirono said, “I’m very concerned about the court-packing that’s going on, and very concerned that with both Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh, but particularly Kavanaugh, who is a political operative on the court, I worry about the independence of the court. And I’m glad that Chief Justice Roberts…

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