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Trump’s Pick To Head NASA Doesn’t Believe Humans Cause Climate Change

Trump’s Pick To Head NASA Doesn’t Believe Humans Cause Climate ChangePresident Donald Trump has finally made his choice for NASA’s next chief, but the nominee has been met with opposition from scientists and politicians on both sides of the aisle.



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New Facts Uncovered About Trump FBI Pick

New Facts Uncovered About Trump FBI PickMatt Katz, reporter for WNYC, talks with Rachel Maddow about the sketchy employment by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie of Donald Trump's pick to replace James Comey has director of the FBI, Chris Wray.



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McCain castigates Defense Department pick at confirmation hearing

McCain castigates Defense Department pick at confirmation hearingSen. John McCain berated the deputy defense secretary nominee for a wishy-washy answer to whether he would advocate providing lethal defensive aid to Ukraine.



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Joe Lieberman: 5 things to know about Trump’s possible pick for FBI director

Joe Lieberman: 5 things to know about Trump’s possible pick for FBI directorThe president is expected to announce his pick to replace fired FBI Director James Comey as early as this week, and according to multiple reports, former Sen. Joseph Lieberman has emerged as the leading candidate for the position.



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Quadruplets Who All Got Accepted to Ivy League Schools: 'We Pick Yale!'

Quadruplets Who All Got Accepted to Ivy League Schools: 'We Pick Yale!'The Wade brothers are all headed to Yale.



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Senate goes 'nuclear,' ends Democrats' blockade of Trump court pick

Senate goes 'nuclear,' ends Democrats' blockade of Trump court pickBy Lawrence Hurley and Andrew Chung WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senate Republicans on Thursday crushed a Democratic blockade of President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee in a fierce partisan brawl, approving a rule change dubbed the “nuclear option” to allow for conservative judge Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation by Friday. With ideological control of the country’s highest court at stake, the Republican-led Senate voted 52-48 along party lines to change its long-standing rules in order to prohibit a procedural tactic called a filibuster against Supreme Court nominees.



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In big win for Trump, Senate approves his conservative court pick

In big win for Trump, Senate approves his conservative court pickBy Lawrence Hurley and Andrew Chung WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Republican-led Senate on Friday gave Donald Trump the biggest triumph of his young presidency, confirming his Supreme Court nominee over stout Democratic opposition and restoring a conservative majority on the highest U.S. judicial body. The Senate, which last year refused to consider Democratic former President Barack Obama’s nominee to the court, voted 54-45 to approve Republican Trump’s pick, Colorado-based federal appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch, to the lifetime job.



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Senate showdown looms over Trump's Supreme Court pick

Senate showdown looms over Trump's Supreme Court pickUS President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick won approval Monday from a Senate panel, but a historic showdown loomed as Democrats secured enough votes to block the nomination. The growing opposition to Neil Gorsuch by Democrats means Republicans are likely to ram through a deeply controversial change to Senate rules in order to ensure his confirmation as the next Supreme Court justice. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 11-9 along strict party lines to send the nomination of Gorsuch, a federal appellate judge, to the full Senate.



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Dem opposition to Trump court pick grows; Schumer warns GOP

Dem opposition to Trump court pick grows; Schumer warns GOPWASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democratic opposition to President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee swelled Friday as Democrats neared the numbers needed for a filibuster, setting up a showdown with Republicans who have the votes to confirm Neil Gorsuch.



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First two Democrats back Trump's Supreme Court pick

First two Democrats back Trump's Supreme Court pickBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senators Joe Manchin and Heidi Heitkamp on Thursday became the first Democrats to support the confirmation of President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, giving Republicans two of eight Democratic votes needed to avoid a nasty fight on the U.S. Senate floor next week. Both West Virginia’s Manchin and North Dakota’s Heitkamp are up for re-election next year in states that voted for Trump in the 2016 presidential election. “I hold no illusions that I will agree with every decision Judge Gorsuch may issue in the future, but I have not found any reasons why this jurist should not be a Supreme Court justice,” Manchin said in a statement.



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