Senate Democrats Secure Enough Votes to Filibuster Gorsuch; GOP Rule Change Likely

A few weeks ago, when a day of Senate hearings on Donald Trump’s nominee for the vacant seat on the U.S. Supreme Court ended on what was described as a “confrontational note,” Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) said that Democrats would filibuster the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch, and on Monday,…

All the Weird Shit Going On at Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court Confirmation Hearing

Admittedly, I watch congressional hearings even when I’m not covering them. I also watch Supreme Court confirmation hearings, but not because I believe anything will change because of them. It’s like watching professional wrestling: We all know the fights are scripted, but it doesn’t stop us from cheering for a winner.