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Ousted State Department official tells colleagues keep the faith

(CNN)An outgoing top State Department official told his colleagues on Tuesday to stay in their posts to defend the US Constitution and protect America from “all enemies foreign and domestic,” in a thinly veiled critique of the Trump administration. “A policy without professionals is by definition an amateur policy. You have to help make the

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Trumpolicy: Day 12

Washington (CNN)After a dozen days of the Trump administration, Senate Democrats are fed up enough that they’ve decided to boycott some committee votes. This may delay the Obamacare repeal and replacement plans, as Tom Price will probably need to wait another week before being confirmed as HHS secretary. At midnight, the fairy godmother (and the

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Neil Gorsuch nominated by Donald Trump to fill supreme court vacancy

Known for his bedrock conservative values, Gorsuch could tip the balance on hot-button issues such as abortion, voting rights and religious equality President Donald Trump has nominated circuit court judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the vacant seat on the US supreme court, setting up a showdown with congressional Democrats and activists over a pick that

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What Happens When an Eight-Justice Supreme Court Splits 4-4?

Eight-member court is not that rare, experts say In the political battle over confirming Senate majority leader and other Republicans said they believed the next president, not Obama, should choose the justice who will determine the political balance of the court. The Republicans have made clear that they do not want to confirm anyone and