Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released a statement Friday calling President Joe Biden’s court-packing commission a “direct assault on our nation’s independent judiciary.” In McConnell’s statement, he called the left’s attempt to pack the court a “direct assault on our nation’s independent judiciary,” another sign of the Biden administration veering further left. The Republican Senator said there is nothing to “study” about the judicial branch’s structure or operation, adding that any “rational observers know well there is nothing.” McConnell Continued: Constitutional scholars and the justices themselves have repeatedly affirmed the position of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: ‘nine seems to be a good number.’ Justice Breyer said just this week that ‘structural alteration’ like court packing would mean ‘eroding’ the public’s trust in the judiciary. And by overwhelming margins, the American people agree. Currently, a growing number of elected … [Read more...] about Mitch McConnell Blasts Joe Biden’s New Court Packing Commission, a ‘Direct Assault’ on the Judiciary
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The Treasury Department on Wednesday released a report detailing President Biden Joe Biden Biden taps California workplace safety leader to head up OSHA Romney blasts end of filibuster, expansion of SCOTUS US mulling cash payments to help curb migration MORE ’s proposals to increase corporate taxes to fund infrastructure investments. Department officials said the proposals would raise about $2.5 trillion over 15 years and fully offset the cost of the new infrastructure spending. During a call with reporters, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen Janet Louise Yellen Five takeaways from Biden's first budget proposal Biden defense budget criticized by Republicans, progressives alike Biden proposes .2B increase in IRS budget MORE argued that the plan will be beneficial for both the federal government and businesses. ADVERTISEMENT “Tax reform is not a zero-sum game, with corporations on one side and government on the other. There are … [Read more...] about Biden seeks $2.5T in corporate tax hikes to fully pay for infrastructure
With the establishment of his commission to study the possible packing of the Supreme Court, President Biden has adjoined his name to one of the most inglorious efforts of Franklin Roosevelt. Court packing has long been anathema in the United States, and polls have consistently shown the vast majority of Americans oppose the idea. Biden himself once denounced it as a “boneheaded” idea, but that was back in 1983, when there remained a real space in politics for at least the pretense of principle. Now Biden and others seem to think the Supreme Court must be canceled for its failure to yield to the demands of our age of rage. Many of us were surprised when he pandered to court packing calls in the 2020 primaries. Some of us have called for expanding the court over a lengthy transitional period, but commentators and some Democrats called for an immediate infusion of new justices to give liberals the controlling majority. Unhappy with conservative rulings, Democrats demanded that the … [Read more...] about Did Joe Biden pack the Supreme Court commission to simply fail?
Republicans, conservatives, libertarians and people of traditional faith love to whine about the policies they believe are destroying the America they love. “Isn’t it just awful what the liberals and the far-left have done to our nation with their socialist policies,” they say to each other, wringing their hands, before going about their daily lives. After the 2020 election — legally won by President Biden Joe Biden Biden taps California workplace safety leader to head up OSHA Romney blasts end of filibuster, expansion of SCOTUS US mulling cash payments to help curb migration MORE — egged-on by former President Trump Donald Trump Romney blasts end of filibuster, expansion of SCOTUS McConnell, GOP slam Biden's executive order on SCOTUS US raises concerns about Iran's seriousness in nuclear talks MORE and some of his loyalists, their cry became: “Look what the far-left media and their allies in Big Tech did to us!” All this has been … [Read more...] about Republicans and conservatives are to blame for the America they decry
Kamala Harris in Iowa in 2019. Is she excited about going back? Photo: Joshua Lott/Getty Images A couple of months ago, on the anniversary of the star-crossed 2020 Iowa Democratic caucuses , I suggested that the many traumas of the pandemic year had made the Iowa caucus-results meltdown seem a lot less important, and the prospects of a major shakeup in the presidential nominating process a lot less likely. Now as the political machinery for the next presidential cycle slowly gets underway, the odds that Iowa and New Hampshire will maintain their traditional positions as the first caucus and first primary states, in tandem with the other two “protected “early” states, Nevada and South Carolina, keep going up. As Geoffrey Skelley explains at FiveThirtyEight, and as Iowa-haters never seem to quite comprehend, you cannot just “reform” the nominating system by some sort of national party fiat: Ultimately, state parties and/or governments decide the timing of their … [Read more...] about Iowa and New Hampshire Won’t Be Knocked Out of First