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90% Canadians agree: it’s time to either reform or abolish the Senate

As Sen. Mike Duffy is set to return to work Tuesday, an overwhelming number of Canadians say the Senate should be reformed or abolished according to a new poll. 459 more words



Some protesters on Monday, April 18, stormed the streets leading to the Code of Conduct Tribunal in Abuja, demanding for Danladi Umar, the presiding judge to end the trial. 335 more words



There are indications that the next Senate president may be chosen by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Daily Sun reports that some members of the opposition party are thinking of Ike Ekweremadu as a likely replacement if there is vacancy in the Senate. 241 more words


And so it begins

Obama has decided to nominate judge Merrick Garland to the SCOTUS The man claims to be a centrist he was opposed by Charles Grassley in 1997, he holds liberal views on gun rights and abortion. 388 more words

"'Advice & Consent'? No One Really Knows What the Founders Had in Mind." | History News Network

Ray Raphael briefly reviews the history of the “advice and consent” clause of the Constitution at the HNN.

Afterwards he notes that “[t]he current Senate is more than eager to question ‘the judgment of the Chief Magistrate,’ and the avowed aim of Republican senators is to undermine the administration, not provide ‘stability.’ Nor, in this age of unrelenting media buzz, is there much interest in ‘a silent operation.’ Ironically, those who call themselves Originalists, and who hang on the framers’ every word, loudly broadcast their intention to thwart the Chief Executive at this and at every turn.” 17 more words


A Scot on SCOTUS...

…or what may or may not happen and what happens when and if it does.

Antonin Scalia, the most senior Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), died this week aged 79. 1,431 more words


Lobbying Congress

Most lobbyists focus their attention on Capitol Hill and the legislative branch, Congress, rather than on the White House and the executive branch. The reason for this is that it is Congress that policies are proposed, bills considered and legislation made. 1,097 more words

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