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2A Skeptic Garland Moves Closer to Confirmation as US Attorney General

Anti-gun Attorney General hopeful Merrick Garland, flanked by Joe Biden. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- This week, hearings were held on the nomination of Merrick Garland for U.S. attorney general, with a final vote on confirmation expected to come next week. The prospect for gun owners is that the nation’s highest law enforcement office may soon be occupied by a man who in the past has shown doubts about whether the Second Amendment continues to have any relevance in the modern era. Garl...
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Garland’s AG nomination clears Senate committee

By Alex Rogers | CNN The Senate Judiciary Committee voted on Monday to advance President Joe Biden’s nomination of Judge Merrick Garland for attorney general, setting up his confirmation before the full Senate. The vote was 15 to 7 with all Democratic senators and four Republicans in favor of the nominee. Garland, the former chief judge of the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, has been praised by members of both parties for his intellect and integrity. He pledged in his nomination hearing ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Senate, Russia, Barack Obama, Sport, Joe Biden, Cnn, Fbi, Soccer, Iowa, Chuck Grassley, Bill Clinton, Biden, Donald Trump, Doj, Delaware


10 Things in Politics: 125 of Trump's top enablers

Al Drago/Getty; Brendan Smialowski/Getty; Yana Paskova/Getty; Tom Williams/Getty; Dominique Faget/Getty; Olivier Douliery; Mikhail Klimentyev/Getty; Skye Gould/Insider Good morning! Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. I'm Brent Griffiths. Sign up here to get this newsletter in your inbox each day.Send your tips and thoughts to [email protected] or tweet me @BrentGriffiths.Here's what you need to know:Exclusive: The 125 enablers who fueled Trump's rise.MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell s...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Usa, Bruce Springsteen, Texas, Supreme Court, Obama, Senate, White House, Russia, US, West Virginia, Trends, Reagan, Joe Biden, Nasa


10 Things in Politics: Our database of Trump's top enablers

Al Drago/Getty; Brendan Smialowski/Getty; Yana Paskova/Getty; Tom Williams/Getty; Dominique Faget/Getty; Olivier Douliery; Mikhail Klimentyev/Getty; Skye Gould/Insider Good morning! Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. I'm Brent Griffiths. Sign up here to get this newsletter in your inbox each day.Send your tips and thoughts to [email protected] or tweet me @BrentGriffiths.Here's what you need to know:Exclusive: The 125 enablers who fueled Trump's rise.MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell s...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Usa, Bruce Springsteen, Texas, Supreme Court, Obama, Senate, White House, Russia, US, West Virginia, Trends, Reagan, Joe Biden, Nasa


Here are the biggest takeaways from the first day of Merrick Garland's confirmation hearings

Judge Merrick Garland testifies at his confirmation hearing for attorney general. Getty Judge Merrick Garland testified Monday at a confirmation hearing for his nomination as attorney general. He committed to staying apolitical and said the US faces a "dangerous" threat from domestic extremists. Garland also expressed opposition to the death penalty and said he couldn't "imagine anything worse" than Trump's child separation policy. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. US...
Tags: Politics, News, Supreme Court, China, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Getty, Department Of Justice, Biden, Doj, Justice Department, Durham, Trump, Oklahoma City


Merrick Garland says 'we do not have equal justice' in the US because of systemic racism

Judge Merrick Garland and Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J. Caroline Brehman, Brandon Bell/Getty Images Merrick Garland emphatically stated Monday that the US does not have equal justice under the law. Sen. Cory Booker asked Garland if systemic racism influences outcomes in criminal justice. "Senator, there is no question to me that there is disparate treatment in our justice system." Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Judge Merrick Garland acknowledged systemic racism as a rea...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, Congress, Cbs News, Senate, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Cbs, Doj, Trump, Garland, Cory Booker, Barr


Merrick Garland says he's concerned about 'randomness' of death penalty and its 'disparate' impact on Black Americans

Demetrius Freeman/Getty Images Merrick Garland expressed concern about the death penalty during his Senate confirmation hearing. Merrick Garland in his confirmation hearing expressed serious concerns about the death penalty.  Garland on Monday cited the "disparate" impact of capital punishment on Black Americans.  Garland said it's "the most terrible thing" if someone is executed for a crime they didn't commit. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. President Joe Biden's n...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Death Penalty, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Garland, Merrick Garland, John Haltiwanger, DPIC, Demetrius Freeman Getty Images Merrick Garland


Garland supports releasing report on FBI’s handling of the Larry Nassar case

Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland told the Senate Judiciary Committee Monday that he supports releasing the results of a U.S. Department of Justice investigation into the FBI’s handling of the Larry Nassar/USA Gymnastics sexual abuse scandal. Garland also said if confirmed he would also consult with the Justice Department’s inspector general about the USA Gymnastics/Nassar investigation. Between August and October 2018, Office of Inspector General investigators and FBI agents from local f...
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WATCH: Merrick Garland choked up while discussing his family history and why he wants to be attorney general

Judge Merrick Garland testifies at his confirmation hearing for attorney general. Getty Judge Merrick Garland choked up while explaining his motivation for being a public servant. At his confirmation hearing for attorney general, Garland talked about how his family fled antisemitism. "The country took us in and protected us, and I feel an obligation to the country to pay back," he said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. US appeals court judge Merrick Garland on Monday...
Tags: Politics, News, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Fbi, Getty, Department Of Justice, Biden, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Booker, US supreme court


Domestic terror in the US is 'more dangerous' now than after the Oklahoma City bombing, Biden AG nominee says

Attorney general nominee Merrick Garland. Carlos Barria-Pool/Getty Images Judge Merrick Garland, Joe Biden's attorney general nominee, began his confirmation hearing Monday. Garland said domestic terrorism is "more dangerous" than its previous peak in the 1990s. The January 6 insurrection made the climate worse than the deadly OKC bombing, Garland said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. President Joe Biden's nominee for attorney general sounded the alarm Monday on the...
Tags: Politics, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, United States, Department Of Justice, Doj, Justice Department, Oklahoma City, Domestic Terrorism, White Supremacy, Senate Judiciary Committee, Capitol, OKC, Waco


Domestic terrorism in the US is 'more dangerous' now than after the Oklahoma City bombing, Biden AG nominee says

Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden's nominee for attorney general. Carlos Barria-Pool/Getty Images Judge Merrick Garland, Joe Biden's attorney-general nominee, began his confirmation hearing Monday. Garland said domestic terrorism was "more dangerous" now than it was in the 1990s. The Capitol insurrection made the climate worse than the deadly Oklahoma City bombing in 1995, he said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Judge Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden's n...
Tags: Politics, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, United States, Department Of Justice, Doj, Justice Department, Oklahoma City, Domestic Terrorism, White Supremacy, Senate Judiciary Committee, Capitol, Waco, Ruby Ridge


10 Things in Politics: Merrick Garland vows justice after Capitol riot

Then-Vice President Joe Biden and Judge Merrick Garland in 2016. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Good morning! We hope you had a great weekend. Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. I'm Brent Griffiths. Sign up here to get this newsletter in your inbox each day.Send your tips and thoughts to [email protected] or tweet me @BrentGriffiths.Here's what you need to know:The House wants to pass the $1.9 trillion stimulus plan this week.Trump will make his first public appearance since leaving...
Tags: Florida, Politics, New York, Texas, Supreme Court, Congress, Colorado, Washington Post, Senate, White House, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, House


The DOJ plans to ask almost all Trump-appointed US attorneys to resign, but will keep the one investigating Hunter Biden's taxes, report says

Hunter Biden. DNCC via Getty Images The DOJ plans to ask 56 Trump-appointed US attorneys to resign, CNN reported. But it reportedly plans on keeping on two attorneys who are working on ongoing investigations. One of them, David Weiss, is currently investigating Hunter Biden's taxes. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The Department of Justice plans to ask for the resignation of almost all Trump-appointed US attorneys, CNN reported on Monday.However, the department plan...
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Justice department could prosecute Capitol rioters under a federal law designed to take down organized crime

an American flag flies outside the Department of Justice in Washington in March 2019. Andrew Harnik/AP The DOJ is considering using an anti-organized crime law to prosecute Capitol rioters. Reuters reports that the DOJ could charge insurrectionists under RICO. The law was designed primarily to go after the mafia. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Federal prosecutors are considering whether to use a federal statute designed to take down mafia rings and organized crime ...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Washington, New York City, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, House, US Senate, Department Of Justice, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Doj, Rudy Giuliani, Trump


Trump's pardons may be poorly worded enough to leave some people on the hook

President Donald Trump gives a presidential 'pardon' to the National Thanksgiving Turkey Butter in the Rose Garden of the White House November 26, 2019 in Washington, DC. While Butter may be safe, Paul Manafort still faces risks, experts say. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images President Trump's pardons leave some of their subjects open to additional prosecution, experts say. His former campaign chair Paul Manafort could still be prosecuted for specific crimes he wasn't pardoned for. Eve...
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Latest on Inauguration Day: Acting attorney general resigns as Biden enters

WASHINGTON — Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen will resign when President-elect Joe Biden takes the oath of office. The Justice Department says Rosen’s resignation goes into effect at noon Wednesday. Rosen has run the department since former Attorney General William Barr resigned on Dec. 23. He was previously the deputy attorney general and deputy transportation secretary. Rosen has kept a low profile since he assumed the top job at the Justice Department. He has not held a press conference ...
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Biden to Nominate Anti-Gun Judge Merrick Garland for Attorney General

Anti-2A judge Merrick Garland is Biden's likely pick for Attorney General. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- At a news conference on January 7th, President-elect Joe Biden announced he will nominate U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Judge Merrick Garland for Attorney General. Biden’s choice of a noted Second Amendment opponent to lead the Department of Justice is an overt assault on gun rights and gun owners. Following the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin ...
Tags: Guns, Senate, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Department Of Justice, Biden, District Of Columbia, Nra, Antonin Scalia, Parker, U S Supreme Court, Scalia, Garland, U S Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, NICS, Heller


Trump U-turns to condemn Capitol violence as calls for removal grow – live updates

Cabinet resignations as low-key video address accepts there will be a ‘orderly’ transitionPresident belatedly calls for end to violence after Capitol assaultPolice officer dies after pro-Trump mob attack on US CapitolDemocratic leaders call for Trump’s removal from officeBiden introduces Merrick Garland as his Attorney General pickSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 10.20am GMT Lois Beckett has been looking at how rightwing impunity fueled the pro-Trump mob at the Ca...
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Biden calls the violent pro-Trump riot at the Capitol an 'insurrection' and 'domestic terrorism'

President-elect Joe Biden speaks during an event at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del., Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, to announce key nominees for the Justice Department Susan Walsh/AP President-elect Joe Biden forcefully decried Wednesday's violence on Capitol Hill as an "unprecedented assault on democracy, an "insurrection" and an "act of domestic terrorism" in a speech Thursday. "Don't dare call them protesters. They were a riotous mob. Insurrectionists. Domestic terrorists. It's that basi...
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Merrick Garland: Ex-Supreme Court nominee tapped for attorney general

Judge Merrick Garland, who Barack Obama nominated to the Supreme Court, will be the nation's top lawman.
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1 person shot as Trump supporters storm U.S. Capitol

President Donald Trump speaks during a rally protesting the Electoral College certification of Joe Biden as President, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) With the Washington Monument in the background, people attend a rally in support of President Donald Trump near the White House on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Police with guns drawn watch as protesters try to break into t...
Tags: Politics, Usa, News, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, House, Mitch McConnell, Associated Press, States, Republican, Biden


Trump supporters breach U.S. Capitol as election results certified, lawmakers evacuated

With the Washington Monument in the background, people attend a rally in support of President Donald Trump near the White House on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at the Capitol in Washington. As Congress prepares to affirm President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, thousands of people have gathered to show their support for President Donald Trump and his claims of election fraud. (A...
Tags: Politics, Usa, News, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, House, Mitch McConnell, States, Biden, Donald Trump


Local lawmakers post messages of concern, safety to social media amid violence at Capitol Hill

A meeting to certify the 2020 presidential election results turned violent on Wednesday afternoon as hundreds of pro-Trump supporters stormed Capitol Hill. Local lawmakers from Southern California have weighed in, urging protestors to remain peaceful, amid being evacuated from the House chamber as rioters in favor of overturning the election results broke through four levels of security and entered the Capitol Building. Just a few days ago, we members of Congress took an oath to support and def...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Sport, Soccer, House, Capitol Hill, Kim, Republican, Biden, Donald Trump, Capitol Police, Southern California, Trump, Capitol, Kevin McCarthy


Biden picks next US attorney general

Judge Merrick Garland, who Barack Obama nominated to the Supreme Court, will be the nation's top lawman.
Tags: News, Supreme Court, US, Barack Obama, Biden, Merrick Garland


Biden will nominate appeals court judge Merrick Garland to be attorney general

Judge Merrick Garland. Alex Wong/Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden will nominate Judge Merrick Garland as to serve as attorney general, Politico and the Associated Press reported on Wednesday. Garland has been a judge on the US Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, DC, since 1997, and he began his legal career at the Justice Department under President Jimmy Carter in the 1970s. Garland came into the national spotlight in March 2016, when former President Barack Obama nominated him t...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, Obama, Senate, Politico, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Cnn, Fbi, Gop, Washington Dc, Jimmy Carter, Mitch McConnell


7 American political 'norms' blown to smithereens in 2020

REUTERS/Lucas Jackson The Trump era has been defined by its obliteration of political norms, the accepted way for the country to be governed, elections to be conducted, and political rivals to treat one another. From Democrats whipsawing from "Believe Women" to "Respect Due Process," to the end of political conventions as we knew them, to a reckoning on police unions' political power, 2020 blew up political norms. Here's a look back on the "norms" that didn't survive the worst year of our...
Tags: New York, Supreme Court, Congress, Senate, White House, New York City, Defense, Barack Obama, Dnc, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, United States, House, Harvey Weinstein, Marine Corps


New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is on the shortlist of Joe Biden's picks for the role of attorney general

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Jeenah Moon/Getty Images New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is one of four candidates being considered for attorney general in President-elect Joe Biden's administration, a source told the Associated Press on Friday. The other three contenders include former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, outgoing Alabama Sen. Doug Jones, and Judge Merrick Garland. Cuomo has previously said he has "no interest in going to Washington" despite having previously served as Secretary o...
Tags: Politics, New York, Supreme Court, Washington, Attorney General, New York City, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Bill Clinton, News UK, Associated Press, Biden, Andrew Cuomo


New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is on the shortlist of Joe Biden's picks for role of attorney general

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Jeenah Moon/Getty Images New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is one of four candidates being considered for attorney general in President-elect Joe Biden's administration, a source told the Associated Press on Friday. The other three contenders include former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, outgoing Alabama Sen. Doug Jones, and Judge Merrick Garland. Cuomo has previously said he has "no interest in going to Washington" despite having previously served as Secretary o...
Tags: Politics, New York, Supreme Court, Washington, Attorney General, New York City, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Bill Clinton, News UK, Associated Press, Biden, Andrew Cuomo


Report: Cuomo Is Being Considered For Attorney General In Biden Administration

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is being considered for attorney general in the incoming Biden administration, the Associated Press reported late Friday. A person familiar with the search said that President-elect Joe Biden was considering the Democrat who has governed New York since 2011, and who mobilized the state’s response to a devastating blow by coronavirus which caused a surge of cases and staggering death toll in the Empire State earlier this year.   Three other contenders for the role ...
Tags: New York, News, Supreme Court, Attorney General, Senate, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Ap, Muslim, Hud, Associated Press, Biden, Andrew Cuomo, Doj, Sally Yates, Jones


Is Alabama Senator Doug Jones now the front-runner to be Joe Biden's pick for Attorney General?

In this post a few week ago, I asked "Is Sally Yates on track to be the next US Attorney General?," and until tonight I was still thinking she was the front-runner for this key Cabinet position.  But this new AP piece, headlined "Biden's attorney general search is focused on Jones, Garland," suggests that confirmation concerns may be driving Prez-elect Biden in another direction.  Here are the details: Alabama Sen. Doug Jones and federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland are emerging as the l...
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