Why won't there be an election year Senate confirmation of a new Supreme Court justice? The death of Justice Antonin Scalia shocked the current presidential nomination contest, and Republicans at last night's debate were quick to cite a supposed "80-year precedent" without an election year Senate confirmation of any kind. Political historians were quick to point out, however, that the precedent is largely coincidental, and that there's much more to the matter than a quick glance reveals.
The former reality star and current maitre'd says he just wants to make a positive difference. He has a deficit of at least nine votes to make up.
Representative Don Young, the only congressman from the state of Alaska, has put himself into a politically difficult spot. The trouble? He advocated for the use of wolves to help end homelessness. Unorthodox, but...could it work?