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    First Filibusters, Now Blue Slips: A New Fight over Judicial Nominations

    Senate Democrats triggered the “nuclear option” to effectively eliminate the filibuster for executive and judicial nominations last year. Now another Senate tradition may be next up on the chopping block: the use of “blue slips.” Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Patrick Leahy (D–VT) stated, “As long as the blue-slip process is … More

    Senate Bails Out the Rich Again

    The Washington Post reports: The Senate voted Wednesday to renew the government’s $8,000 tax credit for first-time home buyers through the first six months of next year as part of a broader bill designed to extend unemployment benefits. Heritage fellow Ronald Utt explains why this is terrible public policy: Under … More