However, any Senate rule can be overridden by a simple Senate majority vote, a procedure that McConnell has aggressively invoked for the Kavanaugh and Gorsuch nominations. And until noon on Jan. 20, Mike Pence can, as president of the Senate, break any tie vote, and give Republicans a continued majority status to conduct committee business. Senate precedence has given vice presidents a wide berth to exercise that vote. … [Read more...] about Trump’s Last Gasp Could Be a Supreme Court Justice in January
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Here’s the challenge: for all Biden’s 50-year track record of votes and positions that don’t work today, for all the evidence that his style isn’t as snappy as it once was, one thing is still apparent: this is a guy folks just don’t “hate.” And if folks don’t hate a guy, it’s hard to throw red meat at a crowd and rile them up about him. The 2016 game plan – keep the opponent’s voters at home while ensuring your voters come out – will not be effective in 2020. … [Read more...] about Arnon Mishkin: Trump the underdog – Can campaign climb out of the hole he’s dug?
Most notably, House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., claimed this week that Trump "does not plan to go quietly if he is not reelected" and added that he does not believe Trump would “go quietly” after the 2024 election should he win a second term, saying the military may have to come up with a plan to remove him … [Read more...] about Karl Rove slams Clyburn, media over ‘ridiculous’ suggestion Trump won’t leave office after election loss
Biden — the challenger, with the longest resume of a candidate since at least George H. W. Bush — has benefitted from the drop in Trump’s public approval ratings. Many voters who have had enough of Trump aren’t particularly enthusiastic about Biden, but he doesn’t generate fear and uncertainty among voters. As a result, many voters say they plan to cast ballots for Biden primarily to get Trump out of the White House. … [Read more...] about Arnon Mishkin: Biden could benefit by skipping Democratic Convention — he avoids sticking foot in his mouth
But the sale of TikTok should also be viewed as a huge win for China's tech industry and the innovation coming out of Beijing, according to Rich Robinson, a professor at Peking University and founding partner of Whip Wham, an investment practice focused on China and Asian markets. … [Read more...] about Microsoft has a long history in China. That could cut both ways for TikTok