After a year of COVID, every American ought to have a newfound appreciation for the profound physical and psychological effects that extreme social isolation can have on a person.
Joe Biden's attorney general nominee promised that investigating the extremist Capitol insurrection would be his "first priority" if confirmed.
The North Carolina senator praised Merrick Garland's record and history of working with both Democrats and Republicans in a Tuesday statement.
The reactionary Fox News host has said there was no white supremacy during the violence on January 6 despite an officer saying police were beaten with Confederate flags while protecting the Capitol.
"Am I right in assuming you do not view your role as attorney general as being Joe Biden's wingman?" Cruz asked Garland on Monday.
The judge of 24 years will call for "reaffirming the norms that will ensure the [DOJ's] adherence to the Rule of Law."
"The driver of that truck had his family in there, and they were scared to death," said one Oklahoma Republican who authored a bill which provides full immunity to motorists who hit demonstrators on roadways.
Republican senators want to schedule hearings for the Cuomo administration's alleged withholding of the number of nursing home COVID-19 deaths.
The Biden administration can fulfill the promise to end the federal death penalty immediately and for many years to come without congressional action.
"Democrats do not get to score political points in an unprecedented act of political theater on one hand while also trying to claim the mantle of good government on the other," Senate Judiciary Committee Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) wrote to incoming chairman Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.).
The outgoing commander-in-chief and one of his closest allies, Senator Lindsey Graham, have allegedly pressured Georgia election officials to take actions that would amount to fraud.
The South Carolina senator joined Republicans in refusing to hold confirmation hearings for Merrick Garland's nomination to the Supreme Court in 2016.
With Hunter Biden under federal investigation, Biden's pick to lead the DOJ faces the thorny task of shielding the department from any appearance of political bias.
A look back at what Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Trump and others said about Obama's Supreme Court nominee back in 2016.
They had an obligation to their constituents in 2016 to stop Obama's nominee and they have an obligation to their constituents today to put through President Trump's. No qualifier needed. No phony, pretentious excuses.
"We're simply too close to the election, and in the interest of being fair to the American people," the Republican senator said.
The Democratic presidential candidate hasn't released a list of potential candidates for the high court. But legal experts say the pool of qualified prospects is small enough to make some very good educated guesses about who the former veep might nominate if he wins in November.
Don't let anyone tell you this issue is governed by other legal provisions, vague "norms" or historical "precedents" such as the so-called "Biden Rule." There are only two principles that apply, both rooted in Article II of the Constitution.
Over 60 percent of Americans think Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg's Supreme Court seat should not be filled until after the upcoming election.
"I did not support taking up a nomination eight months before the 2016 election to fill the vacancy created by the passing of Justice Scalia," the Republican senator from Alaska said.
"You stated a pretty firm principle about Merrick Garland: 'It's wrong to deny voters a chance to way in,'" host Chris Wallace pointed out to the Republican senator from Arkansas.
The current Democratic presidential nominee said in 2016 that he would push ahead with the nomination of a Supreme Court appointee "even a few months before a presidential election."
The South Carolina senator once dared Americans to "use my words against me" during March 2016 remarks, in which he declared the next president—regardless of party—would not fill a Supreme Court vacancy during the final year of their first term.
The Senate neither held hearings nor took a vote on the Obama Supreme Court nominee, who was nominated nine months prior to the 2016 elections.
A vote on the judge's Supreme Court confirmation is expected Friday.
The president is scheduled to discuss the Supreme Court with Senate leaders on Tuesday afternoon.
The Pennsylvania-based judge has written two majority opinions reviewed by the Supreme Court.
If Hillary Clinton wins the presidency, it's uncertain whether Republicans would allow a vote on Merrick Garland this year—or if she would nominate a new jurist.