Episode #164: Neil Gorsuch: You Be the Judge
If you had to find the main headline of President Trump’s first two weeks, you’d have to lead with his announcement on Tuesday that Judge Neil Gorsuch of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals is his nominee to replace Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court. Robert Barnes of the Washington Post tells us who Gorsuch is and what the prospects are for his confirmation.
The rest of Trump’s beginning as the nation’s 45th president was spent arguing about executive orders, the size of crowds and, in the eyes of most conservatives, doing what he said he would do. David Keene, the opinion page editor at the Washington Times and the former head of the American Conservative Union, shares his views about the highlights, and lowlights, of Trump’s start.
Rick Pearson of the Chicago Tribune takes us back to January of 2009, where Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich found himself impeached, convicted and removed from office in a brazen attempt at trying to sell Barack Obama’s Senate seat to the highest bidder.
And we end the program with thoughts about Trump’s executive order on immigration, and ensuing reaction to it, from Neal Conan.
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