The only real uncertainty in the process had been whether the Democrats would be able to muster the 41 votes needed to filibuster Gorsuch's nomination. They've set up a scenario wherein future presidents who may not be to their liking can nominate liberal ideologues Republicans may despise, but the simple majority required for confirmation will allow that future president to do as he or she wishes without the advice of the Senate.
The al-Shabab militant group claimed responsibility for the attack. Security forces blocked off the entire district around the defence ministry. "There were number of officials in the convoy targeted including the army chief who left the Ministry after the ceremony concluded", a military source told VOA.
Somalia's new military chief is said to have survived the suicide auto bomb attack. Witnesses said the blast destroyed vehicles including a minibus. The shakeup is an attempt to improve the worsening security situation as al-Shabab, allied to al-Qaida, steps up deadly bombings in the capital. The Somali president gave al-Shabab members a 60-day amnesty period to surrender and join the government side.
The United States condemns the Venezuelan Supreme Court's March 29 decision to usurp the powers of the democratically elected National Assembly. Maduro faced the strongest criticism ever from within his own camp Friday as his attorney general condemned recent court rulings that strengthened the socialist president's grip on the levers of power.
The New York Times reported that the new president declined to say whether he had reviewed the intelligence reports but promised to explain himself "at the right time ". Rice, in the Trump construction, may have masterminded a Richard Nixon-like campaign of spying on Obama's political opponents, one that stretched back years before the presidential transition in which she has been accused.
In the meantime, they will play the 2017 season in Oakland and Davis said he hoped the team would play there as well in 2018 and 2019. "Moving the Raiders? You can move a lot of teams, but there aren't many fan bases like the Raiders' fan base".