President Barack Obama this week announced he has chosen U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Merrick Garland as his nominee to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Garland’s reception was less than hospitable, to put it kindly, as Senate GOP leaders vowed not only to never hold confirmation hearings, but to never speak to Garland, period. We think the latter may be a bit much, but one thing is for certain: if a Democrat wins the White House in November, we have a sneaking suspicion that Garland’s chances might vastly improve
Fresh off his victory in the Ohio G.O.P. Presidential primary, Governor John Kasich got a boost in Pennsylvania this week as surrogates for the Marco Rubio campaign dropped their court challenge to Kasich’s petitions, meaning he will be on the April 26th ballot in the Keystone State. Rubio, meanwhile, disappeared into the ether after he realized that his overwhelming victory in Puerto Rico was not really translating into support anywhere else.