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    Trump Scores Gorsuch Supreme Court Confirmation

    Finally, a victory. After a historic Senate rules change to prohibit a filibuster, a largely partisan Republican 54-45 vote confirmed President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, restoring a conservative court majority. It happened Friday, on Trump’s 77th day in office, on the heels of a GOP failure to repeal Obamacare and a “rolling disaster” of court decisions, infighting and investigations into administration links to Russian election meddling. Gorsuch will be privately sworn in Monday, and his impact could be felt immediately on pending gun control and church-and-state cases.

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