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6 takeaways from Garland's hearing

Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden's attorney general nominee, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday, vowing to preserve the integrity of the Justice Department and to fully prosecute the "heinous" crimes committed during the attack on the US Capitol last month.

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Bash: Cruz looking for Fox News sound bite at Garland hearing

CNN's Dana Bash points out that Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-TX) line of questioning to attorney general nominee Merrick Garland about the partisanship of the Justice Department noticeably didn't include the Trump administration and Cruz's own role in the discourse.

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Opinion: The three biggest decisions facing Merrick Garland

This week, Judge Merrick Garland will finally get a confirmation hearing in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, more than four years after his nomination to the US Supreme Court was torpedoed by Sen. Mitch McConnell's obstructionism. Of course, this time Garland has been nominated as President Joe Biden's attorney general, and, with Senate Democrats in the majority, his swift confirmation is all but assured.

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Biden to nominate Merrick Garland as attorney general

President-elect Joe Biden has decided to nominate Judge Merrick Garland as attorney general, people familiar with the matter tell CNN, a long-awaited decision that was moved toward completion Wednesday as it became apparent that Democrats were on the brink of winning control of the Senate.

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What my husband, Elijah Cummings, would say if he were alive today

Despite her dying wish that she not be replaced until a new president is installed, President Donald J. Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell barely waited a few hours following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before announcing their intention to do just that. No one should forget that it was McConnell who blocked a Senate confirmation process for former President Barack Obama's Supreme Court pick, Merrick Garland, following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February of 2016 because, McConnell argued, the seat should not be filled before a national election nearly nine months away.

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Opinion: Obamacare could be doomed if Trump fills another Court seat

The prospect of a third Supreme Court pick for President Donald Trump looms large following the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday. In 2016, when President Obama nominated Judge Merrick Garland for the high court, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused to even bring Garland up -- arguing that, in an election year, it was only proper that he should wait for the will of the people. It was "about a principle, not a person," McConnell said back then.

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Pelosi should block impeachment trial until White House is forced to reveal all

Let's call it the Pelosi Pause. There are no written rules governing the timetable for delivery of the House decision impeaching Donald Trump to the Senate, only custom. But then there were no written rules governing the timetable for a Senate decision on Barack Obama's nomination of Merrick Garland, only custom. If Speaker Nancy Pelosi follows Senator Mitch McConnell's playbook, Donald Trump will never stand trial in the Senate.

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Analysis: Did Mitch McConnell forget about Merrick Garland?

When Mitch McConnell took to the Senate floor on Monday, he was, quite clearly irate. (Which, if you know anything about the taciturn and even-keeled Kentucky Republican, is saying something.) The reason for his anger? The tactics he believes Senate Democrats are using to slow down -- or even derail -- the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh.

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