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The Democrats Can’t Block Gorsuch

Judge Neil Gorsuch speaking after President Donald Trump nominated him for the Supreme Court, at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images On Tuesday night, Donald Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch to fill the vacant seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. Right now, Senate Democrats can defeat Trump’s nominee only if they stay united in their opposition ...

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The Angle: Supreme Court Reality Show Edition

Donald Trump nominates Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on Tuesday in Washington. Alex Wong/Getty Images L.V. Anderson L.V. Anderson is a Slate associate editor.  It’s OK, buy that hoagie: Washingtonians are boycotting a local sandwich shop because one of its owners met with President Trump. It’s one ...

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Trump Versus Everyone

Protesters shout from the sidewalk at the South Carolina Statehouse during a demonstration on Tuesday in Columbia, South Carolina. Sean Rayford/Getty Images The day after Donald Trump won the presidency, the American Civil Liberties Union put his face on its website alongside four words: See you in court. A little more than a week after Trump assumed the presidency, the ...

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This Week in Trump: Executive Orders and Supreme Court Showdowns

President Donald Trump nominates Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court during a ceremony at the White House on Tuesday. Alex Wong/Getty Images Welcome to This Week in Trump , Slate’s weekly look at Donald Trump’s presidency. Every week, we’ll catch you up on the events of the past seven days, point you to further reading, and keep an eye ...

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How the Banks and Republicans Plan to Kill Financial Reform Under Trump

Rep. Jeb Hensarling, chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, waves after speaking to the press in the lobby at Trump Tower, Nov. 17, 2016, in New York City. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Now that Donald Trump is president, the banking industry is well on its way to accomplishing what has been its top priority goal for years: upending Dodd-Frank, the ...

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The Culture Gabfest “We Love Spunk” Edition

Listen to Culture Gabfest No. 437 with Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner with the audio player below. Advertisement And join the lively conversation on the Culturefest Facebook page. Go to slate.com/cultureplus to learn more about Slate Plus and join today. This week on Slate Plus, Stephen, Dana, and Julia have a spoiler-filled discussion about the controversial ending of ...

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The Ransomware Attack That Locked Hotel Guests Out of Their Rooms

Romantik Seehotel Jaegerwirt in Austria. Screenshot via Romantik Hotels & Restaurants Of the various things you may be worrying about these days, getting locked out of your lovely hotel room in scenic Austria is probably not very high on the list. But last week, guests at the Romantik Seehotel Jaegerwirt in the Austrian village of Turracherhohe found themselves unable to ...

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Acting Army Secretary Clears the Way for Dakota Access Pipeline

Activists at Oceti Sakowin near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation brace for sub-zero temperatures expected overnight on Dec. 6 outside Cannon Ball, North Dakota. Scott Olson/Getty Images This story originally appeared on the Guardian and has been reproduced here with permission through Climate Desk . The Dakota Access Pipeline is in the final process of getting approvals to complete construction ...

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Steve Bannon’s Presence on the National Security Council Is Not Just Terrible. It’s Illegal.

Steve Bannon, chief strategist for President Donald Trump, in the East Room of the White House on Jan. 22 in Washington. Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images President Trump’s executive order giving Steve Bannon a seat on the National Security Council’s Principals Committee is an assault on common sense and tradition—that much is obvious. It also appears to be a violation of federal ...

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So Do We Have to Boycott Everything Now?

Taylor Gourmet in Washington. AgnosticPreachersKid/Wikimedia When Casey Patten, co-owner of the popular D.C. hoagie chain Taylor Gourmet, visited the White House on Monday for a discussion on small business issues with President Trump, he probably didn’t think his customers would notice or care. It was hardly his first presidential photo op. In 2012, then-President Barack Obama visited a Taylor location ...

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