Trump launches missiles at Syria while the GOP launches the nuclear option against the Democratic Senate. @DavidMDrucker @CNN @MaryKissel @WSJOpinion.

Apr 07, 2017, 04:56 AM

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Trump launches missiles at Syria while the GOP launches the nuclear option against the Democratic Senate. @DavidMDrucker @CNN @MaryKissel @WSJOpinion.

In deploying this so-called nuclear option, lawmakers are fundamentally altering the way the Senate handles one of its most significant duties, further limiting the minority’s power in a chamber that was designed to be a slower and more deliberative body than the House.

The move, once unthinkable among senators, is a testament to the creeping partisan rancor in recent years, after decades of at least relative bipartisanship on Supreme Court matters. Both parties have warned of sweeping effects on the court itself, predicting the elevation of more ideologically extreme judges now that only a majority is required for confirmation.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/06/us/politics/neil-gorsuch-supreme-court-senate.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0