Within hours of the death of Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that the Senate would not consider a replacement until a new president takes office. President Obama has vowed to nominate someone anyway, while Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat, called such a long vacancy on the court “unprecedented.”
He may be right.
In his first full day in Mexico, Pope Francis spoke directly to the issues facing the nation Saturday, the Los Angeles Times reports.
"I beg that you not underestimate the moral and antisocial challenge which the drug trade represents for Mexican society as a whole, as well as for the church," he told church leaders at a Mexico City cathedral.
The pope also delivered a speech to politicians alongside President Enrique Peña Nieto.
An acquaintance of mine got married recently. I'm very happy for him and his bride. I wasn't invited to the wedding, although I believe I was instrumental in getting him to the altar. Apparently, I'm the Good Luck Chick.