NRN - The Daily Wrap-Up June 30th

June 30, 2010
4:00 PM Eastern


Good Wednesday Afternoon -

Robert Chatigny: The wrong choice for the Second Circuit Court of AppealsRobert Chatigny has been nominated to serve on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. For those unfamiliar with him need to be quick. He has already breezed through the Senate Judiciary Committee and faces a confirmation vote in front of the Senate at a time to be determined. The Senate can approve him at any time, so calls are needed to your Senator now (202.224.3121). Also check out: Harry Reid under fire over Chatigny.

Can Kagan get Borked? As the U.S. Senate continues hearings on the nomination of Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court this week, it is worth recalling how well-credentialed Judge Robert Bork was for the position that he was ultimately denied.

Kagan: That was them, this is me – The contrast between Elena Kagan's current stance regarding which questions a judicial nominee can safely answer and the views she expressed on the subject in a 1995 book review, highlighted on Monday by Radley Balko, has been widely noted in print and TV coverage.But the review (PDF), a 25-page essay published by The University of Chicago Law Review, is well worth reading in full, because it provides a cogent, thoughtful, and eloquent critique of the "vapid and hollow charade" in which Kagan is currently participating.

Kagan on ACOG memo: Did I do that? From Ed Morrisey: "If  the intent of Elena Kagan's testimony in the Senate Judiciary Committee is to build confidence in her competence, her answer to Orrin Hatch about a controversial memo has to be a huge step in the wrong direction."

Earth to Obama: "Stop the Spending!" From ALG President Bill Wilson, "CNBC commentator Rick Santelli has a very simple solution to the nation's fiscal and economic woes for Barack Obama and Congress: "Stop spending!" Speaking on Squawk Box on Monday, Santelli noted the cool reception that Obama received this past weekend at the G20 summit in Toronto that sought to address the sovereign debt crisis."

Reason: Spend, baby, spend – Not long ago, President Barack Obama ordered the creation of a commission that would report back to him with policy recommendations on cutting the federal deficit. And as great leaders throughout history have proved, the most effective way to tend to any intergenerational crisis is to create a bipartisan commission to study it—but only after midterm elections.

ObamaCare is bad for business – ObamaCare will cost our nation more than $1 trillion. However, as Obama's health care plan begins to unfold, it is clear it is going to cost our nation more than just red ink…

Daily Caller: Michael Mann says hockey stick should not have become climate change icon.

Politico: Oil spill visits get partisan – Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) wanted to fly 10 lawmakers down to the Gulf of Mexico to see the damage caused by BP's gigantic oil spill first hand. House Democrats said no.

Why isn't the largest oil skimmer in the world working in the Gulf???