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MORNING BRIEF: McConnell says GOP evening the score by employing nuclear option for Gorsuch

On 'The First 100 Days,' the Senate majority leader slams Democrats' legislative resistance

 

THE VERDICT ON GORSUCH IS (ALMOST) IN

We are approaching the finish line in the Senate hearings on whether President Trump’s pick to replace Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court will be confirmed. Here’s what happens next: The Senate will meet on Wednesday to continue the debate on Gorsuch. Senate Democrats—who don’t approve of Gorsuch—have enough support to filibuster. But Republicans can decide to go nuclear and change the law to make Gorsuch’s confirmation hinge on a simple majority. In that case, Gorsuch has the votes needed. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told Fox News’ “The First 100 Days” Tuesday that the decision to use the rule change is in response to Democrats “breaking the rules of the Senate” in 2013. (WATCH FOX NEWS CHANNEL AND FOXNEWS.COM FOR FULL COVERAGE.) 

FOX BUSINESS Financial cases hang in the balance of Gorsuch Supreme Court battle 

'FIRST 100 DAYS': MCCONNELL TAKES ON THE GORSUCH FILIBUSTER THREAT  

HANNITY ON PREVIOUS SUSAN RICE DENIALS: 'SOUNDS LIKE A LIE TO ME'

NO SAFE HAVEN

Homeland Security cannot promise that illegal immigrants will not be arrested if they come forward to report they have been a victim of a crime or a witness to one, a spokesman said Tuesday. Some victims and witnesses themselves are potentially criminal immigrants who may pose a threat to the country, David Lapan, a spokesman from DHS said at a news briefing.

PEPSI COMMERCIAL MISS?

A new Pepsi commercial featuring Kendall Jenner as a soda-wielding protester garnered online backlash as some denounced the advertisement as appropriation for the Black Lives Matter movement. The “Live for Now Moments” video released Tuesday shows Jenner going from platinum-wigged celebrity to concerned protester and eventually handing a police officer on the demonstration line a can of Pepsi. He takes a swig, and then grins as Jenner dances off with fellow demonstrators.

'GOOD TALK'

House Republicans were noncommittal late Tuesday after about two dozen of them met with Vice President Mike Pence in an effort to resurrect the failed plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare.

FOX NEWS OPINION

WHY POPE FRANCIS SHOULD THANK PRESIDENT TRUMP

Chris Lowney, author of the new book "Everyone Leads: How to Revitalize the Catholic Church," writes that Pope Francis envisions a Catholic Church that battles the “globalization of indifference.” Ironically, President Trump has proven more effective than Francis at galvanizing Catholics to join that battle.

COMING UP ON FNC

9:30 AM ET: Senate Homeland Security Committee holds hearing on "Improving Border Security and Public Safety." DHS head Kelly testifies. Watch live on FoxNews.com

11: 15 AM ET: President Trump and first lady greet Jordanian King Abdullah II. Watch live on Fox News Channel and FoxNews.com

11:30 AM ET: Sens Cardin and Rubio hold press conference to discuss Syrian War Crimes. Watch live on FoxNews.com

1:10 PM ET: President Trump and Jordanian King Abdullah II hold a joint press conference from Rose Garden. Watch live on Fox News Channel and FoxNews.com 

COMING UP ON FOX BUSINESS

8:15 AM ET We’ll get the first of this week’s labor-related reports leading to Friday’s big monthly jobs number. The ADP report is expected to show that 187,000 people were hired in March by the private sector. That would be down from February’s 298,000.