• Trump selects Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court

    President Donald Trump on Saturday said he is nominating Amy Coney Barrett, a conservative federal appeals court judge, to succeed the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the US Supreme Court. Calling it a “very proud moment indeed,” Trump called Barrett a woman of “towering intellect” and “unyielding loyalty to the Constitution.” Barrett, Trump said, is “one of our […]

  • Biden would nominate Obama to Supreme Court ‘if he’d take it’

    Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden said that, if elected, he would nominate former President Barack Obama to the highest court — if Obama would accept it. During an event in Washington, Iowa, over the weekend, Biden was asked if he would nominate Obama, his former boss, to the Supreme Court. “If […]

  • Justice Department to honor lawyers who supported Kavanaugh nomination

    The Justice Department will present a prestigious award to the team of lawyers who did “work in support of the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh” to the Supreme Court, according to an internal email sent to department staff Friday. The email, obtained by CNN, says Taylor Owings, Douglas Rathbun and Craig Minerva along with others across the […]

  • The battle over accusations goes on as Kavanaugh nomination advances

    As Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, closed out his executive summary of allegations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, his staff called a former roommate of Deborah Ramirez, the Yale classmate who has accused Kavanaugh of exposing himself to her. Jen Klaus, the former roommate, told NBC News that committee staff […]

  • Collins to vote ‘yes’ on Kavanaugh, virtually ensuring his confirmation

    Sen. Susan Collins, who had been the last undecided Republican vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, announced Friday she will vote in favor of President Donald Trump’s pick, virtually ensuring his confirmation when the full Senate holds its final vote on Saturday. In a speech on the Senate floor that lasted more than 40 […]

  • Trump says anti-Kavanaugh protesters sharing stories of sex assault are ‘paid professionals’

    Just before the Senate narrowly voted to advance Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump dismissed Capitol Hill protesters — including those who have told their stories of sexual violence and assault — as “paid professionals” bent on making senators “look bad” in service to Democratic donor George Soros. The very rude elevator screamers are paid […]

  • Senate narrowly advances Kavanaugh nomination to final vote

    The Senate on Friday advanced the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, 51-49, taking a critical step to open debate before a planned final vote this weekend. As of Friday morning, four key senators still remained publicly undecided on whether to ultimately confirm the embattled nominee: Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and Lisa […]

  • Democrats, key Republicans, denounce Trump for mocking Kavanaugh accuser Ford

    Democrats — as well as key Republican Sen. Jeff Flake — criticized President Donald Trump Wednesday after he used a speech in Mississippi to repeatedly mock Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers. In an interview with NBC’s “Today,” Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., who sided with his Democratic colleagues last week […]

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