Justices reject appeal of Kavanaugh environmental ruling

U.S. 10/09/18, 09:57

The Supreme Court is declining to review an environmental ruling written by Brett Kavanaugh in his former role as an appeals court judge.The justices on Tuesday left in place an August 2017 ruling the new Supreme Court justice wrote that struck down an Obama-era Environmental Protection Agency rule. That rule ...

Update: Lines outside court for Kavanaugh’s first day

U.S. 10/09/18, 08:58

The Latest on the Supreme Court and Justice Brett Kavanaugh (all times local):8:45 a.m.People hoping to see Justice Brett Kavanaugh's first day on the Supreme Court bench are waiting in long lines outside the court. Police barricades are up in front of the court, but the few protesters on hand ...

10 Things to Know for Today

U.S. 10/09/18, 06:01

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. AFTER A BITTER NOMINATION PROCESS, DAY 1 ON THE BENCHBrett Kavanaugh is about to hear his first arguments as a Supreme Court justice, becoming the fifth solidly conservative jurist on the high court.2. ...

Kavanaugh to hear first arguments as Supreme Court justice

U.S. 10/09/18, 00:35

A Supreme Court with a new conservative majority takes the bench as Brett Kavanaugh, narrowly confirmed after a bitter Senate battle, joins his new colleagues to hear his first arguments as a justice.Kavanaugh will emerge Tuesday morning from behind the courtroom's red velvet curtains and take his seat alongside his ...

In boon for farmers, Trump lifting restrictions on ethanol

Enviroment 10/09/18, 00:24

The Trump administration is moving to allow year-round sales of gasoline with higher blends of ethanol, a boon for Iowa and other farm states that have pushed for greater sales of the corn-based fuel.President Donald Trump is expected to announce he is lifting a federal ban on summer sales of ...

Democrat Donnelly cites support for Trump in Indiana debate

U.S. 10/08/18, 21:51

Democratic Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly and Republican businessman Mike Braun don't agree on much. But both conceded one point Monday night, during their first debate: they support President Donald Trump."I go against my party all the time," Donnelly said from the debate state in Westville. "I've been with president 62 ...

Trump to allow year-round sales of high-ethanol gasoline

U.S. 10/08/18, 20:40

The Trump administration is moving to allow year-round sales of gasoline with higher blends of ethanol, a boon for Iowa and other farm states that have pushed for greater sales of the corn-based fuel.President Donald Trump is expected to announce he is lifting a federal ban on summer sales of ...

Sprint to Nov. 6: The race to frame the Kavanaugh story

U.S. 10/08/18, 15:56

Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court fired the starting pistol for the final sprint to Election Day in the United States, with control of the House and Senate at stake.The nation's reckoning with power and who to believe about sexual misconduct has generated a new anger factor among the ...

Update: Trump says allegations against Kavanaugh ‘hoax’

U.S. 10/08/18, 11:36

The Latest on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh (all times local):11:10 a.m.President Donald Trump says newly confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was "caught up in a hoax that was set up by the Democrats."Trump says allegations of sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh were "all made up, it was fabricated ...

Update: Trump says he has no plans to fire Rosenstein

U.S. 10/08/18, 11:14

The Latest on President Donald Trump and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (all times local): 10:47 a.m. President Donald Trump says he doesn't have plans to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Rosenstein's job security has been under question since news reports last month that he had discussed possibly secretly recording Trump to ...

New history highlights ties between presidents, justices

U.S. 10/08/18, 04:11

Mired in the Korean War, President Harry Truman began plotting a federal government takeover of American steel companies to head off a strike. Before he followed through with his plan, he secretly asked Chief Justice Fred Vinson, his close friend and poker buddy, how the Supreme Court might react.Vinson told ...

How it happened: Procedural vote on Kavanaugh was critical

U.S. 10/08/18, 00:28

Mitch McConnell walked onto the Senate floor for the big vote to save Brett Kavanaugh's nomination with a secret: He didn't know how it would turn out.It wasn't supposed to be like this. The Senate majority leader is often seen as a masterful tactician. But he was watching and waiting ...

Bitter fight over Kavanaugh shadows a conservative court

U.S. 10/08/18, 00:23

The moment conservatives have dreamed about for decades has arrived with Brett Kavanaugh joining the Supreme Court. But with it comes the shadow of a bitter confirmation fight that is likely to hang over the court as it takes on divisive issues, especially those dealing with politics and women's rights.With ...

2 young California women face different paths to US House

California 10/07/18, 12:27

Two women in their 30s from different political parties are new arrivals on the California political scene, each trying to engineer a remarkable achievement on Election Day — defeating an established congressman.Democrat Katie Hill is promising to end politics as usual in a district that cuts through suburbs and high ...

Supreme Court moves right, but how far, how fast?

U.S. 10/07/18, 10:46

The moment conservatives have dreamed about for decades has arrived with Brett Kavanaugh joining the Supreme Court. But with it comes the shadow of a bitter confirmation fight that is likely to hang over the court as it takes on divisive issues, especially those dealing with politics and women's rights.With ...

Kavanaugh Sworn in As Supreme Court Justice

U.S. 10/07/18, 09:45

Narrow Republican majority in Senate nearly unanimously supported his appointment to become country's 114th Supreme Court justice while all but one Democratic lawmaker opposed his nomination

Analysis: Kavanaugh fight sharpens the stakes for midterms

U.S. 10/07/18, 00:36

The bitter battle over Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court has exacerbated the nation's political divide and left many Americans emotionally raw. It's also given new definition to the high stakes of November's election.Until now, the fight for control of Congress has largely been viewed as a referendum on ...

McConnell: Kavanaugh deserved an up-or-down vote

U.S. 10/06/18, 20:58

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he never would have pulled the plug on Brett Kavanaugh over the allegations of sexual misconduct because the Supreme Court nominee deserved an up-or-down vote — even if it failed.McConnell said in an interview Saturday with The Associated Press that Kavanaugh also wanted to ...

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