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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

California’s Feinstein takes lead role in court fight

California 10/06/18, 11:33

The national spotlight is glaring on California U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein and her November re-election bid as she takes a leading role in the fight over Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination.Republicans, including President Donald Trump, have condemned the Democratic senator's ...

Kavanaugh gets the votes to survive Supreme Court fight

U.S. 10/06/18, 00:38

Brett Kavanaugh seems assured of surviving a Supreme Court nomination fight for the ages after two wavering senators said they'd back him.Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va., right, and Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., left, walk together after viewing the FBI supplemental ...

Two Republican senators, two divergent paths on Kavanaugh

U.S. 10/06/18, 00:23

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski turned against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh quietly, uttering a single word: "No."Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, her longtime friend and fellow moderate Republican, spoke on the Senate floor for 45 minutes, explaining her support for ...

Collins and Murkowski offer contrast on Kavanaugh vote

U.S. 10/05/18, 17:54

They're longtime friends, but Republican Senators Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins displayed vastly different styles Friday as they reached opposite conclusions on the crucial question of whether to support Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court.Murkowski, in her fourth term ...

A rift at Facebook after exec attends Kavanaugh hearing

Tech 10/05/18, 13:49

The appearance of a Facebook executive behind Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh during his contentious confirmation hearings has created some rifts at the company.Joel Kaplan, Facebook's vice president for global public policy, is a friend of Kavanaugh and worked with ...

Who was questioned by the FBI in the Kavanaugh probe?

U.S. 10/05/18, 10:32

The FBI has wrapped up its background investigation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, but much of what it did remains a mystery, including its decisions about whom to interview.Investigation details have not been publicly disclosed. Republicans say the probe ...

Texas congresswoman fires intern arrested for data leak

U.S. 10/05/18, 09:23

A Houston Democratic congresswoman has fired an unpaid intern after he was arrested by the U.S. Capitol police, accused of posting online the home addresses of Republican senators backing Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court.The Dallas Morning News reports ...

10 Things to Know for Today

U.S. 10/05/18, 06:27

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. JUDGE'S FUTURE HANGS IN THE BALANCEThe Senate is poised to take a crucial vote Friday on whether to advance Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to ...

Key senators undecided as Senate poised to vote on Kavanaugh

U.S. 10/05/18, 01:59

The Senate is taking a crucial vote Friday to advance Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court. Key GOP senators remain undecided amid allegations of sexual misconduct and intense protests dividing the nation.Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, ...

Day of chaos and consequence before vote on Kavanaugh

U.S. 10/05/18, 01:43

This is what democracy looks like!" protesters shouted outside the Supreme Court, voicing their opposition to Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the high court but somehow speaking for everyone on every side on a day of passion, chaos and consequence.Democracy on ...

Initial Senate vote on Kavanaugh nomination set for Friday

U.S. 10/04/18, 01:52

The Senate braced for a crucial initial vote Friday on Brett Kavanaugh's tottering Supreme Court nomination after Majority Leader Mitch McConnell set his polarized chamber on a schedule to decide an election-season battle that has consumed the nation. A showdown ...

Female GOP senators take up side on Kavanaugh debate

U.S. 10/04/18, 00:18

The Trump era has, at times, been uncomfortable for Republican women, especially the six senators who will be asked to vote for Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation by week's end.On Tuesday night, President Donald Trump ridiculed Christine Blasey Ford, who ...

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