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Protesters disrupt final vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court justice Protesters disrupt final vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court justice
Senators voting to eventually confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court were forced repeatedly to stop so that protesters could be cleared from the room. The scene unfolded Saturday afternoon as Kavanaugh was officially being placed on the nation's highest court. Protesters could almost immediately be heard when Vice President Mike Pence began to oversee the voting. Before Pence ca...
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Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination heads to final Senate vote with near-certain confirmation Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination heads to final Senate vote with near-certain confirmation
WASHINGTON - It's the last hurdle for Brett Kavanaugh. Republicans appear to have the votes needed to confirm Kavanaugh and tilt the Supreme Court in favor of conservatives for years to come. A full Senate vote is scheduled sometime after 4 p.m. Saturday. For weeks, Kavanaugh's future has hung in the balance during hours of hearings, FBI investigations and a smattering of sexual assault al...
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'We believe survivors!': Energized Kavanaugh protesters make last gasp push 'We believe survivors!': Energized Kavanaugh protesters make last gasp push
WASHINGTON – Barbara Smith got her start in protesting during the Vietnam War. On Thursday she was back at it, among the first to arrive at a rally here against Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court. “It’s unreal that those of us of a certain generation have to do this again,” said Smith, 67, of Richmond, Virginia, as she waved a sign that included photos of her grandchildren. "My j...
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Donald Trump has treated Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford like a Faberge egg, Kellyanne Conway says Donald Trump has treated Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford like a Faberge egg, Kellyanne Conway says
WASHINGTON – White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, who has revealed she herself is a victim of sexual assault, defended President Donald Trump's mimicking of Christine Blasey Ford during a political rally in Mississippi Tuesday night. Conway said Wednesday that Brett Kavanaugh's accuser "has been treated like a Faberge egg by all of us, beginning with me and the president." Criticizing tes...
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Former President Barack Obama endorses 260 additional Democratic candidates Former President Barack Obama endorses 260 additional Democratic candidates
WASHINGTON – Former President Barack Obama on Monday announced endorsements of another 260 Democratic candidates in November midterm elections, bringing his total number of endorsements this year to about 350. Obama is focusing on close races for governor, U.S. Senate, U.S. House and state legislatures in which he believes his support will make a meaningful difference. He said the candidates "m...
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Tropical Storm Rosa brings flood threat to 12 million people in the Southwest Tropical Storm Rosa brings flood threat to 12 million people in the Southwest
The remnants of Hurricane Rosa are forecast to bring heavy rain and the threat of flash flooding to the Southwest over the next few days. The now-tropical storm – which had been as strong as a Category 4 hurricane – is poised to make landfall along Mexico's Baja California Peninsula on Monday evening, where heavy rain was already being reported. Flood watches are in effect across portions of...
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Senate panel asks FBI to investigate person who gave 'false statements' against Kavanaugh Senate panel asks FBI to investigate person who gave 'false statements' against Kavanaugh
WASHINGTON - The Senate Judiciary Committee asked the FBI on Saturday to investigate a person who gave apparent "false statements" during its vetting of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh was questioned about the claim, which accused him of sexually assaulting a woman in Rhode Island. After the claim was made public, the man who made it recanted his story, the committee says. Sen...
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American Bar Association calls for FBI investigation into Kavanaugh allegations American Bar Association calls for FBI investigation into Kavanaugh allegations
The American Bar Association has asked the Senate Judiciary Committee to suspend its consideration of Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court until an FBI investigation is completed into multiple sexual assault allegations. In a Thursday night letter that followed an emotional and compelling day of hearings at which Kavanaugh again denied the nearly four-decades-old allegations of Dr....
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House approves spending bill to avert government shutdown, but delays fight over border wall House approves spending bill to avert government shutdown, but delays fight over border wall
WASHINGTON – The House approved a spending package Wednesday that avoids a government shutdown and puts off until after November’s mid-term elections a nasty fight over funding a wall along the southern border. President Donald Trump signaled he will sign the bill. “We’re going to keep the government open,” he said after a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in New York. The b...
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Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford offers Senate four people who corroborate her assault claims Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford offers Senate four people who corroborate her assault claims
The attorneys for Christine Blasey Ford have sworn and signed declarations from four people who corroborate her claims of sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. In documents sent to the Senate Judiciary Committee and obtained by USA TODAY, Ford’s attorneys present declarations from Ford’s husband, Russell, and three friends who support the California college professor’s accusa...
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