Confirmation hearings

October 14, 2018 - 10:09 pm
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Actor Alec Baldwin followed up his latest parody portrayal of President Donald Trump with a serious call Sunday night for voters to use the Nov. 6 midterm elections to peacefully "overthrow" the government. After reprising his role as Trump on "Saturday Night Live," Baldwin...
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In this Oct. 11, 2018, photo, U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp talks to North Dakota State University students during a campaign event at the Fargo, N.D. college. Heitkamp is considered the underdog in her race against Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer, who is running for Senate this time in a state that President Donald Trump won by 36 points. Heitkamp told the students that they can make a difference in the final outcome. (AP Photo/Dave Kolpack)
October 14, 2018 - 11:33 am
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — An already tenuous bid for a second term has taken on new urgency for North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp since she voted against Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court. Heitkamp is scrambling to find her footing amid fears that the race against Republican Rep...
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President Donald Trump meets with rapper Kanye West in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in Washington. At left is White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 12, 2018 - 1:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Can we talk? Donald Trump would like to chat. And, boy, is he ever sharing. The president is riding high after Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's successful confirmation — and he's got a lot to say about and other topics. He's inviting reporters up to his private cabin on Air...
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In this Oct. 10, 2018 photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., speaks after the Republican policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington. With the GOP tax plan contributing to rising federal deficits, Democrats are warning that Republicans will go after cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security if they control Congress after the midterms. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell opened the door to the campaign year attack when he suggested rising deficits are due to government spending on those programs. The GOP leader has not made budget cuts a priority. But Democrats warn that eventually Republicans will try to cut spending. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
October 11, 2018 - 11:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate confirmed 15 more judges late Thursday and left town until after next month's midterm elections, as Republicans chalked up more wins days after Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court. Clearing the judicial nominees provided a signature walk-off for Senate...
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This courtroom sketch depicts Attorney Brenda G. Bryn, far right, speaking in front of from l-r, Associate Justice Samuel Alito Jr., Associate Justice Elena Kagan and Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh, at the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. (Dana Verkouteren via AP)
October 09, 2018 - 2:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Brett Kavanaugh took the bench with his new Supreme Court colleagues for the first time Tuesday in a jovial atmosphere that was strikingly at odds with the tension and rancor surrounding his high court confirmation. The new justice dived into his new job, asking a handful of...
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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein steps off Air Force One as he arrives Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
October 08, 2018 - 6:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared a reprieve Monday for Rod Rosenstein, saying he has no plans to fire his deputy attorney general whose future has been the source of intense speculation for two weeks. "I'm not making any changes," Trump told reporters as he returned to the White...
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File - In this Oct. 4, 2018 file photo, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, pauses while speakings to members of the media after a vote to advance Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court, on Capitol Hill. Alaska Republican party leaders plan to consider whether to reprimand Murkowski for opposing Kavanaugh's confirmation. The party has asked Murkowski to provide any information she might want its state central committee to consider. Murkowski told reporters that if she worried about political repercussions she wouldn't be able to do the job Alaskans expect her to do. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
October 08, 2018 - 3:01 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Republican party leaders plan to consider whether to reprimand U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski for opposing Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation. The party has asked Murkowski to provide any information she might want its state central committee to consider...
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President Donald Trump speaks with reporters on the South Lawn of the White House, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 08, 2018 - 1:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (all times local): 12:59 p.m. President Donald Trump talked for about a half hour to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein during their flight Monday to Orlando, Florida, for a speech to police chiefs...
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October 07, 2018 - 7:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's national security adviser, Susan Rice, says she'll decide after next month's midterm elections whether to run for the Senate from Maine in 2020. Rice is weighing whether to try to unseat Republican Sen. Susan Collins, whose decision to support Brett...
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The U.S. Supreme Court is seen at sunset in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
October 07, 2018 - 4:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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...
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