Confirmation hearings

FILE - In this May 18, 2016, file photo, then-Libertarian presidential candidate and former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson speaks with legislators at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City. Johnson wants to occupy a potentially powerful swing seat in the U.S. Senate, as Republican and Democrats jockey for the majority in November 2018 elections. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
October 10, 2018 - 1:08 am
TUCUMCARI, N.M. (AP) — The nation rejected him in 2016 as an offbeat alternative to Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. The rest is not yet history as Gary Johnson, a former governor of New Mexico, seeks a seat in the U.S. Senate as a Libertarian and political wild card. Johnson says his high-desert...
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October 09, 2018 - 4:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge is rejecting a pre-trial release for a former congressional staffer accused of posting online the home addresses of Republican senators backing Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court. Magistrate Judge Deborah A. Robinson on Tuesday ordered that Jackson...
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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 - 7:35 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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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 - 11:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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...
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FILE - In this Oct. 12, 1949, file photo, President Harry S. Truman, center, and Chief Justice Fred Vinson, right, congratulates Sherman Minton, left, outside the White House after Minton was sworn in by Vinson as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, in Washington, D.C. That relationship between the White House and the Supreme Court is being examined anew following the bitter confirmation fight over Brett Kavanaugh, who angrily denounced President Donald Trump’s political opponents during a Senate hearing. (AP Photo/John Rous, File)
October 08, 2018 - 8:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2016, file photo, then-National Security Adviser Susan Rice follows then-President Barack Obama across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, to board Marine One. On Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, Rice said she’ll decide after the 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 Kavanaugh was key to his confirmation to the Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
October 07, 2018 - 8:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Susan Rice, who was President Barack Obama's national security adviser, said Sunday she'll decide after next month's midterm elections whether to run for the Senate from Maine in 2020 and try to unseat Republican Sen. Susan Collins. Collins cast a deciding vote to confirm Brett...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2016, file photo, Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum poses for a photo at her office in Portland, Ore. Rosenblum, a Democrat who has joined more than a dozen lawsuits against the Trump administration, has concerns about Brett Kavanaugh's judicial temperament and his ability to independently weigh cases that may involve the Trump administration. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)
October 07, 2018 - 4:26 pm
Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court has put a spotlight on the dozens of federal cases pitting the Trump administration against Democratic-leaning states, on issues including auto emission standards, immigration and a free-flowing internet. He lashed out against "left-wing...
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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 - 10:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The moment that 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's likely to hang over the court as it takes on divisive issues, especially those dealing with...
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President Donald Trump waves to supporters after speaking at a campaign rally at Kansas Expocentre, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 in Topeka, Kan. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
October 07, 2018 - 6:45 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — President Donald Trump at a Kansas rally celebrated the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, condemning Democrats for what he called a "shameless campaign of political and personal destruction" against his nominee. To cheers of supporters at the Kansas...
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