Brett Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON | McConnell, Schumer re-elected as Senate party leaders

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans welcomed the first woman to their leadership team in years Wednesday as they sought to address the optics of the GOP side of the aisle being dominated by men. Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst called her selection to the leadership ranks “a great honor.” “It’s a great opportunity for those of us … Continue reading WASHINGTON | McConnell, Schumer re-elected as Senate party leaders

BILLINGS, Mont. | Montana Sen. Jon Tester prevails despite battering by Trump

BILLINGS, Mont. — Only U.S. Sen. Jon Tester of Montana survived President Donald Trump‘s aggressive campaign to topple Democratic senators from Republican-leaning states who voted against his Supreme Court picks. The president and his surrogates returned repeatedly to Montana, North Dakota, Missouri and Indiana this election season, pounding on Tester and other incumbent Democrats who … Continue reading BILLINGS, Mont. | Montana Sen. Jon Tester prevails despite battering by Trump

HOUSTON | Trump escalates immigration rhetoric at rally to boost Cruz

HOUSTON— President Donald Trump escalated his immigration rhetoric at a midterm rally in Texas on Monday, falsely accusing Democrats of “encouraging millions of illegal aliens to break our laws, violate our borders and overwhelm our nation.” With weeks to go before Election Day, Trump is seeking to drive Republican turnout with his hard-line immigration policies. … Continue reading HOUSTON | Trump escalates immigration rhetoric at rally to boost Cruz

New York News: Smithtown Resident, Ronald DeRisi Arrested for Threatening Two United States Senators

Defendant Left Multiple Threatening Voice-Messages for Two U.S. Senators Regarding the Confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court New York – A criminal complaint was unsealed today in federal court in the Eastern District of New York charging Ronald DeRisi with threatening to murder and assault two United States Senators in retaliation … Continue reading New York News: Smithtown Resident, Ronald DeRisi Arrested for Threatening Two United States Senators

WASHINGTON | White House Counsel Don McGahn returns to civilian life

WASHINGTON  — Don McGahn has returned to civilian life. A White House official confirms that Wednesday was McGahn’s last day as White House counsel. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss personnel matters. President Donald Trump announced in August that McGahn would leave after the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | White House Counsel Don McGahn returns to civilian life

WASHINGTON | McConnell to AP: ‘Nobody’s going to beat’ Murkowski

WASHINGTON— Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday that “nobody’s going to beat” Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska despite her opposition to Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination. In an interview with The Associated Press, McConnell disputed President Donald Trump’s prediction that Alaskans “will never forgive” Murkowski and that she’ll “never recover” politically after bucking … Continue reading WASHINGTON | McConnell to AP: ‘Nobody’s going to beat’ Murkowski

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Kavanaugh takes Supreme Court spot for 1st time

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the Supreme Court and Justice Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 10 p.m. Brett Kavanaugh has taken the bench with his new Supreme Court colleagues for the first time. The new justice dived into his new job, asking a handful of questions in the first arguments of the day following a … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Kavanaugh takes Supreme Court spot for 1st time

WASHINGTON | Justices reject appeal of Kavanaugh environmental ruling

WASHINGTON— 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 was intended to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Justices reject appeal of Kavanaugh environmental ruling