Confirmation vote

WASHINGTON | GOP poised to elevate Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — Brett Kavanaugh seems assured of surviving a Supreme Court nomination fight for the ages after two wavering senators said they’d back him despite weeks of shocking accusations, hardball politics and rowdy Capitol protests. Announcements by Republican Susan Collins of Maine and Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia that they’ll support the conservative jurist … Continue reading WASHINGTON | GOP poised to elevate Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Murkowski calls Kavanaugh decision ‘agonizing’

WASHINGTON— The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 8:20 p.m. Sen. Lisa Murkowski says she opposes Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh but will ask to be recorded as “present” during Saturday’s confirmation vote to accommodate another GOP senator who will be at his daughter’s wedding in Montana. Senators often partner like … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Murkowski calls Kavanaugh decision ‘agonizing’

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Daines to return from Montana for vote if needed

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 2:15 p.m. A federal judge is rejecting an Oregon senator’s attempt to force disclosure of more details on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh before a confirmation vote. U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson on Friday turned down an emergency request by … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Daines to return from Montana for vote if needed

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. | 2 female Arizona Senate candidates on a Kavanaugh tightrope

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.  — In a small office full of Democratic women steamed over Brett Kavanaugh, Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema carefully avoided telling reporters whether she thought sexual assault allegations against President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee were true. “The Senate can wait for the thorough investigation and then make a decision based on the conclusion … Continue reading SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. | 2 female Arizona Senate candidates on a Kavanaugh tightrope

WASHINGTON | Trump says ‘hard to imagine’ Kavanaugh guilty of allegation

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Wednesday bluntly questioned the allegation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted a fellow high school student over 30 years ago, and Republicans warned the accuser the window was closing to tell her story before a confirmation vote. Trump’s skepticism, the most explicit challenge top Republicans have so … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump says ‘hard to imagine’ Kavanaugh guilty of allegation

WASHINGTON  | Confirmation vote for CIA chief brings out Democratic rift

WASHINGTON  — The political schism in the Democratic Party is playing out in the confirmation vote for Gina Haspel as CIA director, as support from red-state senators facing re-election bumps up against a more liberal flank eyeing potential 2020 presidential bids and rejecting the nominee over the agency’s clouded history of torture. Haspel’s confirmation became … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Confirmation vote for CIA chief brings out Democratic rift

WASHINGTON  | Confirmation vote for CIA nominee exposes Democratic rift

WASHINGTON  — The political schism in the Democratic Party is playing out in the confirmation vote for Gina Haspel as CIA director, as support from red-state senators facing re-election bumps up against a more liberal flank eyeing potential 2020 presidential bids and rejecting the nominee over the agency’s clouded history of torture. Haspel’s confirmation became … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Confirmation vote for CIA nominee exposes Democratic rift