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WASHINGTON | Pro-Kavanaugh group received millions from anonymous donors

WASHINGTON — An obscure nonprofit last year gave nearly $15 million it received from anonymous donors to a conservative advocacy group that backed Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination, according to newly released federal tax records. The Wellspring Committee made the contributions to the Judicial Crisis Network, one of the most prominent groups that championed … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pro-Kavanaugh group received millions from anonymous donors

WASHINGTON | Trump attends Kavanaugh ceremony at Supreme Court

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump has visited the Supreme Court for the ceremonial swearing-in of new Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The president and first lady Melania Trump also met privately with the justices before Thursday’s brief courtroom ceremony. Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker took part in the ceremony for an invitation-only crowd that included Senate Majority Leader … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump attends Kavanaugh ceremony at Supreme Court

WASHINGTON | ‘Kavanaugh and caravan’: Did Trump’s late pitch move voters?

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump billed the midterms as an election about “Kavanaugh and the caravan,” and it was — although not entirely as he planned. Both the fight over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the debate over immigration animated Republican base voters in states where the GOP made gains in the Senate. But … Continue reading WASHINGTON | ‘Kavanaugh and caravan’: Did Trump’s late pitch move voters?

WASHINGTON | WHAT TO WATCH: Voters to go polls to weigh in on Trump era

WASHINGTON — Tweetstorms and a trade war. Kanye in the Oval Office. Kavanaugh in the hearing room. President Donald Trump‘s presidency has been a wild, turbulent, two-year ride. Now it’s time for voters to weigh in how much they’re enjoying it. Republicans’ across-the-board control of Congress is at stake in Tuesday’s midterm election, along with … Continue reading WASHINGTON | WHAT TO WATCH: Voters to go polls to weigh in on Trump era

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

RICHMOND, Ky.| Trump praises McConnell’s role in battle over Kavanaugh

RICHMOND, Ky.  — President Donald Trump heaped praise Saturday on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, crediting the veteran Kentucky lawmaker’s political toughness and acumen during the ugly battle that concluded with Brett Kavanaugh becoming a Supreme Court justice. “He’s Kentucky tough,” Trump declared. Kavanaugh took his seat on the high court this week after overcoming … Continue reading RICHMOND, Ky.| Trump praises McConnell’s role in battle over Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON | Trump apologizes to Kavanaugh during swearing-in ceremony

WASHINGTON— Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in —again, for the cameras, this time — Monday night at a White House ceremony, but not before President Donald Trump slammed Kavanaugh’s opponents for a “campaign of personal destruction.” In a ceremony that could have been a unifying moment for the nation, Trump instead delivered remarks … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump apologizes to Kavanaugh during swearing-in ceremony

WASHINGTON | Kavanaugh to attend White House event, as elections loom

WASHINGTON  — New Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is returning to the White House for a televised appearance Monday with President Donald Trump less than a month before pivotal congressional elections. Kavanaugh will take part in an entirely ceremonial swearing-in two days after he officially became a member of the high court and following a … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Kavanaugh to attend White House event, as elections loom