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WASHINGTON | Senate GOP, Dems fight over Kavanaugh confirmation documents

WASHINGTON — A Senate battle was brewing Tuesday over Democrats’ requests for documents from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s career, with his time in President George W. Bush’s White House emerging as a potential focal point of that fight. No. 2 Senate Republican leader John Cornyn told reporters about “rumblings” that Democrats want “every scrap … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Senate GOP, Dems fight over Kavanaugh confirmation documents

OMAHA, Nebraska  | As Supreme Court battle roils DC, suburban voters shrug

OMAHA, Nebraska  — It stands to shift the direction of the nation’s highest court for decades, but President Donald Trump’s move to fill a Supreme Court vacancy has barely cracked the consciousness of some voters in the nation’s top political battlegrounds. Even among this year’s most prized voting bloc — educated suburban women — there’s … Continue reading OMAHA, Nebraska  | As Supreme Court battle roils DC, suburban voters shrug

WASHINGTON | Supreme Court nominee dishes out mac and cheese to homeless

WASHINGTON  — Pausing in his pursuit of Supreme Court robes, nominee Brett Kavanaugh donned a blue apron Wednesday afternoon to help serve meals to the homeless. The conservative appellate court judge chosen by President Donald Trump to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy stood outside Catholic Charities in downtown Washington, D.C., where he spent an hour … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Supreme Court nominee dishes out mac and cheese to homeless

WASHINGTON  | Kavanaugh’s views of presidential power drawing questions

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh‘s past writings that a president should not be distracted by lawsuits and investigations could become a flashpoint in what’s already shaping up to be a contentious confirmation battle. With special counsel Robert Mueller investigating whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice, questions about whether a chief executive can be … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Kavanaugh’s views of presidential power drawing questions

WASHINGTON  | AP sources: Kavanaugh was Trump’s early favorite for court

WASHINGTON —In calls from the Oval Office, from Air Force One, and from his New Jersey golf club, President Donald Trump returned over and over to the same question as he mulled his next Supreme Court nomination: “Who’s the best here?” His final answer was hardly a surprise: Trump landed on the person who had … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | AP sources: Kavanaugh was Trump’s early favorite for court

WASHINGTON  | Trump picks Kavanaugh, a GOP favorite, for Supreme Court

WASHINGTON  —President Donald Trump chose Brett Kavanaugh, a solidly conservative, politically connected judge, for the Supreme Court, setting up a ferocious confirmation battle with Democrats as he seeks to shift the nation’s highest court ever further to the right. A favorite of the Republican legal establishment in Washington, Kavanaugh, 53, is a former law clerk … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Trump picks Kavanaugh, a GOP favorite, for Supreme Court

MORRISTOWN, New Jersey | Trump still pondering Supreme Court pick as big reveal nears

MORRISTOWN, N.J.  — President Donald Trump said Sunday he was still deliberating his decision on a replacement for Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy as his self-imposed deadline for an announcement neared amid furious lobbying and frenzied speculation. “I’m very close to making a final decision. And I believe this person will do a great job,” … Continue reading MORRISTOWN, New Jersey | Trump still pondering Supreme Court pick as big reveal nears

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, New Jersey | Announcement of Trump Supreme Court choice nears

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. — President Donald Trump was closing in on his choice to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy Saturday, making final deliberations from the privacy of his New Jersey golf club. Clearly relishing the mounting suspense, Trump tweeted early in the morning: “Big decision will soon be made on our next Justice … Continue reading BERKELEY HEIGHTS, New Jersey | Announcement of Trump Supreme Court choice nears