Supreme Court nominee

WASHINGTON | Bitter fight over Kavanaugh shadows a conservative court

WASHINGTON  — The moment 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 is likely to hang over the court as it takes on divisive issues, especially those dealing with politics and women’s rights. With Kavanaugh taking … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Bitter fight over Kavanaugh shadows a conservative court

CHARLESTON, W.Va. | Manchin faces firestorm at home following Kavanaugh vote

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin is facing a political firestorm back home a day after he became the only Democrat to support President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. Republicans, including one of the president’s sons, are on the attack. But the most passionate criticism is coming from Manchin’s own Democratic base, a small … Continue reading CHARLESTON, W.Va. | Manchin faces firestorm at home following Kavanaugh vote

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump anticipates Senate win for Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 3:30 p.m. President Donald Trump says he’s looking forward to the Senate vote that’s vote expected to confirm his second Supreme Court nominee. Trump told reporters as he left the White House for a rally in Topeka, Kansas, that he thinks Brett … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump anticipates Senate win for Kavanaugh

ROCHESTER, Minn. | Trump slams Democrats for ‘rage-fueled resistance’

ROCHESTER, Minn.— President Donald Trump accused Democrats of “rage-fueled resistance” in the battle over his Supreme Court nominee, seeking Thursday to use the blistering nomination process to motivate Republican voters in Minnesota. Speaking before a cheering crowd at a rally in Rochester, Trump praised Judge Brett Kavanaugh, whose nomination has faltered amid accusations of sexual … Continue reading ROCHESTER, Minn. | Trump slams Democrats for ‘rage-fueled resistance’

WASHINGTON | Trump says ‘scary time’ for young men facing false charges

WASHINGTON— Men of America, be afraid. This could happen to you. That’s the alarm President Donald Trump and his GOP allies are increasingly sounding as they try to defend their Supreme Court nominee from sexual assault allegations. The three-decade-old accusation facing Brett Kavanaugh is not only false, they argue, but an example of the #MeToo … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump says ‘scary time’ for young men facing false charges

WASHINGTON | Kavanaugh’s ‘revenge’ theory spotlights past with Clintons

WASHINGTON — To some, Brett Kavanaugh is clearing his name. To others, he’s veering into conspiracy theory. But in blaming “revenge on behalf of the Clintons” for the sexual misconduct allegations against him, the Supreme Court nominee is drawing new attention to his time on the Kenneth Starr team investigating Bill Clinton. And in doing … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Kavanaugh’s ‘revenge’ theory spotlights past with Clintons

NEW YORK | Some fear Kavanaugh’s fate may bode ill for GOP either way

NEW YORK — Whether or not Republicans ultimately confirm President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, some on the front lines of the GOP’s midterm battlefield fear the party may have already lost. In the days after a divided nation watched Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser Christine Blasey Ford deliver conflicting stories about what happened when … Continue reading NEW YORK | Some fear Kavanaugh’s fate may bode ill for GOP either way