Confirmation hearings

California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., right, reaches to shake the hand of California Sen. Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, after a debate on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, in San Francisco. Feinstein shared the stage with an opponent for the first time since 2000 when she debated state Sen. Kevin de Leon. The two Democrats are facing off in the Nov. 6 election. Public Policy Institute of California CEO and debate monitor Mark Baldassare is seen at center. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
October 17, 2018 - 7:37 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Sen. Kevin de Leon tied U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein to Washington dysfunction during a Wednesday event and pledged to "fight like hell" for immigrants and other Californians if elected to replace her, while Feinstein crafted herself as a problem solver and argued...
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October 17, 2018 - 12:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Just when it seemed the partisan divide on the Senate Judiciary Committee couldn't get much worse, it did. Every Democrat on the panel skipped a Wednesday hearing on judicial nominations. The Democrats said the hearing should have been canceled because the Senate is not in session...
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President Donald Trump speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 17, 2018 - 6:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump criticized rapidly mounting global condemnation of Saudi Arabia over the mystery of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, warning of a rush to judgment and echoing the Saudis' request for patience. In an interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday, Trump...
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President Donald Trump speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 16, 2018 - 6:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump Tuesday criticized rapidly mounting global condemnation of Saudi Arabia over the mystery of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, warning of a rush to judgment and echoing the Saudis' request for patience. In an interview with The Associated Press, Trump...
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October 14, 2018 - 10:09 pm
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Actor Alec Baldwin followed up his latest parody portrayal of President Donald Trump with a serious call Sunday night for voters to use the Nov. 6 midterm elections to peacefully "overthrow" the government. After reprising his role as Trump on "Saturday Night Live," Baldwin...
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In this Oct. 11, 2018, photo, U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp talks to North Dakota State University students during a campaign event at the Fargo, N.D. college. Heitkamp is considered the underdog in her race against Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer, who is running for Senate this time in a state that President Donald Trump won by 36 points. Heitkamp told the students that they can make a difference in the final outcome. (AP Photo/Dave Kolpack)
October 14, 2018 - 11:33 am
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — An already tenuous bid for a second term has taken on new urgency for North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp since she voted against Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court. Heitkamp is scrambling to find her footing amid fears that the race against Republican Rep...
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President Donald Trump meets with rapper Kanye West in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in Washington. At left is White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 12, 2018 - 1:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Can we talk? Donald Trump would like to chat. And, boy, is he ever sharing. The president is riding high after Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's successful confirmation — and he's got a lot to say about and other topics. He's inviting reporters up to his private cabin on Air...
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October 11, 2018 - 8:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed 15 more judges, all but wrapping up its pre-election session with a big finish days after Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court. Clearing the judicial nominees provided a signature walk-off for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who has...
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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2018, file photo, then Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Chief Justice John Roberts is referring complaints against new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to federal judges in Colorado and neighboring states. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File, Pool)
October 10, 2018 - 5:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts is referring ethics complaints against new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to federal judges in Colorado and neighboring states. The complaints deal with statements Kavanaugh made during his confirmation hearings. They were filed originally with...
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The Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. A Supreme Court with a new conservative majority takes the bench as Brett Kavanaugh, narrowly confirmed after a bitter Senate battle, joins his new colleagues to hear his first arguments as a justice. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
October 09, 2018 - 12:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Brett Kavanaugh took the bench with his new Supreme Court colleagues for the first time Tuesday in a jovial atmosphere that was strikingly at odds with the tension and rancor surrounding his high court confirmation. The new justice dived into his new job, asking a handful of...
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