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Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch, back to camera, listens as Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, flanked by the committee's ranking member Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., right, and Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, during the committee's confirmation hearing for Gorsuch. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
March 21, 2017 - 6:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch (all times EDT): 6:30 p.m. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is saying for the first time publicly that President Trump's attacks on federal judges were "disheartening" and "demoralizing." In...
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FILE - This March 16, 2017, file photo, provided by the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office in Norman, Okla., shows Ralph Shortey, a Republican state senator who is facing felony child prostitution charges after police say he solicited sex from a 17-year-old boy. His attorney said Monday, March 20, 2017, that Shortey plans to resign his seat by Wednesday evening. (Cleveland County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
March 21, 2017 - 6:00 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Republican state senator charged with child prostitution once proposed a bill to prohibit the use of human fetuses in food and spent 17 years working with a program that introduces young people to government. Sen. Ralph Shortey, who was elected to represent part of the...
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Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch, back to camera, listens as Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, flanked by the committee's ranking member Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., right, and Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, during the committee's confirmation hearing for Gorsuch. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
March 21, 2017 - 5:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch (all times EDT): 5:45 p.m. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is weighing in on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch via Twitter. In a series of tweets, she criticized Gorsuch for ruling too...
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March 21, 2017 - 5:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday limited the president's power to temporarily fill vacant government posts while nominations are tied up in partisan political fights. The 6-2 ruling said a former top lawyer at the National Labor Relations Board had served in violation of a federal law...
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March 21, 2017 - 3:12 pm
SENATE-SUPREME COURT Gorsuch: No one is above the law WASHINGTON (AP) — Judge Neil Gorsuch says no one is above the law when pressed about President Donald Trump and national security issues. Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy asked Gorsuch if the president has the right to authorize torture if it violates...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. answers reporters questions during a newsmaker interview at the Associated Press bureau in Washington, Tuesday, March 21, 2017. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
March 21, 2017 - 3:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday shot down prospects for major parts of President Donald Trump's budget, rejecting proposed cuts to foreign aid and medical research. "Every president sends up a budget, and with all due respect to the current president, I can't...
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President Donald Trump and Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price arrive on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, to rally support for the Republican health care overhaul. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 21, 2017 - 2:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Republican health care overhaul (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas has become the latest Republican senator to go on record against the GOP health care bill that is nearing a vote in the House. In a statement Tuesday, Cotton said he cannot...
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March 21, 2017 - 1:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday limited the president's power to temporarily fill vacant government posts while nominations are tied up in partisan political fights. The 6-2 ruling said a former top lawyer at the National Labor Relations Board had served in violation of a federal law...
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March 21, 2017 - 12:14 pm
SENATE-SUPREME COURT UPDATE: Gorsuch says he sometimes rules for the 'little guy' WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch says several cases in which he has ruled for corporations over workers "don't represent the body of my work." Democrats at his confirmation hearing are pointing to...
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March 21, 2017 - 12:13 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Some North Carolina legislators are advancing a bill that would eliminate more standardized exams for public school students, many of them in high school. A House education committee voted Tuesday to get rid of state-created final exams for a host of subjects, leaving it to...
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