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Battle begins over FBI investigation of Kavanaugh

by Harvest Prude
Posted 10/01/18, 12:08 pm

WASHINGTON—The FBI has reopened its background investigation into embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, following a compromise Friday from Senate Republicans, led by Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.

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Kavanaugh passes procedural vote, confirmation awaits

by Harvest Prude
Posted 9/28/18, 07:06 pm

UPDATE: Republicans pushed Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination past a procedural hurdle Friday, but the vote on his confirmation remains delayed until the FBI investigates the allegations of sexual misconduct against him. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Friday that all 51 Republican senators supported a motion to proceed with Kavanaugh’s nomination after a tumultuous day on Capitol Hill. The motion was approved by voice late in the day.

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Kavanaugh has his turn

by Harvest Prude
Posted 9/27/18, 08:39 pm

WASHINGTON—Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh followed the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford with a visceral and emotional defense before the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday afternoon, as he continued to deny Ford’s claim he sexually assaulted her at a party during their teenage years.

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