Kavanaugh Confirmation
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Judgment calls

Politics | Vice President Mike Pence touts the importance of a conservative judiciary
by Harvest Prude
Posted 9/19/19, 05:20 pm

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Senate have put 152 judges in seats on the federal judiciary so far, something Vice President Mike Pence warns conservatives not to take for granted.

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Democrats call for Kavanaugh’s impeachment

by Harvest Prude
Posted 9/16/19, 12:42 pm

Democrats once again took aim at Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh on Sunday after The New York Times published a new accusation of sexual misconduct against him. In one paragraph of the Times’ essay, adapted from an upcoming book, a former Yale University classmate said he saw Kavanaugh expose himself to a woman at a drunken dorm party and friends forced her to touch him.

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Political divides

Politics | A year of rancor in Washington
by Harvest Prude
Posted 12/27/18, 10:26 am

WASHINGTON—Voters delivered a referendum on President Donald Trump in 2018, while he delivered on campaign promises about trade and the Supreme Court. The president also continued his bitter battle against special counsel Robert Mueller, who served up a steady stream of indictments. Meanwhile, the judiciary and immigration became fierce battlegrounds in an era of increasing political polarization. Here are the top political stories of the year.

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