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Weighing Kavanaugh’s chances

Politics | Washington takes sides as the Senate confirmation battle looms
by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 7/12/18, 04:34 pm

Brett Kavanaugh received more than a full minute of applause when President Donald Trump announced his decision Monday to nominate the U.S. circuit court judge to the Supreme Court. But the warm reception cooled quickly as Washington geared up for Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing and vote.

Congressional Democrats immediately launched into attack mode, taking aim at Kavanaugh’s record on multiple issues, especially abortion.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Monday that Kavanaugh’s nomination puts “women’s reproductive rights” at risk.

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Weighing loyalties

Politics | Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen distances himself from the president
by Harvest Prude
Posted 7/05/18, 06:26 pm

The Mr. Fix It of the Trump administration, Michael Cohen, was known for telling reporters he “would take a bullet for the president.” But now, facing a federal investigation, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer has changed his tune.

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Will Kennedy’s retirement swing the midterms?

Politics | President Trump’s replacement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy could be an electoral opportunity for Republicans—or Democrats
by Laura Finch
Posted 6/28/18, 04:39 pm

Conservatives could barely catch their breath after news of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement broke on Wednesday. Kennedy announced he would step down on July 31 after serving 30 years on the nation’s highest court. The retirement of Kennedy, who was often the ideological swing vote in major Supreme Court rulings, makes way for President Donald Trump to appoint a more reliably conservative justice in his place.

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