Murkowski: 'I know Alaska's political terrain better than' Trump
Oct 11, 2018, 00:34
Again on Monday, Missouri Republican Senate hopeful Josh Hawley warned that the Kavanaugh hearing illuminates the Left's ultimate agenda. Christine Blasey Ford's bombshell interview with The Washington Post and her emotional testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee threatened to upend the nomination after she accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were both in high school.
McConnell told The Associated Press on Wednesday the gender gap "clearly is wider than it used to be".
The tone inside the courtroom was collegial, in contrast to the venom of Kavanaugh's confirmation fight.
Senate Majority LeaderMitch McConnell is warning Democrats to think carefully about "presidential harassment" if they win the majority of the House. That's how Republicans can hold broadly unpopular positions or support very generally abhorrent people like Brett Kavanaugh without worrying about being held accountable. Trump and other GOP leaders say the effort energized Republican voters, who had always been considered less energized than Democrats.
Kavanaugh says all four of the clerks who will work for him at the high court are women. He emphatically denied the allegations.
McConnell said he's hoping to persuade more Republican women to join the committee but hasn't had much success in the past because "they just haven't been interested". Kavanaugh, in contrast, is expected to be a more decidedly conservative vote, tilting the court right for decades and leaving Chief Justice John Roberts as the justice closest to the ideological middle.
Now, with Kavanaugh on the bench, Democrats seem to be the angry ones. Dianne Feinstein of California. Even Donald Trumpblasted Murkowski for her position, calling it "really unacceptable".
The confirmation gave the Republican president a major political victory ahead of crucial November 6 congressional elections, with Mr Trump's second lifetime selection for the nation's highest judicial body.
Hillary Clintonalso got a "Lock her up!" chant, when Trump brought up how the US's previous trade deal with South Korea "was a Hillary Clinton deal" while she was secretary of state. But, he added, "I would think it would be very, very hard to unseat the President in a primary". "This business of presidential harassment may or may not be quite the victor they think it is".
While most figures in the media consigned themselves to saying Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was in "jeopardy" or "trouble" during his confirmation process, some went further in predicting his nomination was "toast".
Indeed, Trump's loudest applause came as he continued his victory lap, which has included bashing Democrats for attempting to sink the nomination.
"I have never been convinced that rallies and candidate events move the needle all that much", Kondik said.
She said: "It saddens me because our judicial system has been viewed as one of the main pillars of our constitutional government". Republicans Lindsey Graham of SC and John Cornyn of Texas have been among those mentioned. Grassley said the president has a right to do so. "I speak up when I think it's necessary".
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He told the Values Voter conference, "In the very near future, Judge Kavanaugh will be on the United States Supreme Court ". Trump's tweets propagate the misguided notion that victims of sexual assault will typically respond by calling the police.
Egypt marked her final stop on her tour of the continent which focuses on child welfare, education, tourism and conservation. The first Lady snaps a selfie while being guided around the park. "It is a attractive thing to see", the president said .
Trump's visit to Ghana has inevitably drawn comparisons to that of former president Barack Obama and his wife Michelle in 2009. Mrs Trump receives flowers during an arrival ceremony after landing at Kotoka International Airport in Accra October 2, 2018.
Pompeo would also travel to Japan, South Korea and China on October 6-8 to brief them about his visit, she added. Meanwhile, North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, who was in Beijing from Monday after attending the U.N.
Prosecutors also asked the court to require Cosby to cover the cost of his two trials , which added up to about $420,000. Judge O'Neill heard arguments yesterday on whether to formally deem Cosby a "sexually violent predator" under state law.
But they shouldn't bode well for Kavanaugh's confirmation, despite the protestations of Republicans like Rep. She claims Kavanaugh exposed himself to her during a party while they both were at Yale in the early 1980s.
Alexis Sanchez has returned to the Manchester United starting XI after being left out of the West Ham match. United take on Valencia today, with the manager wanting to take a positive result away from the match.
Since petroleum prices have been de-regularised, increase in global crude prices result in an immediate increased in local prices. Additionally, oil companies are to be asked to absorb another Re 1 per litre.
Much of Microsoft's improvements went toward the display, which is now 38 percent brighter and has 22 percent more contrast. One such device is a 2018 refresh of Microsoft's Surface Pro laptop-notebook hybrid device, dubbed the Surface Pro 6 .
If they can move the ball consistently on the ground, it will take come of the pressure off Rodgers to do everything for his club. Although they did not practice, the Packers are required to submit an injury report with estimates of participation level.
Haley Announces Resignation, Will Serve Until Year's End
Haley stayed coy on her reasons for quitting, saying only that it was "important to understand when it's time to stand aside". Trump said he was considering candidates to replace Haley, and would name her successor in the next two or three weeks.
First Lady Melania Trump's Visit to Lilongwe, Malawi
Otherwise, he said, "She'll get some nice photos and it won't do anything to move the needle on USA interests on the continent". She then also paid a visit to the presidential palace for having a private tea with Rebecca Akufo-Addo, Ghana's first lady.
India crushes West Indies, enjoys home comforts
Tail-ender Keemo Paul, in only his second Test, bludgeoned a four and a six in an unbeaten 13 to see West Indies to the close. West Indies then enjoyed their best period, claiming three wickets for 37 runs as India stumbled at 571 for eight.
Google Pixel 3 release date
What is the Google Pixel 3 release date? Update, September 28, 2018 (2:14PM EST): We have new information on the Pixel ... Which begs the question of how "mini" is too mini? "Tune in on 10/9 to see for yourself", the company teased.
'It's a very scary time for young men in America'
First, back in June, Democrats tried to argue the Senate shouldn't confirm a Supreme Court justice in any even-numbered year. Ernst says if no corroboration is turned up she "will continue to support Judge Kavanaugh based on the information" she has.
Typhoon Trami cripples Okinawa, threatens Japan's main islands
Several houses were flooded or damaged and 38 people sustained minor injuries but no one was feared dead, local officials said. The terminal building was closed for the day and the monorail as well as bus service to the airport were also suspended.
O'Rourke says Cruz mischaracterizes his comments
A Democrat in Texas hasn't been elected to statewide office since 1994, the longest such political losing streak in the nation. Citing state and local police reports, the Houston Chronicle reported last month that a witness said he tried to flee.