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Win or lose, Kavanaugh confirmation fight defines Democrats

Democrats don’t have the votes to block Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. But that didn’t stop them from putting up a rowdy, leave-nothing-on-the-table fight during four days of Senate confirmation …


Sen. Collins mum on Kavanaugh confirmation vote as pressure grows

The end of contentious confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has shifted the focus back to potential swing votes like Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 2:05 p.m.

Senate concludes Kavanaugh hearing; confirmation likely

After two marathon days questioning Brett Kavanaugh, senators concluded his Supreme Court confirmation hearing Friday by hearing from friends, foes and legal experts making their cases for and against the …


High court pick Brett Kavanaugh and his carefully constructed life

Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s life seems as carefully constructed as the Supreme Court arguments he will hear if he is confirmed to the high court. He checks all the boxes of …


Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, senators prep for marathon confirmation hearing

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh isn’t the only one engaging in practice sessions ahead of next week’s grueling confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 4:54 p.m.

Hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to start Sept. 4

Confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will begin the day after Labor Day, Republicans announced, sparking Democratic objections that they are rushing the process without properly delving into …


Democrats shouldn’t block Gorsuch hearing

Trump and the Republicans are urging Democrats not to mimic their own reckless behavior. It’s a tall order. Should Democrats comply? They should.


Ed Rogers: Trump’s Cabinet picks reassuring

Where Trump is brash and says what immediately comes to his mind, Sessions, Tillerson and Mattis are poised and careful in choosing their words.


Top Senate Democrats list requirements for Trump nominees

The ranking Democrats on each Senate committee are drawing battle lines for President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees, listing a series of requirements for confirmations to proceed.


Editorial: Senate should hold judicial hearing

There simply is no principle on which to hang an argument that a yet-elected president should be handed the task. If the situation were reversed, Republicans wouldn’t be complaining.