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Brett Kavanaugh's track record

Here is a sampling of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s most important decisions and past statements about policy issues: Abortion and birth control: Kavanaugh argued ...

SKorea to probe alleged military plan to quell Park protests

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – South Korea’s president has ordered an investigation into an allegation that the military drew up a plan to mobilize troops ...

Susan Collins, Joe Manchin open to Donald Trump Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

The senators who will most likely decide Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s fate were studiously noncommittal Monday, promising a thorough and fair vetting before they say whether ...

Women's March mocked for press release opposing Supreme Court nominee 'XX'

The Women’s March opposes XX. A pre-written — and poorly edited — statement from the Women’s March on President Trump’s Supreme Court nomination became the ...

Chuck Schumer to fight Brett Kavanaugh nomination 'with everything I have'

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer promised Monday to fight President Trump’s Supreme Court nomination “with everything I have.” As Mr. Trump introduced Judge Brett ...

Brett Kavanaugh's long Washington history gives Senate much to review

Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh has perhaps the longest Washington pedigree of any of the people who were on President Trump’s short list for the Supreme ...

‘The Super Bowl of politics’: Trump’s team readies for Supreme Court battle

In a sparsely decorated “war room” next to the West Wing on the White House grounds, Trump administration officials have been preparing for the president’s ...

‘The Super Bowl of politics’: Trump’s team readies for Supreme Court battle

In a sparsely decorated “war room” next to the West Wing on the White House grounds, Trump administration officials have been preparing for the president’s ...

The secret story of how America lost the drug war with the Taliban

As Afghanistan edged ever closer to becoming a narco-state five years ago, a team of veteran U.S. officials in Kabul presented the Obama administration with ...

As Trump pushes Space Force, support quietly builds for 'Space Guard'

Forget President Donald Trump’s Space Force. What the U.S. may need more is a Coast Guard for space. Trump wants a stand-alone branch of the ...

Mitch Landrieu Wants to Know: Does He Have to Run for President?

There he was, on the shore of Lake Charles in Calcasieu Parish, the lieutenant governor leading the evacuation as Hurricane Rita hit. He could feel ...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump off base on energy, court case, more

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump gloated about a court case that didn’t offer him the vindication he implied in his triumphant tweet. That capped ...

Homeland Security officials reluctantly return to catch-and-release policy

Homeland Security is preparing to release dozens of immigrant parents from custody this week in order to reunite them with their young children, blaming a ...

Donald Trump to reshape Supreme Court with nomination

President Trump is set to announce his Supreme Court pick Monday, appointing a jurist who has the chance to set the highest court on a ...

Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski pressured to reject Donald Trump nominee to Supreme Court

When Sen. Susan Collins, Maine Republican, returns to Washington this week she’ll find coat hangers — an abortion-rights symbol — that pro-choice activists sent to ...

Inside the Beltway: Trump's Supreme Court nomination is the media panic du jour

The countdown is on for President Trump‘s big reveal, a prime-time event live from the East Room of the White House on Monday evening. His ...

Pruitt leaves behind a long to-do list

Scott Pruitt has left a lot of unfinished business for his successor. For all his reputation as a deregulatory crusader — the trait that helped ...

Pompeo shrugs off NKorea's 'gangster' rebuke, cites progress

TOKYO (AP) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is brushing aside North Korea’s accusation of “gangster-like” demands, vowing that sanctions will remain until leader ...

Trump administration freezes Obamacare payments, citing court decision

The Trump administration said Saturday it’s been forced to freeze critical Obamacare payments due to a federal court decision in New Mexico, potentially causing more ...

AP Explains: Immigration protests before 'Abolish ICE'

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – Several people were arrested this week after they placed a banner on the Statue of Liberty’s pedestal on the Fourth of ...

Devin Nunes wants wide House probe of 42 Obama-era anti-Trump activists

Rep. Devin Nunes is referring 42 Obama administration officials, FBI agents and outside political activists to a House task force for as investigation into how ...

Rose Knight, Justin Trudeau's accuser, breaks silence on groping allegation

A former Canadian news reporter claimed Friday to be the woman who anonymously accused Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of groping her prior to his career ...

‘A cesspool of deviancy’: New claims of voyeurism test Jordan denials

New allegations in the Ohio State University sexual abuse scandal are threatening to intensify the political firestorm facing its onetime assistant wrestling coach, powerful GOP ...

Wall Street titans fail to explain Trump to China

As China and the United States escalate a trade war, the Chinese government is turning to familiar Wall Street and Washington insiders for advice on ...

China slams U.S. over ‘largest trade war in economic history’

The Chinese Ministry of Commerce lashed out at the United States on Friday, blasting Washington as a “trade bully” that has “ignited the largest trade ...

Teenage immigrant abortion case could be hurdle for Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court bid

One of the leading contenders for the Supreme Court, D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh, could see his chance at the nomination hinge on his handling ...

New EPA chief in 2016: Trump’s a ‘bully’

Scott Pruitt’s replacement as leader of the EPA once dismissed Donald Trump as a “bully” with so-so business skills — the kinds of slights the ...

The Latest: N. Korean media report on Pompeo's visit

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) – The Latest on U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to North Korea (all times local): 9:20 a.m. North Korea’s ...

Donald Trump declares victory after DNC breach lawsuit dismissed

President Trump declared victory Friday after a D.C. federal court judge dismissed a lawsuit against his 2016 election campaign on a technicality. Mr. Trump took ...

Craft breweries, independent distilleries and wineries gets spirited boost from GOP tax cuts

Republican tax cuts continue to reap rewards. “Thanks to the tax cuts passed by the Republican House and Senate and signed into law by President ...

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