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How senators have said they will vote on Kavanaugh nomination

Trump calls Kavanaugh protesters 'rude elevator screamers'

President Donald Trump on Friday accused the protesters demonstrating against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of being “paid professionals” and part of a smear campaign ...

Britain expresses concern over Hong Kong speech rights

HONG KONG (AP) – Britain has expressed concern over freedom of speech in its former colony Hong Kong after authorities refused to renew the work ...

Pompeo in Japan to discuss North Korea en route to Pyongyang

TOKYO (AP) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Tokyo on Saturday for talks with Japanese officials ahead of his trip to North ...

Women's March leader Sarsour launches racial attack against 'white woman' Susan Collins

Women’s March leader Linda Sarsour on Friday launched a racial attack against Sen. Susan Collins, saying the Maine Republican was guilty of espousing “white supremacy” ...

Intelligence officers, business owner accused of bid scheme

DENVER (AP) – Two U.S. intelligence officers and a business owner have been indicted on charges of attempting to rig a government contract worth nearly ...

Judge: Trump administration can't tie funding to immigration

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A U.S. judge in California struck down an immigration law Friday that the Trump administration has used to go after cities ...

GOP leaders all but guarantee Kavanaugh confirmation

Republican leaders insist they don’t speak for the three GOP holdouts, but they sure talk like they’ve already won the battle for Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation. ...

Key Republicans signal confidence in FBI report on Kavanaugh

Key undecided Republican senators are signaling on Thursday the FBI report on sexual misconduct allegations against Brett Kavanaugh may give them the confidence they need ...

PHOTOS: Demonstrators descend on D.C. as Kavanaugh vote nears

The FBI released its report on the allegations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. As senators prepare to vote on the nomination, ...

Heitkamp to vote ‘no’ on Kavanaugh

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), one of her party’s most politically vulnerable incumbents, will vote against Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination. Heitkamp is trailing her reelection ...

Senate Dems 'very concerned' by limited FBI investigation into Kavanaugh allegations

Senate Democrats were already voicing concern Thursday morning about what they called the limited scope of the FBI’s investigation into allegations of sexual assault against ...

A South Korean court has sentenced ex-President Lee Myung-bak to 15 years in prison over corruption

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – A South Korean court has sentenced ex-President Lee Myung-bak to 15 years in prison over corruption scandal.

Asian stocks fall as US accuses China of election meddling

SINGAPORE (AP) – Asian markets were mostly lower on Friday after U.S. Vice President Mike Pence claimed China had meddled with its midterm elections to ...

Key senators undecided as Senate poised to vote on Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate is poised to take a crucial vote Friday on whether to advance Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court as ...

Mexican man stuck inside drainage pipe rescued in Gila Bend

GILA BEND, Ariz. (AP) – Border Patrol agents helped rescue a 36-year-old Mexican man who got stuck inside a culvert drainage pipe near Gila Bend. ...

Ethics watchdog gives New Mexico low marks

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – A watchdog group on ethics in government is giving the state of New Mexico low marks for safeguards designed to ...

McConnell sets key vote on Kavanaugh nomination for Friday

The Senate is set for a critical Friday vote on Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination, teeing up a final vote by the weekend, with an ...

'Not helpful': Senators sour on Trump's handling of Kavanaugh accuser

Sen. Joe Manchin praised President Donald Trump’s handling of the allegations facing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh over the weekend in a private telephone call, ...

‘They expect more from women’: Collins and Murkowski face extra pressure in Kavanaugh fight

It’s no surprise that Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski are prime targets of the campaign to defeat Brett Kavanaugh, given their moderate bearings and general ...

More than 650 law professors urge senators to reject Kavanaugh

More than 650 law professors signed an open letter on Wednesday urging senators to reject Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination, citing “aggressive” and “partisan” testimony to the ...

What Happens if a Democratic House Votes to Impeach Kavanaugh?

The FBI’s supplemental background check of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has just been completed. We don’t yet know what, if anything, was uncovered beyond ...

DOJ condemns ruling blocking Trump immigration policy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The Latest on a California judge blocking a Trump immigration policy (all times local): 9:50 p.m. The Department of Justice is ...

ICE union calls for criminal investigation of Portland mayor

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The union representing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees has asked Oregon and federal officials to conduct a criminal investigation of ...

South Koreans visiting Pyongyang for summit anniversary

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – A South Korean government delegation flew to North Korea on Thursday for a joint celebration of the anniversary of a ...

Iranian man sues over 2-year wait for citizenship interview

DENVER (AP) – An Iranian man living in Colorado has filed a federal lawsuit against U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and other federal officials, claiming ...

Mural of murdered black activist dedicated in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Philadelphia Mural Arts has unveiled a new work dedicated to 19th century civil rights activist Octavius Catto, who was assassinated at age ...

Ford demands interview in FBI probe

Christine Blasey Ford’s attorneys on Tuesday implored the FBI to interview her and act on investigative leads they have provided for its inquiry into sexual ...

Hillary Clinton laughs at Kavanaugh’s claim of ‘revenge’

Hillary Clinton on Tuesday balked at Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s claim that the allegations of sexual misconduct against him are being carried out as ...

Trump mocks Ford, Kavanaugh’s accuser

President Donald Trump shifted his tone on Tuesday evening and launched into his fiercest attack yet against Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, the California professor whose ...

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