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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., points to a reporter as he speaks to media after the Democratic policy luncheon on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, in Washington. Senate Democrats briefly turned the chamber's subject to health care Wednesday, just four days after lawmakers' nasty war over confirming Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. And while Democrats lost the vote, they hope they've gained a message that will bolster their chances of winning Senate control in next month's elections. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
October 10, 2018 - 2:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Days after ending a turbulent Supreme Court confirmation fight, the Senate turned back to health care — with a battle squarely aimed at coloring next month's crucial elections for control of Congress. In a return to its characteristically more unruffled mode of work, the Senate on...
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FBI Director Christopher A. Wray, testifies during a hearing of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 in Washington. Wray says the FBI’s background investigation of new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was limited in scope but that the “usual process was followed.” (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
October 10, 2018 - 2:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director Chris Wray on Wednesday defended the FBI's background investigation of new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, saying the work was limited in scope and that the "usual process" was followed by his agents. Wray's comments at a Senate committee hearing on national...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., speaks during an interview at The Associated Press in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
October 10, 2018 - 9:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's interview with The Associated Press (all times local): 12:05 p.m. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he's expecting a "relatively lively" lame-duck session of Congress after next month's midterm elections, including a...
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FILE - In this May 18, 2016, file photo, then-Libertarian presidential candidate and former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson speaks with legislators at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City. Johnson wants to occupy a potentially powerful swing seat in the U.S. Senate, as Republican and Democrats jockey for the majority in November 2018 elections. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
October 09, 2018 - 10:08 pm
TUCUMCARI, N.M. (AP) — The nation rejected him in 2016 as an offbeat alternative to Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. The rest is not yet history as Gary Johnson, a former governor of New Mexico, seeks a seat in the U.S. Senate as a Libertarian and political wild card. Johnson says his high-desert...
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October 09, 2018 - 7:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Newly sworn in Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh may face his first politically charged case after a federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to be deposed about putting a citizenship question on the 2020 census. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of...
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President Donald Trump speaks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, before leaving for Council Bluffs, Iowa to speak at a rally. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
October 09, 2018 - 4:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump in Iowa (all times local): 7:55 p.m. President Donald Trump is celebrating the swearing-in of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh as he seeks to boost Republican enthusiasm going into next month's midterm elections. Speaking at a rally in...
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October 09, 2018 - 3:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday rejected any sort of pre-trial release for a former congressional staffer accused of posting online the home addresses of Republican senators backing Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court. Magistrate Judge Deborah A. Robinson ordered that...
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October 09, 2018 - 12:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Senate's vote confirming Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was a time to celebrate at Fox News Channel. The network recorded its biggest Saturday audience in more than a decade. The Nielsen company said Fox reached 4.34 million viewers for the Senate vote, the biggest...
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This courtroom sketch depicts Attorney Brenda G. Bryn, far right, speaking in front of from l-r, Associate Justice Samuel Alito Jr., Associate Justice Elena Kagan and Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh, at the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. (Dana Verkouteren via AP)
October 09, 2018 - 11:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Brett Kavanaugh took the bench with his new Supreme Court colleagues for the first time Tuesday in a jovial atmosphere that was strikingly at odds with the tension and rancor surrounding his high court confirmation. The new justice dived into his new job, asking a handful of...
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Activists protest in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. A Supreme Court with a new conservative majority takes the bench as Brett Kavanaugh, narrowly confirmed after a bitter Senate battle, joins his new colleagues to hear his first arguments as a justice. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
October 09, 2018 - 8:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court and Justice Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 11:20 a.m. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is diving into his new job, asking a handful of questions in the first arguments of the day. Kavanaugh asked questions of both sides in arguments over...
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