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Former U.S. Solicitor General Ken Starr, Executive Vice President of the Federalist Society, Leonard Leo & former congressional GOP staffer, Ron Bonjean

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He's The Guy! President Trump nominated appeals court judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court Monday night to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, ending a days-long guessing game that began the moment Kennedy announced his retirement and setting the stage for a grueling confirmation fight. The president praised what he called Kavanaugh's "impeccable credentials, unsurpassed qualifications and a proven commitment to equal justice under the law." Though the president said Monday his nominee deserves "robust bipartisan support," many Democratic lawmakers had vowed even before the...
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‘All a little misdirection': Inside Trump's sometimes wavering decision on Kavanaugh

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Until the last day, Trump was still asking friends who they thought he should pick to succeed Anthony M. Kennedy.
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Showdown on a Trump Subpoena Could Overshadow Brett Kavanaugh's Confirmation

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Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh has questioned the wisdom of forcing sitting presidents to answer questions from prosecutors.
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How Trump's Supreme Court nominee ruled on hot-button issues

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Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh has written almost 300 opinions on a range of issues over his 12 years serving on the federal appellate court.
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Brett Kavanaugh on the Issues: Abortion, Guns, Climate and More

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In cases touching on issues as diverse as gun and abortion rights to regulations and national security, Judge Kavanaugh has assembled a conservative record.
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Former U.S. Solicitor General & Federal Judge Ken Starr On Brett Kavanaugh: “He Is A Superb Thoughtful Jurist”

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President Trump on Monday night announced Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh as his nominee to replace the retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.
Kavanaugh, 53, a graduate of Yale Law School and a former law clerk to Kennedy in 1993, was elevated to the powerful federal appeals court in the District of Columbia by President George W. Bush, under whom he had served as a White House lawyer and staff secretary.
With approximately 300 opinions issued in 12 years as a judge and a raft of legal articles and speaking engagements, Kavanaugh was the most prolific of the nominees the president was...
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Trump picks ambassador to Canada as next UN ambassador

Trump picks ambassador to Canada as next UN ambassador

President Donald Trump has selected Kelly Craft, the U.S. ambassador to Canada, as his nominee to serve as the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Read more ...

R. Kelly's Lawyer Says Double Jeopardy Should Protect Disgraced Singer From...

R. Kelly's Lawyer Says Double Jeopardy Should Protect Disgraced Singer From New Sex Charges

R. Kelly ‘s lawyer addressed the media shortly after the disgraced singer turned himself in Friday night and was arrested for his indictment on ten counts of sex abuse brought... Read more ...

Venezuelan Military Fires On Protesters, Killing 2, In Confrontation Over Aid

Venezuelan Military Fires On Protesters, Killing 2, In Confrontation Over Aid

The clashes between protesters and security forces came as Venezuelan opposition activists prepare to bring humanitarian aid into the country against the orders of President... Read more ...

Turning wet, then windy this weekend

Turning wet, then windy this weekend

Rain arrives later Saturday with gusty winds set for later Sunday. A lot of weather to talk about the next few days, so tune in to see what the Storm Team Forecast holds. Read more ...

Billionaire Warren Buffett to release his shareholder letter on Saturday

Billionaire Warren Buffett to release his shareholder letter on Saturday

Letter details how Berkshire's companies and its investments fared in 2018. Read more ...

California 'house of horrors' parents plead guilty to charges of torture, abuse

California 'house of horrors' parents plead guilty to charges of torture, abuse

The victims, who ranged in age from 2 to 29 at the time, were severely underweight and hadn't bathed for months. Read more ...

Former Fremont police officer faces reported sexual assault charges

Former Fremont police officer faces reported sexual assault charges

A former Fremont police officer has been placed on administrative leave pending criminal charges, police said Thursday. Read more ...

9-year-old boy killed in Santa Fe crash

9-year-old boy killed in Santa Fe crash

Santa Fe police say a 9-year-old boy was killed in a car crash Friday morning. Read more ...

Heavy snow and strong winds likely Saturday afternoon

Heavy snow and strong winds likely Saturday afternoon

Freezing drizzle and fog may make surfaces slick early Saturday. Heavy snow and strong winds are expected, potentially causing white out conditions and power outages this... Read more ...

Cook County Prosecutors Charge R. Kelly With Criminal Sexual Abuse

Cook County Prosecutors Charge R. Kelly With Criminal Sexual Abuse

Nine of the counts specify the victim was between 13 and 15. One count did not specify any ages. Read more ...