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Kavanaugh would feel right at home among all-Ivy justices

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WASHINGTON - Chief Justice John Roberts will soon lose his majority on the Supreme Court. With Judge Brett Kavanaugh nominated to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, Harvard Law's 5-3 advantage over Yale could become a 4-4 tie.
The justices' all-Ivy background - Ruth Bader Ginsburg has a law degree from Columbia - is just one way Kavanaugh should feel right at home if confirmed to the Supreme Court.
Presidents of both major parties have been choosing nominees of similar professional and educational experience for decades because the stakes have risen so high in filling Supreme Court...
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Brett Kavanaugh Had Massive Credit Card Debt. The White House Blames Baseball

Brett Kavanaugh Had Massive Credit Card Debt. The White House Blames Baseball

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The Supreme Court nominee is reportedly a big Washington Nationals fan.
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Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

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Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: July 9 The Washington Post on Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to replace retiring Justice Anthony M. Kennedy on the...
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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh piled up credit card debt by purchasing Nationals tickets, White House says

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Kavanaugh reported between $60,000 to $200,000 in credit card and personal loan debt in 2016.
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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh found himself in debt after buying Nationals tickets

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Unless you happen to know a guy who knows a guy, most fans have at one point or another considered going to see their favorite
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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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Liberal Law Professor Attacked for Defending Judge Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court

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A politically liberal law professor who taught Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh in college received harsh backlash for writing an opinion editorial in the New York Times that defended the jurist.
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Tear gas fired on Venezuelan residents as U.S. protests border closures

Tear gas fired on Venezuelan residents as U.S. protests border closures

Venezuela's National Guard has fired tear gas on residents clearing a barricaded border bridge between Venezuela and Colombia to let humanitarian aid pass through. The tensions... Read more ...

Saudi crown prince defended China's imprisonment of a million Muslims in...

Saudi crown prince defended China's imprisonment of a million Muslims in internment camps, giving Xi Jinping a reason to continue his 'precursors to genocide'

China is subjecting the Uighurs, a mostly Muslim ethnic minority in its west, to a crippling amount of surveillance and has reportedly detained up to 2 million of them in... Read more ...

What Democrats running for president in 2020 have said about big tech

What Democrats running for president in 2020 have said about big tech

Artificial intelligence, automation, tech monopolies, and privacy are bound to be contentious issues in the 2020 presidential election. Many Democrats who have announced bids... Read more ...

George Conway Names The Donald Trump Character Trait That Now Drives U.S...

George Conway Names The Donald Trump Character Trait That Now Drives U.S. Foreign Policy

Kellyanne Conway's husband said it was driving U.S. foreign policy more than "the national interest and rational consideration of intelligence assessments." Read more ...

How Remainers could accidentally save Theresa May's Brexit deal

How Remainers could accidentally save Theresa May's Brexit deal

Up to 25 Tory MPs are preparing to support a plan to take a no-deal Brexit off the table in a bid to force hardline Eurosceptics to support the deal. The Cooper-Letwin plan... Read more ...

New York Prosecutors Will Charge Manafort In Bid To Prevent Trump Pardon...

New York Prosecutors Will Charge Manafort In Bid To Prevent Trump Pardon: Reports

The president has so far refused to take pardoning his former campaign chairman off the table. Read more ...

Dem chairmen demand Barr release Mueller report

Dem chairmen demand Barr release Mueller report

Senior House Democrats on Friday called on Attorney General William Barr to make public special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 election... Read more ...

Trump Won't Say If He Thinks Rep. Steve King Should Seek Re-election

Trump Won't Say If He Thinks Rep. Steve King Should Seek Re-election

The president avoided commenting on the Iowa Republican, who faces scrutiny for his white supremacist views. Read more ...

Grand Jury Reportedly Investigating If Ryan Zinke Lied To Feds On Casino Deal

Grand Jury Reportedly Investigating If Ryan Zinke Lied To Feds On Casino Deal

The former interior secretary had refused to approve a Native American operation opposed by MGM. Read more ...

Video Shows Dianne Feinstein Dismissing Kids Asking About Green New Deal

Video Shows Dianne Feinstein Dismissing Kids Asking About Green New Deal

The California senator reminded a 16-year-old that the teen didn't vote for her as the group urged Feinstein to act on climate change. Read more ...