US Midterms 2018 - Donald Trump | A Divided America

Grant Boone
October 13, 2018

"Even before Justice [Brett] Kavanaugh".

Brett Kavanagh of Louisville, Kentucky, shares the same name as the new Supreme Court Justice but not the same spelling.

McConnell described demonstrators "literally storming the steps" of the Capitol, and pointedly noted that these activities followed last year's shooting of GOP lawmakers at a morning baseball practice. Confirmation of the 53-year-old, who could remain in office for decades, represents the fulfilment of a "long-cherished Republican dream... to remake the Supreme Court in a conservative mould".

The official social media account for Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) took aim at liberal critics of the deal Democrats made with Republicans Thursday on President Donald Trump's judicial nominees.

Republicans have seen a bump in polling since Kavanaugh' confirmation.

But without any votes from Republicans - Democrats are powerless to stop the GOP from confirming judges. Moreover, the nominees the Senate confirmed on Thursday likely all would have gotten through even if Democrats objected and forced McConnell to stay in session through the end of the month.

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In his bid for US Senate, State Senator Chris McDaniel has featured his opposition to McConnell as a primary thrust of his campaign.

Though Kavanaugh had been sworn in on Saturday, Trump hosted a glittering East Room ceremonial swearing-in for him Monday night. Prior to that he was a VOA congressional correspondent and served as VOA's East Africa Correspondent from 1986 to 1990.

The same question faces the #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct after the White House successfully argued that the Kavanaugh allegations should not be conflated with the rest of the movement.

She said the back-to-back votes coming so soon after Kavanaugh's confirmation were especially painful. Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota. They want to keep their 401ks...

Then on Saturday, Democratic Sen. The Post cited sources who said the complaints addressed Kavanaugh's alleged dishonesty and a lack of judicial temperament.

A New York Times/Siena poll (conducted 10/8-11) found Blackburn with a stunning 14-point lead over Bredesen. Today, those stars tell a different story. "Maybe", Trump resolved, pointing to a shared interest between Republicans and Democrats in getting an infrastructure deal done. This would be an "extraordinary violation of constitutional and political norms" and is unlikely, but the pressure may "make some of the conservative justices more cautious" on future rulings. The campaign against Kavanaugh had been based on "lies", including by "evil" people.

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