Confirmation hearings

In this July 19, 2018, photo, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh glances at reporters during a meeting with Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., on Capitol Hill in Washington. Kavanaugh has a long record of judicial and executive branch service. It’s part of what recommends him as President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court. And it’s also part of the problem in getting him confirmed by the Senate. Democrats want to see the conservative appellate court judge’s lengthy paper trail before they even start casting their votes. The paper chase is turning the vetting process into a political strategy ahead of the November election. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
July 23, 2018 - 6:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is turning up the pressure on Senate Democrats to meet with President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, though with little success. Brett Kavanaugh has met with 23 senators since his nomination two weeks ago. All of them have been Republicans. Democratic...
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Kathleen Kraninger, President Donald Trump's nominee to be the director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, testifies before a Senate Banking Committee hearing on her confirmation on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
July 19, 2018 - 1:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the confirmation hearing for Kathy Kraninger (all times local): 1:30 p.m. After roughly three hours, the confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump's nominee to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has ended. Kathy Kraninger did not appear to win any...
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In this July 12, 2018 photo, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is shown before meeting with Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Kavanaugh’s opponents are digging through documents at President George W. Bush’s library in Texas and other repositories around the country looking for anything that could help derail his nomination. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
July 16, 2018 - 1:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The paper chase is on. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's opponents are digging through documents at President George W. Bush's library in Texas and other repositories around the country looking for anything that could help derail his nomination. The trail of documents is...
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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, right, meets with Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, July 11, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 11, 2018 - 4:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh returned to Capitol Hill on Wednesday for a whirlwind round of meetings with key Republican senators as Democrats ramped up efforts to block his confirmation. Kavanaugh, the conservative appellate court judge and President Donald Trump's...
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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh arrives for a meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
July 11, 2018 - 1:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's past writings that a president should not be distracted by lawsuits and investigations could become a flashpoint in what's already shaping up to be a contentious confirmation battle. With special counsel Robert Mueller investigating whether...
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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, right, and Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, second from right, share a laugh as they pose for a photo on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Kavanaugh is on Capitol Hill to meet with Republican leaders as the battle begins over his nomination to the Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
July 10, 2018 - 8:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Some of Judge Brett Kavanaugh's high school classmates are urging senators to confirm his nomination to the Supreme Court, calling him "a good man" and "a brilliant jurist." More than 150 alumni of...
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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, right, walks past the press following a photo opportunity with Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Kavanaugh is on Capitol Hill to meet with Republican leaders as the battle begins over his nomination to the Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
July 10, 2018 - 7:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh plunged into his confirmation battle Tuesday, meeting face-to-face with Senate leaders in what promises to be an intense debate over abortion rights, presidential power and other legal disputes that could reshape the court and...
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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, right, listens as Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, left, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Kavanaugh is on Capitol Hill to meet with Republican leaders as the battle begins over his nomination to the Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
July 10, 2018 - 1:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court (all times local): 1:20 p.m. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley says speed isn't the goal when it comes to Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation. The Iowa Republican says the...
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A demonstrator sign as protesters gather in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, July 9, 2018, after President Donald Trump announced Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his Supreme Court nominee. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
July 09, 2018 - 10:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's nomination of a Supreme Court justice (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Democratic lawmakers and liberal groups are holding a raucous late-night rally on the steps of the Supreme Court to oppose President Trump's nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. The...
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President Donald Trump shakes hands with Brett Kavanaugh, his Supreme Court nominee, in the East Room of the White House, Monday, July 9, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 09, 2018 - 10:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump chose Brett Kavanaugh, a solidly conservative, politically connected judge, for the Supreme Court Monday night, setting up a ferocious confirmation battle with Democrats as he seeks to shift the nation's highest court ever further to the right. A favorite of...
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