Legislature hearings

FILE - In this June 28, 2018, file photo Charles Rettig listens to a question during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on his nomination for Internal Revenue Service Commissioner on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate voted 64-33 on Sept. 12 to confirm the Beverly Hills tax attorney as IRS commissioner. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
September 12, 2018 - 7:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Over the protests of many Democrats, the Senate on Wednesday evening approved President Donald Trump's choice to become the new head of the IRS. Democrats opposed the nomination because of a new Trump administration policy allowing some groups involved in politics to hide their...
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FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2018, file photo, Democratic Senate candidat Phil Bredesen speaks at a summit on the opioid crisis in Nashville, Tenn. Bredesen says he is “embarrassed by the circus” in the hearings for Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation, pointing at Republicans and Democrats. The former governor said Sept. 12 that Republicans are “running this thing through in a way that I don’t think was the founders’ intent.” (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
September 12, 2018 - 5:48 pm
LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Phil Bredesen said Wednesday that he's "embarrassed by the circus" in the confirmation hearings for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee — and he's pointing at both Democrats and Republicans. The former Tennessee governor said...
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September 12, 2018 - 3:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A campaign urging Republican Sen. Susan Collins to vote against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has generated more than $1 million in pledges, money that would go to her opponent in 2020 if she decides to support the judge. The senator and her Republican colleagues are...
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Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., questions witnesses before the Senate Judiciary Committee during the final stage of the confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
September 08, 2018 - 4:11 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential prospect Cory Booker is planning to headline a state Democratic banquet in Iowa next month, raising the New Jersey senator's profile on the heels of his spotlight role in Supreme Court confirmation hearings. A statement from the Iowa Democratic Party...
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In this Sept. 6, 2018, photo, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., left, and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., confer before questioning Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as he testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the third day of his confirmation hearing, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Spurred on by the left, Democrats brought fire and fury to the confirmation hearings for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, but their aggressive tactics have put at least one senator at risk of an ethics investigation. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
September 08, 2018 - 12:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats don't have the votes to block Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. But that didn't stop them from putting up a rowdy, leave-nothing-on-the-table fight during four days of Senate confirmation hearings that marked a new stage in the party's resistance to President Donald...
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John Dean, former Counsel to the President President Richard M. Nixon, speaks to the Senate Judiciary Committee during the final stage of the confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
September 07, 2018 - 3:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 3:35 p.m. John Dean, the former White House counsel to President Richard Nixon, is taking a swipe at the vetting of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Dean says he's surprised that...
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President Donald Trump speaks at a rally at Rimrock Auto Arena in Billings, Mont., Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
September 07, 2018 - 1:21 am
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — President Donald Trump is praising Judge Brett Kavanaugh's progress toward winning confirmation to the Supreme Court but decried the "anger and the meanness on the other side," blasting Democrats' behavior toward his nominee as "sick." During a campaign rally in Montana...
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President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh gestures while speaking on the third day of his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington, to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
September 06, 2018 - 10:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate hearings on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 10 p.m. President Donald Trump says Senate Democrats are making "fools" of themselves when they "scream and shout" at Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Trump says at a rally Thursday...
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President Donald Trump speaks at a rally at Rimrock Auto Arena in Billings, Mont., Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
September 06, 2018 - 10:00 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — President Donald Trump praised Judge Brett Kavanaugh's progress in winning confirmation to the Supreme Court on Thursday, decrying the "anger and the meanness on the other side — it's sick." Campaigning in Billings, Montana, Trump sought to elevate Kavanaugh's confirmation as...
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Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, leaves the Senate Judiciary Committee room for a short break on the third day of his confirmation hearing, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
September 06, 2018 - 1:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation tumbled into highly charged arguing Thursday over whether key documents were being withheld, and one Democrat risked Senate discipline by releasing confidential material. A newly disclosed email revealed that President Donald...
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