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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican U.S. Senator Jeff Flake on Tuesday expressed concern about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s interactions with members of the Judiciary Committee during last Thursday’s hearing on sexual misconduct allegations against the judge. U.S. Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) speaks at the Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire,
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The following statements were posted to the verified personal Twitter account of U.S. President Donald Trump (@realDonaldTrump) U.S. President Donald Trump addresses supporters during a Make America Great Again rally in Johnson City, Tennessee, U.S. October 1, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst The opinions expressed are his own. Reuters has not edited the statements or confirmed their accuracy. @realDonaldTrump
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Donald Trump on Monday praised Canada’s entry into a reworked NAFTA pact with the United States and Mexico after the two countries forged a last-minute agreement to salvage the trilateral trade accord, delivering a key win for the U.S. president. U.S. President Donald Trump takes a question from a New York Times
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The following statements were posted to the verified personal Twitter account of U.S. President Donald Trump (@realDonaldTrump) President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up to supporters as he arrives at WesBanco Arena during a Make America Great Again rally in Wheeling, West Virginia, U.S., September 29, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Theiler The opinions expressed are his own. Reuters has
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WHEELING, WVa. (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday used the stalled nomination of his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as a rallying cry for Republican voters in November congressional elections. President Donald Trump makes remarks at WesBanco Arena during a Make America Great Again rally in Wheeling, West Virginia, September 29, 2018. REUTERS/Mike
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SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Reuters) – When a Democrat with Palestinian-Mexican ancestry who had never before run for office was elected to challenge a Republican incumbent in a staunchly conservative southern California congressional district, few gave him much of a chance. FILE PHOTO: Democratic candidate for the 50th congressional district Ammar Campa Najjar makes an appearance
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SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Reuters) – When a Democrat with Palestinian-Mexican ancestry who had never before run for office was picked to challenge a Republican incumbent in a staunchly conservative southern California congressional district, few gave him much of a chance. Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA), leaves federal court in San Diego, California, U.S. September 24, 2018.
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(Reuters) – California Governor Jerry Brown signed several gun control bills into law on Friday, including one measure that raises the minimum age for buying rifles and shotguns from 18 to 21. FILE PHOTO: California Governor Jerry Brown in Sacramento, California, U.S., January 25, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Greaves/File Photo The new laws come seven months after
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Republican-led committee approved President Donald Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court but moderate Republican Senator Jeff Flake called for an FBI investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against the judge before a final Senate vote. Flake’s intervention means a final Senate vote on the nomination could be delayed
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to a lifetime seat on the U.S. Supreme Court hung in the balance on Friday after a jarring and raucous hearing into sexual misconduct allegations against him. Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on
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By Lawrence Hurley, Andrew Chung and Amanda Becker WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Fighting to salvage his U.S. Supreme Court nomination, Brett Kavanaugh angrily and tearfully denied on Thursday a university professor’s accusation that he sexually assaulted her 36 years ago and complained about a “political hit” after she told a dramatic Senate hearing she was “100
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By Lawrence Hurley, Andrew Chung and Amanda Becker WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A university professor on Thursday said she was “100 percent” certain that Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, sexually assaulted her 36 years ago, telling a dramatic U.S. Senate hearing she feared he would rape and perhaps accidentally kill her. Christine Blasey
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WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he could withdraw his support for Brett Kavanaugh depending on the testimony in a high-profile Thursday hearing into multiple accusations of sexual misconduct against the Supreme Court nominee. Trump defended Kavanaugh, now a federal appeals court judge, at a New York news conference, but the
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump, fighting to shore up his nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court in a divided Senate, on Tuesday called sexual misconduct allegations against the judge “a con game being played by the Democrats.” Trump’s escalation in his rhetoric defending Kavanaugh came as the Republican-led Senate Judiciary Committee
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The following statements were posted to the verified personal Twitter account of U.S. President Donald Trump (@realDonaldTrump) U.S. President Donald Trump participates in a signing ceremony for the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on the sidelines of the 73rd United Nations General Assembly in New York, U.S., September 24, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos
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(Reuters) – President Donald Trump and U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees the special counsel investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential election, will meet on Thursday to discuss Rosenstein’s future. A source told Reuters that Rosenstein had spent the weekend contemplating whether he should resign after a New York Times report
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The following statements were posted to the verified personal Twitter account of U.S. President Donald Trump (@realDonaldTrump) U.S. President Donald Trump takes the stage during a campaign rally in Springfield, Missouri, U.S., September 21, 2018. Picture taken September 21, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Segar The opinions expressed are his own. Reuters has not edited the statements or confirmed their
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The university professor who has accused Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, of sexual assault will testify before a Senate panel on Thursday about her allegation, her lawyers and the committee said on Sunday. The agreement for Christine Blasey Ford to testify came just hours before the New Yorker magazine
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