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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court pick, on Friday appeared on track for Senate confirmation after a contentious four-day hearing in which he avoided any major stumbles even as Democrats tried to derail his nomination. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, asked by conservative host Hugh Hewitt in an MSNBC interview
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Senate committee on Friday held the final day of its hearing on President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh, with the conservative U.S. appeals court judge appearing to be on course to secure confirmation despite Democratic opposition. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh holds his pocket size United States Constitution during
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Top aides to Donald Trump scrambled on Thursday to deny authorship of an anonymous New York Times opinion column that slammed the U.S. president’s leadership style and described “a quiet resistance” to him within his own administration. By early afternoon, eight senior officials had disavowed the piece, including Vice President Mike Pence,
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(Reuters) – The following statements were posted to the verified personal Twitter account of U.S. President Donald Trump (@realDonaldTrump) U.S. President Donald Trump walks to Marine One while departing the White House in Washington, U.S., September 6, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie The opinions expressed are his own. Reuters has not edited the statements or confirmed their accuracy. @realDonaldTrump
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Justice and state attorneys general will meet this month to discuss concerns that social media platforms are “intentionally stifling the free exchange of ideas,” the department said on Wednesday. Its statement did not name Facebook Inc (FB.O) and Twitter Inc (TWTR.N), whose executives testified in Congress on Wednesday,
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee, sought to stake out his independence on Wednesday as he faced his first questions during the second day of his contentious Senate confirmation hearing. U.S. Supreme Court nominee judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies during his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in
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The following statements were posted to the verified personal Twitter account of U.S. President Donald Trump (@realDonaldTrump) FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at campaign fundraising luncheon for Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) and GOP congressional candidate Mark Harris at Carmel Country Club in Charlotte, NC, U.S., August 31, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas The opinions expressed are
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BOSTON (Reuters) – Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley was poised on Tuesday to become Massachusetts’ first black congresswoman after scoring an upset win over a 10-term incumbent in the Democratic contest to represent the liberal city in the U.S. Congress. Incumbent U.S. Representative Mike Capuano (D-MA) speaks to reporters after voting in the Massachusetts Primary
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MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Kremlin dismissed U.S. President Donald Trump’s warning to Syria not to launch an offensive in the rebel-held enclave of Idlib, saying on Tuesday that the area was a “nest of terrorism”. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov attends a news conference of Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron in
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