Friday, July 28, 2017

Senate Supreme Court

In this March 22, 2017, file photo, Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch speaks during his confirmation hearing, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Gorsuch’s confirmation as the 113th Supreme Court justice is expected on April 7. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

BY ERICA WERNER WASHINGTON (AP) — After weeks of turmoil, the Senate confirmed Trump nominee Neil Gorsuch as the Supreme Court’s youngest justice Friday, filling a 14-month vacancy after the death of Antonin Scalia and restoring a rightward tilt that ...
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. is pursued by reporters as he arrives for the scheduled cloture vote to end debate on President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 6, 2017, as the Republican majority is poised to change Senate rules and lower the vote threshold for Supreme Court nominees from 60 votes to a simple majority. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

BY RICHARD LARDNER WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republican senators are calling on President Donald Trump to take out Syria’s air force as part of a swift and forceful response to a chemical weapons attack that killed more than 80 people, ...
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 4, 2017, about the struggle to move Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch toward a final up-or-down vote on the Senate floor. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

BY ERICA WERNER WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is claiming he has the votes necessary to thwart a planned Democratic filibuster of President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, as a showdown draws near that could change the ...
In this Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, file photo, Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., arrives early on Capitol Hill in Washington. Donnelly says he'll support the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly said Sunday he’ll support the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, the third Democrat to break with the party as Republicans line up behind President Donald Trump’s choice for the ...
In this March 22, 2017, file photo, Supreme Court Justice nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, file)

BY ERICA WERNER and MARY CLARE JALONICK WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is headed for a tense showdown over President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee that could have far-reaching consequences for Congress, the high court and the nation. Majority Leader ...
Senate Minority Leader Sen. Charles Schumer of N.Y., speaks during an interview in his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

BY MARY CLARE JALONICK and ERICA WERNER WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democratic opposition to President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee swelled Friday as Democrats neared the numbers needed for a filibuster, setting up a showdown with Republicans who have the ...
In this Jan. 28, 2016 file photo, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

BY MARY CLARE JALONICK WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic senator facing a tough re-election is warning her party there is a political risk in voting to block President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, who says she ...
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, center, listens as the committee's ranking member, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. requests a one week postponement for the panel to vote on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, as she displays a list of appointments made during presidential election years, Monday, March 27, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

BY KEVIN FREKING WASHINGTON (AP) — A showdown loomed over President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Tuesday as the number of Democrats opposing Judge Neil Gorsuch grew to more than 25. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pledged Gorsuch would be ...
In this Jan. 10, 2017 file photo, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif. is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

BY MARY CLARE JALONICK WASHINGTON (AP) — Three additional Democrats said Friday that they will vote against Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch and will support a filibuster against him. California Sen. Kamala Harris and Washington Sen. Patty Murray both said ...
Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch gathers his papers on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, during a break in his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

BY KEVIN FREKING and MARK SHERMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Senate Democrat said Thursday he will oppose President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee and lead a filibuster of the choice, setting up a politically charged showdown with Republicans with ...
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