It was the closest roll call to confirm a justice since 1881, when Stanley Matthews was approved by 24-23, according to Senate records. As protesters carrying signs disparaging the president and Kavanaugh listened to Merkley and other speakers outside the Capitol, inside, Kavanaugh's confirmation moved forward as Sens.
Among those not interviewed were Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford , the California college professor who testified last week to Congress that a drunken Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were high school students. "Standard procedures often need to be modified for nonstandard situations", Klain said. The fight over Kavanaugh's nomination to a lifetime job on the top USA court comes against the backdrop of the #MeToo movement fighting sexual harassment and assault that has ...
Another key Republican senator, Susan Collins , a moderate from ME, voted in favour of Judge Kavanaugh on Friday. After remaining undecided on whether Kavanaugh's nomination should move forward, Murkowski rendered her decision Friday in dramatic fashion.
Hirono was referring to the accounts brought forward by Christine Blasey Ford , Deborah Ramirez and Julie Swetnick , who have leveled sexual assault or misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh stemming from his high school to his college years.
Kavanaugh, who denies the allegations made by Ford and by two other women who have come forward, will also testify himself on Thursday, although he will not be in the room when Ford is speaking. "And no, I've never done anything like that". "It's possible I'll hear that and say, 'hey, I'm changing my mind, ' " Trump said of the anticipated testimony.
Rachel Mitchell was chosen by the GOP to question Ford , who has claimed Kavanaugh sexual assaulted her when they were teenagers in 1982. Jeff Flake casting the deciding vote as expected. Just in: After Senate Republican leaders agreed to delay Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation vote, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley has formally requested that the White House conduct a "supplemental Federal Bureau of Investigation background check".
Jeff Flake announced he will vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh . "I need to go to the hearing", Flake says. He doesn't know what she went through, so talking about how the accused deserves a presumption of innocence would make him seem like an unfeeling robot.
I'm confident he will be confirmed in the very near future, ' McConnell told reporters on Capitol Hill Wednesday morning. He decried Senate Republicans for not pushing for a vote on his nominee's confirmation before the allegations emerged.
Kavanaugh was seen Monday morning arriving at the White House. He had been on a smooth confirmation track to be Supreme Court Judge, but the new allegations have disrupted the process. Republicans said late Tuesday they were considering hiring outside attorneys, presumably including women, to question the witnesses. Ford initially declined to come forward.
Republican, Democrat differences. But in the three-and-a-half years that I've been chairman of the committee, every bill that has come out of the Judiciary Committee has had bipartisan support. But he refused to provide direct answers to Democrats who wanted him to say whether there are limits on a president's power to issue pardons, including to himself or in exchange for a bribe.
Crowley succeeded Thomas Manton , another Queens Democratic leader, as the congressman from the old 7th District in 1999 and later took over the party organization, as well, when Manton died in 2006. Hoyer said he was "disappointed" that Crowley lost, calling him his friend and "a good member [who] cared a lot about his people, worked hard for jobs and education and things that we're for".
In California's "top-two" system for primaries, the two candidates who receive the first and second highest numbers of votes advance to the general election regardless of party affiliation. At the same time, GOP Rep. Martha Roby was forced into a runoff in Alabama after speaking out against President Trump. In Missouri's 17th state senate district, two-term state representative Lauren Arthur beat her Republican opponent by a 19-point landslide in a district Trump won by five points.
A woman casts her vote in Ireland's referendum on liberalizing abortion law, on Gola Island, Ireland, May 24, 2018. On Friday , Ireland will decide whether to repeal its Eighth Amendment and change its current abortion laws. Ireland appeared to move away from its conservative Roman Catholic roots and embrace a more liberal view. At Cambridge, however, the women's campaign said funding is dependent on voting to repeal abortion laws.
Sporadic cross-border fire was a reminder of the situation's unresolved volatility, however. Trump's move was considered by some as a tacit acceptance of Israel's de facto control over the city, and Palestinian politicians have said that the embassy move demonstrates the U.S.is not an unbiased broker qualified to help steer Middle East peace talks.
Saudi Arabia suggested shortly after the US announced its withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal that OPEC would act to mitigate any supply shortfall should it occur. A CNBC commentator said hitting the 2008 all-time high of $147 is possible. According to agency reports, USA crude inventories C-STK-T-EIA dropped by 1.4 million barrels in the week to May 11, to 432.34 million barrels.
The first attempt lost at each step in federal court, and the Supreme Court declined to consider an appeal in 2014. The nation's most insistent promoters of gambling are state governments that run lotteries. On the reverse end, we have seen a lot of match fixing from places that have it outlawed, most notably Korea. "It's time to keep this revenue here at home".
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas acknowledged, however, that protecting European companies from potential U.S. penalties could be hard. Germany has acknowledged it could be hard to protect companies doing business with Iran as the USA tightens the screws.
With a spending increase of 1.71 percent, or $1,209,929 more than the current school year's spending, the budget presents a 2.02 percent tax levy increase. Mohonasen voters adopted the budget with 65 percent in support. More help is being made available for Waterloo Community Schools' students who don't have access to the internet at home.
The director of Shifa's emergency department, which has only 20 beds, said his staff received 500 wounded patients on Monday, almost 20 percent of all the injuries that day across Gaza . Doctors Without Borders called on the Israeli army to stop using deadly force against demonstrators, saying their actions were "unacceptable and inhuman".
Russian Federation - which is alone in having close relations with both Iran and Israel - has sought to position itself as a mediator to prevent further escalation. In the end, the US, UK, and France all condemned Iran for its missile attack on Israel without mentioning Israeli incursions into Syria to strike Iranians.
Woods found himself afforded cut-line hope as Justin Thomas , one of golf's most unflappable figures, fluffed a chip at the 18th en route to a bogey. "He's feeling better about his health. I think they might have tipped back a couple and got a little sleepy". "His chances of winning a Major are maybe better than winning a regular event".
It has been blamed for a series of recent strikes inside Syria that have killed Iranians, though it has not acknowledged those raids. At least 15 people were killed in an airstrike on an Iranian weapons depot in Damascus . " Iran has crossed a red line", he said. Several members of parliament, on Wednesday , set the US flag and a copy of the nuclear agreement (JCPOA) on fire following Trump's historic and long-anticipated announcement that Washington was exiting the Iran nuclear deal .
Media captionKim Jong-un and Donald Trump: From enemies to frenemies? North Korea and South Korea have been separated since 1953 with very limited exchanges, cultural or otherwise. Kim Dong Chul had been in custody since late 2015. Singapore has diplomatic ties with North Korea but suspended all trade with the country in November previous year as worldwide sanctions were tightened.
She is kind and patient. I was always at peace because of the way my mother treated me, Like a little prince. She ran the household like a business . How is it that when they grow up and make poor decisions, rejecting their parent's advice and potentially the parents themselves, a mother, with a broken heart, can still love them? For a lot of folks, these special days pass by in much the same vein as any other.
The Houston Rockets are one game away from their first Western Conference Finals since 2015, and they have their defense - rather than their league-leading offense - to thank for that. As security escorted C.J. Paul past the Rockets' bench toward the exit, Chris Paul objected. Capela has enjoyed a dynamic postseason, averaging 15.4 points, 13 rebounds, and an NBA-high 2.6 blocks.