Senate plans procedural vote on Kavanaugh in bitter confirmation fight

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Senate plans procedural vote on Kavanaugh in bitter confirmation fight

President Donald Trump's drive to cement the conservative grip on the top U.S. court faces a major test on Friday as the Senate holds a key procedural vote on Brett Kavanaugh, whose Supreme Court nomination has set off a political brawl.

'Don't really know' how Kavanaugh vote will go: Senator Grassley

Hours before the U.S. Senate's first of two votes on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, a senior Republican told Fox News that he could not predict if the chamber would confirm Kavanaugh.

Republicans aim to confirm Kavanaugh on weekend; protesters arrested

President Donald Trump's fellow Republicans gained confidence on Thursday that his U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, could win Senate confirmation after two wavering lawmakers responded positively to an FBI report on accusations of sexual misconduct against the judge.

Five senators hold keys to Kavanaugh's Supreme Court bid

President Donald Trump's nomination of conservative federal appeals court Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court is likely to hinge on the votes of a handful of senators: three Republicans and two Democrats.

Kavanaugh says he might have been 'too emotional' in testimony: WSJ

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh said in Wall Street Journal op-ed on Thursday that he "might have been too emotional at times" in his Senate testimony last week in which he denied accusations of sexual misconduct.

Jury in murder trial of Chicago policeman to begin second day of deliberations

A second day of deliberations will begin on Friday in the murder trial of a white Chicago police officer who killed a black teenager in 2014 in a hail of bullets, a case that has put the city's large African-American community on edge.

Special Report: The Trump trap - Republicans duck president in key House races

Leonard Lance is a Republican congressman seeking re-election in a Republican district. But he has little to say about the Republican president.

U.S. plans to rewrite rules that impede self-driving cars

The Trump administration is moving ahead with plans to revise safety rules that bar fully self-driving cars from the roads without equipment such as steering wheels, pedals and mirrors, according to a document made public on Thursday.

Factbox: Witnesses in the Kavanaugh FBI probe

The FBI completed its probe of sexual misconduct allegations against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after speaking with 10 people, according to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Here is information on the six people known to have been interviewed, as well as 20 more who may have relevant information but who were not known to have been contacted by the FBI.

Kavanaugh does not belong on Supreme Court, retired Justice Stevens says

Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens said on Thursday that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh does not belong on the high court because of "potential bias" he showed in his recent Senate confirmation hearing.

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