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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.