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Politics Oct 24Murkowski’s nod gives Barrett extra boost for Supreme Court
Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett won crucial backing Saturday when one of the last Republican holdouts announced her support for President Donald Trump’s pick ahead of a confirmation vote expected Monday.
Politics Oct 15Senate Judiciary sets Oct. 22 vote on Barrett’s nomination
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday set an Oct. 22 vote on Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination as Republicans race to confirm President Donald Trump's pick before the Nov. 3 election.
Politics Oct 14WATCH: Judge Amy Coney Barrett Supreme Court confirmation hearings – Day 4
Barrett's confirmation to the Supreme Court to take the seat of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg seems inevitable, as even some Senate Democrats acknowledged in Senate hearings on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Politics Oct 13WATCH: Barrett won’t commit to recusing from election disputes
Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is vowing to bring no "agenda" to the court, batting back senators' questions Tuesday on abortion, gun rights and the November election, insisting she would take a conservative approach to the law but decide…
Politics Oct 13WATCH: Judge Amy Coney Barrett Supreme Court confirmation hearings – Day 2
Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett will face senators' questions over her approach to health care, legal precedent and even the presidential election during a second day of confirmation hearings on track to lock in a conservative court majority for…
Politics Oct 11WATCH: Judge Amy Coney Barrett Supreme Court confirmation hearings – Day 1
Barrett spoke Monday about her judicial philosophy, her experience and her large family at the end of the first day of her fast-tracked confirmation hearings.
Nation Oct 11Supreme Court pick Barrett draws on faith, family for Senate
Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett vows to be a justice “fearless of criticism” as the split Senate charges ahead with confirmation hearings on President Donald Trump’s pick to cement a conservative court majority before Election Day.
Politics Sep 30Former FBI Director Comey testifies over role in Russia investigation
Republican lawmakers on Wednesday confronted former FBI Director James Comey about his oversight of the Trump-Russia investigation during a politically charged hearing that focused attention on problems with a probe that have becoming a rallying cry for Trump supporters…
Politics Sep 29Court pick Amy Coney Barrett visits Senate ahead of confirmation fight
Amy Coney Barrett is on Capitol Hill for meetings with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other pivotal Republican senators in preparation for her fast-track confirmation before the Nov. 3 election.
Politics Sep 23WATCH: Democrats propose sweeping bill to curb presidential abuses
The legislation, a wide-ranging package of new and revised bills, would limit the president’s pardon power, strengthen laws to ban presidents from receiving gifts or payments from foreign governments, better protect independent agency watchdogs and whistleblowers from firing or retribution…