The U.S. Senate confirmed Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court on Saturday by a vote of 50-48. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. The bitter duel between Republicans and Democrats over Kavanaugh is now likely to be prolonged as a motivating issue in the midterm elections in four weeks and will trigger recriminations and political reverberations that endure for years to come.
Democrats hope that the roll call, exactly a month from elections in which House and Senate control are in play, will prompt infuriated women and liberals to stream to the polls to oust Republicans. She told reporters Friday that Kavanaugh is "a good man" but maybe "not the right man for the court at this time". The timing of the final vote is also up in the air.
Friday's announcements of support by Republican Susan Collins of ME and Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia made the final confirmation vote a formality, though still an emotional one. Kavanaugh's nomination has been imperiled by accusations of sexual misconduct. "Truly, this confirmation vote is a low moment for the Senate and the country".
Back in Washington , the US Senate is expected to give President Trump a big political win later on Saturday by confirming conservative judge Brett Kavanaugh as the next Supreme Court justice. Many drew comparisons with Meryl Streep's character in Out Of Africa, while some said she was completing the look of "colonialiser". Many Twitter users see a resemblance between the First Lady and Michael Jackson in his "Smooth Criminal" music video .
We are not that far yet. "I agree with Mr. Tusk", agreed the leader of ireland before the press , calling for an agreement "by November if possible", so that there is enough time for that agreement to be ratified. 'My assumption is that we will reach an accord which will achieve the conditions of the withdrawal treaty, ' Juncker said, adding that it was not possible to predict whether there will be a conclusion to the Brexit negotiations in October.
On Thursday, the official Saudi Press Agency cited the consulate as saying it was "carrying out follow-up procedures and co-ordination with the Turkish local authorities to uncover the circumstances of the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi after he left the consulate building".
The shooting suspect surrendered Wednesday evening after talking with a negotiator, Chief Deputy Glenn Kirby of the Florence County Sheriff's Office told CNN affiliate WBTW . Authorities said Fred Hopkins is under arrest in a hospital after falling on his head at some point during the Wednesday standoff. They were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
A round of Senate voting is expected Friday, with the final vote likely Saturday. Three of the four "undecided" senators would have to vote against Kavanaugh to defeat the nomination. Kavanaugh has denied the allegation. Kavanaugh wrote on his calendar for that date "Go to Timmy's for skis w/Judge, Tom, PJ, Bernie, Squi". In an op-ed Thursday in The Wall Street Journal, Kavanaugh said there were "a few things I should not have said" during the hearing.
In a statement he tweeted , the West Virginia Democrat said he had "reservations about this vote given the serious allegations". President Donald Trump is praising the Senate for pushing Kavanaugh past a key procedural hurdle. The pair was surrounded by colleagues from both parties after the vote. In a letter to the Senate, the American Bar Association said it was reevaluating Kavanaugh, despite having previously supported his nomination.
If those talks lead to a deal, the signatory could potentially be frozen out of the North American pact. It's also partially symbolic. " China will consistently pursue opening-up at its own pace and continuously carry out mutually beneficial and win-win economic and trade co-operation with countries worldwide treating it in an equal-footed and friendly way".
Meng was last seen leaving Interpol's headquarters in Lyon in France , late September, the source said, and planned to visit China. It is not yet clear why Meng is being investigated or exactly where he is being held. According to his own page on the site, Meng's last official engagement was on August 23, when he met Lai Chung Han, a second permanent secretary of Singapore.
During last Thursday's Judiciary Committee hearing, GOP prosecutor Rachel Mitchell asked several questions about whether Ford handed those notes over to The Washington Post , or simply recounted their contents. That includes her longtime friend Leland Keyser, who definitively stated several days prior to Ford's public testimony before the committee on September 27 that she had never met Kavanaugh nor attended a party like the one Ford described.
The Russians set up a auto full of electronic equipment in the vehicle park of a hotel next to the Organisation for the Prohibition for Chemical Weapons in The Hague in a bid to hack into its computer system, it said. Britain's ambassador to the Netherlands, Peter Wilson, said the GRU would no longer be allowed to act with impunity. The four men are said to have gone to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) headquarters on a reconnaissance mission.
Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia also has not declared how he'll vote. Agreement by a majority of the 100 senators would advance Kavanaugh's nomination. Democrats not only oppose Kavanaugh; but they also remain deeply embittered by the experience that closed out the tenure of President Barack Obama, when McConnell refused to schedule a vote on Obama's nominee for a Supreme Court vacancy that Trump eventually got to fill.
She will also be in Malawai, Kenya and Egypt during her five-day stay on the continent. The items carried the logo of " Be Best ", the child well-being initiative Mrs. The president has denied making the comment. Would she offend a whole nation with one pair of shoes? anything was possible - but we didn't expect her to kick off her trip by weighing in on one of fashion's most heated conversations.
I don't know", the President continued. "They destroy people, they want to destroy people", he said referring to Dr. Ford and the people backing her accusations. But Trump spent much of the rally lamenting the treatment of Kavanaugh by Democrats, whose attacks, he said, had taken their toll on the judge's family.
US media outlets reported a statement from the US Defense Department describing "increasingly aggressive" maneuvers conducted by a China ship which engaged in a literal game of chicken with a US ship. Just a few days before the near collision of two destroyers, and just after the US Air Force flew multiple strategic bombers overhead, Chinese warplanes conducted live-fire exercises between the rocky outcrops.
Ricin is a highly toxic compound that is extracted from castor beans and has been used in terror plots. The two envelopes were screened and tested for the toxin at a mailing facility which is not inside the main building but is nearby, defense officials said.
USA diplomats had announced the decision to foreign delegations in July, saying the move is meant to render department policy consistent between same-sex and opposite-sex couples. The new policy grants some limited exceptions for diplomats representing countries where same-sex marriage is illegal. Married same-sex spouses - like opposite-sex spouses - will still be eligible to enter the country, but it remains illegal in most countries around the world for same-sex couples to Wednesday.
Kavanaugh has denied claims of sexual misconduct by three different women. John Kennedy (R-La.), who also sits on the Judiciary Committee, said he thought it ought to be made public before the full Senate votes on the nomination. Donald Trump defended his pick but conceded that the appeals court judge has had a "bit of difficulty" with alcohol. "There's some speculation that Kavanaugh may not last", the senator said.