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    Brett Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Hearings to Begin September 4Senate Republicans are hoping to have him seated before the start of the court’s October term.
  2. The GOP Is Setting Up a Narrow Window for the Kavanaugh ConfirmationChuck Grassley says he hopes to wrap it all up by the beginning of October, and his party had better hope he’s not off by much.
  3. Collins and Murkowski Show No Signs of Bucking the GOP on Kavanaugh ConfirmationWhile still officially undecided, the two putatively pro-choice GOP senators are helping their party smooth Brett Kavanaugh’s path to confirmation.
  4. Anti-Abortion Activists Have No Doubts About Kavanaugh to SCOTUSIf Brett Kavanaugh really hasn’t made up his mind about Roe v. Wade, why is the right-to-life movement fighting for his confirmation?
  5. McConnell to Dems: Delay Kavanaugh’s Confirmation at Your Own PerilMcConnell is prepared to push confirmation hearings into October — and thus, keep vulnerable red-state Democrats off the campaign trail.
  6. A 2017 Kavanaugh Speech Will Provoke Controversy in His SCOTUS ConfirmationThe speech that helped elevate Kavanaugh to Trump’s SCOTUS list doesn’t prove prejudgment of a challenge to Roe v. Wade, but it raises big questions.
  7. A Look at Trump’s Shortlist for Replacing Anthony KennedyDon’t expect any surprises given Trump’s unusual self-discipline in keeping his judicial promises to conservatives.
  8. Bracing for a Supreme Court Retirement BombshellAt the end of the term, the focus is on Kennedy, whose retirement could ignite the Senate races. But Thomas’s exit might spark a battle in the GOP.
  9. Trump Bullying of Sessions Could Backfire With Republican SenatorsJeff Sessions may be Mr. Magoo to the president. But to his former colleagues in the Senate, he’s part of the club.
  10. Christopher Wray Is Confirmed As New FBI DirectorThe Senate overwhelmingly approved his appointment, 92 to 5.
  11. Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley Spoke for 15-Plus Hours to Protest Gorsuch“Change the nominee. Protect the integrity of the court.”
  12. The Most Ridiculous Questions From Judge Neil Gorsuch’s Confirmation Hearings▶️ “That’s the easiest question of the day. Thank you.”
  13. Ben Carson Wins Confirmation As Trump’s HUD SecretaryFinally, the U.S. has a neurosurgeon leading the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  14. Entourage Movie Producer Steve Mnuchin Confirmed As Treasury SecretaryThe Goldman Sachs and hedge-fund vet has been dubbed the “foreclosure king.”
  15. Senate Confirms Rex Tillerson As Secretary of StateIt’s official: America’s top diplomat is now Vladimir Putin’s favorite Exxon CEO!
  16. Democrats Need to Flip One More Republican to Block Betsy DeVosOne vote away from keeping the billionaire heiress to the Amway fortune from becoming Education Secretary.
  17. Rex Tillerson Will Cut All Ties With Exxon If He Becomes Secretary of StateWith his confirmation fight looming, the Exxon CEO reveals a plan to sell off his Exxon shares before becoming Trump’s top diplomat.
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