President Donald Trump considers himself a master showman, having honed the ability to build suspense over 14 seasons of reality television, a convention-shattering presidential campaign and almost 18 months in office.
President Donald Trump chose Brett Kavanaugh, a solidly conservative, politically connected judge, for the Supreme Court, setting up a ferocious confirmation battle with Democrats as he seeks to shift the nation's highest court ever further to the right.
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said red-state Democrats might be tempted to vote for Trump's nominee because the midterm elections are coming up-but they should prioritize stopping his nomination to the Supreme Court. Two large wooden doors behind the podium slid open and Trump walked out. Since May 2006, he has sat on the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Top contenders had included federal appeals judges Raymond Kethledge, Amy Coney Barrett and Thomas Hardiman.
In confirming Trump's first Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, Republicans eliminated the 60-vote requirement to advance a nomination to the High Court. "I believe that an independent judiciary is the crown jewel of our constitutional republic", Kavanaugh said on Monday.
US President Donald Trump has nominated federal appeals Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court.
Trump then introduced Kavanaugh, gesturing to this right, where a heavy wooden door swung open and Kavanaugh, his wife and two young daughters took the stage next to Trump.
On the contrary, Santorum said the base was "turned off" by Kavanaugh, a D.C. insider who was part of President George W. Bush's legal team.
Luc Mbah a Moute agrees to deal with LA Clippers He averaged 13.9 points and 10.8 rebounds per game on a Rockets team that advanced to the Western Conference Finals in 2017-18. Anthony is likely to become a free agent even if he is traded, as his new team would likely waive him.
Wimbledon 2018: Roger Federer bagels and beats Adrian Mannarino Yet Federer quickly snuffed out the danger and broke in the next game before rounding off the match in typically ruthless fashion. Mannarino was nevertheless able to frustrate his illustrious rival in the third set, even threatening to break for a 5-3 lead.
Trump also met with Republican Sens. His father went to law school at night, he added.
The official said Trump decided on Kavanaugh, a front-runner throughout the search process, because of his large body of jurisprudence cited by other courts, describing him as a judge that other judges read.
He was interviewed by the President the same weekend as Kavanaugh. "But to me that title will always belong to my mom", Kavanaugh said. Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.
That will be a critically operative phrase for him to navigate the confirmation process. Kavanaugh said he would start meeting senators on Tuesday.
"Just as they held the Merrick Garland seat open on the Supreme Court, they also held open an very bad lot of vacancies on the district courts and the courts of appeal", said Russell Wheeler, who tracks judicial nominations at the Brookings Institution. Kavanaugh has "stellar" qualifications, she said.
Kavanaugh will have the help of an ad campaign sponsored by conservatives to convince colleagues and citizens.
Schumer said that Kavanaugh would not have been put on the list of 25 candidates compiled for the president to select from by the Federalist Society, a conservative lawyers' group, "had he not been one of these hard right judges". If Kavanaugh is confirmed, Aron predicts the court's future opinions would also roll back consumer protections, clean air and water regulations.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said opponents were using "40-year-old scare tactics" over abortion and other issues but they "will not stop us from doing the right thing".
Catherine's parents, her sister and brother-in-law Pippa and James Matthews and her brother James will also be in attendance. Meghan looked sensational in a simple black dress with matching fascinator as she clung to her husband's arm.
Next up for Kerber is Russian 14th seed Daria Kasatkina , who took out Belgian Alison Van Uytvanck 6-7 (6-8) 6-3 6-2. Of ther other quarter-finalists, only Kerber and former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko have won Grand Slams.
Blues forward Giroud and Belgium keeper Courtois will go head-to-head in the semi-final in St Petersburg on Tuesday night. Kompany looked shaken by Brazil's speed in the second half of the quarter-final, which will give Mbappe confidence.
Finally, Microsoft says that a model with LTE cellular connectivity is in the works, but won't be ready until later this year. The company also may be adding an 8GB RAM/256GB SSD storage version (with and without LTE, ) to its Surface Go line-up.
And how old is that child? NPR's Sasha Ingber pointed out one incident in which a 1-year-old boy was brought before a judge. And why did the government say they can't meet the deadline? The families will be released after they are reunited.
Shared earlier today through the game's official Twitter account, a mask hovered above the Season 5 text with a starry background. That means players can get ready to explore a revamped map and collect new loot through the battle pass on Thursday, July 12.
In the recent pictures that have come up, Ranbir carries niece Samara on his back and they all pose for a million dollar photo. Looking at that snow-like substance falling around Katrina's head, Arjun Kapoor had this amusing comment to make.
Catherine's parents, her sister and brother-in-law Pippa and James Matthews and her brother James will also be in attendance. It's Meghan's first christening - other than her own baptism into the English church - since marrying into the Royal Family.
The Duchess of Sussex looked elegant and chic as she arrived at Westminster Abbey for the Royal Air Force Centenary service. The Queen looked well after skipping Prince Louis's Christening on Monday, following a busy week in Scotland last week.
To that, Magic and GM Rob Pelinka have added Rajon Rondo , Lance Stephenson , Kentavious Caldwell-Pope , and JaVale McGee . No surprise here, that James has made it official, despite calls from some critics that he should back out of the deal.
On the memes and celebrations : "I think a lot of the guys, like me, they've switched off to it". On a two-way play (winner including extra time), England is -165 and Croatia is +142.
Death toll mounts to 100 as Japan receives record rainfall
On Sunday, the prime minister, Shinzo Abe , said efforts to locate those still stranded had turned into a " race against time ". At the same time , it has been impossible to confirm the security and location of 78 others, " Suga told a news conference.
Russia's Cherchesov: "We'll do even better at Qatar 2022!"
A number of other Croatia players were receiving massages and stretching of their legs before extra time and before the shootout. Those emotions just burst out of me. "The reason I cried was it was the best six weeks I've ever had in my life".
Rescuers prepare to extract final five from flooded Thai cave
However the boys will remain in quarantine until doctors were sure they had not contracted any infections from inside the cave. A person with knowledge of the rescue said just before the eleventh person was spotted, that 10 people had been brought out.
Nobel widow Liu Xia leaves China after 8 years' house arrest
Her brother, Liu Hui, who was handed an 11-year jail sentence for fraud in 2013. "China hopes to team up with Germany", he said. She was cut off from friends and family at her home in Beijing, with guards preventing a Sky crew from visiting .
George Clooney Injured in Italy Car Crash
The 57-year-old was travelling to the set of his new TV show Catch 22 in Costa Corallina when a auto turned and struck him. Hollywood star George Clooney has been injured in a collision involving his scooter and a vehicle .
George Clooney Hurt in Italy Motorcycle Crash, Reports Say
He is understood to have received treatment at John Paul II hospital, but NBC News report that he has since been discharged. George relocated his family to the idyllic Italian island for the summer to direct the forthcoming TV mini series.
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