Texas may have an ally to gain if President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, is confirmed. The Democrats' left-wing base will demand that they vote "no" on Kavanaugh, while the trio's pro-Trump constituents will demand they vote "yes".
Remember: This is precisely what McConnell flagged for Trump as a potential problem with Kavanaugh's nomination: Never that he wasn't qualified, but that his extensive time in government service, and the documents that come with it, cannot only lead to possible surprises and also give Democrats grounds - legitimate or not - to delay consideration of the nomination. "Throughout his judicial career, Judge Kavanaugh has demonstrated a strong commitment to upholding the law, rather than legislating from the bench".
Kavanaugh mentioned how he serves as the CYO basketball coach for his daughter's team and how much they enjoyed attending a U.Conn women's basketball game. His father went to law school at night, he added. But faced with President Trump's ability to exercise that same power (even if just to undo Obama's orders), they scream "Fascism!"
Kavanaugh even name dropped Justice Elena Kagan in his remarks.
Writing for the Washington Post "Fact-Checker," Salvador Rizzo agrees: "Kavanaugh's position in this article is different from saying the president can't be indicted under existing law". John Hoeven, R-N.D., who was in the White House during the president's news conference.
While Kavanaugh wrote that legal action against a president should be deferred, he also noted there is no current law that requires that. That opinion is not shocking, it's held by many legal experts, Republican and Democrat, alike.
Robert Mueller reportedly is among those who believes a president can not be indicted when in office. He was more empathetic to how a prosecution could interfere with presidential duties. "On occasion, a Kavanaugh opinion siding with the EPA's opponents has been a win for environmental interests, as in Natural Resources Defense Council v. EPA, in 2014, in which he wrote an opinion that vacated an EPA rule establishing an affirmative defense for cement-kiln operators sued for exceeding emission limits". In multiple opinions setting out this position, he has relied not on constitutional text - indeed, he conceded that "based exclusively on the text" of the Constitution, the defendant "might have a point" - but instead on historical precedents (such as the trial of the Lincoln assassination co-conspirators) that scholars have thoroughly debunked as supporting Kavanaugh's claim. But that didn't stop him from nominating Bush staffer Kavanaugh. The poll I cited above found that 68 percent of North Dakota voters want Heitkamp to vote to confirm Kavanaugh.
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Pence said he was confident that the members of both parties, as well as the American people, would come to realize that Kavanaugh "is quite simply the most qualified and the most deserving nominee to the Supreme Court of the United States".
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To be clear, there is no question that Kavanaugh is a thoughtful, careful and exceptionally bright jurist.
Sen. Richard J. Durbin of IL, the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate, suggested on NBC's "Meet the Press" that these vulnerable red-state Democrats should sacrifice their reelection to stop Trump's nominee.
While Republicans reaffirmed their intention to process the nomination well ahead of the November midterm elections, Democrats argued Kavanaugh's record deserves painstaking scrutiny that must not be rushed. The court's oldest remaining justices, two liberals and a conservative who are 85, 79 and 70, haven't suggested they're going anywhere and appear in fine health.
But the red carpet treatment is likely to be overshadowed by massive protests planned by Britons opposed to Trump's presence. That prompted almost half a million people to sign a petition calling for Trump to be banned from the UK.
He said as much in a damning resignation letter, lamenting that the Brexit Dream was "dying, suffocated by needless self-doubt". They "didn't represent the majority of opinion in the conservative party or house of commons", he said.
His grandson said Mr Rodriguez does not speak much English and did not understand why he was being attacked . The man, Rodolfo Rodriguez, said he was out for a walk when he was struck in the head by a concrete block.
They were only fingernails, but to Shridhar Chillal , cutting them off probably felt a bit like cutting off his own hand. Though his fragile nails complicated many everyday activities, like sleeping, Chillal has led a mostly normal life.
Mr Trump will meet the US Ambassador at Winfield House after arriving and then head to Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. A giant six-metre-high blimp of Trump depicted as an orange baby in nappies is also expected to fly over the capital.
England's run in the World Cup came to an end on Wednesday night after a 2-1 defeat in extra time to Croatia in the semi finals. A first World Cup final since 1966 and a showdown with France agonisingly slipped away.
Four have already been reunited with some family, while 34 others should be reunited by the end of the day, the government said. The decision came in a preliminary injunction after the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU ) filed a lawsuit .
The iOS update is around 200MB in size and comes with bug fixes and "improves the security of your iPhone or iPad". China considers Taiwan as a renegade provice, and does not recognise the sovereignty of the island nation.
Trump was objecting to Germany's acceptance of a new pipeline project that will bring more natural gas from Russian Federation . Despite the harsh criticism of the president, Kerry agreed that United States allies need to increase their defense spending.
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Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, claims to have had a sexual encounter with Trump in 2006, which Trump has denied. However, Trump - who initially denied knowledge of the payment - subsequently conceded that Cohen was in fact reimbursed.
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Of the alliance, he said it was "very unified, very strong, no problem". "Germany is one of our closest allies", he pointed out. The officials said Trump threatened to "do his own thing". "So I think [Trump] has every justification for saying it".
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More worrying, however, oxygen levels in the cave were falling. "We have more expertise than yesterday", he said on Tuesday. Scattered monsoon rains continued to risk percolating through the limestone cave walls to flood the tunnels with water.
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He accused the company of taking advantage of the poor and defenseless while giving bargains to countries in Europe and elsewhere. Across the industry, Wells Fargo found, companies rose drug prices on 63 products and lowered prices on 64 products in June.
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But Croatia came out for the second-half on top of the Three Lions, and equalised with a goal from the outstanding Ivan Perisic . "So for them to go back to their country and take a nation like Croatia to the World Cup final is something awesome ".
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The law, The Community Defense Act, prohibits adult entertainment - defined as nude or topless dancing - between midnight and 6am. Although the law has been in effect for over a decade, a 2017 report from The Columbus Dispatch found that it is seldom enforced.