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Senate Democrats have enough support to filibuster Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch
Senate Democrats now have enough support to filibuster a final vote on President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, and the move likely puts Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in a position to invoke the so-called nuclear option. This option would change Senate rules to allow a simple
Supreme Court nominee seeks distance from Trump administration, says attacks on federal judges 'disheartening'
Judge Neil Gorsuch sought to distance himself from the Trump administration and slam the president for his attacks against federal judges during his testimony before members of Congress on Tuesday, his second day of a Supreme Court confirmation hearing. Gorsuch said he was offended by language used
ACLU files complaint against Jeff Sessions over Russia testimony
The American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday filed an ethics complaint with the Alabama State Bar against U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions for testimony he made about Russian officials during his confirmation hearing. “Mr. Sessions made false statements during sworn testimony on January 10,
Senate judiciary chairman won't have Sessions clarify Russia statements
Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, rejected a plea from Democrats to haul Attorney General Jeff Sessions before the committee again -- which held his confirmation hearing -- after it was revealed that he had contacts with a Russian official during the 2016 campaign. Grassley
Trump Furious After a Federal Judge Halts His Travel Ban
Protesters around the country make their voices heard on this divisive issue.
Trump's Supreme Court Pick of Neil Gorsuch Sparks Criticism and Praise
The nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to be Donald Trump 's Supreme Court pick to replace Justice Antonin Scalia sparked a fast and furious reaction from Democrats while Republicans and conservative groups heaped praise on him, rejecting the assertion from critics that he was extreme in his views.
Senate Confirms Secretaries of Defense and Homeland Security
The Senate confirmed two of President Donald Trump 's cabinet nominees Friday just hours after his swearing in, and scheduled a third confirmation vote next Monday. In a 98-1 vote, the Senate confirmed retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis as Trump's secretary of Defense, with Sen. Kirsten
Sen . Patrick Leahy on Trump Pick for Attorney General
ABC News' Janai Norman interviews Senator Patrick Leahy during the second day of confirmation hearings for Senator Jeff Sessions.
Klein: Hearing Was More About Trump than Sessions
I think I know the answer to this but as attorney general just what would like her verbal commitment here to continue to do what you as always done. And that's put to safety and security of the American people first and you'll continue to work with us. In a cooperative fashion to make sure that all
Day 1 of Sen. Sessions Confirmation Hearing Comes to a Close
ABC News' Arlette Saenz recaps Senator Jeff Sessions' confirmation hearing with comment from Sen. Sessions and camp.