Margaret Spencer

Can Trump Resist Lighting the Fuse Ahead of Kavanaugh's Senate Showdown?
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The Republican strategy to defend Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court is becoming more clear: Focus on Kavanaugh's conservative credentials and his family, instead of the allegation of sexual assault brought by Professor Christine Blasey Ford. But with two rallies coming up for President Trump later this week, White House correspondent John T. Bennett says it's possible the president could go off script....
Schumer: ‘Professor Ford Is Telling the Truth,’ Calls for Full Hearing ‘Done Right’
 

On Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., called for a full investigation on the allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

The Senate Judiciary Committee was set to vote on Thursday to send Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the floor, but that's been postponed until a Monday, Sept. 24 with both Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who came forward late last week alleging sexual assault.

Watch: Judiciary Democrats Object to Kavanaugh Vote Plan, But Date is Set
 

 Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to schedule the final panel vote on the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be associate justice for the Supreme Court. There was a flurry of Democratic push back and demands for further investigation and questioning of Kavanaugh, but the panel proceeded to schedule a vote for Sept. 20...
Hoyer Targets Voting Rights, Campaign Finance as Top Changes for Next Congress
 

Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer, D-Md., mapped out Wednesday what a Democrat-controlled Congress would look like in the new year. In a speech at Union Station, Hoyer pushed for heightened transparency between Congress and its constituents, including overturning Citizens United, focusing on fair re-districting and updating Congress’s accessibility through technology. ...
Trump, Pence Honor 9/11 Victims at Shanksville, Pentagon
 

The White House honored the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and their families on the 17th anniversary on Tuesday. Pence gave remarks at the Pentagon Memorial— the third building struck that morning — and Trump addressed a crowd in Shanksville, Pa., where one of the hijacked planes was downed in a field. Both leaders touched on the bravery and selflessness of the heroes being remembered on this day....