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Mitch McConnell says Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh will be confirmed

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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he believed President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, will be confirmed to the lifetime position.

“We’re going to be moving forward. I’m confident we’re going to win, confident that he’ll be confirmed in the very near future,” McConnell told reporters at the U.S. Capitol. “I believe he’ll be confirmed, yes.”

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Reporting by Amanda Becker; Writing by Doina Chiacu; Editing by David Alexander


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Kamala Harris says the Senate will probably ‘coddle’ Kavanaugh — but Americans deserve a new investigation anyway

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Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) speculated that any investigation done through the impeachment of Justice Brett Kavanaugh would likely be far from ethical or accurate. Still, however, Harris wants to see it happen.

"The invisible/not so invisible hand of the White House was basically orchestrating, choreographing, curating, what the Judiciary Committee would learn about this nominee to serve for a lifetime on the highest court in our land, a court that is supposed to do the work of justice, a court where inscribed in the marble that houses it," Harris told Maddow on Monday.

She said that government buildings proclaim "justice under the law" but when given an opportunity to ensure exactly that, the U.S. Senate had a "sham" hearing while the FBI did a "sham" investigation into complaints about Kavanaugh.

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‘He started this’: CNN’s Cuomo obliterates pro-Trump lobbyist for defending the decision to exit the Iran deal

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On Monday, following the attack on Saudi oil facilities that President Donald Trump says was carried out by Iran, CNN's Chris Cuomo clashed with pro-Trump lobbyist and American Conservative Union director Matt Schlapp by pointing out that it was Trump who escalated tensions with Iran in the first place.

"Now this is something of his own reckoning," said Cuomo. "He blew up that Iran deal ... He had nothing to replace it with. He just thought doing this is disruptive, this is why they brought me here. He loosed that company on the Middle East. They are vindictive and old and savvy as we both know as students of history. He started this. This is maybe the biggest threat to his presidency, Matt."

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‘WTF is he wearing?’ Sean Spicer viciously mocked after ‘Dancing with the Stars’ salsa debut

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The new season of Dancing with the Stars" introduced an eager and smiling Sean Spicer during it's Monday season opener. The former spokesperson for President Donald Trump came out on stage with a neon green ruffled shirt tucked into white pants. He appeared to pump his fists in the air as he took the stage.

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When it was Spicer's turn to dance, he managed to perform far better than his lies in the White House briefing room. After so much experience tap-dancing around issues, it was assumed Spicer would do well, but like many political leaders, he struggled to find the rhythm.

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