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A Trump-Country Democrat Fights to Keep North Dakota Senate Seat

A Trump-Country Democrat Fights to Keep North Dakota Senate Seat

Across vast acres of lush emerald-green prairie, a hundred towering white turbines whirl in the breeze in Courtenay, North Dakota. It’s Trump country, and Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp is there to
Kavanaugh Documents Won't Be Ready Until October, Archives Says

Kavanaugh Documents Won't Be Ready Until October, Archives Says

Thousands of pages of documents related to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s White House work won’t be ready for Senate review before the end of October, the National Archives said Thursday,
Trump Loyalist Gets Surprise Fight From Democrat in Senate Race

Trump Loyalist Gets Surprise Fight From Democrat in Senate Race

The U.S. Senate race in Tennessee shouldn’t have been much of a worry for Republicans in 2018. Democrat Phil Bredesen has made it so.
Manchin Says He’s Undecided on Kavanaugh After Two-Hour Meeting

Manchin Says He’s Undecided on Kavanaugh After Two-Hour Meeting

Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia became the first Democrat in the chamber to meet with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and after the two-hour private session Monday the senator said he
Kavanaugh May Face Stealth Hurdle in Confirmation: Rand Paul

Kavanaugh May Face Stealth Hurdle in Confirmation: Rand Paul

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s road to confirmation may have a little-noticed obstacle: Senator Rand Paul’s firm views on privacy.
Interest Groups Rush to Sway Senators on Kavanaugh Nomination

Interest Groups Rush to Sway Senators on Kavanaugh Nomination

The GOP’s race to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is sparking a furious battle between liberal and conservative groups to sway half a dozen pivotal senators who are giving little hint of
A Kavanaugh Supreme Court May Expand Gun Rights, Senators Say

A Kavanaugh Supreme Court May Expand Gun Rights, Senators Say

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s views on gun rights may push the court to expand Second Amendment protections, say senators and activists on both sides of the debate.
Kavanaugh Pick Kicks Off Long-Shot Bid by Democrats to Block Him

Kavanaugh Pick Kicks Off Long-Shot Bid by Democrats to Block Him

Senate Republicans are pledging a swift confirmation process that would put Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on the bench before the new term opens Oct. 1 -- and there is little Democrats can do
Trump Selects Kavanaugh in Bid to Cement Conservative High Court

Trump Selects Kavanaugh in Bid to Cement Conservative High Court

President Donald Trump moved to reshape the U.S. Supreme Court, filling the second vacancy of his presidency with Judge Brett Kavanaugh and potentially creating the most conservative court in
Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee Is a Washington Insider and Regulation Skeptic

Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee Is a Washington Insider and Regulation Skeptic

Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s choice for the U.S. Supreme Court, is a Washington insider who has been at the center of political and legal controversies for most of his career.
Trump Has Made Decision on Supreme Court Nomination, Sources Say

Trump Has Made Decision on Supreme Court Nomination, Sources Say

Donald Trump has decided who he’ll nominate to the Supreme Court, according to two people familiar with the matter, as the president prepares to make a prime-time announcement of a choice that could
Kavanaugh Has ‘Slight’ Edge, Scholar Who Helped Shape Trump’s Court Choices Says

Kavanaugh Has ‘Slight’ Edge, Scholar Who Helped Shape Trump’s Court Choices Says

After being first runner-up a year ago, Judge Thomas Hardiman seems to be a strong contender to be Donald Trump’s second pick for the Supreme Court, said three people familiar with the process, as the
Kavanaugh Has Inside Track for Trump’s Supreme Court Choice, Sources Say

Kavanaugh Has Inside Track for Trump’s Supreme Court Choice, Sources Say

Judge Brett Kavanaugh has the inside track within the White House to fill a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court, according to three people familiar with the matter.
Trump Does Deep Dive on High Court Finalists Before July 9 Pick

Trump Does Deep Dive on High Court Finalists Before July 9 Pick

President Donald Trump spent Saturday engaged in a deep dive into the backgrounds of the top prospects to fill an opening on the U.S. Supreme Court but hasn’t begun interviews with the finalists.
Conservatives Won Big at Supreme Court Even Before Kennedy Quit

Conservatives Won Big at Supreme Court Even Before Kennedy Quit

Even before Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement, the U.S. Supreme Court’s term had become a conservative rout.
Trump Gets Chance to Mend GOP Fractures With Supreme Court Pick

Trump Gets Chance to Mend GOP Fractures With Supreme Court Pick

Donald Trump has a historic opportunity to shift the Supreme Court’s ideological balance and harden Republican backing for a presidency under strain amid the Russia investigation, escalating trade
Anthony Kennedy, Swing Vote on U.S. Supreme Court, Will Retire

Anthony Kennedy, Swing Vote on U.S. Supreme Court, Will Retire

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced he will retire, letting President Donald Trump nominate a successor who could create the most conservative court in generations and put the
Supreme Court Deals Blow to Unions by Rejecting Mandatory Fees

Supreme Court Deals Blow to Unions by Rejecting Mandatory Fees

A divided U.S. Supreme Court said government employees have a constitutional right not to pay union fees in a ruling that affects 5 million workers and deals a heavy blow to the labor movement.
U.S. Supreme Court Bolsters Mobile-Phone Privacy Rights

U.S. Supreme Court Bolsters Mobile-Phone Privacy Rights

Law enforcement officials generally need a warrant to get mobile-phone tower records that show someone’s location over an extended period, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a decision that bolsters
Republicans Boost Odds of Keeping Senate Control

Republicans Boost Odds of Keeping Senate Control

Republicans are maintaining an edge over Democrats in their quest to keep control of the U.S. Senate in November’s election.