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Closely watched GOP moderate Sen. Susan Collins speaks favorably of Kavanaugh

Closely watched GOP moderate Sen. Susan Collins speaks favorably of Kavanaugh

“Back then, he said that he considered Roe to be settled precedent and that is my judgment as well, so I was glad to hear him say that at that time,” Collins said, adding that she would raise the issue when she meets privately with him as part of the confirmation process. In 2006, during […]

Brett Kavanaugh is nominated by Trump to succeed Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy

Brett Kavanaugh is nominated by Trump to succeed Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy

President Trump on Monday nominated federal judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, elevating a conservative stalwart with deep ties to the Republican establishment to succeed retiring Justice Anthony M. Kennedy and triggering a partisan war over the court’s future. Kavanaugh, 53, who lives in the Maryland suburbs, serves on the U.S. Court of […]

Cuomo staffs up re-election campaign with former Obama and Clinton consultants

Cuomo staffs up re-election campaign with former Obama and Clinton consultants

Cuomo, facing a Democratic primary challenge from the left from actress Cynthia Nixon, has hired a “diverse, top-tier creative, production and operations team for the campaign, which will work hand in hand with our supporters across the state,” spokeswoman Abbey Fashouer said. Source link

Think President Trump Is About to Remake the Federal Judiciary? To Some Degree, He Already Has

Think President Trump Is About to Remake the Federal Judiciary? To Some Degree, He Already Has

On Monday, President Donald Trump is expected to announce his nominee to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by Justice Anthony Kennedy, 81, who announced his retirement in late June. With his pick to replace Kennedy, often the swing vote on the nine-person bench, Trump has the opportunity to dramatically alter the ideological make-up of […]

Trump admin temporarily halting some payments under Obamacare program

Trump admin temporarily halting some payments under Obamacare program

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All-time record high temperatures set in Southern California, including Los Angeles

All-time record high temperatures set in Southern California, including Los Angeles

Forecast of high temperatures from the National Weather Service around Los Angeles Friday. (WeatherBell.com) 10:40 p.m. update As predicted, new daily, monthly and all-time record highs were set throughout Southern California Friday due to a monster heat dome sprawled over the region. The temperature at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) soared to 111 […]

Trump's #MeToo swipe updates his 2016 playbook

Trump's #MeToo swipe updates his 2016 playbook

Trump’s #MeToo swipe updates his 2016 playbook  CNN Trump unleashes in Montana  Politico President Trump Campaigns In Montana But Democratic Senator May Be Hard To Beat  NPR Full coverage Source link

Man hit with bullet while inside Florida's Busch Gardens theme park

Man hit with bullet while inside Florida's Busch Gardens theme park

A man celebrating Fourth of July in Busch Gardens’ Tampa Bay was hit by a stray bullet, police say.  (Fox 13 Tampa) A man celebrating Fourth of July inside Busch Gardens’ Tampa Bay theme park was struck by gunfire on Wednesday — and police think an Independence Day celebration may be to blame. Tampa police […]

July 4th sees sticky weather in the East, wildfires in the West

July 4th sees sticky weather in the East, wildfires in the West

Elsewhere in the eastern part of the United States, where at least one death was blamed on a nearly weeklong heat wave, 98 million people were under heat advisories or warnings, NBC meteorologist Dylan Dreyer reported. And while the heat was expected to subside in the East by the weekend, it was expected to cause […]

2 Men Plead No Contest in Oakland Ghost Ship Fire That Killed 36

2 Men Plead No Contest in Oakland Ghost Ship Fire That Killed 36

Two men associated with a warehouse fire in Oakland, Calif., that killed 36 people almost two years ago pleaded no contest to involuntary manslaughter on Tuesday and will each face several years in prison, prosecutors said. The warehouse, which was illegally occupied and often referred to as the Ghost Ship, became the site of one […]