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Republicans plan to confirm Trump's SC nominee Kavanaugh on weekend


The court has the final say on issues such as abortion and gun control. The tweet referenced an infamous "Saturday Night Live" skit in which Tina Fey, portraying Palin, said she could see Russian Federation from her house. Senators voted 51-49 to officially end debate on Kavanaugh's confirmation and begin counting down to the final vote, tentatively set for 4:30 p.m. The judge said his angrily testimony, which was brutally parodied by Matt Damon on Saturday Night Live, "reflected my ... Read More »

Senate To Take Decisive Vote On Kavanaugh Amid Protest From Democrats

Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona said the findings contained "no additional corroborating information". "I think we went out of our way to try to bend to her wishes", Durbin said. Grassley said he doesn't blame his undecided Republican colleagues for holding their cards closely. "Who among us would not have been outraged by having a lifetime record drug through the mud with accusations that can not be proven". Read More »

Kavanaugh and the Senate’s Honor

Senators delayed a vote on Kavanaugh so the FBI could conduct a background investigation into the allegations of sexual misconduct against him. The senator shot back: "Why don't we dunk him in water and see if he floats". The protester, referring to Kavanaugh, said "if he would take a polygraph it would all be over Senator". Kavanaugh defended himself by saying none of the emails on that chain were sent by him and maintained that he was not aware when he received that email that it had ... Read More »

USMCA deal a bad one for agriculture


The steel and aluminum tariffs imposed by the US government as a "national security" measure earlier this year are still in place, and the text of the new NAFTA agreement doesn't remove them. Dairy farmer Wayne Kramer has been in the industry for three decades, and he's optimistic about the deal about a tough last few years. Under Canada's trade agreements with Europe and the Asia-Pacific, the federal government offered up a slice of the dairy market. Read More »

Kavanaugh awaits fate as senators read Federal Bureau of Investigation report


Shortly after Prof Ford's dramatic testimony to the Senate committee last week, Mr Trump said she was "very compelling" and described her as a "very fine woman". The sharp partisan battle over the lifetime appointment to the nine-member court has polarized the U.S. Senate with the majority Republicans accusing Democrats of unnecessarily dragging out the process, while Democrats say Republicans are rushing to confirm Kavanaugh without properly considering the allegations against him. Read More »

White House defends Trump after he mocks Kavanaugh sex assault accuser


Opening speeches before Trump arrived also touched on abortion, Brett Kavanaugh , midterm elections and tax cuts. The man said he was not that person and told them to stop looking at him. Senator Flake was instrumental last week in getting Mr Trump to order an FBI investigation into the allegations against Mr Kavanaugh, after he was confronted in a lift by victims of sexual assault . Read More »

Kavanaugh investigation: FBI 'hasn't spoken to Christine Blasey Ford'


Christine Blasey Ford . "They'll read it as quickly as they can and that'll not be used as another reason for delay, I'll tell you that", McConnell said Tuesday. "The woman has been accommodated by all of us, including Senate Judiciary Committee", Conway told reporters. Nonetheless, in a memo sent by Ms Mitchell, she said it was her view that no "reasonable prosecutor would bring this case based on the evidence before the Committee". Read More »

GOP lawmakers demand 'immediate' ethics probe into leak of Ford's Kavanaugh letter

Nope! It was one beer. Imitating Ford's appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee last Thursday, Trump said: 'How did you get home? "How did you get there?" 'I was hoping to avoid getting on an airplane, ' she said. The senator said he is requesting the recordings because the committee has obtained a letter that "raises specific concerns" about the reliability of Ford's polygraph test. Read More »

It's a Very Scary Time for Young Men in America

She testified that it occurred in the summer of 1982. The judge vehemently denies that. I don't remember. How many years ago was it? Judge has written several books, including one titled "Wasted: Tales of a Gen X Drunk", and another titled "God and Man at Georgetown Prep: How I Became a Catholic Despite 20 Years of Catholic Schooling". Read More »

Kavanaugh withdraws from teaching course on Supreme Court at Harvard Law School

Kavanaugh has denied the incident. Sen. Jeff Flake, a key Republican swing vote on the fate of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh , pointedly rebuked President Donald Trump on Wednesday for mocking Christine Blasey Ford . "We have great concern that the FBI is not conducting ― or not being permitted to conduct ― a serious investigation", he said in a tweet. "I thought her testimony was very compelling, and she looks like a very fine woman to me, very fine woman", Trump said of Ford ... Read More »

Federal Bureau of Investigation completes interview of Kavanaugh's high school friend


Hatch said in a Tuesday op-ed in The Wall Street Journal. "There does need to be some sort of public statement - if not the reports themselves - because since the accusation had been made public it seems to me people are not going to be satisfied until (there's) some public statement about what the FBI supplemental background investigation shows", Cornyn said Tuesday before McConnell made his remarks. Read More »

The winners and losers of NAFTA 2.0


This new trade deal requires more of the cars we drive be made in North America. He says the deal, reached late Sunday, will govern $1.2 trillion United States in trade, making it the biggest agreement in the country's history, and marks the end of an era during which the USA has been "treated so badly" on trade by other countries around the world. Read More »

Indonesian tsunami death toll rises


Tracy was in the hard-hit town of Palu on Tuesday where rescuers were frantically digging through mud and rubble, searching for survivors.The situation in Palu is desperate. Police said Tuesday that they had previously tolerated desperate survivors taking food and water from closed shops, but had now arrested 35 people for stealing computers and cash. Read More »

Trump Says It's a 'Very Scary Time' in America-For Men


Trump has said he learned from his brother. The White House also could resist inquiries into new allegations, the people said. Outside his home on Monday, Prof Ludington told reporters "unequivocally" that Judge Kavanaugh "has not told the truth" in denying the possibility that he blacked out from drinking. Read More »

Trade deal returns U.S. to ‘manufacturing powerhouse’


And Canada prevailed in insisting that a NAFTA dispute-resolution process be retained. Just last night, the negotiating teams from Canada, Mexico and the USA, including Canada's minister of Foreign Affairs, Chyrstia Freeland, reached a new agreement to replace NAFTA and the new trade deal marks the beginning of the end. Read More »

Hundreds of prisoners escape during deadly quake & tsunami in Indonesia


Heavy machinery has finally arrived to aid the rescue effort, said Tracy, but it was quickly turning into a grim recovery operation, rather than a rescue mission. Three trucks arrived stacked with corpses wrapped in orange, yellow and black bags, an Agence France-Presse reporter on the scene saw. More burials were expected to follow. Read More »

Democrats renew questions over Brett Kavanaugh's honesty and temperament


Trump repeated that he wants the investigation to be comprehensive, indicating he thinks the investigation is "a good thing" for Kavanaugh , as he believes nothing incriminating will show up. The prosecutor said Ford has offered inconsistent accounts and has "struggled to recall important recent events relating to her allegations", which "raises further questions about her memory". Read More »

How the new USMCA deal will affect you


Miles Prodan, the president and CEO of the BC Wine Institute, admits he's anxious about US products being sold in grocery stores on this side of the border. Honda, which has its North American manufacturing headquarters in Marysville and plants in all three countries, might have had the most to lose of any central OH operation if NAFTA had been swept away. Read More »

White House Gives FBI More Freedom in Kavanaugh Probe


Trump initially blew off several questions about Kavanaugh, saying he wanted first to answer questions about his newly announced trade agreement between the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Some of his other top officials also hit back, with his spokeswoman Sarah Sanders saying the White House was not "micromanaging" the inquiry. He said in a CBS News interview Sunday that he thought Kavanaugh "went over a line" in certain confrontations with senators at the hearing. Read More »

India wants to start trade talks with U.S. 'immediately'

The U.S. and Canada are under pressure to reach a deal by the end of the day Sunday, when the U.S. must make public the full text of the agreement with Mexico. Canadian dairy farmers surrendered about 1.5 per cent of domestic market access through the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union, 3.25 per cent when the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership was finalized and now about 3.6 per cent in the USMCA . Read More »

Supreme Court starts new term as Kavanaugh, lawmakers await Federal Bureau of Investigation inquiry

It's been four days since President Trump officially ordered the Federal Bureau of Investigation to do another background check on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh . Christine Blasey Ford . Heitkamp, meanwhile, noted that Trump himself called for a "broader" FBI investigation into the allegations. Because the agency isn't running a criminal investigation, but performing a background check at the request of the White House, it is the White House that defines the inquiry's parameters. Read More »

President Trump touts 'historic' USMCA

At the end of the day, the new auto rules could be a boost to North American workers; however, the deal could end up removing some small cars from the sales roster in North America because they would be rendered too expensive to produce. Trudeau tried to placate Canadian dairy farmers by promising compensation and said conversations with the industry are already underway to determine what fair compensation will look like. Read More »

Trump says he wants ‘comprehensive’ FBI investigation of Brett Kavanaugh


Donnelly - along with Democratic Sens. "The FBI , this is what they do". They have shown themselves willing to stoop to any tactic in this effort. The White House did not have any immediate reaction on behalf of itself or Kavanaugh , but directed CNN to comments made by Chris Dudley, a friend of Kavanaugh's and a former National Basketball Association player. Read More »

BeautyGate: iPhone XS vs iPhone X selfies, whether faces too smooth


The phone charges as normal. Some do not charge until the device starts up And The cable is disconnected and reconnected. Waking up to a phone that has no power can really ruin the start to someone's day. However, wireless charging gives off an impression of being ordinary. He also showed that the issue is only connected to the XS series and not linked with iOS 12, and said that it doesn't occur when charging wirelessly. Read More »

Rescuers struggle to reach area devastated by Indonesia quake and tsunami


So far, it said, nearly all the deaths had been recorded in Palu , two days after waves 1.5 metres (five feet) high slammed into the city of 350,000 on Sulawesi island. BNPB said in news briefing in Jakarta . "The Indonesian Red Cross is racing to help survivors but we don't know what they'll find there". Nugroho said that the casualties and the damage could be greater along the coastline 190 miles north of Palu in a regency called Donggala, which is closer to the epicenter of the quake. Read More »

Hirono Criticizes Conduct of FBI Investigation Into Sexual Assault Allegations Against Kavanaugh


The FBI investigation into Ford's and Ramirez's claims came after a dramatic showdown in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday, in which Sen. Republicans hold a slim 51-49 margin in the Senate. Although Judge regretted the incident, he believed it was consensual, Rasor told The New Yorker . During the hearing, Flake announced he would vote against Kavanaugh's nomination on the floor of the Senate if the White House did not agree to an investigation by the FBI into sexual assault ... Read More »