Wednesday, 21 November, 2018

Trump SCOTUS Pick Refuses Handshake From Father of Parkland Victim

The Latest: Feinstein questions Kavanaugh commitment to Roe Kavanaugh hearing opens in chaos
| 05 September, 2018, 17:41

U.S. President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, will face a marathon of hostile questioning by Democrats on Wednesday, as his Senate confirmation hearing rolls into its second day. I was her deputy when she was nominated. Just hours before the hearing began, Democrats on the Judiciary Committee received 42,000 pages of new documents, adding to more than 400,000 produced over the summer.

"You're out of order", Grassley said.

Potential 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls Sens.

Sen. Rob Portman will be one of three people introducing Judge Kavanaugh later this afternoon (assuming the committee gets there). For more on the specifics of the hearing, read this great piece from Vox. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., who moved to adjourn.

Well, the elder Guttenberg wanted to shake Kavanaugh's hand as he was getting up to leave... and wouldn't you be shocked to know what the ultra right-winger Kavanaugh did when he heard about Guttenberg's connection to Parkland.

Soon, photographers were arrayed immediately in front of the back-of-the-room chairs where these protesters were deploying themselves.

Seventy people were arrested by Capitol Police in response to "numerous incidents with unawlful demonstration".

"We go to these hearings under protest", said Sen.

"We should all be concerned about what it would mean for our country if Judge Kavanaugh is confirmed to the Supreme Court", the email stated.

Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley couldn't finish his first sentence before California Democrat Kamala Harris interrupted to demand a hearing delay.


A Senate staffer held up charts behind Whitehouse while the senator rattled off a series of conservative 5-4 Supreme Court decisions rolling back voting rights, campaign finance reform, environmental regulations and union operations, among other court decisions.

In Garza, the central question was whether a pregnant teenager caught illegally crossing the border into the United States had a right to an abortion here.

A Catholic, he has been a US Court of Appeals judge in Washington for the past 11 years.

"The government has inexplicably and wrongheadedly failed to take a position on that antecedent question", Henderson continued.

"I find it hard to imagine that your views on this subject escaped the attention of President Trump, who seems increasingly fixated on his own ballooning legal jeopardy", Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy said.

Andrew Pollack, another, more conservative father of a Parkland gun violence victim, publicly defended the judge on Tuesday.

And the worst part about this is that it really hurts Judge Kavanaugh and it hurts the court.

In 2009, Kavanaugh wrote a law review article saying presidents should be free from the distractions of civil lawsuits, criminal prosecutions, and investigations while in office.

The scene unfolded as Kavanaugh stood up for the recess of his Senate confirmation hearing, which opened in chaos and was marked by dozens of shouting protesters who were removed one by one by security personnel. "I served as his law clerk in 1993".

In his opening statement, Kavanaugh praised retired Justice Anthony Kennedy, for whom he once clerked and whose seat he would fill, as well as another judicial hero - his mother.

Recommended

  • Serena Williams: Kaepernick ad a 'powerful statement'

    Serena Williams: Kaepernick ad a 'powerful statement'

    Nike is the NFL's official apparel sponsor and manufactures the jerseys and game day apparel worn by all 32 franchises. Nike announced on Monday that it would be making Colin Kaepernick the face of its "Just Do It" ad campaign .
    Fuel prices to remain unchanged: Radebe

    Fuel prices to remain unchanged: Radebe

    In October 2017, the excise duty on petrol was reduced by Rs 2 per litre, the first such reduction by the current BJP government. The surge in fuel prices is largely attributed to the rise in crude oil prices and high rate of excise duty in the country.
    Pentagon Cancels $300 Million in Aid to Pakistan

    Pentagon Cancels $300 Million in Aid to Pakistan

    Others say the USA risks driving Pakistan further into the orbit of China, which is investing heavily in the country. That agenda includes using terrorists to shape the post-war future in Afghanistan - a future they wish to dominate.
  • Spacey avoids prosecution in assault claims

    Spacey avoids prosecution in assault claims

    As the number of accusations escalated, Netflix cut Spacey from his lead role in the award-winning series House of Cards . He apologized for any inappropriate conduct with Rapp but has not commented since and has stepped away from public life.
    TopStory - Trump slams Sessions over Republican lawmakers' indictment

    TopStory - Trump slams Sessions over Republican lawmakers' indictment

    Asked if he would comply with a subpoena from Mueller, Trump said, "I'll see what happens" and added: "I view it differently". Trump admonished his attorney general on Twitter last week, claiming he "never took control of the Justice Department".
    Former spy said Russia had 'Trump over a barrel'

    Former spy said Russia had 'Trump over a barrel'

    Steele also reportedly said that a Trump campaign aide had more contact with Russian officials than had been revealed. Insight by the Trezza Media Group: Technology experts share their IT modernization progress in this free webinar.
  • Jeff Sessions threatens Republican midterm hopes with indictments, Trump tweets

    Jeff Sessions threatens Republican midterm hopes with indictments, Trump tweets

    Trump would probably argue that he's saying no indictments should be handed down this close to an election, regardless of party. Trump went on Twitter on Sunday afternoon to blame Attorney General Jeff Sessions for the timing of the indictments of Reps.
    Canada-U.S. trade talks break down without a deal

    Canada-U.S. trade talks break down without a deal

    Another key issue is USA tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, though it's unclear whether relief from those will be included. However, Canada and the USA did not meet the negotiating deadline, and talks are to continue this week.
    Lewis Hamilton - Ferrari was just quicker at Monza

    Lewis Hamilton - Ferrari was just quicker at Monza

    Unfortunately I was the one that spun around which is a bit ironic but was that way. Then I had room left and no chance anymore.
  • Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2018) images, video leaked before September 12 launch

    Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2018) images, video leaked before September 12 launch

    The publication insisted the image shown was not a mockup, hinting instead it had obtained official marketing material from Apple. That is very far from ideal and would certainly impact what you can get on the screen while using the tablet for word processing.
    Amazon becomes the 2nd United States  company to join the $1 trillion club

    Amazon becomes the 2nd United States company to join the $1 trillion club

    The company's stock has surged more than 70 percent since January, outperforming Apple, which has gained more than 30 percent. In the second quarter, AWS booked $6.1 billion in sales (up 49%), and generated an operating income of $1.64 billion (up 79%).
    Samsung's sales of Note 9 likely to beat predecessor

    Samsung's sales of Note 9 likely to beat predecessor

    Mind you, this is nothing new for anyone who's used a Samsung phone, but it could have been different with the Note 9. If there is indeed an iPhone X Plus on the horizon, it will easily be the best competitor to the Galaxy Note yet.

Lionel Messi: Juventus are 'clear favourites' to win the Champions League Lionel Messi: Juventus are 'clear favourites' to win the Champions League Federation Internationale de Football Association have an award ready to hand over to just one footballer to confirm exactly this. The FIFA world best finalist have been announced today with the victor to be announced later in September 24th in London .

Jim Furyk Announces Three Of His Ryder Cup Wildcards Jim Furyk Announces Three Of His Ryder Cup Wildcards Six of the 11 players are in their 20s, and all 11 players rank among the top 26 in the world (Woods is 26th). Mickelson said he aims to accomplish something he never before has done in this event: Win away from the U.S.

Steelers to start James Conner Week 1 Steelers to start James Conner Week 1 Some of those guys I'm talking about are Vance McDonald, James Washington, Mike Hilton, T.J. However, one of the team's best players has yet to show up to the practice field.

Imran Khan govt plans proposal to 'resolve' Kashmir issue Imran Khan govt plans proposal to 'resolve' Kashmir issue In January 2016, seven security personnel were killed after militants attacked the Indian Air Force base in Pathankot. He said a comprehensive time-bound action plan with delineated responsibilities be submitted to him for his approval.

Progressive Defeats Longtime Dem House Incumbent In Boston Progressive Defeats Longtime Dem House Incumbent In Boston " Ayanna Pressley is going to be a good Congresswoman and MA is going to be well served", Capuano said in his concession speech. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) in the Democratic primary for New York's 14th Congressional District race in June .

Tropical storm Gordon makes landfall near Alabama-Mississippi border Tropical storm Gordon makes landfall near Alabama-Mississippi border The outer rain bands of Tropical Storm Gordon are producing heavy rain and gusty winds along Florida's western panhandle. Satellite footage has estimated the cyclone will strike an area north of New Orleans at about 7pm local time (1am BST).

Nike enters National Football League anthem debate with Kaepernick ad Nike enters National Football League  anthem debate with Kaepernick ad It also works because of the NFL's own actions. "Oh, Nike! You are soooo courageous !" the statement says. So while this new campaign represents Nike taking a stand, it also illustrates where the world is headed.

Typhoon Jebi lashes Japan Typhoon Jebi lashes Japan A police auto makes through a flooded road following a powerful typhoon in Osaka, western Japan, Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018. The tanker's 11 crew members were not injured and remained on board, according to Japan's coast guard.

United Nations warns of 'bloodbath' in Idlib as Putin's jets attack Syrian rebels United Nations  warns of 'bloodbath' in Idlib as Putin's jets attack Syrian rebels Earlier, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Russian jets bombed Idlib province after a 22-day pause. Ankara last week added Tahrir al-Sham to its list of designated terrorist groups.

Leicester 1, Liverpool 2: Firmino, Mane save Alisson Leicester 1, Liverpool 2: Firmino, Mane save Alisson Despite his tremendous skill level, Alisson has been known to make careless mistakes from time to time. I'm pleased with how we have defended, but there is more to come from this team.

US Open 2018: Roger Federer says stunning shot was 'special' US Open 2018: Roger Federer says stunning shot was 'special' Federer knows Millman well, because they practiced with each other ahead of the grass-court portion of this season. Two seeded men lost in the afternoon to unseeded opponents: No. 4 Alexander Zverev and No. 17 Lucas Pouille.

US Open fans in disbelief at Serena Williams' latest feat US Open fans in disbelief at Serena Williams' latest feat She dropped her first set of the tournament Sunday, two days after routing sister Venus 6-1, 6-2 in the third round. She continued: 'For the first time, I finally understand the concept of self-love and self-care.

Nick Foles to start in Eagles' opening-night contest Nick Foles to start in Eagles' opening-night contest Then he got as hot as any quarterback ever has for a couple games, which will be his football legacy forever. The Philadelphia Eagles announced quarterback Nick Foles will start Week 1.

China announces $60 billion in financing for Africa with ‘no strings attached’ China announces $60 billion in financing for Africa with ‘no strings attached’ Li Dan said cooperation would not only be enhanced in traditional areas but also expanded to the environment, peace and security.

JD.com's billionaire CEO released after USA arrest JD.com's billionaire CEO released after USA  arrest Liu wasn't involved, but he unsuccessfully asked the court to hide his name out of concerns for his business and marriage. Liu grew up in a poor part of eastern China before attending the prestigious Renmin University in Beijing .