Trump 'very close' to decision on Supreme Court pick

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The senator had stumped publicly for her and called her an outstanding judge.

Mitch McConnell is pushing for President Trump to nominate Kethledge or Hardiman to the Supreme Court.

Trump is announcing his selection Monday night.

Liberal groups have geared up to protect Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court case that upheld women's rights to an abortion, from being overturned.

A photo of Kavanaugh appearing chummy with former Bush political strategist Karl Rove, who has been critical of Trump, has been tweeted around by Trump supporters. But there are red state Senate Democrats who are up for re-election in November like Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Joe Manchin of WV and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota.

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In remarks on "Fox News Sunday", Graham lamented the expected resistance by Senate Democrats to a Trump nominee. Three Democrats voted for her then.

While the President's choice of Gorsuch to replace Scalia ensured the iconic conservative justice was replaced with another person highly regarded by conservatives, the vacancy created by Kennedy has given Trump the opportunity to replace a frequent swing vote with a conservative name.

Trump past year appointed Neil Gorsuch, who has already become one of the most conservative justices, after Senate Republicans in 2016 refused to consider Democratic former President Barack Obama's nominee Merrick Garland to fill a vacancy left by the death of conservative Justice Antonin Scalia. In the Senate, Republicans hold a slim 51-49 advantage. The White House said today that former Sen.

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I mean the moment you head it proper, you feel it's a good one. We just want to finish the job and we will try to do it. So to be here now, leading this team out, I'm so proud.

With little warning, the Republican administration announced it is freezing payments under an "Obamacare" program that protects insurers with sicker patients from financial losses. But he had made his final decision, according to a person with knowledge of the president's thinking who was not authorized to speak publicly.

Leonard Leo, who is on leave from the Federalist Society and has been advising Trump over the court nomination, said he assumes Kavanaugh, Barrett, Hardiman and Kethledge "are the four" who are getting the most focus.

"This is the moment conservative women have been waiting for - the chance to return justice and constitutional limits to the nation's highest court", Penny Nance, CEO and president of Concerned Women for America, said in a statement in June.

Before retiring in 2013, Kyl was a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which will be the first to consider the nomination. He works for Washington-based lobbying firm Covington & Burling. The White House hopes Kyl's close ties to Senate Republicans will help smooth the path to confirmation. The White House said Monday that former Arizona Sen.

Trump is hoping to replicate his successful nomination of Justice Neil Gorsuch a year ago.

In the coming year the court might have to consider Trump's powers and rights in the investigation into links between his presidential campaign and Russian Federation, and whether he sought to obstruct that investigation.

Brett Kavanaugh of Washington, D.C. When the announcement is made, the campaign will kick off.

Kethledge also was a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. The new ad brings their total investment to $2.4 million.

President Donald Trump has narrowed his choice down to four candidates ahead of Monday's nomination announcement - his second U.S. Supreme Court justice pick less than two years into his presidency.

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