McConnell Shepherds Through 15 More Judges, Senate Packs Up Until Midterms

Brett Kavanaugh is the first member of the Supreme Court to hire an all-female class of law clerks

Dozens who are against the confirmation Brett Kavanaugh protest outside the office of Sen. Chuck Schumer in New York. Spencer Platt Getty Images

"When they go low, we kick them", former Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. says after a clip of a pro-life protester is kicked in the face by an abortion activist.

"Let's start with the proposition that the Justice Department could, obviously under a different leader than President Trump, proceed to pursue felony charges against Brett Kavanaugh for perjury before the U.S. Senate", Merkley said. "Unfortunately, the House has only been in session for 10 days since the beginning of August, while the Senate has been working hard - a telling statistic about the politics and work ethic in the House this year".

While the Senate outlook is increasingly bright for Republicans, the House looks nearly guaranteed to flip to the Democrats next month. Jon Tester of Montana, a state Trump won by more than 20 points, was asked if he thought McConnell was playing hardball with the nominations to keep him in DC. "Did you hear what he said?" he said imitating reporters.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reached a deal with Minority Leader Chuck Schumer Thursday on a package of 15 judges. Among Independents, 53% of respondents said that they disapproved of the manner in which the GOP handled the hearings while 23% approved, as to the Democrats 58% of Independents said they disapproved of the manner in which that party handled the hearings while 30% said they approved.

Overall, 51% in the poll oppose Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court, up from 39% who opposed it in early September, after his initial confirmation hearing but before accusations of sexual misconduct emerged.

Women are said to be playing a big role in the coming elections.

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One note - while the House and Senate will not conduct any legislative business until after the elections, but Congress is not officially in "recess" - so, President Trump will not be able to make any recess appointments. "Right now, we do not have those votes and I think they understand that".

The official social media account for Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) took aim at liberal critics of the deal Democrats made with Republicans Thursday on President Donald Trump's judicial nominees.

"Mitch is going to do what Mitch is going to do", he said. "The world got to see close up how ugly it can be when you go too far", he's quoted as saying. "That's pretty good", he said amidst applause from the audience.

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Pedersen agrees with Fitzgibbon that the attention on the congressional races will have an impact on turnout, and could be a factor in races like the 47th, which overlaps with the 8th Congressional District race between Republican Dino Rossi and Democrat Kim Schrier and where incumbent Republican state Sen.

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