World News

Demonstrators Gather in Washington, Elsewhere to Oppose Kavanaugh Nomination

Demonstrators Gather in Washington, Elsewhere to Oppose Kavanaugh Nomination

Lisa Murkowski turned against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh quietly, uttering a single word: "No".

At 3 PM Collins will announce on the Senate floor how she will vote on Saturday.

Kavanaugh's nomination has been slowed by an allegation of sexual assault and accusations of sexually inappropriate behavior, allegations he has vehemently denied.

One Democrat, Manchin, voted with Republicans to end debate and move the nomination forward.

Sarah Palin is back, and she's coming for Sen. Justice Anthony Kennedy, whom Mr Kavanaugh would replace, retired this year after decades of being a swing vote on the court.

In a speech on the Senate floor Saturday night, hours after the support of Collins and Manchin made it clear Kavanaugh was all but certain to be confirmed, Murkowski announced she will oppose the nomination when it comes up for a final vote.

While Collins acknowledged that Blasey Ford's testimony was honest, painful and compelling, and that the accuser is a sexual assault survivor, she added that "I do not believe that these charges can fairly prevent Judge Kavanaugh from serving on the court".

The Kavanaugh saga however also forced the GOP to come down on the opposite side of the #MeToo movement, that has forced society to give greater credence to women who make allegations about powerful men and is now a significant political force. As I've said previously, my job is to assess the facts before us and the fact remains that no evidence exists to support the allegations made against Judge Kavanaugh. "It just may be, that in my view, he's not the right man for the court at this time", the Alaska senator said.

Without weighing in on the sexual assault allegations that Ford leveled against Kavanaugh, Mrs. Trump says victims of "any kind of abuse or violence" must be helped.

Within minutes of their announcements, potential political challengers to both Collins and Murkowski emerged.

Midway through the vote, as stoic, stone-faced senators sat speechless around them, Collins and Murkowski began an animated conversation in hushed tones.

"Senator Susan Collins has people more motivated than we've ever seen before", Crowdpac tweeted.

Republican Leader Mitch McConnell led the nominee's defense, calling him "one of the most impressive, stunningly qualified nominees in our nation's history" and accusing Democrats of a "smear" campaign.

She said judges do lean left and right, but in general, the Supreme Court should be above politics.

Further complicating matters for the Republican leadership, Senator Steve Daines was set to be at his daughter's wedding on Saturday and has said he will not miss the ceremony. Senators often partner like that to allow an absence without affecting the outcome. Still, failing to confirm Kavanaugh would have been a disaster for the Republicans and the party's victory may also energize conservatives.

In her announcement on October 13, 2017, in Rockport, she said she would stay in the US Senate because she wanted "to continue to play a key role". She was re-elected in 2016. Kavanaugh has denied all the accusations.

"Countless North Dakotans and others close to me have since reached out and told me their stories of being raped or sexually assaulted - and expressed the same anguish and fear". Her mother, the late Lois Dickson Rice, who went to Portland High School, received an honorary degree from the Brunswick college in 1984.

Ramirez says in a statement released by her lawyers that the Federal Bureau of Investigation refused to speak to witnesses who could corroborate her story.

"I think we all have husbands and fathers and a lot of us have sons, and I think it is a troubling time for them", Murphy said. He said Democrats' treatment of Kavanaugh has been "nothing short of monstrous". And Manchin has said little about how he was leaning prior to supporting cloture. But Susan Collins' staff is insisting her vote on the final motion is still undecided.

This is ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee Dianne Feinstein.


  • Jose Mourinho demands Man United's public support before Newcastle match

    Jose Mourinho demands Man United's public support before Newcastle match

    Asked who was to blame for United's predicament, Mourinho responded: "The same people that were to blame for the fantastic season of last season".
    Nicolle Wallace on Kilmeade Criticizing Trump for Mocking Ford

    Nicolle Wallace on Kilmeade Criticizing Trump for Mocking Ford

    Mimicking Ford, Trump said , "How did you get there?" "Even for Donald Trump this represents a new low". Mike Lupica said Fox News turning on Trump is a sign that he "screwed up".

    Kenyans have great confidence in Donald Trump, survey shows

    Meanwhile, a plurality of Russians said they preferred Chinese leadership to USA leadership, at 35 and 13 percent respectively. And Trump got the lowest confidence rating In Mexico, where just 6 percent of respondents expressed faith in his leadership.
  • US Senate: Don't Approve Kavanaugh Nomination

    US Senate: Don't Approve Kavanaugh Nomination

    A fuming Kavanaugh strode into the same packed hearing room and said he was "100 percent" certain the incident had not occurred. Friday morning, Democratic Sen. "I said a few things I should not have said", he wrote in an op-ed published Thursday evening.
    Amazon introduces Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote in India

    Amazon introduces Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote in India

    The Alexa Voice Remote is said to support Bluetooth, multidirectional infrared technology along with cloud-based service. The feature will become available on all existing Fire TV devices in India, via a software update, starting November 14.
    OnePlus 6T Has Edge To Edge Display, Reveals Official Teaser

    OnePlus 6T Has Edge To Edge Display, Reveals Official Teaser

    The device is expected to launch sometime this month, joining OnePlus' never-settling collection of flagship Android devices. The OnePlus 6T may not be out yet, but we still know a fair bit about the phone through reliable insider reports and rumors.
  • India inks missile deal with Russian Federation

    India inks missile deal with Russian Federation

    PM Modi received Putin at the Hyderabad House and the two leaders warmly shook hands and hugged each other obliging cameramen. He said that the trade growth between the two nations is impressive but there is a high potential to increase the volumes.
    TOM HARDY's 'Favorite Scenes' Were Cut From VENOM

    TOM HARDY's 'Favorite Scenes' Were Cut From VENOM

    As the struggling and bumbling Brock, Hardy is given the chance to showcase his acting prowess and comedic chops. Tom Hardy has clarified his comments regarding the number of scenes that were cut from Venom at the final edit.
    Liverpool - Champions League - 3 October 2018

    Liverpool - Champions League - 3 October 2018

    The hosts defenders pinned back Liverpool's strike force of Roberto Firmino , Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane. Meanwhile, Liverpool defeated Paris Saint-Germain 3-2 last month in Champions League play.
  • Dodgers Play Rockies In Single-Game Tie-Breaker Monday

    Dodgers Play Rockies In Single-Game Tie-Breaker Monday

    He may be cocky, but the 24-year-old backed it up on the field, helping the Dodgers secure their sixth straight NL West title. The Dodgers now advance to the NLDS, where they will host the Atlanta Braves in a best of five series beginning on Thursday.
    Theresa May to tell conference

    Theresa May to tell conference

    Above all this was the sign of a PM rolling a pitch for further compromise in upcoming home straight Brexit negotiations. But she insisted the option of leaving the European Union without an overall deal must be kept on the table.
    US Crude Oil Price Set to Stabilize at Higher Levels

    US Crude Oil Price Set to Stabilize at Higher Levels

    Trump did not specify when he made the remarks to the Saudi monarch but they come on the back of increasing oil prices in the US. This is predicted to show that weekly crude inventories rose by 1,985,000 barrels after the previous week's 1,852,000 increase.