Brett Kavanaugh Had Massive Credit Card Debt. The White House Blames Baseball

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Amy Brittain of The Washington Post reported, citing a review of Kavanaugh's financial documents and information from the White House, that the judge "incurred tens of thousands of dollars of credit card debt buying baseball tickets over the past decade and at times reported liabilities that could have exceeded the value of his cash accounts and investment assets". The panel will launch confirmation hearings later this summer.

Hatch, the most senior Republican in the Senate who has participated in 15 confirmation battles, reiterated his argument that Democrats will try to paint Kavanaugh as someone he's not but that, in the end, he'll get a seat on the high court. He also earned around $27,000 from teaching at Harvard Law School.

The issue, says Halbrook, is "when you have a permit for a handgun, whether you should be able to carry your handgun to a shooting range outside the City of NY, or take it to, for example, a home in upstate NY", both of which the City largely forbids.

White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said in a Fox News appearance that opposing Trump's nominee before he or she was even named was "troubling" and "not the way a democracy and federalism is supposed to work". They already have also been hammering the message that he would vote to undermine key progressive priorities like the landmark Roe v. Wade decision on abortion rights and the Supreme Court decision affirming the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act.

"Brett Kavanaugh is a right-wing ideologue selected off the ultra-conservative Federalist Society's judicial wish list", U.S. Sen.

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Mueller is looking into any links between Russian Federation and Trump's 2016 electoral campaign, as well as possible obstruction of justice.

Hoeven, R-N.D., said in a statement that he anticipates meeting with Kavanaugh, whose record he said "shows deep respect and strict interpretation of the Constitution".

GOP officials have told CNN they are targeting a confirmation hearing in late August - an aggressive timeline, but one that would set up a mid-September vote.

Troy Covington, counsel at Bloom Parham and a legal expert, spoke to Business Insider about what issues will come up in Kavanaugh's confirmation and how the judge could influence the court. Kavanaugh has written about a need to free the executive branch from intrusive criminal investigations.

On the other hand, Cornyn said, Trump should be congratulated for nominating somebody whose record is so long that "people can evaluate on their own, fairly". John McCain of Arizona, nearly every vote matters.

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"As a point of comparison, look at Bob Casey who is also up for re-election in the Trump-won state of Pennsylvania".

The new campaign will join an increasingly crowded effort by outside groups on both sides of the political spectrum to influence public opinion and senate elections.

"We should be very concerned that this nominee has been vetted by the Heritage Foundation, whose goal is to repeal the ACA and the protections it provides", Sen.

"She's done well by North Dakota with (Gorsuch)", Aberle told the Tribune.

In his time on the Court, Justice Kennedy was often in this position as the median justice. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md.

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"Kavanaugh has used the bench to undermine access to abortion for women", the Women's March tweeted. Activists said he represents a grave threat to bedrock environmental laws that protect clean air and water and endangered species.

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