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Kavanaugh confirmed: Senate OKs Supreme Court nominee

Vice President Mike Pence announces the result of the vote for the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court in Washington. The bitterly polarized U.S. Senate narrowly confirmed Brett Kavanaugh on Saturday to join the Supreme Court, delivering an election-season triumph to President Donald Trump that could swing the court rightward for a generation after a battle that rubbed raw the country's cultural, gender and political divides. (AP Photo/APTN)

The bitterly polarized U.S. Senate narrowly confirmed Brett Kavanaugh on Saturday to join the Supreme Court, delivering an election-season triumph to President Donald Trump that could swing the court rightward for a generation after a battle that rubbed raw the country's cultural, gender and political divides.

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Supreme Court nominee once questioned ruling against Nixon

Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's years-old remarks questioning the landmark ruling that forced President Richard Nixon to turn over the Watergate tapes opened a new front in the battle over his confirmation, ensuring his views on executive power will square prominently in Senate hearings.

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AG: Superintendent bill doesn’t violate separation of powers

Sen Joan Carter Conway explains the need to change the status quo after 100 years when it comes to hiring a state schools superintendent. (The Daily Record / Bryan Sears.)

A bill seeking to give the Senate confirmation authority over the next state schools superintendent does not violate the separation of powers in the Maryland Constitution, according to an advisory letter written by an assistant attorney general assigned to the General Assembly.

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4th Circuit: A little more to the left

(Illustration: Maximilian Franz)

The anticipated confirmation of Pamela A. Harris to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will mark a giant step in President Barack Obama’s ongoing quest to transform one of the country’s most conservative appellate panels into one of its most liberal — and Democratic and Republican senators know it.

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Senate panel backs Perez to head Labor Dept.

WASHINGTON — A Senate panel has endorsed the nomination of Justice Department official Thomas Perez to head the Labor Department despite opposition from Republicans. The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee voted 12 -10 to confirm Perez, currently the ...

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At confirmation hearing, Labor nominee Perez pledges open mind

Tom Perez

WASHINGTON — Labor secretary nominee Thomas Perez sought to assure senators Thursday that he would approach the job with an open mind and a willingness to work with business and labor groups alike to create new jobs. “You will always ...

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