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Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, is one of the senators who have not announced a decision on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Kavanaugh Nomination Battle Is Fought With Millions In Secret Cash

After Kavanaugh called attacks on him "a calculated and orchestrated political hit," the advertising war escalated.

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China Wants To End Trade War But 'U.S. Position Keeps Changing,' Ambassador Says

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Steven Dillingham, President Trump's nominee to lead the U.S. Census Bureau, shakes hands with Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., as he prepares to testify during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Wednesday in Washington, D.C. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call,Inc. hide caption

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Census Bureau Nominee Offers No Opinion On Census Citizenship Question

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Chinese Leaders Leverage Media To Shape How The World Perceives China

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, is one of the senators who have not announced a decision on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Kavanaugh Nomination Battle Is Fought With Millions In Secret Cash

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