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Judge Brett Kavanaugh scowls as he testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill Thursday. Afterward, many observers felt he had revealed a partisan side never before seen from a Supreme Court nominee. Melina Mara/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke speaks during a campaign rally in Plano, Texas, on Saturday. O'Rourke is the Democratic challenger for the Senate seat currently held by Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas. Laura Buckman/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Biggest Hurdle For Beto O'Rourke In Texas Is Turning Out Latino Voters

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Anita Hill, then a professor at the University of Oklahoma law school, testifies in 1991 that she was sexually harassed by then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. AP hide caption

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Kavanaugh Allegations Recall 1991's Supreme Court Scandal, With Key Differences

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President Trump's poll numbers are starting to dip at exactly the wrong time. A new NPR/Marist poll finds Trump's approval rating at 39 percent. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh walks to meet with senators on Capitol Hill last month. He faces days of questioning from senators beginning Tuesday. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings To Focus On 6 Hot-Button Issues

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President Trump stands beside Republican Troy Balderson, running in Ohio's 12th Congressional District, during a rally Saturday in Ohio. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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President Trump spoke to March for Life participants and pro-life leaders at the White House on January 19. He has been signaling that he won't ask potential Supreme Court nominees about their positions on specific cases, but he doesn't need to — all on his short list are conservative judges. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump's supporters cheer as he speaks at a rally in Nashville, Tenn., in May. While Democrats are fired up for these midterms, so are his voters. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Democratic members of Congress protest the Trump family separate policy. From left to right: Reps. Joseph Crowley, Luis Gutierrez, Pramila Jayapal, John Lewis and Judy Chu. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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