Many considered Brett Kavanaugh the front-runner to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, even before Kennedy announced his retirement. Despite his credentials, Kavanaugh still met resistance within Trump world.
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Brett Kavanaugh is sworn in as a federal judge by Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy in 2006. President George W. Bush looks on. Kavanaugh is Trump's pick to replace Kennedy on the Supreme Court.
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The Supreme Court term that just concluded was a small taste of what is to come. In all, 13 of the cases decided by a liberal-conservative split, Justice Anthony Kennedy provided the fifth and deciding conservative vote.
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Demonstrators protest outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 3 about partisan gerrymandering. Pew research finds Americans are split into multiple factions — beyond the two major parties.
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Though Donald Trump's policies may not help his voters economically, sociologist Arlie Hochschild says he is speaking to them on a deeper level: meeting their emotional needs.
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California Attorney General Kamala Harris is running for the U.S. Senate, and is expected on Tuesday to advance to the general election against U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez — a fellow Democrat.
A Facebook official said the company has found no evidence to back up allegations that company contractors suppressed stories of interest to conservatives in its trending topics section.
Donald Trump speaks to the media at the U.S.-Mexico border in July. The Libre Initiative's letter doesn't call out any candidates by name, but Trump has called for mass deportation and an end to birthright citizenship for immigrants.
Editors of the conservative Dartmouth Review, from left to right: Sterling Beard, 22, from Abilene, Texas, the Review's editor-in-chief; Benjamin Riley, 20, from New York City; Blake Neff, 21, from Sioux Falls, S.D.
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