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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, (right) prepare to talk to reporters following the weekly Senate Republican policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol on May 15, 2018. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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The War Over Confirming Federal Judges Is Heating Up — Again

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Wendy Vitter, with her husband, David Vitter, after he was reelected to the Senate in 2010 despite being linked to the "D.C. Madam" scandal. Wendy Vitter is now nominated for a judgeship. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Judicial Nominee Wendy Vitter Gets Tough Questions On Birth Control And Abortion

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Donald Trump Jr. and Paul Manafort are negotiating how to provide congressional testimony about their meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya. Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP hide caption

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Kentucky attorney John Bush, nominated by President Trump for a seat on the 6th Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals. Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP hide caption

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Senators Grill Trump Judicial Nominees On Provocative Blog Posts

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Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and former U.S. Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism on Capitol Hill on Monday. Eric Thayer/Getty Images hide caption

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Former acting U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates, who had warned the Trump administration about Michael Flynn's Russia ties, was fired by President Trump in late January over another controversy. Pete Marovich/Getty Images hide caption

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Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, speaks during the Freedom Summit on Jan. 24, in Des Moines, Iowa. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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Grassley Leads Senate Judiciary Panel As Loretta Lynch Hearings Begin

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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., voted to allow guns in national parks and on Amtrak trains, but rejects suggestions that he'll slow-walk gun control efforts through Congress. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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A Gun Owner From The Left, Sen. Leahy Leads The Debate

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), shown in a June 29 file photo, says he will vote for President Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Elena Kagan. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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