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The Latest: WH 'open' to testimony by 2nd Kavanaugh accuser

Sep. 25, 2018 9:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh(all times local): 7:25 a.m. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says "we would be open" to Deborah Ramirez, a second woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, testify before the Senate Judiciary panel...

With newfound aggressiveness, GOP ramps up Kavanaugh fight

Sep. 25, 2018 8:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Brett Kavanaugh says he won't let "false accusations drive me out of this process" as he, President Donald Trump and top Republicans mount an aggressive drive to rally the public and GOP senators behind his shaky Supreme Court nomination. Trump and Republican leaders accused Democrats on...

The Latest: WH mum on whether Trump confident in Rosenstein

Sep. 25, 2018 7:42 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (all times local): 7:25 a.m. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders is leaving unclear whether President Donald Trump has confidence in the No. 2 man at the Justice Department. Speaking Tuesday on...

Rosenstein's job to be topic of Thursday meeting with Trump

Sep. 25, 2018 12:43 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a long weekend spent wondering if he should resign or would be fired, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein still has his job — for now. President Donald Trump gave Rosenstein a three-day reprieve pending their face-to-face White House showdown on Thursday. That's when the...

Faced with second accuser, Republicans fight for Kavanaugh

Sep. 25, 2018 12:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first allegation against Brett Kavanaugh left Republicans rattled and nervous. The second left them angry and ready to fight back. The GOP punched back hard Monday, seeming to cast aside — for now — worries that President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee could turn...

Harper drives in 100th run, Nationals beat Marlins 7-3

Sep. 24, 2018 11:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In what could be one of his final games for the Nationals, Bryce Harper added another accomplishment to his impressive resume. Anthony Rendon homered and drove four runs, Harper reached 100 RBIs in a season for the first time and Washington beat the Miami Marlins 7-3. Juan Soto and Matt...

The Latest: Trump says Democrats trying to destroy Kavanaugh

Sep. 24, 2018 10:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 11 p.m. President Donald Trump says Democrats are "working hard to destroy" Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Trump says on Twitter that Kavanaugh is "a wonderful man, and a man who has the potential to be one of...

Trump leads aggressive, all-out GOP drive to save Kavanaugh

Sep. 24, 2018 10:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans mounted a combative, coordinated drive Monday to salvage Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination as they fought to keep a second woman's allegation of long-ago sexual misconduct from derailing his confirmation. President Donald Trump leapt to his defense, the top Senate...

Republicans are digging in on Kavanaugh. Here's why.

Sep. 24, 2018 9:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first allegation against Brett Kavanaugh left Republicans rattled and nervous. The second left them angry and ready to fight back. The GOP punched back hard Monday, seeming to cast aside — for now — worries that President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee could turn...

Rosenstein still has his job _ at least till Trump showdown

Sep. 24, 2018 9:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a long weekend spent wondering if he should resign or would be fired, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein still has his job — for now. President Donald Trump gave Rosenstein a three-day reprieve pending their face-to-face White House showdown Thursday. That's when the man...