Beyond the sexual misconduct allegations, Democrats raised questions about Kavanaugh's temperament and impartiality after he delivered defiant, emotional testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee where he denounced their party. "It's a wake-up call to why it's important to hold the Senate". By the end of the day, there was a slim, 51-49 vote tally in favor of Kavanaugh's confirmation.
Murkowski said she was displeased with the nomination process and felt that disrespect to Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault, had gotten out of hand. But for the past few weeks, the battle was dominated by allegations that he sexually abused women decades ago - accusations he emphatically denied.
Democrats paraded to a almost empty Senate chamber overnight and into Saturday to lambaste the nominee.
Jeff Flake is believed to have been what spurred him on to call for an Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into allegations that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted Dr. Christine Blasey Ford while they were both teenagers.
Collins - a moderate Republican from ME - said Kavanaugh was entitled to the "presumption of innocence" as the allegations against him were not substantiated with corroborating evidence.
"November is coming", "Vote them out" and "We believe survivors", they chanted.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (KEER'-sten JIHL'-uh-brand) of NY says there's one fundamental question for senators when they decide Kavanaugh's fate: "Do we, as a country, value women?"
In the hours before the vote, police arrested demonstrators who had broken through barriers around the Capitol and tried to climb the building's steps.
The second time Koegler said Ford brought up the assault was in an email on June 29, 2018, two days after Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his resignation. At one point in the hearing, Kavanaugh blamed a Clinton-revenge conspiracy for the accusations against him. None of the people at the high school gathering where Ford said the assault took place have corroborated her account, Collins said.
One lone Republican, Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, lined up behind the judge.
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White House spokesman Raj Shah said the Trump administration was "fully confident" Kavanaugh had the necessary support. Flake, Collins and Murkowski all have criticized Trump for mocking Ford at a political rally in MS on Tuesday.
In a twist, Murkowski said she would state her opposition but vote "present" as a courtesy to Kavanaugh supporter Sen.
It was the closest roll call to confirm a justice since 1881, when Stanley Matthews was approved 24-23, according to Senate records.
Announcements by Republican Susan Collins of ME and Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia that they'll support the conservative jurist made Saturday's confirmation vote a formality, an anticlimactic finale to a battle that riveted the nation for almost a month.
Their support makes Saturday's vote to confirm Kavanaugh an apparent formality after a battle that riveted the nation for almost a month. White House Counsel Don McGahn, who helped salvage Kavanaugh's nomination as it teetered, sat in the front row of the visitors' gallery for the vote with deputy White House press secretary Raj Shah.
"We know the Senate is better than this, we know the nation deserves better than this", McConnell said.
The road to final confirmation became clearer on Friday morning when Kavanaugh survived a crucial procedural vote 51-49 in the Senate and Collins and Flake lined up with their Republican colleagues - an outcome that was in doubt up until the last minute.
Though they reached opposite conclusions, both women had faced similar political pressure heading into Friday's key vote on Kavanaugh's high court nomination.
While Democrats' defeat was all but certain, the Senate remained in session overnight, though the chamber was mostly empty.
In Egypt Saturday, during her first solo trip overseas, First Lady Melania Trump told reporters that she has told him to put his phone down and stop tweeting and that she doesn't always agree with the president's sentiments.'I don't always agree with what he tweets, and I tell him that, ' she told reporters. "We have a lot of work to do".
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has no doubts that the perpetrators of the attack "will be caught and put to justice". The settlements are considered illegal under global law, though Israel disputes this.
The President's remarks also offered an opening to critics of the Kavanaugh nomination, including Democratic Sen. White House adviser Kellyanne Conway told Fox News that "the president is pointing out factual inconsistencies".
Alabama and Georgia - along with waterlogged North and SC - remain very much in the path of this system over the coming week. As Eastern North Carolina continues to recover from Hurricane Florence , there's another storm to watch.
White House officials have told The Post that Trump is unlikely to fire Rosenstein before the midterm elections in November. And House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer , D-Md., told reporters late last month that he hoped the deputy AG "stays in place".
We have these objects in our solar system, called dwarf planets , that are really quite small - only 500 miles in diameter. In 2016, Sheppard told The Washington Post that he put the odds of Planet Nine's existence at about 60 per cent.
I just need to keep winning games. "Maybe tomorrow it's time to see Loftus-Cheek, I think", the Italian manager added. But with Chelsea hoping to do well in all competitions this season, Fabregas can have a key role.
He also reiterated that United Nations sanctions on North Korea should "continue to remain in place" until it denuclearises. Nuclear diplomacy later stalled due to suspicions over how honest North Korea is about its disarmament pledge, but U.S.
Ramirez went public to the New Yorker with allegations concerning Kavanaugh while both were at Yale University in the 1980s. This undated photo provided by Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence shows Deborah Ramirez.
Musk has said that he expected Tesla to achieve positive cash flow and profitability in the quarter, which ended on Sunday. Tesla's shares soared 16% on Monday after chief executive Elon Musk settled a fraud lawsuit with the USA regulator.
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News of the bug sent shares of Google's parent company, Alphabet , down as much as 2.2 percent to $1,142.43 on Monday afternoon. Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai knew of the glitch and the decision not to publicly disclose it, the WSJ reported .
There was the head of Interpol: under investigation in China
China has not commented officially on Meng's disappearance and there was no mention of him in official media on Saturday. There was no further word on Meng's schedule in China or what prompted his wife to wait until now to report his absence.
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Most diplomats affected come from countries where same-sex marriage is legal, another official said, without providing numbers. But the Human Rights Campaign also noted that getting married in the US still poses dangers back at home for many foreigners.
Powerful typhoon nears Tokyo after losing some strength
Five people suffered injuries in storm-related accidents in Okinawa, but no one was feared dead, local officials said. Japan issued evacuation orders and warnings to about 700,000 households in southern and western Japan.