Because of the Supreme Court - and because of the court's power to restrict abortion, the utmost issue to many evangelical and Catholic voters who view an abortion as the killing of a human being - these evangelicals have put up with many aspects of Trump's candidacy and administration that they might otherwise have found distasteful, including his three marriages and his reported affair with a porn star; his numerous alleged sexual assaults and his on-tape statement about grabbing women's genitals; and his policy, now reversed, of separating children from their parents at the USA border.
Donald Trump is scheduled to announce his pick to replace retiring Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Anthony Kennedy tonight. McConnell said Kavanaughbelieves judges should ignore their personal and political views and simply "interpret our laws as they are written". Of the court's liberal justices, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 85 and Stephen Breyer turns 80 next month, so Trump may well get another opportunity to cement conservative dominance of the court for years to come. Hardiman, 52, who was also appointed by Bush, serves on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.
As of Monday morning, Trump was still deciding among Judges Thomas Hardiman, Brett Kavanaugh, Raymond Kethledge and Amy Coney Barrett.
The GOP's focus on the judiciary has been sharpened by their narrow 51-49 Senate majority, which has made passing legislation hard. Trump's aides have prepared briefing books and booked television spots for his pick, anticipating that they'd have little time to spare between his decision and the reveal, sources tell ABC News.
What is nearly certain - and those across the political spectrum agree - is that Kavanaugh's selection will spark a major confirmation battle in the U.S. Senate, where Republicans hold a narrow 51-49 majority and opposition Democrats say they will fight to prevent the high court from swinging further to the right.
MCCAMMON: Right. She's seen as very conservative, very popular with the base. "I knew we would have two or three Supreme Court justices that could turn the tide of the culture of our nation", he said. They see him as too pragmatic and have painted him as the kind of nominee who could betray conservatives.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called Kavanaugh "a superb choice" and said senators would start meeting with him this week.
Any of the candidates on Trump's short list would probably move the court to the right.
Trump is scheduled to announce a nominee at 9 p.m. Monday.
Democrats plan a confrontation centered on abortion and healthcare, hoping to either scuttle the nomination process completely or delay it until after November in the hope of winning extra seats in the Senate to force Trump to compromise.
According to the DC Circuit Court website, Kavanaugh volunteers, attends church, and coaches sports in the Washington, DC area, where he was born and raised.
Donald Trump has named Brett Kavanaugh as his nominee for the United States supreme court, lighting the fuse of an acrimonious political battle and potentially setting the court on a more conservative course for decades to come.
The coming battle over a Supreme Court nominee promises to be a bruising one. Democratic senators running for re-election in states Trump carried in 2016 will face pressure to back his nominee.
Leo said Hardiman of Pennsylvania and Kethledge of MI are "a little bit less known by conservatives". Liberal groups have geared up to protect Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court case that upheld women's rights to an abortion, from being overturned. Before joining the federal court, Hardiman practiced law in Pittsburgh.
Mr Thapar was on the shortlist of candidates after judge Antonin Scalia died in 2016. "I'm very close to making a final decision". Supreme Court , according to a conservative legal scholar who helped shape President Trump's list of possible justices.
Trump, however, has continued to boast of the results of the summit, even in the face of skepticism from some USA lawmakers. This is his third trip to North Korea. "The Blue House is not quite sure which side represents President Trump's mind".
This left Hamilton 7.7 seconds ahead of Verstappen when a Virtual Safety Car was deployed to allow for Bottas' car to be removed. Vettel added: "I expect them to be very strong tomorrow (in qualifying), but I hope it is going to be close ".
An unnamed industry official said that "initially, Apple will get between 3 million and 5 million OLED displays from LG Display". The "premium" handsets come with more "premium" colors, while the cheaper smartphones have more vibrant colors.
Similarly, Justice Neil Gorsuch , who Trump nominated to the Court past year , is widely seen as a pro-life conservative. Mike Lee, R-Utah, is among those being interviewed by President Donald Trump to be nominated to the Supreme Court .
LeBron James' decision to join the Lakers marked an excellent start to Magic Johnson's plan to turn Los Angeles into a contender. Rondo gives the Lakers experience at point guard, where the Lakers relied on Ball, and even Ingram when Ball was injured.
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In the afternoon, the Dutch driver was slowed by a damaged floor. "Did you see that?", Vettel asked his team over the radio. If you missed any of the news or action, here is your Debrief from all that happened at the Red Bull Ring.
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And it sits next to another, with Coutinho grimacing, with the words "But Belgium turns it around with a last minute victor ". Cutting out the play-acting would also help Neymar win votes, 1990 World Cup victor Lothar Matthaeus said Wednesday.
UFC 226: Heavy Hitters Vie for Crown
He'll have to face a remarkable fighter in Cormier, who was a heavyweight amateur wrestler before his late-starting MMA career. - WWE has posted their first public comment on Brock Lesnar's appearance at UFC 226 and upcoming fight with Daniel Cormier .
Pompeo emphasizes 'progress' as North Korea pans talks
Chinese President Xi Jinping attended the WEF meeting in Davos last year, and US President Donald Trump attended it this year. Trump pledged a halt to large-scale military drills with South Korea during denuclearization talks with North Korea.
First boys emerge from cave
In the hours preceding the rescue, a letter the boys had sent to their families was published on the Thai SEALs' Facebook page . A spokesperson for the rescue operation told CNN that it would take multiple attempts to rescue all those trapped in the cave.
Itinerary of U.S. President Trump's visit to Britain
Mr Johnson said trade would be high on the agenda for bilateral talks between Mr Trump and Mrs May at Chequers next Friday. Others are holding marches through the city and in Scotland - where President Trump owns golf courses.
Samsung Electronics profit growth slows on smartphone weakness
A folding phone can't be easy to make, hence why it's supposed to be playing it safe by only making a limited number of devices. The Tame Apple Press claims the news means that Samsung's lead over Apple in the global smartphone market is under pressure.