Conservative outside groups are standing at the ready to make the case for Trump's Supreme Court choice, whoever it may be.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer promised to opposed Judge Kavanaugh's nomination with everything he has.
"A judge must be independent", he said. "He must interpret the law, not make the law". As an attorney, Kavanaugh worked for the special counsel investigating former President Bill Clinton, who was eventually impeached, and also worked for the Bush campaign during the 2000 presidential election recount.
"Judge Kavanaugh has a solid reputation as a great legal mind".
"We are close to making a decision", Trump said. "In the coming days, I will be reviewing the record and qualifications of the president's nominee". "And so I am pretty, pretty excited", said Cornyn.
The nomination sets up a ferocious confirmation battle with Democrats as he seeks to shift the nation's highest court further to the right.
But, all of the talk with reporters had to do with whom President Trump will pick Monday night.
To that end, Kansas Democratic Party executive director Ethan Corson was quick to blast the choice.
"She's been very clear that it's not the role of a judge to substitute religious beliefs with the rule of law", said Rick Garnett, a long-time friend and colleague of Barrett.
"If the President changes the system and opens it up to more people, then it's a different story".
China: Liu Xia free and on her way to Germany
The first, Carl von Ossietzky, died of tuberculosis in Germany in 1938 while jailed for opposing Adolf Hitler's Nazi regime. China's foreign ministry has confirmed that Liu has left the country to seek medical treatment in Germany.
Top contenders had included federal appeals judges Raymond Kethledge, Amy Coney Barrett, and Thomas Hardiman. Momentum appeared to be with Kavanaugh and Hardiman, though the process remained fluid. The White House prepared briefing materials on all four. Senate Republicans hold only a 51-49 majority, leaving them hardly any margin if Democrats hold the line. Democrats are expected to draw from the Starr report Kavanaugh helped write to criticize Trump - the report argued a president could be impeached for lying to staff or misleading the public.
The Judicial Crisis Network (JCN), whose leaders pushed Justice Neil Gorsuch over the finish line past year, are getting their war chests ready. That decision was later overturned.
The officials underscored that McConnell did not push any choice on the president.
Trump has been uncharacteristically circumspect about what he is thinking as the process has unfolded.
Kyl, who retired at the beginning of 2013, is a familiar face to many within the chamber. He is now a lobbyist in the Washington headquarters of Covington & Burling. He is hoping to replicate his successful announcement of Justice Neil Gorsuch previous year.
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Three Democrats who were invited but declined were Sens.
Conservative groups like Judicial Crisis Network and American Crossroads have each pledged over $1 million in ads encouraging support or opposition to Trump's eventual nominee.
In a sign that the White House will try to pressure vulnerable Democrats to support Trump's nominee, both senators Joe Donnelly, Indiana, and Heidi Heitkamp, North Dakota, said they were invited to the event at the White House.
On Friday, a former Thai Navy SEAL died while returning from an operation to deliver oxygen tanks to the cave. The boys had to travel about 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) with oxygen tanks, tethered to cave divers to exit.
France midfielder Blaise Matuidi is available for selection after missing the victory against Uruguay because of suspension. France then excelled in the extra 30 minutes and goals from Bernard Genghini and Manuel Amoros led France to third place.
In several instances, reporters who learned where Pruitt would be speaking were removed from the event or denied access. The president added that on Monday, Deputy Administrator Andrew Wheeler will step in as Acting EPA Administrator.
For decades, land rights has been a thorny issue in western U.S. states, where the federal government owns most of the land. Joseph Astarita allegedly shot rancher Robert "LaVoy" Finicum when officers arrested leaders of the occupation.
Police said a man has been detained on suspicion of arson and malicious communications outside a home in Enfield. A spokesman later added: 'He has since been released with no further action in respect of the arson allegation.
Johnson quit with a resignation letter accusing May of flying "white flags" of surrender in negotiations with the European Union. But Davis said a leadership challenge would be the "wrong thing to do" and insisted he believed May was a "good prime minister".
Gab Marcotti provides some insight into Roman Abramovich's visa issues and more in-house problems Chelsea are now facing. Chelsea players have received emails from Conte's staff asking them to report as usual for training next week.
With the introduction of the new colour variant, the company has extended the variant range of its latest flagship device. The 256GB variant of the OnePlus 6 will be available in just Midnight Black colour option, and it comes with 8GB of RAM.
The midfielder did endure a disappointing summer as Spain were surprisingly knocked out of the World Cup by Russian Federation . Asensio, was rumoured to have grown frustrated after starting just 19 of Madrid's 38 La Liga games last season.
The Daily Mail report Chelsea are keen to allow Kenedy more first-team opportunities and Newcastle can provide that opportunity. However, it was unclear as to whether or not he would return for the 2018/19 season, be it on a temporary or permanent basis.
The BEA urged Egyptian prosecutors to investigate the possibility it was an accidental fire, to prevent such accidents in the future.
Matt Le Tissier's plan for England to reach the World Cup final
On the day of the 2018 World Cup final - if England win - all entrants will be sent a discount code to use on their football top. England's progress in Russian Federation has revived the Three Lions anthem - which includes the line "football's coming home".
Trump heads to Europe, says Putin ‘easiest’ of his meetings
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Brexit Secretary David Davis resigned within hours of each other in protest of her plan. After that comes a visit to Finland and another high-profile summit on Monday-with Russian President Vladimir Putin .
Royal Family steps out for Prince Louis' christening
He helped organize William's bachelor party and is married to an American, Holiday Inn heiress Lizzie Wilson. Prince Louis will wear a replica of a Victorian christening gown used in the baptisms of 62 royal babies .
Torres says joining Japan's Sagan Tosu
The World Cup and European Championship victor was part of Chelsea's Champions League-winning team in 2012. Fernando Torres has announced Japanese outfit Sagan Tosu as his next club.
Queen absent from christening of Prince Louis
Harry Aubrey-Fletcher: He went to Ludgrove School and Eton with William and his father is the Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire. It was a family affair for the Middletons, who all stepped out on Monday afternoon to celebrate Prince Louis' christening .
George Clooney Injured in Motorcycle Crash in Italy
Actor George Clooney was injured on Tuesday when his motorcycle collided with a vehicle in Sardinia, Italian news media reported. The 57-year-old was travelling to the set of his new TV show Catch 22 in Costa Corallina when a auto turned and struck him.