Thursday, 13 December, 2018

Senate Dems lose health care vote, hope it's campaign fodder

Trump jokes about impeachment on the campaign trail McConnell to AP: 'Nobody's going to beat" Murkowski
Samantha Long | 11 October, 2018, 04:01

Despite the outcry from Republican voters against Sen.

Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh said Washington, D.C. maybe become "uninhabitable for a while" if the Democrats do not retake the House in November's midterm elections.

Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin used the Congressional Review Act to force a vote to overturn the Trump administration rule to expand short-term insurance plans. People who were chosen to participate either had to have voted for both republican and democratic presidential candidates in the last three elections or if they've only voted Republican in presidential elections, needed to have expressed support for Manchin himself. She almost jeopardized Kavanaugh's confirmation and did historic harm to the Senate confirmation process, but McConnell still considers her a Republican in "very good standing".

In a letter Wednesday to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, Roberts said he had selected the court in Colorado to "accept the transfer and to exercise the powers of a judicial council with respect to the identified complaints and any pending or new complaints relating to the same subject matter". The complaints deal with statements Kavanaugh made during his confirmation hearings and were initially filed with the D.C. Circuit, where Kavanaugh served for 12 years before joining the high court.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell acknowledged Wednesday that Republicans have a longstanding gender gap when it comes to American women, but he stood by one key Senate woman, saying "nobody's going to beat" Lisa Murkowski of Alaska despite her opposition to Brett Kavanaugh.

The 76-year-old McConnell, who's been in the Senate since 1985 and majority leader since 2015, said he wants more women in the Senate and on the Judiciary Committee in particular.

A New Version of The Legend of Zelda Just Launched on Switch
The month's updates to the NES library have included a special treat for those who haven't beaten the original Legend of Zelda . You'll begin with all equipment, including the White Sword, the Magical Shield, the Blue Ring, and even the Power Bracelet.

Roberts said in his letter that he was initially notified of complaints against Kavanaugh on September 20.

The Democratic Party has a close to 78 per cent chance of seizing control of the House of Representatives, where it needs to flip 23 seats to win a majority, the Five Thirty Eight election forecasting website said this week. But he says the controversy over Kavanaugh could end up helping Republicans by generating more enthusiasm among GOP voters who feel he was mistreated.

Kavanaugh was seated on the far right side of the bench Tuesday, next to Justice Elena Kagan, who hired him to teach at Harvard Law School when she was dean. "I'm proud she's in the Republican conference", he added.

Roberts took no action on them while Kavanaugh's nomination was pending.

"So, it will just be your bad luck if you happen to get sick and need health care on the weekend", she said. But critics said Kavanaugh's demeanor raised questions about his temperament and potential political bias in deciding cases.

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