The source told Reuters that Amy Coney Barrett of IN, a Trump-appointed judge on the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, was still IN contention but that the Republican president had been asking more questions about the other two, who have more extensive judicial records.
Kavanaugh was also a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, and he was Associate Counsel in the Office of Independent Counsel Kenneth W. Starr.
A person familiar with the selection process earlier indicated Trump was narrowing the field, with Barrett the least likely among the four to be chosen.
President Donald Trump was poised Monday to nominate a new conservative judge to the Supreme Court, a decision with momentous implications for America on everything from abortion to guns to immigration. If you're a cord cutter without a TV, you can stream it online on C-SPAN or via the embedded video below from PBS Newshour. He helped finance his law degree at the Georgetown University Law Center by driving a taxi. Dianne Feinstein previous year during her confirmation hearing to the federal bench.
Here's why: Kavanaugh's court rarely issues opinions on Monday.
Democrats girded for a fight as Trump kept up the suspense surrounding his shortlist of four possibles, all with solid right-wing credentials, ahead of the televised announcement to be made in prime time from the White House. Her work included attending meetings with Gorsuch on Capitol Hill and serving as a public face for the nominee while the Senate deliberated his candidacy.
It is not exaggeration to say that the prospect of tipping the balance of the Supreme Court was the reason why evangelical conservative voters, who had plenty of reason to worry about Trump's character, made a decision to stick with him during the 2016 election campaign.
Kethledge, 51, has served on the Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals since 2008 after also being appointed by Bush.
The New York Times on Sunday reported that the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, was strongly urging Trump to opt for either Hardiman or Kethledge on grounds that the other two might be impossible to get confirmed.
Trump's success in confirming conservative judges, as well as a Supreme Court justice, has cheered Republicans amid concerns about his limited policy achievements and chaotic management style.
Officially, the White House hasn't indicated a preferred candidate and isn't expected to give away many clues until the announcement.
Leo said Hardiman of Pennsylvania and Kethledge of MI are "a little bit less known by conservatives".
Democrats now hold 49 seats in the Senate, while Republicans have 51.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said Sunday President Trump is acting like a "puppet" for outside groups and claimed Trump is set to nominate a "fringe ideologue" to the Supreme Court. He was a runner-up a year ago when Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. I'm open to voting no. If a Democratic senator votes yes, that would allow Republicans to tout Trump's nominee as bipartisan. "I don't think my role is a rubber stamp for the President, but it's also not an automatic, knee-jerk no either", Jones said.
The culprit is unusually heavy seasonal rains, which the Japanese Meteorological Agency has dubbed "historic". More than 50,000 rescuers have been dispatched across a wide swathe of south-western and western Japan.
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Credit agency Finch also warned that the election would bring prolonged uncertainty over the future of the oil industry. He wrote:"Congratulations to Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on becoming the next President of Mexico".
Last year's runner-up Marin Cilic was also a comfortable victor , beating Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan 6-1 6-4 6-4. The US Open will have a shot clock for this year's tournament with Wimbledon poised to follow suit.
According to our correspondent, Thai officials have warned the rescue could take three or four days in the worst case scenario. Monsoon flooding had initially cut off their escape, and rescuers were unable to find them for more than a week.
But as early as now, analysts are viewing its second quarter performance as the first decrease in seven quarters. Expectations are high for Samsung's foldable phone, which provides a bigger display experience when not folded.
The tense penalty shootout at the climax of England knockout match was all too much for some, with heart rates reaching 145bpm. England's only goal within the game's 90 minutes, was scored after Geiger awarded England a penalty kick.
Rasheed even said, "They expect those people to come out to whom they didn't even provide basic facilities". Journalist Sohail Warraich said the conviction of Nawaz and Maryam will politically benefit Imran Khan.
As Ball touched on, the Golden State Warriors went out and signed All-Star big man DeMarcus Cousins in free agency. LaVar Ball firmly thinks his son will be the flawless sidekick to the newest Los Angeles Laker , LeBron James .
Hataoka's 4th-round launch almost wins Women's PGA C'ship
Hataoka recorded two eagles in her round and put a number on the leaderboard that likely got the attention of Park and Ryu. Though her ball landed inside the hazard line, Park hit the ideal shot from the hazard to make an up-and-down for a par.
England open the score against Colombia
Luis Muriel, who had replaced James against Senegal, was an option once more should the attacking midfielder be ruled out. Our recommended way to watch the England vs Colombia game online free is to try out the FuboTV 7-day free trial .