Politics

Joe Manchin’s Yes on Kavanaugh Finds Sympathy in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — When Senator Joe Manchin III became the lone Democrat to support Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh’s elevation to the Supreme Court on Saturday, protesters in the Capitol screamed “shame.” But in his home state of West Virginia, voters were, if not encouraging, at least understanding: He had saved himself from political suicide. “Joe Manchin knows that the people ...

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Was the Kavanaugh Hearing the Worst Supreme Court Fight? You Be the Judge

In declaring her support for Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh on Friday, Senator Susan Collins lamented a confirmation process that had become “so dysfunctional it looks more like a caricature of a gutter-level political campaign than a solemn occasion.” But partisan fervor over Supreme Court nominations in the United States is nearly as old as the republic itself. In 1795, George ...

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Take a Tour of Manafort’s Multimillion-Dollar Homes, Going Up for Sale

As part of a plea deal with federal prosecutors, Paul Manafort, President Trump’s disgraced campaign chairman, forfeited his New York homes worth about $22 million to the government. ImageA listing for a home owned by Paul Manafort’s family at 377 Union Street in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.CreditTravis Mark An 1890s Brooklyn brownstone with gilded details. A Soho loft with picture windows. ...

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Here Are the 5 Senators Who Will Decide Kavanaugh’s Fate

ImageJudge Brett M. Kavanaugh testifying last week before the Senate Judiciary Committee.CreditCreditErin Schaff for The New York Times WASHINGTON — As Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh’s dramatic confirmation process lurches forward, all eyes are on five moderate, and as yet undecided, senators who will either send him to the nation’s highest court or deal a stunning defeat to President Trump and ...

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