But he told reporters on Friday that he would not question potential high-court nominees about their views on abortion, saying it was "inappropriate to discuss". Rand Paul, R-Ky., who has expressed reservations about Kavanaugh's candidacy, according to a person familiar with the call.
Trump is expected to announce his pick from the list, which now comprises over 25 judges from across the country, on July 9.
Paul's objections echo those made by outside conservative groups over Kavanaugh, who is seen by some as to much an establishment-aligned choice. The people deserve a say, too. There were the four interviews Monday, as well as a conversation with Republican Sen. Mike Lee on Monday.
Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the administration, holding that despite the president's rhetoric, the ban was facially neutral.
Sri Srinivasan, a judge on the DC circuit court of appeals, came closest to be named but lost in one-to-one toss up in 2016, when President Barack Obama went with Merrick Garland, whose nomination was blocked by a Republican-controlled United States senate. Trump has spoken to eight candidates so far, White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said. The person did not specify which candidates Pence met with and spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday to describe the private search process.
"All the hysteria over Trump and also this nomination has revealed the religious intolerance as well", Campos-Duffy said on "Fox & Friends".
Paul's office did not respond to requests for comment. He sided with the court's liberals by voting in favor of abortion rights and gay rights in some cases. He also pointed to Barrett's past statements on the Affordable Care Act and contraception.
Republicans control the Senate by only a slim majority, making it important for Trump's nominee to win the support of all Republican members, including moderates. The senator's office characterized the call as an interview, but the White House would only say the two spoke. Democrats bailed, which Republicans knew would happen when they put the amendment on the bill, which they opposed because they don't want to stabilize Obamacare but to stomp it dead - no matter any Trump commitment, to speak oxymoronically.
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Sweden will a tough opponent in the quarterfinals, though, and England's recent record against the Swedes hasn't been great. One of Russia, Croatia, Switzerland, Sweden, England or Colombia will reach the showpiece final in Moscow on July 15.
Brazil and Germany try to salvage World Cup and advance
Germany is out of the World Cup, the fourth defending champion in the last five tournaments to be eliminated in the group stage. Sweden won the group after thrashing Mexico 3-0 to also deny South Korea a spot in the knockout stages. 2018 - Germany
Pluses: She rocketed to the top of Trump's list with a stellar performance during her confirmation last fall, when Democrats cited her deep Catholic faith as a potential problem.
His departure means President Trump will now have another opportunity to nominate a judge to the highest court in the U.S. His first appointment, Justice Neil Gorsuch was confirmed in April 2017. Spence Abraham, who hired Kethledge as a young staffer in the 1990s.
Daily Beast editor Erin Ryan also said Tuesday on CNN that "if [Trump] does pick a woman she'll be known as the "Aunt Lydia" of the Supreme Court", referring to a character in "The Handmaid's Tale" who subjugates other women.
Stefanie Schaffer , 22, had been holidaying on the islands with her family when the tourist boat they were on burst into flames . Her sister Brooke and father Paul received only minor injuries, while her mom broke several bones, per ABC7.
The US Chamber also published an interactive map on the internet showing the impact of the trade dispute in all 50 states. SC has some $3 billion in exports to those countries that either will or could be affected by the new tariffs .
On Thursday, a gunman opened fire on the Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis , Maryland , killing at least five people. It prompted New York City police to immediately tighten security at news organizations in the nation's media capital .
Paul will enter his 14th season in the National Basketball Association after being drafted No. 4 overall by the Hornets in 2005. With Paul and Green signed, the Rockets will focus on signing center Clint Capela to a long-term deal.
Iran now exports around 2 million barrels per day of its oil from a total production of over three million barrels per day. Turkish officials told Foreign Policy Tuesday the government had no reaction yet to the new USA demands.
Goals on Saturday - the most goals on a day of World Cup knockout football since 1970, when the two semi-finals produced 11 goals. The win may have come at a price, though, as Cavani limped off late on.
Now this plan has not officially launched yet, but Netflix is currently testing it as an option for some subscribers. First revealed by the Italian publication Tuttoandroid , Ultra joins the existing Base, Standard and Premium tiers.
But at the same tournament where he played what proved to be his last match of 2017, the 33-year-old was rejuvenated. Serena Williams doesn't like being away from her daughter, but admits going back to work is "healthy" for her.
It has been interacted with more than 200,000 times since it was posted Sunday afternoon. "Please say a prayer for my sweet hero". Todd and his owner, Paula Godwin, were out and about early for a hike near 7th Street and the Carefree Highway Friday.
At least 17 deaths in Quebec attributed to heat
A cold front is forecast to pass through southern Ontario this afternoon ushering in a slightly cooler and less humid air mass. They planned to visit thousands more as the heat was expected to continue until Friday.
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Asked about Mercedes' tactics, Horner told Sky F1: "I was surprised because it was pretty much a given [to pit]. The Ferrari driver was briefly in second but was soon overtaken by Bottas again and Verstappen.
Trump defends 'brave' ICE agents as Dems call to abolish agency
But after massive resistance from Democrats and Republicans, religious leaders and the business community, the president relented. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has a new acting director, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Saturday.
James declines Cavs deal and becomes free agent
It is unclear at this point if an in-person meeting between James and the Cavs has been scheduled down the line. Even at the age of 33, James averaged 27.5 points, 8.6 rebounds and 9.1 assists per game in 2017-18.