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***Live Updates*** Brett Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday will begin its confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh. If confirmed, Kavanaugh will replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. In his opening statement, Kavanaugh, echoing Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, will say that a “good judge must be an umpire—a neutral and impartial arbiter who favors no litigant or policy.” Breitbart News will have live updates throughout the week. All times eastern.

Anti-Israel demonstrators march behind a banner of the BDS organization in Marseille, June 13.. (photo credit:GEORGES ROBERT / AFP)

Bipartisan Bill Seeks to Combat International Support of BDS Against Israel

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Thursday, Democratic and Republicans leaders in both the House and Senate introduced legislation that would penalize foreign countries and international governmental organizations that seek to engage in the boycott, divest and sanction (BDS) movement against Israel.

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Presidential Polls Find Ohio Neck and Neck

The latest round of Ohio polling from NBC News / The Wall Street Journal / Marist and Emerson find a dead heat in the presidential race, with Donald Trump 1 point ahead in one poll, while Hillary Clinton leads by 2 points in the other.

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Portman Touts CARA During GOP Weekly Address

During Saturday’s GOP Weekly Address Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) promoted the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, a piece of legislation designed to address opioid addictions. Transcript (via ABC News Radio) as Follows: “I’m Senator Rob Portman. I’m here in Ohio today

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Obama Could Try to Appoint Garland Without Senate Vote

WASHINGTON—As President Barack Obama’s efforts to pressure Senate Republicans to confirm Merrick Garland’s nomination to the Supreme Court fail, liberal White House allies are floating a trial balloon of installing Garland on the Supreme Court without Senate confirmation.

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Trump Camp: Ted Cruz Is ‘The Reason Why Obamatrade’ Passed

“The reason why Obamatrade became law is because of Ted Cruz,” said Donald Trump’s senior policy advisor Stephen Miller on Monday’s program of Breitbart News Daily. Miller — who had been working for Sen. Jeff Sessions at the time that

Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) testify about the impact of heroin and prescription drug abuse and deaths in their states during a Senate Judicary Committee hearing in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill January 27, 2016 in Washington, DC.

Conservatives Rally to Defend Portman on SCOTUS Stand

Liberals will target Senator Rob Portman, Republican from Ohio, and pressure him to confirm President Obama’s forthcoming Supreme Court nomination. But prominent conservatives are rallying to defend Portman and the Court.

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Fox News’s Rupert Murdoch Endorsed Obamatrade

Donald Trump’s decision not to participate in the Fox News debate has shined a spotlight on the advocacy efforts and undisclosed conflict of interests of the news network’s founder, Rupert Murdoch. These advocacy efforts may perhaps explain some of the motivations underlying the network’s treatment of the GOP frontrunner.

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GOP Contenders Gather at ‘Sheldon Adelson Primary’ in Vegas

This weekend, leaders of the Republican Jewish Coalition hold their annual spring meeting in Las Vegas–and, as in prior years, many Republican presidential hopefuls will be in attendance. The conference is hosted by Sheldon Adelson, casino magnate, philanthropist and Republican mega-donor.

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Portman: IRS Isn’t Getting Anymore Funding Until It Fixes Self

Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) declared that the IRS is “not going to get anymore funding until [it] re-gain[s] some element of trust” on Thursday’s “On the Record” on the Fox News Channel. “I’m on the Senate Finance Committee, and this

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Portman: Obama Budget ‘More of the Same’

Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) criticized President Obama’s budget as “more of the same” and outlined the budget plan the GOP will unveil during Saturday’s Weekly Address. Transcript (via ABC News Radio) as Follows: “Hi, I’m U.S. Senator Rob Portman from

Rob Portman Talking Up White House Run

Clearly Republican Bob Portman wants the media talking up the notion that he’s considering a run for the presidency. But given his deep ties to D.C. and both previous Bush administrations, one has to wonder how he would keep any

Senate Control a Toss Up

Both Republicans and Democrats are throwing boat loads of coin at the races that will determine which party runs the Senate after November, yet at this point, the conventional wisdom is the outcome remains a virtual toss up. “There are