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

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As he has been doing often recently on the campaign trail, Trump singled out specific Democrats for scorn - including Sens. Heading into the November midterms, the party is defending its House and Senate majorities. Their impeachment of Clinton was less popular among the public than they hoped. 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.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 54% of all Likely U.S. Voters say they are more likely to vote in the upcoming midterm elections because of the controversy surrounding President Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee.

"I don't see how it could be much wider than it already was", he said.

McConnell wouldn't say whether the Senate would insist that Sessions' replacement would protect special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation.

"On behalf of our nation, I want to apologise to Brett and the entire Kavanaugh family for the bad pain and suffering you have been forced to endure", Trump said at the start of a ceremonial swearing-in in the East Room of the White House on Monday. Before the pivotal vote, several of the women confronting lawmakers in Senate halls were revealed to be high-ranking members of activist groups funded by billionaire liberal financier George Soros.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says it's not his job to police President Donald Trump's Twitter habits or his divisive rhetoric at campaign rallies and elsewhere. Trump has said Alaskans will make her pay.

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Only one US supreme court justice has ever been impeached - Samuel Chase, in 1804, who was acquitted by the Senate. The president said he had many friends who were Democrats, but that the party was pushing politics too far left.

"Seventy-two percent of voters who are very angry about the treatment of Kavanaugh are more likely to vote in the upcoming elections."

A Democratic takeover of Congress could expose Trump to impeachment investigations and lead to multiple probes into his administration just as he prepares for his own re-election fight in 2020.

Roberts said in his letter that he was initially notified of complaints against Kavanaugh on September 20. "I'm proud she's in the Republican conference", he added. "I will continue to advocate for policies that stabilize our health-care markets, lower premiums and drug costs, and defend key consumer protections in the Affordable Care Act for people with pre-existing conditions".

McConnell declined to weigh in on a possible replacement except to say he or she would not be coming from the ranks of his slim 51-seat Senate majority.

Kimmel had some choice words about Trump's performance during Monday's televised ceremony, especially when the president proclaimed that Kavanaugh had been "proven innocent" of Dr. Ford's assault allegation. The school recently said that Kavanaugh will not be returning to teach there.

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