Trump praises Collins for support of Kavanaugh

President Donald Trump praised Sen. Susan Collins for her support of now-confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, calling the Maine Republican "incredible" for her speech on the Senate floor just one day earlier.

What Kavanaugh's confirmation would mean

Thursday was a very good day for Brett Kavanaugh -- maybe his best day since being chosen as Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee back in July. Friday was even better, as his confirmation to the court appeared to be sealed with three key senators deciding he's worthy of being confirmed.

Murkowski to vote 'present' on Kavanaugh

Sen. Lisa Murkowski said Friday that she remains a "no" on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh but will vote "present" for Saturday's final vote, which won't affect Kavanaugh's confirmation but will allow Sen. Steve Daines to stay at his daughter's wedding in his home state instead of flying to Washington to cast his supporting vote.

Could Susan Rice challenge Susan Collins in 2020?

Susan Rice, who was President Barack Obama's national security adviser, caused a stir Friday afternoon when she tweeted "Me" when another former Obama official asked who could challenge Sen. Susan Collins in 2020.

Where Brett Kavanaugh stands on key issues

The Senate confirmed Brett Kavanaugh, 53, to the Supreme Court on Saturday, where he could easily serve for more than two decades and change how the nation's laws are interpreted. He replaces centrist conservative Justice Anthony Kennedy, who retired this summer.

McConnell takes key step toward vote on Kavanaugh nomination

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell took a key step to advance Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court on Wednesday, saying on the Senate floor that "this evening, the Senate will receive the results of the FBI supplemental background investigation" into the allegations against the nominee.

Dems send letter on previous Kavanaugh background checks

Eight Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee sent a letter to GOP Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa suggesting there could have been something in previous FBI background checks on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh related to inappropriate sexual behavior or alcohol abuse.