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House Appropriations Committee tackles family separation issue

- The Washington Times

The House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday flexed the power of the federal purse to tackle the ongoing issue of migrant children getting separated from their parents at the border, passing a series of provisions to prod more information from the Trump administration on the matter.

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, right, walks past the press following a photo opportunity with Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Kavanaugh is on Capitol Hill to meet with Republican leaders as the battle begins over his nomination to the Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Dems push to postpone Kavanaugh confirmation until Mueller probe ends

- The Washington Times

Conservative Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh embarked on a round of courtesy calls Tuesday with key Republican senators who control his Supreme Court nomination, while frustrated Democrats argued for a postponement of the confirmation hearing until special counsel Robert Mueller completes the Russia investigation that they hope could damage President Trump.

President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a rally at the Four Seasons Arena at Montana ExpoPark, Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Great Falls, Mont. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Under-the-radar attorney general races could decide fate of Trump's agenda

- The Washington Times

While much of Washington is transfixed with which party will control the House and Senate after November, there is a good argument that the fate of much of President Trump's agenda will rest on the fate of a key handful of races for state attorneys general.

President Donald Trump greets  Judge Brett Kavanaugh his Supreme Court nominee, in the East Room of the White House, Monday, July 9, 2018, in Washington.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump taps Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court

- The Washington Times

President Trump nominated federal appeals court Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court Monday night, setting up a furious partisan confirmation battle as he seeks to move the high court firmly under conservatives' control for decades to come.