Jeff Flake

  • Donald Trump Mar 16, 2018

    Desperate to Stop Trump, Flake Doesn’t Rule Out 2020 Primary Challenge

    Jeff Flake has a direct message for the Republicans of New Hampshire: Someone needs to stop Donald Trump. And Flake, a Republican senator from Arizona, may stand up against the Republican president in 2020 — either as a Republican or an independent — if no one else does. “It has not been in my plans to run for president, but...

  • Donald Trump Jan 1, 2019

    Departure of Trump’s GOP Critics in Senate Leaves a Void

    President Donald Trump’s most prominent GOP critics on Capitol Hill are days away from completing their Senate careers, raising the question of who — if anyone — will take their place as willing to publicly criticize a president who remains popular with nearly 9 in 10 Republican voters. Sens. Jeff Flake of Arizona and Bob Corker of Tennessee engaged in...

  • Donald Trump Dec 22, 2018

    Partial Government Shutdown Likely to Extend Past Christmas

    The federal government was expected to remain partially shut down past Christmas as the standoff deepened Saturday over President Donald Trump’s demand for funds to build a border wall with Mexico. With Trump’s insistence on $5 billion for the wall and negotiations with Democrats in Congress far from a breakthrough, even a temporary measure to keep the government running while...

  • Donald Trump Dec 11, 2018

    Some Trump Allies Starting to Worry About Investigations

    President Donald Trump’s intensifying legal troubles are unnerving some of his fellow Republicans. Despite his brash stance, they believe the turmoil has left him increasingly vulnerable as he gears up for what is sure to be a nasty fight for re-election. Trump, ever confident of his ability to bend story lines to his will, mocks the investigations into his conduct...

  • Donald Trump Nov 29, 2018

    GOP Cancels Votes on Judges Amid Standoff Over Mueller Bill

    The Senate Judiciary Committee has canceled a Thursday vote on more than 20 federal judge nominations amid a standoff between Republican Sen. Jeff Flake and GOP leaders over legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller. The Arizona senator, who is retiring from Congress, is a frequent critic of President Donald Trump.

  • Donald Trump Nov 28, 2018

    Senate Republicans Block Vote on Mueller Protection Bill

    A bill that would have protected special counsel Robert Mueller was blocked by Senate Republicans Wednesday over the objections of one member of the party threatening to hold up judicial nominations, NBC News reported. The effort to safeguard Mueller and his probe into Russian election meddling gained new momentum this month after President Donald Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions...

  • Donald Trump Nov 12, 2018

    Democrats Seek Ways to Protect Mueller Probe From Acting Attorney General Whitaker

    Stepping up Democratic efforts to shield the Russia investigation, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said he would seek to tie a measure protecting special counsel Robert Mueller to must-pass legislation if acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker does not recuse himself from oversight of the probe. “Democrats in the House and Senate are going to attempt to put on must-pass legislation,...

  • Congress Oct 16, 2018

    McSally Accuses Sinema of Backing ‘Treason’ in Arizona Senate Debate

    Republican Rep. Martha McSally accused her Democratic opponent, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, of supporting “treason,” citing a 15-year-old radio interview — a charge that Sinema dismissed as part of a “ridiculous” negative campaign during Monday’s debate in the race for Arizona’s open Senate seat. McSally, a former Air Force colonel and combat pilot, made the explosive charge in the final moments...

  • Donald Trump Oct 6, 2018

    How They Did It: The Republicans’ Campaign to Save Kavanaugh

    Mitch McConnell walked onto the Senate floor for the big vote to save Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination with a secret: He didn’t know how it would turn out. It wasn’t supposed to be like this. The Senate majority leader is often seen as a masterful tactician. But he was watching and waiting like the rest of the nation to see if...

  • Donald Trump Oct 6, 2018

    Protests Erupt as Mike Pence Calls for Vote on Kavanaugh

    Vice President Mike Pence repeatedly called for order as protesters yelled from the galleries during the Senate confirmation vote on Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

  • Governor Oct 6, 2018

    Two Republican Senators, Two Divergent Paths on Kavanaugh

    Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski turned against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh quietly, uttering a single word: “No.” Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, her longtime friend and fellow moderate Republican, spoke on the Senate floor for 45 minutes, explaining her support for Kavanaugh in detail.

  • NBC Oct 3, 2018

    McConnell Sets Friday Test Vote on Kavanaugh Nomination

    The Senate braced for a crucial initial vote Friday on Brett Kavanaugh’s tottering Supreme Court nomination after Majority Leader Mitch McConnell set his polarized chamber on a schedule to decide which party wins an election-season battle royale that has consumed the nation. A showdown roll call over confirmation seemed likely over the weekend. McConnell, R-Ky., cemented the process late Wednesday...

  • judge Oct 2, 2018

    Brett Kavanaugh Will Not Return to Teach at Harvard Law School

    Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will not return to teach at Harvard Law School, according to Harvard University’s newspaper. The Harvard Crimson reported Monday that Catherine Claypoole, an associate dean representing the law school’s curriculum committee, sent an email to students Thursday evening letting them know Kavanaugh would not be back this winter to teach a class.

  • Oct 1, 2018

    Adam Rippon, Ayanna Pressley, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Marty Walsh Speak at Rally Ahead of Jeff Flake’s Boston Visit

  • Donald Trump Sep 30, 2018

    White House Not ‘Micromanaging’ Kavanaugh Probe, Officials Say

    FBI agents on Sunday interviewed one of the three women who have accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct as Republicans and Democrats quarreled over whether the bureau would have enough time and freedom to conduct a thorough investigation before a high-stakes vote on his nomination to the nation’s highest court. The White House insisted it was not...

  • Donald Trump Sep 29, 2018

    Republicans Fear Political Fallout From Kavanaugh Turmoil

    Whether or not Republicans ultimately confirm President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, some on the front lines of the GOP’s midterm battlefield fear the party may have already lost. In the days after a divided nation watched Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser Christine Blasey Ford deliver conflicting stories about what happened when they were teenagers, Republican campaign operatives acknowledged this...

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Sep 29, 2018

    How Sen. Flake Brought the Senate Back From the Brink: Analysis

    The tension in the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing room was almost unbearable in the hours and minutes before Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake announced that he wanted a limited FBI investigation of the sexual assault claims against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The committee, and the Senate, seemed to be careening toward bedlam. Republicans gave fiery speeches defending Kavanaugh. Some Democrats...

  • Donald Trump Sep 29, 2018

    Flake Confronted in Elevator Ahead of Kavanaugh Vote

    Ana Maria Archila and Maria Gallagher, two women who said they were survivors of sexual assault, confronted Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) Friday ahead of the Senate judiciary committee’s vote on Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

  • Arizona Sep 28, 2018

    ’Look At Me’: Two Women Confront Flake on Kavanaugh Support

    Emotions ran high in the U.S. Capitol Friday over the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. Soon after Republican Sen. Jeff Flake announced he’d vote to confirm Kavanaugh, two women cornered him in an elevator as he headed back to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

  • Liz Lane Sep 27, 2018

    Angry Sen. Graham Attacks Democrats at Kavanaugh Hearing

    After Republicans ceded their questioning of Christine Blasey Ford to an outside counsel, a visibly angry Sen. Lindsey Graham claimed his time with Brett Kavanaugh and used it to attack his Democratic colleagues for wanting to “destroy this guy’s life.” Shouting from his seat at the front of the room, Graham accused Democrats of prioritizing the upcoming midterm elections, as...

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