A 'Supreme' show: Trump savors big reveal for court choice

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"This president has been more involved and more transparent than any other president in modern history", he said on "America's Newsroom" Monday, noting that Trump was the first president to release a list of potential nominees.

The Times says Trump has recently been asking associates about Hardiman, and has also been talking about Barrett and Kavanaugh.

But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, while not arguing against Kavanaugh on the merits, has spoken to the White House about the volume of material from the judge's career that would need to be pored through, potentially bogging down the confirmation, according to people familiar with the process.

McConnell has said he hopes to have a justice in place by the opening of the court's new term in October, and it's possible that a voluminous paper trail could add more time to the review - or at least give Democrats a little more traction on efforts to delay the proceedings.

With little warning, the Republican administration announced it is freezing payments under an "Obamacare" program that protects insurers with sicker patients from financial losses. On Sunday there was no indication that he had yet made his decision, as speculation continued to swirl around the appointment.

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Kethledge, a former Kennedy law clerk, has sat on the 6th Circuit since 2008 after being nominated by George W. Bush.

Trump a year ago appointed Neil Gorsuch, who has already become one of the most conservative justices, after Senate Republicans in 2016 refused to consider Democratic former President Barack Obama's nominee Merrick Garland to fill a vacancy left by the death of conservative Justice Antonin Scalia. Sherpas to the nominee will act as a guide during the confirmation process - helping to set up meetings with lawmakers on Capitol Hill and preparing for the eventual confirmation hearing.

John Roberts now serves as the chief White House correspondent for FOX News Channel (FNC).

The White House said former Republican Senator Jon Kyl, now a Washington lobbyist, will help Trump's nominee navigate the Senate confirmation process. He works for Washington-based lobbying firm Covington & Burling.

Trump's selection will set up a confirmation showdown in the U.S. Senate, where his fellow Republicans hold a slim 51-49 majority, though with ailing Senator John McCain battling cancer in his home state of Arizona they now can muster only 50 votes. The much-anticipated announcement is scheduled for 9 p.m. Monday night.

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Former New Hampshire Sen. He was in the running past year for the Supreme Court seat left by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

The most significant and far-reaching damage Trump will do to our environment and public health will come from his Supreme Court picks. Trump's sister, a retired federal judge, served with Hardiman on the 3rd Circuit and reportedly recommended him for the job. Dick Durbin, said fighting Trump's choice is "about more than the next election" and conceded that it could affect the political future of red-state Democratic senators this fall. The race is not expected to be competitive.

Trump has previously said he wanted "pro-life" justices opposed to abortion rights. He is seen as an "originalist" a conservative school that seeks to interpret the US Constitution based on the thinking of the country's founding leaders more than two centuries ago, and often takes narrow views in cases of individual rights. All are conservative jurists in the mold of Trump's previous Supreme Court pick, Gorsuch.

For starters, Judicial Crisis Network is launching a $1.4 million ad buy on national cable and digital, with a particular focus on four states: Alabama, Indiana, North Dakota and West Virginia.

The campaign will include a biographical ad about the nominee.

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