Brett Kavanaugh

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The Senate is taking a procedural vote on whether or not to move Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination forward. Watch the proceedings on the Senate floor live.

The Senate is expected to convene at 9:30 AM Eastern Time. Key Senators are expected to speak before voting begins. The vote is expected  to take place at approximately 10:30AM 

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The Senate Judiciary Committee is voting on Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination. A full Senate vote on the nomination is expected as early next week. Watch the proceeding live.

The video stream goes live at 1:30pm.

Protesters gather in Syracuse to Oppose Kavanaugh as Hearings Take Place in Washington

Sep 27, 2018
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Nearly two dozen protesters gathered outside the Federal Building in Syracuse Thursday to protest the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court and show their support for victims of sexual violence.

The protesters engaged in coordinated chats such as "Kava-NO!" and "Time's Up."


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Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who has accused him of sexually assaulting her in high school, Christine Blasey Ford, are testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Watch the proceeding live.

The stream will go live at 10am

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Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh continue Wednesday  The 53-year-old Federal Judge is President Trump’s pick to fill the spot left vacant by Justice Anthony Kennedy, who retired in July. Democrats and Republicans are sharply divided over his nomination and the hearings will be a major political focal point leading up to the midterm elections.

Watch the first round of questions from Senators live.

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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand used a stop at the former Hotel Syracuse Friday to point out the important role of federal historic preservation dollars in revitalizing older buildings.  She was celebrating the success she and senate colleagues had in including nearly 89 million dollars in the upcoming budget for department of interior’s historic preservation fund. 


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For the second day in a row, Governor Cuomo held rallies criticizing President Donald Trump’s choice for the Supreme Court, and urging action on a measure that would protect the right to choose abortion in New York.

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President Trump’s appointee to the Supreme Court is sparking conversation among political observers here in Syracuse, as well as among the state’s elected officials. 

Professor of Political Science at the Maxwell School, Thomas Keck, says Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment means issues that had partisan debate in recent history would now be taking a consistently conservative bend.