"The one thing I've learned from John McCain above all else is that, in moments like this, you have to embrace your values," Graham said. "No more transactional interactions."
In Madison v. Alabama, the first death penalty case of the term, the high court will address the role of memory in capital punishment for the first time in its history.
During a testy exchange with Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., Kavanaugh declined to say whether his life inspired the similarly named character who appears in the 1997 book "Wasted: Tales of a Gen X Drunk," written by his high school friend Mark Judge.
It was not a 15-year-old high school student who answered lawmakers' questions about Brett Kavanaugh's alleged sexual misconduct, it was who Christine Blasey Ford is now: A 51-year-old research psychologist.
In a letter to Trump, all Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee urged the president to pull Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination.
Kavanaugh has deepened questions about his present-day credibility – a bedrock requirement for the lifetime job he now seeks.
The suit, filed in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, is in relation to two Freedom of Information Act requests submitted by members of the committee in early August.
After professor Christine Blasey Ford went public over the weekend with allegations that Kavanaugh drunkenly held her down and groped her during a party in the early 1980s, Kavanaugh's chances for confirmation have been thrust into uncertainty.
In an email, William Burck, a lawyer in the Bush administration now overseeing the production of Kavanaugh's documents, said that he had approved Booker's request to release the documents Wednesday night.
The opening minutes of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing include a dramatic call from Democratic senators to adjourn as committee Chairman Chuck Grassley struggles to maintain order.
Sen. Richard Shelby told Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov that he hoped Trump's meeting with Putin could mark a turning point for relations between the two countries.
Sen. Al Franken plans an announcement Thursday after new allegations and growing calls for his resignation.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has agreed to testify in public Tuesday before the Senate Intelligence Committee, NBC News reports.
Democratic lawmakers demanded the appointment of a special prosecutor after FBI Director James Comey was fired, NBC News reports.