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Brett Kavanaugh. Photo: Jim Bourg-Pool/Getty Images.

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), who voted yes to advance Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Senate floor, asked the Senate Judiciary Committee to delay the vote for one week so the FBI can investigate.

Why it matters: Currently, the numbers stand 49 in support for Kavanaugh and 47 opposed. But there are still key swing votes from Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) in the balance. Kavanaugh's nomination now goes to the Senate floor for a full vote, but it is uncertain when the vote will take place.

YES
  • Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.)
  • Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.)
  • Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)
  • Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas)
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.)
  • Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio)
  • Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah)
  • Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa)
  • Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska)
  • Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.)
  • Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.)
  • Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.)
  • Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.)
  • Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.)
  • Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.)
  • Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.)
  • Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.)
  • Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.)
  • Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa)
  • Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)
  • Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.)
  • Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.)
  • Sen. James Risch (R-Idaho)
  • Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.)
  • Sen. John Boozman (R-Ark.)
  • Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.)
  • Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.)
  • Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho)
  • Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.)
  • Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.)
  • Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.)
  • Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.)
  • Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.)
  • Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.)
  • Sen. James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.)
  • Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.)
  • Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.)
  • Sen. John Neely Kennedy (R-La.)
  • Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.)
  • Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.)
  • Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah)
  • Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)
  • Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.)
  • Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.)
  • Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.)
  • Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.)
  • Sen. Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala.)
  • Sen. Patrick Toomey (R-Pa.)
  • Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.)
NO
  • Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.)
  • Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.)
  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)
  • Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.)
  • Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.)
  • Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.)
  • Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.)
  • Sen. Michael F. Bennet (D-Colo.)
  • Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.)
  • Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.)
  • Sen. Robert P. Casey Jr. (D-Pa.)
  • Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio)
  • Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.)
  • Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.)
  • Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin (D-Md.)
  • Sen. Thomas R. Carper (D-Del.)
  • Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.)
  • Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii)
  • Sen. Christopher Coons (D-Del.)
  • Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.)
  • Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.)
  • Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.)
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)
  • Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.)
  • Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.)
  • Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.)
  • Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.)
  • Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.)
  • Sen. Angus King (I-Maine)
  • Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.)
  • Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.)
  • Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.)
  • Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.)
  • Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.)
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.)
  • Sen. Tina Smith (D-Minn.)
  • Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.)
  • Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.)
  • Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.)
  • Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.)
  • Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.)
  • Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.)
  • Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii)
  • Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.)
  • Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.)
  • Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.)
  • Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.)

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This is the moment the conservative legal movement has been building toward for decades: The solidly conservative Supreme Court is about to hear two major abortion cases within a month of each other.

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Donald Trump this week became both a meme stock and a social-media entrepreneur at the same time, by announcing that a new company called Trump Media & Technology Group was going to merge with an existing company listed on the stock market.

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A displacement camp near the village of Qah in Syria's northwestern Idlib province. Photo: Ahmad Al-Atrash/AFP via Getty Images

A U.S. airstrike in northwest Syria on Friday killed senior al-Qaeda leader Abdul Hamid al-Matar, U.S. Central Command said in a statement.

Why it matters: Syria serves as a "safe haven" for the extremist group to plan external operations, according to U.S. Army Maj. John Rigsbee.