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Senate moves ahead on Kavanaugh nomination

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell filed cloture on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh late Wednesday, setting up a Friday procedural vote.

The details: This means that the Senate will make a final vote as early as Saturday. McConnell said the Senate will receive the FBI’s review of Kavanaugh’s background Wednesday night.

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