"I'm getting very close to making a final decision", Trump said, adding that he would "probably" have a decision by Sunday evening or Monday morning.
They include Judge Raymond Kethledge, 51, who sits on the 6th US Circuit Court of Appeals, who would puncture the Ivy League aura that cloaks the Supreme Court since he studied law at the University of MI and not Harvard or Yale.
All the major broadcast and cable news networks will air the announcement live.
Hardiman, 53, has served on the Philadelphia-based 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals since 2007, having been appointed by Republican former President George W. Bush, after four years as a U.S. district judge in western Pennsylvania.
"Well, they're going to be completely in concert with President Trump's promise to only appoint biased judges who will overturn Roe".
In a wider sense, his nominee will also represent a triumph for conservatism and the organized effort to promote vetted conservative judges that offered McConnell a pipeline of candidates for lower courts and now is reaching the ultimate prize - a solid Supreme Court majority. "Every one, you can't go wrong". Without Republican defections, however, Senate rules leave Democrats with scant options to block confirmation of Trump's nominee. The President's hardline policy approach means the issue could well end up before the court soon.
Trump tweeted early Monday, after a weekend spent weighing his decision at his New Jersey golf club. Few have had any sleep in Bedminster, N.J., as deliberations continue over the pros and cons of the potential nominees, and no one is sure which way the president is going to go, the source said.
Kennedy's exit has afforded Trump the opportunity to replace the frequent swing vote on the court with a reliable conservative judge and influence the judiciary for decades.
By installing Gorsuch and another, similar candidate on the court, Trump can tell conservative voters that he kept his promises and give them a reason to solidify his electoral coalition. But there are red state Senate Democrats who are up for re-election in November like Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Joe Manchin of WV and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota. But the president in recent days seemed to narrow his shortlist for the court down to two other appellate judges, Brett Kavanaugh and Thomas Hardiman. He is hoping to replicate his successful announcement of Justice Neil Gorsuch previous year. He expressed renewed interest in Hardiman - the runner-up when Trump nominated Gorsuch, said two people with knowledge of his thinking who were not authorized to speak publicly. Trump insisted he still hadn't locked down his decision, which he wants to keep under wraps until a 9 p.m. Monday announcement from the White House.
Barrett - a longtime Notre Dame Law School professor who became a federal appeals judge last fall - excited social conservatives with her testimony when questioned about her Roman Catholic faith in her nomination hearings a year ago. I do think the president has to think about who is the easiest to get confirmed here.
Tokyo closed 1.1% higher and European markets were up more than 1% in morning trading before turning negative on Friday afternoon. Trade disputes are nothing new for the two economic superpowers, and they are not confined to targeting each other.
I mentioned last week that satellite analysis showed that North Koreans were building up their nuclear research facility. NBC News and the Washington Post reported that North Korean attempts to hide nuclear work.
Hull has been a birdie machine this year as she ranks third on Tour in the category. "How hard was it?" I'm wearing a skirt. Lexi Thompson, Danielle Kang and Michelle Wie , who would have made a nice final trio for television, never did get going.
Croatia defender, Domagoj Vida , is facing possible disciplinary measures for posting a video, dedicating the victory to Ukraine. Argentina and Portugal were both knocked out of Russa 2018 in the Round of 16.
Authorities in northern Chiang Rai province began the risky mission to bring out the 12 boys and their coach earlier on Sunday. Expert divers worked together to rescue guide the boys out through the narrow passageways of the cave.
Third seed Marin Cilic let a two-set lead slip as he was knocked out in the second round of Wimbledon by Argentina's Guido Pella. Serena Williams , the seven-time Wimbledon victor , is seeded 25th after her tentative return from the birth of her first child.
The wildfire is burning through drought-stricken timber and brush near California's border with OR , authorities said Friday. In the north, the fire in Siskyou County on the OR border had virtually emptied the tiny communities of Hilt and Hornbrook.
His daughter Maryam Nawaz has been awarded seven and her husband Captain (retd) Safdar one year imprisonment in the case. The case is connection with several high-profile properties brought by the Sharif family in London in mid-1990s.
If so, such a boost would be significant for the country's oil production, which hit 10.03 million barrels per day (bpd) in May. Iranian OPEC Governor Hossein Kazempour Ardebili claimed Thursday Trump's tweets are putting upward pressure on prices .
When he started looking into Trump's policies, Wheeler said, "I was fully on board". "I am still not interested in that". That process could take several months - and potentially drag out past this November's midterm elections.
Tropical Storm Beryl Forms in East Atlantic
A faster westward to west-northwestward motion is expected to begin over the weekend and continue through early next week. A tropical wave heading for the Caribbean is now a tropical depression and is headed for the Lesser Antilles.
Radio and television personality Ed Schultz dies at 64
Schultz is a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead, where as a football quarterback he was named an All-American. This announcement comes as a shock to all of us here at RT America", said the channel's official statement.
Defending champ sets record by eating 74 hot dogs
However, first he'll have to battle out last year's runner-up Carmen Cincotti , who scarfed down 60 in 2017. According to Major League Eating , Chestnut is ranked number one in the world for competitive eating.
Woman's Legs Amputated Following Bahamas Boat Explosion
A GoFundMe campaign to assist with the Schaffer's medical and travel expenses has raised more than $80,000 as of Monday evening. Chester Cooper , a member of parliament for Exumas and Ragged Island, identified the person who died as an American woman.
England, Croatia, Sweden, Russia. Really
Theresa May has said she could not bear to watch the penalty shootout that saw England progress to the World Cup quarter-finals. England will play Sweden at 2am Sunday in their quarter-final match.
Netflix is testing a high-end Ultra service package
The ever-expanding company, which is now led by CEO Reed Hastings, has 125 million memberships in 190 countries. In the U.S., Netflix only offers three plans: $7.99 for Basic, $10.99 for Standard and $13.99 for Premium.
Kawhi Leonard doesn’t want to play with LeBron James
If the Lakers are able to acquire Leonard - which they must do given what happened with Paul George - life would be changed. He averaged 9.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists a game for IN last season, his first campaign without missing a game.