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2018 Midterm Elections

JUST IN: Kavanaugh Nomination To Supreme Court Cleared For Final Vote

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Liam James Doyle
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NPR

Updated at 9:55 a.m.: Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court cleared a key procedural hurdle after the Senate voted to limit debate on Friday.

The Senate voted 51-49 to advance Kavanaugh. Two senators broke with their party: Democrat Joe Manchin voted yes, and Republican Lisa Murkowski voted no. The action ends debate on the Supreme Court nominee, setting up a final vote this weekend.

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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.