Now, two years later, President Trump is betting he can once again ride the Supreme Court issue into the 2018 elections and not only see his party keep control of the House, but add to its margin in the Senate.
There is no nominee yet, but Trump indicated on Friday he will likely pick from a short list of roughly five candidates, all of which have bona fides among conservatives and align ideologically with Justice Neil Gorsuch.
"No matter how I vote there are going to be people who are furious at me", Collins said.
"We have a very excellent list of great talent and highly educated, highly intelligent, hopefully tremendous people", Trump said.
Anthony Kennedy's retirement next month will give Trump an opportunity to shift the balance of the Supreme Court to the right.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) said he hoped the confirmation process would be done "in time for the new justice to begin the fall term of the Supreme Court" by the first Monday in October.
If Trump is successful in pushing through a nominee who's likely to overturn or erode Roe, the fight over the future of the decision could play out in several ways.
Some more neutral observers believe that while both sides will use the court battle to boost turnout, the advantage will go to the Republicans. He said he planned to interview one or two of them this weekend in Bedminster, N.J., where he is spending time with family at his private golf course. On Friday, Trump reassured reporters that he would discuss USA interests in the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, and would certainly raise the issue of alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. "This appointment will have a significant effect on the availability of abortion", Carroll said.
In Arkansas, a legal battle is now playing out over a law that imposes limitations on access to medication-induced abortions.
"The question we are raising is if you have a heartbeat, you have a life and if you have a life then under the Constitution, you are guaranteed a right to life and due process and equal protection under the law before that life is taken away", Greg Heartsill, an Iowa GOP state representative, said in an interview. A 2018 study released as a National Bureau of Economic Research paper found that states with right-to-work laws that weaken unions reduce the vote shares of Democratic presidential candidates by 3.5 percentage points. Other states, including MS and Louisiana, have banned abortion at 15 weeks' gestation, and others have prohibited specific methods.
"If he picks somebody that's hardcore on Roe v. Wade or that's hardcore on repealing healthcare that's a bigger lift", Manchin said.
Kavanaugh is a Roman Catholic who opposes abortion rights.
Schumer said it would be "the absolute height of hypocrisy" for the Senate to move forward with confirming Trump's pick during an election year after using the 2016 election as the rationale for refusing to act on Garland. "That's what you need, and that's Kevin Cramer", Trump said.
"He is going to put someone on the court who will be the fifth vote to criminalize abortion, punish women and throw them in jail", declared Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America.
Suarez and Ronaldo are both huge worldwide stars tasked with guiding their countries to the World Cup final. But BBC commentator Dion Dublin thinks they need something more if they are to mount a comeback.
While the definitive hosts for this parasite are dogs and other carnivores, the report stated that humans can be "aberrant hosts". Medical experts agree this parasite is just another reason to do what you can to protect yourself from mosquito bites .
Mickelson, who turned 48 on Saturday, hit a moving ball at the par-4 13th hole at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club. With the two-shot penalty, he was given a sextuple-bogey 10 on the hole and was 10 over for his round.
Always one to pride himself on efficiency, James shot 54.2 percent from the field and 36.7 percent from three-point range. According to ESPN , James declined a $35.6 million player option for the 2018-19 season to test the open market.
The 20-year-old guard averaged 12.9 points, 4.8 assists and 2.7 steals per game this year in France's LNB Pro A league. The Dallas Mavericks looked all the way to Slovenia for the player they hope can be their next European superstar.
They know how to move the ball, are talented and we've watched videos of their matches - and I'm sure we'll watch more tomorrow. All I can promise is that I'll do my best and the team will too". "And I think the boys are ready".
Indeed, Argentinian journalist Fernando Niembro has even accused the captain of taking over squad selection duties from Sampaoli. Modric has been one of the tournament's most outstanding players and was sublime in Croatia's 3-0 win over Argentina.
Well, like many of us thought, this Senegal team is a force to be reckoned with and they got the win against the odds. On Sunday, Senegal play Japan , who beat Colombia 2-1 earlier in the day, while Poland will face the South Americans.
If all goes well for Germany , there will be a return trip to Luzhniki Stadium-the host of the July 15 final-in a few weeks' time. The Germans start as the favourites in this clash given the talent and pedigree at their disposal.
German deal to handle migrants faces potential veto
As the CDU and CSU parties hunkered down in Berlin and Munich, leaders on both sides sought to clarify what was a stake. To save her coalition, Merkel agreed to build transit camps for refugees trying to cross into Germany from Austria .
Croatia vs. Denmark - Football Match Report
That broke the record for the fastest time in which both teams have scored at a World Cup match - by all of seven seconds. The former Manchester United keeper did the same when Kasper Schmeichel stopped two penalties in the shootout.
Uruguay 0-0 Russian Federation
Russia's goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev (L) reacts as Luis Suarez celebrates Uruguay's second goal . Both are already assured of progressing to the round of 16.
6 suspects in NJ, 2 in NYC arrested for Bronx murder
The six suspects in New Jersey were expected to be returned to NY and face arraignment in the Bronx on Wednesday, Clark said. News of the new arrest came as a New Jersey judge ordered the extradition of six suspects captured in Paterson Sunday.
German, French leaders propose Eurozone budget
Rome's government said the Lifeline disobeyed Italian coast guard orders to let the Libyan coast guard to rescue the migrants. The issue of migration was thrust to the forefront of the European Union agenda after Italy turned away the Aquarius.
Serbia vs. Switzerland - Football Match Report
Xhaka curled the ball through traffic to tie the game at 1-1, and Ivanovic suddenly became a very unpopular man on social media. One sub-plot to watch out for could be the Serbian fans' treatment of Switzerland's three players with links to Kosovo.
Renewed U.S.-China trade spat boosts safety demand for yen
President Donald Trump pumps his fist as he leaves a meeting Monday in the East Room of the White House in Washington. China doesn't import enough goods from the U.S.to match the scale of Trump's proposal but could adopt other methods.
Merkel and Macron propose eurozone budget
She has also rejected her minister's threat in a bid to reaffirm that she holds the reins when it comes to government policies. It threatens to topple the government and potentially end the political career of Chancellor Angela Merkel .
Trump defends immigration amid family separations
Susan Collins of ME said she favours tighter border security, but expressed deep concerns about the child separation policy. Trump has repeatedly, incorrectly blamed Democrats in Congress for the policy. "It is immoral.