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News : Politics

All Senate Judiciary Democrats Formally Ask for Delay to Kavanaugh Vote

Monday  19:11,   17 september 2018
rollcall

All 10 Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday formally asked for a delay in the confirmation vote of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, which, taken together with similar calls by one of the committee Republicans, Arizona’s Jeff...[...]

Bloomberg May Run for President as a Democrat. His Views on Policing and #MeToo Could Be a Problem.

Monday  17:31,   17 september 2018
nytimes

Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York, acknowledged he has serious differences with leading Democrats, but said, “It’s impossible to conceive that I could run as a Republican.”Mr. Bloomberg, 76, a billionaire media executive and former New [...]

Allegations Against Brett Kavanaugh ‘Will Be Heard,’ Kellyanne Conway Says

Monday  17:11,   17 september 2018
nytimes

President Trump’s counselor said that she had spoken with Mr. Trump and senators and that the woman who accused a Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault “will be heard.” “So, let me make very clear,” Kellyanne Conway, the counselor, said Monday on...[...]

Trump Jr. mocks sex assault allegations against Kavanaugh

Monday  16:31,   17 september 2018
cbsnews

"Oh boythe Dems and their usual nonsense games really have him on the ropes now," Trump Jr. writes on social mediaTrump Jr. posted a meme on Instagram Monday with the caption "Judge Kavanaugh sexual assault letter found by Dems..." The photo...[...]

Republicans Face Critical Moment With Kavanaugh

Monday  16:31,   17 september 2018
rollcall

President Donald Trump’s pick for a pivotal spot on the Supreme Court already put the Senate at the confluence of the nation’s contentious political and legal movements.   But a woman’s allegation of sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh — dating back...[...]

GOP Lawmaker Thinks Congress Should Be Subjected To Random Drug Testing Too

Monday  15:52,   17 september 2018
huffingtonpost

At many workplaces across the country, employees are required to submit to random drug screenings. And now, one Republican lawmaker wants members of Congress to be mandated to do the same.Rep. Clay Higgins (R-La.) introduced a resolution last week...[...]

Kellyanne Conway: Kavanaugh accuser 'should not be ignored'

Monday  15:52,   17 september 2018
washingtonexaminer

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Monday that President Trump supports the idea of letting the Senate hear testimony from the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"],...[...]

AP FACT CHECK: Trump plays down hurricane death estimates

Monday  15:25,   17 september 2018
msn

In a stormy week, President Donald Trump blustered and distorted reality, denying massive deaths from a hurricane that scientists believe to be one of the nation's deadliest and blowing out of proportion U.S. economic growth and his role in...[...]

Republicans "intend to play hard ball" with Kavanaugh accuser, her lawyer says

Monday  15:25,   17 september 2018
cbsnews

Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court thrust into turmoil after the woman accusing him of high school-era sexual misconduct tells her story publicly for first timeChristine Blasey Ford, a professor at Palo Alto University in...[...]

Mattis condemns Russia for influence-peddling in Macedonia

Monday  09:53,   17 september 2018
msn

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is condemning Russian efforts to use its money and influence to build opposition to an upcoming vote in Macedonia that could pave the way for the country to join NATO _ a move Moscow opposes.Mattis told reporters...[...]

Trump Believes There is a ‘Conspiracy’ to Submarine the Kavanaugh Nomination

Monday  04:52,   17 september 2018
thedailybeast

In the hours after a 51-year-old California professor came forward to publicly alleged that Judge Brett Kavanaugh tried to sexually assault her while they were in high school, the White House signaled no interest in slowing Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court [...]

Brett Kavanaugh accusations bring up echoes of Anita Hill in 1991

Monday  04:52,   17 september 2018
cnn

In 1991 when Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas faced sexual harassment claims, the public mantra toward men in the Senate and elsewhere was, "They just don't get it." Now, in the #MeToo era, men get it and have lost their jobs for...[...]

Congress prepares to punt biggest political battles until after midterms

Monday  02:30,   17 september 2018
thehill

Congress is preparing to do what it does best: punt. In a spending deal reached this past week, lawmakers agreed to postpone fights over funding President Trump's border wall and reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) until after the...[...]

GOP senator: Hold off on vote on Brett Kavanaugh until accuser is heard

Monday  02:30,   17 september 2018
msn

Other Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee issued a lengthy statement vouching for Kavanaugh’s integrity and questioning the timing of the allegation.In an interview with The Washington Post, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) said the woman,...[...]

America’s anger paradox: Voters want the anger to stop but can’t stop being angry

Monday  02:05,   17 september 2018
msn

A Michigan Democrat returns home after years away in the CIA and Iraq to find new, more divisive politics.Load...[...]