Kavanaugh’s confirmation on track as deadline looms for accuser

Kavanaugh’s confirmation on track as deadline looms for accuser

Brett Kavanaugh seems increasingly likely to be the first Supreme Court nominee approved along party lines, as undecided Democrats continue to come out against him. | Win McNamee/Getty Images kavanaugh confirmation But an attorney for Christine Blasey Ford writes that she won't go before the Judiciary Committee Monday. By BURGESS EVERETT and ELANA SCHOR 09/20/2018…
Trump ramps up shutdown talk ahead of midterms

Trump ramps up shutdown talk ahead of midterms

President Donald Trump just doesn’t care that his party is passing spending bills. He just wants his wall, and he wants it yesterday. | Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images white house The addition of a possible shutdown is causing headaches for a Congress already dealing with a contentious Supreme Court nomination and the midterms. By RACHAEL BADE…
Kavanaugh saga sets Washington rumor mill on fire

Kavanaugh saga sets Washington rumor mill on fire

Rumors about Brett Kavanaugh's supposed innocence and potential vindication have reached the White House, but there's no substance yet to back them up. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images Kavanaugh Confirmation Activists, reporters and White House officials are consumed with a barrage of rumors, hearsay and tantalizing tips about a Supreme Court nominee and his accuser. By…
New racial controversy batters DeSantis

New racial controversy batters DeSantis

Florida Republican gubernatorial nominee Ron DeSantis began the string of controversies by using the phrase “monkey this up” in describing how the economy could falter under the plans of his opponent, Andrew Gillum, the Florida Democratic Party’s first African-American nominee for governor. | Lynne Sladky/AP Photo Elections This is the fifth race-related issue concerning the…
The Man Behind Trump’s ‘Invisible Wall’

The Man Behind Trump’s ‘Invisible Wall’

This summer, as anger over the separation of migrant families at the border boiled over, and the abolition of Immigration and Customs Enforcement became a rallying cry for left-leaning Democrats, a number of less scrutinized, more arcane reforms were quietly working their way into the most foundational laws governing U.S. immigration. One was the establishment…
Alabama Loves Sessions, But Not Enough to Stand Up to Trump

Alabama Loves Sessions, But Not Enough to Stand Up to Trump

Perhaps the most confounding example of divided loyalties in American politics right now is happening in the power corridors of Republican Alabama. From Montgomery to Mobile, the state’s GOP elite has stuck by President Donald Trump with a tenacity almost unmatched in the country. At the same time, those same die-hards have preserved their devotion…
Grassley in firing line on Kavanaugh assault allegation

Grassley in firing line on Kavanaugh assault allegation

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is one of three senators still serving on the Judiciary Committee who played a role in the Anita Hill hearings during Justice Clarence Thomas’s confirmation. | Alex Wong/Getty Images Congress The curmudgeonly Iowa Republican's legacy is at stake as he navigates both sides of the Supreme Court nomination chaos. By BURGESS…
Trump claim that FBI can’t probe Kavanaugh allegations is wrong, ex-officials say

Trump claim that FBI can’t probe Kavanaugh allegations is wrong, ex-officials say

President Donald Trump’s stance echoed that of Senate Republican leaders, who suggested there is no role for the FBI in investigating a decades-old incident that would not be a federal crime. | Win McNamee/Getty Images Kavanaugh Confirmation Former government officials from both parties questioned the GOP's argument against FBI involvement in the high-profile controversy, which…
McCaskill to vote no on Kavanaugh confirmation

McCaskill to vote no on Kavanaugh confirmation

Sen. Claire McCaskill, who is up for reelection this fall in a conservative state, cited Brett Kavanaugh's views on “dark, anonymous money that is crushing our democracy.” | Mark Wilson/Getty Images Moderate Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill will vote against Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court, narrowing the number of potential Democratic votes the nominee…
Republicans on K Street rally to Kavanaugh’s defense

Republicans on K Street rally to Kavanaugh’s defense

The women speaking out, many of whom worked alongside Brett Kavanaugh in George W. Bush’s White House and are now lobbyists or consultants, thought the news coverage of the accusations was unfair. | Charles Dharapak, File/AP Photo In the hours after Christine Blasey Ford came forward as the woman who had accused Brett Kavanaugh of…

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