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Senate Republicans are pushing for a vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation.

September 20th, 2018

7:11
GOP senators strongly signaled on Wednesday that they will forge ahead with embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation, even as his accuser called the rush for a public hearing next Monday deeply unfa…

Kavanaugh's accuser wants the FBI to investigate her allegation before she testifies

September 19th, 2018

8:17
Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, wants the FBI to investigate her allegation before she testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Kavanaugh Will Testify Publicly on Sexual Assault Allegations

September 18th, 2018

8:11
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who has accused him of sexually assaulting her decades ago will testify publicly setting up a potentially dramatic and politically perilous hearing that could determine…

Considering a Supreme Court nominee in the #MeToo era

September 17th, 2018

6:36
Republicans face a potential backlash from female voters, especially suburban women, if they press ahead with Brett Kavanaugh's nomination despite the allegation.

Dysfunction in the Trump administration emerges amid Hurricane Florence

September 14th, 2018

8:40
Instead of focusing on Hurricane Florence, President Trump’s attention on Thursday was devoted to airing personal grievances related to last year’s Hurricane Maria.

Preexisting conditions take center stage in Democratic attack ads

September 13th, 2018

8:10
Democrats are pummeling Republican gubernatorial and senate candidates over a pending lawsuit by 20 GOP-led states that could allow insurance companies to stop covering people with preexisting medical conditions.

Trump says the government is “absolutely and totally prepared” for Hurricane Florence

September 12th, 2018

6:32
The president has long struggled with public displays of empathy and with rising to the role of consoler in chief.

Why NASA’s next rockets might say Budweiser on the side

September 11th, 2018

7:46
The idea of selling naming rights to rockets and spacecrafts is part of a broader effort to generate more private-sector involvement in low Earth orbit.

Trump's most loyal defender takes on the Sunday shows

September 10th, 2018

8:45
Vice President Mike Pence denied on Fox News and CBS that he was part of discussions to remove President Trump from office or that he had anonymously written an explosive op-ed against him.

Kavanaugh won’t go as far as Gorsuch in defending the judicial branch from Trump’s attacks

September 7th, 2018

6:45
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who has spent much of his life as a Republican operative, claimed he stays out of politics.
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