Monday, 24 September 2018

Politics A.M.: After new Kavanaugh allegation surfaces, Feinstein calls for delay in nomination

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Senate Judiciary panel's top Democrat calls for delay in Kavanaugh hearing after new allegation
The letter by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the Judiciary Committee's top Democrat, came after a report that a Yale classmate of Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh said he exposed himself to her at a party.
'It's hard to say what is real and what isn't': Women wrestle with accusation against Kavanaugh
As in 1991, when Anita Hill accused Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment, judgments now are more often determined by partisanship, not gender.
The Fix • Analysis
Kavanaugh's accuser might be better off with a criminal trial. So might Kavanaugh.
Legal experts say Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford might be better off with a criminal trial than a Senate hearing. Here's why.
The Trailer: No Sleep Till the Senate Judiciary Hearing
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'I'm not the president of the globe': Trump goes it alone as he faces world leaders amid trade war against China
The president plans to use a United Nations forum to demand other nations respect American "sovereignty" at a time of uncertainty over U.S. strategy.
Fact Checker • Analysis
President Trump's claims about NAFTA and the U.S. auto industry
The president says NAFTA cost "millions of jobs" in the United States, but most studies say the trade deal had a modest effect.
Today's WorldView • Analysis
Trump renews his battle with U.N.
As world leaders gather in New York, Trump is likely to deepen his assault on the international system.
Obama White House counsel Gregory Craig under scrutiny by prosecutors in offshoot of Mueller probe
Craig's work for the Ukrainian government while at the Skadden law firm is under investigation.
Lindsey Graham: Appoint special counsel to investigate 'bureaucratic coup' against Trump
The Republican senator didn't call for the firing of Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein but blamed others in the department who he said have "tried to destroy this president."
A Cosby accuser's powerful message for Christine Blasey Ford
Kristina Ruehli came forward in 2005, among the many women who accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault. At the time, she chose to remain anonymous and was known simply as Jane Doe No. 12. A decade passed...
Ed Whelan offers to resign from conservative think tank he led
The conservative legal commentator whose tweets suggested Kavanaugh accuser may have identified the wrong person will be placed on leave.
The Fix • Analysis
4 things we need to know about the Rod Rosenstein bombshell
There are more questions than answers, but that might not change the result.
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