Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Politics A.M.: Brett Kavanaugh’s Fox News interview transcript, annotated

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Brett Kavanaugh's Fox News interview transcript, annotated
Kavanaugh said he never got blackout drunk and was a virgin for "many years" after high school.
White House grapples with dual crises over Kavanaugh and Rosenstein
Trump's frustration with McConnell and Grassley simmers as his Supreme Court nominee faces more assault allegations.
'How'd you find me?': Mark Judge has been holed up in a beach house in Delaware amid a media firestorm
Judge, named as the only witness to an alleged sexual assault decades ago by Brett Kavanaugh, left town because he was "being hounded," his lawyer said.
'I've never sexually assaulted anyone': Brett Kavanaugh offers deeply personal defense in Fox News interview
In a television sit-down unheard of for a Supreme Court nominee, the federal judge discussed his own sexual history as he denied charges of misconduct.
Kavanaugh vows to fight misconduct allegations as Trump and Republicans dig in
In a letter sent Saturday, Christine Blasey Ford told Sen. Charles E. Grassley that the nominee's alleged actions "have had a lasting impact" on her life.
GOP Rep. Cramer questions whether accusation against Kavanaugh should disqualify him, even if true
Rep. Kevin Cramer has drawn attention over his comments about Brett M. Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford.
Trump arrives at U.N. to promote foreign agenda but domestic turmoil reigns
President Trump is both on home ground and enemy territory this week, back in his beloved Trump Tower in New York and surrounded by diplomats wary or sometimes hostile to his "America First" nationalism.
Today's WorldView • Analysis
Trump cuts a lonely figure at the U.N.
On his return to the U.N. General Assembly, Trump will surprise few world leaders with his sharp rhetoric.
Rod Rosenstein to stay in job for now, will meet with Trump on Thursday, White House says
The White House announcement followed a morning of speculation that Rosenstein was resigning or being fired.
Fact Checker • Analysis
Beto O'Rourke's false claim he did not try to leave the scene of a DWI
The Senate hopeful, in a debate, earns Four Pinocchios for flatly disputing a witness account in police records from his DWI 20 years ago.
Upheaval opens door for Republican outsider in Virginia congressional race
Driven out of the governor's race by lack of funds, Denver Riggleman snagged the GOP nomination without spending a dime.
Trump an 'absolute no' on Puerto Rico statehood because of San Juan's 'horror show' of a mayor
In a radio interview, the president took aim at Carmen Yulín Cruz, a critic of the federal response to Hurricane Maria.
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