Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Politics A.M.: Kavanaugh’s accuser thought her life would be upended. She was right.

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Kavanaugh's accuser thought her life would be upended. She was right.
Supporters of the Supreme Court nominee have called for protests at her house and questioned her veracity and motives.
The Fix • Analysis
The worst is yet to come for Kavanaugh's accuser. Take it from this sexual assault attorney.
Attorney Douglas Wigdor, who represents sexual assault victims in cases against high profile men, discusses how he would prep Christine Blasey Ford for Monday's hearing, which will be one of the hardest parts of her ordeal.
'Why didn't she bring it up?': Feinstein under scrutiny for handling of allegations against Kavanaugh
The 85-year-old California lawmaker, elected after Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas, is in the middle of an explosive cultural, political and social firestorm.
Woman who accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault wants FBI to investigate incident before she testifies to Senate
'I feel so badly that he's going through this,' the president said about his embattled Supreme Court nominee.
The Trailer: Brett Kavanaugh and the case of the missing fan club
In this edition: Kavanaugh slogs, Democrats win the primaries, Kathy Griffin re-emerges in attack ads, Mike Bloomberg misses Charlie Rose.

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Fact Checker • Analysis
Would the House GOP plan have prevented 'price discrimination' against people with preexisting conditions?
Republicans are scrambling to defend their efforts to replace Obamacare. We examine a claim that people with preexisting conditions would not face higher prices.
'Shut up and step up': Sen. Hirono's blunt message to men
The blunt force of Mazie Hirono's comments reverberated widely around the internet on Tuesday afternoon.
Five sitting senators voted on Clarence Thomas's nomination. Four supported it.
Three participated in the committee hearings questioning Anita Hill.
Trump's declassification order rewards allies' strategy of sidestepping congressional leaders
In lobbying the president, conservative Republicans made a final push before the midterms to undercut Mueller's Russia probe.
Political nonprofits must now name many of their donors
The Supreme Court decision not to intervene in a long-running case could curtail the ability of major political players to raise money and would force the disclosure of some of the country's wealthiest donors.
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