Monday, 17 September 2018

Politics A.M.: Writer of confidential Brett Kavanaugh letter speaks out about her allegation of sexual assault

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California professor, writer of confidential Brett Kavanaugh letter, speaks out about her allegation of sexual assault
Christine Blasey Ford alleges that Kavanaugh attacked her more than three decades ago when they were each in high school, an allegation Kavanaugh has flatly denied.
2 GOP senators call for Kavanaugh vote to be postponed until accuser is heard
Sens. Jeff Flake (Ariz.) and Bob Corker (Tenn.) joined Democrats in urging a delay in the vote until the committee hears from Christine Blasey Ford. The panel is scheduled to vote Thursday afternoon.
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Elissa Slotkin, the Democratic nominee in Michigan's 8th District House race, returned home after years away in the CIA and Iraq to a new and more divisive political landscape.

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FEMA Administrator Brock Long says Puerto Rico hurricane death toll numbers are 'all over the place'
"It's hard to tell what's accurate and what's not," Long said days after Trump incorrectly claimed that Democrats raised the death toll to make him look bad.
John Kerry criticized for saying Trump has 'the insecurity of a teenage girl'
"He's the first president that I know of who spends more time reading his Twitter 'likes' than his briefing books or the Constitution," Kerry also said of Trump.
Trump's nasty fight with China's middle class could extend the trade war
Growing anger at what is seen as Trump's bullying could make compromise over trade harder.
Advertising totals reveal parties' positioning in battle for House
Documents show that many Republicans are relying on outside money for help in the air wars, while Democrats are hewing to a more traditional route.
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