Monday, 1 October 2018

Politics A.M.: Confusion over limits of FBI inquiry sparks new round of combat over Kavanaugh

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Confusion over limits of FBI inquiry sparks new round of combat over Kavanaugh
The investigation into sexual assault allegations against the Supreme Court nominee will focus on two accusers, but the White House says it opposes a "fishing expedition" that could take a broader look at his credibility and behavior.
In memo, outside prosecutor argues why she would not bring criminal charges against Kavanaugh
Rachel Mitchell outlines reasons she thinks Ford's testimony has inconsistencies.
How #MeToo has changed the D.C. power structure — so far
Before Brett Kavanaugh, 27 federal officials or candidates were tied to allegations of abuse or sexual misconduct. Here's what happened to them.
The 2020 race kicks into a higher gear — even before the 2018 midterms are over
The weekend brought a flurry of activity from potential Democratic presidential candidates, as well as fresh attacks on several of them by President Trump.
The Trailer: Republicans say they're optimistic in House races. Democrats are acting like it.
Republicans are pulling money out of races in districts won by Hillary Clinton to spend it in more GOP-heavy areas, a sign of triage that suggests Democratic advantages across the suburbs.
In Mississippi Senate race, an African American Democrat faces a Republican using a Confederate symbol
Former congressman Mike Espy's hopes rest on big African American turnout and crossover votes from white Mississipians.
Fact Checker • Analysis
Indicted congressman falsely ties opponent to terrorism
Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) attacked his Christian opponent with several false or misleading claims exuding anti-Muslim bias.
Canada agrees to join trade accord with U.S. and Mexico, sending new NAFTA deal to Congress 
Officials said they have reached to an agreement, delivering a key accomplishment to the Trump administration.
Today's WorldView • Analysis
The world reacts to the Kavanaugh battle
The fight over the U.S. Supreme Court nominee is being closely followed overseas, exposing the extent of American polarization.
For two Nebraska women, the Kavanaugh hearings test their view of their country, of Trump and each other
In a Nebraska cul-de-sac, two women struggle to reconcile polarizing views of Kavanaugh and Trump's presidency.
Kellyanne Conway: 'I'm a victim of sexual assault'
The searing personal revelation on CNN came during a discussion on Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh.
In West Virginia, Trump turns Kavanaugh nomination fight into partisan rallying cry
"A vote for Judge Kavanaugh is also a vote to reject the ruthless and outrageous tactics of the Democrat Party," the president said at a rally in Wheeling, W.Va.
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