Friday, 5 October 2018

Politics A.M. | Kavanaugh: I said things I ‘should not have said’ in Senate testimony

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Kavanaugh: I said things I 'should not have said' during Senate testimony
The judge penned an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal amid growing questions about his conduct during his Senate testimony.
The Fix • Analysis
Brett Kavanaugh just admitted he screwed up
In a Wall Street Journal op-ed, Kavanaugh tacitly admits that his angry, partisan testimony last week wasn't helpful.
 
Senate Republicans express confidence ahead of key vote on Kavanaugh
Republicans argued that an FBI report on sexual misconduct allegations exonerated the Supreme Court nominee as they prepared to hold a procedural vote today.
 
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Retired Justice Stevens calls Kavanaugh's hearing performance disqualifying
The former Supreme Court justice said he no longer believes Kavanaugh should be confirmed after the federal judge's angry remarks before the Senate last week.
 
'I am listening to you': Manchin under pressure as the lone Democratic holdout on Kavanaugh
Seeking reelection in a state that went for Trump by 43 points, the West Virginia Democrat says he will make his decision on the Supreme Court nominee Friday.
 
'Grow up': Orrin Hatch waves off female protesters demanding to speak with him
Video of the incident ricocheted around social media on Thursday, the latest in a string of videos to capture the heated emotions around the Kavanaugh nomination.
 
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Fact Checker • Analysis
Brett Kavanaugh's testimony: What was misleading, what was not
Here's The Fact Checker's guide to the accuracy of 14 statements made by Kavenaugh that opponents say undermine his credibility
 
Trump mocks Al Franken for resigning quickly amid sexual misconduct allegations
"Boy, did he fold up like a wet rag, huh?" Trump said Thursday night at a rally in Minnesota.
 
GOP official shares fake photo from meme mocking Ford as too unattractive to sexually assault
"This is the alleged sexual assault victim," wrote Larry Lancaster, chairman of the Cabarrus County GOP in North Carolina. "Wow."
 
 
The rise and the reckoning: Inside Brett Kavanaugh's circles of influence
Shielded by wealth and power, the Supreme Court nominee was, in the end, on his own.
 
Analysis
The Trailer: Does Trump make it harder to run against scandal?
In this edition: The new rules of scandal, the rise of "liberal smears," the gap that dare not speak its name, and the people who want a more accountable swamp.
 
In deep-red Tennessee, Republicans are anxious about the U.S. Senate race
GOP groups are making a last-ditch effort to prop up Rep. Marsha Blackburn, a Trump ally.
 
 
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