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The Memo: Could Kavanaugh furor spark another ‘year of the woman’?


Political insiders are trying to forecast the potential ramifications of the Brett Kavanaugh controversy in real time, after President Trump's Supreme Court nomination was roiled this week by allegations of sexual assault. Christine...

Kavanaugh accuser agrees to testify next week


Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, has agreed to testify before the Senate next week, her lawyer said Saturday.The exact terms and timing of he...

5 things to know about Trump's escalating trade war with China


President Trump has now levied tariffs on about $250 billion worth of Chinese goods, escalating a trade war between the world’s two largest economies.“It’s time to take a stand on China,” Trump said Thursday in an interview with Fox News.…

Aide for GOP involved in Kavanaugh nomination resigns after past sexual harassment allegation surfaces


A spokesman for the Senate Judiciary Committee who was involved in Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court has abruptly resigned after allegations surfaced that he was dismissed from a previous job following a c...

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Trump previews UN message: Body 'has not lived up to' its potential


President Trump argued Saturday that the United Nations has "tremendous potential" but has "not lived up to that potential," previewing his message ahead of the U.N. General Assembly next week.Trump said in a video...

GOP lawmaker blasts siblings who backed Dem rival: 'Stalin would be proud'


Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) on Saturday said his siblings who endorsed his Democratic opponent "are all liberal Democrats who hate President Trump."Gosar lambasted his six siblings who backed his Democratic rival in...


Nelson campaign to donate $10K from Al Franken group to charity


Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) on Saturday indicated that he would donate $10,000 that his campaign received during his 2012 Senate run from a political group belonging to former Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.)."Sen. Nelson m...

GOP woman on Kavanaugh allegations: 'What boy hasn’t done this in high school?'


A panel of five Republican women in Florida joined CNN this week to defend Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh amid sexual assault allegations leveled against him.Christine Blasey Ford went public Sunday with an...


Dershowitz: Trump's lawyers could force Rosenstein to recuse himself from Mueller probe


Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz says that President Trump could fight in court to force Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to recuse himself in the special counsel investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016...


Ex-White House official revises statement to Mueller after Flynn guilty plea: report


Former top White House official K.T. McFarland has reportedly revised her statement to the special counsel's office about her knowledge of former national security adviser Michael Flynn's Russian contacts.McFarland...

Kavanaugh accuser considered moving to another country, husband says


Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, considered moving to another country following Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement earlier this year, her husband says.“She was like, ‘I…


China scraps trade talks with US after latest round of Trump tariffs


Chinese officials announced early Saturday that the country was canceling planned trade talks with the U.S. amid an escalation in trade tensions between the two countries.Officials told ...

Kavanaugh fight roils an already ugly political climate


Death threats. Heated protests. Nasty campaign ads.The political climate is growing increasingly ugly and personal in the Trump era, a sense that is being underlined by the confirmation battle over Brett Kavanaugh,...


Grassley extends deadline for Kavanaugh accuser to decide on testifying


GOP chairman calls on Kavanaugh's accuser to decide on testimony "so we can move on."


FEMA head to reimburse government for use of federal vehicles: report


Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) head Brock Long reportedly plans to reimburse the government for the personal use of federal vehicles that he and staffers used to travel from Washington to his home in North Car...

Five takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke's fiery first debate


Texas Senate candidates lash out at each other over immigration, school safety and police shootings in their first debate.


Kavanaugh accuser seeks additional day to decide on testimony


Lawyers for Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, are asking the Judiciary Committee for an additional day to make a decision about testifying.Debra Katz...


Rosenstein: 'I never pursued' trying to record Trump


Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein issued his second denial on Friday of a New York Times report stating that he proposed secretly taping conversations with President Trump and discussed the possibility of Trump admin...

Murkowski says she’ll wait until Ford testifies before making decision on Kavanaugh


Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), a crucial potential swing vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, said Friday she will wait to hear testimony from the woman accusing him of sexual assault before making her decision...


GOP declines to subpoena Kavanaugh classmate, rejects other demands


Republicans said Friday that they are rejecting several requests from a woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, including that they subpoena a potential witness and make the Supreme Court nominee testify first....

Friday, Sep 21

Rosenstein wanted to wear wire on Trump, NYT says


Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein proposed secretly recording conversations in the Oval Office with President Trump last year and discussed the possibility of Cabinet officials invoking the 25th Amendment to remove t...

Trump delays release of Russia docs after 'key allies' raise concerns


President Trump on Friday delayed the release of documents related to the Russia investigation that he wants declassified, saying the Justice Department's inspector general is reviewing them after "key allies" raise...

Trump raises doubts about Kavanaugh accuser


President Trump on Friday raised doubts about the sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, shifting for the first time t...

Ford lawyer proposes testifying next Thursday


Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault in the 1980s, is reportedly willing to publicly testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee next Thursday.Law...

Thursday, Sep 20

Ford opens door to testifying next week


Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, says she's willing to testify next week under "terms that are fair and which ensure her safety."The notice came in...

Blue wave poses governing risks for Dems


A blue wave in November could do more than knock out the House GOP's majority - it could also cause turmoil within the Democratic caucus next year.As a progressive wave grips the party - producing upset primary win...

Controversy over Kavanaugh could weigh on Roberts court


The political fury surrounding Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation process could prompt the Supreme Court to hold off on tackling high-profile cases on issues like abortion and affirmative action in its upcoming term, according to legal experts…

Trump, GOP regain edge in Kavanaugh battle


Senate Republicans on Monday signaled they are ready to move forward with a vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh if the woman accusing him of sexual assault, Christine Blasey Ford, fails to show up to a hearing o...

Wednesday, Sep 19

Flynn sentencing move spurs questions about duration of Mueller probe


Robert Mueller's request that a federal judge move forward with sentencing for Michael Flynn, President Trump's former national security adviser, has triggered new debate over the status of the special counsel's inv...

Grassley: No reason to delay Kavanaugh hearing


Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is pressing forward with a hearing scheduled for Monday after a woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault called for the FBI to investigate her claims before she t...

Kavanaugh accuser says FBI should investigate before she testifies


The woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault says she will not testify until the FBI investigates her claims.A lawyer for Kavanaugh's accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, said Tuesday eveni...

Tuesday, Sep 18

Trump: Kavanaugh doesn't 'deserve' to face assault allegations


President Trump on Tuesday expressed sympathy for Brett Kavanaugh, saying the Supreme Court nominee does not "deserve" to face the sexual assault allegations against him.Trump suggested the accusations are po...

The Memo: Kavanaugh firestorm consumes political world


A woman's allegation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in their youth has upended the judge's confirmation process - and it threatens to have deep political implications for President Trump...

Kavanaugh allegations set stage for Anita Hill sequel


Brett Kavanaugh, a Supreme Court nominee who last week appeared to be cruising toward confirmation, has suddenly found himself in the sequel to the Clarence Thomas-Anita Hill hearings of 1991 that rocked Washington and vaulted the issue of…

Kavanaugh, accuser to testify publicly on Monday


Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman accusing him of sexual misconduct during a party when they were teenagers will testify in public next week.The hearing could be pivotal to Kavanaugh's confirmatio...