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NYT columnist Charles Blow tears up describing his own childhood sexual assault to explain Dr. Ford’s dilemma

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 - 10:25pm

On Wednesday, New York Times columnist Charles Blow teared up during a panel discussion with CNN’s Chris Cuomo as he shared a story about being sexually assaulted as a child. Blow shared his tragic experiences in order to stand in solidarity with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who accused  Supreme...

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CEO forced to renege on promise to president for 1 million jobs after Trump’s trade war

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 - 10:17pm

Alibaba Chairman Jack Ma said the company can no longer meet its promise to create 1 million jobs in the United States due to U.S.-China trade tensions, Chinese news agency Xinhua reported on Wednesday. Ma has already warned that the trade war between the world’s two largest economies could last dec...

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Former Georgetown Prep classmate calls Kavanaugh accusations ‘story I know was repeated dozens of times’

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 - 10:04pm

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was accused of sexual assault while in a room with friend Mark Judge. Judge has since come to Kavanaugh’s defense with emphatic declarations about their lives at Georgetown Prep. But one fellow classmate is calling Judge out for his history of victim-shami...

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Yale student said she was warned Brett Kavanaugh liked his law clerks to ‘look a certain way’

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 - 9:43pm

One thing Republicans have said about Judge Brett Kavanaugh is that even if the childhood sexual assault occurred, there are no other examples of bad behavior from him. Somehow the incident being isolated made it less concerning to conservatives defending the Supreme Court nominee. Now another incid...

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‘This is going to be in his obituary’: Ana Navarro says Brett Kavanaugh hearing will hang over him like a ‘black cloud’

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 - 9:22pm

On Wednesday, Republican strategist Ana Navarro said that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s sexual assault allegation will follow him to the grave. Kavanaugh was accused of sexual assault by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, a professor in California while the two were in high school. “Th...

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Seth Meyers ridicules Trump for ‘weird’ visit to Carolinas: ‘He thinks if a boat shows up on your lawn you get to keep it!’

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 - 9:11pm

President Donald Trump spent Wednesday visiting the Carolina cost hit by Hurricane Florence last week. It was enough that “Late Night” host Seth Meyers found it simply “weird.” At one point during his tour, Trump saw a man in a small brick home with a massive that shoved into...

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Watch CNN’s Chris Cuomo shoot down Trump attorney Jay Sekulow’s ‘evidence’ that the president didn’t obstruct justice

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 - 9:07pm

In a lengthy and combative interview, CNN’s Chris Cuomo grilled Donald Trump’s attorney Jay Sekulow about the many legal issues surrounding the president — and shot down the lawyer’s legal strategy. “Hasn’t anyone explained to the president that [Attorney General Jeff] ...

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Stephen Colbert does a line-by-line takedown of every one of the Republicans defending Brett Kavanaugh

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 - 8:46pm

Republicans and conservative groups are rushing to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s defense, but Stephen Colbert simply doesn’t understand their excuses. In a person-by-person takedown, the “Late Show” host evicerated the dismissals pro-Kavanaugh activists are hurling ...

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Republicans secretly hope Christine Ford won’t show up because they know it’ll make them look like the ‘Handmaid’s Tale’

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 - 8:35pm

Members of the GOP are hoping that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s sexual assault accusers Dr. Christine Blasey Ford decides not to show up to the senate judicial hearing on Monday. Ford’s attorney asked for an FBI investigation into the case, and despite this, it appears that th...

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‘Why can’t Republicans do their job?’: CNN analyst spars with Trump apologist over GOP rushing Kavanaugh’s confirmation

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 - 8:04pm

In a fiery CNN panel Wednesday night, former campaigners for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton went head-to-head over the GOP’s rush to confirm Brett Kavanaugh amid a decades-old sexual assault allegation by his high school classmate, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. “This really shouldn’...

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‘Grossly inaccurate’: 130 members of the House and Senate demand Trump apologize for refusing to accept Puerto Rico’s death count

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 - 6:51pm

President Donald Trump has routinely denounced the number of deaths that happened in Puerto Rico as a result of Hurricane Maria.  Most recently Trump denied that roughly 3,000 people died in Puerto Rico. 3000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico. When I left the Island, AFTE...

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‘Just one accuser’: Megyn Kelly appears on Hardball as ‘expert’ about Dr. Ford’s assault claim

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 - 6:38pm

NBC host Megyn Kelly doesn’t see anything coming out of sexual assault accusations for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. According to MSNBC host Chris Matthews, Kelly is “the expert” when it comes to sexual harassment and sexual assault. Kelly explained that there is only one ...

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Former White House aide blasts Trump for ‘acting like a child’ with Sessions spat: ‘What an absolute baby’

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 - 6:09pm

An aide who used to work in the White House blasted Donald Trump for his spat with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and called him a “baby.” “It is a complete disgrace the way that Trump is acting like a schoolyard bully against Sessions,” a former White House official told the Washi...

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Four wounded as gunman chases wife into Pennsylvania court building then shot and wounded her

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 - 5:50pm

A man chased his estranged wife into a crowded Pennsylvania court building where they were due to appear for a domestic violence hearing on Wednesday, then shot and wounded her before he was fatally shot by police, according to law enforcement and local media. Three others, including a police office...

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Lawyer for Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser says Senate panel rushing to hearing

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 - 5:38pm

A lawyer for a woman who has accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault on Wednesday criticized the Senate Judiciary Committee for scheduling a hearing on the matter for Monday, the Washington Post reported. “The rush to a hearing is unnecessary, and contrary to the Committ...

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‘Scandals in the shadows’: Report reveals how Dems winning this November will expose Trump’s Org corruption

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 - 5:35pm

The Trump Organization has received major criticism since President Donald Trump took office — and now even more information about the companies dealings could be made public, according to a report from CNN. If Democrats take control of the House or Senate in November the Trump Organization will be ...

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Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono slams GOP’s ‘bullsh*t’ claims about Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser: ABC

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 - 5:35pm

After imploring men to “just shut up” and stop defending Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh amid his sexual assault allegations, Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) literally called “bullsh*t” on the GOP’s latest stunt. According to ABC’s Ali Rogin, Hirono — a member of t...

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WATCH: Accused child molester Roy Moore vouches for Brett Kavanaugh in worst endorsement yet

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 - 5:01pm

In an interview with the pro-Trump One American News network, failed GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore urged his fellow Republicans to vote with their “conscience” and support Brett Kavanaugh‘s Supreme Court nomination. “I think they need to take a stand,” Moore said. &#82...

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GOP strategist admits the Republican ‘brand is already trashed’ amid Kavanaugh assault claims — and can’t get ‘much worse’

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 - 4:47pm

While discussing the sexual assault accusation circling Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, one GOP strategist admitted that it’s unlikely her party’s reputation could get any worse if they force Dr. Christine Blasey Ford to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee. “It&#82...

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Jeff Sessions limits US judges’ ability to dismiss deportation cases

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 - 4:35pm

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced new limits on the ability of immigration judges to terminate deportation cases on Wednesday, the latest in a series of decisions to facilitate the removal of immigrants in the country illegally. Unlike the federal judiciary system, U.S. immigration court...

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