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  • Grassley panel scraps Kavanaugh hearing, warns committee will vote without deal

    09/21/2018 3:57:21 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 164 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/21/2018 | Jordain Carney
    The Senate Judiciary Committee is postponing a high-stakes hearing set for early next week on the sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The committee announced on Friday that the Monday hearing — where both Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, had been invited to speak — was being called off. Instead, Grassley said in a statement Friday that he is giving Ford’s lawyers until 10 p.m. on Friday to respond to the GOP request for her to testify on Wednesday. If they do not, or if Ford declines to testify, Grassley said the Judiciary Committee will...
  • Kavanaugh accuser seeks additional day to decide on testimony

    09/21/2018 7:12:47 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 97 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/21/18 | Jordain Carney
    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, a lawyer for Ford, sent a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee staff on Friday night calling the 10 p.m. timeline set by Chairman Chuck Grassley's (R-Iowa) staff "arbitrary" and an "aggressive and artificial" deadline. "Its sole purpose is to bully Dr. Ford and deprive her of the ability to make a considered decision that has life-altering implications for her and her family. She has already been forced...
  • Grassley: If there's no agreement on Ford testifying, committee will vote Monday

    09/21/2018 6:34:42 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 84 replies
    cnn ^ | September 21, 2018 | Phil Mattingly, Dana Bash, Manu Raju, Devan Cole and Sunlen Serfaty,
    Washington (CNN)The Senate Judiciary Committee has proposed holding a hearing next Wednesday where they will hear testimony from both Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing him of sexual assault, according to a source with knowledge of the matter. A deadline for Ford's legal team to respond to Senate Republicans' proposal for the hearing has been extended from 5 p.m. ET Friday to 10 p.m., Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley said in a statement. If Ford's lawyers do not respond to the proposal or Ford decides not to testify by the deadline, Grassley said, the...
  • 1 more hour; will he stick or will he fold?

    09/21/2018 6:02:15 PM PDT · by Cold War Veteran - Submarines · 129 replies
    Vanity | Self
    It is one hour to the deadline. Will Grassley hold the line or will he fold?
  • GOP declines to subpoena Kavanaugh classmate, rejects other demands

    09/21/2018 6:03:07 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/21/18 | Jordain Carney
    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. Staff for Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said in a letter to lawyers for Christine Blasey Ford, Kavanaugh’s accuser, that they are willing to meet her “halfway” and detailing what request from her lawyers they are open to accommodating and those they are not. “Some of your other demands ... are unreasonable and we are unable to accommodate them,” Grassley’s staff wrote in the letter released...
  • Donny Deutsch on Kavanaugh Confirmation: Republicans a Party of 'Ignorant White Men'

    09/21/2018 7:57:20 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 31 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Imagine what would ensue if someone on TV suggested that the Democrats were a party of "ignorant" women, or non-white people. Such a person would be forcibly defenestrated for racism/sexism before you could say "Roseanne Barr." But when it comes to white men, all's fair and unobjectionable. And so it was on today's Morning Joe that Donny Deutsch, discussing the Republicans' handling of the Kavanaugh confirmation, said: "You're seeing on display a metaphor of, like, what this party is, and just basically, just ignorant white men."Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Rep. Ralph Norman jokes about Ruth Bader Ginsburg's being 'groped' by Abe Lincoln

    09/21/2018 11:07:55 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 68 replies
    ABCNews ^ | 9/21/18 | Meghan Keneally
    Rep. Ralph Norman, R-S.C., used his opening remarks at a Thursday debate for South Carolina's 5th Congressional District to make an off-color joke about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. "Did y’all hear the latest, late-breaking news from the Kavanaugh hearings? Ruth Bader Ginsburg came out [saying[ that she was groped by Abraham Lincoln," he said to some laughs and applause. Norman, who has been endorsed by President Donald Trump, later defended his remarks on Twitter, saying they were "meant to add a bit of levity to a very serious debate between me and my Democrat opponent and to point...
  • McConnell: "in the very near future, Kavanaugh will be on the US Supreme Court" [TR 9/21/18 10:10AM]

    09/21/2018 7:39:44 AM PDT · by MountainWalker · 86 replies
    Twitter ^ | 9/21/2018 | Peter Doocy
    MCCONNELL, at #VVS18 in DC just got a standing ovation when he declared: "in the very near future, Judge Kavanaugh will be on the United States Supreme Court"
  • Trump Jr. to Dem Senator: 'You admitted to hitting your wife so hard it gave her a black eye!'

    09/21/2018 10:50:15 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/21/18 | John Bowden
    Donald Trump Jr. mocked Democratic Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) on Friday over a decades-old admission of domestic violence after the senator criticized a member of the White House staff. In a tweet, the president's son brought up Carper's 1998 admission that he once slapped his wife, giving her a black eye. The incident was reported in a 1982 New York Post article that claimed his wife's two children from a previous relationship "were slapped around and bruised by Carper for doing such things as leaving the family dog on the bed." Carper said late last year that he never lied...
  • Trump: If alleged Kavanaugh attack 'as bad as' Ford claims, 'charges would have been (t)

    09/21/2018 6:46:21 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 102 replies
    President Donald Trump on Friday defended his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman when they were both in high school, appearing to cast doubt on Christine Blasey Ford's claim by demanding to know "why didn't someone call the FBI 36 years ago?" “I have no doubt that, if the attack on Dr. Ford was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement Authorities by either her or her loving parents,” Trump tweeted Friday morning. "The radical left lawyers want the FBI to get involved NOW....
  • Dem Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse: We’ll Investigate Kavanaugh If We Take Back Congress

    09/20/2018 7:33:57 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 100 replies ^ | September 20, 2018
    If Senate Democrats sweep into power in November, they will likely probe the sexual misconduct allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, according to a Democrat in the chamber. "I am confident of that, and I think we'll also be investigating why the FBI stood down its background investigation when this came up in this particular background," said Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Thursday during a interview with CNN. He also acknowledged that such an effort would happen even if Kavanaugh has already been appointed to the court.
  • Kavanaugh--This is total war! Act like it! (Vanity)

    09/21/2018 6:29:27 AM PDT · by Az Joe · 36 replies
    Enough of this crap! The Liberals and assorted nutcase Leftists are fighting for their way of life, their degenerate, depraved way of life. A perverted way of life they want to impose on our children and our grandchildren. We are righteously fighting for ours! The use of innuendo, lying, rumors, falsehoods, misinformation, smearing, misdirection, personal attacks, slut shaming, nut shaming are the required weapons. That is what is being done to Judge Kavanaugh and his family. Anything that can be gotten up into the media bloodstream is mandatory. We are creating reasonable doubt. The use of any and all rhetorical...
  • Kavanaugh Accuser Opens Negotiations on Testimony Next Week

    09/20/2018 12:53:51 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 160 replies
    NY Times ^ | 09/20/2018 | SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
    The woman who has accused Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh of sexual assault has told the Senate Judiciary Committee, in an apparent bid to jump-start negotiations, that she “would be prepared to testify next week,” so long as senators offer “terms that are fair and which ensure her safety,” according to an email her lawyers sent to committee staff members. In the email, obtained by The New York Times, the lawyer for Christine Blasey Ford said that testifying Monday — the timetable Republicans have set for a hearing — “is not possible and the Committee’s insistence that it occur then is...
  • Ford lawyer proposes testifying next Thursday

    09/20/2018 8:25:39 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/20/18 | Jordain Carney and Tal Axelrod
    Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, is reportedly willing to publicly testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee next Thursday. Lawyers for Ford told committee staffers during a call Thursday evening to negotiate details of a potential hearing that she wanted Kavanaugh to testify before her and she does not want to be in the same room as him, according to multiple reports. A source told CNN that Ford's lawyers are also opposed to an outside counsel being used to question her during a hearing, something that was being discussed by...
  • Lindsey Graham assures in late-night tweet: ‘Kavanaugh nomination STILL on track!

    09/21/2018 5:17:46 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 37 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 9/21/18 | USA Features
    Confirmation: As the ‘controversy’ over Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually abusing her in high school, continues to swirl, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., an ally of the president, fired off a late-night tweet that was no doubt meant to calm conservative nerves. His tweet came as POTUS Donald Trump held a massive rally in Las Vegas for Sen. Dean Heller, who is up for reelection, where people waited for hours in line to get inside. Many didn’t. “Great job tonight by President @realDonaldTrump in Las Vegas laying out how strong America has become...
  • #DearProfessorFord: Actresses support Brett Kavanaugh's accuser ahead of hearings

    09/20/2018 9:00:02 PM PDT · by bgill · 47 replies
    mashable ^ | Sept. 19, 2013 | Shannon Connellan
    Hollywood actresses and women from around the U.S., some being key members of the #MeToo and Time's Up movements, have shown their support for Christine Blasey Ford.... Now, the likes of Julianne Moore, America Ferrera, Gabrielle Union, Amber Tamblyn, Eva Longoria, Jamia Wilson, and Marisa Tomei, along with many other women from different situations, all read the same supportive letter to Ford, in a video posted to Twitter and Facebook on Wednesday with the hashtag #DearProfessorFord. It's signed collectively from "your sisters."
  • CLAIM: ‘Compelling evidence’ will soon ‘exonerate’ Judge Kavanaugh

    09/20/2018 1:51:48 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 75 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 8/20/18 | USA Features
    Bombshell: A former law clerk for the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has made a bold claim on Twitter — that embattled SCOTUS nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh will be exonerated within a week, based on “compelling evidence.” POTUS Donald Trump’s second high court pick has been accused of sexual assault — from 36 years ago while in high school — by Palo Alto Prof. Christine Blasey Ford, who made the allegations on a letter allegedly passed to Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., in July. For his part, Kavanaugh has vehemently denied the allegations, even stating that he had no idea...
  • The Unrelenting Left: If Kavanaugh Is Confirmed, This Is What Democrats Will

    As soon as one playbook looks to be falling apart, the Left is drafting a new one—and it speaks to their unhinged disposition regarding this Supreme Court nomination. Judge Brett Kavanaugh was already facing a solid Democratic opposition. The two days of frenetic and drawn out hearings showcased a party who knew deep down that the game was up. The GOP had the votes—they still do—and his nomination would sail through. They tried the transparency pivot, asking for time to review scores of documents from his time as the White House Staff Secretary under Bush. None of those documents were...
  • What Democrats Have Become

    09/20/2018 7:52:31 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 41 replies
    WSJ ^ | 19 Sep 2018 | Daniel Henninger
    Brett Kavanaugh is a casualty of an anything-goes political resistance. Consider the spectacle: Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination for the U.S. Supreme Court, the embodiment of a modern rule of law, is being decided in the Senate by the medieval practice of trial by ordeal, such as surviving immersion in fire or ice. Trial by ordeal was outlawed by the Lateran Council in 1215. Or worse, the standards of the mob in the Roman Colosseum, turning thumbs up or down on the combatants. Though unlike the Senate Democrats, the Roman mob at least had an open mind. Incidentally, the standard trope that...

    09/20/2018 10:51:53 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 73 replies
    Powerline ^ | SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    Citing “sources,” Fox News’ Shannon Bream reports on the demands Christine Blasey Ford and her legal team are making as a condition for her testifying about her allegations against Brett Kavanaugh: Ford team wants NO questions from lawyers, only Qs from Committee members, #Kavanaugh cannot be in the room, Kavanaugh must testify FIRST – more to come … These demands are absurd. No questions from lawyers? I guess Ford wants to be able to claim she’s being persecuted by an all-white-male panel. She doesn’t want a woman to examine her, which I imagine is what the Republicans have in mind....