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  • Voters Still Favor Kavanaugh Vote in Senate - And Want It Soon

    09/25/2018 1:06:46 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 20 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 09-25-2018
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell insists the U.S. Senate will vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and most voters still support that decision. There’s also only slightly less urgency in their minds about getting the job done.
  • Kavanaugh Accuser Christine Blasey Ford Indicates She May Not Testify After All

    09/25/2018 12:04:03 PM PDT · by kingattax · 157 replies
    Political Insider ^ | 9-25-18 | Jim E
    Christine Blasey Ford is set to give the whole game away and then some. This Thursday, the woman who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault is set to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Ford alleges that Kavanaugh forcibly groped her at a party while both were in high school. So far, no eyewitnesses corroborate her account. Everything up until this point has shown that Ford isn’t exactly a scrupulous truth-teller just out trying to do the right thing. She initially refused to testify, despite her attorney claiming she would before. (RELATED: Kavanaugh Accuser Christine Blasey Ford...
  • Is Trump Creating New Republicans?

    09/25/2018 9:17:44 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 24 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 09/21/2018 | JAMES FREEMAN
    <p>Current polls suggest that Republicans could be in for a rough November, but not as rough as one might expect among a key voting constituency.</p> <p>Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report writes today that Democrats are confident about their support among suburban women, but enthusiasm among female Democratic voters “isn’t being replicated among another group of voters that theoretically should be as motivated — or more — to vote for Democrats: Latino voters.”</p>
  • Gallup: GOP Favorability Reaches Highest Point Since 2011, Now Ahead Of Democrats

    09/25/2018 6:56:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/25/2018 | Allahpundit
    Given the speed at which Trump-era news cycles move, I should stress that I’m writing this at 5:30 p.m. ET. By the time you read it, eight to 10 different major news stories might have broken that’ll affect the midterms dramatically one way or another. And 2018 being what it is, they’re apt to be off-the-wall crazy. Michael Avenatti might prove that Kavanaugh has spent the last 30 years secretly moonlighting as a pimp. Trump might fire Rod Rosenstein and then nominate him to the Supreme Court in lieu of Kavanaugh. Jeff Sessions might get caught smoking crack.The only...
  • The Politics of Destruction: [] The Democratic strategy of character assassination.

    09/25/2018 5:30:22 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 35 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 24, 2018
    ... There is a phrase for what is happening here: character assassination. Judge Kavanaugh’s good name is being smeared with sexual allegations on the eve of a Supreme Court confirmation vote in a campaign abetted if not orchestrated by Democrats. Dianne Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, withheld Ms. Ford’s letter from her colleagues for six weeks until she sprung it at the last minute. She has since been demanding a fair and public hearing for Ms. Ford. But on Sunday she leapt on Ms. Ramirez’s claim to demand an “immediate postponement” in the hearing now scheduled for...
  • Jimmy Kimmel Suggests Cutting Brett Kavanaugh’s Penis Off If He’s Confirmed

    09/25/2018 4:27:16 AM PDT · by familyop · 120 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 25, 2018 | Jerome Hudson
    ABC late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel took the stage on Tuesday and jokingly suggested that his “compromise” to the battle of Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination is to chop off the judge’s “pesky penis,” should he be confirmed...“Hear me out on this,” Kimmel began “So Kavanaugh gets confirmed to the Supreme Court, OK? Well, in return we get to cut that pesky penis of his off in front of everyone.”
  • Trump leads aggressive, all-out GOP drive to save Kavanaugh

    09/24/2018 7:30:51 PM PDT · by Mariner · 54 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | September 24th, 2018 | Alan Fram and Lisa Mascaro
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans mounted a combative, coordinated drive Monday to salvage Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination as they fought to keep a second woman's allegation of long-ago sexual misconduct from derailing his confirmation. President Donald Trump leapt to his defense, the top Senate Republican accused Democrats of a "smear campaign" and an emotional Kavanaugh pledged to fight for his nomination and proclaimed, "I've never sexually assaulted anyone." That declaration, remarkable for a nominee to the nation's highest court, came as Republicans embraced their newly aggressive stance and Kavanaugh's prospects dangled precariously. The similar tones and wording they used in...
  • Brett Kavanaugh says he was a virgin in high school

    09/24/2018 4:28:53 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 192 replies ^ | September 24, 2018 | Joe Tacopino
    Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh revealed in an interview on Monday night that he remained a virgin in high school and for “many years after.”
  • McConnell promises Senate vote on Kavanaugh

    09/24/2018 12:56:15 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/24/18 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Monday that the Senate will hold an up-or-down vote on Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination, amid a committee investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against the nominee. "I want to make it perfectly clear ... Judge Kavanaugh will be voted on here on the Senate floor. Up or down on the Senate floor. This fine nominee to the Supreme Court will receive a vote in the Senate in the near future," McConnell said from the Senate floor on Monday. He declined, after his floor speech, to say if Republicans would try to vote...
  • Perjury hedge? Sure starting to look that way with Kavanaugh's two accusers

    09/24/2018 11:28:16 AM PDT · by detective · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 24, 2018 | Monica Showalter
    While Democrats and the public holler to each other about who's lying in the 11th-hour sexual abuse charges seeking to shoot down the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, and the Drudge Report headlines it as a he-said, she-said case, what stands out is that the two sides in this aren't equal. It's amazing how much careful hedging against perjury charges Kavanaugh's accusers have taken, in contrast with Kavanaugh's defenders. Christine Blasey Ford set off a few red flags from the get-go, not only because of first her insistence on anonymity in making the charges, then her vague recall of...
  • Ronan Farrow: Senate Democrats 'Actively Came Looking' for New Kavanaugh Accusation

    09/24/2018 11:31:33 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 33 replies
    PJ Media ^ | SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 | MATT MARGOLIS
    The shocking allegations made by Deborah Ramirez against Brett Kavanaugh fell apart in record time, but that hasn't stopped Democrats from seizing on these new allegations to... you guessed it, call for a delay. Recent revelations suggest this was the Democrats' plan all along — that this whole bogus story was concocted by Senate Democrats as Christine Blasey Ford's story fell apart last week.Check out what Ronan Farrow said on Good Morning America earlier today: STEPHANOPOULOS: Why did [Deborah Ramirez] come forward? FARROW: She came forward because Senate Democrats came looking for this claim. She did not flag this. This came...
  • Nolte: Every Witness Named by Kavanaugh’s Accusers Sides with Kavanaugh

    09/24/2018 11:08:51 AM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Sep 2018 | John Nolte
    The two women making sexual misconduct allegations against Brett Kavanaugh claim to have witnesses, but so far, all of their witnesses back Kavanaugh’s claim that nothing happened. It might be difficult to remember this as Democrats and the media throw around phrases like “second accuser” and “attempted sexual assault” and “exposing himself” against the Supreme Court nominee. But the facts are still the facts, and every single witness named so far by both accusers say they witnessed nothing of the sort. The first accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, is accusing Kavanaugh of attempting to assault her at a house party in...

    09/24/2018 10:58:01 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 105 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1:29 PM 09/24/2018 | Molly Prince | Politics Reporter
    Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California again demanded Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s hearing to the Supreme Court be delayed, hours after Christine Blasey Ford agreed to testify about her sexual misconduct accusations against Kavanaugh. “I am writing to request an immediate postponement of any further proceedings related to the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh,” Feinstein said in a statement late Sunday evening. Feinstein’s letter was in response to a second woman, Deborah Ramirez, who came forward accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct decades ago. The California senator’s demand came hours after Ford agreed to testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee following...
  • Democrats Go Full Authoritarian To Stop Brett Kavanaugh

    09/24/2018 10:56:35 AM PDT · by detective · 40 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 24, 2018 | David Harsanyi
    Whatever happens to Brett Kavanaugh, Democrats have normalized yet another illiberal position in their pretend crusade to save the Constitution from Donald Trump. “Doesn’t Kavanaugh have the same presumption of innocence as anyone else in America?” CNN’s Jake Tapper asked Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono this past Sunday. “I put his denial in the context of everything that I know about him in terms of how he approaches his cases,” was her unexpectedly honest answer. Plainly put, Hirono argues that because Kavanaugh—who earned the highest rating from the ABA during his time on the DC appellate court—has a record of originalist...
  • Rod Rosenstein to stay in job for now, will meet with Trump on Thursday, White House says

    09/24/2018 10:06:36 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 61 replies
    WaPo ^ | 24 Sep 2018 | Devlin Barrett , Ashley Parker , Carol D. Leonnig and Rosalind S. Helderman
    Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein will stay in the job for now, but will meet with the president on Thursday, White House officials said Monday, after officials described a series of private discussions that pointed to his resignation or firing. “At the request of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, he and President Trump had an extended conversation to discuss the recent news stories,” said White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders. “Because the President is at the United Nations General Assembly and has a full schedule with leaders from around the world, they will meet on Thursday when the President...
  • Maryland police aren't reviewing second Brett Kavanaugh high school allegation, chief says

    09/24/2018 9:33:20 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 63 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Sept. 24, 2018
    The chief of police in Montgomery County, Md., says his officers are not looking into sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, appearing to contradict a local news report that "investigators" were looking at a potential second high school misconduct allegation. "I have spoken with my chief of detectives, and neither of us have any knowledge of anyone coming forward to us to report any allegations involving Judge Kavanaugh," police Chief J. Thomas Manger told the Washington Examiner in an email. The Montgomery County Sentinel reported Monday that "Montgomery County investigators" were "looking at" a " potential second...
  • Here's who could replace Rod Rosenstein

    09/24/2018 8:37:01 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 63 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Sept 24, 2018 | Elen Cranley
    - The Justice Department's rules of succession dictate that Solicitor General Noel Francisco would be next in line to take over for Rosenstein. - Francisco's track record as a lawyer mirrors Trump's rhetoric against intelligence authorities, with cases that include rebukes of the FBI and a defense of executive authority. Francisco served as White House counsel under George W. Bush and was a DOJ lawyer until 2005, when he joined Jones Day, where he worked with several future Trump appointees, including White House general counsel Don McGahn, who is expected to leave the Trump administration this fall, and took stances...
  • Congresswoman Anna Eshoo first to hear Blasey Ford’s story: ‘I told her I believed her’

    09/24/2018 1:44:27 AM PDT · by EVO X · 39 replies
    The Mercury News ^ | September 18, 2018 | Casey Tolan
    Eshoo’s involvement began when Blasey Ford, a constituent in her Peninsula district and a professor of psychology at Palo Alto University, called her congresswoman’s office requesting a meeting. A staffer talked to her in advance, but Eshoo said she didn’t realize the magnitude or significance of Blasey Ford’s allegations until the two met in person for more than an hour and half on July 20.
  • Fight for Kavanaugh

    09/24/2018 12:37:51 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | September 24, 2018 12:03 AM
    The cynics — or, perhaps more precisely, the realists — believed that the Democrats were playing for time in the hopes of finding another accusation against Brett Kavanaugh. The cynics were right. The New Yorker stooped to publish a shoddy story alleging that Kavanaugh exposed himself to a woman while he was at Yale. The alleged incident occurred at a drunken party when both were in their freshman year. What’s extraordinary is that the woman making the charge, a fellow Yale student named Deborah Ramirez, admits that she hesitated to come forward because there were such large gaps in her...
  • Reports: Kavanaugh Has Found 1982 Calendar, Detailed Entries Help Clear His Name

    09/23/2018 10:33:21 PM PDT · by kingattax · 87 replies
    Western Journal ^ | SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 | BENJAMIN ARIE
    The last-minute attempt to derail Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation as the next Supreme Court justice has just hit a serious snag. Facing damaging but almost completely unsubstantiated claims that he acted improperly with a girl back when he was a teenager, the conservative nominee has dug into his personal archives to defend himself. Up until now, the vague accusations made by Christine Blasey Ford had only resulted in a “he said, she said” stalemate. Liberals insisted that Blasey Ford’s story of a bad encounter at a drunken party be believed, while conservatives have pointed out that the nearly 40-year-old claim is...