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  • Hillary Clinton: Trump will 'wholesale fire people' after midterm election

    09/18/2018 10:29:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 19, 2018 | Dennis Romero
    Clinton says Trump supporters don't "fully appreciate what is potential under this presidency." Hillary Clinton predicted Tuesday that President Donald Trump will "wholesale fire people" in the White House and become increasingly unaccountable, if Democrats don't check his power by winning a majority of seats in the House or Senate in the November midterm elections. Clinton made the remarks during the former secretary of state's appearance on MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show." "What I worry about, Rachel, is that after this election this president is going to wholesale fire people," Clinton said. " ... And if we [Democrats] don’t have...
  • Sanders hits Feinstein over Kavanaugh allegations: Now it’s clear why she did nothing for months

    09/18/2018 6:57:10 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 73 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/18/18 | Megan Keller
    White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders slammed Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) for her statements about sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. "Now clear why top Democrat on Senate Judiciary Committee did nothing with allegation for months or even ask Judge Kavanaugh about it," Sanders tweeted. "Senator Feinstein just said 'I can't say everything's truthful.'" Feinstein told reporters on Capitol Hill earlier Tuesday that she couldn't say that everything in Christine Blasey Ford's allegations against Kavanaugh was "truthful." Feinstein later clarified her comments to CNN, saying, "Based on what I know at this stage, she [Ford] is...
  • Ford wants FBI investigation before testifying

    09/18/2018 5:35:59 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 173 replies
    cnn ^ | 9/18/2018 | cnn
    CNN)The woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault says the FBI should investigate the incident before senators hold a hearing on the allegations.
  • Corker: Senate Judiciary Committee Members Should ‘Move On’ If Ford Declines Opportunity To Testify

    09/18/2018 3:04:18 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 78 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 9/18/18 | Henry Rodgers
    Tennessee Republican Sen. Bob Corker said Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Judge Brett Kavanaugh of high school-era sexual assault, needs to respond to Senate inquiries, and that the Judiciary Committee should “move on” if she declines. “I would hope that if someone has been given the opportunity to voice a concern that they have that they would do so,” Corker told The Daily Caller News Foundation in the U.S. Capitol Tuesday afternoon. “So that would be quite something, if she decided she did not want to testify. I would assume the committee would then move on, as they should.”...
  • Grassley cancels meeting to advance nomination after hearing set for Kavanaugh and his accuser

    09/18/2018 3:26:58 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    MSN News ^ | September 18, 2018 | Kevin Breuninger
    Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, on Tuesday canceled a crucial committee meeting where members were expected to hold a vote to advance Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination. The announcement is a win for the committee's 10 Democrats, who called for a delay in Kavanaugh's proceedings following a bombshell allegation from Christine Blasey Ford made public over the weekend. Ford, 51, accused President Donald Trump's second high court nominee of sexual assault in the 1980s when they were teenagers, a charge Kavanaugh denies. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, on Tuesday canceled a crucial committee meeting where members were...
  • GOP offers to ban cameras from testimony of Kavanaugh accuser

    09/18/2018 10:58:23 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 73 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/18/18 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Republicans say they are willing to allow Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of a decades-old sexual assault charge, to testify in a closed session without the presence of television cameras if that makes her more comfortable appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday. Ford has yet to confirm her presence at a Monday hearing that could be pivotal to Kavanaugh’s confirmation. “She has the option of a closed session, with cameras or without. We want her to appear,” said Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), a member of the Judiciary panel. “We want her...
  • Trump court nominee's accuser has not agreed to testify: senator

    09/18/2018 10:20:12 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 58 replies
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Republican U.S. Senate committee chairman said on Tuesday the woman who has accused President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault decades ago has not yet agreed to appear at a public hearing planned for Monday. Senator Chuck Grassley said Christine Blasey Ford, a university professor in California whose allegations have put Kavanaugh’s once-safe nomination in serious jeopardy, has not responded to attempts by the Judiciary Committee, which oversees the confirmation process, to contact her. The hearing represents a potential make-or-break moment for the conservative federal appeals court judge’s confirmation chances for the...
  • Grassley suggests last-minute Kavanaugh hearing could be canceled if accuser doesn’t accept invite

    09/18/2018 8:23:07 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 201 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 18 2018 | Alex Pappas
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley on Tuesday raised the possibility that next week’s high-stakes open hearing to examine the sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh could be canceled if the accuser doesn’t accept the committee’s invitation. Grassley, R-Iowa, scheduled a hearing for Monday for Kavanaugh and accuser Christine Blasey Ford to answer questions from senators about the allegation. But Grassley said during a Tuesday radio interview that his office has reached out several times to Ford and her attorneys to discuss her allegation, but has heard nothing back.
  • Senate Republicans Stick with Thursday Kavanaugh Committee Vote

    09/17/2018 9:12:58 PM PDT · by Innovative · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Sept. 17, 2018 | Ian Mason
    The Senate Judiciary Committee will proceed to a planned vote on Supreme Court Nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh Thursday, sources tell Breitbart News Monday. Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) is, according to these sources, refusing to yield to pressure over allegations of a high school attack revealed by Democrats over the weekend. Since July, Ranking Member Diane Feinstein (D-CA) had possession of a letter from California professor Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, claiming that Kavanaugh and another teenager had forced her into a room at a 1982 party where Kavanaugh forced himself on her before she escaped. Feinstein declined to introduce...
  • Kavanaugh, accuser to testify publicly on Monday

    09/17/2018 3:23:05 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 283 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/17/2018 | Jordain Carney
    Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman accusing him of sexual crimes during a party when the two were teenagers will testify in public on Monday. The public hearing could be pivotal to Kavanaugh's confirmation, which was on a glide path until Christine Blasey Ford came forward publicly with her accusations on Sunday.
  • Chuck Schumer calls for FBI probe of Kavanaugh accusation

    09/17/2018 2:30:59 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 65 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 17, 2018 | AP
    Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer says Republicans on the Judiciary Committee can’t be trusted to conduct an impartial review of the allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Schumer says voting on Kavanaugh scheduled for this week must be delayed so these “serious and credible” allegations can be investigated by the FBI.
  • Kavanaugh To Speak with Senate Judiciary About Allegations-Dems Will Not Participate

    09/17/2018 2:24:46 PM PDT · by grayboots · 38 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/17/2018 | Amber Athey
    According to a new report, Democrats do not plan to participate in a phone call with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Monday afternoon. Fox News’ Peter Doocy reported that Kavanaugh will speak to Senate Judiciary staffers at 5:30 p.m. on Monday to address allegations of sexual assault against him. Christine Blasey Ford has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault more than three decades ago when both parties were in high school. “Brett Kavanaugh will speak at 5:30 p.m. to judiciary committee staffers with new questions about allegations of sexual misconduct, per a source familiar with the confirmation process,” Doocy wrote...
  • Brett Kavanaugh DENIES being at the drunken teen party where professor claims she was sexually ..

    09/17/2018 12:42:23 PM PDT · by bitt · 167 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 9/17/2018 | ADMIN
    Brett Kavanaugh DENIES being at the drunken teen party where professor claims she was sexually assaulted by him in the 1980s - as Supreme Court nominee again tells senators he is innocent and believes his accuser is 'mixed up' Brett Kavanaugh is denying he was at the party in question where Christine Blasey Ford said he attempted to rape her as a friend watched Kavanaugh spoke with Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, for about 10 minutes Monday afternoon Kavanaugh denied to him that he was at the high school-era party in question President Trump...
  • Kavanaugh Wasn't at the Party in Question.

    09/17/2018 12:21:43 PM PDT · by STJPII · 290 replies
    BREAKING: Kavanaugh told Sen. Hatch he wasn't even at the party in question. OK, this is getting weird. Kavanaugh knows more about the party than Blasey-Ford?
  • Arizona #NeverTrump Senator Jeff Flake Opposes Vote on Kavanaugh Until Leftist Accuser Has Her Say

    09/17/2018 11:08:09 AM PDT · by detective · 35 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | September 16, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Shortened title. Full title: FLAKE OUT: Arizona #NeverTrump Senator Jeff Flake Opposes Vote on Kavanaugh Until Leftist Accuser Has Her Say FLAKE OUT — ARIZONA SENATOR OPPOSES VOTE ON KAVANAUGH Anti-Trump Senator Jeff Flake, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said in an interview Sunday evening that until he learns more about the sexual assault allegation regarding Brett Kavanaugh, he is “not comfortable voting yes” on Kavanaugh. It’s Flakes last chance to poke President Trump and the country in the eye before he rides retires and likely finds a job in the liberal media.
  • New CNN poll puts Bredesen over Blackburn by 50-45 percent in Tennessee's U.S. Senate race

    09/17/2018 10:24:15 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 72 replies
    Times Free Press ^ | September 17, 2018 | Andy Sher
    NASHVILLE — A new CNN poll puts Democrat Phil Bredesen with a 50-45 percent lead over Republican Marsha Blackburn in Tennessee's U.S. Senate race. The SSRS survey of 723 likely voters, conducted Sept. 11-15, has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.3 percent.
  • The Senate GOP Should Not Treat the Kavanaugh Accusation As Credible

    09/16/2018 3:09:56 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 29 replies
    The Resurgent ^ | September 16, 2018 | Erick Erickson
    A Bernie Sanders donor makes an accusation from 35 years ago with no witnesses. Democrats pounce. 38 years after Roy Moore did inappropriate things with Leigh Corfman, Corfman came forward publicly to the Washington Post and told her story. Democrats are citing Corfman as proof the GOP should treat accusations against Brett Kavanaugh from high school as credible. Except there are some major differences. Corfman told multiple people around the time Moore behaved inappropriately with her. Just because you did not read about it in the Washington Post does not mean she did not tell others at the time. Brett...
  • Feinstein announces Kavanaugh opposition: 'Justices should not be an extension of Republican Party'

    09/16/2018 7:08:46 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 100 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 16, 2018 | Tom Howell Jr.
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California announced plans Sunday to formally oppose Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court, saying justices “should not be an extension of the Republican Party.” Ms. Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said she was troubled by how the nominee had been vetted, citing a lack of documents on Judge Kavanaugh’s career with the Bush administration. But, she wrote in the L.A. Times, her decision was determined by the “very real-world implications” of placing him on the court. “We already knew that Judge Kavanaugh held highly ideological views on the 2nd Amendment,...
  • Big money flows into 10 battleground Senate races as GOP defends its majority

    09/15/2018 4:59:34 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    CNBC ^ | September 15, 2018 | John W. Schoen, Jacob Pramuk
    With less than two months to the crucial November election, a handful of battleground Senate races have captured an outsized share of campaign cash in the 2018 midterm cycle. As of mid-September, roughly 40 percent of the more than half a billion dollars in direct contributions raised by Senate candidates had flowed into just 10 races. They include contests for open seats in Arizona and Tennessee. The rest are for races in which incumbents are defending seats: in Florida, Indiana, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Texas and West Virginia. And some 70 percent of the $185 million in spending by...
  • Trump poised to win $5 billion to build border wall

    09/14/2018 1:13:51 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 41 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 14,2018 | Paul Bedard
    President Trump and congressional leaders have agreed to a border wall funding showdown after the upcoming November midterm elections and if he plays his cards right, it could result in $5 billion, more than twice what the White House initially sought. While appropriations bills are moving at the fastest pace in over 20 years, with many expected to be approved by Oct. 1, the start of the fiscal year, Homeland Security funding for the wall is likely to be delayed, said officials. Plans are already underway to approve temporary, “stopgap,” funding that will cover Homeland until its new spending is...