Wednesday , 26 September 2018

Politics

Senator announces prosecutor set to question Kavanaugh accuser on behalf of GOP

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley reversed course just hours after he said he would not reveal the name of the prosecutor hired by the GOP to question the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of assault and released a statement saying Rachel Mitchell would be tasked with the job. Mitchell, a career prosecutor from Maricopa County, Arizona, will …

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With Kavanaugh nomination, Trump faces #MeToo

President Donald Trump‘s victory helped give rise to the #MeToo era. Now, as it threatens his latest pick to the Supreme Court and his party’s electoral majorities in Congress, Trump is taking aim at the movement that has spurred a national reckoning around gender equity and sexual consent. Arguing that “false accusations of all types are made against a lot …

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House Republicans push for Rosenstein testimony, subpoena for McCabe memos

A group of President Donald Trump’s staunchest conservative allies in the House are pushing for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to appear on Capitol Hill and testify under oath after reports he suggested secretly recording the president and invoking the 25th amendment to remove him. “You cannot have the guy who is, in effect, running the Justice Department, in front …

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'They were mostly all dirty': Hill report alleges sexual harassment, coverups at TSA

The federal agency in charge of securing U.S. airline travel has been plagued by bad bosses, House Republican investigators allege in a new report, including one senior official who sent sexually explicit messages to a female subordinate and then threatened to push out another coworker if he reported him. The 120-page report on the Transportation Security Administration released Tuesday sheds …

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Kavanaugh allegations put GOP candidates in an untenable bind as midterms approach

The retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy and the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to replace him on the nation’s highest court was supposed to calm jittery Republican nerves about a disengaged base. The worry: that Republican voters would stay home this November in what promises to be a critical midterm election that could see control of both the U.S. House and …

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