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Trump celebrates Kavanaugh victory at Kansas political rally

President Donald Trump celebrated the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court at a rally in Kansas on Saturday, condemning Democrats for what he called a “shameless campaign of …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018, 3:39 p.m.

Brett Kavanaugh confirmed to Supreme Court, quickly sworn in

Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as a Supreme Court justice Saturday night after the bitterly polarized U.S. Senate narrowly confirmed him. The Senate vote delivered an election-season triumph to President …


Fareed Zakaria: The real victim of the Kavanaugh mess

The most consequential casualty of the recent confirmation battle is not Christine Blasey Ford or Brett Kavanaugh. It is the Supreme Court and, thus, American democracy.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 4, 2018, 8:48 p.m.

GOP looking more confident on Kavanaugh after FBI report

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh acknowledged Thursday he “might have been too emotional” when testifying about sexual misconduct allegations as he made a final bid to win over wavering GOP …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, 8:49 p.m.

McConnell sets Friday test vote on Kavanaugh nomination

The Senate braced for a crucial initial vote Friday on Brett Kavanaugh’s tottering Supreme Court nomination after Majority Leader Mitch McConnell set his polarized chamber on a schedule to decide …


In Mississippi, Trump mocks Ford’s claims against Kavanaugh

President Donald Trump ignited a crowd at a campaign rally in Mississippi on Tuesday by mocking a woman who has claimed she was sexually assaulted by Trump’s Supreme Court nominee …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 2, 2018, 11:52 a.m.

McConnell: Democrats are aiming ‘mud and muck’ at Kavanaugh

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell accused Democrats on Tuesday of opening “the flood gates of mud and muck” against Brett Kavanaugh as Republicans sought to portray efforts to derail the …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 1, 2018, 3:19 p.m.

Trump says he supports ‘comprehensive’ FBI Kavanaugh probe

President Donald Trump said Monday he wants the FBI to do a “comprehensive” investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by Brett Kavanaugh. But he also said he stands by his …


‘They’re great little animals’: The dusky gopher frog goes before the Supreme Court

Rana sevosa – spotted, big eyes, about three inches long and with a mating call that has been compared to a human’s snore – is one of the most endangered …


Officials: White House not ‘micromanaging’ Kavanaugh probe

Senior Trump administration officials insisted Sunday that the White House is not “micromanaging” a new FBI background check of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and that senators are dictating the …


FBI contacts Kavanaugh Yale classmate in its investigation

The FBI has contacted Deborah Ramirez, who’s accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct when he was a Yale student, as part of the bureau’s investigation of the Supreme Court nominee, …


Many women line up in support of Kavanaugh pick

As the Senate is divided on President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick, so too are women across the country.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 29, 2018, 12:49 p.m.

Quiet start to Supreme Court term amid tumult over Kavanaugh

Americans watched Thursday’s high court nomination hearing of Judge Brett Kavanaugh with rapt attention. On Monday, the court will begin its new term with the crack of the marshal’s gavel …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 28, 2018, 4:20 p.m.

Trump agrees to FBI probe of Kavanaugh, bows to Flake, Dems

Reversing course, President Donald Trump bowed to Democrats’ demands Friday for a deeper FBI investigation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after Republican Sen. Jeff Flake balked at voting for …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 27, 2018, 10:27 p.m.

Spokane students track Kavanaugh hearings, but at a distance

National media outlets lent their full attention to the emotional, and at time combative, testimony emerging in Washington, D.C. Thursday during hearings into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s past and …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 27, 2018, 9:36 p.m.

Fiery Kavanaugh rebuts quiet accuser Ford in Senate showdown

In an extraordinary and highly emotional day of Senate testimony, California psychology professor Christine Blasey Ford quietly recounted her “100 percent” certainty Thursday that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh had …


Michael Gerson: This is not politics as usual – it is political pyromania

One of the dubious advantages of a Supreme Court nomination battle is how it brings into the open some of the vicious, ideological arguments that are normally hidden by shame …


Charles Lane: Judiciary endangered by partisan politics

No matter how the fight over Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court ends, the lesson of it is already clear: The court is too important. The Senate confirmation …


Trump says his past accusers influence thinking on Kavanaugh

An agitated President Donald Trump acknowledged Wednesday that past accusations of sexual misconduct against him have influenced the way he views similar allegations against other men, including his Supreme Court …


Hill says Kavanaugh isn’t a #MeToo referendum

Her 1991 testimony against Clarence Thomas riveted the nation, but failed to derail his nomination to the Supreme Court. Now, 27 years later, Anita Hill says the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 26, 2018, 2:47 p.m.

Third Kavanaugh accuser on eve of dramatic hearing

On the eve of a showdown hearing, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the senators who will judge him confronted a third set of lurid allegations Wednesday accusing him of …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 25, 2018, 7:58 p.m.

Trump says Dems using ‘con game’ to sink Kavanaugh court bid

President Donald Trump accused Democrats on Tuesday of using a “con game” to try scuttling Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination and disparaged the account of the second woman accusing Kavanaugh …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 24, 2018, 1:05 p.m.

Republicans launch full-scale save-Kavanaugh campaign

Republicans thundered into an all-out campaign to save Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination Monday as a second woman accused him of a long-ago sexual assault. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 23, 2018, 9:38 p.m.

As Senate hearing set for Brett Kavanaugh, new accuser emerges

The Senate Judiciary Committee scheduled a hearing Thursday for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, a woman who says he sexually assaulted her as a teenager, as …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 9:53 p.m.

Kavanaugh, Ford agree to testify on Thursday, source says

Negotiators reached a tentative agreement Saturday for the Senate Judiciary Committee to hear testimony Thursday from Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault …


David Von Drehle: How will McConnell play this hand?

Every chip in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s pile has been shoved into the center of the table. His high-stakes gamble for conservative control of the Supreme Court may be …


Analysis: Trump upends GOP strategy on assault claim

Republicans for days have been trying, with some success, not to blame the accuser in the high-stakes he-said-she-said roiling the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. They calibrated their comments …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 9:18 a.m.

Trump drops civil tone, slams Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh accuser credibility

Abandoning his previous restraint, President Donald Trump challenged by name the woman accusing his Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault on Friday, declaring that if the alleged attack was so …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 8:18 p.m.

Under right terms, Kavanaugh accuser may testify after all

Christine Blasey Ford would testify next week to the Senate about her accusation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh assaulted her when both were high school students if agreement can …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 19, 2018, 4:40 p.m.

Trump says ‘hard to imagine’ Kavanaugh assaulted woman

President Donald Trump said Wednesday the White House and Republican supporters of Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination would have to “make a decision” on going forward if the woman accusing …