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AP-NORC Poll: Just 1 in 4 thinks Kavanaugh told entire truth

Just 1 in 4 people thinks Brett Kavanaugh was completely honest when as a Supreme Court nominee he gave sworn testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee last month, with Republicans …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018

Trump to campaign for Republican in Kentucky U.S. House race

President Donald Trump made plans to spend another Saturday night on the road, this time campaigning for a three-term Republican congressman from Kentucky who is facing a strong challenge in …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 10, 2018

Supreme Court transparency group buys eponymous Kavanaugh site to aid victims

A black-and-white photo of the facade of the United States Supreme Court Building strips the top of the website. The vantage point, looking up at columns, makes the building feel …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 10, 2018

FBI chief says ‘usual process met in Kavanaugh probe

FBI Director Chris Wray on Wednesday defended the FBI’s background investigation of new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, saying the work was limited in scope and that the “usual process” …


Court mood is jovial as Kavanaugh takes his place on bench

Brett Kavanaugh took the bench with his new Supreme Court colleagues for the first time Tuesday in a jovial atmosphere that was strikingly at odds with the tension and rancor …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018

Kavanaugh fight ignites passions for both parties in midterms

The most acrimonious Supreme Court confirmation battle in modern times hardened the fault lines in U.S. politics that put President Donald Trump in office but now could give enraged Democratic …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 7, 2018

McConnell says Senate ‘not broken’ after Kavanaugh fight

Picking up the pieces after a contentious nomination battle, the Senate’s majority leader said Sunday that the chamber won’t be irreparably damaged by the wrenching debate over sexual misconduct that …


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: Thu., Oct. 4, 2018

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

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 …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 2, 2018

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

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 …


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 …


Trump urges supporters to vote in wake of Kavanaugh hearing

President Donald Trump on Saturday turned his embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh into a rallying cry for Republicans to vote in November, saying they can help reject the “ruthless …


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, …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 27, 2018

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 …


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

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

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: Sun., Sept. 23, 2018

Idaho teens reached out to Kavanaugh accuser. Now they’re getting attention, too

“We feel connected to the 15-year-old girl still living inside of you, and are outraged by the 17-year-old boy still living inside of him,” wrote three Idaho girls in an …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 23, 2018

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: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018

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

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 …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2018

Kavanaugh’s accuser wants FBI probe before she testifies

Christine Blasey Ford wants the FBI to investigate her allegation that she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh before she testifies at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing …


California professor, writer of confidential Brett Kavanaugh letter, speaks out about her allegation of sexual assault

Christine Blasey Ford wrote a confidential letter to a senior Democratic lawmaker alleging that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her more than three decades ago. Since Wednesday, she …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018

Kavanaugh reportedly accused of sexual misconduct in letter flagged to FBI by Democrats

Democrats alerted the FBI on Thursday to decades-old sexual-misconduct allegations against President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, according to reports and a person familiar with the matter.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 12, 2018

Booker releases new confidential records about Kavanaugh

Sen. Cory Booker on Wednesday night released a new batch of committee confidential documents about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh even after a conservative judicial group referred his earlier disclosures …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 12, 2018

$1 million pledged against Collins if she backs Kavanaugh

A campaign urging Republican Sen. Susan Collins to vote against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has generated more than $1 million in pledges, money that would go to her opponent …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018

Democrats make final attempt to block Kavanaugh confirmation

Senate Democrats mounted a last, ferocious attempt Thursday to paint Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as a foe of abortion rights and a likely defender of President Donald Trump if …