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Senate Judiciary Committee

  1. bill barr
    Watch Cory Booker Try Not to Laugh as Kamala Harris Questions William BarrAs Barr fumbled his answer to the former prosecutor, Booker had to take a moment to regroup.
  2. mueller time
    Comey Calls Trump a Devourer of SoulsThe former FBI Director dissects the gradual self-corruption of Attorney General Barr and other Trump servants.
  3. mueller time
    Why Mueller Complained to Barr About the Spin on His ReportThere’s more evidence that Barr wanted to whitewash Mueller’s findings, and he’ll have to testify about it in Congress this week.
  4. politics
    Trump’s Nominee for Deputy AG Won’t Say Brown v. Board Was Rightly DecidedThe prospective number-two DOJ official, which enforces civil rights laws, wouldn’t endorse the most important Supreme Court civil rights decision.
  5. russia investigation
    Lindsey Graham Just Made It Less Likely the Public Will See the Mueller ReportGraham shut down the House motion to give the Mueller report to the public and called for a counter-investigation into Hillary Clinton’s 2016 conduct.
  6. senate judiciary committee
    Republicans Finally Appoint Two Women to the Senate Judiciary CommitteeJoni Ernst and Marsha Blackburn are trusted party loyalists and hard-core anti-abortion lawmakers who can provide cover for their party’s misogyny.
  7. musical chairs
    Lindsey Graham to Become Senate Judiciary Chairman and Trump Point ManThe formerly independent Graham will now be the point man for Trump in a very sensitive position.
  8. politics
    Grassley Suggests Women Can’t Handle Judiciary CommitteeHe then claimed in his walk back that women outwork men in the Senate and should dominate the Supreme Court.
  9. the kavanaugh hearings
    Republican Senator Orrin Hatch to Kavanaugh Protesters: ‘Grow Up’Not his finest moment.
  10. the kavanaugh hearings
    As FBI Wraps Up Investigation, Republicans Set Friday Vote on KavanaughMaybe it’s a bluff, but Republicans seem to think they can get him confirmed this weekend.
  11. the kavanaugh hearings
    Rachel Mitchell’s Kavanaugh Report Just Tells Republicans What They Want to HearThe report on her questioning of Christine Ford and Brett Kavanaugh reads like the work of a GOP operative, not a serious sex-crimes prosecutor.
  12. the kavanaugh hearings
    Ghosts of Anita Hill Testimony, Crime Bill Haunt Biden’s 2020 Presidential BidJoe Biden actions while he was chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee could cause problems for a presidential run.
  13. the kavanaugh hearings
    In Memo, Outside Prosecutor Pokes Holes in Christine Blasey Ford’s TestimonyRachel Mitchell told GOP Senators that no “reasonable prosecutor” would bring charges against Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
  14. the kavanaugh hearings
    American Bar Association: Delay Kavananugh Confirmation for FBI InvestigationThe ABA wants an FBI investigation into the sexual misconduct claims against the judge.
  15. the kavanaugh hearings
    Judiciary to Vote on Kavanaugh Friday, His Confirmation Still UncertainThe full Senate could vote as soon as early next week.
  16. the kavanaugh hearings
    All the Questions Kavanaugh Didn’t Answer During the Senate Judiciary CommitteeBrett Kavanaugh evaded and dodged his ways through the Democrats’ questioning.
  17. 2018 midterms
    Here’s What Happens If Republicans Dump KavanaughIt’s unlikely, but if Trump pulls the plug on Kavanaugh he’ll have time to nominate someone else in time for confirmation later this year.
  18. the kavanaugh hearings
    What to Expect During Christine Blasey Ford’s Senate Judiciary HearingChristine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh will both testify.
  19. the kavanaugh hearings
    Trump Says Kavanaugh’s Accusers Are Like His Own: FraudulentIn a press conference, Trump dismissed sexual assault accusers — Brett Kavanaugh’s and his own — while hinting he could yet nix the nomination.
  20. the kavanaugh confirmation
    GOP Sticking With Kavanaugh Game Plan Despite New AllegationsIt’s going to be awkward at tomorrow’s hearing for Republicans to pretend Christine Blasey Ford is Kavanaugh’s only accuser.
  21. the kavanaugh hearings
    GOP Hires Arizona Sex Crimes Prosecutor to Question Kavanaugh and FordUnlike the 11 Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, she’s a woman.
  22. the kavanaugh hearings
    Deborah Ramirez’s Lawyer Claims Senate Judiciary Committee ‘Refused’ to Meet“Ms. Ramirez is ready to swear to the FBI under penalty of perjury. Why won’t the Senate Judiciary Committee welcome that?”
  23. the kavanaugh confirmation
    Grassley Closes, then Reopens Talks with Ford Over TestimonyLooks like Republicans have decided they’ve got the votes to confirm Kavanaugh and will no longer try to look sympathetic to the judge’s accuser.
  24. the kavanaugh confirmation
    Trump Should Have Nominated a Woman to the Supreme CourtTrump’s famous vetting process did not protect him from a SCOTUS nominee who may join the president as a presumed sexual predator.
  25. the kavanaugh hearings
    Kavanaugh Testimony Ends With No Bombshells, But a Lot of EvasionsThe nominee sometimes sounded like a criminal defendant taking the Fifth.
  26. Why Kavanaugh Stayed in the Middle of the Road in His Opening StatementTo hear the SCOTUS nominee, he’s a centrist who is zealously protective of the independence of the judiciary and devoted to women’s rights.
  27. Democrats Come Out With Guns Blazing at Kavanaugh HearingMaybe Senate Democrats will roll over eventually, but they aren’t going quietly along with the Kavanaugh confirmation initially.
  28. Jeff Sessions Can’t Recall a Lot of Things“I can’t believe I can’t remember that.”
  29. Senators: Jared Kushner Failed to Hand Over Emails About WikiLeaks and RussiaPresident Trump’s do-it-all son-in-law has an ongoing paperwork problem.
  30. politics
    Senate Judiciary Committee to Drop Subpoena of Paul ManafortThe former Trump campaign chair will no longer face a public hearing on Wednesday.
  31. The Senate Is Now Investigating Former Attorney General Loretta LynchThe Justice Department’s handling of the Clinton email investigation is at the center of the senators’ questions.
  32. Sally Yates Told White House That Russia Could Blackmail Mike Flynn“To state the obvious, you don’t want your national security adviser compromised by the Russians,” the former acting attorney general testified.
  33. Trump Is Going to Lose It When He Finds Out About This Obscure Senate RuleHe has just nominated ten federal judges. Democratic senators can use the arcane “blue slip” practice to block three.
  34. Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley Spoke for 15-Plus Hours to Protest Gorsuch“Change the nominee. Protect the integrity of the court.”
  35. SCOTUS Just Gutted a Gorsuch Opinion — and Made Him Look ExtremeIn the midst of the nominee’s confirmation hearing, SCOTUS makes him look more conservative than Clarence Thomas on education rights.
  36. Judge Neil Gorsuch’s Rope-a-Dope Act With Democratic SenatorsThe SCOTUS nominee avoids saying anything controversial, frustrating his opposition.
  37. Sessions Won’t Commit to Letting You Smoke Pot Even Where Legal Under State LawSessions said it’s not his job to repeal or refuse to enforce federal drug laws, but did admit strictly enforcing them would be a “resource problem.”