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  1. McConnell May Cancel August Recess to Keep Democrats From Going Home to CampaignMcConnell knows there are more incumbent Democrats than Republicans in competitive races. Threatening to keep them in D.C. could make them malleable.
  2. Senate Panel Poised to Reject Pompeo for Secretary of StateBut the CIA director is likely to get the promotion, anyway.
  3. A 2018 Anthony Kennedy Retirement Would Light Up a Fiery Battle for the SenateThe 2018 electoral landscape is currently focused on the House. But a postelection SCOTUS-confirmation fight could make every Senate seat matter.
  4. More Trouble for Tom Price on His Biomedical InvestmentsOn the eve of a committee vote on his confirmation, new evidence shows Price may have gotten a sweet deal on a dubious stock purchase.
  5. the national interest
    Clinton and the Politics of ’90s Racial BacklashA political and cultural reexamination of a trying decade.
  6. Fact-Checking HBO’s ConfirmationHow close did the film come to accurately representing the hearings?
  7. tv review
    HBO’s Confirmation Is a Competent, But Unremarkable DocudramaIts proximity to the broadcast of FX’s The People vs. O.J. Simpson makes its undistinguished competence more irritating.
  8. chat room
    Wendell Pierce on Playing Clarence Thomas“Dirty laundry being aired — especially in the African-American community — is difficult to watch.”
  9. Your Guide to the Key Figures in HBO’s ConfirmationAnd where they are now.
  10. confirmation
    Kerry Washington: Confirmation Isn’t Propaganda“There is this idea that I’m making the film for a political agenda.”
  11. fact-checking blogs
    Blog Will Fact-check HBO’s Confirmationwww.nothanks.com
  12. Anita Hill Still Wants More Women in Leadership Positions“We haven’t even come close in terms of representation to a critical mass.”
  13. the industry
    Rick Famuyiwa to Direct Kerry Washington for HBOHe’ll wear the white (director’s) hat.
  14. castings
    It’s Handled: Kerry Washington Is Playing Anita HillShe’s starring in and producing Confirmation for HBO.