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  1. 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.
  2. 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?”
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. the kavanaugh hearings
    Kavanaugh Testimony Ends With No Bombshells, But a Lot of EvasionsThe nominee sometimes sounded like a criminal defendant taking the Fifth.
  6. the kavanaugh hearings
    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.
  7. the kavanaugh hearings
    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.
  8. Jeff Sessions Can’t Recall a Lot of Things“I can’t believe I can’t remember that.”
  9. 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.
  10. politics
    Senate Judiciary Committee to Drop Subpoena of Paul ManafortThe former Trump campaign chair will no longer face a public hearing on Wednesday.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley Spoke for 15-Plus Hours to Protest Gorsuch“Change the nominee. Protect the integrity of the court.”
  15. 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.
  16. Judge Neil Gorsuch’s Rope-a-Dope Act With Democratic SenatorsThe SCOTUS nominee avoids saying anything controversial, frustrating his opposition.
  17. 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.”
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