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Katie McDonough Katie McDonough Jul 15, 2019.

Donald Trump Orders 'Limited in Scope' FBI Investigation of Brett Kavanaugh Allegations 

Donald Trump Orders 'Limited in Scope' FBI Investigation of Brett Kavanaugh Allegations 

Donald Trump has ordered the F.B.I. to investigate sexual assault allegations made against Brett Kavanaugh, as was requested by Christine Blasey Ford and Senate Democrats on the Judiciary Committee.

“I’ve ordered the FBI to conduct a supplemental investigation to update Judge Kavanaugh’s file,” Trump said in a statement late Friday afternoon. “As the Senate has requested, this update must be...

Prachi Gupta Prachi Gupta Jul 15, 2019.

Senate Democrats Sue for Immediate Release of Brett Kavanaugh's Records

Senate Democrats Sue for Immediate Release of Brett Kavanaugh's Records

Six Senate Democrats who say they have been frustrated by a lack of transparency throughout Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing have filed a federal lawsuit requesting the immediate release of records about his tenure as a lawyer for the George W. Bush White House and subsequent nomination as a federal judge.

On Monday, as BuzzFeed News reports, Sens. Richard...

Hannah Gold Hannah Gold Jul 15, 2019.

Senator Claire McCaskill to Vote Against Brett Kavanaugh Confirmation

Senator Claire McCaskill to Vote Against Brett Kavanaugh Confirmation

On Wednesday evening the moderate Democratic senator from Missouri Claire McCaskill announced she will vote “no” on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.

In the statement where her decision was announced McCaskill said this choice was not influenced by the sexual assault allegation leveled against Kavanaugh by professor Christine Blasey Ford, but rather because “He has revealed...

Prachi Gupta Prachi Gupta Jul 15, 2019.

Senate Judiciary Committee Advances Brett Kavanaugh, Punts on Question of FBI Investigation [Updated]

Senate Judiciary Committee Advances Brett Kavanaugh, Punts on Question of FBI Investigation [Updated]

On Friday morning, hours after Dr. Christine Blasey Ford offered grueling , heartbreaking testimony about being sexually assaulted at age 15 and Brett Kavanaugh, while lying through his teeth, yelled about being good, Republicans barreled forward with a confirmation vote. Along party lines, they voted 11-10, in support of advancing Kavanaugh’s nomination to a full vote on the Senate...

Frida Garza Frida Garza Jul 15, 2019.

SNL Takes On Kavanaugh, Pete Davidson Takes on Kanye, and I Want to Lie Down

<i>SNL</i> Takes On Kavanaugh, Pete Davidson Takes on Kanye, and I Want to Lie Down

The Senate confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court in the early evening on Saturday, and just hours later, Saturday Night Live’s cold open imagined Republican lawmakers partying to celebrate and openly admitting they don’t care about women, a portrayal of our political landscape that read (to me) as entirely too generous.

“We made a lot of women real worried today,” SNL’s...

Clio Chang Clio Chang Jul 15, 2019.

The Credibility of 'Our Boys'

The Credibility of 'Our Boys'

While watching Nick Sandmann—the Covington Catholic High School student whose contemptuous gaze and taunting classmates were captured by dozens of cameras over the weekend—on the Today show, saying that he had not intended to be disrespectful to Native American Elder Nathan Phillips, I was reminded of a piece I read recently about the “credibility economy.”

Speaking about Brett Kavanaugh and...

Ashley Reese Ashley Reese Jul 14, 2019.

Ivanka Trump Gives Ivanka Trump Treatment to Brett Kavanaugh Allegations 

Ivanka Trump Gives Ivanka Trump Treatment to Brett Kavanaugh Allegations 

Ivanka Trump has weighed in on the Brett Kavanaugh sexual assault allegations in her familiar (and routinely ineffective) way, according to a report from Vanity Fair. 

A source said that, behind the scenes, Ivanka suggested her father “cut bait” and drop Kavanaugh as Supreme Court nominee. Whether she came to this conclusion out of empathy for Christine Blasey Ford—the California professor who...

Whitney Kimball Whitney Kimball Jul 14, 2019.

Christine Blasey Ford Will Testify on Thursday

Christine Blasey Ford Will Testify on Thursday

Despite being broadsided in the media and receiving death threats, just as she had anticipated she would–and Doxxed and forced to flee her home –Dr. Christine Blasey Ford has announced via her attorneys that she will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee as to her allegation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh attempted to rape her while they were in high school. Kavanaugh has...

Clio Chang Clio Chang Jul 14, 2019.

So Literally Any Woman Will Do, I Guess? 

So Literally Any Woman Will Do, I Guess? 

During her opening remarks at the hearing on Donald Trump’s very bad attorney general nominee William Barr, Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, also welcomed two racist, reactionary Republican women to the committee. You know, for feminism’s sake.

“Twenty-five years ago there were no women on this committee. I’ll never forget watching the Anita Hill hearing,”...

Katie McDonough Katie McDonough Jul 13, 2019.

Men Recall Bar Fights 

Men Recall Bar Fights 

I have known the taste of another man’s blood.

I have looked into another man’s eyes and seen the void staring back at me.

I have heard death’s call and answered, “Not today.”

Not today.

Clio Chang Clio Chang Jul 13, 2019.

Anita Hill On Where We Are Now and Where We Go Next

Anita Hill On Where We Are Now and Where We Go Next

It was hard not to watch Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court, and the treatment of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford after she came forward, without feeling like not much has changed since 1991 when Clarence Thomas was confirmed in the wake of Anita Hill’s testimony. “I see women today who are still in pain and reeling from 1991 and then revisited it and brought up more memories in...

Esther Wang Esther Wang Jul 13, 2019.

Christine Blasey Ford Still Hasn't Been Able to Return Home, Continues to Receive 'Unending' Death Threats

Christine Blasey Ford Still Hasn't Been Able to Return Home, Continues to Receive 'Unending' Death Threats

Christine Blasey Ford still cannot move back home due to the “unending” death threats she’s received since she came forward with her allegations that Brett Kavanaugh assaulted her as a teenager, according to one of her attorneys.

In an appearance on MSNBC on Sunday, Debra Katz shared that it will be “quite some time” before she and her family will be able to return home.

“This has been...

Prachi Gupta Prachi Gupta Jul 13, 2019.

Mitch McConnell Says the Kavanaugh Vote Will Happen on Friday

Mitch McConnell Says the Kavanaugh Vote Will Happen on Friday
Barf BagWelcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.  

As my grandfather says, “I feel like I have aged 7 days in the past week.”

Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Senate will vote on Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmatio on Friday. [Bloomberg]Prioritizing speed over justice, the White...
Ashley Reese Ashley Reese Jul 13, 2019.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Says White House Is 'Open' to Deborah Ramirez Testifying

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Says White House Is 'Open' to Deborah Ramirez Testifying

In the closest thing she’s had to a press briefing in nearly a month, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders sat down with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos to discuss the sexual assault allegations against President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. The White House, Sanders said, would be open to the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing testimony from Deborah Ramirez,...

Ashley Reese Ashley Reese Jul 13, 2019.

Amy Klobuchar Talks About That Awful Exchange With Brett Kavanaugh 

Amy Klobuchar Talks About That Awful Exchange With Brett Kavanaugh 

Amy Klobuchar, Democratic Senator from Minnesota, spoke with CBS This Morning about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s performance during yesterday’s hearing concerning sexual assault allegations against him. It’s safe to say that Klobuchar was unimpressed by his white bro-rage .

Klobuchar was asked about one moment in particular when, after asking Kavanaugh if he ever drank so much that...

Esther Wang Esther Wang Jul 13, 2019.

Orrin Hatch to Survivors of Sexual Assault: 'Grow Up'

Orrin Hatch to Survivors of Sexual Assault: 'Grow Up'
Barf BagWelcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.  

I drank five cans of Diet Dr. Pepper today and I don’t feel great! How was your day?

Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:This is nauseating. [Twitter]

Lifelong Republican and former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens doesn’t think Kavanaugh should be on the Supreme...
Jul 12, 2019.

The Hearing: An Open Thread 

The Hearing: An Open Thread 

Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh will each give testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday at 10 a.m. eastern. Watching the hearing might be hard, watching cable news cover these allegations and the lead up to the hearing like the Super Bowl has already been hard.

We’re opening this up to talk about it, if you need it.

If you are a survivor of sexual assault and need...

Prachi Gupta Prachi Gupta Jul 12, 2019.

Well This Is a Truly Deranged Ad From 'Moms for Kavanaugh' 

Well This Is a Truly Deranged Ad From 'Moms for Kavanaugh' 

Here’s a not at all extremely intense or insane ad put out by an organization called Catholic Vote in support of Brett Kavanaugh .

In the video, mothers bathe baby boys in the sink. They pat their heads. They watch them swing on swings. These babies grow to become fine boys, who rake leaves virtuously. Then, men who chop wood, also virtuously. Men who fight fires. Men who do manly...

Prachi Gupta Prachi Gupta Jul 12, 2019.

Protesters Swarm Senate Offices to Stop Brett Kavanaugh 

Protesters Swarm Senate Offices to Stop Brett Kavanaugh 

Women across the country are leading protests at the offices of several U.S. senators, calling on them to block the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by two women.

Below, a livestream of the protests at Maine Sen. Susan Collins’s Capitol Hill, where police begun making arrests:

Collins, a pro-choice Republican, holds one of the...

Ashley Reese Ashley Reese Jul 12, 2019.

Brett Kavanaugh Likes Women Clerks Who 'Looked a Certain Way'

Brett Kavanaugh Likes Women Clerks Who 'Looked a Certain Way'

An unnamed Yale Law School student was advised that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh liked his women clerks to have a “certain look.”

The Huffington Post reports that the student was prepping for judicial clerkships when her professors—Jed Rubenfeld and his wife Amy Chua of Tiger Mom fame —offered this ever so sage advice, which she considered a “yellow flag.”

From the Huffington...

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