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Fox PoliticsSep 20, 2018
Kavanaugh opposition loses steam as his accuser balks at testifying
After the nation was riveted by the Senate testimony of Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas, the Supreme Court nomination came to a vote.

The Daily BeastSep 19, 2018
Samantha Bee to Kavanaugh Defenders: Rape Is ‘Never OK… Not Even in High School'
TBS"The president's wang apparently looks like Toad from Mario," Samantha Bee said at the top of her show on Wednesday night. "Keep that relatively happy news in your mind because we're about to talk about something even grosser!"

As expected, Bee spent the first segment of Full Frontal on the sexual-assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the "let's face it, probably a week-long delay" to his confirmation process. "We knew he was against a woman's right to choose," she said. "We just didn't know that included her right to choose not to be under Brett Kavanaugh."

"Politicians and pundits are rushing to Kavanaugh's defense, but some of them sound more like they're confessing to something themselves," Bee continued, pointing to everyone from Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley to New York Times columnist Bari Weiss, who have been questioning whether trying to rape someone in high school should disqualify someone from the highest court even if it is true.

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Reuters PoliticsSep 19, 2018
Trump defends Supreme Court nominee as accuser faces deadline
President Donald Trump on Wednesday stepped up his defense of his U.S. Supreme Court nominee, saying it was hard to imagine Brett Kavanaugh committed a sexual assault and that it would be unfortunate if his accuser did not testify before the Senate.

Washington Post PoliticsSep 19, 2018
Senate Republican signal they will forge ahead on embattled nominee Kavanaugh
Lawyers for the Supreme Court pick's accuser say the rush for a public hearing on Monday is unfair.

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The Daily BeastSep 19, 2018
Senate Republicans Deliver Testimony Ultimatum to Kavanaugh Accuser Christine Blasey Ford
Photo Illustration by The Daily BeastSenate Republicans are presenting Christine Blasey Ford with an ultimatum: testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday, or we'll move on with Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court.

In a letter to Ford's attorney's on Wednesday, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), the committee's chairman, outlined several options including having staff fly to California, where she lives, to interview her far away from the glare of cameras in Washington. He did not, however, acquiesce to her lawyers' demand that the FBI investigate the matter before Ford would testify about her decades-old allegation of sexual assault against Kavanaugh.

"You have stated repeatedly that Dr. Ford wants to tell her story. I sincerely hope that Dr. Ford will accept my invitation to do so, either privately or publicly, on Monday," Grassley wrote in a Wednesday letter to Ford's lawyers, Debra Katz and Lisa Banks. "In the meantime, my staff would still welcome the opportunity to speak with Dr. Ford at a time and place convenient to her."

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Politics - U.S. SenateSep 19, 2018
Once ‘99 Percent Against Trump,' Dean Heller Calls Him ‘Great Leader'
The Nevada senator, the most endangered Senate Republican up for re-election in November, was unusually effusive in praising the president ahead of Mr. Trump's rally in Las Vegas.

CNN PoliticsSep 19, 2018
Kavanaugh accuser's lawyer: 'Rush to a hearing is unnecessary'
An attorney for Christine Blasey Ford said Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley is unnecessarily rushing toward a hearing by pushing for her to testify about her allegation of sexual assault against President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee.

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Kavanaugh Accuser Rejects Senate Hearing as Unfair (New York Times Politics)

The Daily BeastSep 19, 2018
Stephen Colbert Blasts GOP for Trying to ‘Have It Both Ways' on Kavanaugh Allegation
CBSStephen Colbert returned from the Emmy Awards on Wednesday night with a slightly fuller beard and a fire in his belly over the sexual-assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

"Even if Kavanaugh is guilty," the Late Show host expressed his fear that it won't be enough to keep him from getting a lifetime appointment on the country's highest court.

"I'd hate to have someone ask me what I did 35 years ago," Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said in an interview this week. To which Colbert replied, "Yeah, who knows what kind of youthful hijinks Grassley was up to when he was a 49-year-old senator?"

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CNN PoliticsSep 19, 2018
Grassley sets Friday deadline to hear back from Kavanaugh accuser
Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley said Wednesday that he is focused on "doing everything" to make Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers in the 1980s, comfortable with appearing before the committee.

PoliticoSep 19, 2018
'We're very confident:' Trump, GOP growing more bullish about Kavanaugh's survival
Even as a political storm rages on, Trump and his allies believe his Supreme Court nominee can weather an allegation of sexual assault and win Senate confirmation.

Fox PoliticsSep 19, 2018
Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford wants FBI to investigate assault claim: Why the bureau likely won't
Although she's been invited to give her testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee - in private or public - Christine Blasey Ford is pushing for the FBI to investigate her allegation that she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh decades ago.

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Trump defends his Supreme Court nominee, wants accuser to testify (Reuters Politics)

Fox PoliticsSep 19, 2018
Grassley demands Feinstein turn over letter from Kavanaugh accuser: 'I cannot overstate how disappointed I am'
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley on Wednesday unloaded a torrent of criticism on Sen. Dianne Feinstein for her handling of the sexual assault accusations against Brett Kavanaugh, telling the ranking Democrat on the committee, "I cannot overstate how disappointed I am."

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Grassley, Collins urge Kavanaugh accuser Christine Ford to reconsider apparent refusal to testify (Fox Politics)

Democracy NowSep 19, 2018
Rev. William Barber: Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court Would Endanger Rights of Women, Workers & Voters
Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh have cast doubt on whether President Trump's Supreme Court nominee will be confirmed by the Senate. "The process was bad from the beginning," says Rev. Dr. William Barber, co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign and president of Repairers of the Breach. "We are poised to have two presidents that did not win the popular vote, now will have appointed four extreme members to the Supreme Court." Barber says Kavanaugh will be dangerous to voting rights, to labor rights, to healthcare and to women's rights.
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