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Alyssa Milano: An Equal Rights Amendment would have helped Christine Blasey Ford Alyssa Milano: An Equal Rights Amendment would have helped Christine Blasey Ford
WASHINGTON – To Alyssa Milano, the Kavanaugh-Ford hearing underscores a point many women have been arguing for nearly 100 years: The country needs an Equal Rights Amendment. The actress and activist, who helped launch the #MeToo movement with a tweet this time last year, told USA TODAY that an ERA would have helped Christine Blasey Ford, who testified in an emotional Senate Judiciary Committee ...
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Complaints filed against Brett Kavanaugh are transferred to Colorado court for handling Complaints filed against Brett Kavanaugh are transferred to Colorado court for handling
WASHINGTON – More than a dozen complaints filed against new Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh were transferred to a federal appeals court in Colorado on Wednesday. The judicial misconduct grievances were originally filed at the federal appeals court in Washington, where Kavanaugh served previously. Chief Justice John Roberts transferred the complaints to a court in Denver so they...
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Hurricane Michael brings fight over Fla. voter registration deadline extension Hurricane Michael brings fight over Fla. voter registration deadline extension
TALLAHASSEE – The looming threat of Hurricane Michael to the Florida Panhandle has brought back a recurring campaign election fight: extending voter registration deadlines for those affected by storms. Gov. Rick Scott's administration authorized extending Tuesday's voter registration deadline in counties that closed election offices because of the storm to one day after offices are able to reop...
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McConnell appears open to election year nomination if Supreme Court seat vacant in 2020 McConnell appears open to election year nomination if Supreme Court seat vacant in 2020
WASHINGTON – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is not ruling out a third Supreme Court seat being filled by President Donald Trump – even if a vacancy does not open up until 2020. Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace expressed surprise that McConnell would allow a 2020 nomination to go through because the Republican leader refused to consider President Barack Obama's nominee, Merrick Garlan...
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Protesters disrupt final vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court justice Protesters disrupt final vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court justice
Senators voting to eventually confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court were forced repeatedly to stop so that protesters could be cleared from the room. The scene unfolded Saturday afternoon as Kavanaugh was officially being placed on the nation's highest court. Protesters could almost immediately be heard when Vice President Mike Pence began to oversee the voting. Before Pence ca...
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Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination heads to final Senate vote with near-certain confirmation Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination heads to final Senate vote with near-certain confirmation
WASHINGTON - It's the last hurdle for Brett Kavanaugh. Republicans appear to have the votes needed to confirm Kavanaugh and tilt the Supreme Court in favor of conservatives for years to come. A full Senate vote is scheduled sometime after 4 p.m. Saturday. For weeks, Kavanaugh's future has hung in the balance during hours of hearings, FBI investigations and a smattering of sexual assault al...
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'We believe survivors!': Energized Kavanaugh protesters make last gasp push 'We believe survivors!': Energized Kavanaugh protesters make last gasp push
WASHINGTON – Barbara Smith got her start in protesting during the Vietnam War. On Thursday she was back at it, among the first to arrive at a rally here against Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court. “It’s unreal that those of us of a certain generation have to do this again,” said Smith, 67, of Richmond, Virginia, as she waved a sign that included photos of her grandchildren. "My j...
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Donald Trump has treated Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford like a Faberge egg, Kellyanne Conway says Donald Trump has treated Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford like a Faberge egg, Kellyanne Conway says
WASHINGTON – White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, who has revealed she herself is a victim of sexual assault, defended President Donald Trump's mimicking of Christine Blasey Ford during a political rally in Mississippi Tuesday night. Conway said Wednesday that Brett Kavanaugh's accuser "has been treated like a Faberge egg by all of us, beginning with me and the president." Criticizing tes...
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Former President Barack Obama endorses 260 additional Democratic candidates Former President Barack Obama endorses 260 additional Democratic candidates
WASHINGTON – Former President Barack Obama on Monday announced endorsements of another 260 Democratic candidates in November midterm elections, bringing his total number of endorsements this year to about 350. Obama is focusing on close races for governor, U.S. Senate, U.S. House and state legislatures in which he believes his support will make a meaningful difference. He said the candidates "m...
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Tropical Storm Rosa brings flood threat to 12 million people in the Southwest Tropical Storm Rosa brings flood threat to 12 million people in the Southwest
The remnants of Hurricane Rosa are forecast to bring heavy rain and the threat of flash flooding to the Southwest over the next few days. The now-tropical storm – which had been as strong as a Category 4 hurricane – is poised to make landfall along Mexico's Baja California Peninsula on Monday evening, where heavy rain was already being reported. Flood watches are in effect across portions of...
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