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U.S. Senate Photographic Studio(WASHINGTON) — Several female lawmakers spoke out on Thursday about what they see as the rushed process for Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh in the wake of a sexual assault allegation. Joined by supporters of Christine Blasey Ford, who has said the nominee assaulted her during a party decades ago when […]

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Google has been alerting U.S. senators and aides in the past year of hacking attempts by foreign governments targeting their personal email accounts. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., sent a letter to Senate leaders Wednesday noting the attacks and warning that Senate security staff have declined to help. “My office has also discovered that […]

Medioimages/Photodisc/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Music Modernization Act, which would substantially change the way musicians are compensated for their work played on streaming services, passed a major milestone in the Senate this week. The Senate approved the bipartisan bill unanimously on Tuesday, following House passage of a similar bill in April. The measures must now be reconciled […]

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The overarching message from Republicans Wednesday to Christine Blasey Ford: Show up or we’re heading to a vote. “She said she wanted to appear but if she changes her mind and refuses to appear, there’s not much we can do,” the number two Republican in the Senate, John Cornyn of Texas, said of […]

ABCNews.com(WASHINGTON) — Samantha Guerry, a former classmate of Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault when they were both in high school in suburban Maryland decades ago, said it’s “just not possible” that her friend is mistaken on his identity. “I find that very, well frankly it makes […]

Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump says he wants to hear from the accuser of his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh but said it’s hard for him to believe that the allegation brought by professor Christine Blasey Ford is true. “If she shows up and makes a credible showing, that will be very interesting […]

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — President Donald thanked first responders in a Twitter video where he described Florence as “tough” one of the “wettest” hurricanes ever. “This is a tough hurricane,” he said. “One of the wettest we’ve ever seen from the standpoint of water.” He added: “Florence has been a nasty one. A big one like that […]

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — President Trump on Tuesday launched a fresh attack at Jeff Sessions, his beleaguered attorney general, saying in an interview that he “doesn’t have an attorney general.” Trump made the remark in an interview with The Hill. According to the news organization, the president repeatedly expressed his “disappointment” with Sessions for recusing himself […]

Marla Aufmuth/Getty Images for Texas Conference for Women(WASHINGTON) — Anita Hill Wednesday advised the Senate to “push the pause button” on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after a sexual assault allegation. Hill, who appeared on “Good Morning America” Wednesday, accused Clarence Thomas in 1991 of making unwanted advances and lewd remarks when they worked at […]

U.S. House of Representatives(WASHINGTON) — Rep. Anna Eshoo, the California Democrat who was first approached by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser over the summer, describes Christine Blasey Ford as a “gentle, honest person who may change people’s minds.” Eshoo told ABC News’ “Powerhouse Politics” podcast host Jonathan Karl that she met with the college […]


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