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iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — As Judge Brett Kavanaugh faces an allegation of sexual assault, the Supreme Court nominee’s prospects for confirmation could be in peril as Democrats pressure Republican Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles Grassley to delay an anticipated committee vote to send his nomination to the full Senate on Thursday. The burning question everyone from the White […]

Zach Gibson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., renewed his call to postpone the confirmation vote on Supreme Court Justice Nominee Brett Kavanaugh after an explosive report revealed a California professor, Christine Blasey Ford, accused the nominee of attempted sexual assault in the 1980s. “I think the allegations by Professor Ford are extremely […]

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in a new statement Monday strongly denied a woman’s claim that he sexually assaulted her in high school, saying “this never happened.” “This is a completely false allegation,” Kavanaugh said in the statement released by the White House. I have never done anything like what the […]

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — When voters go to the polls in five states, a verified paper trail will not follow them. At a time of heightened concerns over election interference, election-security experts have called for that to change, suggesting paper results – visually confirmed by voters – would help state officials recover in the event of meddling […]

Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — A California psychology professor who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in high school wants to cooperate with federal lawmakers considering the nomination, but doesn’t want to be part of a Washington “bloodletting,” her attorney said on Good Morning America Monday. Christine […]

Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — During Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, his friend and adviser Michael Flynn enjoyed the spotlight in a way few other retired generals have. But these days, after pleading guilty to lying to the FBI, he speaks only rarely and cautiously in public as he prepares to be sentenced. “I want to […]

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — A California psychology professor who claims Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh attempted to sexually assault her when they were in high school identified herself in a story published Sunday in the Washington Post, saying, “I thought he might inadvertently kill me.” Ford, a psychology professor at Palo Alto University who […]

Mario Tama/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — FEMA Administrator Brock Long defended President Trump’s controversial claims which doubt new estimates on the Hurricane Maria death toll in Puerto Rico and said that the new numbers included “indirect” deaths due to stress, accidents due to failed infrastructure, and spousal abuse. Long argued on Sunday morning that a study by […]

David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Former independent counsel Ken Starr, who led federal investigations of President Clinton, said special counsel Robert Mueller’s striking a deal to win the cooperation of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is a “very significant breakthrough” and “really good for the country.” Starr told ABC News Chief White House […]

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Trump has repeatedly sought to amplify his administration’s preparedness for Hurricane Florence, using social media to stress the dangers of remaining in evacuation zones and urge residents of North and South Carolina to heed warnings from FEMA and state-level authorities. While a president can benefit from appearing to be in […]

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