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Kavanaugh Has Exposed the Savage Amorality of America's Ruling Class

How the DC establishment has responded to his confirmation controversy tells us an awful lot.<p>For decades, Brett Kavanaugh has traveled through the ranks of the conservative movement as smoothly as food slides down the gullet of a force-fed foie gras duck. An elite private high school, Yale, Yale …

Brett Kavanaugh

Brett Kavanaugh faces another allegation of sexual misconduct

Senate Democrats are investigating another allegation of sexual misconduct against President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, this one …

Brett Kavanaugh

I was sexually assaulted. Here’s why I don’t remember many of the details.

<i>Patti Davis is the author, most recently, of the novel “The Earth Breaks in Colors” and the daughter of Ronald and Nancy Reagan.</i><p>Roughly 40 years ago, I showed up at a prominent music executive’s office for an appointment that had been scheduled suspiciously late in the workday. But I wasn’t …

The Plot to Subvert an Election: Unraveling the Russia Story So Far

<b>On an October afternoon before the 2016 election</b>, a huge banner was unfurled from the Manhattan Bridge in New York City: Vladimir V. Putin against a Russian-flag background, and the unlikely word “Peacemaker” below. It was a daredevil happy birthday to the Russian president, who was turning 64.<p>In …

Internet Research Agency

The Kavanaugh Affair Careened Off a Cliff Today

Today has been beyond bizarre. The allegations by Christine Blasey Ford of attempted rape against Brett Kavanaugh continued to play out, but then in …

Brett Kavanaugh

In 1992, Cory Booker wrote of ‘groping’ a high school friend as they ‘fumbled upon a bed’ and issued a call for sexual respect

When he was in high school, Cory Booker, the New Jersey Democrat and possible White House contender, groped his classmate as they kissed. He reached for her breast, and when she swatted his hand away, he made another attempt.<p>The incident resurfaced this week as Booker joined calls for an FBI …

New Jersey

What Putin whispers in Trump’s ear

President Trump met privately with Russian President Vladimir Putin for two hours in Helsinki in the summer, and we still don’t know what the two men discussed. The White House has also made a habit of not providing details of Trump’s calls with world leaders. When it comes to Trump’s private chats …

The White House

Trump feels ‘terribly’ for Kavanaugh as his accuser flees her home

A reporter asked Donald Trump yesterday whether the FBI should re-open its background investigation into Judge Brett Kavanaugh, in light of the …

U.S. Supreme Court

‘Carter Page Is a Very Unlikely GOP Hero’

President Trump and House Republicans are declassifying documents to allege the campaign aide was spied on by Hillary Clinton partisans, but the FBI had been investigating Page’s ties to Russian intelligence for years.<p>Intelligence and law-enforcement veterans broadly agree that President Donald …

Republicans

Trump: Hurricane ‘One of the Wettest We’ve Seen From the Standpoint of Water’

One of the driest we’ve ever seen, from the standpoint of Trump’s umbrella.<p>President Trump frequently posts short videos online of him attempting to …

Obstruction of Justice

How the Law Treats Kids Who Didn't Grow Up Like Kavanaugh

The judge’s allies should ask themselves if young offenders in general deserve more leniency.<p>The scene is familiar: loud music, no parents, and beer. Christine Blasey Ford alleges that, in a Bethesda home in 1982, when she was in high school, then 17-year-old Brett Kavanaugh tried to rape her. …

Brett Kavanaugh

Trump’s latest abuse of power is likely to blow up in his face

President Trump and his Republican allies in Congress are running a systematic campaign of harassment and disruption directed at legitimate law enforcement activity being conducted on behalf of the American people — with the active goal of protecting Trump and his cronies from accountability and …

Donald Trump

How Tucker Carlson bullied Michael Avenatti, by the numbers

As this blog noted last week, Fox News host Tucker Carlson doesn’t deserve your trust. As he introduced interviewee Michael Avenatti on Thursday night, Carlson promised that he wouldn’t use his favored nickname — “creepy porn lawyer” — for the lawyer who has appeared over and over on cable news on …

Opinion

Read Brett Kavanaugh's speech about getting wasted in law school

Bretty Kavanaugh appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee for day three of his confirmation hearing in September. Erin Scott/ZUMA<p>Looking for …

Liberal View

AP Exclusive: WikiLeaks files expose group's inner workings

LONDON (AP) — Julian Assange had just pulled off one of the biggest scoops in journalistic history, splaying the innards of American diplomacy across the web. But technology firms were cutting ties to his WikiLeaks website, cable news pundits were calling for his head and a Swedish sex crime case …

WikiLeaks

California professor, writer of confidential Brett Kavanaugh letter, speaks out about her allegation of sexual assault

By Emma Brown<p>Emma Brown<p>Investigative reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Earlier this summer, Christine Blasey Ford wrote a confidential letter to a senior Democratic lawmaker alleging that Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her more than three decades ago, when they were high school …

Brett Kavanaugh

Russian Cyberwarfare Is Much Worse Than You Think. Donald Trump’s Indifference to It Is Much More Criminal Than You Think.

Two important stories on the same topic have been published recently, and I strongly recommend that you read both of them all the way through. The …

Cyberwarfare

Report: “I thought he might inadvertently kill me.” Author of secret Kavanaugh letter speaks out.

J. Scott Applewhite/AP<p>Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>On Sunday, <i>The Washington Post</i> published an investigation …

Georgetown Preparatory School

Speed Read: ‘Obama Jews’ and Other Shocking Highlights From New Manafort Docs

Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman just pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States and obstruction of justice. More importantly …

Obama Administration

Paul Manafort's Cooperation With Mueller Is the Biggest Blow Yet to Trump

The president and his former campaign chairman have spent months sharing information about the Russia investigation. Now Manafort has decided to help the government.<p>After more than four decades of lobbying on behalf of Republican politicians, foreign dictators, and oligarchs, Paul Manafort is …

Paul Manafort

Manafort will cooperate with Mueller as part of guilty plea, prosecutor says

President Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort agreed Friday to provide testimony to special counsel Robert S. Mueller III as part of a plea deal that could answer some of the most critical questions about whether any Americans conspired with Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election.<p>…

Paul Manafort

President Trump has made more than 5,000 false or misleading claims

On Sept. 7, President Trump woke up in Billings, Mont., flew to Fargo, N.D., visited Sioux Falls, S.D., and eventually returned to Washington. He spoke to reporters on Air Force One, held a pair of fundraisers and was interviewed by three local reporters.<p>In that single day, he publicly made 125 …

Donald Trump

‘Anonymous’ Is Hiding in Plain Sight

More and more, I wonder if the disgruntled senior Trump administration official who wrote the anonymous Op-Ed in The Times was actually representing a group — like a “Murder on the Orient Express” plotline where every senior Trump adviser was in on it. Why? Because the article so perfectly captured …

Bob Woodward Explains in Vivid Detail How Trump Throws Tantrums When Confronted With the Truth on MSNBC's Morning Joe

“I don’t want to hear it,” Trump said, according to Woodward. “... I don’t want to deal with it."Bob Woodward explained to MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that …

World Trade Organization

The Trump Administration Transferred Millions Of Dollars From FEMA To ICE Ahead Of Hurricane Season

As North Carolina braces for a Category 4 hurricane and Puerto Rico still struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria, documents show that the Trump …

Trump Administration

Semi-automatic rifles kill twice as many as other guns, study finds

Health news<p>CHICAGO — Gunmen with semi-automatic rifles wound and kill twice as many people as those using non-automatic weapons, although the chances of dying if shot with either type of weapon are the same, a new analysis shows.<p>Researchers examined FBI data on nearly 250 "active shooter" incidents …

Donald Trump Will Never Forget (To Say Dumb Shit About 9/11)

Trump fabricates Obama quote to make himself look good

Is the president being dishonest, ignorant about how quotes work, or some combination thereof?<p>President Trump on Monday morning attacked former …

Donald Trump

Trump almost sent a tweet that would have signaled war with North Korea

The Straits Times/ZUMA<p>Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>Bob Woodward’s new book, <i>Fear: Trump in the White House</i>, is …

North Korea

Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos was just sentenced to 14 days in prison

George Papadopoulos, and his wife Simona Mangiante arrive at federal court for sentencing on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018.Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo<p>Looking …

Donald Trump