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Donald Trump Just Doubled Down on His Support of Brett Kavanaugh, and He Is Getting Dragged All the Way Down

On his way to deliver a speech before the United Nations in New York, President Donald Trump stopped to answer a reporter’s question about his …

Donald Trump

Trump's Overconfidence May Bring 'Major Miscalculation': JPMorgan

JPMorgan Chase & Co. strategists are starting to make forecast and strategy changes around the potential that President Donald Trump gets so …

Stock Markets

Republicans Fret That Kavanaugh Push Will Crush Them in Midterm Elections

In public, Republicans have been growing more defiant by the day about Brett Kavanaugh’s prospects to reach the Supreme Court. But as Christine …

Me Too movement

Bloomberg sees ‘lack of civility and openness and honesty’ in Trump administration

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Sunday that there has been a "lack of civility and openness and honesty" in President TrumpDonald …

Donald Trump

Michael Avenatti claims to represent a women with credible information about Brett Kavanaugh

<b>(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)</b><p>Michael Avenatti may have the goods on Brett Kavanaugh<p>Taylor Link<p>September 23, 2018 11:56pm (UTC)<p>As Brett Kavanaugh's integrity continues to be questioned, Michael Avenatti, the attorney representing Stormy Daniels, announced on Twitter that he represents a women with …

Michael Avenatti

Senate Republicans learned of a second Kavanaugh accuser, then they tried to speed up his vote

The new accuser claims Kavanuagh exposed himself to her at a college party.<p>A second woman says that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh violated …

Republicans

Accused pedophile Roy Moore has come to Brett Kavanaugh’s defense

Just to remind you of what the modern GOP has become: a Republican Supreme Court nominee accused of attempted rape is now being defended by a …

Roy Moore

Trump's no-win trade war

We are now, officially, in a full-fledged trade war. Effective Monday morning, President Trump will be taxing half of China’s imports into the US, …

Donald Trump

MSNBC panel trashes 'phony' Lindsey Graham for attacking Kavanaugh accuser while expressing sympathy for her

An MSNBC panel jumped all over Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Sunday morning after his passive-aggressive performance on Fox News where he both …

Lindsey Graham

Trump stands up for men accused of abusing women

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump may be unpredictable, but he's been pretty consistent in one way: Standing up for men accused of being abusive to women, while at the same time seeking to undermine their female accusers. This November, in the first national election since the start of the #MeToo movement, …

Bill Clinton

Ex-Assistant FBI Director Details How Trump's Treatment of AG Sessions Is 'An Extension of the Mob Family Mentality'

Click here for reuse options! "We are clearly headed toward a firing of the attorney general and likely [Rod] Rosenstein."Frank Figliuzzi, the former …

Donald Trump

Bernie Sanders: Donald Trump and GOP want to cut Social Security. We should expand it instead.

Donald Trump is shredding the safety net while claiming Democrats want to destroy Social Security. All Americans should be able to retire with dignity.<p>For too long, Congress and the media have ignored the pressing concerns of seniors in our country. At a time when millions of elderly Americans are …

Social Security

Judiciary chair Grassley tweets apology to Kavanaugh for slightly delaying his confirmation

The Iowa Republican pretends they want to hear from Dr. Ford, while Mitch McConnell proves they don't care what she says.<p>The Senate Judiciary …

Chuck Grassley

Trump's trade war with China just got a whole lot bigger

<b>(CNN) —</b> The trade fight between the United States and China intensified Monday as the two economic superpowers hit each other with their biggest round of tariffs yet.<p>The Trump administration imposed new 10% tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods just after midnight ET (noon in Beijing), spanning …

Tariffs

19 Pairs of Running Socks Marathon Runners Swear By

One of the first tips seasoned runners give beginners is to invest in a good pair of shoes to help you stay comfortable avoid getting hurt while …

Report: McConnell Scolded Trump for Remarks on Ford

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reportedly called President Trump to warn him about his public criticism of Christine Blasey-Ford, the woman …

U.S. Supreme Court

Trump’s dramatic new plan to label immigrants a ‘public charge,’ explained

The White House continues its crackdown on documented immigration — this time, denying residency status to those who rely on public …

Trump Administration

Former Florida House Candidate On Kavanaugh Accusation: 'What Boy Hasn't Done This?'

Twitter goes stark raving mad.<p>Former Florida GOP congressional candidate Gina Sosa has completely dismissed a sexual assault accusation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. “Tell me, what boy hasn’t done this in high school?” she asked on camera on CNN.<p>Sosa made the starling comment in a …

Florida

Trump is planning yet another massive tax windfall for the rich

Hard to believe, but the Trump administration is proposing yet another massive tax windfall for the rich. It would be to reduce their capital gains …

University of Pennsylvania

Nike's deal with Kaepernick adds almost $6 billion to company's market value

Nike reportedly added nearly $6 billion to its company’s market value since announcing its deal with former NFL player Colin Kaepernick, CBS News …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s self-preserving War on Justice

<b>(AP/Alex Brandon)</b><p>Fearing what the Russia conspiracy probe has uncovered, he’s ordered the Department to release secret documents<p>Terry H. Schwadron<p>September 21, 2018 8:06pm (UTC)<p>Read more articles from the DC Report here.<p>The presidential order for the Justice Department to declassify significant …

Donald Trump

New emails show NRA’s sway over Florida government officials

Marion Hammer had a lot of influence over the agency in charge of regulating concealed weapons permits.<p>The Tampa Bay Times released hundreds of …

Florida

Trump’s “all-out effort” on climate is derelict and risky

<b>(AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta/Twitter/realDonaldTrump)</b><p>Trump’s climate claims are far from the truth, according to experts<p>Sameer shah • Devyani Singh • Scott McKenzie<p>September 23, 2018 10:59am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published on The Conversation.<p>As Hurricane Florence made landfall, we could not …

British Columbia

As the Trump Scandals Grow, Believe What You’re Seeing

Robert Mueller and Donald Trump. Photo illustration by Slate. Photos by SaulLoeb/AFP/Getty Images and Win McNamee/Getty Images.The human mind is a …

Robert Mueller

Creepy stories from Kavanaugh’s Yale days further taint SCOTUS nominee’s public image

<b>Brett Kavanaugh (Getty/Alex Wong)</b><p>New stories are emerging about Kavanaugh’s Yale fraternity and his unseemly expectations for female clerks<p>Matthew Rozsa<p>September 20, 2018 10:22pm (UTC)<p>President Donald Trump's recent pick for the Supreme Court, Justice Brett Kavanaugh, is facing increased scrutiny …

Brett Kavanaugh

We Know Brett Kavanaugh Has Lied Already

This nation is suffering a significant breakdown of civility, bipartisanship and ethical behavior. For the Trump administration and the Republican leaders who enable it, truth is no longer a cherished value. To them, lying seems to be part of the strategy, a cynical weapon to be used against their …

Brett Kavanaugh

America Is Not a Democracy

How the United States lost the faith of its citizens—and what it can do to win them back<p>For years, the residents of Oxford, Massachusetts, seethed with anger at the company that controlled the local water supply. The company, locals complained, charged inflated prices and provided terrible service. …

Political Science

Watergate prosecutor says Mueller has Trump cornered

<b>(AP/Getty/Salon)</b><p>Nicker Akerman calls Mueller’s indictments “prosecutorial masterpieces”<p>Cody Fenwick<p>September 23, 2018 8:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Former Watergate prosecutor Nick Akerman argued in a Thursday op-ed for NBC News that special counsel Robert Mueller's work …

Donald Trump

Taxing Americans to reform the Chinese

<b>Chinese President Xi Jinping and Donald Trump (Getty/Thomas Peter)</b><p>Consumers and workers pay the price as Trump escalates his trade war<p>Terry H. Schwadron<p>September 23, 2018 9:00am (UTC)<p>Read more articles from the DC Report here.<p>Convinced that only he knows the right path, President Trump made clear …

Tariffs