Jeff Flake

This Kavanaugh Poll Shows Americans' Disapproval Of Him Is So High, It's Breaking A Record

It's hard to predict how Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination will play out, but one thing is clear: the American people are not all in for his …

U.S. Supreme Court

On Fox, former Gov. Sununu claims Christine Blasey Ford is being "forced by Democrats" to ask for an FBI investigation

John Sununu: "Look at the pressure they're putting on poor Dr. Ford to do something she doesn't want to do... those are words put on the table by …

Liberal View

Democratic Senate candidate backs vote on Kavanaugh if accuser refuses to testify

As Democrats come under pressure over their handling of the sexual assault accusation made against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, at least one Democrat is peeling away from the their escalating calls for delay.<p>Democrats have demanded that Republicans delay the confirmation vote on Kavanaugh …

U.S. Politics

Montana bar and grill won't host Donald Trump Jr. at campaign event: 'That's just not who we are'

In the great dining dilemma of the Trump administration, there is no neutral territory. To serve is to face accusations of normalization, even complicity. Not to serve is to be tarred as uncivil, lacking proper table manners.<p>This was the painful lesson learned by the Red Hen of Lexington, Virginia, …

Politics

Slayed 'Em: Here's Grassley Killing Democratic Hopes For An FBI Investigation Into Kavanaugh

Christine Blasey Ford alleges that nearly 40 years ago Brett Kavanaugh, who was 17 years old at the time, tried to sexually assault her. Alcohol was …

Conservative View

Kavanaugh Drama Risks Driving Moderates, Women Away From GOP

The sexual assault accusation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is undercutting one of the GOP’s strongest issues for its base and risks …

Voting

Protesters to Brett Kavanaugh Nomination Descend on Senate Offices

Those objecting to SCOTUS nominee reach out to Republicans Susan Collins, Jeff Flake<p>Protesters occupied the office of Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, on …

Brett Kavanaugh

The Odious Intent Behind The Democratic Obsession To Get The FBI To Investigate Kavanaugh

Democrats are doing everything they can to stop the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. We knew that. The problem was they had little to o …

Conservative View

Right Now There Is Exactly One Person Refusing To Testify Under Oath and It Isn't Brett Kavanaugh

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, departs after speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in …

Brett Kavanaugh

Florida's Orlando Melbourne International Airport closed due to police activity, officials say

Florida’s Orlando Melbourne International Airport is closed due to police activity, officials said Thursday morning. >> Read more trending news All …

Orlando

Ryan-Linked Super PAC Announces $13 Million Attack Ad Buy

Astrid Riecken/Getty Images<p><b>WITH REPUBLICANS IN DANGER</b> of losing dozens of House seats in November, the Congressional Leadership Fund, a super PAC tied to Speaker Paul Ryan, is leaning into a tried-and-true strategy: attack advertisements. The group said Thursday that it plans to spend an additional …

North Dakota

If Kavanaugh Goes Down, Will Republican Voters Be Discouraged or Enraged?

How will the MAGA people react if Kavanaugh turns out to be a loser?<p>The proximity of a high-stakes midterm election to the suddenly very turbulent …

Mitch McConnell

The most egregious things politicians have said about the Kavanaugh allegations so far

Is it too much to ask that politicians handle an extremely delicate national debate about sexual misconduct, the credibility of women accusing powerful men and the foundational American value of one’s right to a fair trial with sensitivity and care?<p>Seems like it.<p>Since Supreme Court nominee Brett M. …

Senate Judiciary Committee

Brett Kavanaugh's bitter nomination has been years in the making

<b>(CNN) —</b> With less than 24 hours left before the clock runs out on Christine Blasey Ford's chance to signal she'll testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee about sexual assault allegations she has made against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, partisans -- in and out of Congress -- have …

U.S. Politics

Dealing with #MeToo: Pretend to care before ignoring the woman

Sen. Lindsey Graham says Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is the victim of a “drive-by shooting” and that he wants to “listen to the lady” — an …

Opinion

Kavanaugh and His Accuser Both Say They’re Willing to Testify Before Congress

Brett Kavanaugh.<p>Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who accused him of sexual assault, are both …

Senate Judiciary Committee

Trump Is Mad About the $854 Billion Spending Bill, but Not Because of Its Price Tag

The bill, which funds the Defense, Health and Human Services, Labor, and Education departments, includes $606.5 billion for the Pentagon, a $17 …

Border Security

There Is Zero Reason to Believe That Christine Ford Is Telling the Truth About Brett Kavanaugh

President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, …

Conservative View

In Republican ranks, a quiet uneasiness about fallout from push to confirm Kavanaugh

<b>By Robert Costa | The Washington Post</b><p>WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans on Wednesday took a hard line: full-speed ahead on …

Voting

If the Democrats retake the Senate, they will do it with moderates

IN A year that has seen huge numbers of women and minority candidates step forward for the Democrats, the party’s hopes of retaking the Senate may …

New Jersey

To Testify, or Not to Testify, That Is the Question

Making the click-through worthwhile: How Christine Blasey Ford within three days went from “ready to go” and willing “to do whatever is necessary” to …

U.S. Politics

Here Are 5 Key 2018 Races Where Barack Obama Could Make All the Difference

After Donald Trump was sworn in as president of the United States in January 2017, Barack Obama kept a low profile for many months. But the centrist …

Liberal View

Seven Considerations, With Less Than Seven Weeks Until Election Day

Earlier this week, we moved within seven weeks of Election Day.<p>Here are seven plot lines to ponder as we near the first referendum on the Trump Era.<p><b>Transferability.</b> Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama each entered the White House with at least one chamber of Congress under their party’s …

Donald Trump

Trump demands a border wall but many Republican lawmakers aren’t convinced

President Trump lashed out at Congress on Thursday for failing to deliver his long-promised border wall, unleashing a tweet that accused Democrats of “obstructing” border security and demanded that “REPUBLICANS MUST FINALLY GET TOUGH!”<p>The trouble for Trump is that it’s his own GOP allies — not just …

Border Security

Arizona race becomes Senate GOP’s ‘firewall’

TUCSON, Ariz. — The Democratic path to a majority in the Senate is narrow and fraught, and if it exists at all, it runs through Arizona, a …

Donald Trump

‘This is sickening’: Sen. Jeff Flake lashes out at Trump Jr. for his post mocking Kavanaugh accuser

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), a frequent White House foe, lashed out at Donald Trump Jr. on Wednesday after the president’s son appeared to mock the woman who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh of sexual assault.<p>President Trump has been increasingly vocal in his defense of Kavanaugh …

Donald Trump Jr

Former White House photographer drops a troll bomb on Republican establishment

I hate when this happens. I’ve been obsessing over this for like, 20 hours now, it even woke me up at 2:30 this morning. But when you spend as much …

Brett Kavanaugh

How long can Trump restrain himself?

If I were Kellyanne Conway right now, I would be edgy. Edgy that my boss was going to fire up his Twitter trumpet any minute and blow away Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court.<p>Conway understands the delicacy of the moment, not only for Kavanaugh, but also for Republicans …

Opinion

Sen. Jeff Flake Calls Donald Trump Jr.’s Joke About Brett Kavanaugh’s Accuser “Sickening”

Donald Trump Jr. is, unofficially, his father’s liaison to crude, internet-based “alt-right” Trump supporters. In this role, he made the following …

Donald Trump Jr

Republicans just made a giant gamble on Brett Kavanaugh

<b>(CNN) —</b> It all happened very quickly.<p>After waiting days to hear from Christine Blasey Ford, the woman alleging that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were both teenagers, Ford's lawyers sent Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) a letter …

U.S. Politics