Mitch McConnell

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 …

Jeff Flake

Trump ramps up shutdown talk ahead of midterms

The addition of a possible shutdown is causing headaches for a Congress already dealing with a contentious Supreme Court nomination and the midterms.<p>All summer, congressional GOP leaders have touted their success passing spending bills before the Sept. 30 funding deadline, a rare feat in this …

Politics

How the Republicans Fell for Trump’s Overconfidence Game

With the base seeing all criticism as ‘Fake News,’ the GOP could be in for a rough November<p>OPINION — The topic never pops up in statistical analyses …

Politics

Mike Pence set to address anti-LGBT hate group summit

Vice President Mike Pence is to represent the Trump administration at an anti-LGBT hate group summit which President Donald Trump was criticised for …

Mike Pence

Obama Photographer Taunts Trump And GOP Senators With FBI Abbreviation Explainer

Pete Souza used an old photograph of Barack Obama and Merrick Garland to make a point about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.<p>Former White House photographer Pete Souza used Instagram to explain to President Donald Trump and top GOP senators why he believes the FBI should investigate the sexual …

Pete Souza

Brett Kavanaugh liked female clerks who looked a ‘certain way,' Yale student was told

A few years ago, as she was prepping to interview for a judicial clerkship, a student at Yale Law School received a troubling combination of warning and advice from her professors about one federal judge in particular: Brett Kavanaugh, she was told, liked his female clerks to have a “certain …

Brett Kavanaugh

Break out your tiny violins for Susan Collins

So much for that promise from Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) that she was going to stop commenting on the Brett Kavanaugh nomination. Since she said she …

Liberal View

Senate can’t protect senators, staff from cyber attacks, Wyden warns

Senate IT doesn't have authority to protect senators and staffers.<p>Sen. Ron Wyden has been a squeaky wheel about the US Senate's weak security posture …

Cyber-attacks

Let's be honest about Dems' Kavanaugh objections

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Tuesday night, the attorney for Christine Blasey Ford, one day after offering to have her client testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee, pulled back the offer and made a demand --the FBI must investigate before her client will testify.<p>The lawyer's letter, bizarrely, stated that …

Opinion

Tariffs could sow trouble for GOP candidates in farm districts

SPANGLE, Wash. — In the aptly named Harvester Restaurant, wheat farmer Roy Dube makes clear he’s no fan of President Donald Trump’s trade policy.<p>“We …

Politics

Mitch McConnell has a Flake in his hair.

The <i>Washington Post</i> has printed small portions of reporter Greg Miller’s new book — “The Apprentice: Trump, Russia and the Subversion of American …

Republicans

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 …

Brett Kavanaugh

Whatever Happens To Kavanaugh, Feinstein Got Exactly What She Wanted

The leading Democratic figures during Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings were presumed 2020 presidential hopefuls Kamala Harris …

Conservative View

73 Florida House Republicans send letter backing Judge Kavanaugh. Two from Tampa Bay didn’t sign.

All but two of the 75 Republicans in the Florida House have signed a letter calling for the U.S. Senate to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. …

Tampa Bay

Congressman mocks senator about threats she's received over Kavanaugh: 'Boo hoo'

Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell mocked Republican Sen. Susan Collins on Twitter Thursday after Collins said her office received threats because she has not come out in opposition to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.<p>"My office has received some pretty ugly voicemails, threats, terrible things …

Brett Kavanaugh

Swing state Democrat Claire McCaskill will vote no on Brett Kavanaugh — but not over the sexual assault allegations

Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Democrat in a traditionally red state, announced Wednesday she will vote no on President Trump’s Supreme Court …

Brett Kavanaugh

Here's How Christine Blasey Ford's Accusation Against Brett Kavanaugh Could Impact These 4 Republican Senators Running for Reelection

Christine Blasey Ford, the 51-year-old Palo Alto University psychology professor who has accused Judge Brett Kavanaugh of attempting to rape her at a …

Liberal View

Brett Kavanaugh wins the Roy Moore endorsement — not that he asked for it

Roy Moore, hitherto occupied with suing people who accused him of sexually predatory behavior during his failed GOP Senate campaign in Alabama, has lent his unsolicited endorsement to the similarly troubled Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh.<p>Moore first came to the nominee’s …

Roy Moore

Trump tells Republicans to "GET TOUGH" on border wall funding

President Trump returned to a favorite topic — the funding for his proposed border wall — in a Thursday morning tweet.<p>"I want to know, where is the …

U.S. Politics

The looming Fox News government shutdown

Maybe it won’t be this time. Maybe it won’t be next time. But at some point in the future, it seems inevitable that President Donald Trump will take …

Liberal View

Kavanaugh's confirmation on track as deadline looms for accuser

The woman accusing the Supreme Court nominee must decide soon whether she'll testify at Monday's hearing.<p>Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination is back on track, with the GOP increasingly confident and Democrats decidedly alarmed that the Supreme Court nominee will be confirmed despite a sexual assault …

U.S. Politics

Feinstein stuck in the center of Kavanaugh controversy

The politics are getting thicker in the decision on what to do with Christine Blasey Ford’s allegation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh …

San Francisco

AP FACT CHECK: GOP ad misleads on McCaskill immigration vote

A Republican political action committee has launched a television ad that alleges Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri shifted her …

Border Security

Trump tells Republicans to 'GET TOUGH' on money for his border wall after Senate passes short-term spending bill that ignores it

President Trump is putting new pressure on GOP lawmakers to 'get tough' and fund his border wall in a spending bill that will the federal government …

Border Security

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

Brett Kavanaugh Isn’t Clarence Thomas, but It’s Still About Race

Black and brown kids don’t get their slates wiped clean<p>OPINION — Orrin G. Hatch, the Republican senator from Utah, is nothing if not consistent.<p>His …

Politics

CNN's Berman: Republicans 'Corner' Ford on 'Excruciating' Terms, Using 'Stealth Intimidation'

Yesterday, we noted that <i>Morning Joe</i> expressed surprising support for the Republican decision to move ahead with a vote on Judge Kavanaugh.<p>Perhaps in …

Conservative View

Kavanaugh Accuser’s Schoolmate Says Assault Was Chatter at School Afterward

Cristina King Miranda went to all-girls prep school with Christine Blasey Ford<p>An schoolmate of Christine Blasey Ford, the California psychology …

Politics

Senate Republicans are playing straight into Democrats’ message about Brett Kavanaugh allegations

Senate Democrats keep saying Republicans are rushing on Kavanaugh. These sexual assault allegations are the next test.<p>If Christine Blasey Ford doesn’t show up Monday to testify before a Senate committee about her allegation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in high …

Politics

Two mental health patients were left to drown after sheriff's deputies drove their van into floodwater

Two female mental health detainees were killed after they were submerged in Florence floodwaters while traveling in the back of a sheriff’s van in South Carolina.<p>According to a statement from Horry County Sheriff’s Office, two deputies were transporting the two women to a mental health facility in …

Floods