Senate Judiciary Committee

Congress has handed Trump a historic presidential victory

President Donald Trump should give special thanks to two U.S. Senators this Thanksgiving weekend. One is still serving in the Senate, the other …

Chuck Grassley

In revisiting sexual harassment claims, where is the conversation on Clarence Thomas?

Much energy has been spent in recent weeks arguing that Americans, particularly those on the left, need to re-examine how the public responded to the sexual harassment and assault allegations against former president Bill Clinton.<p>In a piece challenging liberals to reconsider their response to …

U.S. Politics

Al Franken apologizes for sexual misconduct with four women

Democratic Sen. Al Franken has issued an explanation and apology in the wake of four women alleging that he had touched them inappropriately.<p>The Minnesota-born former comedian says he is sorry that he's made some women "feel badly." He says he is a warm person who hugs people and that he's learned …

Al Franken

EDITORIAL: Democrats and Republicans both ‘pack’ the judiciary

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>When what goes around comes around, only the quick and nimble escape a painful smackdown. The Democrats in California have had …

Dianne Feinstein

Re-watching Joe Biden’s disastrous Anita Hill hearing: A sexual harassment inquisition

Sen. Joseph R. Biden, then chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, lost control of the biggest moment yet in his political career — the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings — moments after Anita Hill finished describing what the Supreme Court nominee said about his penis.<p>With Americans glued …

Feminism

Facebook users will soon be able to see if they interacted with Russian trolls

NEW YORK (CBS News) – Facebook plans to introduce a new tool that will allow users to see if they were among the millions who interacted with certain …

Facebook

Why did a DOJ official mysteriously resign before the Mueller charges?

A Democratic lawmaker wants to examine the abrupt resignation of a prominent Department of Justice official with connections to the special counsel’s …

Government

Seth Meyers Suspects That Jared Kushner Was Up to No Good

The ‘Late Night’ host broke down Robert Mueller’s case against President Trump’s son-in-law.<p>According to recent reports, Robert Mueller’s Special …

Donald Trump

Anita Hill Responded to Joe Biden's Apology About Her Sexual Harassment Hearing

As more women come forward and the number of sexual assault allegations against powerful men grow, we can look back to 1991 and thank Anita Hill for opening the conversation on sexual harassment in the workplace. She appeared in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee to assert that Clarence …

Feminism

For Franken, a rising trajectory, and then the accusations

WASHINGTON (AP) — "Many of you have jobs, many of you have families," Sen. Al Franken told Virginia Democratic leaders gathered on the eve of what seemed an uncomfortably close gubernatorial election. After an expectant pause, he leaned into the microphone and added, "Ignore them."<p>Franken was …

Politics

Facebook to Show People the Russian Propaganda They Followed

It will answer the user question, “How can I see if I’ve liked or followed a Facebook page or Instagram account created by the Internet Research …

European News

Report: 2 women claim Franken touched them inappropriately

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two women are alleging that Minnesota Democratic U.S. Sen. Al Franken touched their buttocks during events for his first campaign …

Al Franken

Key GOP senator breaks his promise on judicial nominees

As things stand, there isn’t a whole lot Senate Democrats can do to block Donald Trump’s most extreme judicial nominees. Filibusters on would-be …

Chuck Grassley

Anita Hill: Biden did "opposite" of what women needed in 1991

A new look at Anita Hill's 1991 testimony against now-Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas puts a harsh spotlight on Joe Biden's handling of her …

U.S. Politics

Facebook Will Show Americans What Russian Posts They Read

Facebook will show people which Russian propaganda pages or accounts they've followed and liked on the social network, responding to a request from …

Richard Blumenthal

Anita Hill on Biden: He hasn't taken ownership for his role in what happened

Anita Hill said former Vice President Joe Biden hasn't taken "ownership" for his role in what happened to her during Senate confirmation hearings in …

Joe Biden

Former women staffers at SNL release statement in support of Sen. Al Franken

A group of women who worked with Sen. Al Franken during his time at <i>Saturday Night Live</i> said they wanted to "stand up" for the Minnesota Democrat.<p>The statement comes as Franken faces sexual misconduct allegations. Last week, broadcaster Leeann Tweeden said Franken kissed her without her consent and …

News (U.S.)

By year’s end, you’ll know if you liked a Kremlin-created Facebook page | Ars Technica

"This tool will be available for use by the end of the year in the Facebook Help Center."<p>On Wednesday, Facebook announced that it would create a …

Internet Research Agency

Facebook is soon going to show you if you interacted with Russian trolls during the election

Russian ads reportedly reached an estimated 126 million Facebook users during the presidential campaign, likely leaving some people wondering if they …

Richard Blumenthal

Joe Biden Made a Locker Room Promise to Make Sure Anita Hill’s Testimony was ‘Very Quick’

<b>Joe Biden</b> made a promise in the Senate men’s gym to keep <b>Anita Hill</b>‘s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee “very quick,” according to …

Joe Biden

AT&T case vaults antitrust chief from obscurity to spotlight; suing Parker Hannifin also draws attention

Poker enthusiast<p>Born in Iran to parents who moved to California following the Shah's fall in 1979, Delrahim, who is 48, didn't speak English at first …

Cleveland

Judicial Nominations Update

Last week, another nominee to a U.S. District Court was confirmed, bringing the total number of federal judicial nominees confirmed thus far to …

Chuck Grassley

Antitrust Chief Jumps Into His Job -- WSJ

This article is being republished as part of our daily reproduction of WSJ.com articles that also appeared in the U.S. print edition of The Wall Street Journal (November 22, 2017).<p>WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department's new antitrust chief, Makan Delrahim, needed just seven weeks to land himself in …

Donald Trump

All the times Jared Kushner has failed to tell Congress something important

He’s constantly keeping the government in the dark about suspicion-arousing information.<p>Jared Kushner insists he's got nothing to hide when it comes to Russia. Yet he keeps failing to disclose things that raise real questions about whether he tried to collude with Moscow during the campaign — and …

Donald Trump

Trump Judicial Nominee Expressed Unorthodox View on Death Penalty: 'Just Shoot Them'

The saga of Brett Talley keeps getting worse.<p>Talley is the 36-year-old lawyer-cum-political-operative nominated for a lifetime appointment to a …

Don McGahn

MSNBC's Joy Reid Lashes Out at 'Sexual Raptor' Clarence Thomas

This article was all but inevitable. MSNBC host/Democratic hack Joy Reid took to The Daily Beast to insist “As We Rethink Old Harassers, Let’s Talk …

Conservative View

Trump judicial nominee once wrote of death row inmates: ‘Just shoot them’: report

President Trump's pick to be a federal district judge in Alabama said on an online messaging board it would be effective if inmates set to be …

Prison

Special Counsel sends wide-ranging request for documents to Justice Department

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team investigating whether President Donald Trump sought to obstruct a federal inquiry into connections between his …

Government

Russia probe: Trump's tweets could be used against him, experts say

Russia probe: Trump's tweets could be evidence against him, legal experts say<p>Erin Kelly | USA TODAY<p>WASHINGTON — President Trump's Twitter habit may become a legal liability for him, as his latest tweets about the Russia investigation could help build a potential case against him for obstruction of …

News (U.S.)

Checks on Trump’s Court Picks Fall Away

Move to curtail ‘blue slips’ gives the president, and successors, wide leeway in picks for federal bench<p>The Republican head of the Senate Judiciary Committee has curtailed one of the last legislative limits on a president’s power to shape the federal courts, giving Donald Trump more freedom than …

Donald Trump