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Kavanaugh would feel right at home among all-Ivy justices

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WASHINGTON - Chief Justice John Roberts will soon lose his majority on the Supreme Court. With Judge Brett Kavanaugh nominated to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, Harvard Law's 5-3 advantage over Yale could become a 4-4 tie.
The justices' all-Ivy background - Ruth Bader Ginsburg has a law degree from Columbia - is just one way Kavanaugh should feel right at home if confirmed to the Supreme Court.
Presidents of both major parties have been choosing nominees of similar professional and educational experience for decades because the stakes have risen so high in filling Supreme Court...
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Brett Kavanaugh Had Massive Credit Card Debt. The White House Blames Baseball

Brett Kavanaugh Had Massive Credit Card Debt. The White House Blames Baseball

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The Supreme Court nominee is reportedly a big Washington Nationals fan.
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Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

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Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: July 9 The Washington Post on Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to replace retiring Justice Anthony M. Kennedy on the...
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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh piled up credit card debt by purchasing Nationals tickets, White House says

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Kavanaugh reported between $60,000 to $200,000 in credit card and personal loan debt in 2016.
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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh found himself in debt after buying Nationals tickets

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Unless you happen to know a guy who knows a guy, most fans have at one point or another considered going to see their favorite
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How Trump's Supreme Court nominee ruled on hot-button issues

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Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh has written almost 300 opinions on a range of issues over his 12 years serving on the federal appellate court.
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Liberal Law Professor Attacked for Defending Judge Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court

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A politically liberal law professor who taught Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh in college received harsh backlash for writing an opinion editorial in the New York Times that defended the jurist.
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White House Restores Jim Acosta's Press Pass, CNN Drops Lawsuit

White House Restores Jim Acosta's Press Pass, CNN Drops Lawsuit

A letter from the White House to Acosta also included revised rules for how to behave during presidential press conferences. Read more ...

Senate Democrats File Lawsuit Challenging Trump's Appointment Of Matt Whitaker

Senate Democrats File Lawsuit Challenging Trump's Appointment Of Matt Whitaker

Sens. Blumenthal, Hirono and Whitehouse have filed a suit saying the acting attorney general is illegitimate. Read more ...

There Will Be No Comedian at Next Year's Correspondents' Dinner

There Will Be No Comedian at Next Year's Correspondents' Dinner

Looks like President Trump won't have to deal with jokes made at his expense at this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner, because the White House Correspondents'... Read more ...

Trump stands by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman even after CIA's...

Trump stands by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman even after CIA's finding on Khashoggi killing, following a long pattern of believing allies despite evidence

President Donald Trump has so far stood by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman despite damning allegations he ordered the killing of Jamal Khashoggi in early October. Trump's... Read more ...

A Former Judge Beat His Wife Years Ago. This Weekend, She Was Killed

A Former Judge Beat His Wife Years Ago. This Weekend, She Was Killed

Aisha Fraser Mason was found dead at a Cleveland area home. Her ex-husband, Lance Mason, was arrested fleeing the scene. Read more ...

Democrats did something virtually unprecedented in the 2018 midterms, and it...

Democrats did something virtually unprecedented in the 2018 midterms, and it says a lot about Trump's unpopularity

Democrats received roughly 60 million votes for the House in the 2018 midterms, which is roughly equivalent to the number of votes President Donald Trump received in the 2016... Read more ...

CNN fires back in court after the White House sends Jim Acosta a letter...

CNN fires back in court after the White House sends Jim Acosta a letter saying it's going to revoke his press pass again

The White House took away CNN reporter Jim Acosta's hard press pass after he got into a heated exchange with President Donald Trump at a press conference on November 7. Last... Read more ...

Andrew Cuomo claims media is bashing the Amazon HQ2 deal because they...

Andrew Cuomo claims media is bashing the Amazon HQ2 deal because they compete with the Jeff Bezos-owned Washington Post

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo released an op-ed Monday defending the state's deal to lure Amazon's HQ2 to New York City. The state gave more than than $1.5 billion in tax... Read more ...

The Presidential Turkey Pardon's Weird Roots Go Back To The Iran-Contra Scandal

The Presidential Turkey Pardon's Weird Roots Go Back To The Iran-Contra Scandal

President Reagan's pivot away from a reporter's question about possibly pardoning those involved with the 1980s arms-sales scandal is a key moment in the history of the event... Read more ...

Ex-White House Aide Details Trump's 'Team Of Vipers' In Tell-All Book: 'We...

Ex-White House Aide Details Trump's 'Team Of Vipers' In Tell-All Book: 'We Were Ruthless'

Cliff Sims, a former director of White House message strategy, reportedly received a seven-figure advance from his publisher. Read more ...