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How 65 women came to Kavanaugh's defence in matter of hours

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NEW YORK - It started as a series of phone calls among old high-school friends and ended up embroiling 65 women in the firestorm over a sexual assault allegation that could shape the Supreme Court.
In a matter of hours, they all signed onto a letter rallying behind high court nominee and their high school friend Brett Kavanaugh as someone who “has always treated women with decency and respect.” And they signed up, whether they anticipated it or not, for becoming a focus of scrutiny themselves.
The powerful strength-in-numbers statement, offered to bolster Kavanaugh's denial of a claim that...
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WATCH: The Briefing Room: Friend of Kavanaugh's accuser speaks out

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Samantha Guerry, a longtime friend of Christine Blasey Ford, speaks with ABC News about Kavanaugh sexual assault allegation
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We're Sexual Misconduct Law Experts. The Senate's Brett Kavanaugh Investigation Is a Hot Mess

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The Senate Judiciary Committee's position that the committee itself should vet Christine Blasey Ford's report of past sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is a straight-up boondoggle. Ford's insistence on a thorough fact-finding process by an impartial body is spot-on.
In fact, the committee's proposed investigative process demonstrates with jaw-dropping clarity that it does not genuinely believe that preventing sexual misconduct is a real goal worth fighting for.
Twenty years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court held that employers must demonstrate a sincere commitment to...
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Kavanaugh isn't on trial. But lawmakers could help his confirmation chances by acting like he is

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Legal analysis: Following a sexual assault accusation against the Supreme Court nominee, lawmakers could take a cue from the criminal justice system.
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Republicans Are Running Out Of Excuses As Former Schoolmate Recalls Alleged Kavanagh Sexual Assault

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Well, this is awkward for Republicans, who are barrelling ahead with their plan to confirm a possible rapist to the highest court in the land no matter what. MSNBC is reporting that a former schoolmate of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford recalls the alleged Kavanaugh assault being discussed at their school. She has no first hand...
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Christine Blasey Ford Calls For FBI Investigation Into Allegations Against Kavanaugh

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NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with former FBI Assistant Director Ron Hosko about what an FBI investigation into the sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh would look like.
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'Millions of us have your back:' Women make video in solidarity with Christine Blasey Ford

'Millions of us have your back:' Women make video in solidarity with Christine Blasey Ford

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Celebrities, survivors and advocates are supporting the woman who is accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, the National Domestic Workers Alliance said Friday.
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Christine Blasey Ford's high school classmate: Controversy has felt 'personal'

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Samantha Guerry is a former classmate of Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault when they were in high school.
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The Latest: Democrat: Handling of allegation 'off the rails'

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WASHINGTON - The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who accuses him of sexually assaulting her decades ago : 3:35 p.m. A Democratic senator who is undecided on whether to confirm Brett Kavanaugh says the process for handling Christine Blasey Ford's sexual assault allegation against the Supreme Court nominee has "gone off the rails." Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama said Wednesday that "it's unreasonable" for the Senate Judiciary Committee to "force her hand without doing the appropriate investigation."
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Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

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Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Sept. 19 The Baltimore Sun on the similarities between a woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual...
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'We're very confident:' Trump, GOP growing more bullish about Kavanaugh's survival

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President Donald Trump is growing more confident that his Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, can weather a charge of sexual assault and will be confirmed, according to two sources familiar with the confirmation process. The feeling is shared by some of Trump's key Republican allies, even as controversy continues to rage over a sexual-assault allegation against the conservative judge. The White House and its allies have taken no steps to line up a new nominee, according to four people familiar with the confirmation process. "We're very confident," one Republican in touch with the White...
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Trump defends Supreme Court nominee, accuser faces deadline

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President Donald Trump on Wednesday stepped up his defense of his U.S. Supreme Court nominee, saying it was hard to imagine Brett Kavanaugh committed a sexual assault and that it would be unfortunate if his accuser did not testify before the Senate.
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What is the FBI's role in the Kavanaugh allegations?

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A woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of a long-ago sexual assault wants the FBI to get involved - but the request is not so simple. Only the White...
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What is the FBI's role in the Kavanaugh allegations?

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WASHINGTON - A woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of a long-ago sexual assault wants the FBI to get involved - but the request is not so simple.
Only the White House can order the FBI to look into the claim as part of Kavanaugh's background investigation, since Christine Blasey Ford, a psychology professor from California, is not accusing Kavanaugh of a federal crime.
Ford has alleged that Kavanaugh pinned her on a bed and tried taking off her clothes during a high school party in Maryland in the 1980s. Kavanaugh denies the allegations, which appear to describe...
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Accuser's schoolmate says she recalls hearing of alleged Kavanaugh incident

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Cristina King Miranda says she recalls it being discussed at their school, but has no first-hand knowledge of the alleged assault by Brett Kavanaugh.
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Have You No Sense of Decency, Senator Feinstein?

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John Kass , Chicago Tribune
Sen. Diane Feinstein and the Democrats seem all too willing to de-legitimize the Supreme Court by their handling of a letter alleging a sexual assault decades ago by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh
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Has 'drive-by shooting' replaced ‘high-tech lynching?'

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Once again, conservatives compare sexual assault allegations to violence against the accused.
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The Latest: Grassley sends new offer to Kavanaugh accuser

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WASHINGTON - The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who accuses him of sexually assaulting her decades ago : 1:45 p.m. The Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is offering in a letter to lawyers for Brett Kavanaugh's accuser to have his panel's investigators interview her wherever she wants. That includes having aides interview Christine Blasey Ford in California, where she lives, according to a person speaking anonymously because they weren't authorized to discuss the plans publicly.
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Tomi Lahren: Sexual Assault Allegations Against Brett Kavanaugh Not a 'True Case of Victimhood'

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Tomi Lahren said she's "disappointed as a woman" at Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's sexual assault accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
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