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Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford sees support in hometown Palo Alto

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A banner was flown over the Bay Area to show support for Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of a sexual assault decades ago.
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2 Supreme Court Nominees. 2 Delays

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Senate Democrats are calling for an investigation into an accusation of sexual assault against Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Tensions in the Senate still linger from the refusal by Republicans to hold a hearing for President Obama's nominee in 2016, Judge Merrick B. Garland.
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Telling men to ‘step up,' Sen. Hirono strides into spotlight

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WASHINGTON - Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono, one of only four women on the 21-member Senate Judiciary Committee, asked Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh the same questions on sexual harrassment she has asked dozens of other nominees.
Had Kavanaugh “made unwanted requests for sexual favours” or committed verbal or physical harrassment of a sexual nature since he became a legal adult? And had he ever faced discipline or settled with anyone over that kind of conduct?
Kavanaugh said “no” to both questions at his confirmation hearing earlier this month. But few in the room, or watching on...
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Poll: More Americans oppose Kavanaugh confirmation than support it

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Brett Kavanaugh is first Supreme Court nominee below water in the history of the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
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Accuser of Trump's court nominee sets conditions for testifying

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A lawyer for the woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee, of sexual assault told a Senate panel on Thursday the professor will not testify on Monday as Republicans want but would be willing to appear sometime next week if certain terms are met.
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Chuck Grassley Says the Real Victim of the Kavanaugh Sexual Assault Allegations Is. Chuck Grassley

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Whether or not you believe Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh committed a violent sexual assault in his high school days, Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley wants you to know there is at least one unambiguous victim in this scenario: Chuck Grassley.
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GOP Congressman Uses Alleged Kavanaugh Sexual Assault To Crack A Joke

GOP Congressman Uses Alleged Kavanaugh Sexual Assault To Crack A Joke

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Quite a stand-up routine from Rep. Ralph Norman!
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Durbin: Postpone Kavanaugh confirmation hearings so FBI can investigate sex assault allegations

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After a Loop meeting with those who counsel victims of sexual violence and others, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., on Thursday pressed for a postponement of the Supreme Court confirmation process for nominee Brett Kavanaugh. He wants an FBI investigation into claims Kavanaugh sexually assaulted...
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GOP congressman mocks Kavanaugh allegation, jokes that Ginsburg said Abe Lincoln groped her

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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is accused of sexually assaulting a woman when they were both in high school.
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Durbin: Postpone Kavanaugh confirmation hearings so FBI can investigation sex assault allegations

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After a Loop meeting with those who counsel victims of sexual violence and others, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., on Thursday pressed for a postponment of the Supreme Court confirmation process for nominee Brett Kavanaugh. He wants an FBI investigation into claims Kavanaugh sexually assaulted a...
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Accuser of Trump's high court nominee willing to testify: email

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A lawyer for the woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee, of sexual assault told a Senate panel the professor would be willing to testify next week if it provides "terms that are fair and which ensure her safety," an email seen on Thursday showed.
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Trolls Are Still Tweeting Christine Blasey Ford's Address, and Twitter Hasn't Stopped It

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Since Christine Blasey Ford came forward Sunday as the author of a letter alleging that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her more than 30 years ago , the Palo Alto University professor's life has been turned upside down. Beyond the international media attention and scrutiny by politicians trying to understand or explain away her account, Ford has fled her home, received death threats, and seen her email hacked, according to a letter her attorneys sent to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
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South Carolina lawmaker jokes about sexual assault amid Kavanaugh allegations

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Rep. Ralph Norman on Thursday mocked the sexual assault allegation a California woman made against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, joking that the latest update had brought new allegations against Abraham Lincoln. "Did y'all hear the latest, late-breaking news from the Kavanaugh hearings?" Norman said, joking that was the reason he was running late for a candidates' debate. “Ruth Bader Ginsburg came out that she was groped by Abraham Lincoln.” The South Carolina lawmaker's comments were made during opening remarks at the debate in Rock Hill, S.C. Christine Blasey Ford accused...
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Will what happened at Georgetown Prep stay there?

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NORTH BETHESDA, Md. - The sexual assault allegation against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has shined an unexpected spotlight on the federal appeals judge's high school environment.
The elite all-male Georgetown Preparatory School in North Bethesda, Maryland, is part of a close-knit network of single-sex private schools in the country's wealthiest state.
Multiple accounts from 1980s-era classmates depict an alcohol-soaked party culture. At raucous house parties and on drunken beach vacations, boys from Georgetown Prep and other all-male schools would meet up with students from...
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Franklin Graham: Sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee ‘irrelevant,' smear

Franklin Graham: Sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee ‘irrelevant,' smear

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Rev. Franklin Graham says a sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is "irrelevant" and nothing but a "smear."
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