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Grassley sets Friday deadline for Trump top court pick Kavanaugh's accuser

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A woman who has accused Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee, of sexually assaulting her decades ago has until Friday morning to provide prepared testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee, the panel's chairman said on Wednesday.
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Gender war politics grip Senate over Kavanaugh accusation

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WASHINGTON - Nowhere is gender politics thicker in the election season air than in the mannerly U.S. Senate as it considers what President Donald Trump's choice for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, did or didn't do in high school.
Christine Blasey Ford's accusation of sexual assault - and Kavanaugh's staunch denial - has ignited a tense, gender-infused war among the Senate's 100 members, 23 of whom are women.
Whether Kavanaugh and Ford testify under oath, and to what details, has enormous stakes for President Donald Trump and the Nov. 6 midterm elections - not to mention American men...
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Trump Calls Kavanaugh “an Outstanding Man,” Putting Him in Elite Company With Various Disgraced Goons, Criminals, and Nazis

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Donald Trump spoke briefly about the sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh Wednesday morning at the White House, adopting the Republican party line that Kavanaugh's accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, is obliged to testify against him in public immediately :
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Trump defends his Supreme Court nominee, wants accuser to testify

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President Donald Trump on Wednesday stepped up his defense of his U.S. Supreme Court pick, saying it is hard to imagine Brett Kavanaugh committed a sexual assault and that it would be unfortunate if the nominee's accuser does not testify before the Senate.
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The American Rule of Law Has Failed Women

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For the second time in almost 30 years , the Senate Judiciary Committee is publicly weighing sexual-misconduct claims made against a Supreme Court nominee. Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley announced on Monday that the committee he chairs will hear testimony from both Brett Kavanaugh, a federal appellate judge in D.C., and Christine Blasey Ford, a psychology professor in California who says he sexually assaulted her at a house party during high school in the early 1980s. Many women have stories similar to Blasey's, but only one knows what she is currently going through. Anita Hill faced a...
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White House Will ‘Make A Decision' If Kavanaugh Accuser Proves Credible

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WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said Wednesday the White House and Republican supporters of Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination would have to “make a decision” on going forward if the woman accusing him of a long-ago sexual assault delivers a compelling account to senators considering confirmation.
But amid uncertainty over Kavanaugh's fate and even whether next Monday's scheduled hearing would occur, Trump cast fresh doubt on whether the alleged 1980s attack even happened.
“Look, if she shows up and makes a credible showing that'll be very interesting,” Trump told reporters as...
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Jeff Flake, Bob Corker Don't Want Brett Kavanaugh Vote Delayed

Jeff Flake, Bob Corker Don't Want Brett Kavanaugh Vote Delayed

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Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing the Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault, asked the FBI to investigate before her scheduled hearing.
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Trump wants to hear from Kavanaugh accuser but hard to believe claims are true

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President Trump again brushed off the idea of reopening the FBI background check saying, the FBI doesn't do that and said the matter should be handled by the Senate.
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‘Rules for thee, not for me' Democrats pick & choose sex assault abusers to believe

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A woman accusing Democrat Rep. Keith Ellison of abuse says the party abandoned her - a far cry from top Democrats' public show of support for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's accuser.
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President Trump on Kavanaugh Accuser: “If She Doesn't Show Up, That Would Be Unfortunate”

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President Trump says he wants to hear from the woman who has accused US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her more than 30 years ago.
FOX's Rachel Sutherland reports from Washington:
Speaking to reporters before boarding Marine 1, President Trump said he hopes Christine Blasey Ford comes to Washington on Monday to speak to the Senate Judiciary Committee:
"If she shows up that would be wonderful. If she doesn't show up, that would be unfortunate."
The President again blasted Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein for not speaking up when she first heard of the...
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Trump Defends Kavanaugh, But Wants to Hear From Accuser Ford

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President Trump weighed in again on the assault allegations against his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh before heading to North Carolina on Wednesday.
While continuing to defend his nominee , Trump also indicated that he wanted to hear from Kavanaugh's accuser, Christine Blasey Ford.
"I think he's an extraordinary man. I think he's a man of great intellect, as I've been telling you, and he had this unblemished record," Trump said. "This is a very tough thing for him and his family. And we want to get it over with."
At the same time, Trump suggested that he would like to hear Ford's...
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Trump Says Kavanaugh Accusations Are ‘Very Unfair'

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The president said he wanted to hear from Christine Blasey Ford, the accuser: “If she shows up and makes a credible showing, that'll be very interesting.”
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Brett Kavanaugh Is Accused Of Sexual Assault. That Hasn't Changed Public Opinion At All

Brett Kavanaugh Is Accused Of Sexual Assault. That Hasn't Changed Public Opinion At All

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He was already unpopular. But so far, the latest news seems merely to have reinforced the partisan dynamics already in play.
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President Trump casts doubt of Kavanaugh accuser, saying it's 'hard to imagine' that 'anything happened'

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President Trump cast doubt on sexual assault claims made against his Supreme Court nominee Wednesday, but said Brett Kavanaugh's accuser deserves to be heard. “I really would want to see what she has to say,” Trump said as he left the White House en route to the Carolinas. “I want to give it all...
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Brett Kavanaugh Accusations: Trump Questions Timing of Dianne Feinstein's Release

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President Trump questioned on Wednesday why Sen. Dianne Feinstein waited nearly three months to forward the information she had about the sexual assault accusations against Brett Kavanaugh to federal authorities.
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Federal court rejects ‘unit cohesion' argument for transgender military ban

Federal court rejects ‘unit cohesion' argument for transgender military ban

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In four different courts across the country, the Trump administration is still defending its attempt to ban transgender people from serving in the military. This week, a federal judge in California once again denied the administration's attempts to reinstate the ban, eviscerating their purported rationales for the discriminatory policy.
All four courts have imposed injunctions on the ban, but the administration has been fighting to lift these so they can enforce the ban. In his latest opinion denying a request to dissolve his injunction, U.S. District Judge Jesus Bernal explained that...
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Trump says alleged assault by Kavanaugh is ‘very hard for me to imagine'

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Speaking to reporters, the president praised his Supreme Court nominee but said his accuser deserves to be heard.
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Trump on Kavanaugh accuser: 'I really would want to see what she has to say'

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President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he wants to hear Christine Blasey Ford testify about her allegation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when the two of them were in high school. “I really want to see her. I really would want to see what she has to say,” Trump said outside the White House. “We want to get it over with. At the same time, we want to give tremendous amounts of time," he said. "If she shows up, that would be wonderful. If she doesn't show up, that would be unfortunate.” If Ford were to give “credible showing,” Trump said he'd reassess...
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Trump defends court nominee Kavanaugh, wants to hear from accuser

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President Donald Trump on Wednesday said it would be "unfortunate" if the woman who has accused his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault did not testify before a U.S. Senate committee, as he stepped up his defense of the conservative federal appeals court judge.
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