Month: September 2018

Trump, at UN, to again confront North Korea’s nuclear threat

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) – As he begins the sequel to his stormy U.N. debut, President Donald Trump will again confront the dangers posed by North Korea’s nuclear threat, though its shadow may appear somewhat less ominous than a year ago. Twelve months a…

NRA refuses to endorse Larry Hogan, downgrades Maryland governor

The National Rifle Association has downgraded Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s ranking and is refusing to endorse him. The move comes after the Republican governor signed several pieces of gun control legislation. The Baltimore Sun reports that NRA spokeswo…

Grassley: Dems ‘withheld information’ on new Kavanaugh allegation

A spokesperson for Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on Sunday night said the panel will “attempt to evaluate” new allegations of sexual assault regarding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh….

Gillibrand calls for Kavanaugh nomination to be withdrawn

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) is calling for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to be withdrawn following two sexual misconduct allegations against him.Gillibrand on Sunday tweeted her support fo…

Kavanaugh denies 2nd accuser’s sexual misconduct allegation as Avenatti claims ‘evidence’ of ‘targeting’ women for gang rape

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh faced a storm of new sexual misconduct allegations Sunday after attorney Michael Avenatti said he had knowledge that Kavanaugh and high school friend Mark Judge targeted women with drugs and alcohol in order to “al…

Feinstein, other Dems largely silent on abuse claims against Keith Ellison

As top Democrats speak out on sexual misconduct claims against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, they’ve been largely silent on physical and verbal harassment claims against one of their own: Rep. Keith Ellison, a top Democratic National Committee…

Kavanaugh faces new accusations; Avenatti claims ‘evidence’ of ‘targeting’ women for gang rape

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh faced a storm of new sexual misconduct allegations Sunday after attorney Michael Avenatti said he had knowledge that Kavanaugh and high school friend Mark Judge targeted women with drugs and alcohol in order to “al…

Dem senator calls on Kavanaugh to withdraw after second allegation

Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) is calling on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to withdraw as a second sexual misconduct allegation emerges against him.Merkley on Sunday evening tweeted that Kavanaugh should “step…