Month: September 2018

Supreme Court kicks off term without 9th justice, as Kavanaugh vote nears

A short-handed Supreme Court kicks off its new term Monday, albeit overshadowed by the drama over filling the seat of retired Justice Anthony Kennedy. But the court’s upcoming decisions from its hot-button docket will likely have a far greater public i…

Yale classmate says Kavanaugh misled Congress on his drinking habits

A man who attended Yale University with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh went on the record on Sunday accusing Kavanaugh of “mischaracterizing” his alcohol consumption during last week’s Senate Judiciary Committee he…

Inside the Beltway: Kavanaugh drama: Buckle up, pay attention

The first act is over, but the drama escalates. We’re talking, of course, of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh’s quest to become a Supreme Court justice — an important event played out on a complex set with a huge cast of characters, myriad distractions a…

Gun rights walk, counter protest at college mostly peaceful

KENT, Ohio (AP) – A walk by about 50 activists in support of Second Amendment gun rights and a counter protest by about 100 people at a university in Ohio led to four disorderly conduct arrests at the mostly peaceful event. Kent State University said n…

Sen. Hirono doesn’t answer when asked whether Dems leaked Christine Ford’s letter on Kavanaugh

Sen. Mazie Hirono, who has emerged as one of the most vocal opponents of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, on Sunday didn’t directly answer when asked if she was confident Democrats didn’t strategically leak Christine Ford’s accusations against hi…

Elizabeth Warren to take “hard look” at presidential run

HOLYOKE, Mass. – Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she’ll take a “hard look at running for president” after the November elections. The Boston Globe reports the Massachusetts Democrat spoke about her future during a town hall in western Massachusetts Sa…