Orrin Hatch: Kavanaugh denies being at party

A top Republican spoke with Judge Brett Kavanaugh Monday and said he denies any knowledge of sexual assault allegations — and doesn't even remember being at a party where the attempted assault purportedly happened.

Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, the senior Republican in the Senate, said they spoke by phone and ...

No, Paul Volcker Didn’t Spark the Reagan Economic Boom

John Tamny, Forbes
As Barack Obama improperly seeks credit for an economic acceleration that's taken place under Donald Trump, too many GOP elders promote false history of a different kind whereby they tell us that Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker played an instrumental role in Ronald Reagan’s economic success. This is a myth that just won’t die.

Trump says Kavanaugh vote may be delayed

President Trump on Monday opened the door to delaying Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation to look into sexual misconduct allegations, but predicted the process will "work out very well.""If it takes...

Donald Trump would accept ‘a little delay’ on Brett Kavanaugh

President Trump said Monday he's willing to accept a delay in the GOP's push to quickly confirm his pick for the Supreme Court in order to sort out new allegations, but said he's still backing his man, Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

"Never even had a little blemish on his record," Mr. ...

Why the ICC Should Rejoice When America Attacks It

Thierry Cruvellier, NY Times
Faced with the belligerence of the Trump administration, the court might find renewed support in governments that worry about the threat posed by America itself. Nobody is afraid of the I.C.C., not even its members. But many think it’s Mr. Bolton’s, and Mr. Trump’s, America that is outright dangerous.

Historic Midterm Trends Tell Us…Nothing

Doug Usher, RealClearPolitics
As with everything in politics these days, there are lots of predictions – and those who manage to be right will be celebrated. But here’s the problem: It’s almost impossible to figure out if a blue wave will happen – and how big it might be – until it happens.

Missouri senators want review of claims against Kavanaugh

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri's U.S. senators want a review of recent sexual misconduct allegations made against President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Republican Sen. Roy Blunt on Monday said the Senate Judiciary Committee should examine the claims before any further action is taken. The committee ...

Guatemala govt bars anti-graft chief, defying court ruling

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) - Guatemalan government officials say they will defy a ruling by the country's top court and block the return of the man leading a U.N.-backed anti-corruption commission.

Interior Minister Enrique Degenhart says that commission chief Ivan Velasquez of Colombia won't be allowed to return to Guatemala. Foreign ...

Advocacy groups file complaint against Rosendale, NRA

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A campaign finance watchdog group and a gun-safety advocacy organization have filed a complaint against U.S. Senate candidate Matt Rosendale of Montana and the National Rifle Association's lobbying arm.

Campaign Legal Center and Giffords allege in the Federal Election Commission complaint filed Monday that the Montana ...

Mexico finds 124 Central American migrants aboard trucks

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican immigration agents say they have found 124 Central American migrants aboard three trucks who said they were prevented from eating or drinking for several days.

The National Immigration Institute said Monday the trucks were detected after they sped through a highway checkpoint in the southern ...

Blackburn: Kavanaugh accusations are a ‘delay tactic’

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Republican U.S. Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn says sexual misconduct accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh from high school are a "delay tactic," saying his female accuser should testify under oath and a committee vote shouldn't be delayed.

The congresswoman's opponent, Democrat ex-Gov. Phil Bredesen, also ...