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Collins says Kavanaugh is unlikely to favor overturning Roe v. Wade

8 monthes ago   |   By Boston Herald

WASHINGTON - Sen. Susan Collins, a key swing vote in the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, said Tuesday she doesn't think President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee would overturn the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion because he said he respects precedent. Collins, a Maine Republican who supports abortion rights, said her discussions with Kavanaugh persuaded her that he believes “the concept of precedent is rooted in Article III of the Constitution, and he clearly reveres our Constitution.”
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Accuser of Trump's court pick offers statements to back accusation

8 monthes ago   |   By Reuters

A woman who has accused President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, of sexual assault will provide senators with sworn statements from four people to corroborate her allegations, her lawyers said on Wednesday.
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Mitch McConnell calls experienced lawyer hired for Kavanaugh hearing ‘female assistant'

Mitch McConnell calls experienced lawyer hired for Kavanaugh hearing ‘female assistant'

8 monthes ago   |   By Think Progress

A sex crimes prosecutor, Rachel Mitchell, is questioning Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who accused U.S. Supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, on Thursday. She has worked in the Maricopa County Attorney's Office in Arizona for almost 30 years.
But during a press conference on Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called her a “female assistant.”
When a reporter raised the issue of the the Republican side of the Senate Judiciary Committee being all male to McConnell, McConnell said, “We're looking for the truth here. I don't think because you happen to be a...
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The Latest: Kavanaugh lawyer says no dispute he drank

8 monthes ago   |   By Boston Herald

WASHINGTON - The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh : 9 a.m. An attorney for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh says there is no dispute that he drank in high school and college. Lawyer Beth Wilkinson tells CNN Wednesday that whether or not Kavanaugh drank isn't the issue. Kavanaugh has been accused of sexual misconduct by two women; one from high school and one from college. He's denied those allegations.
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Second Kavanaugh accuser says she would testify at Senate hearing

Second Kavanaugh accuser says she would testify at Senate hearing

8 monthes ago   |   By New York Post

The attorney for a second woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct said on Wednesday that she would be willing to testify at a Senate hearing and is certain about her encounter with the Supreme Court nominee in the 1980s. “She would be willing to testify, but we can't even talk to the Senate Judiciary...
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Kavanaugh's accuser offers four people to back accusation: documents

8 monthes ago   |   By Reuters

A woman who has accused President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, of sexual assault will present senators with sworn declarations from four people to corroborate her allegations, according to copies of the statements released by her lawyers on Wednesday.
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Lawyer for Kavanaugh's 2nd accuser says client willing to testify

8 monthes ago   |   By NBC News

John Clune, the attorney for Deborah Ramirez, Judge Brett Kavanaugh's second accuser, joins TODAY to talk about the possibility of Ramirez testifying about her allegations before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Clune says his client would prefer an FBI investigation first, but that it “wouldn't surprise” him if she agrees to testify without.
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The Latest: Kavanaugh accuser has 4 affidavits backing claim

8 monthes ago   |   By National Post

WASHINGTON - The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh :
8:05 a.m.
Lawyers for Christine Blasey Ford say they have submitted sworn affidavits to the Senate Judiciary Committee from four people who say she told them that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh had assaulted her in high school.
Kavanaugh has denied the accusation.
The four sworn affidavits are among the information the committee is considering on the eve of Ford and Kavanaugh's testimony Thursday.
All four documents say that Ford revealed the information well before President Donald Trump nominated Kavanaugh to the...
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Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford offers Senate four people who corroborate her assault claims

8 monthes ago   |   By CNBC

The attorneys for Christine Blasey Ford have sworn and signed declarations from four people who corroborate her claims of sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
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Iran shoots down US spy drone amid tensions

Iran shoots down US spy drone amid tensions

The commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guard says the shooting down of a U.S. drone has sent “a clear message” to America. Read more ...

Downing of US drone a ‘clear message' to Washington - Iran's IRGC commander

Downing of US drone a ‘clear message' to Washington - Iran's IRGC commander

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