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New Legislation Gives Access to Medication Abortion at Public Colleges 21.9.2018
The Student Right to Access Act fixes a serious gap in on-campus reproductive health care.

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Kavanaugh Hearing Up In The Air Amid Negotiations 21.9.2018 Outside the Beltway
Monday's hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding the charges made against Judge Brett Kavanaugh is still on as scheduled, but the details are still being negotiated.
Trump abandons restraint, calls out Kavanaugh's accuser 21.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
President Donald Trump challenged the woman accusing his Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault by name Friday, saying that if the alleged attack was that "bad" then she would have filed charges.
Kavanaugh accuser open to testifying about sexual assault allegations 21.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who alleges Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a high school party in the 1980s, is open to appearing before a Senate panel next week.
Early voting begins as midterms season enters final phase 21.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Much of the political world is consumed with a battle over a Supreme Court nominee, an expanding international trade war and President Donald Trump's social media posts. Yet here in Minnesota, the first votes of the 2018 midterm elections are being cast.
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Defining 'Disaster' One Year After Maria and One Week After Florence: 'BradCast' 9/20/2018 21.9.2018 BradBlog
On today's BradCast: While much of the media have turned away from the continuing -- and, in some cases, worsening -- disaster following Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas in order to focus on the fight over the U.S. Supreme Court (which we cover as well today), flood waters continue to ...
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Memo to Kavanaugh’s defenders: Passage of time doesn’t erase youthful mistakes in the criminal justice system, especially for people of color 21.9.2018 The Moderate Voice

President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik Eileen M. Ahlin, Pennsylvania State University The accusation of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, made by California professor Christine Blasey Ford, has been met with a variety of responses. Among those responses has been the idea that what happens when someone […]

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Chuck Grassley Aide 'Unfazed' And 'Determined To Confirm' Kavanaugh 21.9.2018 Crooks Liars
Republicans in Congress would have us believe the process for confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court has been fair and impartial. They have stated from nine ways to Sunday they are presenting Christine Blasey Ford, who claims Kavanaugh attempted to rape her in high school, with completely fair, sane, and viable options to be heard, and that they are treating her and her claims with respect. They are saying all of this with straight faces and serious tones. They are saying this with anger, even. Self-righteousness outrage at something so trivial as rape allegations causing something so egregious as DELAY in this hallowed, sacred process. This process they so revere. (*cough*Merrick fcking Garland*cough*) Well, here is how fair things are. Chuck Grassley's staffer, Mike Davis, tweeted that he personally questioned Kavanaugh, and is "Unfazed" and "determined to confirm" him. Left: @ChuckGrassley says no need for FBI to investigate because his staff is investigating. Right: What his top staffer ...
SC Rep Leads Off Debate With 'Joke' About Supreme Court Sexual Assault 21.9.2018 Crooks Liars
Ralph Norman won a special election for his seat in the House of Representatives by the skin of his teeth in 2017 when he ran against Democrat Archie Parnell. Now he's up for re-election after a particularly indistinctive first term. With all the drama surrounding Brett Kavanaugh, Norman decided to lead off his debate with Parnell with a "joke." “Did y’all hear this latest late-breaking news from the Kavanaugh hearings?” he said. “Ruth Bader Ginsburg came out that she was groped by Abraham Lincoln.” Har har har. But you know, it's instructive. This is the same kind of male supremacy and good ole boy entitlement that lets teenage boys try to rape girls while holding their hand across their mouths so they can't scream. Parnell has a past too, admitting to domestic abuse against his first wife in the 70s. At least he had the decency not to joke about ...
BREAKING: Dr. Christine Blasey Ford Opens Negotiations To Testify Next Week 21.9.2018 Crooks Liars
Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's legal team has indicated its willingness to negotiate terms that might lead to Dr. Blasey Ford testifying in front of the Senate next week, though not Monday, about her allegations of sexual assault against SCOTUS nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. She has moved her family, and is in hiding because of numerous death threats and harassment since her identity became known, thanks to Intercept reporters (among others) tracking her down. She does not want to appear unless her safety and that of her family's can be guaranteed. Dr. Blasey Ford's attorney, Deborah Katz, made the following statement: “As you are aware, she's been receiving death threats which have been reported to the FBI and she and her family have been forced out of their home,” Katz wrote to the committee. “She wishes to testify, provided that we can agree on terms that are fair and which ensure her safety. A hearing on Monday is not possible and the committee's insistence that it occur then is arbitrary in any event.” Katz ...
Stephanie Ruhle Finds Kavanaugh Case 'Complicated' 21.9.2018 Crooks Liars
MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle on Tuesday suggested that sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh could be explained as “kids being kids.” During a conversation about Kavanaugh’s accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, Ruhle noted that no other women had made similar allegations about the judge. “Because something that does stand out here in the era of ‘Me Too’, for the most part when we hear these stories, it’s a he said/she said followed up by a she said, she said, she said, and thus far we haven’t seen a trail of other accusers come out,” Ruhle explained. Co-host Ali Velshi pointed out that the Senate Judiciary Committee, which must approve or reject Kavanaugh, does not have “professional investigators” like the FBI, which is responsible for vetting appointees. “But Ali, it’s not black and white,” Ruhle replied. “Things are really complicated. Think about Brett Kavanaugh’s family, what he’s going through, what Dr. Ford is going through — character assassinations.” “And then ...
The Washington Post – Syndication Why the haste with Kavanaugh? 20.9.2018 The Moderate Voice

WASHINGTON — For those insisting that Republican senators take Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh seriously, one aspect of the conversation is particularly infuriating: the notion that the timeline established by the GOP for completing this process is quasi-sacred. Virtually everyone commenting on Kavanaugh’s nomination comes to it with a point of view, […]

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Senate Republican Considers Accusations Against Kavanaugh A 'Hiccup' UPDATED 20.9.2018 Crooks Liars
Which one of the men in the photo above said the following? A U.S. senator's take today on the Kavanaugh nomination: "We got a little hiccup here with the Kavanaugh nomination, we’ll get through this and we’ll get off to the races." A hiccup, you see. — Jon Ralston (@RalstonReports) September 19, 2018 Or maybe it was some other white male Republican in the Senate, not on the Judiciary Committee. They're not taking this sexual assault issue seriously. It's partisanship alone and they have the majority. UPDATE: It's Senator Dean Heller, not on the committee. Nevada women take note, he's on the ballot this November. "Heller predicts Kavanaugh confirmation to Supreme Court despite 'hiccup'," via @RileySnyder . ...
Fact check: Can the Senate enlist the FBI to reopen a Kavanaugh investigation? 20.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
A key senator suggests that if the Senate Judiciary Committee needs help investigating the Supreme Court nominee, it could bring in the feds. That's more complicated than it sounds.
Heightened Policing Keeps Farmworkers Vulnerable in the Wake of Florence 20.9.2018
The military may be solace to some after a disaster, but for workers from other countries it's not a welcome sight.

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Chuck Grassley Is “Unfazed and Determined” to Confirm Kavanaugh 20.9.2018
The comments bolster the complaint by many critics who say this process has been a bad-faith effort by Republicans.

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Learning the Power of Lies: Facts vs. Falsehoods in the Age of Trump 20.9.2018
The crisis of truth has a long history.

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Kavanaugh Nomination At An Impasse Over Hearing On Sexual Assault Charges 20.9.2018 Outside the Beltway
The status of Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation remains up in the air, as does the question of whether or not Christine Blasey Ford will appear for a hearing on Monday morning.
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If Christine Blasey Ford Doesn't Testify On Monday, Kavanaugh Wins 20.9.2018 Crooks Liars
This is a reasonable request: The woman who has accused President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault all but ruled out appearing at an extraordinary Senate hearing scheduled for next week to hear her allegations, insisting on Tuesday that the F.B.I. investigate first. Speaking through lawyers, Christine Blasey Ford said she would cooperate with the Senate Judiciary Committee and left open the possibility of testifying later about her allegations against Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh. But echoing Senate Democrats, she said an investigation should be “the first step” before she is put “on national television to relive this traumatic and harrowing incident.” It's reasonable, but it won't be hard for Republicans to persuade much of America that it's unreasonable. They have so many talking points that will make sense to non-politics junkies who haven't been following the Kavanaugh story closely: Dianne Feinstein held the accuser's letter for weeks (never mind that it was to protect the accuser's ...
Kavanaugh Poses a Threat to Asian American and Pacific Islander Women 20.9.2018
This fast-growing voting bloc has vowed to hold accountable all who vote to confirm the Supreme Court nominee.

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