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Tani Cantil-Sakauye has renounced the GOP. On Thursday, nonprofit news organization CALmatters reported that Tani Cantil-Sakauye, Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court, is renouncing the Republican Party and will re-register as "no party preference", citing the behavior of the GOP during the Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh."I felt compelled to make a choice now. It better suits what I do and how I approach issues," said Cantil-Sakauye, who said she has been dissatisfied with the direction of the GOP and that her friends told her "your party left you" as she discussed the hearings with them.The GOP confirmed Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy despite multiple allegations of attempted rape while Kavanaugh was in high school and college. In the process, Republicans from President Donald Trump on down ruthlessly dragged his accusers through the mud, particularly the first accuser, California psychology professor Christine Blasey Ford — and...
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Dr Ford was honouring former gymnast Rachael Denhollander, who won Sports Illustrated's Inspiration of the Year Award
 
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Christine Blasey Ford made her first public statement since testifying against Brett Kavanaugh in September to present Sports Illustrated's Inspiration of the Year Award to Rachael Denhollander, the first woman to publicly accuse former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University doctor Larry Nassar of sexual abuse.
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In a video statement for the Sports Illustrated's Sportsperson of the Year Awards, Christine Blasey Ford makes her first public appearance since testifying against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who was accused of sexual assault. Ford presents the Inspiration of the Year award to lawyer and former gymnast Rachael Denhollander, who was the first woman to publicly speak out against former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar in 2016.  "Her courage inspired other survivors to end their silence, and we all know the result," Ford says.  Hundreds of gymnasts, including Aly Raisman and McKayla Maroney, came forward and shared their stories of abuse. Nassar was later sentenced to up to 175 years in prison.  Read more...More about Sports Illustrated, Kavanaugh, Christine Blasey Ford, Social Good, and Sports
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For her first public appearance since she accused Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, Christine Blasey Ford presented an award to the first woman who publicly accused former gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar of sexual assault.
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Christine Blasey Ford made a rare appearance when she presented the Sports Illustrated Inspiration of the Year award to Rachael Denhollander
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Sports Illustrated dove straight into controversial political waters this week, by tapping Christine Blasey Ford to introduce its 2018 Inspiration of the Year Award.
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A rush to impeachment now would backfire on Democrats. Instead, it’s time to focus on serious investigations. Like most Americans who retain some semblance of sense, I was happy to see what was in the sentencing memos offered by federal prosecutors regarding the fate of Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort and Trump's former lawyer/fixer Michael Cohen. Those memos introduced new evidence pointing to Trump's likely involvement in a couple of criminal conspiracies.The most clear-cut evidence relates to Trump's involvement in campaign fraud. Cohen has alleged, with audio recordings to back him up, that Trump directed illegal payoffs to women who said they'd had affairs with him. Both documents also hint that Trump could be implicated in obstruction of justice conspiracies and some kind of involvement with Russian election crimes, but there is clearly a lot more information to be discovered and released before drawing any firmer conclusions on that front.Still,...
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Months after the whirlwind that surrounded her testimony, many are still coming to terms with its meaning
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Christine Blasey Ford, Ryan Coogler and Meghan Markle among the list of potential candidates
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Time magazine will name its “Person of the Year” for 2018 in December. This year’s shortlist includes Christine Blasey Ford, the California academic who presented powerful testimony before the US Senate alleging historic abuse at the hands of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. President Trump himself is also shortlisted, as is Robert Mueller, the FBI special counsel carrying out a long-running investigation into alleged Russian attempts to meddle in the 2016 US presidential election.
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TIME Magazine announced its shortlist of ten potential picks for its 2018 "Person of the Year" on NBC's Today Monday morning, featuring Christine Blasey Ford and illegal alien families separated at the border as some of the options.
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Republicans apparently have not learned much from what happened in the Alabama Senate race. The Wall Street Journal's new interview with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is, for the most part, full of the usual bland dodges and preemptive scapegoating of Democrats for any potential setback to his party.But one particular comment of his, when discussing possible Senate election opportunities for Republicans in 2020, was a lot more eye-opening."If you look at a map of America, there's a lot of red," he said, noting one obvious 2020 pickup opportunity for the GOP: Democratic Sen. Doug Jones's Alabama seat.Mr. McConnell called Mr. Jones' victory over Republican Roy Moore "the Alabama mistake in 2017"—when Mr. Moore, in a special election, faced multiple allegations of sexual misconduct.McConnell believes it was a "mistake" for voters in Alabama not to choose Roy Moore, who was credibly accused of molesting multiple teenage girls, over Doug Jones, a prosecutor who locke...
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Christine Blasey Ford, Nancy Pelosi, Ryan Coogler, Meghan Markle and Jeff Bezos among the long list of potential candidates
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They're Democrats, they're female, and they're not all white. Each December, Time magazine announces its Person of the Year. It’s the individual (or group) who, “for better or for worse,” as the magazine puts it, had the greatest influence on the events of the year. This year, it should be no contest. The greatest influence in America this year came from Democratic women.Time has been choosing the year’s major person of influence since 1927, when aviator Charles Lindbergh graced the magazine’s cover for the first time. It was usually a Man of the Year (Wallis Simpson broke through in 1936 as the Woman of the Year because of her romance with British King Edward VIII, prompting his abdication). In 1999, the magazine realized it had better get with the times and designated the achievement as Person of the Year.Displaying his typical (yet undeserved) over-the-top egotism, Donald Trump announced that “I can’t imagine” anyone other than himself as ...
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Christine Blasey Ford, Nancy Pelosi, Ryan Coogler, Meghan Markle and Jeff Bezos among the long list of potential candidates
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Meanwhile, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford is still being threatened.
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Christine Blasey Ford and her family became the target of death threats after she testified that then-supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh tried to rape her. Dr Christine Blasey Ford, the California psychologist who accused the supreme court justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault before his confirmation, emphatically thanked supporters for an “outpouring” of donations in a new post that explained the shutdown of her GoFundMe page after raising nearly $650,000.
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Ford said "coming forward was terrifying ... but I am grateful to have had the opportunity to fulfill my civic duty"
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A crowdfunding campaign to cover security costs for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford raised $647,610 in two months, which far surpassed the initial goal of $150,000. The woman who stood up to Trump Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh says she will donate all the extra money to organizations that support survivors of trauma. But do go on about how she’s a gold-digging liar who fabricated the whole Kavanaugh thing for a payoff. In a statement posted on the fundraising site last week, Christine Blasey Ford says she's shutting down the GoFundMe that was launched in her name, and will donate the remaining money to trauma survivors. “With immense gratitude, I am closing this account to further contributions,” Ford wrote on the “Help Christine Blasey Ford” site that appeared last September. “All funds unused after completion of security expenditures will be donated to organizations that support trauma survivors. I am currently researching organizations where the funds can best be used....
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Christine Blasey Ford and her family have received death threats and moved four times since Ford testified that Brett Kavanaugh, now a Supreme Court justice, sexually assaulted her in high school. Ford also received support from celebrities, including Lady Gaga and Alyssa Milano, and activists like #MeToo founder Tarana Burke, as well as countless Americans.  Amid her painful public experience, Ford's neighbors and colleagues created a GoFundMe campaign to help fund her ballooning security expenses. By the time it ended, the campaign raised $647,610, surpassing its goal of $150,000. On Nov. 21, Ford announced that a portion of the money will be donated to organizations that support trauma survivors. She is researching the possibilities and will update donors upon her decision.  Read more...More about Sexual Assault, Gofundme, Brett Kavanaugh, Christine Blasey Ford, and Social Good
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Christine Blasey Ford, who accused then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, said she will donate some of the $647,610 raised on her behalf to survivors of trauma. A group of supporters set up a GoFundMe account last month to pay for Ford’s security costs and other expenses she’s faced since coming forward in...
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Ford said she is "grateful to have had the opportunity to fulfill my civic duty" and has been touched by the outpouring of support she received.
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Christine Blasey Ford used the money donated to her after she accused Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault to pay for security and housing, she said in a rare public statement.
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Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, released a statement on a GoFundMe page collecting donations for her. All unused donations "after completion of security expenditures will be donated to organizations that support trauma survivors," she wrote.
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'Although coming forward was terrifying, and caused disruption to our lives, I am grateful to have had the opportunity to fulfil my civic duty'
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Not much has been heard lately from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who came into the public eye after accusing Brett Kavanaugh of having sexually assaulted her while the two were in high school. Kavanaugh vehemently denied these allegations, and the case was taken to trial in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Despite many people finding Ford’s testimony to be moving, Kavanaugh was eventually elected to the Supreme Court. According to the Huffington Post, Ford has had to keep a low profile due to the constant harassment she’s been receiving since the trial.
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In a post on GoFundMe thanking her supporters, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford
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Facts are not the way to Make America Great Again. Americans, divided and polarized as they are, live in two distinct worlds. In one world, the earth is not flat, climate change is real and Bill and Hillary aren't pimping kids out in the basement of a pizza restaurant.The other world is devoid of reason, evidence and pretty much any type of historical facts. Despite the fact that Trump voters have been fleeced by the biggest con man in the world, they continue to devour the lies he sells on a silver platter. When it comes to facts, Trump supporters aren't head over heels in love with them. After all, Trump's rise came as a result of playing to uninformed and angry people's primal and worst sensibilities. They're right and the entire world is wrong, because that's what their cult leader told them, and who needs Google anyway? Here are 10 incredibly fake facts that Trump supporters believe are true.1. Trump is a devoted Christian.The thrice-married, pu$$y-grabbing Trump is actua...
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November 13th, 2018
The “debate” over the Jim Acosta video shows the right has no use for facts. Is there any way to talk to them? Last week, Donald Trump's administration pulled off another of the routine stunts it uses to hijack the media narrative, whip up the right-wing base, and distract both journalists and pundits from more important news stories. On Wednesday, Trump used a press conference to create a reality TV-style beef with CNN reporter Jim Acosta. First he got testy with Acosta for asking pointed questions, and then he directed a White House intern to try to confiscate Acosta's microphone. Acosta's efforts to hold onto the microphone resulted in incidentally touching the female intern's arm.White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders immediately pretended to believe that a brief brush-off was the equivalent of deliberate gendered violence, using a doctored video created by a conspiracy theory website to back up her obvious bad-faith claims. This lie became the pretense for...
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November 12th, 2018
Jerome Corsi, a longtime conspiracy theorist and friend of Roger Stone's, says Mueller plans to charge him with perjury. On Monday, Jerome Corsi, a conspiracy theorist and friend of former Trump adviser Roger Stone, told his supporters in his livestream that he expects special counsel Robert Mueller's prosecutors will charge him for perjury in a matter of days."I'm gonna be indicted," he said. "That's what we're told. I'm fully expecting it." He then begged his supporters to contribute money to his legal defense.According to NBC reporters Anna Schecter and Ken Dilanian, Corsi confirmed his remarkst on air to the press. "When they have your emails and phone records ... they're very good at the perjury trap," he complained.This defeated attitude is a long way from the swagger that Corsi had previously demonstrated in March of this year at the prospect of getting a visit from Mueller, who has spent the past year and a half investigating possible ties between Trump's inner circl...
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November 8th, 2018
Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh on Thursday formally took his seat on
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November 8th, 2018
Christine Blasey Ford's lawyers say she isn't interested in publicity or a book deal. She is struggling to get her life back on track following her testimony in the Senate.
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November 7th, 2018
Donald Trump has officially lost all patience with the media. At a White House press conference on Wednesday afternoon, President Trump first discussed the mixed midterm results in a flat tone. He then took questions, and things got testy quickly as he sparred with reporters — especially CNN's Jim Acosta. From the moment Acosta began asking Trump about the migrant caravan heading towards the United States, Trump was visibly angry. "Here we go," Trump said, continually interrupting Acosta as he spoke, finally losing all chill and snapping. Trump got defensive when discussing the controversial ad he recently ran against the caravan, explaining the people in it were "not actors." "I think you should let me run the country, you run CNN, and if you did it well your ratings would be much better" Trump said., taking a jab at the network's ratings. SEE ALSO: Trump and CNN's Jim Acosta have heated exchange over women reporters asking questions &qu...
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November 6th, 2018
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. — Some in the audience gasped in surprise when President Donald Trump told them that “the accuser of Brett Kavanaugh” had recanted her allegations. “It was all fake,” he declared. Did Christine Blasey Ford really acknowledge making up an account of a sexual assault when she and Kavanaugh were teenagers? No. Trump […]
November 4th, 2018
In a sit-down interview with MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt for “Kasie DC,” Tennessee Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Phil Bredesen voiced his displeasure with how Democrats handled Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation process, saying he believes it “hurt the brand.” “I didn’t think the Kavanaugh thing was handled properly,” Bredesen told Hunt in the interview that aired Sunday. “I’m a believer in the notion that the role of the Senate is to respect the fact that a president has the right to appoint Supreme Court justices and ones who agree with his philosophy and political philosophy. And the role of the Senate is to make sure that they’re competent and their ability to perform is there. We’ve drifted away from that.” Bredesen went on to say he did not like that the information about Kavanaugh’s sexual assault accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, was withheld from the public until the last minu...
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November 4th, 2018
A Senate Judiciary Committee report released Saturday revealed that committee investigators interviewed a man who described a sexual encounter with Christine Blasey Ford that shared similarities to the one she claimed she had with Supreme Court Brett Kavanaugh.
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October 31st, 2018
We're all waiting for the next bombshell to drop. In the high-anxiety Donald Trump era, the focus of one’s attention can change very quickly. A crisis or controversy that dominates the 24-hour news cycle one day can easily disappear the next day—or at least be sidelined—when another crisis or controversy comes along or there is a shocking new development. And the events of the past week have been a perfect example, with one act of domestic terrorism after another vying for the public’s attention.Last week on October 25, residents of Lexington, Kentucky were horrified by the random killings of two older African-Americans (67-year-old Vickie Lee Jones and 69-year-old Maurice Stallard) in what appeared to be a racially motivated hate crime at a Kroger supermarket. Surveillance footage showed that only a few minutes before the shootings, the suspect (a white man with a long history of racism) tried to forcibly enter an African-American church. But as horrific as that inc...
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October 29th, 2018
Christine Blasey Ford, the California psychology professor who accused Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct 36 years ago, received a $1 million windfall and is receiving several requests for book deals after her testimony.
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October 29th, 2018
Some have jumped to the knee-jerk conclusion that a potentially deadly mail bomb campaign aimed at Democrats was a “false flag” or “fake news.” Looking at the political messages covering Cesar Altieri Sayoc’s van, it is obvious that the Florida resident hates Democrats as vehemently as he adores President Donald Trump. Sayoc, who was arrested on Friday, October 26 on suspicion of mailing a series of pipe bombs to prominent Democrats, covered his van with pro-Trump messages along with messages expressing his total hatred of Hillary Clinton and others who pipe bombs were mailed to. But to hear some wingnuts tell it, the pipe bombs—which Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin accurately described as a “coordinated attempt at mass assassination”—were nothing more than a “false flag” operation carried out by Democrats in order to make Republicans look bad.The bombs aimed at Bill and Hillary Clinton, Barack and Michelle Obama, former Vice President Joe Biden, Re...
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October 27th, 2018
Actor Jim Carrey dedicated his honorary award from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) on Friday to Colin Kaepernick and Christine Blasey Ford, while also denouncing the United States for "kidnapping children."   
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October 27th, 2018
When President Trump mocked Christine Blasey Ford at a rally in Mississippi earlier this month, the crowd, which presumably included rape victims, as well as mothers, fathers and other relatives of rape victims, roared its approval and greeted his parody of her testimony with laughter. Shocked,...
October 23rd, 2018
The senator admitted that Christine Blasey Ford was "very compelling." Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) made a stunning admission Tuesday on ABC's "The View." He still harbors serious doubts about Justice Brett Kavanaugh's innocence of the sexual assault allegations made by Christine Blasey Ford, but he voted to put him on the Supreme Court anyway.“You know, she was very compelling,” Flake said of Ford. “[Kavanuagh] was very persuasive. I don’t know. I don’t know. I wish I had the certitude that some of my colleagues expressed. But I said on the floor before that hearing, we’re likely to hear the hearing with as much doubt as certainty. And that’s how I felt afterwards.”"Why not just find another person who had none of this ambiguity?" asked host Joy Behar.Flake responded: "If the mere allegation with no corroboration is sufficient to disqualify someone, we've entered a new phase that we probably don't want to enter."This was a common talking point on the right,...
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October 23rd, 2018
Some of the powerful senate testimony of Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who accused Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, has appeared in the form of graffiti posted at the university where the judge studied. Pictures posted on social media of the Sterling Law building at Yale University’s campus in New Haven, Connecticut, showed graffiti on the entryway that read: “Indelible in the hippocampus is the laughter…”. The words were taken from Ms Ford’s testimony last month before the Senate Judiciary Committee, which was considering Donald Trump’s nomination for the Supreme Court.
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October 21st, 2018
The city council in Palo Alto, California, is honoring Christine Blasey Ford, the California psychology professor who accused Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct when they were in high school, for testifying against the recently-confirmed Supreme Court justice.
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October 20th, 2018
When Christine Blasey Ford said she could not remember certain details about her alleged assault by Brett Kavanaugh, Rep. Ann McLane Kuster could relate.
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October 19th, 2018
Florida's governor and GOP Senate candidate could be facing his own scandal over sexual misconduct. On Thursday, POLITICO delved into a pending lawsuit against the state of Florida by Lucille Alford, a 64-year-old former state disability examiner who claims she was sexually harassed in 2014 — and Gov. Rick Scott did nothing about it.Alford, who filed her suit in April of last year, alleges that her boss, Charles Fete, held her in a "bear hug" in his office and whispered innuendo in her ear as she struggled to free herself. She reported the incident to another supervisor, local law enforcement, the Florida Commission on Human Relations, and Scott's office, and the matter was not pursued because she did not offer eyewitnesses to the incident. The suit is scheduled to be heard in February in Leon County court.This week, Alford spoke out publicly about the incident for the first time, speaking with POLITICO reporters. "I tried to get the governor's attention," she said. "I fel...
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October 19th, 2018
When Christine Blasey Ford came forward last month to accuse Judge Brett
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October 18th, 2018
A radio ad supporting Rep. French Hill goes completely over the line in trying to target black voters. On Thursday, an ad aired on radio stations geared toward African-Americans in support of Rep. French Hill (R-AR) and generated immediate outrage. The ad, paid for by a group calling itself Black Americans for the President's Agenda, essentially said that "white Democrats'" opposition to Brett Kavanaugh and desire to investigate his sexual assault allegations prove they could start lynching black people next."What do you think about what's happening in Washington?" says the narrator. "Our congressman, French Hill, and the Republicans, know that it's dangerous to change the presumption of innocence to a presumption of guilt, especially for black men. If the Democrats can do that to a white Justice of the Supreme Court, with no evidence, no corroboration, and all of her witnesses including her best friend say it didn't happen? What will happen to our husbands, our fathers, or our s...
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October 18th, 2018
"This wasn’t a hand to be played." Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) rose to national prominence for grilling Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh about his teenage drinking — and she appeared on “The View” to discuss one particularly dramatic moment.Kavanaugh lashed out at the Minnesota Democrat during a hearing about sexual assault allegations made against him by a former acquaintance, and Klobuchar said the federal judge would never have tolerated the same conduct from her.“My first thought was, if I was appearing before him in court, he would have thrown me out of the courtroom,” the senator said.Klobuchar said the nominee’s partisan record should have disqualified him, and she praised Christine Blasey Ford for coming forward with sexual assault allegations — and co-host Meghan McCain asked whether Democrats miscalculated with her testimony.“Is it conceivable that Democrats may have misplayed their hand or handled anything differently in that hearing in g...
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October 17th, 2018
Why let a little murder get in the way Of business? The one thing we can conclude from the Saudi involvement in the death of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi in its Turkish embassy is that this is one of those we-don’t-believe-anyone moments.We don’t believe the Saudis, the White House, or even the various senators who think they finally have discovered a safe way to disagree with the president, who seems to be going out of his way to proclaim the innocence of the Saudi Crown Prince.That said, it is a wonder indeed to learn that Republican Sen. Lindsay Graham, S.C., or Marco Rubio, Fla., finally have located their outrage button to push back against a president whom they have chosen time after time to follow into the political gutter.For openers, the Khashoggi affair is proving to be an over-there moment, not a death that we are taking personally across our country. Who knows? The explanations change every ten minutes, and along with it, the level of concern abou...
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October 17th, 2018
The United States Senate was never really interested in holding Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh accountable after multiple women accused him of sexual assault and harassment. The witches of America are. Catland Books, an occult bookshop and community space in Brooklyn, has organized not one but two mass hexes on Kavanaugh. According to an Eventbrite page for the hex, the organizers say they plan to target the newly appointed justice as well as "all rapists and the patriarchy which emboldens, rewards and protects them." SEE ALSO: Brett Kavanaugh's use of the word 'emotional' exposes a gross double standard "We will be embracing witchcraft's true roots as the magik of the poor, the downtrodden and disenfranchised and it's[sic] history as often the only weapon, the only means of exacting justice available to those of us who have been wronged by men just like him," the organizers wrote. The first of the two events, scheduled for October 20...
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October 17th, 2018
“Your affiliations and associations should bring you a sense of pride." The list of long-time conservatives who have left the GOP in response to Donald Trump’s presidency is a long one, ranging from journalists George Will and Max Boot to former congressmen such as David Jolly and Joe Scarborough (who now hosts “Morning Joe” on MSNBC). And that list continues to grow with the announcement that Stephen Kent, a spokesperson for Young Voices (an organization of conservative Millennials), is now an ex-member of the GOP.In an October 17 commentary for USA Today, Kent explains that for him, Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court was the straw that broke the camel’s back. President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kent asserts in his article, have been incredibly divisive—and the battle for Kavanaugh’s confirmation was an especially ugly example.Kent wrote, “Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s success in getting...
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October 16th, 2018
Even amidst a glutted field of racist markers, the Harpers Ferry monument stands out. The Heyward Shepherd memorial is an overtly pro-slavery monument erected in 1931 in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, by the United Daughters of the Confederacy. In recognition of John Brown Day, please check out an article of mine published in the Spirit of Jefferson, adapted below, about the many reasons the marker should come down.Also below are photos from the protest of the Confederate plaque on the Charles Town, West Virginia, courthouse on Friday, October 12. Among the protesters was the group of women whose joint letter launched the campaign for removal last year. Members of the West Virginia Women’s March were also involved in the demonstration, titled “Let’s Make It Right: Remove the Plaque.”The following is adapted from “Heyward Shepherd ‘Tribute’ Is a Racist Relic That Must Come Down”:The inscription on what’s now known as the Heyward Shepherd memorial in Harpers Ferry...
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October 16th, 2018
"ou don't have to belittle her, you don't have to do that," she said. "For me, it's worse than high school to see an adult do that. Especially the leader of the free world. It's sad."
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October 15th, 2018
  Donald Trump has questioned whether climate change is “man-made” and suggested that world temperatures could start falling in the future.  The US president said during an interview with CBS’s 60 Minutes show that he does not think climate change is a “hoax”, reversing his previous position.  However Mr Trump claimed that some scientists have a “very big political agenda” and suggested there is no consensus about the cause of global warming.  “I think something's happening. Something's changing and it'll change back again. I don't think it's a hoax, I think there's probably a difference,” Mr Trump said.  “But I don't know that it's man-made. I will say this: I don't want to give trillions and trillions of dollars. I don't want to lose millions and millions of jobs. I don't want to be put at a disadvantage.”     The comments come just days after the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate...
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October 15th, 2018
The president also claimed he treated Dr. Christine Blasey Ford with "great respect" despite openly mocking her at a campaign rally Straight from the mouth of the President of the United States."I'm not going to get into it.""It doesn't matter.""We won."Asked if he believes he treated Dr. Christine Blasey Ford with "great respect" by openly mocking her at a campaign rally and suggesting she lied about the allegations she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump on Sunday night said that none of that matters because Kavanaugh was confirmed and that's all there is to it.Watch:Trump on mimicking Christine Blasey Ford: "It doesn't matter. We won." (via CBS) pic.twitter.com/lDxuWixA6U— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 15, 2018Of course whether it matters or not is an opinion, not a fact. And if Congress decides to force an investigation into the credible claims by Ford against Kavanaugh—in addition to the possibility...
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October 15th, 2018
President defends mocking woman who accused his Supreme Court nominee of attempted sexual assault
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