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  • Former Federal Prosecutor Joins Kavanaugh Accuser’s Legal Team (Also McCabe's attorney)

    09/24/2018 2:22:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | September 23, 2018 | Mary Papenfuss
    Former Justice Department inspector general and federal prosecutor Michael Bromwich and his consulting firm have joined the legal team supporting Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford. Bromwich tweeted Saturday that he was “honored to be joining” Blasey’s attorneys Debra Katz and Lisa Blanks as she prepares testimony for the Senate Judiciary Committee about her allegation that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were both in high school. Bromwich, who helped investigate the Iran-Contra scandal for the federal Office of Independent Counsel, is also representing former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe. McCabe, a frequent target of President Donald Trump, was fired...
  • Top Democrat cites Kavanaugh's 'outcome-driven' legal philosophy as reason to deny him due process

    09/24/2018 1:29:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 23, 2018 | Gregg Re
    Sen. Mazie Hirono on Sunday suggested that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's "outcome-driven" conservative judicial philosophy directly undermines the credibility of his denials that he sexually assaulted California professor Christine Ford at a house party more than three decades ago. Speaking to CNN's "State of the Union," Hirono, D-Hawaii, called for an independent FBI investigation of Ford's claims, before explaining why the presumption of innocence and due process should not apply to Kavanaugh's case. "I put his denial in the context of everything that I know about him in terms of how he approaches his cases," Hirono told host Jake...
  • Fight for Kavanaugh

    09/24/2018 12:37:51 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | September 24, 2018 12:03 AM
    The cynics — or, perhaps more precisely, the realists — believed that the Democrats were playing for time in the hopes of finding another accusation against Brett Kavanaugh. The cynics were right. The New Yorker stooped to publish a shoddy story alleging that Kavanaugh exposed himself to a woman while he was at Yale. The alleged incident occurred at a drunken party when both were in their freshman year. What’s extraordinary is that the woman making the charge, a fellow Yale student named Deborah Ramirez, admits that she hesitated to come forward because there were such large gaps in her...
  • Christine Blasey Ford Reaches Deal to Testify at Kavanaugh Hearing [Rameriz story is falling apart]

    09/23/2018 10:25:29 PM PDT · by guitar Josh · 43 replies
    I want to excerpt a portion of this NY Times story. It looks like the new accusations against Judge Kavanaugh are already falling apart. The Times had interviewed several dozen people over the past week in an attempt to corroborate her story, and could find no one with firsthand knowledge. Ms. Ramirez herself contacted former Yale classmates asking if they recalled the incident and told some of them that she could not be certain Mr. Kavanaugh was the one who exposed himself.
  • Reports: Kavanaugh Has Found 1982 Calendar, Detailed Entries Help Clear His Name

    09/23/2018 10:33:21 PM PDT · by kingattax · 78 replies
    Western Journal ^ | SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 | BENJAMIN ARIE
    The last-minute attempt to derail Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation as the next Supreme Court justice has just hit a serious snag. Facing damaging but almost completely unsubstantiated claims that he acted improperly with a girl back when he was a teenager, the conservative nominee has dug into his personal archives to defend himself. Up until now, the vague accusations made by Christine Blasey Ford had only resulted in a “he said, she said” stalemate. Liberals insisted that Blasey Ford’s story of a bad encounter at a drunken party be believed, while conservatives have pointed out that the nearly 40-year-old claim is...
  • Christine Blasey Ford Reaches Deal to Testify at Kavanaugh Hearing

    09/23/2018 10:04:46 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 40 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 23, 2018 | Nicholas Fandos
    Judge Kavanaugh’s prospects were further clouded on Sunday when The New Yorker reported on a new allegation of sexual impropriety: A woman who went to Yale with Judge Kavanaugh said that, during a drunken dormitory party their freshman year, he exposed himself to her, thrust his penis into her face and caused her to touch it without her consent. The Times had interviewed several dozen people over the past week in an attempt to corroborate her story, and could find no one with firsthand knowledge. Ms. Ramirez herself contacted former Yale classmates asking if they recalled the incident and told...
  • Where are our Senators vis-a-vis Kavanaugh? [Vanity]

    09/23/2018 10:27:03 PM PDT · by Reno89519 · 25 replies
    vanity | September 24, 2018 | Reno89519
    I am not so surprised at the scheming Democrats are doing to stop President Trump and his Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh. I am surprised that Republicans have scurried to their safe spaces and have been missing and silent. No one defending Kavanaugh, speaking up for him, for the institution, and for President Trump. Granted many are GOPe but still, Kavanaugh is an incredible pick for the Supreme Court and here they, our Senators, sit on their hands. WHAT ARE YOUR SENATORS DOING?
  • Four Reasons the New Accusations Against Kavanaugh Are Weaker Than Ford's

    09/23/2018 9:52:55 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 25 replies
    https://pjmedia.com ^ | SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 | BY MATT MARGOLIS
    The New Yorker published a story written by Ronan Farrow and Jane Meyer proving that theory correct. This story centers on Deborah Ramirez. ....udge Kavanaugh has already released a statement denying the allegation. “This alleged event from 35 years ago did not happen. The people who knew me then know that this did not happen, and have said so. This is a smear, plain and simple. I look forward to testifying on Thursday about the truth, and defending my good name — and the reputation for character and integrity I have spent a lifetime — against these last-minute allegations.” 1....
  • Here’s the Two Republicans Who Voted to Keep Late-Term Abortions Legal

    01/30/2018 6:33:31 PM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Jan 30, 2018 | Leah Barkoukis
    While Sen. Orrin Hatch expressed his ‘shock’ Monday that most of his Democratic colleagues could vote against the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, it wasn’t just Democrats who opposed the measure. Two Republican senators joined Democrats in voting against the 20-week abortion ban: Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine. Meanwhile, Sens. Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Bob Casey of Pennsylvania—all Democrats—voted in favor of the ban on abortions at the point which unborn babies can feel pain, with certain exceptions such as rape, incest and to save the mother’s life. With...
  • Vice President Mike Pence “Disappointed” 44 Democrats and 2 Republicans Voted for Late-Term...

    01/30/2018 6:36:55 PM PST · by Morgana · 1 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Jan 30, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    FULL TITLE: Vice President Mike Pence “Disappointed” 44 Democrats and 2 Republicans Voted for Late-Term Abortions The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which bans abortion after 20 weeks, failed to pass the Senate Monday. The legislation passed the House of Representatives last year, but Democrats derailed it today in the upper chamber, with a final vote of 51-46. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) could not understand how his colleagues on the other side of the aisle could be so heartless. “I am truly shocked by those who declare it ‘extreme’ to oppose late-term abortions that we know to cause fetal pain,”...
  • President Trump Slams Democrats for Blocking Senate Bill Banning Late-Term Abortions After 20 Weeks

    01/30/2018 6:39:09 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Jan 30, 2018 | Steven Ertelt
    President Donald Trump today is slamming Senate Democrats for blocking a pro-life Senate bill to ban late-term abortions — a bill that would save as many as 18,000 unborn babies form abortions each and every year. The Senate voted Monday on whether to stop the Democrats’ filibuster of the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, legislation that would ban abortions after 20 weeks — as neither Congress nor state legislatures can vote to ban all abortions under Roe v. Wade. The bill highlights how unborn babies feel intense pain when they are killed in abortions. Fifty-one senators (forty-eight Republicans and...
  • Democrats Give Each Other High Five After Voting to Keep Late-Term Abortions Legal

    01/30/2018 6:30:10 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Jan 30, 2018 | Steven Ertelt
    Every day on the football field or the baseball diamond, kids and grownups give each other a high-five to celebrate the victory or a good play. But Democrats in the United States Senate used the fun move to celebrate camaraderie and a job well done on something dark and disgusting. After the vote to defeat the bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks, Democrats on the Senate floor gave each other a high-five. How members of the Senate can explain their actions is beyond most Americans — as fully two-thirds of Americans believe late-term abortions on viable unborn babies ought...
  • Dems: Save Us, Collins And Murkowski, You’re Our Only Hope (Or maybe Flake and Corker?)

    06/28/2018 8:37:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/28/2018 | Ed Morrissey
    And who knows — they may be right. While the Left melts down at the retirement of centrist Justice Anthony Kennedy, the path to confirming a conservative activist to the court looks much more fraught than people might think. Thanks to the GOP’s threadbare control of the Senate, it might be tough to round up 51 votes for a bold shift to the Right.At least, that’s what Democrats are hoping, according to NBC: Within hours of Wednesday’s surprising retirement announcement from Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, two moderate Republican women in the Senate became an important focus of Democrats...
  • Collins: I Will Not Support a Nominee Who Demonstrated Hostility to Roe V. Wade

    07/01/2018 10:20:28 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 115 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 7/1/18 | Jack Heretik
    Sen. Susan Collins (R., Maine) said on Sunday that any nominee for the Supreme Court that had demonstrated hostility to Roe V. Wade would not receiver her support. CNN host Jake Tapper asked Collins about how President Donald Trump expressed desire to nominate justices who may vote to overturn Roe V. Wade if offered the opportunity. Collins, who supports Roe V. Wade, is a key vote in the Senate, where Republicans only have a one vote majority in the chamber. "With all due respect, the Supreme Court, as we know, it overturns its own rulings all the time," Tapper said....
  • Activists Mail Coat Hangers To GOP Senator Susan Collins

    07/03/2018 9:56:57 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 39 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | July 3, 2018 | Marina Fang
    Social media activists say they are sending coat hangers to the office of Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) in a symbolic message about the legacy of anti-abortion policies and court decisions. They want to remind lawmakers about the urgency surrounding the replacement of retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. The social media users are specifically targeting Collins, a key vote in the process to confirm President Donald Trump’s pick. The hashtag campaign appears to have started organically late last week, with participants tweeting #HangersForCollins. The users also shared screen grabs of online shopping carts with coat hangers to show they were...
  • New York Magazine: Politically Bribe Senator Susan Collins to Oppose Kavanaugh

    07/12/2018 6:19:19 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 19 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | July 12, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    The opposition to the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court justice has evolved from the merely desperate to the hilariously desperate. A good example of the latter can be seen in the July 10 New York magazine in which writer Ed Kilgore suggests that the Maine Democrats politically bribe Republican Senator Susan Collins with a promise by their state chairman to endorse her when she is up for re-election in 2020.Perhaps I am old school enough to believe that a bribe should be given in its traditional form as cash wrapped inside a brown paper bag but Kilgore somehow...
  • Stop This Idiocy And Confirm Him

    09/23/2018 10:31:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 24, 2024 | Kurt Schlichter
    As I write this, the “I really, really wanna testify, but…” goalpost has moved west right past my house and out over the Pacific Ocean. You get the distinct impression that Christine Ford’s handlers are making it up as they go along – “She can’t testify on Monday because, I dunno, she’s afraid of airplanes. Yeah, that’s a thing now.” The GOP is, as usual, afraid to be seen as insufficiently submissive. We have Chuck Grassley announcing, by tweets that sound like they were composed by a twelve-year-old texting her girlfriends after breaking into mom’s cooking sherry, that he’s ready to...
  • Collins’s office received 3,000 coat hangers protesting Kavanaugh

    09/08/2018 10:14:29 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/08/18 | Tal Axelrod
    Activists have sent Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) 3,000 coat hangers, referencing back-alley abortions, in their efforts to persuade her to vote against the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. The mail-ins accompany TV ads aimed at swaying the senator’s vote and pledges to fund her Senate opponent in 2020 if she votes to confirm Kavanaugh, The Associated Press reports. The centrist Collins is seen as a critical swing vote in Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing and has said she wouldn’t vote to confirm a nominee who was hostile to Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court case that legalized abortions. She...
  • KEEP YOUR EYE ON COLLINS & FLAKE

    09/19/2018 1:23:14 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 40 replies
    Powerline ^ | September 19,2018 | STEVEN HAYWARD
    My hunch at the time was that Specter was offended by the unfair, late-hit aspect of the Hill charges against Thomas. I think the same dynamic is unfolding right now. Sen. Collins is clearly perturbed and offended by the way the allegation against Judge Kavanaugh came to light, and Sen. Jeff Flake (also the wavering Bob Corker) have both said that if Dr. Hill doesn’t appear next Monday, the Senate should proceed to a vote. The hint seems to be that all of them, in the absence of any additional credible information, are ready to vote for Kavanaugh. Keep your...
  • The disaster that is the modern Democratic Party began 50 years ago in Chicago

    09/20/2018 7:32:36 AM PDT · by cp124 · 45 replies
    Portland Press Herald ^ | 9/19/2018 | Charles Todorich
    SOUTH PORTLAND — Sometimes it takes a confluence of events to provide clarity to the muddle. The events in this case are the 50th anniversary of the riots surrounding the Democratic National Convention in Chicago in August 1968, the recent death of Sen. John McCain and the mind-numbingly idiotic statement by Fox News commentator Marie Harf on “Outnumbered” on Aug. 16 that “the highest form of patriotism is protest.” The muddle is the catastrophic state of the modern Democratic Party.....