U.S. Supreme Court A second woman has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, throwing his ascension to the highest court in the land into further doubt. Deborah Ramirez has said that she attended a dorm-room party with Kavanaugh in the early 1980s when the pair were both studying at Yale University. There, she said in an interview with The New Yorker published Sunday, Kavanaugh exposed himself to her and thrust his penis into her face, causing her to touch it. “I wasn’t going to touch a penis until I was married,” Ramirez told the magazine. “I was embarrassed and ashamed and humiliated.” She added: “Brett was laughing. I can still see his face, and his hips coming forward, like when you pull up your pants.” Kavanaugh has denied the allegation but Senate Democrats are now investigating. In previous conversations with The New Yorker, Ramirez was reportedly reluctant to speak of Kavanaugh’s role in the incident … [Read more...] about Brett Kavanaugh Accusations: Deborah Ramirez Allegation Further Imperils Confirmation of Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByMichael D. Shear and Emily Baumgaertner Sept. 22, 2018 WASHINGTON — Trump administration officials announced Saturday that immigrants who legally use public benefits like food assistance and Section 8 housing vouchers could be denied green cards under new rules aimed at keeping out people the administration deems a drain on the country. The move could force millions of poor immigrants who rely on public assistance for food and shelter to make a difficult choice between accepting financial help and seeking a green card to live and work legally in the United States. Older immigrants, many of whom get low-cost prescription drugs through the Medicare Part D program, could also be forced to stop participating in the popular benefits program or risk being deemed a “public … [Read more...] about Trump Administration Aims to Sharply Restrict New Green Cards for Those on Public Aid
U.S. 2018 Midterms Jim Knoblach, a Minnesota state representative, announced on Friday that he would be ending his campaign for reelection after his daughter alleged he had molested her for more than 10 years, from the age of nine, The Washington Post reported on Saturday. The South Lawn of the White House on September 17, 2018 in Washington, DC. Oliver Contreras-Pool/Getty Images “I love my children more than anything, and would never do anything to hurt them,” he said in his statement. “Her allegations are false.” His statement continued, “I and other family members have made repeated attempts to reconcile with her in recent years, but she has refused." Recommended Slideshows 76 50 Highest Paying Jobs in the United States 80 In Pictures: Top 50 U.S. Cities Ranked by Quality of Life And Average Salary 76 75 Best-Selling Albums in U.S. History Knoblach said he is ending his campaign in an effort to … [Read more...] about Minnesota Republican Lawmaker Quits Campaign After Accusations of Molestation
U.S. Donald Trump The latest round of tariffs imposed by President Trump as part of an ongoing trade war with China could see prices rise at Walmart, the retailer has said. Walmart sent a letter to the Officer of United States Trade Representative, warning that the new tariffs, if imposed, could cause steep price hikes in its stores. “This round of tariffs could impact a significant number of common consumer items that are not easily replaceable,” said the letter from Walmart. The company said that the customers could suffer the worst of the tariffs. “We filed comments relating to the 301 proposed tariffs because we are concerned about the impact on U.S. suppliers, consumers and manufacturers, as well as families around the world. We encourage the two countries to find near-term solutions to ease trade tensions that will allow more opportunities for U.S. exports and benefit families in both countries,” said a statement from Walmart, provided to … [Read more...] about Walmart says Trump’s New Tariffs Could Raise Prices Between 10 and 25 Percent
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByAlexander Burns, Elizabeth Dias and Susan Chira Sept. 22, 2018 In his first appearance before the nation, Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh positioned himself as an ally of social change for women in America. Standing beside President Trump at the White House, Judge Kavanaugh spoke of being a father of daughters and a coach to a girls’ basketball team. He hailed his mother’s legal career. He boasted that most of his clerks had been women. Coming in the era of #MeToo and the Women’s March, of greater attention to wage inequality for women and campus sexual assaults, Judge Kavanaugh was trying to reassure the many women around the country who may have been assessing him, and the president beside him, warily. He was, after all, a 53-year-old jurist and ambitious veteran of Republican … [Read more...] about Trump Galvanized a Movement of Women. Kavanaugh Is Testing It.