“I’m not aware of it being used elsewhere, certainly not to this degree,” Tipping told The Daily Beast. The campaign, though backed by two PACs, is actually the brainchild of progressive activist Ady Barkan, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2017 and has since become an outspoken advocate for protecting Affordable Care Act provisions that prevent insurance companies from refusing to cover people with preexisting health conditions like his. … [Read more...] about Group Raises Nearly $1M for Susan Collins’ Nonexistent Opponent if She Votes to Confirm Brett Kavanaugh
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It’s a highly scripted affair, and Kavanaugh avoided disaster during the 12-plus-hour hearing as the partisan questions kept to the script: Democrats asked pointed questions about his views on abortion, gun rights and the limits of presidential powers, while Republicans asked about his judicial philosophy and, for levity, what it’s like to coach his daughters’ basketball team. … [Read more...] about The Five Biggest Moments on Day Two of the Brett Kavanaugh Hearing
As part of their long-shot fight to deny Brett Kavanaugh a pivotal seat on the Supreme Court, his progressive opponents are pointing out that he is one of the least popular SCOTUS nominees ever. A new survey from CNN shows 38 percent of respondents favoring his confirmation, 39 percent opposing it, and 23 percent with no opinion. That makes him less popular not only than pre-Trump SCOTUS nominees from both parties, but than Neil Gorsuch, who had a 49/36 ratio favoring his confirmation at an equivalent point in early 2017. … [Read more...] about Kavanaugh’s Problem Isn’t What He Said in His Hearings. It’s Trump.
Booker was quickly joined by Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and backed by several of his Democratic colleagues who have spent days railing against the GOP majority’s refusal to disclose more of Kavanaugh’s records, particularly from his time as a lawyer and staff secretary in the Bush White House. The goal from the beginning was to tarnish Kavanaugh’s credibility and, later on, set traps. … [Read more...] about Democrats Go Nuclear for Kavanaugh Documents
Protesters gathered at the Hart Senate Building atrium after Capitol Police barricaded the front of the Capitol. The Women's March, a liberal organization that originated as a grassroots movement in opposition to President Donald Trump, was one of multiple groups tweeting from the protest at the Capitol building. … [Read more...] about Amy Schumer and Emily Ratajkowski were arrested in Kavanaugh protests