“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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Prosecuting a Sitting President The one hypothetical question that Kavanaugh entertained during the hearing came from Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE), a relatively outspoken critic of Trump, on the subject of whether a sitting president can be prosecuted for a crime. It was a clear reference to the question over whether Trump can be indicted as part of the Russia investigation, a debate that has made its way to the highest level of Trump’s legal team. … [Read more...] about The Five Biggest Moments on Day Two of the Brett Kavanaugh Hearing
News of the allegation broke last week after Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) received a letter from Blasey Ford, who outlined the allegation but asked to remain anonymous. Feinstein referred the allegation to the Justice Department but did not ask Kavanaugh about the allegations during a closed session hearing. … [Read more...] about Christine Blasey Ford Calls for FBI Probe Before Testifying About Kavanaugh
But even as he waits for a final verdict from members of the U.S. Senate, Kavanaugh has seen his stature rise elsewhere. The federal judge has become a hero to the sexually frustrated, misogynist “incel” community, after he claimed that he remained a virgin for years after graduating from high school. … [Read more...] about Kavanaugh Has Become a Hero to the Incel Community
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.