Confirmation hearings

September 27, 2018 - 4:45 pm
The Latest on governors and gubernatorial candidates' reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court confirmation process for Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 7:40 p.m. In New Mexico, where two members of Congress are running for governor, Republican candidate Steve Pearce said in a statement that "it will...
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Christine Blasey Ford listens to her attorney Michael Bromwich as she testifies to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP)
September 27, 2018 - 3:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's political divide and the burgeoning #MeToo movement played out in a riveting daytime drama Thursday before millions of Americans watching the Senate Judiciary Committee's hearing on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Anger, tears, sex, power — it was all on display...
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Elizabeth Jacobson, 24, a law student at Mitchell Hamline School of Law in St. Paul, Minn., watches a live broadcast of Christine Blasey Ford's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. Jacobson said listening to Ford’s testimony about allegations of sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh was emotionally exhausting. (AP Photo/Amy Forliti)
September 27, 2018 - 11:26 am
As the Senate Judiciary Committee hears testimony from Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh about allegations of sexual assault, AP journalists around the country are talking to Americans about politics, gender, culture and the Supreme Court. Many who viewed Ford's testimony said they found...
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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein leaves his home on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 in Bethesda, Md. President Donald Trump's meeting with the deputy attorney general may or may not happen Thursday as originally planned, but Trump says he'd prefer not to fire Rosenstein regardless (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
September 27, 2018 - 9:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Deputy Attorney Rod Rosenstein (all times local): 12:45 p.m. President Donald Trump has postponed his highly anticipated meeting with embattled Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein until next week to avoid interfering with the Senate hearing on sexual assault...
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The Supreme Court building is seen at dawn on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hear Thursday from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who says he sexually assaulted her. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
September 27, 2018 - 4:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — It'll be a snapshot of the state of the union. The Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Thursday turns on the credibility of its two star witnesses, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who says he sexually assaulted her. But there is much more...
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Anita Hill waves as she arrives for speech at the University of Utah Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, in Salt Lake City. Hill has been back in the spotlight since Christine Blasey Ford accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when the two were in high school. Hill's 1991 testimony against Clarence Thomas riveted the nation. Thomas was confirmed anyway, but the hearing ushered in a new awareness of sexual harassment. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
September 26, 2018 - 10:53 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Anita Hill said Wednesday her pivotal 1991 Senate testimony about sexual harassment by a Supreme Court nominee sparked a wave of awareness, but lasting change failed because of a lack of clear leadership and a reluctance to confront harsh realities. On the eve of another...
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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh listens to a question while testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
September 26, 2018 - 1:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 4:35 p.m. Some of Brett Kavanaugh's high school friends are pushing back against the latest accusation of sexual misconduct against the Supreme Court nominee. The friends have written the Senate Judiciary...
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FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2017, file photo, Anita Hill speaks at a discussion about sexual harassment and how to create lasting change from the scandal roiling Hollywood at United Talent Agency in Beverly Hills, Calif. Hill says she 'can't imagine' the upcoming Supreme Court confirmation hearing on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, for Brett Kavanaugh will be fair to his accuser. But she says the much-anticipated hearing shouldn't be seen as a referendum on the #MeToo movement. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
September 26, 2018 - 9:24 am
Her 1991 testimony against Clarence Thomas riveted the nation, but failed to derail his nomination to the Supreme Court. Now, 27 years later, Anita Hill says the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearing — with no FBI investigation and no witness testimony — is destined to be unfair, just as she and...
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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh listens to a question while testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
September 26, 2018 - 12:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — On Thursday morning, a psychology professor from California will sit before lawmakers to accuse a Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault — while all of Washington, and much of the nation, watches it live. It's a high-stakes, high-drama moment with the power to sink Judge Brett...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., joined from left by Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., speaks with reporters about the confirmation for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, following a closed-door GOP policy meeting, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
September 25, 2018 - 4:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump denounced Democratic efforts to block Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation as a cynical "con job" on Tuesday and launched a dismissive attack on a second woman accusing the nominee of sexual misconduct in the 1980s, asserting she "has nothing."...
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