Anita Hill, Bon Woodward honored at annual PEN American gala

Entertainment 05/22/19, 00:55

Anita Hill, Bob Woodward and three Saudi Arabian dissidents were among those honored at the annual gala hosted by PEN America, the literary and human rights organization.Hill, best known for testifying in 1991 that then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas had sexually harassed her, was celebrated Tuesday night as an inspiration ...

US Sen. Edward Markey faces Democratic primary challenger

Politics 05/20/19, 14:39

U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is facing a challenger in next year's Democratic primary in Massachusetts. Shannon Liss-Riordan, a workers' rights lawyer, announced her intention Monday to challenge the one-term senator for the Democratic nomination. Liss-Riordan made the announcement in a video and email to supporters and Democratic activists. Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., speaks ...

Biden: ‘I take responsibility’ for Anita Hill hearings

Politics 04/29/19, 15:54

Former Vice President Joe Biden said Monday that he takes responsibility for the fact that Anita Hill was "not treated well" in 1991 when she accused then-Supreme Court-nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment and Biden led the Senate Judiciary Committee. "I believed her from the very beginning. But I was chairman. ...

Moulton: Biden should apologize to Hill

Politics 04/28/19, 13:14

Should Joe Biden apologize to Anita Hill? One Democrat running for president says yes, but not everyone agrees. Massachusetts Congressman Seth Moulton says the former vice president should apologize for the way Hill was treated during confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Moulton said Hill "was treated terribly" when she ...

Biden says he didn’t treat Hill badly

Politics 04/26/19, 11:49

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden says he doesn't think he mistreated Anita Hill in 1991, though he has said publicly he regrets how she was treated. During an interview on ABC's "The View" on Friday, the former vice president says, "I don't think I treated her badly," during a discussion about ...

Celebs talk politics, love scenes and much more at CinemaCon

Entertainment 04/05/19, 15:35

At the just-wrapped CinemaCon, celebrities talked about their upcoming movies but much much more. From Linda Hamilton and her "strange" return to the "Terminator" franchise to Jamie Lee Curtis demanding Joe Biden apologize to Anita Hill to Jim Carrey talking about his politically inspired paintings, stars had a lot to ...

Biden panders to Left, criticizes ‘white man’s culture’

Politics 03/27/19, 04:45

Former Vice President Joe Biden condemned "a white man's culture" as he lashed out at violence against women and, more specifically, lamented his role in the Supreme Court confirmation hearings that undermined Anita Hill's credibility nearly three decades ago. Biden, a Democratic presidential prospect who often highlights his white working-class roots, ...

Emotional ceremony honors Hall, Stenberg, Layne and Lewis

Entertainment 02/21/19, 21:25

Amandla Stenberg brought the audience to their feet as she talked of being protected by ancestors. Kiki Layne evoked tears as she talked about having the comfort of black women during an exciting but "terrifying" time. Regina Hall kept people in stitches as she cracked jokes and celebrated her longevity in Hollywood. Jenifer ...

Anita Hill says #MeToo movement can create lasting change

U.S. 09/27/18, 01:59

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 hearing where a U.S. Supreme Court ...

Broadcasters, cable news clear schedules for Senate hearing

Entertainment 09/27/18, 01:18

The biggest broadcasters and cable news networks are clearing their daytime schedules Thursday for coverage of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing involving Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused him of sexual assault when they were high school students in the 1980s. With the ...

Anita Hill: Kavanaugh hearing isn’t a referendum on #MeToo

U.S. 09/26/18, 04:15

Anita Hill says she 'can't imagine' the upcoming Supreme Court confirmation hearing 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.Hill has been back in the spotlight since Christine Blasey Ford accused Kavanaugh of ...

North Dakota Senate candidate: Kavanaugh allegation ‘absurd’

U.S. 09/22/18, 12:04

North Dakota Republican Senate candidate Kevin Cramer says a sexual assault accusation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is "even more absurd" than Anita Hill's 1991 sexual harassment allegation against Clarence Thomas.Cramer says that's because unlike Hill and Thomas, Kavanaugh and his accuser were teenagers who "evidently were drunk" when ...

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