Father of the woman who accused Judge Kavanaugh supported his nomination

Politics 09/13/19, 10:54

Ralph Blasey, the father of Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who last year accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of attempted rape, had supported his nomination. Ralph Blasey's confirmation of his support for Kavanaugh's appointment became evident when he met with Ed Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court Justice's father, and shook ...

Daughter of ‘tiger mom’ Chua picked as Kavanaugh law clerk

U.S. 06/10/19, 15:57

The daughter of Yale Law School professor and "tiger mom" Amy Chua, who praised Justice Brett Kavanaugh as a mentor to women after his nomination to the Supreme Court, is going to work for Kavanaugh this summer. Yale Law graduate Sophia Chua-Rubenfeld will serve as a law clerk to Kavanaugh for ...

A look at the likely court fight over abortion rights

U.S. 05/15/19, 15:29

Alabama's virtual ban on abortion is the latest and most far-reaching state law seemingly designed to prod the Supreme Court to reconsider a constitutional right it announced 46 years ago in the landmark Roe v. Wade decision. But Chief Justice John Roberts may prefer a more incremental approach to reining in ...

Bill Clinton took a shot at Brett Kavanaugh over the Vince Foster probe

Politics 05/06/19, 20:37

Former President Bill Clinton denounced Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s investigation of Vince Foster’s death Saturday, calling Kavanaugh’s efforts a political ruse. As an attorney on independent counsel Ken Starr’s staff, Kavanaugh investigated Foster’s 1993 death at Fort Marcy Park in Virginia. Kavanaugh produced an exhaustive 300-page report concluding that Foster ...

Justice Clarence Thomas’ moment may be now, some experts say

Politics 05/04/19, 08:52

Clarence Thomas has been a Supreme Court justice for nearly three decades. It may finally be his moment. Many Americans know Thomas largely from his bruising 1991 confirmation hearing, when he was accused of sexual harassment charges by former employee Anita Hill — charges he denied. People may know he's a ...

Susan Rice says she won’t challenge GOP Sen. Collins in 2020

U.S. 04/11/19, 17:45

Susan Rice, who served as national security adviser under President Barack Obama, won't be challenging Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine in 2020.Rice told former Obama administration official Alyssa Mastromonaco at the 10th annual Women in the World Summit on Thursday in New York that she loves Maine and that ...

Big week for Trump leads to big week for Hannity in ratings

Entertainment 04/02/19, 16:48

When there's a blowout in the normally tight race for cable news supremacy between Sean Hannity and Rachel Maddow, it's best to check the political headlines to learn why. Hannity crushed MSNBC's Maddow last week, with the Fox News Channel personality averaging 3.78 million viewers, the Nielsen company said. Maddow had ...

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, ...

Georgia Senate committee hears testimony on abortion bill

U.S. 03/14/19, 20:05

A Georgia Senate committee listened to emotional testimony Thursday over a proposal that would ban most abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected. The committee did not take a vote.Women in Georgia can currently seek an abortion during the first 20 weeks of a pregnancy. A heartbeat is generally ...

Senate confirms White House official Rao for appeals court

Politics 03/13/19, 12:16

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed President Donald Trump’s nominee to replace Brett Kavanaugh on a high-profile appeals court, despite concerns about her past writings on sexual assault. White House official Neomi Rao won confirmation to a seat on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on ...

Georgia House panel approves anti-abortion ‘heartbeat’ bill

Politics 03/06/19, 21:26

Amid tears, gasps and handshakes, a Georgia House committee approved legislation Wednesday to outlaw abortion after a fetus' heartbeat can be detected, which is around the same time many women medically confirm they are pregnant. Women in Georgia can currently seek an abortion up to 20 weeks of a pregnancy. A ...

Lindsey Graham credits President Trump for ‘tough’ leadership

Politics 02/28/19, 21:29

When President Donald Trump first entered the Oval Office two years ago, Sen. Lindsey Graham was a little reticent to give him his phone number. “President Trump and I did not start well,” the South Carolina Republican said in remarks Thursday to hundreds of conservative activists. “But now I’ve given him ...

Judiciary panel endorses Neomi Rao for appeals court seat

Politics 02/28/19, 11:45

The Senate Judiciary Committee has voted to advance President Donald Trump's nominee to replace Brett Kavanaugh on a high-profile appeals court. The committee voted 12-10 along party lines Thursday to endorse Neomi Rao for a seat on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Rao, 45, heads ...

Supreme Court blocks Louisiana abortion clinic law

Politics 02/08/19, 02:01

A divided Supreme Court stopped Louisiana from enforcing new regulations on abortion clinics in a test of the conservative court’s views on abortion rights. The justices said by a 5-4 vote late Thursday that they will not allow the state to put into effect a law that requires abortion providers to ...

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