Virginia lieutenant governor’s accuser consults law firm

U.S. 02/05/19, 07:30

Amid the political upheaval over Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's yearbook page featuring a racist photograph, a woman who accused the state's lieutenant governor of sexual assault is consulting with a law firm.Democratic Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax strongly denied the allegations Monday. They were initially circulated on a conservative website.A person ...

Remarks by Trump judicial pick on date rape, race draw fire

Politics 02/05/19, 01:42

Liberal activists are targeting President Donald Trump's nominee to replace Brett Kavanaugh on a high-profile appeals court, citing what they call her extreme views on race, sexual assault and LGBT rights. Trump nominated Neomi Rao for a seat on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ...

Ocasio-Cortez to bring Kavanaugh critic to Trump’s SOTU

Politics 02/04/19, 12:17

Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's guest for the State of the Union will be a woman who made headlines protesting against Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court. Ana Maria Archila says she is "honored" to be the guest of the star freshman Democrat and will sit in the gallery overlooking the chamber ...

Brett Kavanaugh releases first opinion as a Supreme Court Justice

Politics 01/08/19, 18:04

Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh delivered his first opinion for the high court Tuesday in a case concerning the Federal Arbitration Act. The Supreme Court adopted a pro-arbitration bent in recent years. Arbitration is a dispute resolution process that takes place outside courts. Advocates of arbitration say it provides for the settlement ...

Low-key days at Supreme Court may be ending soon

Politics 12/31/18, 00:13

The Supreme Court began its term with the tumultuous confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, followed by a studied avoidance of drama on the high court bench — especially anything that would divide the five conservatives and four liberals. The justices have been unusually solicitous of each other in the courtroom since ...

Ethics complaints against Kavanaugh dismissed

Politics 12/18/18, 16:03

A panel of judges has dismissed ethics complaints against new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The judges say the complaints must be dismissed because they were filed under a federal law that does not apply to Supreme Court justices. That's the outcome many ethics experts predicted once Kavanaugh took his Supreme ...

Are we done here? Nope. Cranky Congress still has work to do

Politics 12/14/18, 10:43

Nothing says, "Is it over yet?" quite like Senate Democratic leader Charles Schumer propping up his feet on the chair next to him. The casual vibe in the normally stuffy Senate was just one sign that the end of an ugly 115th Congress can't come soon enough, even for its own ...

Trump picks replacement for Kavanaugh’s appeals court seat

Politics 11/13/18, 14:43

President Donald Trump is nominating administration official Neomi Rao to fill the appeals court seat previously held by Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Trump said Tuesday that he was nominating Rao for the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Rao currently serves as the administrator of ...

Meet the 8 New Members of the Senate

Politics 11/09/18, 04:26

While Republicans lost control of the House of Representatives in Tuesday’s elections, the GOP likely strengthened its Senate majority by three seats, to gain a 54-seat majority. One race, in Mississippi, won’t be decided until Nov. 27, as incumbent Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith, appointed in April, is set to face Democrat Mike ...

President Trump attends Kavanaugh ceremony at Supreme Court

Politics 11/08/18, 12:08

President Donald Trump has visited the Supreme Court for the ceremonial swearing-in of new Justice Brett Kavanaugh.The president and first lady Melania Trump also met privately with the justices before Thursday's brief courtroom ceremony.Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker took part in the ceremony for an invitation-only crowd that included Senate ...

Update: Republican Fischer wins Nebraska Senate race

U.S. 11/06/18, 23:20

The Latest on Nebraska's general election (all times local):9:15 p.m.Republican Sen. Deb Fischer has cruised to a second term in Nebraska, defeating Lincoln city councilwoman Jane Raybould.Fischer won Tuesday despite Raybould's efforts to cast the first-term incumbent as a Washington insider who sided with her party even when it was ...

Ride-share companies embrace election frenzy

U.S. 11/05/18, 13:42

Ride-share companies are capitalizing on voter enthusiasm ahead of Tuesday's midterm elections by offering free or discounted rides to the polls in shared cars, bikes and scooters. They say they are aiming to remove what many consider a barrier to voting: lack of transportation. Midterm elections are often marked by low voter ...

Supreme Court rejects net neutrality appeal

Politics 11/05/18, 11:15

The Supreme Court has ended the court fight over repealed Obama-era "net neutrality" rules that required internet providers to treat all online traffic equally. The court on Monday rejected appeals from the telecommunications industry seeking to throw out a lower court ruling in favor of the "net neutrality" rules. The Federal ...

A year into #MeToo, what’s next for the movement?

Entertainment 10/23/18, 13:09

With the #MeToo movement passing the one-year mark, key voices in the movement are assessing progress and looking forward to the next phase.FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2018 file photo, actress and activist Alyssa Milano listens as Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on ...

Amy Schumer took long way around to announce she’s pregnant

Entertainment 10/22/18, 22:11

Amy Schumer took the long way around to announce she's pregnant with husband Chris Fischer.The comedian and actress broke her baby news Monday on the Instagram stories of friend and journalist Jessica Yellin . Yellin, of the site NewsNotNoise.org, showed at the end of a list of Schumer's recommended congressional ...

Julia Louis-Dreyfus gets a top award for comedy

Entertainment 10/22/18, 01:34

Julia Louis-Dreyfus has been recognized with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor for a lifetime in comedy.Jerry Seinfeld arrives at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the 21st Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor presented to Julia Louis-Dreyfus, on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, in Washington. (Photo ...

Man charged with threatening senator has 1st court hearing

U.S. 10/19/18, 09:25

A man suspected of threatening to kidnap and kill a United States senator and his family had his first court appearance in Chicago.James Dean Blevins was told Thursday that the federal charges filed against him in Arizona accusing him of threatening an official identified only as "United States Senator J.F." ...

Trump in Montana: Midterm focus is Kavanaugh, immigration

Politics 10/18/18, 16:27

While campaigning in Montana, President Donald Trump says this Election Day will be about Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, immigration, and law and order.Trump said Thursday at a rally in Missoula that the midterms will be the "election of Kavanaugh, the caravan, law and order and common sense." A caravan ...

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