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It’s Susan Collins’s Moment

It’s Susan Collins’s Moment

If Brett Kavanaugh were on trial for sexual assault, all he’d need do is demonstrate reasonable doubt about the charges being made against him. But a Republican nominee to the Supreme Court is tried in the media, where Mr. Kavanaugh must now do the impossible: prove an assault never happened  Read more

Hearing Sets Up Dramatic Showdown Between Kavanaugh, Accuser

Hearing Sets Up Dramatic Showdown Between Kavanaugh, Accuser

Republicans on Monday abruptly called Brett Kavanaugh and the woman accusing him of sexual assault decades ago to testify publicly next week, grudgingly setting up a dramatic showdown they hoped would prevent the allegation from sinking his nomination to the Supreme Court  Read more

State Department caps refugee admissions at lowest point ever: 30,000

State Department caps refugee admissions at lowest point ever: 30,000

The Trump administration will dramatically restrict the number of refugees allowed to resettle in the United States next year — allowing no more than 30,000 people who are fleeing war, violence and persecution across the globe to make a new home in America  Read more

Trump directs FBI, DOJ to declassify Russia-related documents, James Comey texts, and more

Trump directs FBI, DOJ to declassify Russia-related documents, James Comey texts, and more

President Trump on Monday ordered the Justice Department and FBI to immediately declassify key documents related to the FBI’s investigation on Russian actions during the 2016 presidential election -- including text messages from former FBI Director James Comey and other top officials  Read more

House Freedom Caucus threatens to withhold votes on spending bills

House Freedom Caucus threatens to withhold votes on spending bills

House conservatives, increasingly frustrated they’re getting shut out of the spending debate on Capitol Hill, now are reaching for relevance by saying they could withhold their votes unless they begin to see wins for their priorities  Read more

Helping Small Businesses in a Tight Labor Market

Helping Small Businesses in a Tight Labor Market

By the numbers, the economy offers a number of encouraging signs. The unemployment rate has dropped below 4 percent  Read more

Kavanaugh faces his #MeToo test to reach Supreme Court

Kavanaugh faces his #MeToo test to reach Supreme Court

Long before the assault allegation emerged, the White House sought to inoculate Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh with a strong pro-women stance  Read more

Devin Nunes says House Intel will release Russia investigation deposition docs

Devin Nunes says House Intel will release Russia investigation deposition docs

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said Sunday his panel will move to have all of the documents related to witness interviews conducted as part of its Russia investigation released to the public before the 2018 midterm elections  Read more

Lisa Page testimony: Collusion still unproven by time of Mueller's special counsel appointment

Lisa Page testimony: Collusion still unproven by time of Mueller's special counsel appointment

More than nine months after the FBI opened its highly classified counterintelligence investigation into alleged coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia, FBI lawyer Lisa Page said investigators still could not say whether there was collusion, according to a transcript of Page's recent closed-door deposition reviewed by Fox News  Read more

There’s No Escaping Trump

There’s No Escaping Trump

The fortunes of the GOP — and conservatism — are tied to the president  Read more

Woman who accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault speaks out in account published by Washington Post

Woman who accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault speaks out in account published by Washington Post

The woman who wrote a confidential letter accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were in high school says she feared for her life during the attack  Read more

Paul Manafort breaks

Paul Manafort breaks

The president’s former campaign chief is now cooperating with investigators  Read more

Avoid Government Shutdowns and Still Restrain Spending

Avoid Government Shutdowns and Still Restrain Spending

Automatic continuing resolutions can solve this problem  Read more

DeSantis, Scott disagree with Trump over Puerto Rico death toll claim

DeSantis, Scott disagree with Trump over Puerto Rico death toll claim

President Donald Trump’s false claim of a Democratic plot to inflate the death toll in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria drew rebuttals from two of his top GOP allies in Florida and set off a firestorm of condemnation by Democrats and Puerto Ricans  Read more

Judiciary Committee pushes vote on Kavanaugh nomination to next week

Judiciary Committee pushes vote on Kavanaugh nomination to next week

The Senate Judiciary Committee pushed a vote on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court until next week, and decided to consider his nomination on Thursday, Sept. 20, at 1:45 p.m.  Read more

U.S. Plans to Pay Mexico to Deport Unauthorized Immigrants There

U.S. Plans to Pay Mexico to Deport Unauthorized Immigrants There

President Trump has promised for years that Mexico would pay for a vast border wall, a demand that country has steadfastly refused  Read more

Trump falsely claims that official Hurricane Maria death toll was lower than reported, blames Democrats

Trump falsely claims that official Hurricane Maria death toll was lower than reported, blames Democrats

President Donald Trump on Thursday rejected the official conclusion that nearly 3,000 people died in Puerto Rico from last year’s Hurricane Maria, arguing without evidence that the number was wrong and calling it a plot by Democrats to make him “look as bad as possible.”  Read more

Planned Parenthood Targets Sen. Collins’s Kavanaugh Vote in New Ads

Planned Parenthood Targets Sen. Collins’s Kavanaugh Vote in New Ads

Planned Parenthood Action Fund will unveil Wednesday a new series of television ads urging Republican senator Susan Collins of Maine to oppose the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh  Read more