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Christine Blasey Ford's testimony: Women need to run for office because powerful men will fight to maintain privilege
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Christine Blasey Ford's testimony: Women need to run for office because powerful men will fight to maintain privilege

What was on trial was not the veracity of Ford’s claims; rather the inherent male privileges that women like Ford and others in the #MeToo movement are fighting to destabilise.

'Toxic fringe behaviour': As midterm elections near, Donald Trump team fashions negative branding for Democrats reeling from Kavanaugh fallout
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'Toxic fringe behaviour': As midterm elections near, Donald Trump team fashions negative branding for Democrats reeling from Kavanaugh fallout

Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court fired the starting pistol for the final sprint to Election Day, with control of the House and Senate at stake. The nation's reckoning with power and who to believe about sexual misconduct has generated a new anger factor among the electorate and made the Nov. 6 balloting a referendum on more than US President Donald Trump.

#MeToo: Women accusing men of sexual abuse should 'show the evidence', says Melania Trump
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#MeToo: Women accusing men of sexual abuse should 'show the evidence', says Melania Trump

US First lady Melania Trump says women who make accusations of sexual abuse "need to be heard" and supported, but so do men.

Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed as US Senate votes 50-48 for Supreme Court nominee in big election season win for Donald Trump
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Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed as US Senate votes 50-48 for Supreme Court nominee in big election season win for Donald Trump

The bitterly polarized US Senate narrowly confirmed Brett Kavanaugh on Saturday to join the Supreme Court, delivering an election-season triumph to US President Donald Trump that could swing the court rightward for a generation after a battle that rubbed raw the country's cultural, gender and political divides.

Brett Kavanaugh moves towards Supreme Court confirmation with support from 2 crucial Senators after hours of cliff-edge action
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Brett Kavanaugh moves towards Supreme Court confirmation with support from 2 crucial Senators after hours of cliff-edge action

Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine declared Friday she will vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination, all but ensuring that a deeply riven Senate will elevate the conservative jurist to the nation's highest court despite allegations that he sexually assaulted women decades ago.

'Rude elevator screamers': Donald Trump lashes out at anti-Brett Kavanaugh protestors; places himself firmly against #MeToo
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'Rude elevator screamers': Donald Trump lashes out at anti-Brett Kavanaugh protestors; places himself firmly against #MeToo

US president Donald Trump lashed out Friday at female protesters who have confronted senators over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, labeling them "rude elevator screamers" and "paid professionals only looking to make Senators look bad."

Brett Kavanaugh nomination advances to final showdown Saturday; bitterly divided Senate votes 51-49 to push it through
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Brett Kavanaugh nomination advances to final showdown Saturday; bitterly divided Senate votes 51-49 to push it through

A bitterly divided US Senate on Friday morning pushed embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh past a procedural hurdle setting up a final weekend vote which will mark a dramatic finish to a wild circus.

'The trauma for a man': Donald Trump's party is enjoying a Brett Kavanaugh bump ahead of midterms, feeding off male resentment against #MeToo
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'The trauma for a man': Donald Trump's party is enjoying a Brett Kavanaugh bump ahead of midterms, feeding off male resentment against #MeToo

If Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed to the Supreme Court, Donald Trump's aggressive strategy this week will be proven right, more white men will join the fold and the message Republicans will be sending to women everywhere in America will be clear: If you dare accuse a man, do it and walk away but if you stay in the fight, we'll put you on trial and we'll hit you with everything that the MeToo movement has come to be associated with.

Secret FBI report shows no Brett Kavanaugh misconduct; Republicans gear up for crucial vote this week
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Secret FBI report shows no Brett Kavanaugh misconduct; Republicans gear up for crucial vote this week

A top Senate Republican said Thursday the confidential FBI report on charges that US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually abused women three decades ago "found no hint of misconduct" by the Supreme Court nominee.

Senators start reading crucial new FBI file on Brett Kavanaugh, 'no hint of misconduct' says judiciary committee chief; first vote on Friday
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Senators start reading crucial new FBI file on Brett Kavanaugh, 'no hint of misconduct' says judiciary committee chief; first vote on Friday

Senators began reviewing the new FBI background file on US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh Thursday and will use the confidential material about the judge's background to help decide how they'll vote on his precarious nomination.

Anxiety rises as Washington waits for FBI report that will decide Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court fate
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Anxiety rises as Washington waits for FBI report that will decide Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court fate

Senators nervously awaited the arrival of a new FBI report on sexual allegations that could make or break Brett Kavanaugh's tottering Supreme Court nomination Wednesday as aggressive protesters and an unusually strong security response added to a feeling of high anxiety inside the U.S. Capitol.

FBI report that could make or break Brett Kavanaugh Supreme court nomination will likely wrap up today; Republicans slam Trump for mocking accuser
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FBI report that could make or break Brett Kavanaugh Supreme court nomination will likely wrap up today; Republicans slam Trump for mocking accuser

The FBI is expected to send Congress a report on its revived sexual harassment investigation of Brett Kavanaugh as soon as Wednesday afternoon, Republican senators said of the pivotal document that could make or break his Supreme Court nomination.

‘Very scary time for young men in America’: Donald Trump feeds off male resentment against #MeToo brigade as midterm elections loom
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‘Very scary time for young men in America’: Donald Trump feeds off male resentment against #MeToo brigade as midterm elections loom

US President Donald Trump is turning the Brett Kavanaugh chaos into a wild west fight against the looming threat of false accusers in the wake of the MeToo movement. In doing so, Trump is feeding off the explosion of male resentment that is only growing in the wake of a college professor’s allegations against Trump’s Supreme Court pick which has now turned into a national circus.

Brett Kavanaugh nomination: Donald Trump says he supports 'comprehensive' FBI probe, ' the one thing I want is speed'
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Brett Kavanaugh nomination: Donald Trump says he supports 'comprehensive' FBI probe, ' the one thing I want is speed'

US President Donald Trump said Monday he wants the FBI to do a "comprehensive" investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by Brett Kavanaugh. But he also said he stands by his Supreme Court nominee "all the way."

FBI begins interviews; Yale classmate recalls Brett Kavanaugh as frequent, heavy drinker
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FBI begins interviews; Yale classmate recalls Brett Kavanaugh as frequent, heavy drinker

Even as the FBI explored the past allegations that have surfaced against Kavanaugh, another Yale University classmate came forward to accuse the federal appellate judge of being untruthful in his testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee about the extent of his drinking in college.

Brett Kavanaugh appointment row: White House denies 'micromanaging' FBI investigation of Supreme Court nominee
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Brett Kavanaugh appointment row: White House denies 'micromanaging' FBI investigation of Supreme Court nominee

Both The New York Times and NBC News have cited multiple sources as saying the White House was limiting the witnesses the FBI could question during a one-week background check.

Brett Kavanaugh cliffhanger may get delayed by 'no more than one week' as US Senators push for FBI probe; Jeff Flake plays star role in new twist
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Brett Kavanaugh cliffhanger may get delayed by 'no more than one week' as US Senators push for FBI probe; Jeff Flake plays star role in new twist

A lone US Senator Jeff Flake has tilted the delicate balance in the ongoing Brett Kavanaugh confirmation cliffhanger in the wake of sexual assault allegations against Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick, as he pushed for an FBI probe in "no more than one week" into sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh in what is clearly a bipartisan left hook against the US president.

Brett Kavanaugh inches closer to Supreme Court as US Senate Judiciary Committee barrels towards Friday 1:30 pm vote
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Brett Kavanaugh inches closer to Supreme Court as US Senate Judiciary Committee barrels towards Friday 1:30 pm vote

US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh gained the support of a key Republican senator Friday, virtually ensuring his nomination will advance to the full Senate a day after he adamantly denied the high-school-years sexual assault of a woman who testified she was "100 percent" he was guilty.

Donald Trump shaken by Christine Blasey Ford testimony but happy with Brett Kavanaugh's 'powerful, riveting' pushback
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Donald Trump shaken by Christine Blasey Ford testimony but happy with Brett Kavanaugh's 'powerful, riveting' pushback

Glued to high-stakes testimony on his Supreme Court nominee, US president Donald Trump and his allies were shaken by Christine Blasey Ford's emotional appearance on Capitol Hill Thursday, but backed Judge Brett Kavanaugh's forceful pushback against the woman who accused him of sexual misconduct.

Christine Blasey Ford delivers bombshell testimony against Brett Kavanaugh: 'They were laughing, they were having fun at my expense'
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Christine Blasey Ford delivers bombshell testimony against Brett Kavanaugh: 'They were laughing, they were having fun at my expense'

Indelible. That's the way Christine Blasey Ford described the details of what she says was a sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, on a summer evening three decades ago. Asked for the most vivid memory from that night, she did not name a physical violation. Rather, it was a specific sound she heard Kavanaugh and the other boy she says was in the room, Mark Judge.