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Could Kavanaugh sue New York Times over allegation report?

President Trump suggested this week that Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh sueThe New York Times for libel after they published a report on alleged sexual misconduct that initially omitted key information that undermined the claim --but whether this would be a good idea legally is up for debate.

DOJ uses Democrats’ impeachment confusion against them in court

The Justice Department, in new court filings, sought to block congressional Democrats' bid for secret grand jury material from the Robert Mueller investigation by citing theconfusion inside the caucus over whether or not they're pursuing an "impeachment investigation.

McCarthy promises accountability as Barr reviews IG’s FISA report: ‘The closest we’ve ever seen to a coup’

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., promised that guilty parties will be held accountable afterJustice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz releases his report on the FBI's alleged abuse of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) in the Russia investigation, and predicted that former bureau leaders James Comey and Andrew McCabe will face criminal charges after what he described as an attempted "coup" to take down President Trump.

Trump suggests 'innocent' Kavanaugh should sue, blasts media for 'lies'

President Trump saidSupreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh should sue or get backing from the Department of Justice, after a New York Times piece claimed that new accounts support one claim of alleged sexual misconduct from when Kavanaugh was in college.

GOP leaders blast Dems for refusing to schedule IG testimony after Comey report

Republican congressional leaders chastised House Judiciary Committee Democrats on Tuesday for allegedly refusing to call Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz to testify, after he released a bombshellreport describing how former FBI Director James Comey violated agency rules with his handling of sensitive information.

Majority of House Dems now support 'Medicare-for-all'

The single-payer health care plan known as "Medicare-for-all" now enjoys support from more than half ofDemocrats in the House of Representatives, with top-ranking Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y.

Trump allies accuse pundits of smearing top court pick: 'Intentional distortion?'

President Trump’s nominee for a seat on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals has been vilified in recent days as a racist and misogynist by liberal pundits and organizations --but conservative allies claimthe attacks amount to asmear campaign and a gross distortion of his past writings.

Mnuchin: Trump ‘determined as ever’ on China trade

TreasurySecretary Steve Mnuchin clarified some confusion coming out of President Trump’s recent remarks about his approach to China, stating that the president is “determined as ever on this issue.

Pelosi heckled by protesters demanding Trump impeachment at San Francisco award dinner

Liberal protesters fed up with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s reluctance when it comes to impeaching President Trump disrupted a “Heart of the Resistance” dinner where the California Democrat was receiving a lifetime achievement award, claiming Pelosi does not deserve such an accolade unless she pushes for removing the president.

Sanders mocks Harris over ‘Medicare-for-all’ criticism

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., took a swipe Monday at 2020 rival Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., going after his fellow senator for criticizinghis "Medicare-for-all" plan while courting wealthy donors.

Tlaib, Omar share image by artist once celebrated in Iran's Holocaust cartoon contest

Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., continue to speak out against President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu following the decision to bar them from visiting Israel last week, but recent social media posts from the freshman congresswomen included a political cartoon from an artist known for using anti-Semitic imagery.

Judge slaps down Dem gambit in Trump impeachment probe

A D.C. federal judge on Wednesday shot down an attempt by House Judiciary Committee Democrats to linktheirsubpoena for former White House counsel Don McGahnto a separate request for secret grand jury information from the Russia investigation, after theJusticeDepartment accusedthem of trying to "game the system.

Bernie Sanders threatens to ‘leverage’ US aid to combat Israel ‘racism’

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.,threatened Tuesday to use billions of dollars in aid to Israel as “leverage” to combat what he called “racism” from the Jewish state’s government, while going so far as to compare America's Israel alliance to its relationship with Saudi Arabia.

Kellyanne Conway: Dem nominee will ‘have to defend socialism’

Counselor the president Kellyanne Conway said Sunday that while President Trump may tweet about Joe Biden as if he is sure to get the Democratic presidential nomination, she is not concerned at all about who Trump’s opponent is.

GOP goes to war with Twitter over McConnell campaign account freeze

Republicans are going to war with Twitter after the platform froze the Mitch McConnellre-electionaccount this week because the campaign posted a video of threats directed at the Senate majority leader, just as President Trump is planning a separate crackdown on left-wing social media bias.

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