Brett Kavanaugh

Florida lawmakers to take up ‘heartbeat bill’

Florida lawmakers to take up ‘heartbeat bill’

The Florida Legislature is set to consider a bill that would ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, part of a renewed Republican Party strategy to expand restrictions on abortion in state laws nationwide. In January, State Rep. Mike Hill of Pensacola sponsored the so-called “heartbeat bill” in Florida’s House of Representatives. Read the […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. AFTER A BITTER NOMINATION PROCESS, DAY 1 ON THE BENCH Brett Kavanaugh is about to hear his first arguments as a Supreme Court justice, becoming the fifth solidly conservative jurist on the high court. 2. PAPER PUBLISHES POSSIBLY LAST IMAGE OF MISSING SAUDI REPORTER The Washington Post publishes a surveillance image showing its missing […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. FBI DELIVERS KAVANAUGH REPORT TO SENATE The Senate braces for an initial vote on the Supreme Court hopeful’s nomination, setting the stage for a showdown roll call over confirmation as early as this weekend. 2. UNCERTAINTY IN SHELTERS AFTER INDONESIA QUAKE More than 70,000 have been displaced from homes that were destroyed or damaged […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. ‘I DON’T REMEMBER’ Trump ignites a campaign rally crowd in Mississippi by mocking the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. 2. KAVANAUGH’S ‘REVENGE’ THEORY OPEN TO INTERPRETATION To some, the Supreme Court hopeful is clearing his name. To others, he’s veering into conspiracy territory […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. WHAT DEMOCRATS ARE QUESTIONING The truthfulness of Brett Kavanaugh’s sworn testimony to the Senate as the FBI continues an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against the Supreme Court nominee. 2. PLEASE, MR. PRESIDENT, JUST WAIT From his Cabinet, to his border wall, to Robert Mueller, Trump’s advisers are hoping he will hold off on […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. WHAT IS REPLACING NAFTA A revamped trade pact called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, gives American farmers greater access to the Canadian dairy market and offers Canada tariff protection in the auto industry. 2. FBI AGENTS INTERVIEW KAVANAUGH ACCUSER Deborah Ramirez detailed her allegation that the Supreme Court nominee exposed himself to her […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. AFTER DRAMATIC TESTIMONY, MORE TOXIC, PARTISAN POLITICS Senate Republicans are plowing forward with a committee vote Friday on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court; Democrats remain vehemently opposed. 2. IT ALL COMES DOWN TO YOUR POINT OF VIEW In an era of political polarization and yawning cultural divides, Americans came away having […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. HIGH DRAMA ON CAPITOL HILL Senators will hear from Christine Blasey Ford, a California psychology professor who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of attempting to rape her when they were teens. 2. WHAT COULD BE A WHERE-WERE-YOU MOMENT The Kennedy assassination. The Challenger explosion. The Sept. 11 attacks. Make room for another […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. SENATE GOP BEGINNING TO SCHEDULE KAVANAUGH VOTES Mitch McConnell predicted the Supreme Court nominee would win approval despite uncertainty about how pivotal Republicans would vote in a roll call now expected early next week. 2. HOW FRIENDS DESCRIBE KAVANAUGH’S SECOND ACCUSER Deborah Ramirez is being called by those who know her as intensely private […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. WHAT NO SUPREME COURT NOMINEE HAS DONE Brett Kavanaugh is interviewed on television, telling Fox News Channel that he never sexually assaulted anyone in high school or at any other time in his life. 2. ‘AMERICA FIRST’ AGENDA FACING NEW SCRUTINY At the United Nations General Assembly, Trump is set defend his rapprochement with […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. 2ND KAVANAUGH ACCUSER COMES FORWARD Deborah Ramirez describes to The New Yorker magazine of an unwanted sexual encounter during the Supreme Court nominee’s first year at Yale. 2. BILL COSBY FACES SENTENCING FOR 2004 SEXUAL ASSAULT A judge will decide whether to give the 81-year-old comedian as much as 30 years in prison or […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. WHO COULD TELL HER STORY ABOUT TOP COURT CANDIDATE Christine Blasey Ford may testify against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, breathing new life into the prospect of a dramatic Senate showdown over Ford’s accusation that he assaulted her when both were in high school. 2. CAROLINAS STRUGGLE WITH HUGE STORM’S AFTERMATH The trillions of […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. MOON SAYS KIM WANTS SUMMIT WITH TRUMP South Korea’s president says that the North Korean leader wants the U.S. secretary of state to come to Pyongyang for nuclear talks, and that Kim wants to have a second summit with Trump as soon as possible. 2. WHAT GOP IS WARNING That time is running out […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. WHAT KAVANAUGH ACCUSER IS INSISTING Christine Blasey Ford wants the FBI to investigate her decades-old allegation that she was sexually assaulted by the Supreme Court nominee before testifying on Capitol Hill. 2. KOREAS SUMMIT PRODUCES SWEEPING AGREEMENTS Kim Jong Un promises to permanently dismantle North Korea’s main nuclear complex if the U.S. takes corresponding […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. SHOWDOWN BETWEEN KAVANAUGH, ACCUSER SET Their sworn testimony next week will offer a campaign-season test of the political potency of a #MeToo movement. 2. WHAT KIM SAYS ABOUT TRUMP The North Korean leader reportedly tells the visiting South Korean president that June’s summit with the U.S. president stabilized the regional political situation. 3. FLORENCE […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. SWOLLEN RIVERS NEAR RECORD LEVELS AS FLORENCE LOOMS Catastrophic flooding from Florence spreads across the Carolinas with Wilmington virtually cut off by the deluge and the vast storm system now over several states. 2. HOPE FADES FOR DOZENS TRAPPED IN LANDSLIDES A Philippine mayor says it’s unlikely any of those thought buried in a […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. TRUMP DENOUNCES NYT COLUMN AS OFFICIALS CRY ‘NOT ME!’ As the denials poured in from Cabinet-level officials, President Donald Trump said in an interview with Fox News it was unfair for the person to pen the editorial anonymously because there’s no way to discredit it. 2. IRAN SUMMIT HOLDS KEY TO LOOMING SYRIA BATTLE […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. NEW YORK TIMES OP-ED SPARKS POLITICAL WHODUNIT An opinion piece by an anonymous senior administration official claiming to be part of a “resistance” working to thwart Trump’s “worst inclinations” sets off a wild guessing game on the author’s identity. 2. KAVANAUGH SAILING THROUGH SENATE HEARINGS Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court appears to have […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. TRUMP’S CANDIDATE TO BE GRILLED Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh begins four days of marathon hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, a nomination that could swing the court’s majority rightward. 2. JUSTICE DEPARTMENT FACES MORE OF PRESIDENT’S CRITICISM Donald Trump tweeted that federal indictments against two Republican congressmen placed the GOP in […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. CYBER ATTACKS THREATEN MIDTERM ELECTIONS Intelligence officials warn that foreign adversaries continue to wage cyber warfare against the U.S. election systems. 2. WHY ABORTION RIGHTS GROUPS FEAR TRUMP SUPREME COURT NOMINEE Some abortion rights advocates fear Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, if confirmed, would vote to overturn Roe v. Wade, the case establishing a […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. EMAILS: LAWYER WHO MET TRUMP JR. TIED TO RUSSIA OFFICIALS The Moscow lawyer said to have promised Donald Trump’s presidential campaign dirt on his Democratic opponent worked more closely with senior Russian government officials than she previously let on. 2. WHOSE REMAINS ARE REPATRIATED FROM N. KOREA North Korea returned the remains of what […]