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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2018, file photo, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, for the second day of his confirmation hearing to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
September 22, 2018 - 9:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A tentative agreement was reached Saturday for the Senate Judiciary Committee to hear testimony Thursday from Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault from decades ago, according to two people briefed on the matter. Lawyers...
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The office of Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
September 22, 2018 - 3:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and a woman accusing him of sexually assaulting her decades ago (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Lawyers for the woman who's accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of a sexual assault decades ago when they were teenagers say...
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FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2018, file photo, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is sworn-in before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, file)
September 22, 2018 - 2:37 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Republican Senate candidate Kevin Cramer said a sexual assault accusation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is "even more absurd" than Anita Hill's 1991 sexual harassment allegations against Clarence Thomas because Kavanaugh and his accuser were...
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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2018, file photo, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, for the second day of his confirmation hearing to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
September 22, 2018 - 1:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The high-stakes confrontation over whether Brett Kavanaugh's accuser will testify on Capitol Hill stretched into Saturday as the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman gave Christine Blasey Ford more time to decide whether to tell her story to lawmakers and a riveted nation. Vice...
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Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the 2018 Values Voter Summit in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
September 22, 2018 - 12:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and a woman accusing him of sexually assaulting her decades ago (all times local): 12:10 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence calls Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh "a man of integrity with impeccable credentials." Pence tells a...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, in Springfield, Mo. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 22, 2018 - 5:56 am
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — President Donald Trump has issued an ominous warning about the Justice Department and the FBI, promising further firings to get rid of a "lingering stench" following reports that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed secretly recording the president. Trump,...
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2018, file photo, after more than an hour of delay over procedural questions, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh waits to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee for the third day of his confirmation hearing, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct when they were teenagers has come forward to The Washington Post. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
September 22, 2018 - 5:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The high-stakes brinkmanship over whether Brett Kavanaugh's accuser would testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee came to a momentary standstill as GOP Chairman Chuck Grassley gave Christine Blasey Ford more time to decide on the terms of her appearance. The Republican-led...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, in Springfield, Mo. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 22, 2018 - 2:29 am
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — President Donald Trump has issued an ominous warning about the Justice Department and the FBI, promising further firings to get rid of a "lingering stench" following reports that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed secretly recording the president. Trump,...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, in Springfield, Mo. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 21, 2018 - 11:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee chairman on Friday rejected concessions sought by Brett Kavanaugh's accuser if she is to testify about her claim Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers, and threatened a Monday vote by his panel on Kavanaugh's Supreme Court...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, in Springfield, Mo. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 21, 2018 - 9:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee chairman on Friday rejected key concessions sought by Brett Kavanaugh's accuser if she is testify about her claim Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers, and threatened a Monday vote by his panel on Kavanaugh's Supreme Court...
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