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 2018-09-18 12:50 

Vox

Trump's China strategy is the most radical in decades — and it's failing...
 2018-09-18 12:50 

NBC

[ Politics ]

Monday's Kavanaugh-Ford hearing presents peril for both parties...

What's remarkable about Brett Kavanaugh vs. Christine Blasey Ford is its similarity to Clarence Thomas vs. Anita Hill back in 1991....

 2018-09-18 12:48 

Talking Points Memo

Senate Democrats Sue National Archives To Release Kavanaugh Documents...

Six Senate Democrats filed a lawsuit against the National Archives and Records Administration on Monday to obtain records from Supreme......

 2018-09-18 12:46 

The Daily Beast

Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski Now Hold the Cards on Brett Kavanaugh's Nomination...

Photo Illustration by Lyne Lucien/The Daily Beast Senate Republican leaders tried to dig in their heels Monday on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court, projecting defiance on calls to slow down the confirmation process for the embattled n...

 2018-09-18 12:40 

ThinkProgress

Brett Kavanaugh and the breathless effort to protect a rich, white man from repercussions...

The woman who accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a party when they were both teenagers went public over the weekend, speaking out for the first time in a Washington Post interview. Kavanaugh said in a statement Monday that the allegatio...

 2018-09-18 12:40 

MSNBC

Trump ignores security, crosses 'red......

Donald Trump is interfering with an ongoing federal investigation, and he's not making much of an effort to hide it....

 2018-09-18 12:36 

The Daily Beast

Emmy Awards Opening: Colin Jost and Michael Che Hit Trump, Roseanne...

Reuters After a year dominated by the Time's Up movement, a lot of people were wondering how the Emmy Awards ended up picking two male hosts: Saturday Night Live "Weekend Update" co-anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che . So before they took the ...

 2018-09-18 12:36 

The Atlantic

Marriage Takes a Drastic Turn in Forever...

Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen play a couple pondering their relationship in the tragicomic Amazon series....

 2018-09-18 12:36 

Vox

A feminist makes the case against feminism...
 2018-09-18 12:32 

Talking Points Memo

NYT: Trump's Legal Team Still Largely Unsure What Mueller Knows...

President Donald Trump's legal team is still struggling to understand the scope of the investigations into the President and what......

 2018-09-18 12:30 

Daily Kos

Morning Digest: GOP gets stuck with indicted congressman in New York, giving Democrats an opening...

The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, and Carolyn Fiddler, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. Leading Off NY...

 2018-09-18 12:27 

The New Republic

Democrats: Don't Get Your Hopes Up On Brett Kavanaugh...

The accusations against Trump's Supreme Court pick are credible, but the GOP has shown over and over again what kind of party it is....

 2018-09-18 12:27 

Talking Points Memo

Ford Confided In Many Friends About Her Fear Of Fallout From Airing Accusation...

Professor Christine Blasey Ford has long worried about the personal cost that would accompany her honesty if she voiced her......

 2018-09-18 12:22 

Media Matters

Fox's Jason Chaffetz: Kavanaugh "is a good, decent person. I feel for this man's daughters"...

JASON CHAFFETZ (FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR): Democrats had a sole purpose, right? They wanted to delay and defeat this nominee at all cost. I think what's sort of breaking down is the Democratic story here. This person, she doesn't want to come forward....

 2018-09-18 12:21 

MSNBC

What can we learn from past presidential leadership?...

Presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin releases her latest book 'Leadership: In Turbulent Times,' which looks at presidential history from four presidents. Yahoo News' Daniel Klaidman also discusses the new series 'When Presidents Lea...

 2018-09-18 12:20 

Vox

Martha C. Nussbaum recommends 3 books about her political heroes...

The philosopher talks fear and politics on the Ezra Klein Show....

 2018-09-18 12:17 

NBC

[ Politics ]

Feinstein says Republicans making same 'mistakes' as with Anita Hill...

Feinstein slammed the FBI and White House for "failing to take even the most basic steps" to investigate allegations....

 2018-09-18 12:07 

The New Republic

Trump reduces the number of refugees America will admit to a record low....

In keeping with his larger agenda of reducing the number of immigrants, both legal and undocumented, that the United States will accept, the president has been systematically lowering the number of refugees allowed annually into the country. In his final ...

 2018-09-18 12:05 

The Daily Beast

The 'But Kavanaugh Was in High School' Defense Is Gross...

Drew Angerer/Getty Watching Republicans and the Trump White House cling to Brett Kavanaugh is starting to feel like watching a friend stay with a troublesome partner who is so covered in red flags you wonder if you've been teleported to Pamplona. Kava...

 2018-09-18 12:00 

The Atlantic

How a Professor Was Punished for an Act of Citizenship...

Decisions made at Plymouth State University threaten to undermine participation in America's criminal-justice system....

 2018-09-18 12:00 

Daily Kos

Cartoon: Kavanaugh's oath...

We know Kavanaugh has lied multiple times under oath. Meanwhile, his accuser has passed an FBI polygraph test, can point to evidence in her therapist's notes from 2012, and contacted the Washington Post before Kavanaugh was even nominated by Trump (so...

 2018-09-18 12:00 

ThinkProgress

Lawmakers apply pressure to assist recovery for victims of Massachusetts gas explosions...

Residents of Lawrence, Massachusetts complained regularly in recent months to their local gas utility about the smell of natural gas. They called Columbia Gas of Massachusetts multiple times to report the smell of natural gas — every gas company urg...

 2018-09-18 12:00 

ThinkProgress

Columbia Gas faces demands for accountability after deadly Massachusetts gas explosions...

Residents of Lawrence, Massachusetts complained regularly in recent months to their local gas utility about the smell of natural gas. They called Columbia Gas of Massachusetts multiple times to report the smell of natural gas — every gas company urg...

 2018-09-18 12:00 

MSNBC

Despite his troubled track record, Trump......

Trump believes Brett Kavanaugh is "one of the finest people that anybody has known." Given the president's track record, some skepticism is in order....

 2018-09-18 12:00 

Vox

I was a luxury fashion reporter $100,000 in debt...

Here's what it taught me about money and privilege....

 2018-09-18 12:00 

Slate Magazine

The Case for Radically Enhancing Humanity...

Adapted from Morality, Foresight, and Human Flourishing: An Introduction to Existential Risks by Phil Torres. Out now from Pitchstone Publishing....

 2018-09-18 12:00 

Crooks and Liars

Ken Starr Covers For Accused Sexual Assaulter Again - This Time, Kavanaugh...

It's not like former Independent Counsel Ken Starr has never believed a woman. Starr made a name for himself believing a woman over a man when it suited him...namely he believed Linda Tripp and Monica Lewinsky about the nature of Lewinsky's consen...

 2018-09-18 11:53 

Talking Points Memo

Request Needed From Unwilling WH For FBI To Investigate Ford's Accusation...

For the FBI to thoroughly investigate professor Christine Blasey Ford's sexual assault allegation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the......

 2018-09-18 11:50 

Vox

DC voters raised the minimum wage for restaurant servers. City lawmakers are ready to cancel it....

Initiative 77 is on life support....

 2018-09-18 11:48 

CBS News

Sen. Kamala Harris says she believes Brett Kavanaugh accuser, says she has "nothing to gain"...

Top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee is currently in the throes of the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation process...

 2018-09-18 11:48 

Talking Points Memo

Biden: Presume Women Who Come Forward With Allegations Are Being Truthful...

Former Vice President Joe Biden — who presided over the Senate Judiciary Committee during Clarence Thomas' confirmation and oversaw testimony......

 2018-09-18 11:38 

Talking Points Memo

At McGahn, McConnell's Urging, Trump Shows Restraint On Kavanaugh Allegations...

In an unprecedented move for the Twitter president, President Donald Trump did not tweet once about the claims of sexual......

 2018-09-18 11:37 

MSNBC

I have heard enough for a 'No' vote, says senator...

Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., explains why he is going to vote no to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, why he takes his accuser's allegations at face value and how the letter written to Sen. Feinstein became public....

 2018-09-18 11:34 

Talking Points Memo

McConnell Convenes Hours-Long Strategy Session To Prepare For Kavanaugh Battle...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) called in Republican senators on the Senate Judiciary Committee and his leadership team Monday......

 2018-09-18 11:33 

Daily Kos

Abbreviated pundit roundup: Kavanaugh nomination in trouble...

We begin today's roundup with The New York Times and its editorial on the latest in the Brett Kavanaugh sexual assault allegation scandal and Kavanaugh's denial: As in the case of so many he-said/she-said scenarios, there's much we don't k...

 2018-09-18 11:30 

Slate Magazine

Creepy Picture Books for the Kid Who Loves Halloween Year-Round...

"When I was alone in my room last night, I heard someone clipping their toenails. I think there's someone in the attic." Not what you want to hear your 4-year-old say when you have a specific fear of someone secretly living in your attic. But ...

 2018-09-18 11:30 

Vox

Why bouncy, hyper-feminine script is the font of choice for bridesmaid gifts and novelty wine glasses...

In our digital era, pleasingly haphazard script feels incredibly human....

 2018-09-18 11:10 

Vox

From "Mad Dog" to "Moderate Dog": How Defense Secretary Mattis lost Trump...

Mattis is the anti-Trump. That finally caught up to him....

 2018-09-18 11:07 

Talking Points Memo

Newest Tariffs On China May Spread Pain To Ordinary Households...

BEIJING (AP) — China said Tuesday it will take "counter-measures" to U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to raise tariffs on......

 2018-09-18 11:00 

The Atlantic

The Disappointing Predictability of the Emmys' Diversity Failures...

In simply joking and pontificating about an absent diversity, the awards show missed yet another opportunity to begin reflecting....

 2018-09-18 11:00 

The Atlantic

The Coddling of the American Mind 'Is Speeding Up'...

A conversation with Greg Lukianoff, the co-author of a 2015 Atlantic cover story and new book of the same name, about campus free speech in a tumultuous time....

 2018-09-18 11:00 

Daily Kos

Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 AM ET!...

Things are still running hot on the Kavanaugh front. But Commander Chaos is apparently jealous of all the attention Kav's getting, so it's time for a new crisis. God help us. This demented idiot can't stop himself. I'd guess that his decla...

 2018-09-18 11:00 

Slate Magazine

When a Slave Becomes Free...

Esi Edugyan's new novel, Washington Black , which has already been longlisted for the Booker Prize, is the story of the eponymous central character, who in the 1830s is a slave on a Barbados sugar plantation. Black is exceptionally bright—he is ...

 2018-09-18 11:00 

Vox

The "natural" beauty industry is on the rise because we're scared of chemicals...

Customer mistrust is so bad now that even huge beauty companies want more regulatory oversight....

 2018-09-18 10:59 

Talking Points Memo

80 US Lawmakers Push Trump To Seek Release Of Jailed Myanmar Reporters...

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 80 U.S. lawmakers have urged the Trump administration to step up efforts to win the......

 2018-09-18 10:55 

Talking Points Memo

In Rare Show Of Bipartisanship, Dems And GOP Unite Behind Opioid Bill...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats joined forces to speed legislation combating the misuse of opioids and other addictive drugs......

 2018-09-18 10:49 

Talking Points Memo

DOJ: Not FBI's Job To Judge Kavanaugh Allegation, There's No 'Federal Crime'...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says the sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh "does not involve any......

 2018-09-18 10:45 

Slate Magazine

The Best Gluten-Free Cookbooks, According to Gluten-Free Bakers and Chefs...

Gluten is the protein in wheat, rye, and barley that gives those starches their stretchiness and allows dough to be kneaded until it's springy and soft yet still structural. It's an amazing thing, unless it makes you feel sick, which is why people...

 2018-09-18 10:42 

MSNBC

Why Trump may be willing to push Kavanaugh aside...

While the president defended Brett Kavanaugh, his pick for the Supreme Court on Monday, there is reason to believe he would 'nominate a carbon copy of Kavanaugh in a second, as the Washington Post reports....

 2018-09-18 10:38 

MSNBC

As opinions harden on both sides, will hearings achieve much?...

The GOP has called for Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford to testify publicly next week at a hearing that could determine the fate of Kavanaugh's nomination. The Morning Joe panel discusses....

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