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Professor Christine Ford, the lady who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of attempted rape and sexual assault at a high school party has been forced to hide after receiving death threats. However, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), a top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, is now supporting Ford’s request for a complete FBI investigation of the incident before testifying before the committee about her experience. Senator Feinstein denounced the Republicans in the Senate for downplaying the seriousness of the allegations and the veracity of Professor Ford’s claims. https://twitter.com/SenFeinstein/status/1042211749565485056 The Senator’s reference to Anita Hill’s column refers to an Op-Ed that…

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus,  a 1979 graduate of the Holton-Arms School in Bethesda, Maryland, an all-girls private high school attended by Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, has signed a letter in support of her. Louis-Dreyfus has joined some 200 alumnae who stand with Ford. “We believe Dr. Blasey Ford and are grateful that she came forward to tell her story,” says the draft letter, according to the Huffington Post. “It demands a thorough and independent investigation before the Senate can reasonably vote on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to a lifetime seat on the nation’s highest court.” The…

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Bob Carey, the director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) under the Obama administration from 2015 to 2017, told the Guardian the new limit of 30,000 refugees per year and the Trump administration’s justification for the cap was “a new low in our history”. “People will be harmed,” Carey said. “People will die.” Mike Pompeo, the secretary of state, announced on Monday that in the fiscal year that begins 1 October, the US will only allow up to 30,000 refugees – a sliver of 1% of the more than 68 million people forcibly displaced across the globe. Carey and…

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The Trump administration’s attacks on the media as dishonest peddlers of “fake news”—in actuality, their war on reality and the nature of truth itself—has some dangerous consequences. CNN’s Andrew Kaczynski busted a senior Department of Housing and Urban Development official who posted their own fake news on Instagram by falsely accusing CNN’s Anderson Cooper of faking a live shot of Hurricane Florence. Lynne Patton, whose Twitter profile describes her as a HUD official “working across the aisle to advance smarter policies, less regulation, increased funding, stricter inspections, more preservation & basic common sense in NY/NJ” seems to think that basic…

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Judge Brett Kavanaugh has said he’s willing to testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee about  a sexual assault accusation that clouds his Supreme Court nomination hearings. So, too, is his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford. Kavanaugh further denied the accusations to The New York Times, saying, “I have never done anything like what the accuser describes — to her or to anyone. Because this never happened, I had no idea who was making this accusation until she identified herself yesterday.” Also, President Donald Trump and White House counselor Kellyanne Conway separately addressed the allegation. Trump called the idea of…

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President Donald Trump’s hatred for the free press among his followers is legendary, with his constant screeching about “fake news” pushing millions of Americans to untether from reality completely and instead embrace demonstrable falsehoods and comforting lies. The effects of this epistemological crisis are certain to be far-reaching and disastrous in the long-term but already we are seeing the first of them take hold. A recent meme shared by Trump HUD official Lynne Patton on her Instagram perfectly encapsulates the deep mess the country currently finds itself in. As CNN’s Andrew Kaczynski points out, Patton shared an image stating that…

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It is a known fact that lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation is a federal offense that can result in a jail term of up to five years in federal prison and a fine. However, the penalty can be up to eight years if the lie involves domestic or international terrorism. Yet, Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC) downplayed the seriousness of the crimes that multiple members of the Trump administration—and the campaign that preceded it—have already pleaded guilty to in his appearance on CBS’s Face The Nation today. Speaking with host John Dickerson, Senator Graham claimed that lying to the FBI is not “a big…

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Chief Justice John Roberts made a brazenly political move when he issued an order temporarily halting a lower court’s ruling that invalidated a Federal Election Commission regulation that has allowed donors to so-called dark-money groups to remain anonymous. Roberts’ action came just hours after a three-judge D.C. Circuit Court panel rejected the arguments of the plaintiffs in the case, Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS, for an emergency stay of the lower court ruling, according to  Politico. The conservative group had argued that the ruling—originally issued by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell in August—threatened to discourage independent expenditures by raising the prospect that anonymous donors could…

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Christine Blasey Ford, a 51-year-old research psychologist and professor at Palo Alto University has remained anonymous, after she claimed that President Trump’s contentious Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a party in the 1980s. In an interview with The Washington Post, Ford identified herself  and claimed that the incident — which she said occurred in Montgomery County, Maryland in the early 1980s — began when Kavanaugh, who was allegedly heavily intoxicated, pushed her into a room at a party and then held her down against a bed. At the time, they were both in high school. According…

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Since former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort agreed to a plea deal with Special Counsel Robert Mueller to avoid facing a trial over charges of conspiracy and failure to register as an agent of a foreign country, things have not been great for the president. Now, John Dean, who served as White House Counsel for President Richard Nixon, has weighed in on the Manafort news. Dean mocked Trump’s claims that the Mueller probe is a witch hunt. He made a joke about “broomsticks breaking the sound barrier” as they crash to earth because there are no “witches” and the investigation…

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