All News Articles for 2018-09-28

Friday, September 28, 2018
Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Friday, demanded a one-week delay on a full chamber vote so the FBI can probe sexual assaul allegations against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. As Flake Demands One-Week Delay, Warnings That Key Senators Could Use FBI Probe as 'Political Cover' to Confirm Kavanaugh
"Of course there should be an FBI investigation," says Sen. Chris Murphy. "But whatever they find doesn't change the fact that Kavanaugh... is the most dangerous Supreme Court pick of our lifetime."
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Theresa Foley of Maine called on sexual assault survivors' and women's voices to be heard by Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) at a protest over Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination on Friday. (Photo: Julia Conley/Common Dreams) "We're F*cking Fed Up!": This Survivor's Impromptu Speech Against Kavanaugh Outside Susan Collins' Office Says It All
"Every woman has met one of these Kavanaughs—in high school, in college, in business, it has affected all of our lives and you know what, we're fucking fed up with it!"
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With Nation Transfixed By Kavanaugh Monstrosity, House GOP Votes to Give Rich Another $3 Trillion in Tax Cuts
"This is yet another shameful tax law that would swindle working families and siphon even more funding from the programs that help our communities thrive."
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Iran Ridicules Netanyahu for 'Arts and Crafts' Accusations of Secret Nuclear Site
"Time for Israel to fess up and open its illegal nuclear weapons program to international inspectors," said Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif
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'Time Is of the Essence': With Deadline 48 Hours Away, Californians Demand Jerry Brown Sign Net Neutrality Bill Immediately
"Net neutrality is a priority for Californians. It's time for Gov. Brown to stand with us in fighting back against the Trump FCC's attack on the open internet and sign SB 822 into law."
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cars The 'Burn It All Down' Approach: Trump Uses Dire Warming Predictions to Justify Increasing Emissions
"The amazing thing they're saying is human activities are going to lead to this rise of carbon dioxide that is disastrous for the environment and society. And then they're saying they're not going to do anything about it."
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As Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley indicated that he would push through a vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, a number of Democrats walked out in protest after condemning Grassley for violating the panel's rules. 'Listen to the People!' Democrats Walk Out of Committee Meeting in Protest as GOP Pushes Toward Kavanaugh Vote
"It's not a matter of believing her and it never has been...most Republican Senators probably believe Christine Blasey Ford. They just don't care. It's the same reason they want to ban abortion: women's pain, trauma, and lived experiences DO NOT MATTER to them."
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"Look at me when I'm talking to you," yelled a woman, visibly anger, at Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.). "You're telling me that my assault doesn't matter!" "Look at Me When I'm Talking to You!": Sexual Assault Survivors Furious at Sen. Jeff Flake After Says He'll Vote to Confirm Kavanaugh
The Republican from Arizona was seen as a possible holdout after the testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford on Thursday
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Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. With 'Extraordinary' and 'Remarkable' Request, Bar Association Calls on GOP to Delay Vote, Order FBI Probe into Kavanaugh
As White House and Republicans hit throttle to confirm nominee despite sexual assault allegations, nation's largest association of lawyers says lifetime appointment "simply too important to rush to a vote"
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In a statement on Thursday, NARAL Action—which is planning to hold a sit-in at Sen. Susan Collins' (R-Maine) office in Portland, Maine on Friday—declared, "Brett Kavanaugh is a sexual predator, which unquestionably disqualifies him from holding any office in government, let alone the highest court in the country." 'Time to Fight': Emergency Mobilizations at Senate Offices Nationwide on Friday to Stop Kavanaugh
"Republicans are moving forward to confirm Brett Kavanaugh. They do not care about our pain. They do not care about our trauma."
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