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Trump's Beloved Rust Belt States Look Grim For Republican Governors

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 19:56:49 -0400

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Iowa, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania are nowhere near as promising for Republicans as they seemed in 2016.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/henrygomez/trump-midwest-governor-elections-ohio-pennsylvania

Ted Cruz And Beto O’Rourke’s Likely Final Senate Debate Got Heated

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:43:17 -0400

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“Well, it’s clear Congressman O’Rourke’s pollsters told him to come out on the attack,” Cruz said.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryancbrooks/ted-cruz-beto-orourke-senate-debate-honesty

Dennis Hof, A Pimp And Trump-Inspired Politician, Has Died. This Is How His Campaign Embodied Politics In 2018.

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:43:47 -0400

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Hof, 72, was following a path into Republican politics that would’ve been unthinkable just a few years ago.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/alexislevinson/dennis-hof-nevada-bunny-ranch-dead-assembly-campaign

The Politician Accused Of Liking Bigfoot Erotica Apparently Liked A Number Of Offensive Facebook Pages

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:44:07 -0400

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"Denver does not remember liking some of these pages or being a part of these groups," a spokesperson told BuzzFeed News about the Republican candidate's current and former "likes" of racist, sexist, and trollish Facebook groups.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/tanyachen/politician-accused-of-liking-bigfoot-erotica-accused-of

Suburban Women Are Fed Up With The Republican Party And Could Drive A Blue Wave

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 17:33:07 -0400

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If there's a Democratic sweep in November, politically moderate suburban women will be a big reason why. "Now I’m Democratic," said one Michigan woman. "I’ve never been before."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mollyhensleyclancy/democrats-blue-wave-midterms-suburban-woman-voters

Here's Why The US Has Been Cozying Up To Authoritarians In Eastern Europe

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 16:43:07 -0400

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From meetings with Hungarians to considering a Balkan border change, Wess Mitchell is credited with shifting policy to counter Moscow. Is it working?


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emilytamkin/russia-hungary-trump-policy-wess-mitchell

Washington Democrats Think Michael Avenatti Is A Nuisance. He Thinks They’re Out To Get Him.

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 15:13:35 -0400

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The media-friendly lawyer inserted himself into the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation — and he’s tired of getting any blame.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/stevenperlberg/michael-avenatti-brett-kavanaugh-2020-president

A Federal Judge Has Dismissed Stormy Daniels' Defamation Lawsuit Against Donald Trump

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 00:07:25 -0400

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Daniels also must pay Trump's "reasonable attorney's fees," should he ask that she do so, the court ruled.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/chrisgeidner/federal-judge-dismisses-stormy-daniels-defamation-lawsuit

President Trump Just Questioned Human-Made Climate Change In A TV Interview. Scientists Are Disturbed And Disappointed.

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 17:48:33 -0400

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Climate scientists called Trump’s climate comments “disturbing,” “nonsense,” “disappointing,” and “sad.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zahrahirji/trump-denies-climate-change-60-minutes

For The Families Of A Border Patrol Agent's Alleged Victims, The Pain Doesn't Stop

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 23:35:26 -0400

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"The one thing all the articles mention is the victims were prostitutes. As if that makes her less of a victim."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/adolfoflores/border-patrol-murders-laredo-families

Trumpism Isn't Working In Two States Trump Won

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 16:25:34 -0400

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The Pennsylvania and Ohio Senate races look to be out of reach for Republicans, no matter how much Trump tries to motivate voters in the states he won in 2016.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/tariniparti/donald-trump-senate-races-pennsylvania-ohio-midterms

14 Close-Call Elections That Prove Voting Actually Matters

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 17:08:10 -0400

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Sometimes an election comes down to a handful of votes...or a deck of cards?


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/alanamohamed/election-came-down-to-just-one-vote

Manhattan Republicans Are Defending Their Invitation To A Violent Far-Right Group

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 17:08:10 -0400

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Friday's speech by Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes was “a bit edgy,” the club conceded, while a past president mourned the decline of an “Upper East Side genteel club.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nidhiprakash/ew-york-gop-defends-proud-boys

The First Openly Transgender Nominee For Governor Says Democrats “Should Use Identity Politics”

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 11:59:07 -0400

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“With what’s happening today, we all have to fight harder for what’s right and what is just — and you can call that identity politics, you can call it anything you want, but it’s the right thing to do," Christine Hallquist told BuzzFeed News' Profile.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryancbrooks/christine-hallquist-transgender-vermont-governor-profile

Michael Wang Didn’t Get Into Harvard. He Thinks It’s Because He’s Asian.

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 13:25:21 -0400

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A new generation of Chinese Americans is teaming up with a white conservative activist to end affirmative action. If their lawsuit against Harvard goes forward, they could get their wish.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/estherwang/chinese-americans-harvard-affirmative-action-asian-americans

As Hurricane Michael Roared In, Some Expensive Air Force Jets Had To Be Left Behind

Sat, 13 Oct 2018 01:28:04 -0400

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“All of those hangars are damaged. We anticipate the aircraft parked inside may be damaged as well."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/verabergengruen/hurricane-michael-devastation-tyndall-air-force

Using Project Veritas As A Source Is Still Causing Headaches For Federal Prosecutors In Washington

Fri, 12 Oct 2018 21:51:27 -0400

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Prosecutors argue they didn’t intentionally mislead a judge and defense lawyers in withholding dozens of videos secretly recorded by Project Veritas during Inauguration Day protest-planning meetings.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/project-veritas-inauguration-day-protests-prosecutors

Our Special Relationship With Saudi Arabia Needs To End

Sun, 14 Oct 2018 06:25:23 -0400

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Here's a foreign policy fight progressives should embrace. It’s realistic, popular, and morally correct.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/evanhill/end-special-relationship-with-saudi-arabia-khashoggi

Lawmakers Are Asking For A Copy Of A Memo That DHS Secretary Nielsen Used To Justify Family Separations

Sat, 13 Oct 2018 14:25:29 -0400

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DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has repeatedly denied that the administration had a policy to separate families at the border.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/lawmakers-are-asking-for-a-copy-of-a-memo-that-shows-dhs

Voting Rights Is Now The Central Fight In Georgia’s Governor Race. Stacey Abrams Is Ready.

Fri, 12 Oct 2018 17:14:20 -0400

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The fight over 53,000 voter applications is something Abrams prepared for.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/darrensands/stacey-abrams-georgia-voting-rights-brian-kemp-governor

Inside The Covert Group Of Lawyers Working To Fight The “Chilling Effect” Of Trump’s Abortion Policy

Fri, 12 Oct 2018 18:17:36 -0400

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The group has been working under the radar for nearly two years to include and implement exceptions to what they refer to as Trump’s “global gag rule.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emaoconnor/lawyers-fight-donald-trump-abortion-mexico-city-policy

Stacey Abrams And Andrew Gillum Are Showing Democrats How To Win Back Young Black Voters

Fri, 12 Oct 2018 00:40:00 -0400

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Liberal groups are pouring money into learning how to turn out young people of color, and what they’re finding looks a lot like the Democrats running in Georgia and Florida.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/darrensands/stacey-abrams-andrew-gillum-young-black-voters-turnout

John Kelly Called Elizabeth Warren An "Impolite Arrogant Woman" In An Email

Fri, 12 Oct 2018 20:25:32 -0400

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“blah blah blah,” Kelly, then serving as the secretary of homeland security, wrote.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/jasonleopold/john-kelly-called-elizabeth-warren-an-impolite-arrogant

Trump’s Latest Group Of Judicial Nominees Is A Jab At Dianne Feinstein And Kamala Harris

Thu, 11 Oct 2018 21:57:51 -0400

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The White House rebuffed recommendations from the California Democrats for nominees for the 9th Circuit.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-judicial-nominees-dianne-feinstein-kamala-harris-9th-c

The Bitter Rivalry Between Turkey And Saudi Arabia Is Muddying What US Officials Think They Know About The Saudi Journalist's Disappearance

Thu, 11 Oct 2018 23:27:18 -0400

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Turkey and Saudi Arabia each have a stake in undermining the other, complicating Washington's search for answers.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mikegiglio/us-response-khashoggi-turkey-saudi-consulate

Washington State's Death Penalty Is Unconstitutional, The State's Supreme Court Rules

Thu, 11 Oct 2018 21:31:37 -0400

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Those inmates on death row now will have their sentences converted to life imprisonment, the state's justices ruled.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/chrisgeidner/washington-states-death-penalty-is-unconstitutional-states

What If Democrats Lose The Senate Because Of New Jersey? Progressives Are Trying To Make Sure That Doesn't Happen.

Thu, 11 Oct 2018 17:55:15 -0400

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The charges against Bob Menendez were dropped after a mistrial, but they're still clouding a surprisingly competitive Senate race.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryancbrooks/new-jersey-progressives-uncomfortable-reality-to-win-the

Donald Trump, Hoping To Rile Up His Voters, Is Keeping The Focus On Brett Kavanaugh

Thu, 11 Oct 2018 17:37:29 -0400

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The president is leading off campaign rallies this week with digs at Democrats over their treatment of the new Supreme Court justice, who was accused of sexual assault.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/tariniparti/donald-trump-brett-kavanaugh-midterm-elections

The Ethics Complaints Against Justice Brett Kavanaugh Haven't Gone Away

Thu, 11 Oct 2018 09:25:21 -0400

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Ethics experts speculated any complaints would be dismissed after Kavanaugh was confirmed to the US Supreme Court, but for now they're just being transferred to another judicial circuit.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/the-ethics-complaints-against-justice-brett-kavanaugh

In An Immigration Case, Supreme Court Justices Raise Questions About The Government’s Authority

Wed, 10 Oct 2018 20:21:39 -0400

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“Is there any limit on the government’s power?” Justice Neil Gorsuch asked.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/chrisgeidner/supreme-court-dhs-immigrant-detention

Childhood Hunger And Poverty Statistics Are Under Threat From The Trump Administration, Experts Warn

Wed, 10 Oct 2018 20:43:10 -0400

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“There is not anyone else who does the kind of work done by these experts,” said a former USDA statistics chief.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/danvergano/usda-hunger-statistics-relocated

Opinion: It's Time To Go To War With The Supreme Court. Here's How.

Wed, 10 Oct 2018 20:25:36 -0400

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The time has come for the left to constrain the court and limit the power of its right-wing majority.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/seanmcelwee/time-for-left-to-go-to-war-with-the-supreme-court

Palestinians Are Trying To Turn Trump’s Love Of Israel Into Real Influence In Washington

Wed, 10 Oct 2018 18:56:30 -0400

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The lack of money, leadership, and cohesive messaging are making it much harder to increase support in the US, even as Trump’s polarizing policies are creating new alliances for Palestinians.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/miriamberger/palestinians-lobby-washington-israel-trump-era

Taylor Swift's Endorsement Of Democrats Has Relieved Fans — And Infuriated Others

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 17:45:54 -0400

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“I had been waiting for her to post something like that for a long time,” said one so-called Swiftie.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/remysmidt/taylor-swift-fans-endorse-conspiracy-far-right-nazi

Progressives In Congress Are Creating A New Institution To Try To Steer Policy Into 2020

Tue, 09 Oct 2018 22:05:52 -0400

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The Congressional Progressive Caucus Center is intended as infrastructure to unite the new progressives expected in Congress and set policy for the 2020 campaign.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/alexislevinson/congressional-progressive-caucus-center-2020

What’s Next For Nikki Haley? Some Hope A Presidential Campaign, Even If She’s Ruling It Out.

Tue, 09 Oct 2018 19:35:43 -0400

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“Nikki Haley is one of the most talented political leaders of this generation. It’s hard to imagine her leaving the stage. I hope she doesn’t,” said Matt Moore, a former chair of the South Carolina Republican Party.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/henrygomez/nikki-haley-2020-presidential-campaign-un-ambassador-resign

Nikki Haley Is Leaving Her Job As Ambassador To The United Nations

Tue, 09 Oct 2018 18:59:16 -0400

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The UN ambassador and former South Carolina governor has diverged from the president on some foreign policy issues.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mattberman/nikki-haley-united-nations-ambassador-leave-trump

The US Military Is Now Recruiting Soldiers To Fight In A War That Started Before They Were Born

Tue, 09 Oct 2018 14:32:57 -0400

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“Most Americans are only vaguely aware that we’re still fighting overseas, and the reason for that is that they don’t have any skin in the game.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/verabergengruen/afghanistan-recruit-war-endless-911-sept-11

Chief Justice John Roberts Now Gets To Decide What To Do With His Supreme Court

Tue, 09 Oct 2018 14:20:39 -0400

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Roberts, already playing a pivotal role as the chief justice, is now likely to be the center vote on the court as well.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/chrisgeidner/chief-justice-john-roberts-supreme-court-kavanaugh

Trump Didn’t Just Get A New Supreme Court Justice — He’ll Get Another DC Circuit Judge, Too

Mon, 08 Oct 2018 21:41:10 -0400

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Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation opens up a new seat on the powerful federal appeals court in Washington, which has long been a springboard to the US Supreme Court.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-supreme-court-kavanaugh-dc-circuit-judicial

An ICE Memo Lays Out The Differences Between Trump And Obama On Immigration Enforcement

Mon, 08 Oct 2018 21:55:08 -0400

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Among the instructions: Attorneys were told they no longer had to check the inbox where immigration lawyers emailed requests for deportation relief.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/trump-ice-attorneys-foia-memo-discretion

Can Mike Bloomberg Make America Boring Again?

Mon, 08 Oct 2018 18:44:00 -0400

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Being dull could be the way to the presidency in 2020. And the former New York City mayor wouldn't be the only one to try.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/bensmith/mike-bloomberg-president-2020-campaign

Joe Crowley Says Millennials Kicked Him Out Of Congress

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:25:33 -0400

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“It really was millennial votes — people that were not familiar with who I was,” Crowley told BuzzFeed News’ Profile.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/lissandravilla/joe-crowley-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-millennials-democrats

It's Official: Brett Kavanaugh Is Now A Justice On The US Supreme Court

Sun, 07 Oct 2018 19:32:22 -0400

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Kavanaugh was confirmed Saturday in a historically tight vote, and has now been sworn in to replace retired justice Anthony Kennedy.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/brett-kavanaugh-senate-vote-confirmed-supreme-court

Merrick Garland Has Recused Himself From The Ethics Complaints Against Brett Kavanaugh

Sun, 07 Oct 2018 13:25:23 -0400

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Multiple ethics complaints have been filed against Kavanaugh, including about his heated Senate testimony last week.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/merrick-garland-has-recused-himself-from-the-ethics

There Have Always Been Protests On Capitol Hill. This Is Different.

Sat, 06 Oct 2018 19:25:25 -0400

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“I’ve never seen anything like this, but I hope it never happens again.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/lissandravilla/kavanaugh-protests-capitol-hill-supreme-court