1. Senior GOP aide working on Kavanaugh nomination forced out over sexual harassment allegations
    A senior Republican aide tasked with helping craft the Senate Judiciary Committee’s media response to attempted rape allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has been forced to resign amid reports that he was fired from an earlier job over sexual harassment allegations. NBC News reported on Saturday that Garrett Ventry, 29, stepped down from his […]
  2. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to be deposed about plan to rig 2020 census
    Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross is going to have to testify about his role in a controversial and possibly illegal Trump administration attempt to discourage immigrant participation in the next decennial U.S. census. The Trump administration wants to add a question to the 2020 census about citizenship status that could lead to undercounting some 24 […]
  3. At Values Voters Summit, accusations against Kavanaugh fall on deaf ears
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — At the conservative Values Voters Summit in Washington D.C., accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh largely fell on deaf ears. Attendees at the event — which featured speakers like Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Michele Bachmann, and Tony Perkins — told ThinkProgress Friday that Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s allegation that Kavanaugh attempted to rape her […]
  4. Judiciary chair Grassley tweets apology to Kavanaugh for slightly delaying his confirmation
    The Senate Judiciary Committee may have to wait a little bit longer to ram through the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to a lifetime Supreme Court appointment and its chairman is not happy about it. Hours after giving Christine Blasey Ford an arbitrary deadline of 10 p.m. Friday to decide whether she would testify before the […]
  5. O’Rourke and Cruz clash in heated first debate as climate flies under the radar
    AUSTIN, TEXAS —  Locals jammed into a packed bar in East Austin wasted no time in their reactions during the first senate debate between Ted Cruz (R) and Beto O’Rourke (D) on Friday night. As the hardline conservative incumbent slammed his opponent on immigration, health care, and criminal justice, onlookers loudly booed. That chorus of […]