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Democrats will be able to make Trump’s tax returns public if they take back Congress. Here’s how.

Taking back the House would allow Democrats, using their newfound control of the Ways and Means Committee, to review the tax returns and decide whether or not to release them.
Rep. Dave Brat and President Donald Trump.

A Republican candidate accused his Democratic opponent of ‘shouting him down’ at a town hall — but she did nothing of the sort

In a new attack ad, Rep. Dave Brat, a Virginia Republican running for reelection, accused his Democratic opponent of joining a "mob" in "shouting him down" at a town hall, even though she is shown simply nodding, shaking her head, and calling out responses to Brat's questions.
Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the US Senate Judiciary Committee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 27, 2018 in Washington, DC.

Democrats could — and might — impeach Kavanaugh if he’s confirmed to the Supreme Court

If Democrats flip the House in November, some have indicated they will support an investigation into, and possible impeachment of, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who is expected to be confirmed on Saturday.
Jeff Flake.

Drama and confusion grip crucial Senate panel vote on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination as key senator makes demand for FBI investigation

Republican Sen. Jeff Flake said ahead of Friday's Senate Judiciary Committee vote to advance the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court that he wants a one-week delay in the floor vote so that the FBI can conduct an investigation into the allegations of sexual assault he is facing.
Christine Blasey Ford.

‘An unmitigated disaster’: Trump’s allies aim fury at prosecutor Rachel Mitchell’s questioning of Christine Blasey Ford

Allies of President Donald Trump took issue with Rachel Mitchell, the prosecutor brought in by Republicans to question both professor Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh during a high-stakes Thursday hearing, and didn't think much of her questioning of the professor.
Christine Blasey Ford at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on September 27, 2018.

Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony lines up with what we know about memories of sexual assault — here’s the science

Christine Blasey Ford told senators on Thursday that there's one sound she remembers above all else from an alleged attack by Judge Brett Kavanaugh in 1982. Research on traumatic memories shows us that sounds and feelings can be some of the most persistent memories of traumatic events.
Robert Mueller.

Democrats are pushing for ‘immediate’ legislation to protect the Mueller probe as rumors about Rosenstein’s future swirl

Democrats are pushing for "immediate" legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller after a whirlwind Monday featured reports suggesting that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein could soon depart his position.
A view of the crowd at the women's march in Los Angeles on January 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

People are saying US democracy is falling apart — but it’s actually working like the Constitution intended it to

Two of the three branches of US government might currently be sputtering — if they're not completely broken — but there are other powerful engines the Constitution outlines that protect US democracy, and keep it moving forward.
Tens of thousands of Vietnam vets are still waiting for the VA to recognize their exposure to Agent Orange.

43 years after the Vietnam war, many Navy veterans are still battling for benefits for potential Agent Orange exposure

A bill is making its way through Congress that would extend VA benefits to veterans who were stationed in ships off the Vietnamese coast. Early this month, VA Secretary Robert Wilkie sent a letter to the Senate asking to stop the bill, saying its provisions are based on sympathy instead of science.

A top Democrat just laid out their plan to probe Trump if they win back control — including looking at his personal finances

"Also I think we want to focus on the integrity of the interests of the president in terms of what interests he has and is he pursuing policies that are in the public’s interest or in the Trump investment interest," House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer said.