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Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation odds could get a boost if his accuser refuses to testify

Republicans want Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's accuser to testify in a committee hearing scheduled for Monday.Republicans on the fence about supporting Kavanaugh say they would be disappointed if Ford does not testify and fully expect the committee to move on in that case.

Democrats are starting to think Brett Kavanaugh is toast as Republicans anxiously dig in

"For my part, I believe that it’s very important that both Professor Ford and Judge Kavanaugh testify under oath about these allegations," Sen. Susan Collins told reporters on Monday. "And for my part I need to see them and listen to their answers to the questions in order to make an assessment."

Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation chances are starting to unravel

"In this case, that would entail phone calls with at least Judge Kavanaugh and Dr. Ford. Consistent with that practice, I asked Senator Feinstein's office yesterday to join me in scheduling these follow-ups," Sen. Chuck Grassley said. "Thus far, they have refused."

New details are emerging about a woman’s allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in a secret letter

The letter reportedly details an incident when Kavanaugh was in high school. A woman alleges that in the early 1980s, when Kavanaugh was in high school, he attempted to force himself on her. Kavanaugh denied the allegation.

Dianne Feinstein says she sent secret letter about Brett Kavanaugh to FBI

"That individual strongly requested confidentiality, decline to come forward or press the matter further, and I have honored that decision," Feinstein said in a statement. "I have, however, referred the matter to federal investigative authorities."

Here’s what Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh said about key issues like abortion during his marathon confirmation hearings

President Trump's nominee faced several days of wild protests, political infighting on the committee, and fierce questioning from Republicans and Democrats looking to further understand the potential Supreme Court justice.
Former President Barack Obama on Wednesday endorsed dozens of Democratic candidates for the 2018 midterms.

Obama announces his ‘first wave’ of 2018 midterm endorsements, and doesn’t include Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Former President Barack Obama on Wednesday endorsed a "first wave" of Democratic candidates for the 2018 midterms. Obama's list of endorsements, which includes 81 names in total, notably did not include the rising star of the Democratic party, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York.

Congress is putting Mark Zuckerberg through the wringer — but the open secret is lawmakers don’t know what will come of it

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are unsure about regulating tech companies, even as they haul in Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify.

Joe Biden just made a big endorsement in one of the most heated Senate races of the year

Joe Biden endorsed Dianne Feinstein in her reelection bid for US Senate in California, delivering another blow to her upstart primary challenger, Kevin de León.
President Donald Trump speaks as Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) listen during a meeting on gun control with bipartisan members of the Congress at the White House on February 28, 2018.

A ban on assault weapons is a lot more complicated than it seems

Gun control advocates are calling for an assault weapons ban in the wake of a mass shooting that left 17 people dead. But it remains very controversial.