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# Brett Kavanaugh

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# Allegations
Trump defends Justice Brett Kavanaugh as he faces fresh sexual misconduct allegations
A former Yale classmate of Kavanaugh alleged that the jurist exposed himself at a freshman year party.
# Supreme Court
Trump says America owes Brett Kavanaugh an apology at White House swearing-in
Kavanaugh himself struck a markedly more conciliatory tone, insisting he had “no bitterness”.
Voices
The first Tuesday of November will define the next chapter of American politics
The US mid-terms will be the first nationwide referendum on Donald Trump, writes Larry Donnelly.
# CONFIRMED
'Very, very good': Trump welcomes Kavanaugh's appointment to Supreme Court
Kavanaugh was sworn in as a justice yesterday in Washington after a fraught nomination that sparked protests.
# KAVANAUGH
US Senate confirms Kavanaugh to Supreme Court after divisive fight
The Senate voted 50-48 to approve Kavanaugh in a major win for Trump.
# confirmation
US Senate poised to confirm Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh later today
If Kavanaugh is confirmed, Trump will have succeeded in having his two picks seated on the court.
# assault allegations
Senators back Brett Kavanaugh, paving way for Supreme Court confirmation
Donald Trump’s controversial nominee is likely to be confirmed to the court this weekend.
# believe women
Criticism of Amy Schumer's reaction to her arrest is deliberately short-sighted
‘Needed her Street Cred badge.’
# Your Say
Poll: Do you think Brett Kavanaugh should be made a US Supreme Court justice?
Christine Blasey Ford says Kavanaugh drunkenly groped her and attempted to rape her when they were teenagers attending a party decades ago.
# US Supreme Court
Hundreds arrested at protest against nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to US Supreme Court
Thousands of protesters marched against the expected appointment of Kavanaugh in Washington yesterday.
# US Supreme Court
War of words in Washington after FBI probe finds 'no hint of misconduct' against Kavanaugh
A final vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination to the US Supreme Court is expected to take place on Saturday.
# me too
Trump might think it's a scary time to be a young man, but it's always been scary to be a woman
As Halloween approaches, let’s consider the truly terrifying aspects of everyday life.
# rally
Donald Trump did an impression of Kavanaugh's accuser, Christine Blasey Ford
He repeated phrases from Dr Ford’s testimony at a rally in Mississippi, which gathered applause.
# metoo
Donald Trump says it's a 'scary' and 'difficult' time for young men in America
Trump was again asked about Brett Kavanaugh by reporters today.
# US Supreme Court
'He has not told the truth': Ex-classmate of Brett Kavanaugh contradicts his claims about his drinking habits
It comes days after the FBI opened a probe into allegations against the Supreme Court nominee.
# Teetotally fine
Donald Trump: 'I never had a beer in my life... can you imagine if I had? What a mess I would be'
In a long press conference, Trump touched on the Brett Kavanaugh scandal and the new trade deal with Mexico and Canada.
# FBI probe
Former classmate says Brett Kavanaugh was a 'frequent and heavy drinker' in college
Charles Ludington says Kavanaugh delivered a ‘blatant mischaracterisation’ of his drinking during last week’s hearing.
# Sexual Assault
Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway: 'I'm a victim of sexual assault'
Conway made the disclosure on CNN while defending Trump’s embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
# Sexual Assault
Why Christine Blasey Ford's testimony is both 'extraordinary' and 'typical'
The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre said a person “may carry out a serious sexual assault without even recognising they have done so”.
# flake news
Trump orders week-long FBI probe into allegations against Brett Kavanaugh
Fiery protests marked today’s hearing after yesterday’s testimony from Kavanaugh and his assault accuser Christine Blasey Ford.
# Front Pages
'A Supreme Clash' - America's newspapers reflect a nation transfixed by the Ford/Kavanaugh hearing
Images of the pair are ubiquitous across all US media today.
# Accused
Trump tweets support for Kavanaugh after fiery hearing: 'He showed America exactly why I nominated him'
Trump pushed for the Senate to go ahead with a vote on his nomination.
# fighting back
Brett Kavanaugh comes out swinging, says his family's life 'has been destroyed' by assault allegation
Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee says that he will not quit regardless of the allegations he is facing.
# christine blasey ford
'They were having fun' - Accuser of Trump's Supreme Court nominee describes the 'laughter' during alleged assault
Brett Kavanaugh is due to testify after Christine Blasey Ford.
# Testimony
Accuser of Trump's Supreme Court nominee feared Kavanaugh would 'rape' her
Brett Kavanaugh accuser says his actions left her “drastically altered”.
# embattled
Second sexual misconduct allegation against US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh
The latest allegation relates to Kavanaugh’s time as a student at Yale.
# parallels
The strikingly similar 1991 case where the US President's Supreme Court pick was almost derailed
With the allegations being levelled against Brett Kavanaugh, it is drawing comparison with the case of Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas 27 years ago.
# Death Threats
Woman who accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault to testify on Thursday
Kavanaugh is Donald Trump’s nominee the US Supreme Court – but he has to be voted in by the Senate.
# Brett Kavanaugh
Trump challenges Supreme Court nominee accuser over account of sex attack
Christine Blasey Ford alleges that Brett Kavanaugh drunkenly assaulted her when they were teenagers.
# Supreme Court
Trump pushes Kavanaugh's accuser to testify; her lawyer says she needs more time
Ford has until tomorrow to submit a statement if she intends to testify on Monday.
# Brett Kavanaugh
Trump says it's 'hard to imagine' Supreme Court nominee assaulted woman
Republicans have set a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for Monday that is supposed to feature Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser.
# Brett Kavanaugh
Trump rejects calls for FBI probe into his Supreme Court pick over alleged sexual assault
“He is a very outstanding man… I’m totally supportive,” the US President said of Brett Kavanaugh.
# Brett Kavanaugh
Trump stands by Supreme Court nominee after sex assault allegation
Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the lifetime post would see the balance of the Court swing towards conservatism.
# Brett Kavanaugh
Trump's Supreme Court pick grilled on abortion laws and emails about Mueller investigation
Democrats have been grilling the judge Trump has selected – but he’s likely to be approved by the Republican-controlled Senate.
# Brett Kavanaugh
Trump's Supreme Court candidate quizzed on his loyalty to the US President
“I owe my loyalty to the Constitution,” Brett Kavanaugh told the committee. “No one is above the law in our constitutional system.”
# Brett Kavanaugh
Extraordinary scenes mark beginning of 4-day hearing for Trump's Supreme Court pick
Handmaid’s Tale protesters and accusations of withheld documents marred the opening statements of Senators today.
# Congress
'There will be sparks': Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearings begin today
Some two dozen witnesses are lined up to argue for and against confirming Kavanaugh.
# The Supremes
Trump picks Republican favourite for Supreme Court - setting up a ferocious confirmation battle
He also has an expansive view of executive power and has favoured limits on investigating the president.