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WASHINGTON | The Latest: Melania Trump calls Kavanaugh ‘highly qualified’

WASHINGTON— The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 9:30 a.m. Melania (meh-LAH’-nee-ah) Trump is offering some supportive words for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Here’s what she tells reporters traveling with her in Egypt: “I think he’s highly qualified for the Supreme Court.” The first lady is wrapping up a four-country … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Melania Trump calls Kavanaugh ‘highly qualified’

WASHINGTON | The Latest: 302 arrested for Senate office protests

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Republican Sen. Steve Daines says he’s going to attend his daughter’s wedding back home in Montana on Saturday regardless of a possible weekend Senate vote on embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Daines told The Associated Press Thursday in a … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: 302 arrested for Senate office protests

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Ford lawyers gave FBI list of people to contact

WASHINGTON — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 12:50 p.m. Lawyers for Christine Blasey (BLAH’-zee) Ford have given FBI Director Chris Wray the names of people they say the FBI should contact to corroborate her account of having been sexually assaulted as a teenager by Brett Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh denies the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Ford lawyers gave FBI list of people to contact

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Grassley says ‘no hint of misconduct’ in report

WASHINGTON — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 11:10 a.m. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says there’s nothing new in the FBI’s supplemental background investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. And she says the White House is eager for the Senate to vote … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Grassley says ‘no hint of misconduct’ in report

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Ford’s lawyers criticize scope of FBI probe

WASHINGTON — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and sexual misconduct allegations against him (all times local): 11:40 p.m. Lawyers for the California college professor accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault when they were teens are criticizing the scope of the re-opened investigation by the FBI. Senate Majority Leader Mitch … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Ford’s lawyers criticize scope of FBI probe

WASHINGTON | Lessons from Thomas-Hill hearings likely to guide senators

WASHINGTON  — Clarence Thomas saw it as a circus and national disgrace. Anita Hill complained that she was treated as though she were a defendant in a criminal trial. The 1991 confirmation hearing of Thomas, accused by Hill of sexual harassment, angered people on all sides and is not recalled as one of the Senate’s … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Lessons from Thomas-Hill hearings likely to guide senators

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Senator seeks to put off Kavanaugh consideration

WASHINGTON— The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, who accuses him of sexually assaulting her decades ago (all times local): 9:50 p.m. The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee is seeking “immediate postponement” of any further action on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court amid a new report … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Senator seeks to put off Kavanaugh consideration

WASHINGTON | Call for men to ‘step up’ puts Sen. Hirono in the spotlight

WASHINGTON  — Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono, one of only four women on the 21-member Senate Judiciary Committee, asked Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh the same questions on sexual harassment she has asked dozens of other nominees. Had Kavanaugh “made unwanted requests for sexual favors” or committed verbal or physical harrassment of a sexual nature since … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Call for men to ‘step up’ puts Sen. Hirono in the spotlight

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Grassley says FBI doesn’t need to investigate

WASHINGTON — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who accuses him of sexually assaulting her decades ago (all times local): 12:10 p.m. Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley says the FBI does not need to look into the sexual-assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh because Republicans are … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Grassley says FBI doesn’t need to investigate

WASHINGTON | Kavanaugh denies allegation anew, arrives at White House

WASHINGTON  — Brett Kavanaugh and the woman accusing him of a decades-old sexual assault both indicated Monday that they would be willing to testify to a Senate panel as the confirmation of President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee shifted from seemingly painless to problematic. Kavanaugh was seen arriving at the White House, with no immediate … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Kavanaugh denies allegation anew, arrives at White House

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Kavanaugh denies sexual misconduct allegation

WASHINGTON — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 12:10 p.m. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is denying a sexual misconduct allegation from when he was in high school. In a statement issued Friday, Kavanaugh says the following: “I categorically and unequivocally deny this allegation. I did not do this back … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Kavanaugh denies sexual misconduct allegation

WASHINGTON | Kavanaugh denies allegation of sexual misconduct in school

WASHINGTON— Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Friday denied a sexual misconduct allegation from when he was in high school. In a statement released by the White House, Kavanaugh said: “I categorically and unequivocally deny this allegation. I did not do this back in high school or at any time.” Kavanaugh’s statement comes after Sen. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Kavanaugh denies allegation of sexual misconduct in school