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  • Alyssa Milano protests Kavanaugh in 'Handmaid's Tale' costume

    08/19/2018 8:07:39 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 19, 2018 | MORGAN GSTALTER
    Actress and activist Alyssa Milano on Sunday shared a photo of her dressed up like one of the characters in “The Handmaid’s Tale” to protest President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Milano posted the picture of herself in the signature red cloak and white hat associated with handmaids, the oppressed women from Margaret Atwood’s 1987 novel and the hit Hulu television show. Alyssa Milano ✔ @Alyssa_Milano #RiseUpForRoe #WeAreNotProperty #StopKavanaugh Alyssa Milano protests Kavanaugh in 'Handmaid's Tale' costume © Getty images Actress and activist Alyssa Milano on Sunday shared a photo of her dressed up like one of the characters...
  • Alyssa Milano: Brett Kavanaugh Will Affect Everything We Know to Be True as Americans

    08/19/2018 10:55:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 62 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/19/2018 | Ben Kew
    19 Aug 20181075 Netflixs Insatiable star Alyssa Milano railed against President Donald Trumps nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, declaring that he will affect everything we know to be true as American citizens. Speaking alongside far-left pro-abortion activists including Lauren Duca, Cecile Richards, Jessica McIntosh, Jessica Morales Rocketto and Meagan Hatcher-Mays at the Los Angeles stop of the Rise Up for Roe tour, Milano described it as f***ing absurd that they are fighting to keep abortion legalized and called on people to mobilize against Kavanaughs nomination.
  • Dems to challenge Kavanaugh for White House records

    08/19/2018 6:11:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 19, 2018 | Jordain Carney
    President Trumps Supreme Court nominee is walking into the middle of a political firestorm over his work for President George W. Bush. Access to paperwork from Brett Kavanaughs years as a White House lawyer and staff secretary for Bush has become a lightning rod in the nomination fight. The issue will take center stage as he sits down with Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (Calif.), the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, this week. Both senators are expected to press Kavanaugh on whether he'll support releasing all of his Bush-era documents, which they say would...
  • Progressives fume as Dems meet with Brett Kavanaugh

    08/15/2018 6:33:00 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/14/18 | Jordain Carney
    Progressives say Senate Democrats arent doing enough to oppose Brett Kavanaugh, President Trumps second pick for the Supreme Court. Activists aligned with the partys fervent base say they are frustrated that more than a month into the fight, Senate Democrats have failed to take a hard stance and unite against the 53-year-old judge. With only 49 members, the Senate Democratic Conference cant block Trumps pick on their own. But progressives want the caucus to launch a full-scale attack to try to sink or at least damage Kavanaugh, who, if confirmed, will help shape court decisions for decades. I think theres...
  • CBS/Refinery29 Poll Reveals Women Reject Abortion, Feminism, the Media

    08/17/2018 5:25:20 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    News Busters ^ | August 17, 2018 4:16 PM EDT | Katie Yoder
    The majority of young millennial women reject unrestricted abortion, refuse a feminist identity, and indicate trust issues with the media according to a poll by the media. In anticipation of the upcoming midterm elections, CBS and Refinery29 teamed up for a poll concerning young American womens voting trends and views on certain issues. They began publicizing it August 13. While some media reports of the findings focused more on the political aspects, such as the Trump Administration, the poll revealed much more. Namely, that many young women dont fit the mold that the media and politicians often assume. Abortion...
  • Chelsea Clinton: Roe Helped Add Three and a Half Trillion Dollars to Our Economy

    08/13/2018 10:58:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 102 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 8/13/2018 | Craig Bannister
    bortion has been an important economic stimulus ever since it was legalized by the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, Chelsea Clinton claimed at a "Rise Up for Roe" event on Saturday. At the event promoting opposition to President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the former First Daughter of President Bill Clinton credited legalized abortion for helping add trillions of dollars to the U.S economy because women who had abortions were more inclined to enter the labor force: "Whether you fundamentally care about reproductive rights and access right, because these are not the same thing, if you...
  • SEIU Rallies Supporters Against Kavanaugh Nomination

    08/13/2018 10:11:57 AM PDT · by detective · 18 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 12, 2018 | Bill McMorris
    One of the nation's most powerful labor unions is rallying supporters to oppose Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's nominee to replace Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. On Friday, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) began circulating a petition online for its allies to send to their home state lawmakers. The union letter calls Kavanaugh a "narrow-minded extremist" and accuses the D.C. Circuit Court judge of undermining workers' rights and opposing abortion. "Kavanaugh is a narrow-minded extremist who will chip away at our rights in the workplace, the doctor's office and the ballot box," the letter says. "If Kavanaugh is confirmed he...
  • Democrats all but acknowledge Kavanaugh is headed toward confirmation to Supreme Court

    08/11/2018 10:18:08 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 31 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 10, 2018 | Sean Sullivan
    ORONO, Maine - Democrats have all but acknowledged that they are unable to stop the Senate from confirming Trump nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court this fall. Moderate Republican senators such as Susan Collins of Maine, the most closely watched GOP swing vote, are sending strong signals that they will back Kavanaugh. Several Democrats facing difficult reelections this year have indicated they are open to voting for the judge. And leaders of the resistance are already delivering post-mortem assessments and blaming fellow Democrats for a looming failure. Barring a major revelation, the Senate is poised to install the...
  • Kanavanaugh confirmation hearing set for Sept. 4

    08/10/2018 1:25:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 10, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Republicans said Friday theyve scheduled Judge Brett Kavanaugh for a confirmation hearing Sept. 4, moving ahead with a speedy schedule that could still see him confirmed in time to be on the Supreme Court before October. Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley announced the hearing, saying theres plenty of information out there for senators to evaluate the judge without waiting for potentially millions of pages of documents from the National Archives. Its time for the American people to hear directly from Judge Kavanaugh at his public hearing, Mr. Grassley said. If the hearing follows past practice it will involve the...
  • Women Rise To Defy The Sleaze Slingers Against Kavanaugh

    08/10/2018 11:28:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 10, 2018 | Suzanne Fields
    Only yesterday the Democrats in the U.S. Senate were giddy with the idea that Judge Brett Kavanaugh had united the women of America, who would pressure their senators to do him in. But the campaign to confirm Kavanaugh for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court is beginning to look like ladies' day at the baseball park. Successfully casting Kavanaugh as Harvey Weinstein will be difficult. Eighteen of the 25 women who have served as Kavanaugh law clerks, who know the judge best, signed a letter (the other seven couldn't sign because of current or pending employment elsewhere) describing "uniformly...
  • McConnell still sees speedy confirms for Kavanaugh

    08/10/2018 9:30:41 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 10, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday he still wants to have Judge Brett Kavanaugh confirmed and sitting on the Supreme Court by the start of the new term in October. That is an aggressive schedule that means senators would hold a final vote well before all of the documents theyve requested about his background would be released to the public by the National Archives ~snip~ Hell get confirmed. It wont be a landslide, but hell get confirmed, the senator said.
  • NRA lobbying arm launches seven-figure pro-Kavanaugh ad buy

    08/07/2018 2:56:54 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 7, 2018 | David Sherfinski
    The National Rifle Associations legislative-lobbying arm announced Tuesday a seven-figure national and region ad campaign to support the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. The national cable and regional broadcast ads will start airing Tuesday and will run through Aug. 27. The regional ads are to air in Alabama, Alaska, Indiana, North Dakota and West Virginia. The NRA strongly supports Judge Brett Kavanaughs confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court because he will protect our constitutional right to keep and bear arms, said Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA). Its...
  • Justice Scalia Found Trump 'Fascinating' and 'Refreshing'

    01/15/2018 7:18:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 15, 2018 | Lauretta Brown
    The late Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia was a fan of President Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, Bryan Garner a friend and now biographer of Scalia told The Wall Street Journal Monday.Garner, a long-time literary collaborator with Scalia and friend, said that the late justice “thought it was most refreshing to have a candidate who was pretty much unfiltered and utterly frank.”He had spent two weeks in 2016 traveling with Justice Scalia through several Asian countries just a week before his death.Garner added that while Scalia liked Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, “he was fascinated by the fact that Trump was so...
  • Antonin Scalia on Stage: A play about Scalia -- The Originalist, Now Playing in New York

    08/06/2018 8:26:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/05/2018 | Elise Cooper
    Once again partisanship is rearing its disgusting head at the pre-confirmation debate over Brett Kavanaugh.  Long gone are the days when a judge’s qualifications were the only factors considered.  After all, Antonin Gregory Scalia was unanimously confirmed by the Senate in 1986, and in 1993 Ruth Bader Ginsburg had only three dissenting votes. A play about Scalia, The Originalist, shows how Americans should be willing to accept a viewpoint other than their own, something the Senate is unwilling to do. It is now playing in New York, and is also available to stream.  With all the divisiveness going on...
  • National Archives rebuffs Dems request for Kavanaugh documents

    08/03/2018 10:31:39 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 3, 2018 | Jordain Carney
    The Democratic push to get documents from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's work in the George W. Bush administration ran into a new roadblock on Friday. The National Archives, in a letter to Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), said it will only respond to a request for documents under the Presidential Records Act (PRA) if they come from a committee chairman, who are all Republicans. The National Archives and Records remains unable to respond to PRA special access requests from ranking minority members, wrote Archivist David Ferriero, who was appointed by former President Obama. Schumer and Ferriero spoke on...
  • Janus Ruling Fallout: Washington state employees sue to 'escape' union

    08/03/2018 9:22:02 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 3, 2018 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    Several Washington state employees are suing for the right to break ties with their union, claiming the Supreme Court's landmark Janus decision should allow them to cancel their membership immediately. That June ruling said state government workers could not be forced to pay so-called fair share fees to support collective bargaining and other union activities. The decision delivered a blow to public-employee unions. But the lawsuit filed Thursday, if successful, could point to further repercussions. The six plaintiffs have all attempted to leave the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) since the Supreme Court decision, but say they've been told...
  • Republicans to press ahead with Kavanaugh confirmation despite National Archives delay

    08/03/2018 8:08:21 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 3, 2018 | Alex Swoyer
    The National Archives says it will take months to process the records Republicans have asked to see from Judge Brett M. Kavanaughs previous government work, throwing a curveball at the GOP, which had hoped to review the documents, hold hearings and confirm him to the Supreme Court before October. The Archives said it will take at least through October to review 1 million pages that Republicans have requested to see. And that doesnt include the 3 million additional pages Democrats have asked for. If Congress waits for those, it could push the confirmation schedule beyond the November elections and into...
  • Is Clarence Thomas the Supreme Court's Future?

    08/02/2018 12:31:47 PM PDT · by NRx · 27 replies
    NY Times ^ | 08-02-2018 | Linda Greenhouse
    ...Against this backdrop, I want to focus on Justice Clarence Thomas and specifically on the record he compiled during the past term. There is something almost discordant about including Justice Thomas in a discussion of the future because his highly personal and eccentric jurisprudence would take the court and the Constitution hurtling backward into the past. Thats no great revelation. He has long insisted that the only legitimate way to interpret a constitutional provision is to give it the public meaning it supposedly had at the time it was written. So in 2011, for example, he dissented from a majority...
  • Blumenthal a bloomin idiot

    08/02/2018 11:01:20 AM PDT · by yoe · 10 replies
    Powerline ^ | August 2, 2018 | Scott Johnson
    Whenever I get around to running a most punchable face contest on Power Line, Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal will be one of the contestants. Blumenthals outward appearance and visible affect are the least of it. Either he is a bloomin idiot or he thinks he is talking to bloomin idiots, or both. At a rally against the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh as Supreme Court justice yesterday on Capitol Hill, for example, Blumenthal warned that Kavanaughs confirmation would make Trump a monarch. Now that is stupid, but I thought Trump was Hitler already! This guy doesnt even know how to do...
  • Wanna Beat Trumps Supreme Court Nominee? Focus on Marijuana

    08/01/2018 8:21:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 30, 2018 | Jeff Hauser
    What if I were to tell you that there is a political issue that galvanizes young voters? An issue that unites libertarians, independents, and African-Americans? An issue with bipartisan power, that works not only in cities, but has demonstrated strength in red states like Kentucky and West Virginia? Its an issue likely to generate cases to be heard by the Supreme Court in the next decade and one on which the Trump administrations leading law enforcement officialAttorney General Jeff Sessionsis already on the losing side politically. Given all that, you would think this issue would be a central part of...