Kavanaugh sworn in as associate justice of the Supreme Court

Retired Justice Anthony M. Kennedy administers the Judicial Oath to Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh in the Justices’ Conference Room, Supreme Court Building. Mrs. Ashley Kavanaugh holds the Bible.Fred Schilling / Collection of the Supreme Court of the United StatesWASHINGTON — Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in Saturday evening as an associate justice to the U.S. Supreme … Read more

Impeaching Kavanaugh rouses progressive Democrats after confirmation

Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies in front of the Senate Judiciary committee regarding sexual assault allegations on Capitol Hill in Washington on Sept. 27, 2018.Erin Schaff / Reuters fileBreaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.WASHINGTON — Even before Brett Kavanaugh won the Senate’s consent to … Read more

Kavanaugh’s confirmation reveals the moral rot that lets us ignore survivors

Police look on as protesters are arrested in the Senate Hart building during a rally against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill in Washington on Oct. 4, 2018.Andrew Caballero-Reynolds / AFP – Getty ImagesGet the Think newsletter.The confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, an appointment made by a president who admitted … Read more

Kavanaugh was the ‘slut whore drunk’ of the Ford story, Sen. Graham says

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., departs after the confirmation vote of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, on Capitol Hill, on Oct. 6, 2018, in Washington. Kavanaugh was confirmed 50-48.Alex Brandon / APBreaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.WASHINGTON — Brett Kavanugh is the “slut whore … Read more

Hoaxes Run Amok On Social Media As Hurricane Florence Moves Inland

Hurricane Florence has begun her slow, water-logged move inland. As communities in her path face an onslaught of rain and rising floodwaters, they’re also contending with a distinctly different problem: disinformation and outright hoaxes, often spread via social media.Numerous hoaxes, shark and race-based ones in particular, seem to be repeated with every hurricane.When in doubt … Read more

Expert warns Florence floodwaters may carry venomous snakes into homes

People in areas affected by Hurricane Florence, which was downgraded to a tropical storm on Friday, have been cautioned to look out for venomous snakes lurking in the storm’s floodwaters.Thad Bowman, public relations director at Alligator Adventure zoo in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, told the Myrtle Beach Online that flooding caused by Florence will originate in coastal regions populated by multiple … Read more

With GOP concerns about losing the House mounting, Trump drops talk of ‘Red Wave’

. “What matters more is whether political elites, and especially parties, serve as filters. Put simply, political parties are democracy’s gatekeepers.”Shields said that after the McCain-Feingold legislation of 2002 shifted political donations out of the party structure and into the world of outside groups, the RNC drifted for several years. Barack Obama’s reelection in 2012 … Read more

Staff, Over 100 Cats And Dogs Escape From Top Floor Of Flooding Animal Shelter

The situation was looking dire Friday night for the people and more than 100The situation was looking dire Friday night for the people and more than 100 animals trapped inside a rapidly flooding North Carolina animal shelter in the wake of Hurricane Florence. UPDATE: Shelter manager Cassandra Tupaj just told me the shelter is waiting … Read more

SpaceX To Announce Name Of First Tourist It's Sending Around The Moon

It’s one small announcement for SpaceX, one potentially giant leap for spaceIt’s one small announcement for SpaceX, one potentially giant leap for space tourism.On Monday, the Elon Musk-owned space transportation company will announce the identity of a person it says will pay for a trip around the moon on a yet-to-be-developed rocket, according to The … Read more

As Florence drenches Carolinas, threat persists

Three boys play in floodwaters after Hurricane Florence tore through New Bern, North Carolina, on Sept. 15, 2018.Jim Lo Scalzo / EPABreaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.Florence was downgraded to a tropical depression on Sunday as it continued its slog west over the … Read more