The Freshman Congresswomen Did Their Damn Job At Cohen’s Hearing

The Freshman Congresswomen Did Their Damn Job At Cohen’s Hearing

The 29-year-old congresswoman, who sexist critics have often derided as a "bimbo" who has no place in Congress because she used to be a bartender, spoke frankly of how the new crop of freshman congresswomen — specially those who are millennials like her and Hill, or people of color like her, Tlaib, and Pressley —…
6 takeaways from acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker’s hearing

6 takeaways from acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker’s hearing

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker’s much-anticipated hearing before the House Judiciary Committee was a messy affair, filled with some fiery exchanges, partisan bickering, and few revelations about Whitaker’s role overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation or the rest of the Justice Department. Whitaker had threatened Thursday not to show up for the prescheduled hearing after…
The most powerful moment of the Whitaker hearing had nothing to do with Mueller

The most powerful moment of the Whitaker hearing had nothing to do with Mueller

The most powerful moment during Matthew Whitaker’s testimony before Congress had nothing to do with the point of the hearing, which was supposed to be about whether he’s interfering in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Instead, the moment came when Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) asked Whitaker about his involvement in a Justice Department policy that…
Watch: Biggest moments from Bill Barr’s confirmation hearing

Watch: Biggest moments from Bill Barr’s confirmation hearing

Key exchanges between William Barr and senators on the Judiciary Committee add up to a picture of a potential attorney general who would serve as a typical Republican on policy, but whose answers raised questions about the extent to which he’d consider the political and personal needs of President Donald Trump. Barr offered standard conservative…
Everything that’s happened since the Ford-Kavanaugh hearing, explained

Everything that’s happened since the Ford-Kavanaugh hearing, explained

The FBI is currently investigating sexual assault allegations that have been brought against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and senators could receive a report as early as Wednesday. The agency’s investigation is just the latest development in the explosive and turbulent confirmation process. Most recently, that process has included a raw and emotional hearing on…
John Oliver: Kavanaugh’s Senate hearing was a “fuck you” to women

John Oliver: Kavanaugh’s Senate hearing was a “fuck you” to women

Why did so many people find it so dispiriting and infuriating to watch last week’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, in which Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and professor of psychology and research psychologist Christine Blasey Ford both testified regarding Ford’s allegation that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were both teenagers? As John Oliver so…

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