Behind Kavanaugh fight, a national struggle over trust, identity and sex roles

The subject was supposed to be the selection of a new justice on the Supreme Court. Instead Thursday’s showdown on Capitol Hill was a raw, scorched-earth confrontation across the nation’s most emotionally wrenching divides. This… Read More

A day of explosive testimony results in a partisan brawl

Whatever anyone intended, Thursday’s hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee devolved into the worst of Washington. It was a partisan brawl on steroids that will leave the country more deeply divided than before. It ended… Read More

Leading Catholic magazine retracts Kavanaugh endorsement: ‘No longer in the best interests of the country’

America, the nation’s only weekly Catholic news magazine, has published an editorial pulling its endorsement for Brett Kavanaugh following Thursday’s hearings. The publication’s editorial board took the extraordinary step of calling out Kavanaugh after the… Read More

Republicans fear reversals in November due to accusation against Supreme Court nominee

Republicans are bracing for political aftershocks from the sexual assault accusation against Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh, with some expressing fear that the coming investigation will refocus the nation’s attention on an issue that… Read More

Flake opposes quick vote on Kavanaugh, putting confirmation in doubt

Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court hit a serious roadblock Sunday night, as GOP Senate Judiciary Committee member Jeff Flake said he is uncomfortable voting to advance Kavanaugh’s nomination later this week after the… Read More

Trump Calls Kavanaugh Withdrawal Notion ‘Ridiculous’

President Donald Trump on Monday called the notion that Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination for the Supreme Court might be withdrawn over sexual misconduct allegations from his high school days “ridiculous.” But he backed delaying the confirmation… Read More

Hearing Set for Monday to Hear Kavanaugh and His Accuser

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, under mounting pressure from senators of his own party, will call President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, and the woman who has accused… Read More

McConnell works feverishly behind the scenes to save Kavanaugh

Mitch McConnell, preeminent cut-throat political tactician, is going with a softer touch to salvage Brett Kavanaugh’s suddenly endangered Supreme Court confirmation. With Kavanaugh’s seemingly slam-dunk elevation to the Supreme Court facing resistance from a handful… Read More