John Oliver discusses the ongoing controversy surrounding Brett Kavanaugh, the sexual assault allegations against him, his Supreme Court nomination, and what that could all mean for the highest (mostly-dog) court in the land.
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📺 Face the Nation 10/7: Collins, McConnell, Heitkamp | CBS News
This week on “Face the Nation” John Dickerson chats with Sen. Susan Collins of Maine and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell about the battle waged over Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court. Plus, the political panel weighs in on how this week will affect midterms.
📺 October 5, 2018 – PBS NewsHour full episode | PBS
Friday on the NewsHour, Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court is now all but assured. Also: A police officer is convicted in the shooting death of a Chicago teen, the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to activists against rape as a weapon of war, where the #MeToo movement stands one year later, the analysis of Shields and Brooks and Easter Island tackles the plastic problem.
📺 Brett Kavanaugh's SCOTUS nomination | Washington Week | PBS
A partisan battle over Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court dominated Washington this week. The panelists discussed how the nomination process got to this point, along with what this weekend's confirmation vote could like.
🎧 ‘The Daily’: A High School Assault | New York Times
The allegations against Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh prompted Caitlin Flanagan, a writer for The Atlantic, to share her own story.
🎧 ‘The Daily’: The F.B.I.’s Kavanaugh Investigation | New York Times
How the agency’s findings could affect the confirmation vote on the Supreme Court nominee, and why the tone of the controversy has shifted.
🎧 ‘The Daily’: Kavanaugh’s Classmates Speak Out | New York Times
Former acquaintances of the Supreme Court nominee say that the image he’s been presenting doesn’t quite match the Brett Kavanaugh they knew in school.
🎧 ‘The Daily’: The Anguish of Jeff Flake | New York Times
The Republican senator’s 11th-hour decision to delay a vote on a Supreme Court nominee could wind up defining his legacy.
👓 Why is Heidi Heitkamp voting against Kavanaugh? | Washington Post
She is the most vulnerable Senate Democrat running for reelection in November, if not the most vulnerable senator on the ballot in 2018. Her race, in a state President Trump won by 36 points, is ground zero for the argument that the drama surrounding Brett M. Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court may actually help Republicans keep control of the Senate. And yet, Sen. Heitkamp (D-N.D.) is voting against Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, a decision that thins the margin of error Republicans have to confirm Kavanaugh. That’s despite one local poll taken after Kavanaugh was accused of sexual assault showing 60 percent North Dakota voters want Kavanaugh confirmed.
👓 FBI has not contacted dozens of potential sources in Kavanaugh investigation | NBC News
With the investigation winding down, multiple individuals who have tried to contact the bureau have not heard back.
👓 Dear Christine Blasey Ford: I, too, was sexually assaulted — and it’s seared into my memory forever | Washington Post
I, too, was sexually assaulted — not 36 years ago but about 50 years ago. I have kept my dirty little secret to myself. Silence for five decades. The molester was our trusted family doctor. What made this monster even more reprehensible was that he was the very doctor who delivered me on Aug. 20, 1946. I’m 72 now.
👓 Harvard Says Kavanaugh Won’t Be Teaching His 2019 Supreme Court Class | HuffPost
The embattled Supreme Court nominee has been teaching the class on the high court's modern history since 2009.
📺 This Week with George Stephanopoulos: 09/30/18: Dem: Kavanaugh ‘Only Person Who Didn’t Want’ FBI Investigation | ABC
Guests: Lindsey Graham, Mazie Hirono, Jerry Nadler, Alex Castellanos, Amanda Carpenter, Karen Finney, Julie Pace
📺 Face the Nation, 9/30: Cotton, Klobuchar | CBS
This week on “Face the Nation,” John Dickerson interviews Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Plus, our political panel will take a look at all that happened in Washington this week including the Kavanaugh, Ford hearing.
🎧 ‘The Daily’: The Blasey-Kavanaugh Hearing | New York Times
In an extraordinary day of testimony, Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh came to embody a fractured nation.