WASHINGTON – Several Democratic presidential candidates on Sunday lined up to call for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the face of a new, uninvestigated, allegation of sexual impropriety when he was in college. Kavanaugh was confirmed last October after emotional hearings in the Senate over a sexual assault allegation from his high school years. The New York Times now reports that Kavanaugh faced a separate allegation from his time at Yale University and that the FBI did not investigate the claim. The latest claim mirrors one offered during his confirmation process by Deborah Ramirez, a Yale classmate who claimed Kavanaugh exposed himself to her during a drunken party. When he testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee last year, Kavanaugh denied all allegations of impropriety . Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., said after the new report that "Brett Kavanaugh lied to the U.S. Senate and most importantly to the American people." She tweeted: "He must … [Read more...] about Dem presidential candidates call for Kavanaugh’s impeachment
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By Mark LeibovichIT was a humid Sunday in June, a quiet afternoon that Pete Buttigieg knew would not remain quiet. “You know, there are always going to be ups and downs,” the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, said, as he puttered through the kitchen of the century-old Victorian home he shares with his husband of a year, Chasten. “You can’t just have an uninterrupted, meteoric rise.”Buttigieg’s dogs, Buddy and Truman, were lounging on hardwood floors as he poured coffee into a mug and settled in at his dining-room table. In a few hours, he would be speaking to a noisy town hall at Washington High School, on his city’s predominantly black west side, where he would be called upon — shouted upon — to answer questions about what the cable networks had variously called ‘Mayor Pete’s Crisis at Home’ and the ‘Nightmare in South Bend’.A week before, a white South Bend police officer, Sgt Ryan … [Read more...] about US presidential candidate Pete Buttigeg: More than a mayor?
More than 20 of the Democratic presidential candidates are hitting the Iowa State Fair this week, where they'll talk with voters and sample the famous fair food. They'll also be addressing fair goers at "The Soapbox," the Des Moines Register's stage at the fair. The contenders will each have 20 minutes to sell their candidacies to the voters in Iowa, by tradition the first nation to hold a nominating contest.Here is the schedule for the Soapbox this week. You can watch the speeches live in the CBSN player above: Thursday, Aug. 812:45 p.m.: Montana Gov. Steve Bullock1:30 p.m.: Former Vice President Joe BidenFriday, Aug. 99 a.m.: Former HUD Secretary Julián Castro10:30 a.m.: Andrew Yang 11:15 a.m.: Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke12 p.m.: Former Rep. John Delaney1:30 p.m.: Marianne Williamson2:15 p.m.: Rep. Tulsi GabbardSaturday, Aug. 109 a.m.: Washington Gov. Jay Inslee 10:30 a.m.: Sen. Kamala Harris11:15 a.m.: Rep. Tim … [Read more...] about 2020 presidential candidates speak at the Iowa State Fair
Democratic presidential candidates are urging caution when it comes to Iran, after Iran shot down a U.S. drone in what the U.S. says is international airspace. Late Thursday night, the president ordered a strike on Iran, but backed off, he said, after learning the likely human toll. Democratic presidential candidates are urging Mr. Trump, who campaigned on getting the U.S. out of wars in the Middle East, to turn to diplomacy rather than aggressive military action. Mr. Trump said the strike he was "cocked and loaded" for -- which he said could have killed 150 people -- was not "proportional" to the drone strike carried out by Iran."Donald Trump promised to bring our troops home. Instead he has pulled out of a deal that was working and instigated another unnecessary conflict. There is no justification for further escalating this crisis—we need to step back from the brink of war," Sen. Elizabeth Warren tweeted late Thursday night, upon news that Mr. Trump had ordered the … [Read more...] about Democratic presidential candidates urge caution on Iran
Democratic presidential candidates condemn Alabama abortion law BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Alabama’s new law restricting abortion in nearly every circumstance has moved one of the most polarising issues in American politics to the centre of the 2020 presidential campaign. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/democratic-presidential-candidates-condemn-alabama-abortion-law-38116629.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/article38116626.ece/6730d/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_66f7034e-57d7-46ca-8145-19f857152e94_1 Email Alabama’s new law restricting abortion in nearly every circumstance has moved one of the most polarising issues in American politics to the centre of the 2020 presidential campaign. The state’s legislation — the toughest of several anti-abortion measures that have passed recently – — prompted an outcry from Democratic presidential candidates, who warned that conservatives were laying the groundwork to undermine … [Read more...] about Democratic presidential candidates condemn Alabama abortion law